The end of Summer

So, Sydney and New South Wales in general has been flooding. This was what I walked through on the way to work last Thursday. And by the time I’d gotten to the awning to take this photo it wasn’t as bad as what I’d walked through.

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I was completely drenched from the belly button down, and only need to walk a block from the bus! Not long after my bus went through, that bus route was closed due to flooding. YAY for starting work early … or something …

Surprisingly the weather cleared up remarkably well for the weekend!

We had a busy weekend. There was some celebrating at our favourite pub, with some wonderful friends who it had been entirely too long since we’d seen. There was much chatting and catching up, and it felt like old times again. It had its poignant moments.

I have to keep reminding myself that it really is Autumn now, not Spring. We had such a non-event of a Summer, that when I walked down the street and saw this beautiful tree busting with buds and new blooms just waiting to explode, it really felt like Spring …

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On Sunday we woke up bright and early and decided that exercise was the order of the day. So we went for a walk down the road to the local pool. We did some laps (and boy did I feel out of shape!), and then I lay in the sun warming up a bit while being amused at Himself jumping off the diving tower with all the kids. We both got a touch of pink to our complexions!

Being that there were kids, and it’s a local pool, I didn’t take any photos. Not worth it. But it is a lovely pool! And I’m looking forward to frequenting it in the next couple of weeks while/if the weather remains warm enough to enjoy it.

With exercise done, I came home and achieved lots of knitting! I’m up to row 16 of chart 3, and only need to reach row 71 before I can begin the edging! Each row is taking approximately an hour. It doesn’t look all that different from the last time I showed you a picture.

That’s about it for this week. More photos in the next exciting episode!

Shenanigans!

Himself and I have decided we have enough “stuff”. One might even say, too much “stuff”. (hence all the culling) So, at gift giving times, we tend towards giving each other experiences rather than things. Redballoon comes in very handy!

So for Himself’s last Hatching Day Remembrance, I gave him a gift voucher to something he’s always wanted to try.

And we did it, this weekend past.

Can you guess what it was?

We flew through the air with the greatest of ease!

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The daring young us on the flying trapeze!

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Seriously some of the most fun you can have in an hour and a half! Also, as Himself can attest; one of the best birthday gifts I’ve ever bought him!

Check Himself out!

(He made the catch, I didn’t)

It may have all been a touch wearing on bodies not used to this form of exercise though … We may still be in pain …

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Ghoti Travels Pt2

In today’s exciting episode there was breakfast

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a change of hotels

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and dinner.

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Then there was Dreamworld. Where we took their oldest tiger for his morning constitutional!

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His name is Mohan, and he is 16 years old. Go to the drop box here for more info.

These plants make him sneeze.

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He was all grumbly and grumpy and whingey because his belly was still full of last night’s horsemeat dinner!

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When walking along the train line he stays to the sleepers to protect his sensitive paw pads. Makes him a quiet hunter.

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Definitely the highlight of our day! Though dirty …

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And it was all over by 9am. But we wouldn’t have given it up for ANYTHING! We had the biggest grins on our faces, and given that we spent the rest of the day on the high adrenaline rides, we kept grinning all day long!

There aren’t any photos of the rides. We were too busy riding them 😛

More to come!

Walking home from work

Since being forcibly stopped from my jogging regime by debilitating shin splints back in April, I have missed it more than I can say. So it has been so wonderful this last few weeks that Winter seems to have disappeared! With the days stretching themselves back out I have begun walking home from work again.

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I have been able to stop an photograph the magnolias like I wanted to, though I think they really are confused and think it’s Spring! I hope there won’t be another cold snap!

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And being able to have this view on the walk home is truly magical!

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I love the fairy lights through the branches of the trees reflecting off the water through the boats.

We truly do live in a beautiful city!

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