Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Boat life


 About a month ago we had some friends visit us...

Then today when vaccuuming we found this on our living room floor:

I think we might need to start closing our windows when we leave the house!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Spring in Sydney

View on the walk from the Spit Bridge to Manly

It's nice to have Luc back if only for a short while.

George and I looking a bit uncomfortable staring into the sun

Sunday, July 10, 2011

the living room

For those who are interested, I'm starting to post photos of our apt.

Monday, July 4, 2011

we did some gardening over the weekend

from this...

to this....

 (ps this is our balcony. Darcy- you asked ages ago that I take some photos of the apt and post them. I'm getting there...)

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Blue Mountains Long Weekend

Nothing like a bush walk in the rain

followed by Romanian folk music and beer while sitting in front of the fire at the local pub

Can the Queen have a birthday every weekend?

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Sri Lanka

A few highlights from the past two weeks in no particular order...
There doesn't seem to be much dairy or beef in sri lanka so we're not all that sure what they do with the cows... Right after we climbed sigiriya (in the background)

on a very crowded bus... our usual way of travel...

sunrise at adam's peak

the monkeys of sigiriya

At dambulla caves

hanging with the monks at sigiriya

I have a ton more photos which I will upload to flickr in due time.   All in all, it was a fantastic trip.

Love, Tamara

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Weekend photos

A few highlights from the weekend...

Friday night date night- on the ferry, heading to the Symphony- oo la la

Sunday morning post- gardening- gorging on tamarillos

Sunday afternoon sailing with Doug and Jo- resting for a drink at Cockatoo Island
Doug, Jo, George

doug, jo, me

george, jo, me

doug, jo, me.
phew.  i think that's all of us

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Two photos from the week

rainy nights sailing- Tom and George at the helm

heading over the bridge- my walk home from work

Friday, March 18, 2011

The Grate North Sydney Desert

This is a story about a garden and a building.  Once upon a time there was a semi-ugly but did the trick apartment building in North Sydney.  George and Tamara and about 100+ other people lived in this building.  Half the apartments had beautiful views overlooking the Harbour.  The other half had a view of a bamboo grove growing in front of the building.  It wasn't the nicest bamboo grove but it was green and it gave the building a nice feel (especially as it was the front of the building) and people liked it.  Then, one day, all the residents (well the residents who rented) came home to find the bamboo cut down.    

A war started.  Well, a war of words.  Notes were left in the lift.  "Cleaning happening outside the building" "GIVE US BACK OUR BAMBOO" "Car for sale" "WHERE'S OUR BAMBOO" "Volunteers needed to plant front garden" "WHAT??? YOU CUT DOWN OUR BAMBOO AND NOW WANT US TO VOLUNTEER TO GARDEN".  Things would quiet down and then someone would leave another note somewhere in building and it would start up again.

Tamara and George thought the new bamboo-stump-and-rubbish look for the front garden wasn't the BEST, but mostly just felt the whole thing was amusing.  Things quieted down.  

And then, one day last week Tamara and George came home to see this:

Ah the joys of North Sydney living.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

The return...

I've been terrible about blogging- I admit it.  In an attempt to return to the blogosphere, Darcy had an idea of posting one photo per week.  I thought that was a bloody good idea.  So, here we go:
Saturday afternoon off-shore racing
This one is from two weeks ago, but since yesterday afternoon I was doing virtually the same thing, I figure it doesn't matter.  Saturday afternoons are now spent sailing on the high seas.  Except the seas haven't been particularly high, and I don't do much in terms of sailing the boat.  Mostly, I just add weight.  Still fun, though.