Friday, July 27, 2007

Adelaide Trip Part II

More from the trip... Now, my parents don't actually live in Adelaide, but rather, in the Barossa - a really beautiful part of Australia packed with vineyards and small touristy town jam packed with antiques and handcrafted items for sale...

Here is Bryn have his morning Cheerios...

Then out into the unfinished garden on a gorgeous day! My parents have just finished building their house and are now in full swing doing the garden. While we were there the front drive was being paved, and by now the back has probably been fully paved as well. I'm planning a trip back there in January with all three boys and by then the backyard should be fully landscaped...

It was also divinely warm while we were there, on the Saturday it was 20 degree, which explains the overexposure of my shots - the lighting in SA is quite different to that in Melbourne, the sky is wider and bluer and the sun shines with white hot light!

Firm friends chasing each other around the stacks of bricks...

Fetch Jacob, Fetch!

Mud, mud, glorious mud, nothing quite like it for cooling the blood...

Pro Hart, eat your heart out! (one of mum's students is Pro Harts granddaughter, just out of interest)...

Walkin' the dog, on the newly paved drive!

Some local neighbourhood boys playing in my parents paving sand - there are oodles of kids on the street, next door has three aged 12 and 8 years, and 2 months, then two houses up there are 5 kids aged 9 down to 3 years (including twins), and there are more kids down the road on the other side. The kids seemed to hang out in the street all day together, can't wait to bring the boys over in January for a play!

Bryn "gardening"...

Kicking a drink bottle around the driveway with "Dad Dad"...

Bryn's confidence with Jacob blossomed over the 5 day stay, by day three he was more than happy to let Jacob lick his hand...

At a local gardening centre. Now, not being much of green thumb myself, I was not completely convinced I'd enjoy high tea at the gardening centre, but it was a lot of fun actually. The owner have a quirky sense of humour which is reflected both in their tea pots and in the other items they sell at the centre...

Bryn loved being served tea (very milky tea) from the Giraffe teapot...

Isn't she gorgeous?!!! I want to start drinking tea and collecting tea pots now, hahaha!

S-Dad's "funny" sense of humour, LOL...

I thought this was a rather beautiful statue, situation right near the front door... Pricey though!

Oh, I want one of these! Wonder if it's too macabre for the kids??? They come in black too, but I like the red, so thematic!!!

2 comments:

Nic,Beren & Freya said...

Ive seen that knife stand before and think its hilarious. Love the statue too !g

Amanda O. said...

Oh what a cool cafe! I *love* the pot and the pic of Bryn waiting for his tea to be poured! He's just watching it soooo carefully and looks about ready to clap! LOL

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