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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!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Some more pics from Mum's visit

Mum at Ormiston Gorge

Mum and Abbey at Glen Helen (not having a drink of Iced Coffee as much as she would have liked to!)
Phil, Abbey and Mum at Ormiston Gorge
My AMAZING camping birthday cake made by the one and only Phil... what a cake!! That's 'our car', a tent, fire and waterhole on top :)

Saturday, May 23, 2009

A visit from Mum

Abbey has just turned 10 months old, can you believe that?!! Only 2 months til the big first b'day which blows my mind. She is going great guns and really loved having Mum (Nana) up for a 1 week visit. We did some bits and pieces around town, had a trip out to Glen Helen and even attended the Desert Knowledge open day and looked at solar panels.....! Looking forward to my birthday tomorrow and think that Phil has something sneaky in store :)
Abbey's new favourite trick is pulling all the dirt out of the pots (and sneaking the occasional handful in the mouth)
That's vegemite on her face, not snot! This is us having drinks and nibblies in the creek down at Simpsons Gap

Having some quality time with Nana

Farmer Abbey in Phil's hat

On Mum's last night we went out for dinner to Oscars to celebrate my b'day. Abbey made it through the night by us feeding her constant pieces of potato.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Democracy at work

Unlike Rudd and his band of spin driven, media managed, debt denying, airline raging flunkeys who can't even say the word 'billion', we here at Phil, Kylie & Abbey's blog aim to tell the truth at all times in the name of democracy and all that stuff. So today, Abbey is asking our dear readers the poll question - should we have a poll? Please take your time reading all the available options and vote with a clear conscience, confident that your vote will make a difference. See the poll to the left of screen. P.S. Kylie is turning 29 on Sunday! Can you believe that she wasn't even born in the 70's, ah, so young. Little wonder she stares at me blankly when I explain the sheer greatness of the 1975 classic album, Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen. Sometimes I really feel the generation gap between us.

Monday, May 04, 2009

Growing up fast

On the back lawn at our house

Dinner with Dad

All wrapped up for the cold morning air

Our campsite on the Hugh River (I should make special mention of Lyndon's trailor bogged to the right of screen :))

Hi to all our family and long distance Abbey followers!

We've just got back from a night out camping on the May Day long weekend. We were out at Owen Springs again, this time in the Hugh River with our friends Rach, Lyndon and little Maia. The flies were a bit friendly, but this time the weather was beautiful and cool.

Here are a few pics... mostly of Abbey because she is just so damn cute at the moment!! She is now 9 and a bit months old, crawling at the speed of light and pulling herself up on everything. She is also sporting 2 front teeth to match her other little chompers (which bite quite hard I can tell you from experience!)