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I learned a lot during this year’s CrumpXXXmas.

  1. Wallabies are the cutest animals in the world.  Not even sorry, Nibby.
  2. Jaffles are amazing.  Camping jaffles are a fine art.
    1. Elliot is a jaffle artist.
    2. Put canned chilli from ALDI on the jaffle with some cheese.
  3. I need to spend more time away from my phone.
  4. Always climb the freezing waterfall.

We make an effort to get the group together at least once a year for our CrumpXXXmas event, and this year we decided to go camping.

I know, it seems like a very unlikely group to camp with considering our predilection for dark rooms with powerful computers and high speed internet.  The camp site we chose was located in Watagans national park – it was lovely and flat, quiet, and convenient to a walking track that lead to an amazing waterfall.  Although there was no running water or even (gasp!) mobile phone reception, we were lucky enough to have access to drop toilets.


Upon arrival at the campground I noticed a posse of wallabies nearby and promptly forgot about the boys / setting up / talking to other humans.  We eventually named this little lady Jay-Z, and she stuck with us for most of the trip.  I would have brought her home if I didn’t think it would cause tension with the cats.


We went for a couple of walks down to the nearby Gap Creek waterfall:

I made the boys pose heaps and heaps:



Tim took the opportunity to make some plein air paintings:


Jeremy demonstrated his mad LED skills by decking out our camp with the most amazing camp lighting:


We also took many photos of Jarrod enjoying a Harcourt’s cider:


And we celebrated Elliot’s birthday with a hacked together chocolate cake masterpiece:


Love you guys.

Osaka 2014 – CrumpXXXJapan

We rode trains:


We were really tired.

Visited Osaka-jo:




Ate okonomiyaki:

And yakisoba.

Visited the Umeda sky building at night:

and loved each other heaps
and loved each other heaps

We wandered around dotonbori:

I was keen to take the boys to SEGA in Shinsaibashi.  They thought we were there to play video games and although they were partially correct, I had other ideas.  Big ideas.

Babies’ first プリクラ

It was a whole lot of fun.