Saturday, December 10, 2011

The Six Months From Hell

To say that your life can be turned upside down in the blink of a moment is so true. But this last six months seems to be a series of many moments that have meant that this blog site is really, really neglected.

There have been good times....a trip to Thailand and a trip for a family wedding to Tasmania in September.

And there have been bad. No, I'm not seriously ill, although have been diagnosed with a form of arthritis that means that I'm on prednisone for the long term. There is hope that it will disappear after a couple of years, but who knows. Apparently, I am very young to suffer from it. Just my luck!

There have been family issues as well, but that's not my story to tell. Needless to say, the stress has been huge. If you are still here after all of this time then I thank you for your loyalty. I don't know if I'll be posting regularly. I'm going back to work full time in 2012! Scary and probably crazy given the arthritis (but now it's under control I do feel like a new woman....and have not had one migraine since I've been medicated. The migraines plagued me for years and I thought it was a post script of glandular fever back in the early 90s. Now I know!)

I have thought long and hard about deleting my blog but decided not to. I love my blog list and refer to it often to visit fabulous fellow-bloggers. I am thinking of turning comments off soon though.

So thanks again for all of your loyalty. Maybe I will be able to get in here and post more will just depend on time and my energy levels! Wish me luck!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

In Memory

In memory of all of those who died on 9/11. May they rest in peace. And may their families be comforted by the fact that people around the world never forget them!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Not Hijacked Anymore!

Some nasty little bug got into a gadget that I had on the side of my page and infected my site! Not happy! Unfortunately, the host gadget had to be deleted but page is back up and running!

Despite all of this, I don't have too much to report! Life continues as normal....or as normal as it normally is!
In the meantime, enjoy the fancy page that was in my nanna's cookbook! It's an ad for an old Brisbane department store, Bayards! I have vague memories of Bayards being around when I was a very very little girl. Each week, my mother would do a trip to the city to do her shopping.

In those days, the suburban shopping centres were few and far between and the city offered great choice for the astute housewife.....apparently! Often, we kids were left to fend for ourselves amongst the dangers of other generation x bubs in the Brisbane City Hall Kindergarten! Apparently, I loved it there! Mum would scuttle across King George Square, in the days when it was actually topped with real, green grass (boo to those politicians who got rid of it!) and make her way with my brother's pram and all, up the rather shaky elevator to the place that offered her a few hours of delightful, child-free shopping! Who could blame her??!

Brisbanites reading this would probably also join in memory searching with me to reminisce on the other city delights of our child-growing years: Coles cafeteria where you actually had to pay to go to the toilet. Lining up in Woolworths, a few doors up. A Queen Street filled with cars. McDonald and East....the other BIG department store. Just to name a few!

I must say that I do love the fashions of the newspaper clipping. Bayards were obviously up with the times, too....they did mail order! If they were around these days, they would no doubt be doing on-line ordering. It makes you wonder though....what will our kids be remembering in 30 years time!

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Remember That Pie

Do you remember the Palm Island Pie recipe that I posted a few weeks ago? It has inspired me! Not only did I attempt to reproduce it, lovingly as my nanna would have done, but I've also started a side blog! Yes, you read right... a side blog!

This blog is an attempt by me to (hopefully) recreate one recipe each week from my nanna's collection. It should be fun! I feel like one of those 60s cooking ladies....Julia Childs, eat your heart out! Lol!

No doubt I will have hits and failures and I will probably have weeks where posting seems like torture but I hope you'll stay with me while I pay homage to my nanna and her fabulous retro recipes!

To see my first recipe post....the outcome of the Palm Island below:

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Slow Cooker Thai Inspired Potato Soup Recipe

It's been a while since I posted a slow cooker recipe. So, in keeping with my recent trip to Thailand, here is a very yummy Thai Inspired Potato Soup that I had cut from a magazine years ago and have now adapted for the slow cooker. I hope you enjoy!


1/2 bunch fresh coriander

1 clove garlic, crushed

1 teaspoon crushed ginger

grated rind and juice of 1/2 lemon

1/2 teaspoon Thai curry paste (I used a green curry paste)

2 cups chicken stock (or vegetable stock for vegetarians)
425 ml can coconut milk (I used lite)
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp sweet chilli sauce
1 tsp sugar

3 cups peeled and chopped potatoes

chopped and roasted peanuts to serve


1. Chop stems of coriander and place in slow cooker with garlic, ginger, lemon rind, curry paste and potatoes. Add lemon juice and rind, stock, sauces and sugar to slow cooker pot.

