Friday, June 24, 2011

Art and food

Finn chose for us to go to the Japanese Gardens at the Botanical Gardens for lunch on the last Friday of the school holidays and then we headed back out to MONA. We revisited most of Finn's favourites and managed to be in the right place for the 2pm "production". We went down the cool, dark tunnel to the new library. Finn lounged in a beanbag and leafed through some art books he'd found to his liking. He wondered why the piece in the pavilion had glass all around it - "is it to stop people going in there, do you think?"

Finn wanted to cook over the weekend. Saturday he made Florentine Tartlets with Frangipane and had enough pastry to fill with Chocolate Ganache from this recipe for the next night.

Mark found the perfect grill rack for the Jamie Durie firepot and cooked steak on Saturday, then followed up with sushi for himself on Sunday.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Cockle Creek

After all our visits to Cockle we finally did the walk to South Cape Bay with Finn. Mark and I had done it together not long after we met and we went part way with Finn with Mum and Dad way back in November 2005. I just dug out some pictures from that trip - look at how tiny Finn was then!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Movin', movin', movin.

Mark and I rearranged half the house over the weekend and Finn did his bit by staying out of the way!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

... and then it's almost over

It was freezing on the mountain. We drove up and got out into the snow. Finn loved walking on the ice on the puddles and hearing it crack underneath him. We didn't make our destination this week either but a stop for a snack and a hot cuppa before turning back made it a fun outing just the same - that and the mud on the way back.

The firepot got fired up again and lots of marshmallows met a firey end.

... and May rolls on

We had a lovely autumn morning at Glen Huon - crisp, clear and sunny. The boys were extremely excited not to get beaten again. Finn's goal was very cool - straight over the head of the goalkeeper into the back of the net - yay!

Grandad asked us to call around to pick up a surprise. We were expecting a chair for me but there was one for Finn too - it was a perfect fit.

Sunday morning we headed up the mountain for a stroll along a fire trail to Tom Thumb. We didn't climb up the last steep bouldery bit, but stopped for a rest, some chocolate and a gaze at the scenery down below before heading back.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Half-way through May

A fun weekend at home. The boys tried out the new firepot and pronounced it marshmallow-ready.
Grandad had finished Mark's new chair. The scale model had been transformed into full-size perfection!