Thursday, February 28, 2008

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Some holiday's pics for you...

The sun is shining today in Palmy but it's been a strange week or so of weather. It's been chilly, lashing with rain, windy and there have been a couple of thunderstorms. We have definetly had more then 1 season most days! The grass is finally beginning to look green again (instead of dead yellow!) after the rain. We are enjoying the summer and I have managed to avoid any serious sunburn so far which is good!

And on to some holiday snaps which I promised weeks ago. I have quite a few up on Facebook but realised that not everyone is on Facebook :-)

This first one is Koh Phi Phi Island in Thailand. We got a ferry from Phuket to Koh Lanta and stopped at Phi Phi for a couple of hours on the way. It was beautiful!
This one is a view of Hong Kong skyscrapers taken from Kowloon Park. Hong Kong was very clean and modern.

And finally, some town houses in Malcescine in Italy. I love the mix of colours and sizes!
We had quite a varied itinerary looking back at these pictures! What a mix of places to visit. We didn't get any scenic pictures in England or Scotland which is a shame but we were busy spending time with friends and family instead and it was dark most of the time we were there!
How comes it already feels like so long ago that we were on holiday?!

Monday, February 11, 2008

An audience with Kate!

It's been brought to my attention that I do, indeed, have an audience (waving to Kelly and to Dad!) so I better do my jolly best to keep posting here!

I spent last weekend up in Auckland with work (Thursday to Sunday) so this week has been spent quietly trying to recover from early starts and long days! Wednesday was a public holiday in New Zealand - Waitangi Day - so we had a nice quiet day and took the dog for a long walk along by the river.

Yesterday (Saturday) we spent doing housework (yuck!) as I have realised we need to have a bit of a clearout. It's not my favourite job (far from it) but it's well overdue! So yesterday we had a clearout in the bedroom and I found pairs of shoes and bags I had forgotton I owned! Which is good as I should be able to get some use out of those for a while and forego the need to buy anything new! We finished yesterday off with a BBQ dinner. We had homemade herb burgers (which are yummy) and BBQd corn on the corn and pineapple with salad and fresh bread!

Today, we had a lazy start and met friends for a coffee. Our plan to have a 2nd BBQ in 2 days was almost scuppered as it's been raining today so we were back to our old style BBQ-ing....

Yep, that's right - BBQing in the garage! I'm sure we have used that BBQ more in the garage then we ever have outside!

We are grateful for the rain though as it's been stinking hot lately and we were in need of some water for the garden.

The tomatoes are coming on well - we've already had a couple and there's a few that should be ready this week...

And one last picture....during Graeme's foraging in the garden he discovered some mysterious grape like berries on a bush behind the lemon tree and we are wondering if they are grapes...
...Dad, any ideas? If you can't view the picture - let me know and I'll email it to you instead!