September 6, 2009

Bargains for the garden

I was doing some grocery shopping this afternoon (boring & mundane) and found seeds for 99c a packet.. So tomorrow the boy and I are going to play in the wood/garden shed and set up the seed trays :)

Then we need to get motivated to re-do the vege garden. So far all we've planted since the fires/summer heat is potatoes and that was only a few weeks back. We've plans to move the vege patch to a spot nearer the water tank to save lugging water up the hill but the plans have yet to eventuate.

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September 5, 2009

On the bike..

So, I've discovered that a fun way to get used to my bike is to chase the boy around our place. Hubby came out and take some pics this afternoon.. I was practising lifting the front tyre off the ground but the camera missed it every time!

We also set up a down a bank into a short/sharp turn and around a tree 'obstacle course' but the camera went flat before we'd done it.. Fun for the whole family anyway :)

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September 4, 2009

Where have I been hiding?

I've been preoccupied with my new bike :)

Last weekend I went to Lysterfield Lake to ride with some other MTB girls. And it was awesome!

I rode things I never thought I would have attempted - down hills, tight(ish) switchbacks and even over logs and off (small) drops. There was plenty of nice single trail :)

I am very appreciative to the girls who were totally supportive and helpful and encouraging and were patient with me as a beginner and didn't seem to mind that I was slow.

We rode 15km all up and I was totally wrecked by the end of it.. but elated at the same time.

Since then I found the below pics (taken by Steveob on the MTBR forums) of singletrack in St Andrews and my first thought was,"That looks like great fun." I think I'm bcoming a real fan :) Hubby is pleased!

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Funhouse Tour - Pink

So we had a girls night out a few weeks back and went to see Pink. Wow! She is an amazing performer; super fit, super flexible, super woman! I can understand how people go more than once to see her concert.

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