Monday, May 28, 2007

Pool and Spa Expo

1861As in this previous post we are still shopping for a pool or a spa. Last week we saw an advertisement for thePool expo at Darling Harbour.

Heaps of awesome pools on display. We really like the swim spas. Kinda the best of both worlds! The 2 leading contenders are spas from Monarch and Infinity Swim Spa

There are 2 ways that you swim in them. Either with the jets holding you in place or with a harness. Every time I think of swimming with a harness I can see Ralph Wiggum swimming and saying "This doesn't feel good!"

Monday, May 21, 2007

Super Hornets first drive

I forgot the sound they make! That sound brings back so many childhood memories.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Super Hornet nearly ready

1828Just need to clean up the cables, charge the battery and its ready to go!

Camden School Fete



Woke up to a gorgeous day today and headed off to the dentist. (YEAH!!!) We then went out to Narellen to look at pools. We ended up looking at Spas instead, nice cheesy ones with flashing LEDs, but still kinda cool.

Anyway, after that we stopped of at Camden for Lunch. The local school was having a fund raising fete. I had forgotten what these where like. Lots of sticky toffee, fairy floss, White Elephant stalls and rides.

Most schools don't have these anymore due to the insurance costs being too high. It was cool to see a group of parents and teachers that were happy to give one a go.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Super Hornet

1689I remember getting a Hornet as a kid. Cool RC car! I am building a Super Hornet at the moment. These new release Super Hornets are very different from the one I had as a kid.

The Plastic shell is a lot thicker (hopefully it can take more punishment!) At the moment I have just put on the stickers and built the back diff. I just got the radio gear and the battery yesterday. Fingers crossed I will have it ready ro race for the weekend.1693

Monday, May 14, 2007

Happy Mothers Day!

413Today is a special day! We show the mothers in our lives what they mean to us. Don't forget to give your mum a smooch today. (the picture is of Trudy and her idol. This picture is now in a nice frame and sitting on top of our microwave. It gives Trudy cooking inspiration)

Friday, May 11, 2007

Kitchen update - All doors done... but...

1747So finally all the doors are hung finally, but...

The kitchen guys forgot to do one of them. :( There is a door that swings the wrong way (we can’t open it fully because it crashes into the pantry). They are due back today to fix it and to build a vent box in the cupboard for the rangehood but Trudy and I aren’t holding our breath. These dudes aren’t the most reliable people!

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Kitchen Update - Power on

1819Finally... POWER!! That means tomorrow morning at breakfast I can boil the kettle AND toast at the same time! How modern.

Monday, May 7, 2007

Empty Cinema

1816The boys and I went to see Meet The Robinsons today. Trudy shopped instead :) . The movie was good, but the best part was that at the 11am showing it was just the 3 of us in the cinema! I think most people wanted to see Spiderman 3 instead. Cause we where all alone we could chat and eat our snacks as loud as we wanted.

Sunday, May 6, 2007

Kitchen Update - Glass Mosaic Tiles

1813 Back to the tile shop today. We purchased some Glass Mosaic tiles. The white tiles with the browns and oranges in the middle are going to make the splashback sing! Still waiting for the electrician, the plasterer (for the cornice) and the kitchen guys to come back and fix some doors on. This kitchen seems to be taking forever! :(

Friday, May 4, 2007

Kitchen dream/nightmare

Last night I had a scary dream about our kitchen renovation. It went like this...

The builders came back to install the range hood and to change the cupboard doors that hang above it. This was done while I was at work.

I came home that night to see how cool it looked. The builders had extended the cupboard length and installed the range hood leaving about a 1cm gap between that range hood and the cooktop!

When I approached Trudy about this her response was "I don’t want to upset the builders by pointing out the issue, let’s just live with it".

This reno is really affecting me! :)

Kitchen Update FREE TILES!!!

1810 Its great having a family member that is in the building industry! So today Trudy's Dad managed to get us 50 massive tiles (250mm x 400mm) from some tiler that over ordered.

We are going to get some nice mosaic tiles to go with them. Hopefully within 2 weeks the splashback will be done.

Wednesday, May 2, 2007


1804I spent some time at CeBIT today it was very geeky! The highlights for me? Using the code on my phone to register. (by holding up the screen of my mobile to an OCR thingy)

The other highlight? The 108 inch telly! (Sorry about the shaky picture I was just soooo excited)

p.s That Alastair doing the human reference size thing

We don't want to hear it!

To the 3 girls in the last carriage on the 5.25pm train leaving Wynyard tonight we don't care what cool music you have on your phone. GET A PAIR OF HEADPHONES!!

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Go Fifi!

1801So tonight is the final of Dancing with the stars This morning on my way to work I spotted some sky writting. I am not really a big fan of the show, but Fifi is the outsider and she has made it all the way to the final. Go Fifi!!