Monday, April 5, 2010
Happy Easter everyone...
I hope you all having a wonderful Easter break...Its been so nice not to go to work and sleep in most days, having four days off is such a luxury. I decided i needed a project and started sanding the kitchen table . I bought the paint on Saturday and have it all undercoated. Of course there have been lots suggestions on how to paint it but i have a plan :)
It was given to us as a housewarming pressie 20 years ago and had the top redone, so it was a lighter pine than the legs. Over the years it has accumulated a lot of dints, paint, glue [i throw a table cloth over it when we have guests!!] and even a little carving.
Luce did this when she was five ...
I was very cross at first but secretly thought how clever she was to carve her name out so well. lol. I found it again buried under layers of paint. I could've sanded it off but its a been a part of this table for so long, it brings back happy childhood memories of all the things we used to make on this table. still do!!
Bendigo has its usual celebrations going on over Easter and there are people and cars everywhere. For the first time in forever we didn't have an Easter egg hunt this year, and neither did Charlie. The locusts would've eaten them anyway !! We have a huge locust plague here at the moment, it looks like snow flakes floating down the street. Added to that there is invasion of fruit bats that have moved into the Park in town. Now if the fruit bats ate the locusts.......
I have to say that one thing that has really made me mad over Easter is the stupid chinese tanker that decided to take a shortcut through the Great Barrier Reef, not only running aground on a rare coral reef but dispersing several tonnes of oil, and looks like much more to follow. What is it with these people, they didnt even have a pilot on board and did not have permission to be there in the first place. IDIOTS!
Our reef is a national park and a migratory path for the whales and dolphins. They say they will fined up to a million dollars, thats not a penalty, thats a slap on the wrist........makes me mad that something that could be so easily avoided will do so much damage to the already vulnerable reef and tourist industry.
Something i wanted to share too was when i went into work on Thursday, Fayzie had a little basket of the abvove goodies and was handing them out to everyone. Something so simple brought a smile to everyones faces especially as it was 9 till 9 sale day, certainly put me in a good frame of mind. Faye always does realy neat stuff like that, her desserts are to die for!