Cook on low for 6-8 hours.

2. About 15-20 minutes prior to serving, use a blender to blend all cooked ingredients from slow cooker.

Return to slow cooker pot and add tinned coconut milk. Stir. Let warm in slow cooker for a few minutes.

3. Serve in bowls with fresh coriander leaves and crushed nuts for garnish.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Sunshine On A Cooking Day!

On the weekend, I raided my mother's recipe cupboard in search of old recipes of my grandmother's for one of my children's school project. I knew that my mother had managed to salvage the recipe books from the rubbish after my grandmother had passed, but I'd never really had the time to investigate her find.

What I discovered was a treasure trove of tidbits from the 50s and 60s that any housewife of the era would have been proud of!

My grandmother was a pretty amazing woman who had a pretty interesting life. She was born to Irish immigrants in Queensland but was put into an orphanage at a young age. After leaving the orphanage, she worked for the famous Brisbane Archbishop, James Duhig on his kitchen staff until she met my grandfather (in church, naturally!), married him and ended up having eight children! My memories of her were always of her cooking in her kitchen.....ensuring that we all knew that great Irish Catholic hospitality when we visited!

So back to her amongst the many pages of the books that she had handwritten were many different recipes and bits and pieces that she'd cut out of magazines and kept. One of these was the Golden Circle recipe for Palm Island Pie. I couldn't resist taking a photo of it and am sending a big shout out to Fun & VJs as this recipe works beautifully with her pineapple inspired cooking theme! This recipe, as you can see from the photo, is pretty retro swish these days!

So in the interests of sharing the recipe love, I've taken a photo of the recipe for you all to have a try of. I am yet to have a go of it, but that is on my 'to do' list!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Please Vote For My Niece-In-Law

My niece-in-law, Bianca, has been lucky enough to become a finalist in the Ultimate Ford Focus Competition. Currently, she is running fourth.....being pipped by three blokes for the lead. So, in the interests of fair competition and girl power, I'm asking you to rock on over to the voting site via the link below and hit the 'vote' button next to Bianca's picture! Don't forget to secretly fist pump the air in front of your computer after you've done so and sing 'Go Bianc' to send her the sweetest vibes for success ever (not to mention the fact that you'll feel great for having done such a good turn!).

You can vote once a day, every day, until the end of the competition. If she ends up being the winner, she gets to keep the car so that she can drive those gorgeous little cherubs around to their various kindy dates until they are old enough to say, 'Gee thanks Mum, you drive us everywhere!'

Here is the voting link:

And don't forget to follow her on facebook, via the link on her voting page!

Go Bianc!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

My Town!

This is not just a testimony to the beauty of gorgeous city lights on a cold winter's night but also to the commitment of a mother (!) who braved the cold to pick son and his girl friend (yes, he has a girl friend!) up from the other side of town so they could see the latest Harry Potter movie together! And who just happened to be waiting for said son and his girl friend to arrive at car and was admiring the view! Total mother-love, if you ask me!!!

(PS...pic taken on my iphone!)

Saturday, July 16, 2011

A Little Inspiration

I am so not a photographer, but as I was waiting for Miss Eleven to finish her netball training, I couldn't help but admire the sunset in the side mirror of my car. So I outed my iphone and here you have it! I love the way that it's like one car looking at another! Hmmmm...maybe there is hope for my very sad skills yet!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Oh Thailand!!!

Karon Beach (above) and some temples at Chalong (below)
Tuk-tuks everywhere!
The fruit was huge. These lychees sit next to an Australian 50 cent piece:
The view from our resort room:
We rode the elephant on the right. Thai people look after their elephants cause they are a huge source of income for them!
The Big Buddha overlooks Phuket Town and many of the Phuket beaches. As you can see, it was still under some construction on our visit!
Chicken Pad Thai that we had in Patong.
My holiday is complete and I firstly have to apologise for not posting earlier. The reason....I discovered that you cannot post from you iPhone! Go figure!

