Thursday, September 24, 2009

Presents from SA

Thanks Dawie, Magda, Dawie jnr, Marina en Lienkie!

Bribie island

Monday, August 17, 2009

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Potjiekos …

Last weekend we invited Gert and Elize over for potjiekos … so glad we brought our potjie with! The one thing that is really cheaper in Australia is ox tail (I remember it being really expensive in South Africa) In the shops you will find it next to the dog bones, in between gross stuff like pig ears, beef hearts and who knows what.

So we made a delicious ox tail potjie … mouth watering!!!

This was a little different because we had to do it on the gas braai, but it was so much easier than doing it on a wood fire.

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Gert and Elize:

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Me and Christiaan (Gert and Elize’s son)

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Me and Brett:

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Finally ready …

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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Ryan and Christiaan

Racing downhill in a park, boys will be boys!

Cycling …

Here are a couple of photos of us cycling with the kids.  There are so many stunning parks close to our house with wonderful play areas for the kids, so we o ften pack a little picnic bag, load the kids on the bikes and go park-crawling.  Not as exciting as pub-crawling, but the kids love it!!  Okay, slightly less often now that it’s winter and a bit cooler …



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Friday, June 12, 2009

Movie world

Here are some pictures from when Brett took the kids to Movie world a couple of weeks ago.

The kids really enjoyed the outing, off course the daddy was exhausted afterwards ... kids will be kids!

Monday, June 8, 2009



Just some photos of the kids' schools.

Ryan goes to Sesame Lane, about 1 km from our house. He loves it there.

Jess goes to a playgroup every day for an hour when Brett goes to gym. It was difficult for her in the beginning, but now she loves going there. On Fridays she goes to Sesame lane. I don't have any photos of her Sesame lane class yet.

It's been a while ...


Sorry, it's been so long since my last blog entry. The reason for that is that I didn't have much to write about ... life carries on. During the week we do the normal stuff ... work, eat, sleep. Weekends are great! We don't often go to spectacular places, it is winter after all. Winter ... yeah really cold. Temperature is between 15 and 22 degrees. Ha-ha! But apparently it will still get colder in July and August, for now we are enjoying really lovely weather.

We are doing well, obviously we've still got a fair amount of settling to do, but for now we are happy here. The kids are doing great, except for Jess getting all the ozzie bugs and me and Brett getting them with her. Ryan is still going strong.

Brett is cherishing his time at home with Jess, but typical man, gets despondent sometimes because he wants to be the one working. But with the economy the way it is, we are lucky to have an income at least. The great thing is the fantastic bond that has formed between the kids and Brett, especially Jessica. She adores her daddy, and went from "mommy's girl" to daddy's angel. Brett is also a lot more patient with the kids than I am, so I've got some lessons to learn there.

My work is okay, but I am generally tired during the week. And as a result not very patient with the kids (I'm not proud of that). But weekends are great, that's when I feel alive! Happy!

Here are some pics we took, enjoy!

Jessica and Noelle at Go wild indoor play area

Jessica looking at the ducks at a very nice park with a lake. Stunning place!

Ryan (spiderman)

Jess showing off her school bag

In the shower with teddy and a castle

The 2 boys (our house is in the background with my white car parked outside - left)

Jess loving the motorbike

This is about 50 m from our house, stunning isn't it?

Jess enjoying a mealie at the Redcliffe kite festival