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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!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


Above: Phil, Abbey & Harry
Below: Kylie & Abbey ready for a walk

Above: The campsite
Below: Abbey in the tent
We went camping for the first time this year (except for Phil who has camped out for work) at Owen Springs. We set up the tent and swags on the banks of the Hugh River, hanging out in country first crossed by Europeans a mere 150 years ago. It was Abbey's first camp out and she seemed to enjoy the dirt, the dogs and the food. She turned 9 months old today and celebrated the day with the appearance of her first top teeth. All is good with us at the moment - work has been pretty good and the mighty Demons spanked the hapless Tigers on the weekend! (if you can call an 8 point win a spanking...).

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Abbey, me & Nan (and the rest of Alice Springs) at Ellery Creek

Nan and Kelli enjoying a glass of red at Simpsons Gap

Kel and Abbey in the comfy chair Mum got us for Chrissy

A bedtime story from Great Nana

Well as you can see from the pics, Nan and my Aunty Kelli have been up in Alice Springs for a week which has been great. They are they first of the family visits for the year and we are looking forward to visits from Mum, Bruce & Marg, Alison, Stacey & kids and then meeting up with Dad in WA in Sept... so a full on year ahead! (and we'd love to throw in a trip to Brissy to see Dave and Michelle as well :)) Abbey is loving the attention and we've had lots of cuppas, shopping and a trip out to Glen Helen for lunch.