We have now had sunny days for the last few weeks with no hint of rain, at last !! It is still a bit nippy during the day though and cold at night especially as we are now out of wood for the woodburner !!
I currently have 2 or 3 Body Shop parties a week and the last 6 Sunday afternoons have been parties so, this weekend, Paul decided to take Nakita out in the kayak. Other than putting the kayaks in at the wrong place and Nakita getting stuck on the rocks, it seems they had a fabulous time so this may be a regular thing in the summer. Not sure how we are going to go with only two kayaks as, I am sure, Paul and Nakita will head off never to be seen again leaving Tallulah and I twiddling our thumbs ! Nakita's arms are still hurting her though three days later so she may have to build up her arm muscles !!
Tallulah has decided that she is fat and, luckily, has decided that she loves her food too much so is going to become more active. She already does hip hop but has now joined the scouts too. She also forced me to let her do swimming lessons in the school hols. Swimming lessons here during hols are called Vac swim and cost $1 a day (they go every day of the hols) plus pool entry so that's a total of $4 a day - equivalent of approx 2 pounds a day so I booked them both in despite Nakitas protests. I have also booked them in for the summer hols. Here in Mandurah they offer lessons in the sea for the total sum of $1 a day but Tallulah is still scared of sharks so they'll be back in the pool - she may regret that when the temps are in the 40s !!!
So you'll know the olympics are on. We are lucky in that Bejing are on the same timezone as us so we watch it quite a bit for the first time ever. This is definitely a sporting nation though, yesterday I went to the dentist and it was on in the waiting room (the fish tank had been removed) and each dentists room. I rang the beauty shop to book the facial with voucher Debs gave me for my birthday and I could hear it in the background too. We have been warned though that the Aussies are biased towards their country so you may miss the final of something as they'll cut to the ceremony if the Aussies win a medal. Not seen that as yet except in the gymnastics where they didn't show the last two teams as the Aussies had performed !! Still, it is good living in a nation where they win lots of medals !
02:10 - Wed 13 August 2008
- 'That' call
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