Monday, March 20, 2006

Long weekend

Today was Canberra Day so of course was a great excuse for a public holiday. We got up nice and early and went down to Old Parliament House for what seemed like very small celebrations compared to past years. It was also Navy Day and they run a promotional whatsy in conjunction with everything else. We wandered past the helicopter and promised the kids that next time we saw Uncle Ben then he would take them on a tour. Well lo and behold, next thing - we run into Uncle Ben! Of course he couldn't leave his promotional stand thingy to take us up to the helicopter but the kids were too shy to ask anyway, lol.

The girls had a ride on the teacup ride and looked very dizzy! Billy had a few goes on this HUGE slippery dip and loved it. Then the obligatory go on the moving clown heads for an el cheapo prize and we were off to the Pancake Parlour for brunch.

Other weekend duties were painting the dining room. I now have one absolutely gorgeous orange wall. We filled in the 'spare' front door and hopefully next week I will be painting the concrete stairs that lead up to our front door and also the new spot which used to be the old front door (long story, lol).

I also got the old faithful MM rubons out and put this on one of our dining room walls and I LOVE IT! Now I have to invite some friends around for dinner ;)
Mmmmm it doesn't show up too well! It reads "If you accept a dinner invitation, you have a moral obligation to be amusing. - Wallis Simpson - "


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some great reno's happening at your place, eh?? Where's a pic of the orange wall ?? That quote is just tooooo much !! LOL !! Very clever and courageous to do something like that!!
Debbie K

9:55 AM  
Blogger Sallyd said...

Glad I saw the close up...Fab idea

2:22 PM  
Anonymous auntytraci said...

Love that quote and idea Miss P - might have to pinch it myself!

2:18 PM  
Anonymous karen said...

Love the quote and would love to meet the friends who aren't intimidated!! LOL

8:43 PM  

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