Sunday, August 17, 2008


gee thanks Donna!
I have been tagged to write 6 UN-SPECTACULAR things about myself.
Here's how it works.
1. Link the person who tagged you
2. Mention the rules on your blog
3. Tell about 6 unspectacular quirks of yourself
4. Tag 6 following bloggers by linking them & leave a comment on each of the tagged blogger’s blogs letting them know they’ve been tagged

1. I have a serious love/hate relationship going with my hair. I love the curliness, except in the wind- then I look like an evil old witch, I hate the grey but love it when it is about 4 weeks after colouring - then I need to go back for more colour!
2. I love chocolate but not like some people who can eat a whole family block - I like to buy a small block and eat it slowly - even suck it until only the taste is left!
3. I have to wash my clothes by lights and darks and very rarely will a sheet or towel go in together or with the light or dark stuff. I also like to peg it all out with 2 pegs on everything.
4. When I hang out the washing I have to give everything 3 shakes - this takes out the wrinkles and saves on ironing time.
5. I have to have a clean house before I can do any fun stuff like scrapbook - gotta get over that!!
6. I need to check my emails and blogs, first thing in the morning - in my pjs, eating my breakfast.

Well there you go - very unspectacular.

I can't think of 6 people to tag, so I will send out a general tag. If you read my blog on Sunday, Monday or Tuesday of this week - consider yourself tagged!


Thursday, August 14, 2008

Bring Donna Down Under!

My friend Susy and I adore Donna Downey's style of scrapping and art!! So we have decided to bombard her with lots of messages and emails in the hope she will give in and visit Australia, and do some of her awesome classes for us!

This is what Susy said on her blog -

OK for all of you Aussie scrappers out there my friend Kathryn and I have devised a plan to try and get the very talented Donna Downey to come to Australia and do some classes. We are going to use good old fashioned nagging (works for the kids) We thought if those of you who are out there who would be as excited as us to do a class with 'her miss scrappiness' herself could leave a comment on her blog ( weekly if possible) she might just feeled loved enough to want to travel down her and see us all. It's worth a try hey?

So Susy and I are in - who else is going to help us?? Send Donna an email asking her to come down under!
Let's go - we can do this!!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Hello World!

After not saying a word on my blog for over a month - I have now put on 4 entries in one day. I was trying to catch up and now I have with the picture side of things.

A quote I found this morning and which I had to share -

"It's not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept and celebrate those differences." - Audre Lorde

How is that for deep and meaningful? And with that I leave blogdom again.

Ciao until next time.

Daniel is 11

It seems like only last week I was blogging about Daniel turning 10. And now here we are a whole year later!!

He had a fabulous day! Present opening at home with the family, homeschooling friends for a game of mini golf, afternoon party and cake with Naracoorte friends, tacos for tea and then watch some Get Smart with Dad, before collapsing into bed! What a day!!
Big brother birthday hugs.

A quick round of golf with Zach.

Chocolate cake with chocolate icing - what else would do???

One of his haul of super pressies!

At the age of 11, he has nearly caught his mother in height. Anyone who knows me will be laughing now because being as tall as me is nothing to aspire to!! Daniel is tall for his age though and has now reached 5 feet. At this rate he will catch his 5' 9" brother in no time!!
I love that he still likes to play imaginative games and watch fun shows like The Addams Family and Get Smart!! He will be all grown up before I know it.
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Port Fairy

for a girls' weekend.
What a wonderful idea, Sharee had when she decided to invite 6 of her best friends to have a girls only weekend in Port Fairy. We all enjoyed it so much we have decided that it should be a 3 monthly thing. Some of the topics of discussion can not be repeated in polite conversation. There was also lots of walking, eating Indian food, drinking coffee, eating chocolate, chatting, laughing, shopping and then more of it again!
We were supposed to be refreshed and revitalised - I was exhausted in body but refreshed in my mind. Definitely a must do again thing!

Port Fairy Lighthouse

Boats moored along the Moyne River Docks.
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Gregory straightened his hair

or rather he allowed Bianca and Lee to straighten it for him. Bianca has been asking him for ages, if she could straighten it. She was a bit sad one night while we were in Melbourne and Gregory brightened her night up by allowing her to do it. I could not believe how long it was! I am so used to the long curls that I was just amazed by this gorgeous hair! The one of the back of his head still stuns me!!

I may be biased but isn't he gorgeous too?
I look at photos of him now at 14 and a half and wonder where my little blonde baby boy has gone?? I console myself that I now have handsome curly-haired kind-hearted young man - and I am blessed!!
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Melbourne Scienceworks and Goal

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