March 15, 2009

Ugly lightshades, great night

This is a picture (taken on my phone) of the lights above our table at dinner during the week.

It was hubby & mine 6th anniversary; we sent the boy next door for the evening and headed to the new Indian restaurant in town.

As we are parents we booked for 6:30 and it was still daylight when we arrived.. The decor was very bright, plenty of purple, so it was with some trepidation that I surveyed the menu.

I am pleased to report that my worries were groundless. We had a great evening with fantastic food and attentive service. And as the night grew dark the stark purple was replaced with a more subtle ambience which was quite lovely. It is surprising to find an Indian restaurant equal to anything we've had in the city our here in the 'sticks'. We'll definitely be going back.

We ended the evening with coffee at a cellar door/winery nearby, which was lovely as well, and something we should do more often!
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March 14, 2009

There's a bear in there, and a trampoline as well!

So, the boy has had a fabulous week..

We went to the Play School concert on Thursday and he LOVED it.

The venue is not conducive to photography but here is a pretty cute teapot ;)

I have to say that a majority of the Mums seemed pleased that Alex Papps was one of the presenters :D

On Friday we collected his trampoline off lay by! Set it up Saturday and he didn't seem to care that it was raining :)

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March 6, 2009


Thanks to Liss for tagging me..

The Rules:

1. List these rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog.
3. Tell 7 unspectacular quirks about you.
4. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
5.Link the person who tagged you.
6.Leave a comment for each blogger.
7. Leave a photo of yourself

7 Facts:

1/ I am 33 years old

2/ I am brunette

3/ I have brown eyes

4/ I am 5'2" (hubby is 6'2"!!)

5/ I am a rally navigator

6/ I ride horses

7/ I have been married for 6 years next Tuesday

7 Unspectacular Quirks

1/ I am a recovering arachnophobic (even squished a huntsman all on my own a few weeks back!)

2/ I am scared of heights (I passed up a Sound Relief ticket as it was at the top of the Southern Stand!)

3/ My middle toes are longer than my big toes (and my little toe sits under the next one)

4/ I can pick up things with my feet (see above!)

5/ My favourite holiday is a weekend (or week or more!) away with our camper trailer

6/ I am a board member of the local kinders

7/ I am eating milo with a spoon as I write this

7 tags

Tracy -

Heather -

Katy -

Wen -

Kat -

Kelli -

Tia -

A Pic

This is the most recent pic of me (where you can see my face), it was taken on Christmas Eve!

March 4, 2009

Local stuff

This is main street here in town, I love shopping here. And today was especially nice as people were relaxed and happy after the rain :)

And here is a 'local' we came across on the way home from kinder today.. He's v cute!

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We evacuated from here on Monday night and went to family in the city. This is the boy sitting up with the adults on the balcony at MIDNIGHT!!! He didn't want to miss out on any fun..

Coming from the Yarra Valley to inner Melbourne was a shock - it was noisy and we hardly slept and everytime I opened the door 1 x kid & 2 x dogs tried to escape and by 5 yesterday we’d had enough so headed home.

On the way home I pulled into a park at Lilydale and cried for ages (kid asleep in the back - he was up til midnight). Just tired, weary and over it - just burn us out or f**k off.

After I made it home things felt a bit better, hubby gave me a huge hug & it was quite calm here (less windy than the suburbs) and then it RAINED!!!!

It was bliss to hop into my (gorgeous, new, Christmas gift) Peter Alexander PJs and RELAX last night, listening to the rain on the roof.

We slept in 'til nearly 1o today, the best night sleep I've had since it all started. Here's the PJ's :)

We had 25mm of rain overnight :)) And more today.

And today the fires nearby are officially listed as CONTAINED for the first time in nearly a month; and it has been a loooong 3 and a half weeks...
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