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So, we had a slight storm in Canberra this evening…

In the southern part of Canberra, at least. It was unbelievable! Also, it was a bit scary. For a number of minutes before it hit, before we had a single raindrop, there was this huge, deafening and terrifying roaring sound (which I guess was hail falling nearby), and we knew something frightening was coming, but we didn’t know what.

Then suddenly these huge pieces of ice, ten times bigger than regular hailstones, started hitting our windows, coming in almost horizontally. It was so strong we had to stand back from the glass because it was likely to break.

Hail Storm Gowrie Tuggeranong Canberra Australia Summer 25th January 2015 Sonya Heaney Nature

We did sustain damage to pretty much every window frame, as well as to the back deck. The space above the stove in the kitchen had a waterfall running from it, the fireplace leaked everywhere – outside the fireplace, not inside it! – and the fan vent thingy in the bathroom also leaked. Then we lost power for hours. Thankfully we’re the sort of people who have lots of candles in the house!

Hail Storm Gowrie Tuggeranong Canberra Australia Summer 25th January 2015 Sonya Heaney Nature Rex Burmese Cat

Thank God we’d already let the neighbour’s cat into the house before it hit, because it would have been horrible for him out there.

It was my father’s birthday party, so it was a memorable one!

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More Blossoms

We spent some time clearing out my late-grandmother’s house on Saturday. All her blossoms are out, and the garden is gorgeous! X

Spring Blossoms Queanbeyan near Canberra Australia 12th September 2015 Sonya Heaney Flowers Nature

We have also picked up another stray cat. This is one of many we’ve had in recent times, and this one is such a lovely-natured creature.

Cat Queanbeyan Australia Sonya Heaney 12th September 2015

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Poor Cat

Look at this idiot! It was raining so we had to let him in because he looked so sad… I wonder who owns him, and if they worry he’s always at our house and not theirs. He turned up groomed today, so somebody is paying for him – even if they never see him!

Ernie Ragdoll Cat Tuggeranong Canberra Australia 9th January 2015 Sonya Heaney Oksana Heaney Christmas Tree 2

Ernie Ragdoll Cat Tuggeranong Canberra Australia 9th January 2015 Sonya Heaney Oksana Heaney Christmas Tree 3

Ernie Ragdoll Cat Tuggeranong Canberra Australia 9th January 2015 Sonya Heaney Oksana Heaney Christmas Tree 1

Ernie Ragdoll Cat Tuggeranong Canberra Australia 9th January 2015 Sonya Heaney Oksana Heaney Christmas Tree 4

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Dorky Ernie

Okay, so his name most likely isn’t Ernie, but that’s what I call him! But this is that cat I mentioned before. He’s started turning up at our house about four times a day, and I sort of love him.

If I had any idea he was a stray I’d do something about it, but occasionally he turns up groomed, and he’s very well-fed, and he always walks home the same way. So I think he’s just a cat that has decided we’re great because we’re up late at night. He comes to visit at all hours of the day. 4:30am, for example!

I really like him now. If he wants to move in…

Dorky Ernie Ragdoll Cat 3rd January 2015

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Goodbye 2014

Some of my favourites from 2014.

Canberra Australia Sunset 9th January 2014 Sonya Heaney Oksna Heaney

Hot Canberra Australia Evening Sky Sunset Mountains Brindabella Ranges 15th January 2014 Sonya Heaney Oksana Heaney

Sulphur-crested Cockatoo Canberra Australia 17th January 2014 Sonya Heaney Oksana Heaney

Canberra Australia Sunset Red Sky 21st January 2014 Sonya Heaney Oksana Heaney

Canberra Australia Sunset 24th January 2014 Sonya Heaney Oksana Heaney

Luna Park St Kilda Melbourne Australia 13th March 2013 Sonya Heaney Oksana Heaney

Pro-Ukrainian Anti-Russian invasion protest Canberra Australia 5th March 2014 2

Canberra Australia View 20th February 2014 Sonya Heaney Oksana Heaney

Lake Geroge near Canberra Australia 13th April 2014 Sonya Heaney Oksana Heaney

Colours of Autumn in Canberra Australia 17th April 2014 Sonya Heaney Oksana Heaney 1

Autumn Canberra Australia 12th May 2014 Sonya Heaney Oksana Heaney 2

Ice Skating in Canberra Australia 21st June 2014 Sonya Heaney Oksana Heaney

Canberra Australia Sunset 16th December 2012 Sonya Heaney

Canberra Australia Lake Burley Griffin National Carillon Sonya Heaney Michael Heaney May 2014

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unset Canberra Australia 2nd September 2014 Sonya Heaney Oksana Heaney

Sunset Canberra Australia Halloween 31st October 2014 Sonya Heaney Oksana Heaney

Here is a picture of us protesting at the Russian embassy in Canberra, Australia just after Russia invaded Crimea.

Spring Sunset Tuggeranong Canberra Australia 24th October 2014 Sonya Heaney 1

Sunset Canberra Australia 15th October 2014 Sonya Heaney Oksana Heaney 2

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Hong Kong Airport Sunset 11th October 2014 Sonya Heaney Oksana heaney

Kittens Queanbeyan Australia 25th November 2014 Sonya Heaney oksana Heaney

Socks Kitten Queanbeyan Australia 22nd November 2014 Sonya Heaney Oksana Heaney

Sydney Harbour Bridge at Night 15th November 2014 Sonya Heaney Oksana Heaney

Sunset Tuggernanong Canberra 5th December 2014 Sonya Heaney

Sunday Morning The Rocks Sydney Australia 7th December 2014 Sonya Heaney

Sunset Canberra Australia December 2014 Sonya Heaney Christopher Heaney

Sunset Queanbeyan Australia 14th December 2014 Sonya Heaney Oksana Heaney

Christmas Lights Canberra Australia World Record 20th December 2014 Sonya Heaney Oksana Heaney

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Cats Everywhere!

This year has been the year of the cat for us. All our gorgeous strays went to new homes, and now this guy has turned up!

He’s a bit funny-looking, and he’s a big lump of a thing and not all that affectionate, but I’ve become a cat person all of a sudden. So I’ll take him if he wants to hang around here!

Cat Tuggeranong Canberra Australia 20th December 2014 Sonya Heaney

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Cats are Gone!

Cats Queanbeyan Australia 25th November 2014 Sonya Heaney Oksana Heaney

In the end it all happened faster than expected. After saying goodbye to our first kitten on Saturday, I found a home for both of the other kittens (together!) immediately. In fact, I had multiple offers.

 Kittens Queanbeyan Australia 25th November 2014 Sonya Heaney oksana Heaney

Because we were worried about Mum walking off to look for her kittens, she went first, on Tuesday evening. And then the kittens on Wednesday morning. I stayed in New South Wales overnight to babysit.

I want our cats back!

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