Sunday, 23 March 2008

midnight visitor

ok so it wasn't midnight, early evening actually when we had one of these guys crawling across the front lawn.

There are a couple of international students in our street and we saw them following this guy (nicknamed Todd by Conor) down the street with the torch. By the time I got hold of the snake man we had quite a congregation outside our house. It was all very exciting but the snake man said he'd rather not, and not to hurt the snake (he was very worried i was going to hurt it) but if we leave it alone it'll just go away! All 7 feet of him, so to our neighbours dismay who are still sleeping with their windows closed i beleive, we let Todd crawl off into the bushes beside our house. We haven't seen him again but we keep a close eye on Haggy when he's in the backyard in case Todd thinks of having him for dinner.

Friday, 21 March 2008

Easter VC

some Layouts i've been doing this weekend

i love 2 scoops sooooo much it's just gorgeous
my SIL at my house last year we celebrated her birthday, not the best photos but i wanted to record it as we've never all been together for her birthday (there will be another page for this one)

and another one
i started out with a sketch for this one, but it sort of took on it's own life. i couldn't get a full size copy of the bnw photo so i printed it on bazzill so it didn't look so bad, i quite like the result
this is Conor me and a good friend of mine Courtney, we went out for dinner a couple of weeks ago and Conor wanted photos of us doing gangsta poses LOL, we always have the best time hanging out with Courtney. Funny thing happened at the restaurant though, the security guy told Conor how he would go about getting in to nightclubs!!!

Wednesday, 12 March 2008

floods in Cairns

An overflowing of a large amount of liquid. Find a 'flood' in your space today.

Freshwater Creek, Cairns
look at that water!

  • I remember the wet season in Cairns,

  • i remember school being cancelled because the water was so high

  • i remember driving through the streets of Cairns with Dad in the old holden, he was never worried about driving in the floods

  • i remember a cyclone off Cairns, that we woke up too, when we were skiing on the tablelands with Steve when we lived in Buchan street

  • i remember the ski club guys had to hold mum's gemini on the bridge crossing the little mulgrave, cos it was so light it started floating off down the river

  • i remember later that day we got back to Cairns and decided to go water skiing down the inlet because there was nothing to do

  • i remember the sea snake that curled itself around Dawn's ski when she threw it in to the water, she waited a little while and jumped in after it and went for a ski

  • i remember swimming in the flood waters at the creek on the way to redlynch

  • i remember getting a call from David that we would still be opeing at Playpen one night in the midst of a cyclone

  • i remember playing cards with Ross later that night in the midst of a cyclone

  • i remember taped windows

  • i remember not long after we moved to Brisbane in 1995 when it rained and rained, Bek had not long had her license and was driving all over doing supply teaching and i was so worried about her

  • i remember the train tracks being washed out and getting stuck in Mackay with Dad on the train, one little sleeper, one adult and 3 kids - we had to fly back to Cairns and Mum in a tiny plane

Happy Birthday Grams

Conor and I took Mum and Susan out to dinner for her birthday. Mum wanted to go to Ahmet's at Southbank where they have belly dancing!

Bek, Conor, Jerry, Malu and i went there for dinner last year and had an awesome time. I was a little reluctant though as last time we weren't very impressed with the food, but let me tell you that the food this time was beautiful and we all enjoyed it heaps
i love this photo i took of Conor being silly with Gramma, Mum always closes her eyes in photos so Conor thought he had the solution LOL

and then there was the belly dancing, a beautiful blonde belly dancer, she was awesome and had us all laughing and enjoying ourselves, the highlight of the night!