A poor driver bent our clothesline. Brute human strength straightened the pole a little. We were finally granted an excuse to tie a motorbike to something and rev. This short movie evinces our attempt.
Glynn and I gathered firewood from around the neighborhood and carried it back to construct our bonfire on Scrivener Street.
Steve's fire-skills were in short supply so the handy can came out.
Jenny dragged K.P. around by a stick.
And then Steve spanked him while the fire grew.
In the end, our wild instincts reigned and Glynn was snapped here impersonating a possum.
Jen and I thought that pints would make a good dinner. (If you eat the occasional boiled egg, you can live on Guinness, right?)
Katy, Mike and the Humphrey stalwarts joined us for a beer in the afternoon sun.
Louis, recently returned from globe trotting, was painted by Hannah.
We moved inside with Nat and Ash, then the festivities were in full swing.
Happy St. Pat's Day, everyone. Did you know, my little bro (not pictured) has his birthday on St. Patrick's Day (every year, can you believe it!) So - he always has a big day even when his birthday is on a Monday, like this year.
Dad's vineyard is also a pumpkin patch. Here's Pumpkin with a hefty product.
The grapes have been harvested and my parents had a good crop of Chardonnay this year.
This is the Lachlan river at a spot called "Second Sands". The sands have shifted and the river is not quite the same as when I was a boy. However, a splash in the river was some welcome respite from the heat-wave (late summer?) that has arrived.
Jan and Les adopted two ducklings and they have grown large now. I learnt that male ducks have sex feathers. Can you pick the male?
Jen and I slung a leg each over the GS500 and rode to Bathurst. We stayed with the Peel Street lads on Sunday evening and then rode to Bateman's Bay via Oberon on Monday. It was pretty late by the time we arrived back in Canberra! (And my butt was rather saddle sore!)
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