08 October 2010

Canberra . Goulburn . Sydney . IKEA . Husband

Greetings all,
So i'm back in St Ives, again, these school holidays.  Have i ever mentioned my home town before??  I love it here, leafy, quiet, family, shopping, space, restaurants . . . i do love visiting Sydney.   
On the way up the Hume Highway last night, we climbed inside the world's largest Merino in Goulburn & left with obligitory snow dome.  Check out that late afternoon Spring sky!!
 you can only climb half way now, this was met with much disappointment
 lots of giggles at Rambo's giant concrete testicles
 Today i took the boy to IKEA for new bookcases, side tables, desk lamps, bins & round rugs for those bedroom makeovers.  He was brilliant, adding up prices, making suggestions, testing out chairs, pretending to use the toilets in the display bathrooms (that will turn you grey i assure you) & by the end, he had a lie-down-silent-protest (the best kind of demonstration of anti consumerism a boy can do).  He came alive again at the self serve check out - shooting that beeper gun at all the barcodes, brilliant stuff, speedy, simple, love EFTPOS efficiency!!
So tomorrow my husband will meet us in Sydney (yahoo) for dinner, ahhhh, on his way back from Brisbane with his Jeep & i'm kind of hoping he'll take a child or 3, a side table or 3, a desk lamp or 3 . . . those bookcases require 3 rows, ooppss.  We could drive home with our heads to one side??  Non??  I love travelling with the children, they are my company & i don't know how to work the iPod in those 'radio dead zones' without them, so i might keep a few for conversation value. 
 I've never driven in convoy before, i expect to be assessed.  Handsome soldier is a professional driver of all things from scooters to tanks!!  It's only 3 hours & with the promise of finishing off the childrens' bedrooms (their furniture has arrived while i'm not there) we have things to do before school resumes Monday morning so we're heading off early.  
Have lovely weekends, love Posie

17 comments:

Tina said...

Yay, I am so happy for you to finally get your hubby back home:) Love St.Ives!! Our Isabella went to Pymble Ladies' College for 3 years before we moved to the country, so I spent a lot of time at St.Ives' Shopping Village ;) So lovely to know someone else from our old Sydney stomping ground!! I am soooo envious of your IKEA trip! It is a 6 hour drive either way for us...needless to say we do not go very often:( Oh had to laugh at the Big Merino, I remember when it wasn't even built (yes I am THAT old!). Enjoy driving home in convoy ~ drive safely and have a wonderful weekend. Hugs ~ Tina xx

moose and bird said...

Sounds like you are super busy again.....but you've gotta love being busy.....it keeps your mind active, don't you think?

About the owls on Offspring.....loving that show by the way! Really nervous about what Chris is going to say when he finds out Nina slept with Billy's boyfriend. Uh oh. I was so excited when Chris & Nina finally kissed. Ahhhh. Anyway, Nina's owl collection. Amazing. Thought it was really funny when she was hiding them.....I thought to myself.....'Why aren't owls sexy'? Oh well....my collection continues to grow and it creeps my husband out. Particularly the owl cookie jar on top of the fridge. He thinks it watches him :) It is no longer on top of the fridge, but hidden under the coffee table. x

clare's craftroom said...

I hope you have a great time ! My niece took me to see the merinos privates just last week , lovely family I have , lol !

Flick, said...

Hi Posie, thanks so much for visiting, it's lovely to 'meet' you! You have such a great blog, and I love reading about other family adventures. 4 kids could be pretty full on in a caravan, but it wouldn't be boring!!
How sweet your little boy is, helping at Ikea, I have yet to meet a male who can handle the wonderment of Ikea!! Good luck with the bedroom rennos, kids rooms are always fun!
Flick xo

Off The Peg said...

I don't blame your young'n for having a small lie down in Ikea - that place has a similar effect on me

Chantal said...

: ) The big merino! Thank goodness for our country's facination with "big" things to break up a tedious drive and entertain the kids!

I'm off to that Ikea this week...I can never be sure exactly of what I will be bringing home!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

So glad your hubby is coming home! That must be so hard to be apart! Looks like a fun time at Ikea,good luck with the room! Have a great weekend!
XO

Wendy said...

Sound like a fabulous trip...good luck pawning off your children and assorted items of home decor on the Soldier Man!

Brenda said...

Oh wow, I'd love to be let lose in IKEA......my husband doesn't think so because he'd have to help put all the flat-pack furniture together!

Have a lovely lunch and a safe trip home, maybe need some two-way radio's for some convoy conversation!

Ruby Star said...

Woo Hoo, he's finally home, you did it Posie! So happy for you guys and good stuff soldier man, we think you're awesome too :)

Liss said...

Aahhh you're in my neck of the woods! Ikea, my home..! (I have been there 3 times this past month with another visit on the cards as I have to swap some stuff over).

I love taking pics of the kids in front of the 'big stuff' Our country is hilarious like that!!

Heidi said...

You had me at Ikea, oh what I wouldn't do to stroll through one.

Have a good dinner and a wonderful catch up!

Kellie Collis said...

Sounds like this is a great trip you are having. And with a bonus (husband) too! Glad to hear about your IKEA adventures. Your kids are adorable. Happy weekend! Kellie xx

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Sounds like you have had a busy school holidays. Hope you have a safe trip back to Canberra. I love Ikea - enjoy putting the finishing touches to your childrens rooms.

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Hehe the big merino is so cute and loveable! We chuckled at the balls too :P

MultipleMum said...

I was so at Ikea with my crew on Friday too! In the late afternoon for a sneaky (cheap) meal after a play and a quick shop. Funny! I wonder if we crossed paths... Your photo of the kids admiring the large testicles made me snort!

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