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Thursday, September 13, 2007

"Normal" Posting

What else could I use after a day at Australia Zoo

Under the ever present influence of Steve Irwin this cartoon was a natural choice.

Let’s see, what has been happening since I last did a “normal” post?

Well a pleasant week has passed with my daughter in law Carolyn and two grandsons Jordan and Paul aka Fashion-boy and Sport-boy if you are a reader of HoltPress.

I went down to Brisbane the day before they arrived and stopped overnight with Wazza, this was because they were due to fly in on the red-eye at 5.40am, in fact the flight was delayed at Perth for an hour and arrived at Brisbane at 6.40am (I could have really done with that extra hours sleep!!)

The first three days when we got back to Gympie were wet (and it never bloody well rains in Gympie!!) so it was a little like having a pair of caged Tigers roaming the house, they are 15 and 10 years old…. say no more!!!!

We survived this wet spell without bloodshed and once they were able to venture outside things picked up a lot.

Yesterday Marcus was due to arrive at 9pm at Brisbane so we got off to an early start (9am is considered early by modern youth) and spent a very enjoyable day at Australia Zoo (of Steve Irwin fame) there was a nostalgic tang to this visit as it was only a week after the anniversary of Steve’s death.

I am pleased to report that Australia Zoo still presents its patrons with a great chance to enjoy time with caring and expert members of a dedicated team who have the dual purpose in life to ensure you enjoy your visit and even more importantly to provide care for the animals housed at the zoo.

After a great day there we dropped Margaret’s repaired computer off to her at nearby Caloundra, she now has to have it configured for a new ISP and hopefully all her troubles will be over.

Marcus arrived only a few minutes late and we set sail for Gympie where we arrived all a bit subdued from the days activities about midnight.

Marcus, Carolyn and the boys have spent most of today together, giving Grandpa a bit of time to catch up on blogging, still behind but not as far behind as I was.

Mae of the Dae

Don't marry a man to reform him - that's what reform schools are for.
Mae West


Cliff said...

I'll bet it was good to see the kids. what a loverly time. Will there be any videos of your visit with Wazza?

Hale McKay said...

It's good you enjoyed the grand children. No funny stuff conerning Wazza?

Maria said...

Aren't Grandkids great. I love when mine come for a week-end. They sure do make life interesting.

Joy Des Jardins said...

Oh the grandkids....nothing better Peter. Glad you got somewhat caught up on blogging.

Granny said...

Margaret said she was glad to be back online. Those of us who know her are grateful for your help.

Pamela said...

the rain is good, right??

Val said...

Love the cartoon! And Pamela is right: the rain IS good!

Jack K. said...

Good to hear that all went so well with the visits. Nothing like family to bring cheer to you.

Jack K. said...

Thanks for getting Margaret back on line, too.

JunieRose2005 said...

Happy you enjoyed your kids' visit!

Nothing better than time spent with family.


Marcus said...

We're still here!

So far so good!

TLP said...

There really isn't much that's better than grandchildren.

Carolyn said...

Funny cartoon! It's hard to believe a year has passed since Steve Irwin died.

I'm glad the zoo is being well taken care of :)

Jamie Dawn said...

How great that you got to spend time with Marcus, Carolyn and the grandsons.
Boys cooped up inside when it's raining outside can make for some WILD times!!
I'd love to visit that wonderful zoo sometime.
I'm glad you enjoyed your day.
Also, it's good you got to spend time with Wazza too, also, in addition, as well.

Walker said...

9 am!!!!!!!!!

2 pm ok.

Time with family is always well spent.
When we are young we run out the door to fast i think and miss out on alot of family.
We appreciate it more as we get older.

You sound like you are loving it.

Have a great weekend

Merle said...

Hi Peter ~~ Good post about the Australia Zoo. I hope they don't get any drop bears or hoop snakes there.
Glad you are enjoying the visit with Marcus, Carolyn, Jordan and Psul.
Don't knock the rain. I fthey can't go out play some Country music for them!! Take care, Love, Merle.

Jeanette said...

Hi Peter, good to hear your having a great time with Marcus and family. Like Merle dont Knock the rain we need it here its passing us by in Yarra, black clouds no rain.Take care .Jan

Lee said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful time, Peter...that's great for you. :)

wazza said...

Gidday Peter,

Alright, sure you've got some visitors, but how come no photos taken at Australia Zoo?? How goes it sport, no doubt having a good time.
Hello to Marcus, Carolyn and the boys.

Margaret said...

Hiya, I am still here.You will not want to hear the wireless connection is dropping in and out with regular monotony, however I can hang in there until it is checked out and remedied.
Cheers and many thanks Margaret