Hot tub


Emptied, cleaned and refilled the hot tub this weekend having decided that we really should give it a try

chemistry lesson

It was at this point that I realised I should have paid much more attention to Mr. Jefferson’s chemistry lessons.

Having defective colour vision doesn’t help much either, which might explain why we all came out “splotchy” ;-)

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Wet Juanita Bay


We had a little walk at Juanita Bay Park. ‘F’ was so exhausted from yesterday’s tiny treks and a sleepover with D and F that he had a little ‘moment’ and then crashed out.


Mum and H returned from seeking the turtles to find Dad and F asleep in a nice dry spot under a tree.


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Wet Day

wet days

After some really great weather, today was/is a wet day. MTB ride canceled :-(

Still, it keeps the place green…


full mouth of teeth


‘H’ showing that despite a wobble, all teeth remain present and correct!

Most Serene


2500ft altitude gain in 3.6 miles (oh, that’s not including the quick jaunt up to Bridal Veil Falls and back) so this was a hike sans-kids.


Hard work for unfit people like me, but the reward at Lake Serene was more than worth the effort.


Thanks much++ to Martin for getting it together (although compared to cycling over the Himalayas, I think we had it easy).

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Joseph treated us to a fish supper treat; Mediterranean style. Yum.


It went down well with the kids too!