Monday, 29 November 2010

My Boy Turned 12!

It was Jack's 12th birthday yesterday! He, and a bunch of friends, went to Darklight Laser Games for a party, and had a whale of a time.

There is a whole lot of Lego action going on in our house right now!

Happy Birthday, Jack!!!!!

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Cute, Handmade Christmas Decorations

Just wanted to share one of my new favourite shops with you - kalaedoscope.

I admire the shop owner, Megan, because I know she is currently in the midst of writing reports, and STILL managed to open her own madeit store in time for Christmas! Megan is selling her crocheted Christmas stars, that look like this:

So gorgeous!

I just received the ones I bought, and they are cuter than cute! I couldn't resist the red and white ones, because I'm working on decorating our Christmas tree all in red and white this year.

Pop over to Megan's shop if you need some new, handmade Christmas decorations.

And, by the way, if you have a shop that sells red and white decorations let me know, and I might visit you too!

Thursday, 11 November 2010

A Do-er-upper!

Not far on from the Pink lake at Port Gregory was a little place called Lynton, where a convict depot was built from 1853 -1856. We walked up the steep hill to have a look at the ruins of the once stately residence, Sanford's House, originally inhabited by Captain Henry Sanford, the Superintendent of the depot. I fell in love with the house and wished it had been restored, because we could only look through the windows. The views from the balcony were glorious!

This area is well known for its windswept trees. Many of them look like this one!

Sunday, 7 November 2010

The Pink Lake

Just outside of Kalbarri, at Port Gregory, is a pretty pink lake, the Hutt Lagoon, which is pink because of a bacteria in the water. The bacteria is cultivated to produce beta-carotene, used as a source of Vitamin A and for natural food colouring.

An unusual, but awesome sight!

Saturday, 6 November 2010

Final part of my Kalbarri Tourist Guide!

I've been raving about our Kalbarri trip for a month now, so I thought I better finish it up with a look at a few things you should do if you ever go to Kalbarri:

This is the pool at the Kalbarri beach Resort. Nice place to stay, and kids remember the sparkling water and the big swan. Also, Jake's Restaurant is next door which has a Sizzler's style menu, making it easy to please the kids.

The Shop Around the Corner is a gorgeous shop with a whole range of gifts, gift-wrapping supplies and a room dedicated to books. Loved it!

Red Frangipani is another gift shop with jewellery and books. LOVE the name!

And finally, I can't guarantee that you will see any wildlife, but these characters were by the side of the road, and when we stopped to take this pic they didn't even jump away. Check out the cute joey in the Mum's pouch!