Haven't we hit the trifecta with this fine specimen of a Friday? It's the first Friday of summer, the first Friday of December (so there's advent calendar window opening to look forward to tonight) and the weather has finally gotten with the program.
What better way to start another Friday Drinks post then with a photo that's true to theme? This is my new stainless steel drink bottle. It's either confusingly (or ironically) decorated with a realistic looking pattern that reminds of of the knots you often see in floorboards. The bottle has a 600ml capacity and I got it for a steel at just under $9 (half the RRP of $16.95) at Woolworths. From memory, this model also comes in a white iceberg pattern while the double walled bottles have more geometric designs in solid colours. They are so light weight and look great. What more motivation do I need to stay hydrated this simmer?
I finally met a pair of the neighourhood's elusive possums this morning. Ever since we moved in I've been entertained (and sometimes just a little frightened) by their loud movements in our roof and through the trees in the backyard. Less amusing has been my daily sweeping of their droppings. But moving right along: today was the first time I'd ever seen them.
I got myself into such a flap under the steady gaze of that possum that I broke my skipping rope mid skip.
Lego is slowly but surely taking over our house. Our latest project is this racing car. The pieces are still a little too small for Preschooler SSG to consistently put together but he loves spotting the piece required at each step and sorting them for me as we read the instructions together. As an aside, the Schleich Dinosaur Advent calendar is going down a treat with Preschooler SSG. He's been trying to find ways to include his dinosaur with his Lego and trains. It's very cute to watch.
But there will always be trains in our lives, I think. There is the mother lode of Brio at Laugh and Learn in Randwick, they even have a full set on a special table for customers to play with. It's a wonderful store to visit with a wide range of thoughtfully selected toys, books and educational supplies. The building also houses an art school upstairs as well as Ukubebe music classes downstairs which Preschooler SSG loves.
Do real life possums scare you?
Are you an adult Lego addict? What's the most challenging Lego you've ever built?