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Thursday, October 30, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
We set up house in fantastic time. Flip a lid here, shake a canvas there and hey presto...that's where you're living for the next three days. Not bad. And nice and roomy inside too.
So now it was time to explore our gorgeous surrounds. We set up quite near to the access point to the National Park's walks and trails. The particular walk we followed, went along the edge of the nearby creek through the valley. Nothing could go wrong by following a path...right? Tell that to Liam. As the kids excitedly skipped through the bush and raced along the path, (there were five kids in all), I cautiously yelled to them to slow down before one of them tripped and fell down the five metre embankment to the river below. I was just being an overly protective Mum...right? These kids were carefully watching their steps. Well, most of them were.
Liam lost his shoe. Don't ask how that happened. I have no idea. So, he decide to follow his shoe down the slope. Except, unlike his shoe, which stopped halfway down the slope, Liam kept going...and going. Just as his legs hit the water, he grabbed hold of a tree branch over-hanging the deeper water and held on tight. Actually, he held on like it was the last thing he was ever going to do. Panic set in!
As we got back to camp we noticed a goanna wandering the grounds, looking for scraps of food. I lifted Ethan up to show him the "big lizard" and warn him about trying to catch it. Well, what else would little boys try to do?
And the kids did some more bike riding until... Tahlia's accident. See post below.
The water here was crystal clear. An amazing colour that couldn't really be captured on film. It was a nice respite from the chaos at the camp site! LOL!!
The only thing was...The water was freezing!! Here are the kids tentatively trying out the depths.
I love the way they are all holding their arms up, like it was going to make a difference!!
So, the day that had started off nice, and had a rough part in the middle, ended on a lovely note.The next morning after another comfortable night's sleep, although it was also a little bit cooler after the first, (but that could have been due to Mark stealing the blankets in the middle of the night. Don't deny it. You did!!), we woke to... you guess it. Disaster!!
Some (let me put the words down while clenching my teeth) low-life, stole our tow bar off the back of our vehicle. I mean, here we are... a long way from most places that are open on a Sunday, with a camper trailer, that we have to find a way of getting home with. WHO does that sort of thing!!!
Thanks goes to our neighbour's wonderful father, who made the trip up to the hinterland to bring his tow bar and helped us out immensely! Mwah, mwah! Thanks again Peter.
Nothing else could surely go wrong now...right? I mean, we were at the end of our three day, restful break!!
At least we're at the point where we can laugh about it. Will we go camping again? Well, we are talking about it. Maybe we've shaken out all the gremlins from the machine with this one trip and it will be smooth sailing from now on? Surely we're owed that much!! LOL!! Perhaps we will go to the beach next time... Hmmmm. Might have to think this one through just a little bit more!
Thank goodness for the scenic route home!
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Anyway, Tahlia and I had a good time regardless. We had some Mother/Daughter time with eight other young ladies from her class!
This was one of my favourite things. I think these are sooo cool!
Tahlia had a go at riding the bike and seeing how the skeleton works while doing it. You can see (very faintly) the skeleton in the glass box beside her.
She also liked the illusions area. A lot of the kids had heaps of fun in this section.
And then of coarse there was lunch outside...
After this big day, I wonder if we might have been better off across the road, at the Craft Fair. I'm pretty sure I know where I wished I could have been! I'm sure nobody would have missed one little group of children....
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
I am experimenting with a few different things at the moment. My friend Elise uses a lot of distressing in her work and I thought that I would give it a go. I'm not sure that it shows too well here in the photo, but it certainly started to be distressing for me, as I started cutting the paper...and discovered that I didn't know what I was doing! Lol!! Oh well. Live and learn.
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Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Layout Out For Publication!!!
Monday, October 13, 2008
The wisteria climbing over the arbour... I am eagerly waiting for signs of flowers appearing on this one...
And busy feet, ready to run away and play...
Sunday, October 12, 2008
My layout above, is the Project of the Week over at ScrapTherapy! It was the second lovely surprise for me this week! Head on over there, especially if you like challenges thrown your way!!
Day three of rain here...but we're not complaining! Greenest drought on record! hehehe...
Saturday, October 11, 2008
A teal, orange and cream colour scheme on white cardstock, although some of the orange stuff has photographed yellow! Ethan was being cheeky and stuck his dirty feet up in the air and told me to look at his ten piggies! I thought this was very funny as it came quite out of the blue and it's moments like this that scream out to be scrapped!
Thursday, October 9, 2008
It was so lovely to get this in the post Lorraine. A very nice surprise indeed, so thank-you for thinking of me. Mark quite enjoyed seeing it too! And I have since devoured every page in the mag! Lol! Miss you. xx