Sunday, August 7, 2011


Our very special weekend started Friday with the arrival of Joel and Imogen from Brisbane. It was Imogen's first visit to Canberra, apart from the obligatory school excursion visit many years ago. As you do, we started with a tour of the usual suspects in the Parliamentary Triangle. This part of Canberra looked very picturesque on Friday in the warm winter sunshine reflecting off the lake. Imogen liked our visit to the National Gallery the best.

....even though it took her a while to get that the Sculpture Garden is not really a "garden" in the Brisbane sense (more of a drab, olive green bushland really).

The next big event to celebrate on Friday was Ollie's 7th birthday. He says he can always pick the present that I wrap for him.......apparently I always use striped paper!

Apart from his passion for all things scientific and snow related this gorgeous boy loves Lego Star Wars, Lego Harry Potter, Lego Ninja(?), Star Wars heroes and villains, and fantasy he's easy to please on birthdays.

Ella loves the boys' birthdays. She's happy when they're happy, there's always beautiful food and chocolate cake, lots of laughter ...and time to be with her favourite boys (apart from her Daddy).

And this was just the opening act to our very special weekend.

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