Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Saturday, January 26, 2008
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Sunday, January 20, 2008
The last tomatoes to ripen however, the stripey one that's somewhat out of focus in the foreground, are delicious. They have a nice crunch and are super sweet as well as being absolutely gorgeous to look out. Only one problem, do you think I can find the label anywhere? I have no idea what they were called so will have to do some recon on that, together with drying some of the seeds - just in case.
Monday, January 14, 2008
Sunday, January 13, 2008
Thursday, January 10, 2008
Wednesday, January 09, 2008
Sunday, January 06, 2008
Ella enjoyed time with her favourite cousin who is 4 years older than her. We always have tears when she has to leave because Ella misses her just knowing she's going to leave - so gorgeous but so heart breaking at the same time.
Saturday, January 05, 2008
Wednesday, January 02, 2008
The Sanctuary was great - I haven't been there since I was about 8 and my parents now live literally 5 minutes from the front gate. The place was absolutely rammed but it covers so much area that you didn't feel crowded at all. Ella's fave was the platypus, a very strange animal for anyone to see the first time - amazing playful considering how shy they are.
The cake is very unme - store bought nasty icing etc - but forgive me, in 42C weather baking is beyond even me. I'll make up for it Sunday when the family are over for morning tea and I promise it will be more impressive.
For anyone not local - here's one of Ella with some local wildlife. Koalas aren't known for being the friendliest of animals (they spit and bite), but this one, sadly (or thankfully), has gone to a supposedly better place, hence the relaxed pose!
Happy birthday gorgeous small one, I'll think of you most fondly at 11:25pm tonight!
Tuesday, January 01, 2008
Resolutions for this year - find a better balance in life. I, we, often feel that we're never quite achieving everything as we'd like to. With me returning to work it's harder and efforts will be doubled to get things right. 2007 was, I think, one of the hardest. Neither Geoff nor I realised just how much life would change with the increase of our family from 3 to 4. We still try hard to manage the balance between individual needs, couple needs, parental duties and family commitments. I wish I could relax more, not worry about all the have to's and just do the good stuff. I try to get it right, but I feel I fail more often than I succeed. I'm a hard taskmaster though - overly sensitive to my own shortcomings, of which I feel there are many. I wish I could analyse less and enjoy more.