Monday, November 21, 2005

Happy Thanksgiving to all My American Friends!

This is the kind of pie I am!!

Happy Thanksgiving to you all in U.S.A.

with love from Yvette

You Are Apple Pie

You're the perfect combo of comforting and traditional
Those who like you crave security

Monday, November 14, 2005

Caitlin at Southbank Sat 12th Nov

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Samantha at Southbank

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Saturday 12th Nov on Brisbane River

This is one of the Brisbane "City Cats' that Ferry people up and down the Brisbane River for very little charge. They are very fast - we did the journey from Hamilton to Southbank in about 20 minutes.

We took the granddaughters, Sam and Caitlin to Southbank for the day - we went to the man made beach and took a picnic - it was the best day!

This is me in a strong breeze on the City Cat. Not the best looking dame on the boat but I was comfy. Hair tucked out of sight under the hat!

Sam and Fuzzy had a "new" dress each! Thrifty grandma found them iin a thrift shop - $3.00 each - whoo hoo bargain!

The river trip is so cool - and very cheap - Eric and I have pensioner concessions, and the girls went on children's concessions - the whole round trip cost us only $7.50 about $5.30 USD!!

There have been loads of building developments along the shores of the Brisbane River in the last three decades. Very attractive private housing, and condominiums. Some god awful high rise too.

This is the city skyline - on the right , framed by the old Story Bridge.

This is the Riverside Centre - lots of office buildings, expensive restaurants and shops.

They have great markets here every Sunday, all day. Everything from leather work, and all sorts of crafts - historical photographic reproductions of old pictures of Brisbane in days gone by, handprinted fabrics, hand made furniture, paintings by local artists, toys, gifts, hand made candles, scented oils, all the usual stuff! Great food stalls too!

Notice the reproductions of old Mississippi Paddle Boats? These are great floating restaurants!

Next time - some info about Southbank!!

At the Brisbane Museum

With Grandma and Grandpa in the Dinosaur Garden

We had a great time at the museum on Saturday

The girls really enjoyed themselves! The dinosaurs (of course) were the favourite exhibits. But they also were fascinated by carriages and coaches and buggies on display - pity there were no models of horses in the shafts to give them a clearer picture of how it was. Mind you - it didn't go down to well to be asked "Did they have these to ride in when you were alittle girl, Grandma?" There was a man next to me who fell about laughing! Cheek!

What did surprise me was how long we stayed in the section with spiders, insects and birds, snakes, etc. There was a library there with lots of books on dinosaurs and snakes and they had a great time sitting there looking at pictures. The ant farm was great - they had a blue light (black light?) to shine on the burrows and chambers - and there were lots of creepy spiders to look at - fortunately NOT alive!

There were plenty of interactive displays too - which the girls loved because it was such a change not to be told "Don't Touch" - plenty of videos and large models of sharks, whales and stingrays - all guaranteed to make a little girl shudder with delight!

We took the girls to Southbank for a picnic - and have promised to take them back there this weekend , to swim at the man made "beach" there and picnic on Picnic Island. The playgrounds there are wonderful, very innovative and helpful for kids who like to use their imaginations. It's all slap bang on the banks of the Brisbane river too - so much activity and so much beauty. It's years since I was last there!

We drove in and parked the car - a mistake because there are so many car parks we took ages to find the one we had parked in - and walked miles! This time though, we will take the City Cat up the river from Hamilton Wharf and get off right by the "Beach" - less walking for Grandma with her very sore knee. Will post more pics of our next trip. Including some of the CityCat and the river too - Brisbane is such a pretty city!

Friday, November 11, 2005

Another Set Done!

Finished another little set - there are boots to go with it now! Yarn is Panda Angoretta in Royal Blue (nearly finished it all boo hoo!) and Red Heart Super Saver in Banana Berry. I get the Supersaver from a wonderful seller on eBay Sheryl716.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Four of Caitlin

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