First of all there was New Year's Eve; hot, with very good company, swimming and some of this:
Then there was the January Ugly; a party by our pool where we started off with this:
followed up with a bit of this:
moved on to this:
decided it was the right occasion to finally open this:
(21 Year aged Chivas Regal, bottled in honour of the Queen's Coronation in 1954(?))
which resulted in faces like these:
and the pool looking like this:
After that there was a whole Sunday in recovery mode.
Then I started sewing again.
This is one is for Himself and once more a closer look at the print is in order.
And finally, there is THIS!Whew.
The holidays are roaring rapidly towards their inevitable fragmentation and conclusion. Next week the teachers are back for two days and, realistically, probably three. We then have a four day weekend in celebration of Australia Day and it's back to the frontlines on Wednesday the 27th :-(
We also have to cross the bridge that is the Baby Angel's new school. She gets back from Sydney on Friday and then there will be time for the nerves and dread to set in. I'm hoping Grandma and Grandad will take her on her first day to smooth the road.
Meanwhile, I am making the most of my time with Mum and Dad. I had better start doing some school prep though; I have started having those 'back at school in front of the class and having never looked at the text book before' dreams!