Tracieisland

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

MERRY CHRISTMAS !!

Well what a gift ........ we have finally found a fab church.
and our 'quiet first Christmas' we had expected, turned out to be not so quiet!!
Christmas eve we spent with new friends from church sharing big Christmas dinner and today has been great with a big Christmas lunch again with our fab neighbours.
I can honestly say l feel truly blessed......

Sunday, December 16, 2007

video

What old people do for fun...

Has me in stitches every time !!

Monday, December 10, 2007


BUSH FIRES !!


Whilst all the family went out shopping for my birthday present l experienced my first storm whilst living here!! There were great flashes of fork lightening and l did think that they looked low enough to be hitting the ground, then there was the rumbling thunder; it was so loud.


A little while later when the wind was really howling furiously l noticed smoke just over the hill from the balcony; then noticed a couple of helicopters and an light aircraft, the skies were grey and it really was quiet eerie as l didnt know what was happening. Gradually the two choppers were joined by eventually five more. It turned out that the lightening had struck the ground catching the grass alight and with the wind gusting it spread like wild fire (boom boom) l now know what that expression really means!!


Within a couple of hours they had got it under control by using the water from the reservoir thats not far from here. The emergency services are fantastic and l never fail to be impressed by their courage and speedy responce.

Unfortunately my camera couldnt focus that far but if you look closely you can see a few choppers.




MY FIRST BIRTHDAY IN OZ.....

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

NO THIS WASN'T DUE TO A NAGGING WIFE !!



At least it feels like christmas at night!!!
It can't be christmas during the day its too hot!!!


KOALA'S

It must be koala season! When we was returning home at 10 in the evening a loala was just sitting on the pavement.
This one crossed the road in front of Lukes car at night.
Lastly yesterday a mother and baby koala's were sitting in the tree at Claires school playground; Claire said they were so close and were fast asleep. AAAhhhh!!
This picture isnt very clear but its worth trying to post it you can just make it out if you look closely.