20 February 2008

Birds of our Garden

Here are a few pics of some of the birds attracted to our garden feeders. We have so far had Blue Tits, Great Tits, Robins Chaffinch’s, Sparrows, Pied Wagtails, a few Wood Pigeons and Black Birds. I have only been able to get good photos so far of the Blue Tits, Great Tit, the Black Bird male and a Sparrow.


Blue Tit




Great Tit


Great Tit


Sparrow - a native to Great Britain.


A Male Blackbird

16 February 2008

New Home

Here are some pics of our new home in Warwickshire. We live in a small village near Leamington Spa. We live in a converted barn on a farm which seems to mostly have horses. We have three pubs within walking distance, one is only about 5 minutes through the fields. It is a beautiful area with a lot of wildlife and great walks. It is a great change from living in the city.


Our house is part of this converted barn.


A view from our drive


The local church - started in 1215ad about 1 minutes walk and the track through the fields


Corinne with our local pub in the background


A view of our barn from the fields


A local pub


Our local from across the fields at dusk


The church at dusk

15 February 2008


We skied at Whistler for a week for Liv’s 30th birthday. Whistler is in British Columbia in Canada and is just the most awesome ski field. It is made up of Whistler and Blackcomb, so you actually get 2 ski fields-we loved skiing here, it’s way better than skiing in Australia and unlike any ski fields we’ve seen before. The runs are all well groomed, wide and smooth which makes skiing so much nicer. The runs are also really long so it actually takes you a while to ski back to the bottom- we skied for one and a half hours to get home one night. We stayed in accommodation in Whistler village which is pretty impressive itself. There are heaps of shops, pubs and restaurants in the village so we had a pretty good time. The best part was coming home to our hot tub!


Gorgeous ski runs and mountains.


The boys in their thermal underwear- it was very cold on the mountain.


Liv after a big fall on the run in the background. This was the peak to creek ski run which went for over 5 km.


Ben and I on the mountain.


Ben and I in the hot tub!