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The Family Bandwagon

Our family is spread out across the country and across the world, and what better way to keep in touch than a collaborative digital journal?

Monday, 24 March 2008

Friday, 21 March 2008

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter to everyone! It's been a little while, so I thought I should fill you in on all the exciting stuff going on in Adelaide.


It's been very hot.


But seriously, the Fringe Festival has ended now, it went for about a month all up. We saw a few shows: Ross Noble; Claire Hooper; Best of the Edinburgh Fest (all comedians, and all quite entertaining). By far the best thing we saw though was La Clique. It's a little bit sideshow, a little bit circus and a little bit burlesque. There was a couple of gymnastic guys who balanced on each other's heads, and a contortionist who fit his body through two tennis racquets. The contortionist was my favourite to be honest, he was both disturbing and hilarious, plus at one point he fell off the stage - who doesn't like that? There was also a rollerskater, someone with hula hoops, a guy in a bathtub and another guy with disturbingly high pants. I can't recommend it strongly enough, it's such a fun show to see.

The Adelaide Festival of the Arts has also ended - it had a public light show on North Terrace that was so popular they extended it for a couple of weeks, which was just as well because we only got to see it the other evening. It is really impressive.. Essentially they project lights onto the great old buildings along North Terrace.. but they create spectacular work with that simple idea. We didn't take photos because you really need a good camera with a long exposure and a tripod.. but thanks to the magic of the internet you can see some photos here and here.

In about an hour we're off to pick Sam up from the airport, he's visiting over Easter which should be fun. I hope you're all having an enjoyable time and hopefully we'll catch up around Christmas (or at least eventually)

Wednesday, 19 March 2008

A kids Book in Parts

Once there was a little prince his name who's name is Fredric. He liked to play soccer with his friends but his parents did not.

Tuesday, 18 March 2008

I'm on TV

im on tv WIN news tonight 6.30 because i went to the 2020 summit a talk about the year 2020 and what we want it to be like

Thursday, 13 March 2008

Our new addition-to-be

Thought I should update finally! We had our ultrasound at 20 weeks and bub is healthy and doing well. Here are some pictures from our CD.

This is bub in profile with the little chin pressed against the chest.

This is a little pair of crossed legs.

Two tiny little feet.

And the left hand... we have a picture of the right as well so we know there are 8 little fingers and 2 thumbs in total.

Bub is due around the middle of July and was measuring a week ahead at the ultrasound. I have a few weeks before more blood tests, specifically the glucose one. Hoping to avoid the gestational diabetes this time around! Will try to keep the bandwagon up to date. Sorry.

And a big thank you from Jared and Adam for the birthday wishes!

Friday, 7 March 2008

concrete grinding

We finally got the quote to get our concrete floor ground to level, $800 to $1300 plus GST. Today we went to check the hire places with the view to do it yourself. Two different machines and two different prices. We returned home then Dad decided to get the closer and cheaper option and make a start.
Five hours of grinding later, he has almost levelled the two slabs. Still to surface grind the rest of the floor. With an approaching blister for him and one in place for me, we adjourned at 5.30pm. Hopefully a good night's sleep and we'll be fresh to continue. I got my blister sweeping the concrete dust away. We filled two buckets as well as the vacuum cleaner. I used the air con to blow air into the room so the open windows carried away the rest. Dad used his compressor to blow the dust that settled on the outdoor furniture. More again tomorrow.

Wednesday, 5 March 2008

six posts in a row, doo dah doo dah

Helloooooo from Manchester.. again.

Actually, this is just a quick one to say that I spoke to Glenn today. He and Dee have moved and the house is good - but it's new so they don't have a phone line yet.. so they don't have internet yet.

Dee's mum will be visiting them soon, so Dee's going to have some holidays (Glenn has to work). However, because we get Good Friday and Easter Monday off, Glenn's coming up to Manchester to visit. Yay! I'll make sure I take some photos and post them afterwards.

In other news, my first trip out with the Lab is next week (I'll take photos) and in the meantime I'm trying to get schools interested enough to book in. I wouldn't have thought it would be so hard to convince high schools to book a free programme... but that's how it is at the moment.

Busy busy (so I should go to sleep now).

Somebody else better write a post next or I'll just keep up the tally. *grin*

*big hugz*

Monday, 3 March 2008

Happy birthday Adam!


Hope you have a splendid day and a fabulous year.