Fealy Kids Xmas 2016
I know I said I would do a ‘what we have been up to’ post tonight, but I’m feeling like I need to do this one instead. It is a little bit of a self indulgent post – so I won’t be offended if you give it a miss :-).
The kids and I spent the day in Cairns today and managed to get a ‘Santa Photo’ for 2016 (see above).
We usually head down at this time of year so Jack can spend the birthday money that is burning a hole in his pocket from his birthday at the end of November and so we can do a little bit of Christmas shopping. The kids get to check out the big smoke for a day, take in the lovely Christmas decorations and get a dose of city Christmas spirit. Matt was in the packing shed today – in full mango madness, so he missed out this year.
The thing is – it’s a week out from Christmas and I am feeling decidedly un-Christmasy! Continue reading
Ahem – interrupting our normal broadcasting – I mean blogging- service to bring you this community service announcement for your Sunday.
Go and rent ‘The Martian’ movie with Matt Damon stat. It is terrific.
Ok – I should preface this by saying that our family is a bit of a nerdy family. We aim for balance and love our sport too, but if I’m honest – we’re mostly nerdy. I love to read and blog. Matt loves all things science and maths, so really, there was no hope for our kids. Jacko is a self-confessed nerd – his nickname is ‘JT nerdzillia’ and he reads at least three books a week. All of our kids do pretty well at school.
So it’s no wonder we all loved a movie filled with chemists, biologists, physicists, astrodynamics engineers, astronaughts and NASA mission control employees. Continue reading
Just a quick Sunday Snapshot post tonight. Those of you who follow us on Facebook and Instagram will have seen that we have been joining in with World Tourism Day today. We spent the day at Palm Cove – the kids loved the time at the beach and I got to take part in an ‘Instameet’ (gathering of instagrammers) and meet a few other social media junkies from Tropical North Queensland! I love Palm Cove and I have blogged about it before here, so not much more to say really other than here’s a couple more favourite shots from the day! Oh – and go and check it this cute video Matt took of Kipp loving the beach on the Blue Sky Produce Instagram handle. Continue reading
Hello Everybody! Yes – we’re still here – just coming up out of the blur that is the end of the mango and avocado season here at Blue Sky – wahoooooo! This week’s photo was taken on our walk about the farm this afternoon setting up all of our sprinklers back on the lawn again, ready to try to keep our grass green – we sure didn’t get much of a wet season this year!
It has been a month since my last blog post – aaaargh! Continue reading
Hi Everyone! A very, very quick Sunday Snapshot this week as I am very, very tired after a big weekend. That and our internet is not working very well due to the fact that Telstra has oversubscribed the network in our area – grrrrr! Such a battle we have with Telstra up here just to get half decent internet half of the time!!
Anyway – don’t get me started – it’s been a frustrating week and not much has gone right! However we have had a great weekend filled which was kicked off with a very wet and muddy night out at the John Butler Trio Concert in Kuranda on Friday night.
This photo is what we packed to take with us to the concert ……………………….
I know, it’s a pretty ordinary photo to be the ‘Sunday Snapshot’ this week, but it was a great little family moment today that is worth preserving on the blog.
Jack has just started learning the Trombone as his first year in the school instrumental music program. Matt decided that it would be a good way to encourage Jack to practice if he pulled out his trumpet and practiced with him. Matt has not played his trumpet since our much younger days, when he would often come home late/early morning from a night out and decide that 3am was a great time to blast out a song! Continue reading
The first of March already? How on earth did that happen – is the year flying for everybody else too? We’ve had a busy week, so just a quick Sunday Snapshot tonight as we’ve chuffed the kids off to bed early and Matt and I are going to see if we can stay awake to watch a movie.
This is just a photo I took of Blue Sky Beau today. March is his birthday month – he will be 1 year old in a few days! So he gets the honour of kicking off Sunday Snapshot for this month. He is obsessed with the clothes line, sits under it until I come out to hang the washing on it, or heads down to the backpackers clothes line and waits for them to spin it for him! Continue reading
Tonight’s Sunday Snapshot is a photo of Kipp and I, up in the avocado orchard with Matt late this afternoon. It was my favourite part of the day today, riding through the rows with Matt, checking out the fruit on the trees and trying to decide if we have enough avocados ready for us to head in and do a spot pick of any fruit big enough to be packed. It was peaceful, not too hot and just lovely – Blue Sky Beau the dog racing the bike up the rows, chasing the kangaroos and the sun just starting to set – the best time of day in the orchard. Continue reading
I’m bringing back the Sunday Snapshot post this year too. Here’s this week’s pic taken late on Friday afternoon, up in the Keitt mango orchard here at Blue Sky Produce. Matt was sweeping up excess, unused crates along to the next row, ahead of the pickers. I’m posting this photo of my farmer boy in honour of Valentines day. Continue reading
Kellogg’s Coco Pops – “Just like a chocolate milkshake ……. only crunchy”. I know, first up its been a while since we’ve had a Sunday Snapshot and I’m bringing it back with a photo of a box of Coco Pops?!?!? Stay with me ok! Continue reading