Oh and, just FYI - the 'Grand Circle' photos from our road trip are ready to blog, so hopefully we'll have that up on our travel blog in a week or so. Eventually we will finish that blog off right up to when I left Minnesota just after Christmas:) I will let you know on here when that blog has been updated! (i.e. when we get internet at home - which should be by the end of next week - fingers crossed)
Oh and by the way - this is officially the random photo blog - they are in order, but photos of this and that over the past weeks since we have been in Sydney!
Our first Aussie vehicle - meet - Bruce
Close up of the yummy Christmas cake
my father-in-law Peter, sister-in-law Helen, me & Murray playing our National Parks Monopoly game (thanks Joni!!! it is SO fabulous)!
Peter, Lyn Me & Helen out to lunch in Mogo (such a cute little town with lots of great places to eat & lovely shops)
Helen & I opening and looking at all the fantastic kitchen stuff
The pavlova.............. YUMMMMMM!
Bruce - packed to the roof for our drive back to Sydney
and yes - those are toilet paper rolls on the back right corner - as we were moving into a flat with NOTHING - not because we were expecting an accident on the drive
The gorgeous happy new flat flowers from Helen - I love the bright pink!
On the way to see Steve & Selina we stopped to buy some beer - the bottom left one made us think of Heather & Jason:) Lots of great worldwide selection!
Murray & Clara (she has the cutest cheeks ever - they jiggle when she runs - just adorable!)
And - the beach. If you click on the photo to make it larger you can see I have put a little white arrow pointing to the surf club down the beach (North Steyne Surf Life Saving Club) - we live 3 blocks inland from there! (by the way - this is a weekend shot so that is why there is SO many people!)
After a VERY long day of painting with the help of Helen we decided to go out to dinner at Dee Why beach - this was our view from the restaurant - lovely
Helen & I enjoying the view
Our lovely laksa dinner - noodley and spicy and yummy!!
Last weekend we went down to catch up with some friends on their boat - the view on the drive down was AMAZING!
Murray swimming with his sandwich and beer - talented, isn't he?
Murray's friend from University Aidan & his two beagles
And finally, me, relaxing on our balcony finishing off the book 'The Time Traveller's Wife' - wow that was a fantastic book! Nice to have a bit of sun on my feet as well:)
SO, other new things - we booked in the layer to come and put in our new carpet next week - hooray (we figured now is the time to replace it - before we have much furniture) and today we bought a TV table at IKEA - so we're set. Now, we just need internet at home!!!! Hopefully that will be done soon - we are spending a fortune on internet cafe's at the moment!