Saturday, August 20, 2011

Sergeants, nieces, geocaching & painting...

Chris' niece came to visit us for just one day. She is a Sergeant in the Air Force and is in Melbourne doing a course, her home base is in Toowoomba, Qld. She'll be able to catch up with the Melbourne family while she is here for just 2 weeks. The funny thing about Chris' family is that they are all far flung around Australia and see each infrequently but it is always the same, within a minute of any reunion it is as if they see each other all the time. The old stories come out, new stories are begun and embellishments are added.

Thanks for coming to see us.

Clare put us onto geocaching while she was here. Its something she has started to participate in and it seems to be a worldwide game that is right up our alley.

Geocaching is a real-world outdoor treasure hunting game. Players try to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, using GPS-enabled devices and then share their experiences online.

Clare found that there is a cache just a few steps from our door so we went out at 1030pm with torches and found our first hidden treasure. It was fun to find the cache, sign it and leave it there for others to find. As soon as Chris can work out the app for his phone I'm sure we will be on the hunt for others.

(check out the link for all the info)

I'm tired today, having been painting all day at the theatre (enchanted objects are all now complete, just in time as this weekend is the last for rehearsing, next weekend the show begins for real!)
I also found the shoe paint for the dancing shoes after travelling to several shopping centres to get the right thing. The black shoes are now 'dark camel' as requested. And let me tell you shoe paint smells like something dead in a can. But it sticks like shite to a blanket, so will last the distance.

Fortuitously I made a big pot of  pea soup to have tonight, an easy dinner, a warm bath and an early night will make us all feel better.

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