Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Sharing Weekends




After our dismal summer, it has been great to actually get out and about, doing things that make the week at work bearable.


What is even better when you get to share those moments with people you love.


Saturday dawned to a fine and warm early autumn day, not scorching hot, but still warm enough to visit Nobbys Beach. It was made even better because my grand-daughter was visiting and so we headed down to make the most of the last of the sun, surf and sand. The temperature was still around 25 deg. and the water temperature was still around the low 20's, which made a late, late season swim quite pleasant experience ..... something I missed out on during our summer of sorrows.


Sunday was also a copy of Saturday, fine and mild. So it was off to a community planting day, organised by the local council to help stabilise a local creek that has recently been reclaimed from invasive non native plants. So for two hours, we dug, planted, mulched and watered new plants to help our local environment and our local community.


After our free breakfast, it was then off to Kurri Kurri and to wander around the 9th Annual Nostalgia Festival. Rock 'n' Roll music, classic cars, Rock 'n' Roll music, hot rods, Rock 'n' Roll music, market stalls, Rock 'n' Roll music ... all combined to make the day a wonderful adventure, a real step back in time to the 50's and 60's era ... oh and did I mention the Rock 'n' Roll music?




Sometimes it is great to get some 'me' time on the weekends, however it is better when you can share your weekends with family, community .... and Rock 'n' Roll music.   

 

Monday, March 12, 2012

Farewell To Our Bummer Summer




Summer Sucks!


Not really, but the normal lazy, hazy, crazy of an Aussie summer was almost non existent as the Australian east coast came under the influence of a La NiƱa weather pattern which bought a  strong southerly air flow which produced wet and unseasonably cool weather. That was not to say we didn't have some great summer weather, however, it must be said those days were far and very few in between. 

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So I'd like to say farewell to our Bummer Summer and hopefully we will catch up with a sunny Newcastle summer next season.