Little things, big things, other things….
It has been quite a week – filled with events, action, chaos and exciting news.
It’s hard to know where to begin so I shall start randomly (nothing new there!) on my NEWS HEADLINES FOR THE WEEK:
Mum and Dad are having a ball on their Trip of a Lifetime.
I would use a travel photo of them but they haven’t shared one yet! HINT HINT, MUM.
From the information gleaned thus far, they are having fun revelling in as many English historical sites as Mum can schedule – Chelsea Flower show was great but very wet, and Dad is apparently happily learning a lot of history. And when he gets sick of whatever castle they are at, he plugs himself into his ipod shuffle and lets Slim Dusty do the talking.
We have had a couple of phonecalls, many missed Skype messages, one semi-successful Skype chat and NO Facebook updates. I know, right? A couple of random garden shots have been emailed back but as yet, not ONE selfie has been shared. I am suspicious they are having WAYYYYY too much fun to update us! Heh. Either that, or Mum has forgotten her Facebook login again.
THE BIRTHDAY BOY
My husband had a party on the weekend. This IS newsworthy, as he is quite famous for his lack of social activity. After years of talking about it, we had finally tracked down a suitable wood-fired pizza oven for our deck and he decided he was very keen to try out his spanking new toy on friends and family.
If you read this post, you will know the first efforts at pizza-making were successful. Being hostess and chief pizza dough roller on Sunday night meant that precious few photos (make that none) got taken of the en masse results.
We were lucky to have many people travel from Brisbane and Gladstone for the occasion, with many staying on to have a sleepover – lots of fun (and not much sleep for the hostess!). NB Please note the behaviour of my cousin E and her husband J in photo above… I would say ‘get a room’ but they provided 6 beds for guests in their gooseneck trailer, so I’d better be nice!
Note also my friend OopsieMumma in this shot (teeny tiny thing in the stripey shirt, beside her suspiciously clucky-looking husband with E and J’s baby boy!). This pair were fantastic help in the leadup to the party, as well as during. Aren’t great mates worth their weight in gold?
As a result of the lead-up and party efforts, I seem to have caught Man Flu. A cough appears to have made itself right at home, along with a desire to crawl back under the covers for a month. I have also lost my voice – funny for my kids, frustrating for me, and (I suspect) another gift for my husband! Any remedies gratefully accepted…
Over at the BB of Oz Facebook page (which I really consider an extention of this blog) we have hit the 600 likers mark. Pretty fabulous! To celebrate I am going to host a little giveaway next week. When the Man Flu lets go and I get organised.
I have been asked to put together an exhibition of photos in a fabulous local pub. I am delighted to be asked but am currently tearing my hair out trying to choose images. If you can help me select a couple, I would be most grateful. I hate making decisions!
I had an email last week which blew me away. It was from the National Library of Australia, asking me for permission to archive this blog in the Pandora Web Archive . I was in town, sitting in my car reading this email on my phone and alternately grinning like a fool and then frowning, convinced it was a hoax. Several phonecalls later and it was confirmed. This little bush blog was chosen to help represent this part of Australian life, in this era, for posterity. I have no idea how many others are also archived in this manner, but I do know that I am stoked to be included!
Part of me wonders… how are readers in the years and decades and centuries to come going to see my blog? Will they laugh at point and say ‘Remember how they used to use HTML and everything was just 2D?’
And just THINK… your witty comments on my posts are ALSO archived for posterity! Ha!
Other stuff has been happening too – I have many fun cattlework photos for you, some foggy shots and ‘catch-up with kids’ images. But in my bleary, sleep-deprived state, I’ll bow out today with a snap taken at the end of our long, fun-filled weekend.
Right now I need a cup of tea and a lie down. See you, post-Man Flu. (Apparently I have til tomorrow to get over it – weaning work waits for no-one!).