Yesterday…

30 12 2008

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…the Gang had a lovely barbie-dinner-partay with Nige & Wills & Rachel & Yulan & Rogero & Maryanne & Rowena & Cliff & Alice & Sharon & Dave and all the respective kids, and didn’t manage to take one decent photograph – except for the rainbow shot earlier in the afternoon…





Narek’s new year opening…

28 12 2008

Anybody looking for a gentle cultural aside post the New Year pandemonium…

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…we rather like the look of those faux enamel numbers.





A cracker of a Christmas…

27 12 2008

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Well, the Gang had a lovely Xmas out at Marcus and Helen’s this year. After a week of scousie weather the sun burst forth and we all hopped into the classic aussie seafood fest. And then some. The only thing missing, of course, was the kids (who are somewhere in the Mexican jungle, hanging out in Mayan ruins.) And we left the dogs at home –  figured we could do without the relentless romping around with Spike…

Perfeck, it was. Just a few snaps here

Ha, ha, ha, not (really though, ya gotta laugh)!! Just had a phone call from Sammy Jo and Ginger, who ended up spending Xmas huddled in a lone shack by a lagoon in the middle of the jungle – no food or water – surrounded by howler monkeys and jaguars. Then the phone cut out, so we’ll get the rest of the story in due course…Meanwhile, my darlings – for when you do finally manage to get back to civilization and a computer screen – we thought we should share a little of our grande bouffe festive fare…

 

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Post script: Papa is rather alarmed, though…stick to the well-beaten tracks from here on in, okay?





Ho Heydy Ho…

25 12 2008

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Tom Moore, Car Wings

                            HAPPY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!!

 

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The Gang had a lovely pre-xmas fall-about with our darling old pal (and blowing partner) Netty, who dropped in for a night on her way to the family Coastal Christmas Camp. (…For those of you who may find this a tad confusing, over the course of our study at the ANU School of Art Glass Workshop the Gang had three principal blowing partners; Katie, Netster and Brennie – all of whom we love madly, as you know…)

We gave the Wapengo oysters a good flogging and got into a bit of a duelling-banjos in the wine department – pitting the Rocky Hall wine against some lovely numbers from the Barossa. What can we say, all bloody marvellous…

Meanwhile the doggies had a party of their own, which eventually exhausted them totally…

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We’re off to Marcus and Helen’s for a bang-up-jolly today.  Lots of love to you all, and we’ll see you on the other side of the chrissie hang-over….





Hither and thither…

24 12 2008

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Tom Moore, Flying Birds





Shelf Life…

23 12 2008

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Tom Moore, Shelf





A treat from Tom…

22 12 2008

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Tom Moore, Full Pond.

We thought we’d lead into Christmas with a Tom Moore ‘advent card’…better than chocolate any day.

For those of you who can never get enough, go to www.mooreismore.com.





The Wyndham School of Dancing Choreographic Competition…

19 12 2008

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(above) Siobhan and Isobel.

The Gang had tickets to the annual Wyndham School of Dancing fest last Saturday – but the last minute bolt to Melbourne necessarily put paid to that. Izzie picked up a swag of awards and at least we have this gorgeous snap to record the night. We’ll turn up next year, Iz, we promise…





One or two for Ginger…

19 12 2008

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The Gang went to Sharon’s workshop/studio for christmas drinkies yesterday evening – so thought we’d capture the moment for Ginger, on who’s behalf we happily quaffed the Moët and ate far too many Fry’s turkish delights. Golly it was good, but…





Blanchie in the Top 100 list…

19 12 2008

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The print’s a little hard to read (didn’t scan very well!!) but the long and the short of it is that Blanchie picked up a gong in the 2008 highest achievers/movers and shakers list.

Mind you, we didn’t need a list Blanchie – we already know you’re all that. Congratulations darl, and here’s hoping 2009 is even MORE stellar…