Wednesday, December 24, 2008

One more Sleep-Merry Christmas

Our lonely little Christmas tree

Hello everyone, Just popped in to let you all know that I have been busy preparing for Christmas. Our family is joining us for Boxing Day this year and along with our son and his family from Qld the total number will be 25. Looking forward to the little ones opening their presents. Christmas is pretty special for kids. We will be all singing the Aussie Christmas Song that Julia mentioned in her blog. We alter the words to suit the family.

A happier Christmas Tree.

I would like to wish all of our family and friends a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I hope 2009 proves to be the best year yet.

Talk again soon Jan

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Home at Last

Ye Ole Quindanning Inn

I bet you have guessed by now that we are home for the Christmas break. We arrived home last Monday after a lovely five days at Ye Olde Quindanning Inne. I arrived home in time to surprise the girls on their sewing day at Gwen’s. I actually started knitting socks on that day why I don’t know’ because I can I suppose. After we left Goomalling we ventured over to Popanyinning via Beverley (which is another lovely character country town) where we caught up with some very dear friends for dinner. After we left Popanyinning we made our way over to Quindanning to our annual Christmas dinner weekend with our chapter of the Motorhome Club

Happy Hour with friends

. We arrived on the Wed and left the following Monday. We had our usual Disc Bowling Competition and some of the locals chose to join us. We also indulged in some rather unusual activities I won’t divulge all but I know someone in our house dressed up in a bra and lace G-string and it wasn’t me. The photo is too hot to publish and besides my life wouldn’t be worth living if he found out. We had a lovely dinner on the Saturday night and we had our usual gift exchange.

Our camp spot

Bill & I received lovely matching cups. I spent today making shortbread, brown sugar biscuits, Baileys fudge and an Icecream Christmas cake, it was very hot in Perth and whereas most people spent the day on the beach, I of course chose to bake. Duh! I probably won’t be blogging much over the next couple of weeks as I will be busy with Christmas and family. Please call in from time to time as I may have some things to add. I am looking forward to family coming over from Qld for Christmas. Hello to you all over there see you soon.5 more sleeps.

Talk again soon Jan

Monday, December 1, 2008

Photos of Goomalling

The Wheatbins (The locals call these "Dolly Partons"

Scrap Metal Sculptures

More scrap metal sculptures.

Ceramics of local history

Main Street of Goomalling

Goomalling Hotel

Goomalling Farmers Club

Parked in caravan Park

Please read early posting. Tomorrow we leave and head for Beverley or Poppanyining we haven't made up our mind yet.
Talk again soon Jan

Goomalling & Kellerberrin

Kellerberrin Post Office

The Main Street of Kellerberrin
We arrived in Goomalling about 2pm on Friday and met our new neighbours from Whyalla in SA Carole & Terry, and then it was off to SIS & BIL’s farm for a catch up and dinner. Saturday saw us catching up with the locals in down town Goomalling. They have a very nice coffee shop here and they also do a hot white chocolate equal if not better than you can buy in Perth. Sis came over in the afternoon and I whipped up a batch of biscuits which we all test tasted. Not bad seeing as I had to improvise on some of the ingredients. Evening saw us around the BBQ with the other residents for a meet and greet. Sunday we were up and at em and off to Kellerberrin which is about 120kms east of here. Now you may not know this but I was actually born there just a few years ago LOL. Called to see another SIL and Bro (don’t worry there isn’t many more) whom I haven’t seen for quite some time.

The new baby colt

Now they have a few horses on their property as they do a bit of Harness racing. In fact Bro was trialling a horse as we arrived. We took some photos of one of their horses who had just had a baby colt. SIL loves animals and makes a home for some stray cats. There is a photo of one of the wild cats that has just had kittens.

Mother cat

The rest are of the main street of Kellerberrin and the Post Office. I bet you can just imagine me roaming the streets as a little angel of a child. (Tongue in Cheek) On the way home we took a photo of the Ettamogah Pub in Cunderdin.Talk again soon Jan

Ettamogah Pub- Cunderdin