Friday, July 16, 2010

Tales to end

For a great number of reasons, mainly from my doing, or perhaps better said, because of my own short comings the Southern Vales part of my life has come to an end I am now living again with my son Hugh, this time in the eastern suburbs.

I hope to start a new blog soon...

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Dinosaur Petting Zoo

We all enjoyed the fun of the Adelaide Fringe with a visit to the Dinosaur Petting Zoo in Light Square this afternoon.
Baby dinosaur puppet
Baby dinosaur puppet
Baby dinosaur puppet


With the gift from Barbara of a 4 day pass to Womadelaide for my birthday, I enjoyed the first night with Dave last night.
Dave eating feral antipasto from Prarie Hotel
feral antipasto from Prarie Hotel
A cat in a hat?
A fun new title:
Twitterature cover
Dave and I enjoyed this group Mahoud Ahmed and the band Ethiopiques:
Mahoud Ahmed from Ethiopiques
Mahoud Ahmed from Ethiopiques

Monday, March 1, 2010

Seen at Anns home

Dropped into Ann's on the way home from work and saw this Kookaburra:
Kookaburra at Unley
Kookaburra at Unley

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Perth Zoo visit

After this mornings workshop at the Perth Campus, I took a walk then a ferry ride across to the Perth Zoo. With 36 degree heat it was a quiet amble around the Zoo looking for shade. The highlight for me meeting this delightful squirrel I thought this was a Numbat but am told its actually an Indian Palm squirrel (Funambulus pennanti) These squirrels were released in the grounds of the South Perth Zoo in 1898 and have gradually colonized an area of about 30 square km..
It was running free in one of the aviary enclosures near the penguins.
Indian Palm squirrel (Funambulus pennanti),
Indian Palm squirrel (Funambulus pennanti),
Indian Palm squirrel (Funambulus pennanti),
I sat down and it then laid down near me!
Indian Palm squirrel (Funambulus pennanti),
After this, it was back on the ferry across the Swan River, a free bus ride then a train ride to Fremantle.
South Perth Ferry terminus.
Perth Skyline

Sunday, February 21, 2010

My 60th birthday party

I had a celebration today for my 60th birthday (on February 18th) at my sister Ann’s unit at Unley. We had an afternoon tea ‘Open House’. Barbara, my partner in life spent a lot of time (and money) along with her family and of course along with Ann to make my special day the success it was. Thank everyone who came and also those who gave me best wishes and nice presents, but were unable to attend.
I got lots of nice red wine to drink!!
Birthday gifts
Afternoon tea
Cake Cutting
My bithday cake
The guests
Hugh,Chris, Jo, Kaye, Robert, Bec, Wayne
Birthday gifts

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Sunday afternoon at Meadows party for Chloe

A pleasant afternoon at Meadows with various extended family members (aunts, uncles cousins, grandparents attending the celebration of Chloe's 4th birthday yesterday.
Cake made by Bec
Some of the gang
Chloe the birthday girl
Chloe and Papa Dan
Valda, Margaret, Chloe and Joy