So, five days in Phuket just goes too quickly, I've discovered! Firstly, you have to get over the approx 9 hour flight, then settle into a culture that is so completely different, yet so familiar in many ways.
For the uninitiated, Phuket is situated on the south-west coast of Thailand and is famous for its fabulous beaches and laid-back lifestyle....the perfect mix for a couple of laid-back Aussies!

Perhaps the biggest point of interest, to my mind is the complex mix of eastern and western cultures. On the one hand, you have amazing Buddhist temples, Asian-style rooftops, mopeds and tuk-tuks and all sorts of gourmet, spicy smells as you walk along the main street.....and on the other, you have 3 storey shopping centres, high rise buildings and McDonalds (along with other multinational companies) everywhere.
Our days in Phuket were very filled. We spent a great deal of time exploring, walking the beach and main street, eating the local food, riding in taxis, tuk-tuks and on hired mopeds, visiting sights like Big Buddha, Chalong Temple etc and shopping, shopping, shopping! Each day, we returned to the resort for an afternoon swim (temps were around 31 degrees each day so completely comfortable!), sipped cocktails by the pool and rested. What a life! If only, I could do it all the time!

My favourite things about Thailand were:

* The people. They are the sweetest, gentlest people around!

* The food. I have always loved Thai food and enjoyed savouring 'the real stuff'.
* Fruit. Walking into the fruit section of the supermarket here is depressing after visiting Thailand and tasting exotic fruits like dragon fruit, mangosteen, rambutans, lychees the size of golf balls, sweet pines, papaya, melons and cheap cheap bananas!

* The costs. One Australian dollar equalled about 30 baht so everything was cheap, cheap, cheap! My favourite cost-saving Cornetto ice-cream was 25 Baht.....less than $1 for something that we often pay around $4 for! Needless to say, I had to sample this saving every single day of my visit!

* The weather. The locals say that there are 2 seasons in and wet! Luckily, we got hot but no wet!

* Fantasea. Phuket's famouse elephant cabaret show. It's big, cheesy and costly (in terms of everything else) but something you have to see once to appreciate.

* Mopeds. We hired one for the day for about $8.50. I don't think I've laughed more in years than I did that day! It was soooo much fun!

* Resort living. Resorts in Thailand can be cheap but still be clean and comfortable. We stayed in one of those big chain resorts in Karon Beach and loved it. There's nothing like having someone clean your bathroom, make your bed and serve your breakfast every day.

* Thai bargains. Thailand is famous for a number of of which is silk.....and shopping for amazing Thailand goods is so much fun.

* Thai massages. In Australia, you pay up to au$100 for a good one hour massage, depending on where you go. I had a one hour plus massage in Thailand for au$10! Spot the difference!
* Patong. You haven't lived until you investigate Patong on an evening and enjoy the sights....including the very steam y Bangla Road.
* Buddhas. Everywhere you go, offerings to Buddha are everywhere. It's so interesting to learn about other's beliefs and appreciate them!

* Duty free. I bought make-up duty free that was a third of the price of what we pay in Australia. God bless duty free!

* Medicine. In Thailand, unlike Australia, you do not have to have a doctor's prescription for anitbiotics. I found this out when I thought I was getting an ear infection. The pharmacy regulates these. So much more sensible than clogging up doctor's time with simple medical issues.

* Markets. I'm going to put this in the 'beware' section, too. While there are issues associated with market shopping, you can get some fabulous things for small prices!

* Elephants. Yes, we rode one! And yes, they are amazing!

Things you need to note if you are going to Thailand (ie...the 'beware' section):

* Hagglers! They are everywhere! In markets, on the street. Everywhere! Most of them are polite and respectful but some are down-right rude and don't deserve business! And by the 400th haggler, you probably won't be feeling that cross-cultural relations are at a prime, either!

* The smell. We were told that the 2004 Tsunami damaged sewerage under the ground that could never be fixed. Regardless, there is a definite sewerage odour as you walk along the street.

* The footpaths. Or read: What footpaths?? They are cluttered with tables, chairs, goods, people, etc etc, so that you end up walking on the road. And often, if there is a footpath, beware cause you are most likely going to trip over something (including the uneven concrete).

* 'Thai belly'. We'd heard many scary stories of food poisoning in Thailand. Luckily, we didn't suffer from any but we were super vigilant about what we ate and where!

