Summer holiday in England – part 4

The weather was a bit hit and miss, but I found a day that might suit our needs perfectly.  It was scheduled to be warm and sunny in the morning and early afternoon, clouding over from the west, with rain in the late afternoon.  

So we headed as far East in Kent as you can go (almost) to make the most of the sunshine.

Yup – a day at the beach! Read More

Summer holiday in England – part 2

One thing I’ll never tire of is walking around the village where my parents live.  The kids were relatively disinterested at first, but they soon got into it and we had a blast walking around, looking at the alpacas in the field (there were there 2 years ago too) and also peering at the posh houses.   Read More

Summer holiday in England – part 1

Hello dear friends!

Apologies for the brief lull in activity – I’m about to make up for lost time, so bear with me.
I’ve been away, back to Blighty, to the Motherland to see my children.
Doesn’t seem that long ago that they were here in Perth with me.
Time flies.
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Christmas 2013 – Tern Island and Perth

The girls all wanted to go for a walk, so Henry stayed home with Jay and I drove the girls a few km down the road to Safety Bay so we could walk around Tern Island.

Fun fact, Tern Island isn’t actually an island.  Its a spit of sand thats well and truly connected to the land.  It encloses the a shallow lagoon that the kite surfers use as a wonderful freestyle kite playground.  I’ve posted a ton of pics of these guys here before.

Anyway, despite it not being an island, the tide was high and we had to wade out across the shallows to get on it. Read More

More from Christmas 2013

Damn, I’m slack – I was meaning to do a post every few days to get through all these, now it’s a month late and it’s not so relevant.  Ah well.

Anyway, continuing the theme – we spent a lot of time outside (as it wasn’t stupidly hot) and the beach, being pretty much on my front door step, was an obvious place to hang out for Ella and Henry! Read More

Christmas Lights

One thing we have done ever since I arrived in Perth is to visit the local Christmas lights on Christmas Eve.  A local street is pretty much given over the entire neighbourhood with thousands of people turning out to look at the incredible effort the residents have gone to.

I know this post is out of order from the other one, but I kinda forgot I had all these pics on the other camera!

Ella, Henry and I got in from the flight in time to have some (now cold, the flight was an hour late) pizza and then we all piled into the 4wd with kids sitting on each others laps (it’s not far to drive and only via deserted back streets) and drove to the closest park to the street, parked up and walked over to join the crowds. Read More

It’s Chriiiiiiiiiiiisssstmaaaaaaas.

Yes, it is, as yelled by Noddy Holder in that old faithful seasonal refrain, ‘Merry Christmas Everybody’

I hope you had a brilliant Christmas – I certainly have!

But first, a small apology Read More