Saturday, December 29, 2012

iPad - Better late than never (and not a Mini)

Yes, finally took the plunge today. $409 at Meyer in the city, so it was quite a good price. Anyway, discovering a whole new world of Apps, and bought my B&W Photography magazine for $3.49, whereas the paper version is $18.50. Great stuff!

Karla on her blinged-out iPod touch

...Eugene on the iPad and Karin on her iPhone....

Eugene getting into "Bubbles"...

...which is quite addictive, as Karin and I soon found out, haha!

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Hawthorn, Corona's and sunshine

So, we travelled up North to my mate, Greg's place yesterday. He cooked a traditional "potjie" (Afrikaner stew), and while we waited we cooled down in his splash-pool enjoying ice-cold Corona's. Soon talk turned to footie and I am now almost a Hawthorn supporter, but still back the Dockers too...darned Corona's! Haha!

Eugene and Karla swam for hours and it turned out to be a great arvo. At some point the Chivas Regal was opened too.

Geno and Dante cooling down. Dante was like a lamb when in the water, but a real hooligan once he got out :-)

The girls cooling down too, with Eugene splashing them as per normal.

L to R: Me, Greg and Trevor prepping the vegies for the Pot. Men make the best chef's...

Aaah, reward for the hard slog in the kitchen. The pool, some icy Corona's and talk about AFL; all good.

Lorraine dishing up some traditional "potjie kos" from the traditional African camp-oven.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Christmas Lunch at Eat Greek

Some quick photo's from today's wonderful lunch at Eat Greek in Freo. I can recommend it, anytime. Great setting, food and atmosphere. The hosts are top-notch too!

(More photo's & a video on Facebook)

Greg, Karin, Briar, Karla and Geno at lunch. It was 39 degrees C, so thank goodness for air-conditioning!

Karin getting right into the Greek Dancing! (as she does :-))

Sunday, December 16, 2012

The kids & the Christmas Tree 2012

Karla & Eugene with our Christmas tree, Sunday - 16 December

Karla is really getting very good at playing guitar, and along the way Eugene is getting some free lessons too.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Hatfield Way Xmas Street Party 2012

Last night we had the chance to attend our second Christmas Street Party here in Booragoon, and it was another good one. It started of being quite cool, but got colder and colder as the afternoon drew on. By the time evening fell we had had sufficient port and sherry to combat the chilly evening air. The kids had a great time too, so we are already looking forward to next year, God willing.

Here one can see my car at right, so you can see just how close to home the party was. How cool is that?! 

...taken at ISO6400

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Eugene's last day at Buggles Day Care

So, today marks Eugene's last day of Day Care. Next year he embarks on his full-time school journey. In a way this is both a sad and exciting day. He had excellent care at Buggles and the most exciting things about today as far as he was concerned was the cake! Kids.

Eugene with the special cake (blue, his favorite colour) on his last day at Buggles.

The great team who cared for Eugene during his time at Buggles.