Monday, May 23, 2022

Feijoa Inspiration

Normally I admire the flowers on our feijoa tree then watch the fruit fall to the ground and be slowly consumed by possums, birds or bugs. This year I collected a few of these strange fruits and after a little search on the web found a recipe for Feijoa Crumble Slice. Feijoa's have a strong intense aromatic flavour but this slice served warm with ice cream was delicious.

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Ella's Crafty Projects

There has been a crochet frenzy - a handmade blanket and octopus for Aunty Susie's big birthday that is coming up.

Learning something new - embroidering with her own design which was made into a pouch.

Monday, May 16, 2022

Looking Good

I think I have spent more money on Indi's haircuts than on my own! We tried Petbarn today and opted for a wash with a scissor trim to take off the tips. They did a good job and she looks great! A day at the pet shop certainly is tiring and requires a post cut treat and nap to recover!

Saturday, May 14, 2022

Let There Be Light

We had a long list of electrical issues that had been gathering and so made the plunge to arrange for an electrician to come around the fix them all up. 

We purchased new table lamps for our bedroom which are much brighter enabling me to actually read at night without squinting!

The light above the bathroom mirrors both had corroded and were replaced. Various other boring jobs were completed.

Friday, May 13, 2022

Pincushion Hakea

 What a gorgeous flower! A large tree in full bloom spotted while out running with Cath.

Sunday, May 8, 2022


What a treat! We took the plunge and emptied our wallet to purchase tickets to see Six the Musical at the Canberra Theatre. It was also Mothers Day so was extra nice to spend time with the whole family plus Cath - who was supposed to go the previous weekend with her family but Covid foiled those plans so she came with us instead!

Another simple but awesome production. A total of 6 actresses and 4 band members (plus all the backstage / lighting crew) with same backdrop given different moods through variations in the lighting.

Each actress represented one of Henry VIII wives. Each sang their own story with modern twists on historical facts. Great show.  Post musical, we met Eoin and Aoife for a lovely Thai dinner at Lemongrass.

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

New Opportunity

At the end of May, Andy began his new role as the inaugural Director of the Australian Community Climate Earth System Simulator - National Research Infrastructure commonly know as ACCESS-NRI. It's a bit of a mouthful and a title I'm struggling to remember. Currently he is working 4 days in the new position located at a new premises but still at ANU and spending 1 day back at RSES.

So far everything has been going well. At the moment the main focus is recruiting - there is potential to have 20+ people in the group. He has also been on a few interstate work trips - what a novelty!

So if you are interested in more info, here is an article ANU did....