I am so glad to see that even in this age of electronic gadgetry some simple games still exist. Today Doodlebug and MOTH enjoyed a good old-fashioned game of marbles outside and I snuck out to try capturing their fun. It was difficult to see who was getting the most enjoyment out of it.... MOTH is just a big kid after all.........
Saturday, 23 February 2008
First we had our refreshments - water sipped daintily from the little porcelain cups and white marshmallows (2 each.... one for each hand...). When everyone was fed and watered we played games. First up was leap frog and everyone had to participate. The next activity was dancing /jumping on the trampoline for LP and playing around with the camera for me.
Wednesday, 20 February 2008
Friday, 15 February 2008
Tuesday, 12 February 2008
Saturday, 9 February 2008
Friday, 8 February 2008
is on the packet... MOTH and I went out for a date to celebrate our anniversary. He told me to meet him in town and I drove in. As I crossed the Harbour Bridge I thought - again - that Sydney must be the nicest town in the world to commute to. At least coming from our direction. You can cross the bridge and have full views to the city, the harbour, the Opera House. It wasn't bad on a rainy night like Wednesday, and it's spectacular on a sunny day. Having met up, we walked down to Lady Macquarie's Chair where the surprise destination became apparent. We were heading for the St George Open Air Cinema to see the world premiere of "Definately Maybe". (Extra brownie points to MOTH for taking me to a chick flick). I don't have any photos of the event because I managed to leave the camera in the car ("DOH!- moment"), but I will attempt to describe it. For starters the weather was quite severe with a thunderstorm and a downpour of rain but we were issued ponchos, and we had our golf umbrella. After reserving our seats we headed for the food tent whereafter we sat down enjoying our food huddling under the umbrella.
I had brought along a little treat.. I found it at the till in Borders while paying for the anniversary present (a DVD with the second series of "the Eagle") and thought it was perfect. It is a bar of the most delicious dark chocolate from Bloomsberry and although it was worth it for the taste of the chocolate alone, the packaging is what really made it (see picture above). We had the most wonderful views as we sat there watching the movie with the backdrop of the harbour, the city, the bridge, the opera house etc. It stopped raining about halfway through so we were able to pull the hoods down and feel a little less clammy.
Leaving the event afterwards I had a little giggle as I watched the crowd move along into the park in our ponchos, looking like we had all been taking part in some pagan ritual. btw - the movie wasn't bad.
Thursday, 7 February 2008
Wednesday, 6 February 2008
Sunday, 3 February 2008
A. The rules are posted at the beginning
B. Answer the questions about yourself
C. Tag 5 people, let them know in a comment on their blogs that they have been tagged.
What were you doing 10 yrs ago?
10 yrs ago I was living in London, working as a recovery nurse and also doing a one year part-time course at university in nursing research. I was sharing a house with some wonderful people and occasionally had the missionaries over for meals. A Finnish elder by the name of Leppanen came over one time.....
Snacks I enjoy:
Fruit (esp mangoes)
Five things on my to-do list today (actually for tomorrow since I didn't have one today):
1. Remember to send library bags to school with the kids
3. Go with Serena to see her new house
4. A ton of phone calls
Things I would do if I became a billionaire:
2. Buy a house
3. Buy a new car or two....
4. Engage a personal trainer
5. After the personal training has worked off - buy a new wardrobe
6. Buy lots of books!
7. Go on lots of holidays....
3 bad habits:
2. I am not very kind to myself
3. Completely and utterly disorganised
5 places I have lived:
1. Oslo, Norway
2. Lampang, Thailand
3. Chicago, Illinois,
4. London, England
5. Sydney, Australia
Jobs I have had:
1. On the factory floor of a pharmaceutical company
4. Retail - selling water beds
Things people don't know about me: (I have to try hard to find something not already covered in my 100th post.....)
1. I am afraid of the dark (goes back to a very scary movie I snuck out of bed to watch on TV as a child)
2. I used to be athletic... (and you wouldn't know that to see me now....)
3. I turned down a job at McKinsey & Company to become a nurse
4. The hardest thing for me to do is to teach a lesson in RS.
Jordan at theWonderwheel