Monday, June 29, 2009

The Show!

Just got back from the Townsville Show, Thanks to the Starlight Foundation.

What a great time we had!

The kids had their best show yet I think.

We went fairly early so they got the chance to get a good look at the livestock.

Had a good go in the rides.

Jack and Will had their first drives in a Dodge-em and they did really well.

And Show bags and a feed to boot.

I'd like to make a BIG THANK YOU to the

Starlight Foundation for making this all Possible.


Please check out their website in my links, They do such good work!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Kate on Spotlight!

Kate's class was on spotlight today at assembly which means they get to stand up (most anyway) and present a story or act or something alike.

Kate's class has been writing a story about dinosaurs.

The first few students read a paragraph each then every other student spoke about their drawing of their dinosaur.

Kate used her Liberator 14 to talk about her dinosaur to the whole of the school.

She did very well and was very chuffed with herself.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Let There Be Light!

These are my lights for My (Kate's) Delica

Fitted them today!

EDIT - Had to remove them again as they are not legal in Aust......Oh Well!!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Hello To Nathan!

Hope all is well and not to boring in East Timor!

Queen's B'day Long Weekend.

Well another four days at Broadwater was on the cards for the Droopy family again.

The Camping Trailer that we usually hire was written off a few weeks ago in a accident (no one was hurt, luckily) So I had one week to get our trailer back up to scratch.
After hitting it with the wire wheel on the grinder and a couple of coats of KillRust (the inside only), next was to flip the axle under the springs to give a bit more height and to make room for some new (second hand) ATR tires, greased up the wheel bearings and she was ready.
The new flaps worked a treat as there was hardly any dirt or mud on the front of the trailer. I made them last week!

This time we popped in on Jim on the way up and he then returned the favour by popping in on us at camp.
We even came across another Delica Club member camped there So Hello to 'RuledbyVenus' Nice to meet you and your crew and to tag and be tagged by You. (First time I have been Tagged :lol: )

The weather was superb, Crisp cool nights and clear days.
The kids got straight into the mood of it and took off to the closest mud hole they could find to show me their off roading skills.

I even had to do some 'Roothy' inspired bush mechanics.

And nothing beats a cup of brewed coffee, Hot Chocolate, pancakes and a fire on a cold camping morning.

It's a fantastic drive in and out of this State Forrest, I always find the need of a pic of the view.

The Tribe:

(This pic was taken whilst stationary)

The Kids had a play with cylume sticks and long exposures on the camera and this is what we came up with!

We will probably be heading off somewhere again for the school holidays, So a bit more work on the trailer