Sunday, March 05, 2006

Fun in the sun

Being the first part of the year, there are a ridiculous amount of public holidays here and Monday is one of them. It's Labour day but the meaning of the day has long since been forgotten and now it only signifies one thing - an extra day off work.

As no one one has to work tomorrow, Christian organised a bbq on the shores of the murky Swan River in Bayswater, and we arrived, picnic blanket in one hand, a pack of sausages in the other, despite the sweltering heat.

We've held one of these before at this spot and although the turnout to this one was smaller, the guys who did rock up are just fantastic and we had a fun time.
Between the lot of us, we had brought two vortexs, a soccer ball, a footy, a couple of tennis balls, a frisbee, a hackey sack, two cricket bats and a tennis racket and the boys set about throwing whatever they could into the air all at once ( a flying cricket bat is not a good idea!)

The funniest bit is watching everyone cover their heads and cower when they hear the evil whistling sound a vortex makes as it flies through the air. Some of the boys could really throw it hard and after several people had been hit, me included, we all took to running for shelter when we heard that ominous sound.

It was a hot day though and we didn't stay too long, only till about three thirty. The sun had done it's job though and most of us are sunburnt. You can clearly see on my arms where I couldn't reach with the sunscreen (I, ah, 'forgot' to take photos...)

I'm exhausted now, I think I have mild sunstroke so I'm going to go lay down for a bit. Sorry this post isn't that long, or even very exciting, but at the moment it's all I can do to stay awake.

P.S. Happy birthday Cammy!


Anonymous said...

Hello fellow Perthian. It certainly has been hot. Happy Labour day. Does that mean we are meant to be laborious tomorrow? Graffiti (

accipiter said...

It sounds like you had plenty of fun in the sun, Nettie! I'm glad you had a good time, even if you did turn into a Scarlet Woman after being in the sun too long. . .

What, though, is a "vortex"? And shouldn't you all have been out there flinging boomerangs, so you could amaze us all with tales of your wondrous Aussieness?

ScarletManuka said...

Hey Graffiti, there's no way I'm labouring today!


smerk said...

Glad you had fun, Nettie! I found that the little time I was out doors yesterday was nearly too much for me. Thank goodness for air conditioning!

Hieronymus Anonymous said...

Oooh, those vortexes look fun!
Glad you had a good time, sweetheart.

accipiter said...

Hmm, those vortexes would remind me disturbingly of mortar rounds. I think I'd run in terror from them, too!

Mort said...

Cameron Says Thanks! (Actually he said "Burble burble mummmummmummm Dadda!)