Today, we went out for a bit of biking and boozing.  We have officially started exploring a bit outside of our normal area, which leads us to our first place: the mornington peninsula.  They brought us to the top of a lookout at the highest point, and then we biked to the beach, stopping at a few spots along the way.

From there we visited a few pretty nice cellar rooms (winery tastings).  And no, we did not drink and ride.  However, from the look of my arm (not pictured) may have you beg to differ.

You can check out the pictures in the gallery.


Movers Came!

Oh yeah, the movers just came and have deposited everything.  It’s a great Christmas that’s for sure.  It’s also fun unpacking everything and realizing how thorough the movers are, and the things we thought we got rid of before moving and repurchased here (like the Costco-sized cling wrap).

Yay!  Oh and the image below is just the main room of stuff.  The two bedrooms and laundry room are full of boxes too…



In our back patio/garden area, we have a rose bush that is also inhabited by some bougainvillea.  It’s actually pretty cool because the rose bush just finished blooming, and now we have the red of the bougainvillea popping through various areas.  I just wish the rose bush wasn’t so thorny.  Talk about a pain to maintain.



New Lounge

We finally have some new furniture!  Granted, this is for the upstairs patio off the master bedroom,a.k.a. our sanctuary.  Today was the first nice day that we were able to use it too.  We had a run this morning, and then all of us (Kobe too) took to the roof and had a nap.  It was glorious.

Now to get some more outdoor furniture we can actually share with others!

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Prawns and Peppers

With the launch of the new family food blog, I’m hoping there will be additional food shots moving forward.  I really like the colors and clarity of this photograph.  Plus it’s been awhile since I’ve actually used my DSLR (and I love me some food!).

Speaking of DSLR, man, the D800 is sounding like a sexy beast.  However, I think I need to replace my normal kit zoom lens as it has a lot of dust inside.  It’s quite frustrating.  Plus, having something at f2.8 would be nice, but I’d also love to get my hands on some wide-angle stuff.

Not a whole lot else going on right now.  Our stuff has arrived into port in Melbourne today, but we won’t see it for awhile.  We’re hoping to see it before Christmas.  As of right now, that would be the best Christmas ever: opening all the presents of stuff we’ve already bought!  Yay!