Sunday, 21 June 2009

Best (UK) Fathers Day ever!

Mark got a lovely card from the kids (chosen by moi of course!) and Rhiannon had written some beautiful things in it about Mark, all unprompted. Then he had a couple of little pressies and (the best bit!) agreed to go whale watching today, at Victor Harbor which is about 60 km away.
Josh was none too impressed by the whole idea of driving up and down a coast line, pulling in at any given point to see if anyone had seen a whale! But I had been looking at the SA Whale Centre sighting log and there were some positive sightings yesterday and I had a good feeling that we would spot a Southern Right Whale migrating from Antartica to Queensland to breed.

Anyway, we headed off at around 11am, and got to our first view point - Basham Beach. It was just like a dirt track leading off the main road, and we pulled up. As we got out of the car, we heard a call from the whale in the sea in front of us!!!
It took my breathe away - I felt totally in awe and very emotional. The whale was less than 100m in from the shore and was just there "posing" for ages before slowly heading east towards Middleton Beach. Further in the distance were 2 more whales swimming side by side, blowing and rolling every now and then!

I mean, just how lucky are we to have seen thee magnificant creatures playing in front of us like that? And just "down the road" too! LUCKY is an understatement.
We hung around for a while and the kids were getting a little bored and hungry so Mark and I agreed to leave, although I am sure if we hadn't got the kids with us we would have sat there all day.

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

(5 minutes to) PARADISE

...well it's more like 15 but that didn't sound quite so awesome for a scrapbooking title LOL!!

This photo was taken back in Jan of Sellicks Beach. I just love the trusts and blues of the land and sea and the pure white talc sand that goes with it. We just need the spring to come and the temperature to hot up a bit so we can enjoy it with our clothes off!

Tuesday, 9 June 2009


Something random I found whilst trawling the net - it made me laugh so much I cried!!!
I love peeking at other blogs and am an avid follower of the TIM HOLZ blog. The inspiration there is incredible - he is so generous with his video "how to's" and his RANGER GIVEAWAYS. Fingers crossed for me I get picked...I haven't purchased stash for 6 months because of finances so to get a package from him would make my year!!!