Sunday, August 31, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
I bought myself some tulips the other day, just cause...just cause they reminded me of our wedding and that makes me smile, just cause I was feeling a bit blue and I knew seeing them on my kitchen table would cheer me up and just cause tulips remind me of spring and I'm way ready for spring. I'm tired of feeling cold in my house. I'm not sure if it's the same here as Canada, but at home, when the tulips come out in the stores, spring has sprung. If the tulips aren't a sign that spring is here, I think the geckos that are back, around our outdoor lights each evening are! Plus, it's definitely been warmer at night and first thing in the morning. Yup, I think the subtle signs of a Brisbane spring are in full swing. Won't be long and we'll be complaining about the heat;) In the meantime, I'll just enjoy my tulips. I love tulips.
Monday, August 25, 2008
They are having a Canadian Film Festival at the end of the month! I wonder if it would be worth going back for...?
Then we headed to Lake Baroon Dam, which is the lake that the towns are by, to have a picnic. It was pretty there but a little chilly!
AND we had to eat very quickly because the Kookaburras were mean! Steve had just taken his chicken leg out and put it on his plate, when a big one came swooping in, landed right on his plate and took his entire chicken leg! It then proceeded to beat the leg on the tree to get the meat off the bone. We didn't even see him coming! We did see them after that, however...we had 3 eyeing us the whole time we were eating! We kept a close eye on them too and needless to say, it wasn't a very relaxing picnic for me, the bird disliker!
It really was a very pretty town...gorgeous country views...
This little building is Montville's state school...I'm thinking there might be 2 classrooms, maybe 3...I love that! I'm not sure that kids that grow up there would though...
Montville was just adorable...very cute shops...
Surprisingly, I didn't really buy anything (except for a cow bell because, well, I love cow bells!)but really enjoyed looking and got some inspiration and ideas for a few things that I would like to make for Christmas.
In other news, I've started making some stuff for Christmas! I know it seems early, but it's really not when you have heaps to make and get mailed to Canada by December! Plus, to be honest, it feels more like Christmas now than it will when it's closer to December, so I feel really inspired to make some stuff while it's still a little chilly! I went over to Clo's house on Sunday evening and did some crafting with her and had a great time chatting, creating and sipping tea...time really flies when you do that stuff...so much fun! I can't show you what I'm making because well, you might be getting it for Christmas, but here's a photo of my crafting table, where I was working...
That's all for now! I'm missing everyone like crazy lately, so if you're reading this, take a minute and leave me a comment, pleeeease...I'd LOVE to hear from you!:)
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Monday, August 18, 2008
Jeff wanted something that had a lot of bouldering, so we decided on Mt. Beerwah. Unfortunately, there was a rock slide there and the trail was closed so we decided on Mt Tibrogargan. Well.....there was a lot of bouldering to say the least....It was an interesting/scary as hell hike/climb.
Experienced climbers? Whatever....
Over all it was a fantastic hike. It scared the hell out of me, but it was fun. I'll post some of Dan's pics once I get them.