Welcome to our blog

We both live at Simpsons Gap in the West Macdonnell National Park, Central Australia, the best spot in the NT! Our blog is for friends and family to see how we are going, and to share in what we have been up to throughout the year. Please leave us a comment, and we hope you enjoy!

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Dave stayed with us for 5 days last week. We went out camping, took a trip to Finke Gorge and the West Mac's NP, played golf, table tennis and the equally important, Playstation games. Dave cooked his first ever damper, and we had an awesome roast in the camp oven too. We went out shooting (but found nothing alive except the odd tin can), so I'm sure Dave, you are a bit unimpressed that the week after you left I managed to get 2 camels that had strayed onto the park, sorry about that.... Anyway, it was a good time, but as usual, went too quickly. We are now only 3 weeks from heading off on our trip, so we are getting a little bit more excited about it as you could guess. Talk to you all soon, Phil & Kylie.

Friday, July 13, 2007

The Tale of the Plumber's Crack

Having experienced some trouble draining the office sink lately, I decided to have a bit of a dig to investigate. Thinking it might be just some dirt, I was pretty impressed to pull out the offending couple of metres of tree roots that had found their way in through a cracked join. Not bad I reckon! No wonder the Gum tree at our office is so huge, it has been feeding off years worth of spent coffee grains, expired milk containers and dishwashing liquid - yum. As the famous plumber Kenny would probably say, 'Here's another case of a tree with a two inch branch trying to fit into a 1 inch hole', or something to that effect....

Saturday, July 07, 2007

My new niece, Chelsea

This is a photo of my brand new niece, Chelsea (a girl, yay!!) It's a bit of a shame that I won't get to meet her until the end of November, but I guess that's the price you pay for living in Alice Springs.