Monday, January 26, 2015

Lemon Butter at Last

We're quite fond of lemon butter in this household; we never fail to buy a bottle or two when we go to markets. I've been meaning to make some for a long time but never quite got around to it; I'd planned to  include some in our christmas hampers but time constraints (and procrastination) meant I didn't get there; but today, I finally made the time - and I can't believe how quick and easy it was. Delicious! I'll never buy it again!

The Little Things

Found this little critter on the floor this morning.

Found this big critter in Meg's room after she'd left to go back to Roma - on the FORBIDDEN CARPET no less!!!

Like she really cares…..

There must have been a black bird convention at Woodlawn today; they were everywhere.

We kept a few of the 2013 male calves entire; here's two of them, looking more like bulls all the time. We've sold one.

Beautiful clouds.

It's been a long time since I bought the weekend papers and indulged myself; I've missed doing this!

Farm Tour

We expected 3 visitors on Saturday - and ended up with 12!! No problem though. They all had a great time and we hosted an impromptu wagyu steak and sausage bbq; always a popular option.

The Kid Whisperer.

Harry couldn't walk any more so hitched a ride.

Home Again

Drew arrived home last Thursday; here he is, zombie like with boredom during an 8 hour layover in Taipei. When he finally landed in Bris he endured a 20 minute interrogation by a customs official and managed to remain calm and polite.

Next project - find a JOB!!!!!

Sunday, January 18, 2015


How cute! Three babies. Two teats…..

The herd, from afar.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

LIfe in Coron

Drew climbs the local mountain each afternoon to enjoy the sunset. Well I think he enjoys it - or maybe not?!!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Back in Coron

Drew arrived back in Coron today after sailing back up from El Nido. It looks to have been a particularly taxing and difficult journey. Not.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Let's Try Cupcakes

For Christmas, Meg's cousin Mandy (the one she used to live with) gave her a cupcake cooking/decorating class and today was the day. Meg was in cupcake heaven!

Note the sustenance, top right.

Afterwards, out for drinkies and a night at the Hilton! Nice eyebrows Meg!

Back Into It

In 8 weeks time we fly to South Africa to take part in the Golden Oldies World Cup (well Gibbo will be taking part; I'll just be along for the ride).

In an effort to give him some match practice we left home early and drove to Gympie to meet up with the Q C C Team for a game against the locals. I took way more photos than these two but when I downloaded them from SD card to computer most of them didn't transfer - and because I chose "don't keep" on the card - I lost them.

The opposition chose Gibbo as their man of the match  and presented him with a lovely bag of macadamia goodies. Very nice thank you!

Not long after we arrived at the grounds I left and went to the local markets. I bought some new soaps - goat milk, vanilla, musk, mango and lemongrass. I also bought a poinciana tree and two blue gums in small tube pots. Then I spent the rest of the day reading, eating, drinking watching Gibbo play cricket and yawning cheering him on.

Friday, January 9, 2015

PADI Certified

Drew completed his dive course and is now PADI certified. He left El Nido today on the return journey to Coron where he'll spend a week diving - then come home and get a job!