Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Grey v Red

Grey skies, choppy seas, but beautiful scenery.

Last weekend we went on our first camping weekend. It was at a beautiful little spot called Skenes Creek. With another 16 chums and several tents and a caravan including a giant Gazebo which was pulled in a very big trailer down from the big smoke.

There was midnight skinny dipping (albeit in undies - I still count that as skinny), an el scorchio camp fire, a new pregnancy (no not me!!), beer, wine, barbecued breakfasts, a seafood festival, damned good fish and chips (Clare - I've totally gone flake over barramundi these days), beach strolls, dog stalking, cute as a button Jerome, snail attacks and many bags of naughty munchy goodness.

And I came home red with sunburn.

The grey skies passed, and the thought of sun screen on a weekend reported to be bloody miserable in the weather stakes didn't enter my mind.
It's not as bad as Limes burn was over crimbo. But ouchy.

On a plus note, the drive to Skenes Creek covered the half of the Great Ocean Road Sonjy and I didn't drive in 2003. And it was beautiful even in the grey.

I just wish I had taken a better photo to share.

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Of course it has been

Australia has had it's wettest 2 year period in history.

Read it, i'm not lying.


oh yeah - how long have we been in Australia...? mmmmmm... 23 months.

which is 1 month shy of 24 which is... ta dah! - TWO years. Which is how long it's been recordy wet for.

Happy Spider Free Tuesday!!

Monday, 6 February 2012


Happy Monday!

And oh what a Monday!! Lime and I slept in today. So no gym trip for me. The gym would have also involved me driving to work... Alone....

But we slept in, so Lime was in the car with me. Thank god!

At a set of lights a rather smelly car in front of us made me switch off my vents and open my window for fresh air. As it was chilly (albeit not as chilly as Europe currently) I wound the window up before the lights changed and in doing so I suddenly heard a crunch!! Yes. A crunch.

As I turned completely innocently having no clue what could possibly be crunching in my window I was confronted by 3 hairy Huntsman legs dangling at me!!

Shock. Panic. Depair. Just a few of the feelings I was feeling.

Lime reminded me to breathe. And told me I had definitely killed the beastie as there had been the crunch. Thankfully!

What perfect timing. If I hadn't crunched him there could be a beastie running his hairy legs all over my car.

But seriously. The scary scary thought of that being there... The then driving down a very busy 4 lane road and not crashing in to anything until I could pull over safely and Liam could save me.

Aargh!! Beware the hairy 8 legged beasty!

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Well hellllloooooooo twenty twelve...

2012 shall be a good year. I feel it in my bones. I can feel it in my residency.

But first - a catch up... On what is, has been and will be 2012...

2012's start here was el scorchio. 38 degrees one day. With no aircon aside from our bedroom the tv was moved in to said bedroom and has remained there ever since. We shall move it back at some point in Feb when we know it's safe.

My folks adopted a dog. Pop round and visit Toby (and my folks). He's a cutie. The little white Westy my mum always wanted except they bypassed the puppy training years and got him full grown and toilet trained.

Belinda returns to Ausland this year! Yey! We miss you Ms almost-a-Harte.

The Bailey-Browne baby will join us this year.

And many babies born at the back end of last year will meet me too! Lucky lucky them.

This is the year Lime and I want to buy a house. We wants it! Not until Winter more than likely (June-July). But this is that year where I get to nest and do my very own garden as opposed to a rental that I don't get to keep.

Today is the first train I have taken to work since November. With the summer holidays and most people disappearing for summer the roads and the city were sooo quiet so Lime and I drove in every day. Although now everyone is back at work - boo - and the 15 min drive is now 45-60. So back on the trains... Boo!

Hopefully this year will be one where ex's stay away and grow up and just let it go.

And not to mention the hopefulness of me getting a proper job!! Because that is what 2012 is all about. The settling year (hopefully).

The picture for this blog is of a beautiful beach in Rye where Eeeelaine and I surf hunk perved after a day at the Hot Springs. Boiling in a pool atop a hill looking out over the mornington peninsula was rather noice. But then yes... We arrived at the beach car park to dozens of near naked hunks preparing to surf... Hello Australia!

And that is my new years resolution (aside from skyping more); visit more beaches! I'm in Australia god dammit. I should go to beaches!!

Mwah x