2018 Highlights Week #19: earrings and other gems

Sometime in the process if packing up our house and going to Adelaide and coming back and unpacking our stuff, all my favourite jewellery disappeared. Not sure if it was stolen or lost, and I guess I will never know. Since then I have slowly built up a new collection, but was still feeling that I lacked earrings. Fortunately Zachary can be convinced to whip me up a few – so now I don’t have to feel like I am wearing the same ones every day.

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2018 Highlights Week 18: poke bowls

Sebastian having school holidays is a great bonus to the rest of the family as it means he does more cooking. Here is the fabulous poke bowl he whipped up one night.

2018 Highlights Week 17: fermenting fun

Sebastian decided to try his hand at fermenting these school holidays.

I was at work in a teleconference when I received a text message from Sebastian – he has burned his foot by pouring boiling water on it and needed to go to the hospital…

Apparently, all had been going well until Sebastian decided to sterilize the glass jar by pouring boiling hot water into the room temperature jar. Surprise! It cracked, covering Seb’s foot with water.

Family legend will now never let us forget how Zac played his cello while Seb’s friend Martin struggled to clean. Or how Zac, discovering Seb soaking his foot in cold water in the bath, complained that he was planning to clean his euphonium. Or the number of times Jude texted “fuck” when he finally got my messages an hour or so later.

James took Sebastian to the hospital where the plastic surgeon commended him for having immediately put his foot in cold water and stopped it burning further. He has significant burns, but they were all superficial.

So the next day he finished off his fermenting and we just all had to await the results!

2018 Highlights Week 16: high tea

For Jude’s family birthday celebration this year, he choose high tea at the Hyatt.

So the boys all got dressed up and we were fortunate to be joined by Jasmin.

There was lots to choose from.

And a lot got eaten.

2018 Highlights Week 14: Easter coast visit

We spent half pur Easter visiting Merimbula, heading down Thursday afternoon to arrive just as the sun was beginning to set.

Usual activities of SUPing, hanging out at the beach and boogie boarding ensued.

Nice to get away for a couple of days and see John and Jackie – and the sea!

The boys also had some fun in the spa. Must admit I gave it a go myself.

And always nice to have an Easter champagne.

2018 Highlights Week 15: derby weekend

Pretty much the whole of the weekend was spent at Tuggeranong as I benched the Rogue Rollers for their tournament weekend.

They are a new team combination this year and we were really happy with how things worked over the tournament. We had a couple of big victories, but the game we were most happy with was this one against VRDL’s Notorious VICs where we did much better than expected.

It was also a fun weekend for Sebastian who took on the role of Line Up Manager and really seemed to enjoy it. James meanwhile was reffing, and all three boys played in a junior game on Sunday. So great all round!

2018 Highlights Week 13: walking a euphonium

Zac has band practice three days a week. Some days we can drop him or pick him up. Others, he walks. His euphonium has its own wheels.