We went away for the weekend, to stay at Beci's mum Marg's house in Rye. We did some babysitting on Saturday night, and had lots of relaxing on either side. It was fun hanging out with Ari, Tyke, Beci and Raph (and Rosie and Tess!).
Finally made it to Rye skatepark
The beach was great. 27 degrees - the best summer temperature.
On the weekend we had a garage sale. It was supposed to start at 8am, but we slept in because it was Joey's bday the night before.
It was also the opening of French's exhibition.
here's one of his wonderful imaginings.
And the night before, we had trundled along to an interesting, heckle-heavy comedy night at 99 Problems, with Dave as the headline act.
So, by the time we got moving, Keegan had been waiting downstairs for an hour already. He loves a garage sale!
As well as Rosie and my assorted clothing items, Emma had brought along a bunch of her stuff because she is moving to Alice Springs. We scored a food processor, which I have already put to good use.
It rained on and off all morning. See Tess taking shelter? She's not for sale, I joked to unsuspecting punters.
I sold a bunch of old jeans and stuff. "Why are all these jeans by Note to Self?", I was asked by unsuspecting punters.
Brendan happened to be randomly walking past wearing a ridiculous borrowed t-shirt. I furnished him with a nice yellow one in a better fit. Naturally, I charged him for it.
These guys relieved me of a few key items, while Keegan spruiked his own wares.
Tess had set up her own stall, but nothing was for sale. She didn't quite get the whole concept.
Afterwards, we had a few celebratory drinks down the road with Jasmine, Michelle and Emma. Romy showed up and she was meeting some other people. The blurriness of the photos is very indicative of our jubilant mood.
Jasmine was wearing a cool t-shirt.
What else? Bret stayed with us for a spell.
Bit of a carpark jib.
It was Jason's bday last week. We went for dinner after our yoga class. You heard right.
Sammy V was in town recently.
Sam is back on the bike.
Georgia and Mel launched their hilarious male stripper calendar at New Day Rising.
Leah was in town for the occasion, as was Bonnie of course.
Quite a dog-heavy occasion.
It was also Raph's bday a few weeks ago. He celebrated by cooking us all lots of food.
It was a fun and delicious gathering.
I went skating with Ed in the city that day when all the trees got blown onto cars and stuff. It was pretty fun!
I've been gathering footage for this clip since we went to Brisbane a few months ago and I went skating around the city with Ben. We got some good stuff that day; see the special Ben Ventress jazz part at the end. Since then, I've been trying to get more stuff that measured up to that standard. It's hard to capture the magic, especially when the appearance of a camera often seems to scare the magic away. But thanks to a trip to New Zealand, a few fun outings (and another visit from Ben), I give you Natural Wonders.