A few weeks ago, Chris flew up to Canberra for what we thought would be the last visit before our departure to the US. Except that we decided he would be the perfect recipient for Brian's adsorption chiller, which I mentioned briefly in Backyard Living. So on our second to last weekend in Australia, Chris drove up to collect the freezer and various bits of the work still in progress. And, while in 2006 he helped us to stock our cupboards, in 2012 we sent him off with the groceries we won't be able to use up in the next week. I find the symmetry rather pleasing.
We've enjoyed catching up with a number of other friends lately as well.
Coral, bringer of chocolate eggs and play dough, has a friend for life
The lovely Beth
And last but not least, my most favorite of all the awesome and colorful birds in this country, the Gang Gang Cockatoos have been visiting the trees in front of our house. More great photos and video of my feathery friends in previous seasons can be found here.