Fat Ball!

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Paul turned the remains of our thanksgiving gravy into a fat ball for the local wildlife (something attacked the one in the last feeder and carried it off into the night).

Here’s two something-or-others having lunch – you can see from my bird spotting skills that the YOC subscriptions were [[email protected]$$$#] well spent!

[[email protected]$$$#] = the sound heard when realising there’s no ‘pound’ key on this keyboard.

pound key = key that inserts a character like this ‘£’

More sub zero

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Dunno how low it went last night – for that I need one of those fancy high/low thermometers like mum and dad used to have in the greenhouse.

Day Tree Trip

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Since everyone appears to put up decorations straight after thanksgiving here, aiddy’s lost the annual argument over when to buy the tree . I did try to delay things by strapping the tree the wrong way round on the roof, but unfortunately it stayed put ;-)

Since we were in the neighbourhood we popped into see a windy but water level reduced (since earlier in November) Snoqualmie Falls

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quack quack

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Recommended for your first day or two in Seattle – a duck tour. Alternatively you could do what R & P did and do it on route to the airport on your last day.

The Captain of our duck was Captain Hal Aleluia – you get the idea…

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space needle through skylight

Export Beer & A Conscience Dilemma


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Great: the local Safeway has import Sapporo beer!

Not-so-great: hummm, import means floating beer across from Japan, that’s not exactly ‘eating local’ is it?


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Ah ha!: in this case import means driving it across from Canada

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Flying School


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Thanks to Granddad Chris and Nanny Kim the air has been buzzing with elastic band acrobatics.


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Luckily Paul was on hand to provide comprehensive flight training prior to the boys flying solo

Let’s go and find some snow


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The gang after round one of the great snow ball fight. Collateral damage on the sign above. Some of them are there still now – it’s dangerous to touch cold metal objects when the temperature is below freezing (and painful too!).

And yes, the points on the compass are a bit different here in the Pacific North West – apparently it’s all to do with the fluctuation in magnetic north this close to the Arctic.

six miles


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The tress on the Snoqualmie banks at Twin Falls State Park were absent leaves


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Six(ish) miles further down the road the trees are covered in snow – the difference between being above and being below ‘the snow line’.

Shopping


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The girls went shopping, so the boys got wet at the zoo.

Paul said “As you can see, Adrian’s hair loss has progressed somewhat”.

Double Whammy


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Two dead cameras. The Sony went all ‘smeary’ on us before we moved and is now all wrapped up to go back to Sony for a repair. The Canon, purchased to replace the Sony, has suffered a lens-won’t-go-back-in glitch, so that too is off for some TLC.

Hopefully things will go as smoothly as they did for Dan.