Sunday, February 24, 2013

Odds & Ends - Beach, church & Freo

Hi all,

It's been a bit hectic lately, thus the sporadic posting here. Below are some pics of recent goings-on.

Gino's Cafe last weekend - waiting for take-away coffee

Eugene enjoying the warm water after a warm Perth day. This was 6pm and it was still a balmy 36 degrees C.

Eugene beach panorama

Karla beach panorama (Leighton Beach)

Cake on Saturday while Karla was playing at Jess' house. Note the Ninja Turtle...

Just love his eye's. Always reminds me of Karin :-)

Mum's favorite, and vice versa. Karla and I survive on the fringes, haha!

Last night before heading out to Freo. Yep, it was quite cool.

Freo from our vantage point at Gino's Cafe.
The Newport Hotel, a local icon and night-life hot spot.

Baked (plain) Ricotta Cheese Cake...

...and Vanilla Bean layer cake...I was (only just) able to resist this double temptation!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Sunday, February 17, 2013

The Pizza video

Pizza Bellaroma....Mmmmm!

Half-n-half : Peters Special and an "Aussie" at Bellaroma's in Freo. Started raining and there was a cool, gentle breeze.
What a wonderful change from the high 30's we've had of-late.

Our "favorites" :-)    ALWAYS

Grumpy monkey

Quinns Rock outing

 Yesterday we traveled North of Perth to Quinns Rock, which is where our mates Andre, Sonia and their daughter Sanchia live. They live pretty much right on the beach, so after lunch we strolled down and had a swim too. As usual with such relaxing visits, before one knows it it is getting dark. Got hom about 8:30 pm, watched a movie on the iPad and then off to Lala-land...aaaah, love weekends.

Karla, Sanchia and Geno enjoying lunch outside.

On the beach after our swim. The kids went "mountaineering" on the dunes too, which is why Eugene looks brown and dusty.

The 50 minute trip hom. Love my RX100!

As usual little mister Eugene went off with the fairies as soon as the movie finished (iPad in the car).

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Uithaak braai by Petie & Mariana - Bokke vir sports!

Petie with one of the numerous Heineken's consumed to help keep the 38 deg.C heat at-bay.
Man's gotta do what a man's gotta do :-)

Pool, umbrella, gazebo, esky and a braai....what more could you want?!

The "girls"...hoe se hulle nou-weer? "What goes on tour, stays on tour". Stoutgatte.

One of the cutest boys alive (along with Gene and Philip), and he is a chip-eating machine! 

Geno and his best buddy, Philip. He looks a bit down-in-the-dumps here having just hurt his finger.

Lighting the Citronella lamps to keep the mozzies away.

The buddies having a feed :-)

Monday, February 4, 2013

Karla starts High School, Eugene Primary School (yep, on the same day)

8am and on our way to Applecross Senior High with Karla.

Gino all dressed up and ready to roll.  Apparently they were taught to say
"Okie Dokie Lemoney Smokie" when the teacher asked them to do anything?!
Doubt it, but he was adamant, haha.

14:50 - Picking Karla up after day-1. The smile says it all.

Bubbling and telling me about all the exciting new stuff at school. She had a great day and I was so relieved!

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Little Creatures with mates (yesterday) and Freo this morning

Andre, Greg, me and Dwayne enjoying a beer at Little Creatures.

The beer vat's inside Little Creatures

One of the quirky waiters at Little Creatures

Artline "Sharpie" art in Freo

Andre Ludick and some braaivleis ready for eating!

Flat white + extra shot. Gino's at 5:45 this morning.

Freedom campers at South Mole in Freo

Bed? Who needs one?!