Saturday, October 20, 2007

Let's see if these pics work....

Last Sunday I went to my sister Paula's place for a family dinner. She's totally in love with this jug which she picked up for $20 somewhere. It's what's called amethyst glass and is worth a small fortune. I tried to get a pic that showed the light through it but failed miserably.
The pavlova was part of the array of desserts she provided after the bbq tea. This is why no-one in my family is skinny!
Up the back of their place are two large sheds. James (Paula's son, my nephew) has converted one into a small flat where he and his girlfriend, Rosie, live. The other is his workshop where he does metal polishing and plays with his toys. He's currently restoring this Holden V8 ute. He bought it late last year (well I paid for it, he's paying me back) and plans to have it on the road by the time he gets his licence back next year. It's a big job but he's made a lot of progress. It helps that he's handy with a spanner!

 
 
 
 
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7 comments:

Janet said...

mmm, take that jug outside in the daylight and let the sun shine on it!

Julie said...

Yeah, that'd work. Except I was only there at night. :(

Diane said...

what is a spanner?

Julie said...

A spanner is what you tighten or undo nuts and bolts with. What do you call them?

Diane said...

wrench? I think. I can use'em, just not sure the name.

I am laughing at the email -

Julie said...

A wrench, here, is similar but it can be adjusted to suit different size nuts. Spanners are fixed sizes.

Shirl said...

i love the language issues!!!

Still can't get into that group. It says it is a private page. *sigh*