* The water. You cannot drink Thai water. That was ok cause we often buy bottled water anyway, but not being able to brush my teeth under a running tap drove me nuts!

* The 'drive'. 9 hours plus (via Bangkok) is such a long time!

Travelling to Thailand was such an amazing experience. As you can see, the positives far far outweigh the negatives. Would I go back? You betcha! In fact, I can't wait for next time!

Friday, June 17, 2011


No, I haven't fallen off the face of the earth!

Yes, I am still here but have been very busy with work commitments!

Now that that is over for a while, I'm free to blog again. But that's not the only surprise! My husband (not normally the organiser of surprises!) decided that our wedding anniversary was a good time to give me a huge surprise! Knowing how full-on life has been lately, he sprung a massive surprise present on me!

So it seems that next week I am once again joining the jet set lifestyle and will be sunning myself on the above beach...among many others...without a care in the world!

Oh, and did I happen to mention that grandparents are fabulous people who agree to mind your children while you are enjoying said lifestyle!

I can't wait!

(Image courtesy of here:

Friday, May 20, 2011

Creature Features!

Another interesting creature to venture into my house. This not-so-little fella decided to take up residence on the plant that I have sitting on my window sill, over my kitchen sink. There are many who would run a mile at the sight of him but I decided to put on my big brave face in front of the kids so that they would not know that on the inside I was panicking just a little!

Saturday, April 30, 2011

A Right Royal Celebration!

Monarchist or republican, I don't think it mattered yesterday when the entire world celebrated the Royal Wedding! It was such a nice change from seeing death and devastation on our television sets!

So, to celebrate (and have an excuse for something a bit out of the ordinary!), we decided to have our own little Royal Wedding Dinner!

Firstly, I dressed the table. Not particularly regal but with a couple of special touches!

These included a couple of London double decker buses (direct from our trip there last year) and some kissing love birds who we've named Wills and Kate!

The entree was a plate of canapes......smoked salmon, cream cheese and fennel on one and cream cheese and sun dried tomatoes on the other!
On the menu for mains was Dear Husband's speciality....Oyster Soup Rockefeller.....accompanied by herb bread and an extremely fine bottle of grape drink plonk from Coles (the kids love this stuff and it was pink so all the better!)
Dessert was particularly successful.....Berry Chiffon topped with a fresh strawberry. As you can see, the effect was very nice!
Naturally, we were completely full at the end and retired into the media room to view the live telecast of how the real royals do it! My only complaint was that I could not find a crown in any shop anywhere for us to wear! They seemed to be all sold out. Go figure!

The whole evening was heaps of fun (despite my children being completely fussy in their eating!) but was followed up by the inevitable scourge...the washing up! If only we had a few maids to wait on our dishes at the end, too!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Happy Easter

I am a little late in posting this, but for all of you who are still reading my blog, hope that your Easter was fabulous.

As well, I hope that all Aussies and New Zealanders today had a restful and reflective ANZAC Day. Usually, I write a lot more. This year, I'm not! Such is life!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Easter Holidays and a Trip To GOMA!

For the uninitiated, GOMA is short for the Gallery of Modern Art, situated on Brisbane's Southbank cultural precinct. During the January school holidays, I had promised to take Miss Eleven to visit there as a) we'd heard that it was fantastic and b) it was free!!! Unfortunately, the week we had planned to go was so rained out that that entire area flooded and everything shut down until the waters no GOMA visit!

Fast forward to the Easter holidays and no floods meant that we could go! And what a fun time it was! Not only was it very hands-on and child-friendly but there was something of interest there for kids and adults alike! Unfortunately, there were a few queues (nothing compared to our Europe trip though!) but the exhibits were well worth it!

My favourite was the finches exhibition and the 'First Jobs' pictures! I hope you enjoy my little iphone montage of our day! Miss Eleven loved the balloon room despite the hour's wait!
The exhibition finishes next week so we are probably one of the last people in Brisbane to go! But it was fantastic fun and very much recommended!

The white brick construction table:

Wall of posters? Messages? Not sure:
I loved this retro and interesting:
Down the slide to the GOMA exit!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Brisbane Planetarium and Botanical Gardens

I took this when doing my motherly duty and volunteering as a parent helper for my daughter's class excursion. No, it wasn't to the planetarium proper, but to the surrounding Botanical Gardens. At one point, when I was just about to drop, I sat down and looked across to the imposing Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium building and just couldn't resist getting out my phone for a picture!

