The season for parties

A week from Christmas, and naturally there are parties everywhere. I went to my work’s Christmas party yesterday afternoon, and that was a fine occcasion. Can’t remember the name of the restaurant, but it was right down on the water, next door to McMahon’s Point ferry wharf on Sydney Harbour. A gorgeours view, straight on ...

In which we go to the markets

Getting fruit and vegetables from Paddys Markets in Flemington is such a great idea. I recommend it to everyone. If only you just didn’t have to go there. It’s tough to drive into, the parking is always psycho, and the place it self — it’s packed full of people, busy, dangerous or feels like it… ...

Weekend matters

I’ve noticed at the moment that most of my postsĀ  during the week are link posts, which is fair enough, because barring a major event, other than the fun few hours at home with the kids at night, all the action is on the weekends anyway, and week days you’ll find the most interesting stuff ...

Heading back home

We headed back home today, for what seemed originally like a mammoth drive, but now the more I do it, actually seems surprisingly easy. It’s always an early start up on the farm, so with everything packed, we left just about 9.30am. Just 40 minutes into Coona and we stopped for a walk and some ...

Kids everywhere

Pretty quiet day again today. We didn’t leave the main farm area, but instead we spent a large part of the day over at Tom and Kylie’s place, where Will and Alex played with Millie and Emma for a while, I played a little Wii gaming (first time in a little while), and we just ...

Easy Days

Just a real relaxation day today. Went into Coona to see the Sunday markets. Somehow I take a little money out intending it to last until we go home, but instead spend most of it this morning. It was on presents for everyone else of course, and various food. Spent some time in the park ...

It’s Christmas Day, in a way

We’re having Christmas early this year, or at least Christmas 1. That’s why we’re here, and it was quite the thing to have a big Christmas lunch with family, and present giving with five little kids. Will got a cool Cars laptop thing that I would have got him next month otherwise — he’s playing ...

We’re going on a little holiday

Day off work today, and we’re heading away for nearly a week. Off to Sallie’s parent’s place in the country, for an extended family get together, basically for an early Christmas gathering. So that’s a day driving, three days of relaxing fun, then another day’s driving. Not too bad really. The driving isn’t even too ...

National Novel Writing Month

National Novel Writing Month
Nanowrimo has been going for a decade now — it’s an online-based competition where every November a whole bunch of people write a novel in a month. The goal is volume, with quality to come later, if at all. And I’ve just said, screw it, I’m in. Unlike probably a lot of people, I know ...

It’s Christmas already… in some places

Since we moved, I now walk through Blacktown Westpoint shops everyday going from home to the station and back. And so I see retail land every day, even though the shops are shut during most of the trips. And I’ve noticed that Christmas apparently starts in late October now. I don’t think it started this ...
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