Sunday, 27 December 2015

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Retro Monday



Effie's epic volunteer stint on Meet Me in St. Louis has wrapped..

Chris chopped off my head:

Saturday, 28 November 2015


I think he's getting taller..

Some Ferg art..

Monday, 23 November 2015

Some Effie Portraits

plus one of Gillian and a content doggie... plus some inspiring Effie art:

Thursday, 19 November 2015

Power Outage Fun

Power lines and poles came down outside the house while we were out for dinner with Chris (avoiding the first power outage). Walking the final half kilometre home..

Setting up the Dixit game:

Playing Dixit:

Cooking up some leftover Indian food on the beloved butane stove..

Ferg entertained us with doodles and caricatures..

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Set Painting

I'm not sure about the book painting/ aging, but Effie's fine extendo-roller skills should translate nicely to odd jobs around the house.

Also... whatever happened to painting in overalls?!?!

Saturday, 7 November 2015

It's a wrap - a great week at the lodge

Final day of croquet with Kiley and Gillian..

The fast-paced game of Pit..


Playing SuperFight!

An impromptu chorus of the Mulan song "I'll Make A Man Out Of You"..

The goodnight serenade of the Sound of Music's "So Long, Farewell"..

Some people actually went on adventures! Erich, Sam, Chris, Effie and Autumn at the Stamp River falls..

The lodge gang (minus a few who had gone home early.. and a Fergus)..

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

In their element

It is so exciting to see Eff and Ferg shine when engaging in various board and role playing games..

The 'Two Rooms and a Boom' social deduction game involves much negotiation and teamwork as well as a good deal of cunning:
The Lady Blackbird role playing/ adventure game:
Role playing games like Lady Blackbird are way too complicated and involve way too much dedication for me. Instead you'll find me cleaning up over at the Rummy Tile table..

Games and Stuff

.. plus the caramel apple crew and a little dog too: