an early new year @ beaver lake

proper walk

the gang requested a ‘proper walk’ so we headed off to beaver lake

for the benefit of “ken”, that’s beaver lake, approx. 3km east (aka right) of Pine Lake, or Lat:=37.0625, Long:=-95.677068
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definitely a wide variety in the quality of beaver impressions
(ranked roughly from left to right in this observation)

walking the plank at beaver lake

poorer quality impressions were rewarded by walking the plank
(or in this case, half a fir tree)


then a quick ride back to the clarkes for a luvly tea/supper where I was sequentially thrashed at WII tennis, ping pong and trickster hand shaking (yes, I’m talking to you Miss. H!)

thanks all!

Some Christmas Grub

santa's grub

chrimbo pud

Santa and the reindeers got mince pies, carrots and Red Hook ESB, complete with tomato ketchup (at F’s insistence!)

Mum made real and choco-holic Christmas puds. Both most excellent, and with Brov’s brandy butter, they slide down very easily.

Finn @ 4


finn  @ 4

finn @ 4

Yikes! Finn was four last week, so we had his special celebration breakfast: pancakes with chicken stew.
Jump Planet provided the entertainment – and we didn’t loose anyone on the slides.

Big thanks to Victoria & Harriet for the cake!

Windy lake Washington

windy day on lake washington

A bit of a blow down at lake Washington and a mini-fetch was up, not enough to surf, but enough to get you wet if you stood too close to the drift wood.