Wednesday, December 14, 2011

men at work

One of the nicest things about being back in our house is actually being back in the
street with all of our great neighbours. There is a lovely community feeling, and
most of the men exercise together at ridiculously early times of the day.
I didn't realise how much I had missed it until we were back here.
We decided to have our closest neighbours in the street over for
drinks over the weekend. We had my new favourite drink - mojitos - mixed
by the family affectionately known as the Spaniards - they have lots of stamina and
scoff at the Queensland habit of being asleep before midnight. Needless to say
there were a few sore heads the next day.

they must be good for you with all that
fresh mint and lime juice

I have been back at work this week and the boys have been hard at work in the garden, starting the big job of landscaping.

boy of the house helping with the landscaping. I had a warm maternal glow
driving off to work thinking how good it was that he was helping the man of the house.
Apparently not 5 minutes later the novelty wore off ......

they both pushed through the heat and humidity to get the job done

spotted dog of course had to be in the photo! The driveway had
been cleared when I got home after work, with some pebbles
used around the pool and some around some paving
in the back garden.


  1. I love a good mojito and shared with friends is even better. ;-)

  2. Love mojitos. My favourite. i use the real sugar cane syrup instead of sugar syrup - very delicious!!!
    How nice to have work done on your house while you were out. That rarely happens here.

  3. Beware of the warm, maternal glow - it usually is misguided!

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