Sunday, February 9, 2014

Moments











 -Studying the rock pools for crabs and fish. We saw a stingray in one of the channels - just a small one, but we watched 'River Monsters' this week and the kids were a little freaked. Oops. Might not watch it again… It was blissful swimming in the channels. Clear green, light refracted water with small fish swimming around our feet.
-Poppet, she had too be bribed to keep her hat on, and kept trailing it in rock pools and leaving it on rocks.
-Poppet painted her toe nails to match mine. I think she did a decent (artistic) job!
-Beach picnic. You can see the sand on the strawberries. They were sooo delicious.
-Week twenty nine. Our Littlest one is growing big! She is doing the most amazing kicks and punches. (In honour of Valentines day coming up this week I'm wearing the dress I wore seven years and fifteen kilos ago that I was wearing when my Beloved decided I was 'the one'.')
-Poppet. 'Enough with the photos, Mummy!' (But I love the light...) Poppet has decided she prefers taking photos to being in photos and keeps taking over my camera.
-Stuck in the house on Sunday while the smoke and ash of the fires swirled around and we listened to the sirens and the 'copters, Poppet played with a scarf. Two blocks from us they were told to evacuate so we were desperately checking for updates. All seems okay now though. Um, apart from the paper-mill and coal-mine being on fire and the grassfires skirting the town… So grateful for all the wonderful emergency workers.
-Mangos for breakfast. Our favourite.
-Roadside flowers.
-Smoke haze over our town. We went for a drive to fill up on petrol, get water and paper money and check how to get to the evacuation centre and which roads were clear, and took a quick snap. (We decided the Red Rooster around the corner where scores of fire trucks were stopped to re-fuel seemed a good option)

Joining with the wonderful Em of The Beetle Shack, and all the other wonderful bloggers sharing moments from their week.

19 comments:

  1. so, I know you're sweltering and things are aflame and all that…and I can't help myself: it looks so beautifully warm. I long to be warm again…she said from the wind chill advisory zone, where the high temperature tomorrow will be below zero (fahrenheit) yet again.

    Are there Reformed churches down there? I might have to move.

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    1. It IS beautifully warm - well, today was - not it's-so-hot-I-can't-move and you start sweating before you towel off from the shower, but pleasantly warm! But I'd take your cold anyway - what a shame you can't send us some cold and we send you some heat! I think the reformed church might be our United Church? Our presbyterian and methodist churches (oh, and I think congregational) combined in 1978 to form the united church - a lot more progressive than the remnants that remained un-united. Would that be the same? We'd love to have you here!

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    2. ah, yes, the United Church sounds familiar! Love the word "progressive"…more than I can say about many of our churches. Must look into moving, LOL.

      But first: what's winter like? ;-)

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    3. Winter is very mild (compared to what you get!) There's snow on the mountains an hour and a half away, but you have to drive to get there! And if you go up north it's a completely different - warmer - story!

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  2. Love the story of the dress you were wearing and still glad to see you getting in on the pictures too. It must be very scary with those fires close by not to mention all the smoke for breathing etc. Regards Kathy A, Brisbane, Australia

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    1. Thankfully the smoke has largely gone (we're just trying to get the smell of it from our house and clothes…) I think things are pretty safe here now… touch wood!

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  3. That is the best pedi ever! I wore the skirt I was wearing when the Welshman proposed to me when I was pregnant. I just pulled it up over the belly. It's never been the same since, but I can't bear to pass it on or discard it.

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    1. Sometimes you just need to keep clothes with special memories! I love looking at our toes together - they're like little bits of sea water - especially in this heat!

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  4. Oh your dress story is sweet. How lovely to have that photo, taken all these years later!

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    1. I always love wearing the dress and remembering way back then, although the dress is so faded now! Of course… it took my husband another four months to convince me to go out with him!

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  5. Love the picture of you and your belly bump … stay safe … fires are scary things.

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    1. The fires seem to have died down a lot where we are now, just hoping the heat and wind picking up again doesn't change things. Thank you for popping by!

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  6. what beautiful photos, there is such a angelic light in the stills. love the story of the dress and the bump, geez you take me back to my preggie days. Mine is trying very hard to walk at the moment and is mere days away from succeeding *sigh*. have a wonderful {and l hope restful} week.

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    1. I'm trying hard to hold onto every moment as I know so well how quickly they go! But at the moment it seems a long time till the baby comes! Walking… o sigh - such a momentous time - from baby to toddler!

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  7. LOVE the nail polish, such a cute effort! Your belly and you are so lovely!

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    1. Thank you! The kids love the nail polish! Often I let them paint on paper with it for the sparkles - but they both have blue fingers and toes at the moment!

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  8. that beautiful sunny room so gorgeous. Little toes and nail polish, priceless. you are glowing. beautiful moments. Glad to read that everything is fine with the fire

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    1. It's still very smoky but such a relief the fires seem under control! Thank you for stopping by!

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