Thursday, 18 December 2014

Christians graduated

OMG my little man has graduated from primary school and I am so proud of him! Passed all subjects with an A and a couple of Bs thrown in, his teachers praised his efforts all year especially taking on the role of SRC at the start of the year. Here's a couple of happy snaps from the night



My babies


Happy families


Getting his certificate


Peak a boo I see you


Christian and his teacher :)

So we left Christian and went for dinner so he could rock out with his school mates. Caitlyn and I went to Happy gardens and we left so full!


Caitlyn mentioned to the waitress she was pretty, check out our takeaway dishes!



All in all great night :)

Gove anyone...

Sorry for the gaps in posting I am hoping to catch up and post some more pics of what we have been up to but in the interim I'm in Gove or Nhulunbuy for us NT locals lol

The Rio Tinto Refinery announced it was closing in November 2013. As of last night the shut down the steam power station which was the final part of the original plant to close. No alumina had been shipped since August and now they just transport the ore from the ground, across 23 klm of conveyor to the awaiting tankers. The town is empty, it actually feels like a ghost town. It's a former shadow of itself with the population dropping from a buzzing 4500 to just over 1000. Oh how things have changed since my last visit.

Here's a couple of snaps from the hour I spent sight seeing ;-)



The car park at airport


Nhulunbuy


Middle beach





Was a lovely afternoon for a beach walk... Me... I just took photos and jumped back in my air-conditioned car :)

Saturday, 29 November 2014

Coffee anyone..

A big thank you to that special
Person who obviously knows me well enough to get me this cup... Or should I say mug... I can fity entire hand in it๐Ÿ˜œ








Oh Caitlyn... You and your selfies

Well I really don't think I need to say much. I found these on my phone...















You are growing into such a beautiful young lady

OMG Southern Cross Cupcakes are amazing

Well I have found a local lady who makes the most amazing cakes - check out my post about Christians birthday cake :) but through luck I managed to win a dozen cupcakes...

Here is my morning tea.... Coffee and a salted caramel cupcakes... Nommy




They were to die for... Hmmm... I should find a recipe to try ;) there goes my waste line LOL

Loving classes by Anguree

We have a very talented lady here in Darwin who holds classes at our local scrap store "scrap matrix".

She is so talented and loved the class... I learnt so much












Nothing like getting your hands dirty I say!

Final TERRA round

So what better way to end the weekend after a night of MudRacing.... Well bike racing of course :)




Here we are all setup with Craig, Jake and Caitlyn


Thanks to Jake from 1-100 photography for this classic pic of Caitlyn and I


Go the bikes








Jakey in action!!

Great day out with friends and to top it off, we had a sausage sizzle for lunch... Love mah tank

Muddies!!!

Well October has been and that means MUDDYS! And WING DINGS!!!








They "resurfaced" the track in the off season ... Every race needed a recovery... Hope they get it fixed before the next meet...

Truck wash anyone

We have made some new friends through the last couple of months.... One stopped by home and Christian got his hands dirty to earn some extra cash...

Boys and their toys







She looked good when he was done

New hair cut

Well it's been a while since I have done something different and with the state of my hair being brittle and different lengths I decided to get the chop and leave it a little more natural for a couple of months and it feels better already!





Tuesday, 11 November 2014

More creativity

Just another group from my desk...


Close up of details











Some cards created from the card swap over at Chook Scraps















Gunn Point anyone

A group of us decided to head to gunners early September for a play with the jeeps... We have another convert :)

Before we hit the beach


There's me on the phone to Dad on the beach! Happy Fathers Day poppa bear!


The beasts


We found the kitty hawk crash again... Wow that hit hard


Boo!


My girl doing a hill climb... She's a reliable girl


Creeping slowly over the crevasse that was opened up beneath me


Ah beautiful Gunn Point... It never disappoints


Pick the locals LOL


awesome day out as always...