How was your day dear?: July 2010 Archives

Burley Blading

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Saturday arvo Potty smsed me to see if I'd like to go roller blading down at the lake.  So wandered over their place and we all headed down.

I haven't bladed in several years now (may have gone once since I met Stu, but can't remember - last blog occurrence was 2004).  And my blades are about fourteen years old (got em in 1996 I think).  So I'd just put them on when one of the plastic straps snapped.  And shortly after the one on the other side did too - doh!!  So will have to see if I can get replacement straps.  

So Kerry walked Violet trying to get her to go to sleep, and Potty and I chased Jake around.  Apart from lots of loose stones, it's a very nice smooth place to rollerblade.  We decided we definitely need to do it more often.

(cool rainbow, and funky iPhone motion skew)
Lake Burley Griffin
Waters Edge
Wedding photo shoot
Potty roller blading
Lake foreshore

DC is on a bit of a get-fit-before-his-next-big-bike-ride, so we decided to walk up Black Mountain today.

I forgot to turn on the GPS until part way through the Botanic Gardens.  The timing was something like:

11:30 - start of track (which was half way up through the gardens)
12:15 - arrival at summit (delayed by a bit cause we missed the turn off to the summit track and had to backtrack in the gardens)
12:34 - start back down
13:05 - approximate arrival back at above starting point
13:25 - arrival cafe after walking through the rainforest bit of the gardens

The GPS track is not 100% accurate but not too bad...

Black Mountain Walk by GPS
Black Mountain Tower
After we got back down we stopped for lunch in the cafe.  The magpies and choughs making a killing on leftovers (especially the magpies)

Magpie drinking
Was a good day.


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End of another week.  After the last project was finally released last weekend, here I was thinking I'd have time to do all the other crap I've been neglecting.  No such luck.  Just as busy as ever (with all the crap).

Walked home with TonyH today.  Skin on the balls of my feet hurts now though :(

Looking forward to the weekend that's for sure.

Two in a row

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Tonight we went out for dinner with Damien and Amanda.  Went to the Dumpling Inn and had lots of yummy food and talked about all sorts of vitally important things.  TV (Amazing Race, Masterchef etc), travel (their plans and urs), politics (boring hehe).  Was a good night :)

One of the jigsaws the parents started while they were here and that I finished was labelled "Switzerland".

Switzerland Jigsaw
Now remember people I have a weirdly obsessive brain.  I had to know where this photo was taken.  So out with Google Earth.  Took circling five lakes before I found it.  It's Spiez on Thunersee.  The sad thing is, if they'd just angled the photo a bit better, they could have gotten the Swiss alps in it too..

Spiez stolen from
Anyways.  Really terrible jigsaw in that they obviously hadn't sharpened the cutters any time recently, so the pieces were butchered and it was hard to tell if they actually went together at all.  I was expecting the lake to be impossible to do, but actually it wasn't so bad.  Funny repeating pattern too which I discovered right at the end.  


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So James and George and various kids decided to go to Questacon today.  They smsed us on the way to see if we wanted to go to dinner after.  So we did :)

Was lovely to catch up with them.  Went to Bella Vista where much nommage was had.

And then they went home.  Hope they make it home safely.. very long day!

And just cause Fiona did it, and because I also have webalizer ... webalizer's version of my search term referrals..

July referrers

Boring boring

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Haven't done any real photo sorting in weeks.  I started pulling out photos for the Queensland trip but didn't get very far through it.

Very quiet weekend.  Did shopping Saturday morning and work Saturday arvo. Cooked a roast chicken for dinner.  Did a whole lot of nothing on Sunday.  Did got for a nice walk.  Stu cooked dinner.

Tonight I read news feeds and closed browser windows.  Which meant I didn't actually get any UK planning done :(

Other than that I got nothing.

Other than this photo of clouds rolling over Mt Ainslie, taken several weeks ago.

Rolling clouds

Parents part 2

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This morning the parents headed off to church so I did some UK planning and Stu did some sleeping and some uni work.

Lunch was an instant meal of an instant pasta sauce, a tin of tuna, tomato and peas and corn.  

Looked through the parents UK photos from last year.

Then set the dinner on to cook.

And played lots of Wii.

Ate dinner.

Played more Wii.

Now it's bed time yes?

Parents part 1

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So the parents came down for the weekend today.  They called earlier in the week and said they'd be down "after lunch" and that they might drop in on the little brother and if they did they'd call from there.

Well anyway, "after lunch" came and went and no sign of the parents.  I eventually called the little brother to see if they'd been there, but they were out so hadn't seen them.

So by 3pm I was pretty annoyed that they hadn't called.  We'd been waiting around for hours.


They eventually turned up, but I was stuck monitoring a rollout that was quite fail.  The parents entertained themselves with a couple of jigsaws.

Eventually they called it, so we all went off to Dickson for dinner.  Went to that all you can eat place.  It was *packed*.  The roast pork and beef were really nice and the lasagne not bad, but most of the rest of the food was a bit meh.  Biggest problem I ate so much meat it's just sitting in my stomach.  The smell of my burps is making me a little queasy actually.  Really shouldn't eat so much meat anymore... 

(oh yeah, and they never closed the door when they came in, so we went out to dinner with the front door and screen door open.. hurrah)

I got nothing

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Between dinner, Masterchef and Lie to Me, and a bit of UK planning, I still haven't sorted out photos from the weekend .. 
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