Hi all, I’d somehow missed the visit to Kryal Castle, but it looks like you had heaps of fun!! Been a while since we went, and we will definitely have to take Jules along next time we’re down that way.
A lot has been happening. So much, in fact, that I haven’t found the time (and energy) to document it — our “long way home” has taken an unexpected turn with a new job and life in Canberra.
Last night we had dinner with Dee’s brother Chris, who is in Melbourne for work, at a trendy Smith St café/restaurant called Gigibaba — expensive but delicious! We picked him up around 4 and headed into Collingwood, stopping oh-so-briefly at a skate shop on Brunswick St to buy some bitchin’ baby threads … strange, but once you get past the boards and rolling gear at the front there’s a little “kids” section at the back, featuring some very cool stuff from Paul & Paula: hoodies with dinosaur heads or sharks, cool little jeans.
A Southern Yellowjacket Queen - Opo Terser It started one morning — Dee came out to find a bunch of dead wasps in the sink, with a whole lot more (alive) outside the kitchen window.
Dee’s solution to an escaping puppy – the fence to end all fences. We even have a gate! Using the treated pine posts that used to be the dog yard (and which Jared and I ripped up last time he was visiting), we’ve dug holes and wired up some proper dog-fencing.
A couple of weeks ago, Lucy jumped her fence while we were out and went wandering off down the road. When we realised she was no longer in the backyard, I went walking up Baker Street following the sounds of barking, and found her a few houses up where they keep Rottweiler pups — indeed, they’d locked her in their backyard and left a note on our door but she’d managed to escape again.
After a torrential downpour last night, it looks to have cleared up nicely for Isaac’s birthday in the park. We’re running late, of course – after the work Christmas dinner on Friday night and an Audrey Tatou movie on Samedi, I was wiped out this morning.
From Dee on Facebook: Thank you all my lovelies for the birthday wishes, I feel much loved! :). I had a brilliant day, slept through the night with Jules, fab present from Glenn accompanied by mud cake for breakky, shopping then lunch at chaddy, then back home to find flowers on my door step (thanks big sis) topped off with pizza and my fav wii game DaBlob2.
It feels like it has been a long week this week; I suspect that all the weeks between now and Christmas will feel progressively longer, unfortunately, until we finally breach 2012 (at which point the months will fly by once again — time is relative, but perception more so).