Fun Stuff: December 2013 Archives

Other Fun Stuff

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Just a stack more photos that still haven't made it online..

A truncated dodecahedron I made for a guy at work

Truncated Dodecahedron

George, who jumped onto my seat straight after I got up because it was warm

George takes my seat

Some daffodils out the front

Daffodils

Lego R2-D2 and C-3PO in Myer in Sydney

Lego in Myer

Lego mosaic in Myer in Sydney

Lego in Myer

Sometimes the algae in the pool gets away from me.

Pool

Add flocculent and wait a day for it to settle

Pool

Vaccum to waste - shiny!

Pool

A lovely dragonfly at work that obligingly sat still for us to photograph it

Dragonfly

A ginormous caterpillar - a White-Stemmed Gum Moth

Caterpillar

The Birds!  A huge flock of galahs out the back (this wasn't even all of them)

The Birds

Neil with his brand new car that he got himself for Christmas.  His last car was a Datsun 120Y that he bought new - in 1978!

Neil and his new car

Ginger Bread

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I was completely tempted by the ginger bread kits they were selling in Coles this year.  I bought a train one to have for Christmas, but I ended up with the village one as well after the club Christmas party.  They took *ages* to build because you had to wait for things to set before moving on.  I also bought a heap of extra lollies to put on them.

Ginger Bread Village

Ginger Bread Village

Ginger Bread Village

Ginger Bread Village

Ginger Bread Village

Ginger Bread Village

Ginger Bread Train

Ginger Bread Train

Ginger Bread Train

Ginger Bread Train

Ginger Bread Train

Ginger Bread Train

Most of the village got taken to work before Christmas and it was demolished and eaten in fairly short order.  The gingerbread is more biscuity than bready.

The train was the centrepiece for Christmas lunch.  Some of it got eaten on the day, but there's still quite a bit left.

Christmas Trees

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I somehow ended up with quite a few photos of various Christmas trees over November/December

At the club

Club Christmas Tree

In the QVB

QVB Christmas Tree

QVB Christmas Tree

Also in the QVB

QVB Christmas Trees

Martin Place, still under construction

Martin Place Christmas Tree

Mum's - by day

Mum's Christmas Tree

Mum's - by night

Mum's Christmas Tree

Our Christmas tree

Our Christmas Tree

One at work

Social Club Christmas Tree

Belconnen Mall

Mall Christmas Tree

Third Quarter Jigsaws

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This jigsaw was a birthday present from Tony H.  It's actually two separate jigsaws and then a whole stack of little plastic buildings you shove into the top foam layer.  The jigsaw itself is pretty tricky because there's a lot of buildings that all look alike.  But then I figured out there was a method to the madness and was able to sort the pieces based on their shape, and reduced selection of pieces to a quarter of the whole thing and did it in columns.  The plastic buildings were mostly easy enough to identify, but towards the end they all started to look alike.  Then I discovered the buildings were numbered on the bottom with tiny numbers.  When I finished I discovered the instructions said to use the tiny numbers to identify the buildings.  Oops.. rtfm next time..!

Sydney 4D Jigsaw

Sydney 4D Jigsaw

Sydney 4D Jigsaw

Sydney 4D Jigsaw

Sydney 4D Jigsaw

Sydney 4D Jigsaw

Sydney 4D Jigsaw

Sydney 4D Jigsaw

Sydney 4D Jigsaw

Sydney 4D Jigsaw

Sydney 4D Jigsaw

Sydney 4D Jigsaw

Sydney 4D Jigsaw

This was one I borrowed from work of Linderhof Palace.  All that green was a bit icky, but I cheated when I realised there were two halves to the jigsaw that were identical, so I put the top half on the bottom half and finished the trees relatively quickly.

Linderhof Palace Jigsaw

Another one I borrowed from work.

Stream jigsaw

This was a set of five jigsaws I got at K-Mart for $8, which was exactly the same series as one I got from Vinnies a while back - which was more like $10 and had two jigsaws out of the five missing - fail!  I had bought it for myself for Christmas, but got talked into opening it at work, so we did the five of them over December.  They were all fun, but the one of the dolphins was missing four pieces.  We checked the bag and it hadn't been sealed properly.  The missing pieces weren't in the box either, so they must have been dropped on the floor of a factory in China somewhere..

Set of 5 jigsaws

Set of 5 jigsaws

Set of 5 jigsaws

Set of 5 jigsaws

Set of 5 jigsaws

Having finished the other five, I brought in another fun one for them to do in the run-up to Christmas.  Except we finished it in two days.

Australia Jigsaw

So I brought in another one.  Yeah they finished this in two days too.

Osaka Castle Jigsaw

And finally another one of Keukenhof Gardens I did at home, borrowed from work.

Keukenhof Gardens jigsaw

Radioactive Bucky

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Stu got these glow-in-the-dark buckyballs earlier in the year, and surprisingly they weren't denied entry to Australia.

Radioactive Buckyballs

Radioactive Buckyballs

Magnetix

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And knowing my love of magnetic toys, Nat brought these over for me earlier in the year!

Magnetix

This Star of David I saw for sale as a kit in Israel last year, so I took a photo of it back then, and made it with the ones Nat brought..

Magnetix

Bucky Bucky Bucky

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Here's some photos I took in 2012 (!) that still haven't been blogged - bucky shapes!  Made when I was stockpiling bucky balls before they were finally banned for sale in Australia.

Bucky shapes

Bucky shapes

Bucky shapes

Bucky shapes

Bucky shapes

Bucky shapes

Bucky shapes

Bucky shapes

Bucky shapes

Bucky shapes

Bucky shapes

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