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Vivid Sydney 2018

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Back in June I went up to Sydney for Mum and Ken's birthday.

On the Saturday evening after everyone had left after playing cards, we decided to head into Vivid.  I'd never been, so it was all a bit of fun.  Well except that guy who told us we couldn't get close to a barrier to get a photo.  Wanted us like three metres back.  For no good reason other than his own ego.  Retard.  Other than that was a great night and walked for hours.

Vivid Sydney 2018

Vivid Sydney 2018

Vivid Sydney 2018

Vivid Sydney 2018

Vivid Sydney 2018

Vivid Sydney 2018

Vivid Sydney 2018

Vivid Sydney 2018

Vivid Sydney 2018

Vivid Sydney 2018

Vivid Sydney 2018

Vivid Sydney 2018

Vivid Sydney 2018

Vivid Sydney 2018

Vivid Sydney 2018

Vivid Sydney 2018

Vivid Sydney 2018

Vivid Sydney 2018

Vivid Sydney 2018

Vivid Sydney 2018

Vivid Sydney 2018

Vivid Sydney 2018

Vivid Sydney 2018

Vivid Sydney 2018

Vivid Sydney 2018

Vivid Sydney 2018

Vivid Sydney 2018

Vivid Sydney 2018

Vivid Sydney 2018

Vivid Sydney 2018

Vivid Sydney 2018

Vivid Sydney 2018

Vivid Sydney 2018

Vivid Sydney 2018

Vivid Sydney 2018

Vivid Sydney 2018

Vivid Sydney 2018

Vivid Sydney 2018

We caught this spider back in April in our van.  I think she's a wolf spider.  With babies!

Wolf spider with babies

Afro spider!

Afro spider!

A Few Stumpy Photos

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These things have been accumulating all year.

Stumpy in bed

Stumpy

Stumpy snuggles

Stumpy and a snail

Stumpy hanami

The other week when the Queen Mary 2 was in New York, I was waiting for her to sail so I could watch her on the New York Harbour webcam.  Meanwhile another ship departed, and for a moment the camera zoomed back to look closer at the Queen Mary 2.  Later I watched her sail out and under the Verrazano Narrows bridge.

Queen Mary 2 in New York

This morning, @RMSQueenMary2 had this picture of Queen Mary 2 (which we've been on) and MS Rotterdam (which my mum was just on) together in Quebec.

Queen Mary 2 and MS Rotterdam in Quebec

And the other day saw this sadness - the Sydney Entertainment Centre in the process of being demolished :(

Entertainment Centre gone..

This is a Wasgij jigsaw David brought over at one point.  As always these are a lot of fun.

Wasgij jigsaw

Jim bought me this as a parting gift when he left the team.  The birds were a lot of fun and I did those quite quickly.  The blue on the other hand was HARD.  Completely flat colour.  Fortunately there was a good variety in piece shapes so took ages but was at least doable.  The other thing I liked about this jigsaw was the packaging.  The jigsaw came in a sealed snap-lock bag, so once opened, the jigsaw could be placed back in a snap-lock bag - no losing pieces!  So good.

Birds jigsaw

I finished the fourth installment of the Disney 40320 piece behemoth jigsaw at the beginning of September.  I knew as soon as picked out the bag (at random) that it would be this because it was so green.  As always, the picture is not *quite* reality from the movie.  

Jungle Book jigsaw

Jungle Book jigsaw and movie

Jungle book movie still

David and I spent an entire day just doing this 1500 piece jigsaw a couple of weeks ago.  This was a club jigsaw I brought home because they were clearing out the office.  I got two boxes of jigsaws - win!

Cockpit simulator jigsaw

Another from the club office cleanout.  Only three hundred pieces, so just a bit of fun.  Sadly a few pieces missing because the box was not sealed and bits had gone everywhere.  Found some but not all.

Creatures of the Deep jigsaw

This was a fun 1000 piece jigsaw, also from the club cleanout.  The art is by Royce, who did the art for the 24000 piece Life jigsaw.  So I've done some of those planets before!  David and Kat and I did it again together the other day.

Royce Dolphin World jigsaw

This 500 piece one of St Lucia I started last Monday night with the intent I'd get a couple of nights on it.  Except I finished it in an hour.  Whoops.  Also from the club cleanout.

St Lucia jigsaw

I Like Traffic Lights

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ok I have not heard that song in 14 years

Since the last time I thought to listen to it....

Seasons

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Autumn

Fun Run leaves

Red leaves

Orange leaves

Dark red leaves

Winter

Thick ice

Spring

Daffodil

Flowers

Rosemary flowering

Rosemary flowers

Cherry blossoms

Cherry blossoms

Rake vs NEXTDC

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So we were watching Rake the other night and the scene where the Americans with the girl's names had him on a factory floor and there's a NEXTDC out the window!! 

While bits of this season are filmed in Canberra, most of it is still filmed in Sydney (Cleaver's neighbours have a jacaranda tree, and they don't grow here).  Secret City is much the same.  In fact at points I was getting the two mixed up haha.

Meanwhile, here's the NEXTDC at Macquarie Park on the right, and the Orix building on the left the episode was filmed in.

Rake vs NEXTDC

Seems I never got around to posting these..

Canberra Balloon Fiesta 2018

Canberra Balloon Fiesta 2018

Canberra Balloon Fiesta 2018

Canberra Balloon Fiesta 2018

Canberra Balloon Fiesta 2018

Canberra Balloon Fiesta 2018

Canberra Balloon Fiesta 2018

Canberra Balloon Fiesta 2018

Canberra Balloon Fiesta 2018

Canberra Balloon Fiesta 2018

Canberra Balloon Fiesta 2018

Canberra Balloon Fiesta 2018

Canberra Balloon Fiesta 2018

Canberra Balloon Fiesta 2018

Canberra Balloon Fiesta 2018

Canberra Balloon Fiesta 2018

Canberra Balloon Fiesta 2018

Canberra Balloon Fiesta 2018

Canberra Balloon Fiesta 2018

Countries Visited

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I did another one of these the other day just for fun..

Countries visited

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