(And yes, I have worked out another way to get my iphone photos onto my computer! I have no idea why it wouldn't work the old way!)

Friday, April 8, 2011

I Am Not Ignoring You!!

Life is hectic so this is one of those 'excuse posts' for why I haven't posted!

1. My pictures won't load from my iPhone to the computer! No idea why! It's so annoying cause I have a gorgeous picture or two to!

2. We got carpet laid! Anyone who has done this will be taking sympathy on me about now! It was a whole weekend of moving the furniture of half of our house! What a job! Boxes and boxes of important items/junk/crap....along with the furniture....had to be moved out of five rooms and stored into 2 rooms! It was a nightmare and I still cannot get my car in the garage as my kids decided to store some of their belongings there and it is a standoff as to who puts it back!

3. Work! I know, we all blame work....but I have worked a few extra days know the rest!

4. High school interviews. Can you believe that my baby is going to high school interviews? She has another 18 months to wait, but after sitting through interviews, waiting on offers and taking up an acceptance, she is counting down!

5. Children who have a social life that is better than mine......enough said!!!

6. The study renovation! As I type this I am actually sitting in it....although it's not finished! More on that to come!

7. Sport...the netball season has begun and that takes out our Saturday mornings again.

8. Running to doctors. I was sick with swollen, aching joints. I went to doctor...had blood test...went back to doctor....went to specialist....went for another blood test....went back to doctor....went for another blood test.....went back to doctor is a virus! They have no idea what but it mimicked arthritic symptoms and was very painful. I'm on the mend now and my blood levels are returning to normal! Phew!

9. Ok, I'm at a loss about here....but you get my drift! I've been busy!

I am hoping to have pics etc up soon! Right now, I am off to pick up my teenager who is currently enjoying himself at a Good Charlotte concert!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Wired For Power!

It's amazing what catches your eye while you are sitting and waiting for your daughter's netball training to finish!

It's also amazing how we live around these huge man made structures and they just tend to blend into the environment.

Oh and did you notice the left-overs of that pretty sunset. If only I'd thought to drag my phone out a few minutes before!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Miss Eleven The Artist

Miss Eleven has been doing an art class. Last year, it was on Thursday afternoons, this year she is doing the painting class on Saturdays. I wanted to share with you her latest work because I think (unashamedly bias, I admit but that's a mother's privilege!) that it's great! Can you spot the wolf and the frog that she has painted in? Kudos to her teacher as well, who is obviously inspiring the artist within my child!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

B'gosh and B'gora It's St Patrick's Day!

Happy St Patrick's Day to all of you who, like me, enjoy honouring the Irish blood that flows through your veins!

For me, it's a couple of generations great grandparents to be precise, but their courage in the face of adversity and adventure meant that their descendants now live, not amongst rolling green valleys and castle-topped hills but rather grey-green, gum tree riddled bushland and fabulous white beaches! If only they could see now what their hard work has resulted in!

I should also add that 19 years ago tonight, I first met my husband. So I guess that is another reason to mark the day as significant!

To celebrate tonight we had Colcannon for dinner - an Irish potato and cabbage dish. Ok, apparently it's traditionally a Halloween dish but I reason that their Halloween is in Autumn and it's Autumn here now so.....meh!

This is my little effort, topped off with a bit of meat. I must say though that it was obviously meant to pack a few pounds onto the hips in preparation for the on-coming winter....cause it's soooo full of food that is way too yummy!!!!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Iphone City Pix

Here is my city....taken from Coronation Drive on my iphone (Hey, I don't profess to be a photographer but I do enjoy playing around with Hipstamatic)! Gotta love an iphone! This road was all underwater a few weeks ago!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Support A Queensland Flood-Affected Business!

Last week it was my birthday. Next week it is Dear Husband's birthday. To celebrate, we dumped the kids on their grandparents (yay for grandparent babysitting when the 'rents - as the Superteen likes to refer to us - need some hard-to-come-by time off!) and headed out to tea.

I decided to surprise Dear Husband and booked a restaurant without telling him where. All today he has been trying to guess where the mystery dinner would be. We ended up going to Lure Restaurant at the Coro Hotel. This was for two reasons....firstly, I'd been there before and thought it was ok and secondly, I am of the total belief that we need to support Queensland businesses who are trying to recover from being flooded.

