Saturday, January 15, 2011

The Butterfly Effect

This was one big and beautiful butterfly! I snapped him out at Kentucky Roses a week ago. Kate has the most devine roses and the best Brownie (apart from Pam's!)

It has been a big Saturday. I worked for a few hours this morning and then Matt, the kids and I went into work and started pulling the shop fittings down. The studio lights, backdrops, TV monitors etc. The place is looking a little sad. 2 weeks to go.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Such sad times...

Hi Everyone...

Well if you have seen just a minute of news you would know that it is a pretty devastating time for many Aussies.

Mostly I don't like comparisons of any kind really... I am bigger/fitter/richer than you. My car is faster/newer/rustier than yours... My life is busier/better/worse than yours... You get the idea....

Anyway, so not being a fan of comparing one situation to another, as I believe each situation/person/circumstance is so individual and unique on it's own, I came across this on Jill's blog. It answered a few things I had been wondering about the recent floods and I thought I would share.

75% of Queensland has been declared a Disaster Zone.

The State of Queensland is approximately 1.72million square kilometres.

Our capital city, Brisbane, is the third largest city in Australia.

Queensland is approx 6 times the size of the UK.

It is approx twice the size of the US State of Texas.

The aftermath of Hurricane Katrina was 223,000 km2: The aftermath of the Queensland flood area is approx 1,000,000km2.

For me, that puts the enormity of the situation into perspective.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Happy 2011!

Yikes! Almost a month since I have blogged! Oh well... not long until I get my life back and work finishes. Then i can hopefully be better at everything. Home, Family, Friends, Blogging :)

Saturday was possibly the best party for possibly the best person. Tam celebrated her 40th birthday the only way that Tam could. It was an afternoon of Survivor meets Amazing race.

The kids enjoyed bobbing for apples and throwing water bombs.

Everyone enjoyed the Treasure Hunt. Followed by a relay pie eating comp. I knew Matt had this one covered!

Then there was Jelly eating or more like sucking with a straw.

Followed by an amazing obstacle course. Through cattle yards, over hay, through ropes, through goop and tyres.

Tammy did a super fantastic job! If you didn't have fun at her party, then I don't think you would have a good time anywhere!
Thanks for the great afternoon Tam, you rock!!

Anyone notice William Wallace and the blue team skipping some of the tyres in the obstacle course? Would that be cheating? ;)