Saturday, January 3, 2009

The season

Well, it's been a lovely Christmas/New Year's break, I must say. Quiet, relaxed and not too hot (which makes me happy). We headed out to the farm for Christmas and had a lovely time there. I'm still in holiday mode - until tomorrow when, sigh, it's back to work - so here's a post in pics. It's about all I can manage right now...


After Christmas we left the little guy with my parents and went camping so I check out my new six-man tent (a vast improvement on Shaun's three-man tent - what size people do they base these measurements on?!). Let's just say that the weather at Mt Kaputar, about 90 mins from Mum and Dad's, was not the best. Still we pushed on. In the mist and rain. Shaun insisted we camp. It poured ALL night. POURED. I left a wineglass out overnight and it had two inches of water in it in the morning. Needless to say, we didn't get any sleep. But we did at least find out that the fly on the tent is ace.

While we were there, we saw a rarely spotted animal. This:

It's the Kaputar pink slug. Found nowhere else. Thank goodness for that. You think I am kidding? No, it's real. Scroll down here.

What else?

Someone's pretty enamoured with his Christmas paints and his new pirate hat. Also with the reflector sunnies I got sent in a press kit.

He is also digging the gorgeous sunlounger Shaun bought me for Christmas. Apparently it doubles nicely as a toddler trampoline.

My parents bought him his first 'big' bike for Christmas. He's doing well on it.


Melody said...

*shudder* SLugs! *shudder* And a bright pink one at that!!! *shudder*

Looks like a 'different' way to spend a bit of time away from the boy. Camping, especially in the cold and rain is so not for me, but I hear a lot of people think there is nothing better! *heehee*

Surfing Free said...

Yikes that slug is FOUL! You guys can certainly keep them up there.

petite gourmand said...

Wow..I've never seen a slug that colour!///crazy.

I can't imagine being in a tent in the rain during christmas holidays.
a snowy igloo maybe, but not a warm tent.
must be nice...

Happy new year!