Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Wordless Wednesday

A Moranbah Diamond - Found only in the Moranbah area from Goonyella/Riverside Mine to the Peak Downs Highway, this quartz crystal is a true gem. It has a hardness of 7 to 7.5 (topaz = 8 and diamond = 10). Due to the iron content in the 'cooking' process this gem has a clarity far superior to that of a normal quartz crystal.

I know it's meant to be wordless - but Nito came home with a Moranbah diamond!!

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

What Year Do You Belong In??

You Belong in 1952

You're fun loving, romantic, and more than a little innocent. See you at the drive in!

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Skaterboy has his Learners!!

Well finally our Skaterboy has got his Learners. So now he can learn to drive!!! Although he could have obtained his learners when he turned 16 1/2, he didn't. I am actually relieved that he didn't get it that early as most boys are quite immature at that age (some never change I know!!). So anyway the rules in Queensland change from 1 July 2007, so that was his motivation to get his Learners prior to that date.

So this boy will soon be on a road near you!!

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Photo Hunters #21 - Shiny

So this is our shiny summer sky - although we are in winter at the moment. I love those days when you just lie in the grass and look up - taking time to appreciate everything around you. Yep it's only the sky, but it's amazing - to me anyways!!!

Enjoy your weekend!

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Monday, June 18, 2007

Food on Sunday

Today we seemed to partake in lots of food activities (well I call them food activities), we (more precisely I) ate alot today. We took a walk down to our local lake and there were some markets, so I bought some fruit - started the day well. Ballerina enjoyed the watermelon on our walk home:

After that we went to KFC for lunch (very unhealthy I know). Then spent the afternoon celebrating a friends 43rd birthday and of course there was party food!!

We ended the day eating home made pizzas with friends - for me, home made makes them healthy.

Although we did cover them with plenty of cheese, marinated chicken and pizza base - they were delicious!!

Enjoy your food er I mean week!!

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Which City do you belong in?

You Belong in Rome

You're a big city soul with a small town heart
Which is why you're attracted to the romance of Rome
Strolling down picture perfect streets, cappuccino in hand
And gorgeous Italian people - could life get any better?

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Photo Hunters #20 - Hair

For some reason I took a photo of the HAIR that Ballerina had cut off back in March. So it seems appropriate that I use it for this weeks Photo Hunt. I didn't take a before shot - she had about 6inches cut off!! It made such a difference and she loved it!!

Happy weekend!

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Public Holiday Monday

Yesterday, 11 June, we had a public holiday. The weather was perfect. We managed to get to the movies to see Pirates of the Caribbean - At Worlds End, after taking a walk around our local lake. We had a great day!!!

One of those shots you take of yourself!


Nito and myself.

Our local lake.

So with these memories we go back to work today - ooohhhhh!!!

Enjoy your week.

Monday, June 11, 2007

The Car fits in the garage

Even though we have moved a few times over the last couple of years we still seem to gather 'junk'. During this move to our new home, the 'junk' was put in the garage, until we found the time to sort through it. Well Nito spent this last weekend sorting through everything and has made room for the car to go in the garage:



Enjoy your week!

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Happy Birthday and our first roast!!!

Last night we celebrated my Aunts birthday in style, by cooking our first roast in our new oven, in our new house!!!

Ready to be cooked - mmmmmmmmm roast pork!

In it goes!

Ballerina can't wait - the roast was beautiful!!

Cake afterwards!

Chatting in the kitchen!

We had a lovely night!!

Saturday, June 09, 2007

Photo Hunters #19 - Shoes

Since we have moved into our new house and we currently still have dirt all around the house - the rule is SHOES off before you come inside!

Big SHOES for big feet!!

Enjoy your weekend.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Rain, Rain and more rain

Overnight we have had the most rainfall since July 2005. A total of 61mm fell around the Gold Coast area that we call home. We so desperately need it and it is falling over our catchment areas. Thank goodness.

The downside for us is that we have not had our landscaping done yet around our beautiful new home. So our backyard now looks like this:

The pictures don't really show how much water is lying around, I took them very early this morning - still dark - the concrete structure is our pool, yet to be completed.

Our rainwater tank is filling up though and that's a good thing.

The forecast is for more rain over the next couple of days.

I'll have to get out my gumboots!!

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Puppy Love?

So today when I arrived home from work, just enough time to get ready for my dance class - I noticed this on our kitchen bench:

The culprit:

I can think of 100 reasons why I don't love him at the moment!

Puppy love indeed!!

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Countries we have visited

It's a big world out there - we have plenty of travelling left to do!!

Photo Hunters #18 - Art

Hello everyone - I have missed the last couple of Photo Hunters while we have been moving house. But we are finally in - yeah. Over the next couple of weeks I will show you around our home. How do you make a house a home - lots of love of course and our photos for this week are of Ballerinas beautiful Art work that she has been doing over the last 12 months. They wil be hung very soon and will make a plain wall look very homely!!

Enjoy your weekend!