Saturday, July 31, 2010

Southern Highlands Winery

Today Gladys and I went to a family reunion for my paternal grandmother's side of the family. Since the family is split between two locations - Sydney and Canberra (Australia's capital) we met right in the middle.

We went to Southern Highlands Winery for a loooooong lunch. It was nice to see people in the family that I haven't seen in about 10 years.

Stopping for petrol before we left.


Gladys was a little cold so snuggled up in my sister's ipod case. A perfect sleeping bag!

Reading in the car

I let Gladys have a sip of my wine.

At the winery

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Sydney show me the life

Yesterday Gladys and I took a trip into Sydney. We took a LOT of photos, most of course which shall remain a secret... :D

Sydney Harbour- with pretty blue skies despite the freezing winter weather we are having.

Botanic Gardens

Also saw China town, a bridge (perhaps you've heard of it?) and went on many train rides.

We had Japanese for dinner - delicious chicken udon and then went to see a University musical called "Beaudy" - an Aussiefied version of Sleeping Beauty. It was fairly terrible - but in a good way!

Plan for tomorrow: lots of crafting!! Will try and remember to take photos.

Monday, July 19, 2010

What makes a really good Tuesday??

Skyping family in America, snuggling with Bean (my puppy) under a blanket, eating custard and cake
and an ALL DAY Bones marathon!!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Look what came in the mail today!

I feel so bad that we've only sent one postcard! We seem to get one every 2 weeks!!! :)

Friday, July 16, 2010

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

work and play

Took the day off work yesterday to take my neighbour out for the day since it's the school holidays. We went to the mall, saw Toy Story 3 (again), got our nails done and went shopping.

Back to work again today. Gladys has been taking photos all around the office. Will upload them when we get home.

We've also been making a surprise to take home.... :D :D

Monday, July 5, 2010

South on the Pacific Shore

Went into Sydney today for some shopping. Didn't take any photos as it was raining and we were just running from sale to sale. You've gotta love the end of financial year discounts!!

Inside the QVB (Queen Victoria Building at Town Hall). We'll have to remember to take a photo of her Statue next time we are there!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Red, white and blue

Today is.... JULY 4!

In America that means Independence Day. In Australia it doesn't really mean anyting but we decided to celebrate as the Americans do anyway, sans fireworks as they are illegal :(

Gladys really wanted to see fireworks so I showed her some on my calendar.

Here is Gladys baking vanilla cupcakes for the party.

And then the not so fun job of cleaning up afterwards....

Lots of yummy American candy!!

Our favourite American treat - pretzels with melted rollos and peanut m&ms on top! DELICIOUS! We'd send you some Sarah but i'm not sure if customs would allow it...

Friday, July 2, 2010


Today we went shopping in town. We mostly bought snacks because we need to spend the afternoon baking things, to get ready for our 4th of July party tomorrow!!

We also stopped by the camera shop to print some photos for Gladys scrapbook!