Puzzle of Evil Solution

Puzzle of Evil Solution

When I first saw this puzzle I thought to myself, pfft…too easy. How can this be an “evil” puzzle. Naturally, I tried the easy side first and just as I expected….um actually this side is a bit more difficult. Maybe I printed the parts wrong? Do they need to be a certain way up? Man! This is the easy side?? So after a bit of “research” I was able to find the solution to the easy side of the puzzle….

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Barrel Puzzle Donkey Kong Edition Solution

Barrel Puzzle Donkey Kong Edition Solution

Firstly I must say thank you to the designer, Joe Kovell from 3d-printy, of this amazing 3D puzzle and for doing an absolutely amazing job and offering his talented work for free. If you are interested in seeing what else Joe has made you can check him out on thingiverse here. Constructing the print itself was very easy. I printed the main barrel segments in a special wood PLA filament from CC DIY. This was a low temp PLA and…

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Emma’s 50th Parkrun

Emma’s 50th Parkrun

Today Emma completed her 50th Parkrun event! We are both so proud of her for battling through the cold winter mornings with us to do 5kms every Saturday. Congrats on your 50th Emma! Love Mum & Dad xoxo

Chermside Parkrun

Chermside Parkrun

Today we were off touristing again for Parkrun. Anne came up for the weekend, so the kids decided to stay with her, while Belinda, Lorraine and myself got up at 4.30am to go to Parkrun. While it was a little cool when we got there, it wasn’t as cold as what South Toowoomba Parkrun would have been. I got dressed in tights and a jumper, but decided to ditch them before the run. The run itself was quite nice. It…

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Yowie Parkrun

Yowie Parkrun

A 4.30am start this morning to do Parkrun at Kilcoy. Belinda had already done the course before, at the parkrun opening of Yowie Parkrun. It was a rather simple course and beautiful run around the lake. We met Ron Grant, who was volunteering. Ron Grant was an Olympian, who was the first to run around Australia back in the 1980’s. He ran a total of 13,883kms in 217 days, which equates to an average of 64km per day!! Emma and…

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Ryan’s 9th Birthday party

Ryan’s 9th Birthday party

The last day of school holidays and what better way to celebrate than a birthday party at Inflatable world. Ryan invited a few of his friends to join him in celebrating his 9th birthday. Everyone had a great time. I even got to burn off some calories when I joined them for a couple of games of tag. After we got home, Ryan opened his presents. One of the presents he got was a solar powered helicopter project, which he…

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My first sub-30min 5k Parkrun

My first sub-30min 5k Parkrun

Officially made it under 30 minutes for Parkrun today! I beat my last personal record by almost a minute. When I first started running I thought it was going to get easier and easier to shave big amounts of time off my personal best. I’m now starting to realise that it is harder than I first thought. I also have a new found respect for those people that can consistently train day in and day out, and achieve some truly…

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Lota Parkrun

Lota Parkrun

It was another early start this morning, about 4.30am, we headed off to parkrun, this time we were visiting Lota. Lot is a suburb of Brisbane, and to be honest I’d never even heard of it before. We arrived around 6.30am, with plenty of time to have a look over the course and walk around. There were a lot of people out exercising, running, walking dogs, pushing prams. It was quite busy along the walkways. There was only about 80…

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RIP Meow

RIP Meow

Sadly, today we lost Meow. The stray cat that adopted us almost 10 years ago. We don’t know how old he was, but we estimate he must have been 13 or 14 years old. Over the past few months he had been visiting his favourite spot in the garden, which is where we found him in his final resting place. It appears he went peacefully in his sleep, which is comforting to know. Over the years the kids had developed a…

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Emerald Parkrun

Emerald Parkrun

This Easter weekend has started off with a rather crazy challenge. We decided to get our ‘E’ letter for Parkrun. The only E in all of Queensland is at Emerald Parkrun. We jumped in the car at about 5am on Friday morning and undertook the 8 hour (or so) drive to Emerald. Along the way we made a few small stops. One photo opportunity was in front of the big watermelon at Chinchilla. Lorraine and Darren joined us for the…

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