Sunday, 28 October 2007
Due to the Hobart Show Day public holiday on thursday (yes read it and weep NSW people), and a self declared creche holiday on Friday, this weekend seems to have gone on FOREVER. We didn't manage to go anywhere or do anything particularly spectacular but luckily it included enough fun stuff to stop us all from going a bit crazy. The highlight was dad's 70th birthday celebration on Saturday - and the incredibly well controlled cake decoration session which all the cousins participated in beforehand. Unlike recent cooking activities everyone demonstrated extreme control whilst decorating their cakes to take to mum and dad's place. Denny did Dad's which the rest of us all shared when we got there after some delicious pizza.
Jon did a lot of pottering around in the garden including participating in his most recently acquired hobby - planting kangaroo paws. He's planted about five now despite my gloomy predictions of their demise (we had a few in Sydney which died faster than you could say 'gosh it's hot out there').
I threw three runs together on consecutive days which is a record for recent times and today I took grandfather and granny out for a drive which although enjoyable and peaceful (compared to my usual back seat passengers at least!) is quite tiring for all of us.