Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Queen's Birthday Holiday weekend - the Princess Bride version

Westley: Who are you? Are we enemies? Why am I on this wall? Where is Buttercup?
Inigo Montoya: Let me 'splain.
Inigo Montoya: No, there is too much. Let me sum up.

Chris and Maz arrived around lunchtime on Saturday for the Queen's Birthday*** long weekend, and left just after lunch yesterday [ Monday ]

the time in between was spent:

cutting down trees, chopping them into smaller tree bits [ Chris ]
lugging them down to the house - or up to the house - one wheelbarrow at a time [ me ]
deciding which ones are for burning and which for turning [ Chris mainly ]
playing with my lathe [ Chris ]
feeding goats [me]
visiting the puppies and goats at PND's [all]
spinning [me]
spool knitting [Maz who won't let me take her photo]
computer [ all of us in turn ]
sewing in ends on some finished baby knitting [me]

dragging out the Neverending Baby Shawl and starting the border section [me]
afternoon tea with Felicity and friend [ all of us ]
vegging in front of the telly [ David ]

***The concept of marking the King or Queen's birthday with a public holiday in Australia dates from 1788, when Governor Phillip declared a public holiday for convicts and settlers on the birthday of King George III on 4 June. Until 1936 the actual birthday of the reigning monarch was observed, but after the death of King George V it was decided to retain the day of his birthday, 3 June, or the nearest suitable day for the public holiday. Queen Elizabeth's actual natal day is in April. This practice would've made sense if we were in the northern hemisphere but here it's the start of winter


Sheepish Annie said...

I love The Princess Bride!!! One of my all-time favorites...

Sounds like a wonderful weekend!

Tanya Brown said...

I think you're entitled to take a break and have a cup of tea now.

The Boy said...

And by start of winter, you do of course mean that in a strictly "technically speaking" sense, as my toes have been telling me it's been winter for a while now.

Alwen said...

This is a charming place to find Westley and Inigo!