Bonfire of the Willow trees

Friends of ours have been clearing their creek banks of old willow trees, resulting in a massive wood pile. Despite the carbon guilt, a bonfire was in order not only to clear the debris, but to brighten the midwinter nights and celebrate the winter solstice, albeit a bit late... Sparklers and marshmallows for the kids and mulled wine for grown ups. Elsa loved it, as did I...

Sydney Trip

A few snaps from our recent weekend visit to Sydney. One of Leo and son, Elsa looking very grim at the thought of a ferry ride across the Harbour and Hugo walking off with a draft blocker. A quick but happy visit.