Ok, this is slightly personal as, if you are a regular reader to my blog would realise, that Dear Husband's work also went underwater. Like every other business in the same position, they are slowly recovering but every little bit of support is greatly appreciated.

Our Lure meal was delicious. I have taken a photograph of the scrumptious dessert so that you can understand why I think I've put on a few kilograms over the last few hours! The only hint of flood devastation was that the car park lift was not working and we had to walk up the easily accessible car park ramp.

After dinner we walked around the block and onto Coronation Drive. As we walked we tried to imagine the whole area being underwater. All we can say is that the immense clean up has been worth looks almost as good as new!

PS...I think I've finally fixed the small picture problem! Yayyy!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Queensland Creepies!

One of the joys of living where we do is that home 'visitors' are common. Our back yards are full of interesting creatures....some cute and some not so cute! While I do love checking out the native fauna, this little girl was a little scary. She is one of the biggest red back spiders that I've ever seen!

Before Christmas, we bought a new outdoor table setting. Thinking that we were very trendy, we opted for a nice black number. We didn't even consider how black also makes the perfect camouflage for black spiders. I knew that she was in there....her messy web gave her away.....but I just couldn't spot her. She was hiding up under the rim of the table, in a little hole! Actually, I think it must have been a huge hole to fit her in.

For those outside of Australia, these spiders are deadly, although if bitten, it usually involves a few days in hospital, an antivenom and feeling very sick. They are not fast and are usually easy to spot. Their abdomen tends to be not much bigger than your little finger nail. The problem that we have with them is that they like to get up under outdoor furniture to nest and so can take you by surprise if you don't know they are there!

I can assure you, however that this red back was enormous...more like thumb nail size! And yes, I think that is a grasshopper she was chowing down on!

I am sorry to say, however that a can of repellent did a quick job....after I took the photograph, of course!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Excitement Plus

It was with a little 'jumping up and down' excitement that I discovered that I'd won a couple of movie tickets from Kylie on her blog, "Flying Ducks". Now, to put it into perspective, I never, ever win anything. I am probably one of the most unlucky people when it comes to competitions, so this little win just made my day! Thanks Kylie. And I am very much looking forward to going to see the movie!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Sushi Train

Miss Eleven's first experience at Sushi Train! She liked it but just couldn't bring herself to appreciate the smoked salmon (I know, I know...I love it, too!).

Sunday, February 6, 2011

A Lazy 'Booked Out' Sunday

On a lazy Sunday afternoon, Dear Husband said, "Let's all go to the Lifeline Bookfest!"

"Not I", said Superteenager!

"I suppose I will", I replied.

"I will", said an excited little Miss Eleven, "But can I ask my friends to come?"

"I suppose" was our weary response.

So, this afternoon, Dear Husband, Miss Eleven, two of her friends and I all packed into our car and drove into the city to visit the Lifeline Bookfest!

There were books everywhere! Tables were packed with them, even though today was the last day.

We browsed, we looked, we played, we walked and we spent!

And the best part of it all was all air conditioned!!

Reading and coolness are what lazy Brisbane Sundays are all about!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Life Is Too Busy!

A quick up-date:

* Holidays are over :(
* Kids are back at school and I am back at work
* Dear Husband is still recovering from his work going underwater. He has had very few days off since the floods hit.....and is still going!
* Australia Day was a family bbq....nothing better.
* We are intensely watching weather forecasts for Tropical Cyclone Anthony crossing the Queensland coast....more bad weather!
* Family history research has continued to be interesting.......I am still trawling through for information.
* I bought a new lamp for the lounge room...pic later!
* The dogs continue to bounce around the yard and house in their own contented way. We put them in a kennel for the first time ever when we went up the coast after new year's and they weren't even excited to see me when I came back! What was that all about!
* I have joined a reading group! The plan is that all books are to be easy to read and it's a great excuse to get together and have some quality girl time! I like it!
* And Miss Eleven is continuing to enjoy her you can see!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Rocklea Flooding

My husband had the opportunity to go up in a helicopter in the middle of Brisbane's devastating flood, to assess damage to his work. He took these pictures from the air. His work went underwater, but as you can see, so did a whole lot of other businesses!