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!

Saturday, June 26, 2010


Above & below: the finished result (don't know why this photo isn't
the right way up - just bend your head)

Above & below: Making pizza is fun
Below: dress ups
We finally got our pizza stone last week so last night was pizza making. Abbey loved helping out, and of course, eating it! We reckon we did pretty well for the first time, maybe we will open an authentic Italian pizza and pasta joint with the name Tony in it....

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Food, food & more food

Hey everyone, Abbey and I visited the Desert Park today while Phil is doing some work for a couple of nights at Finke (Palm Valley). When I downloaded my photos, including some from a few weeks ago, it occured to me that they are all surrounding food. So, they are not the best photos, but here's an insight into life with Abbey - FOOD, food and MORE food.... "peeeaaasseee" as she would say.

"Mum are you telling stories about my eating habits again?"
"Mmmmmmm glorious cake mix..... Dad was right, this stuff is awesome"
"I wonder if I can get this entire honey joy in my mouth at once?"

"Got any more food in here Mum? I'm starving."

"Seriously... are there any snacks?"

"What do you mean I'll look like a feral and get cold feet if I take my shoes off to walk around the Desert Park? You don't know what you're talking about Mum."

"Is it just me or are hills harder to walk up when you've had two cups of milk, water, 4 pizza pin-wheels and 2 honey-joys?..... CARRY ME MUM!!!!!"

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Finke Desert Race

Above: The Finke race
Below: Interested onlookers

Above: Abbey & Kylie
Below: He was going fast even if it doesn't look like it...

Above: I risked my life for these photos!
Below: One of these girls is not mine - but both are very cute & cuddly...

Above: Abbey guarding 'my chair'

We went camping in the river at our place on Friday night with Carolyn and Taryn - it was heaps of fun and the girls seemed to enjoy themselves too. Great roast in the camp oven helped a lot!! On Monday morning we had breakfast south of Alice to watch some of the frontrunners drive past in the Finke race. It was great to see the cars fly past although all the kids didn't like the noise too much. Great coffee and pancakes on a beautiful sunny Alice Springs morning - and it was a day off, what more could you want????