Saturday, July 28, 2012
It has been just over a week now since we got our fire. It's made such a difference to our house. The house is not so cold and damp, and we don't have condensation on the windows anymore.
I've been borrowing a friend's gas heater until we got our fire. I think the gas was putting to much moisture in the air and giving me this cough, which has since cleared up after I stopped using the gas heater. I've been cooking a lot on the fire, making use of the heat. Tonight was the first time making bread in the oven to go with the soup I was cooking on top. The bread turned out beautifully and the house smelt amazing.
Here, I found Marty warming his belly up in front of the fire. He is such a character and he makes me laugh all the time. I love how his little paws are just hanging there.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Monday, July 9, 2012
I forgot what this one is called, but those teeth look pretty mean.
Deep Sea Squid
There were deep sea creature hats that the kids could wear for a little while. There wasn't enough to go around - lots of kids there.
Ginger was loving the cuddles and lots of attention.
Here's Sharon and Mr F making ice cream.
Sharon took us for a drive in her car, with the roof-top down, over the Harbour Bridge. They look a bit windblown but they loved it. This is when my camera died, so I don't have any more pictures of our stay. We went to the Power House the next day and saw the Narnia exhibition, which was interesting looking at the costumes. It reminded me of the Lord of the Rings exhibition that my partner, Katie and I saw while we were in New Zealand years ago.