Tuesday, September 30, 2008

A nice quiet Tuesday

Just sitting having a cup of tea - yep another old love has returned. I have just about given up coffee and now it is a cup of tea beside me as I type, sew, scrap, paint etc. Gotta leave the tea bag in though - I like it nice and strong! Better still is a pot freshly made - but I would rather have someone to share that with than have it on my own.

I have done 2 loads of washing, washed and cleaned up the kitchen, checked emails and blogs, met the new neighbours and now I am being calm before I head off to the doctor's for the check up. Think I might mention that I have been sick for over a week and I have a funny cough. It feels a lot like Asthma - which I haven't had since I came down to South Australia. Hope it isn't?

I worked on my canvas for the Cancer Council Pink Ribbon Day Exhibition last night. I am liking it so far.... The idea was that the CC sent you a canvas which you completed how ever you wanted and then they come and collect it and display it in the Adelaide Arcade in Adelaide on October 8. Then it is sold off to raise funds for the Cancer Council. Three other wonderful artistic ladies - Susy, Sandie and Christina are giving it a go too. How is it going ladies??? Remember you have to have them over to my place by Thursday!!

Spending some time organising the school reunion. I can't believe it was 30 years ago that we were all 15 and so excited about finishing Year 10 and heading off into the future. Some of us went into the workforce. Goodness that would be Gregory in another year!!! A lot of us went away to different boarding schools to do Year 11 and 12. Some of us went onto Uni or further studies. I can't wait to hear what some of them have been doing for the last 30 years?? One lady has a 3 year old child, another has a grandchild the same age, a couple never married, a couple never had children, a couple have died. Wow! i really can't wait!!!

Ok gotta go - will be on time for doctor but will probably have to wait awhile though!!

A quote for today:
I believe life is a series of near misses. A lot of what we ascribe to luck is not luck at all. It's seizing the day and accepting responsibility for your future. It's seeing what other people don't see and pursuing that vision. Lewis Grizzard.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

My Old Love

Yep I have gone back to my old love today..... yes you heard me right..... today I spent most of the day with my darling Janome! I sewed and sewed and sewed and boy did Janome and I enjoy ourselves!!!

I took him in for a check up with the doctor in The Mount and now he is purring like a kitten. Together we made covers for the long lounge cushions and the chair I sit in. Then a new cover for the footstool. And then two new cushion covers in matching material. And..... then.... we went way overboard and made a very basic table runner for the dining table which is in the same room.

We are now resting and basking in the warm glow of a job well done.

And now for an appropriate quote:

Those who can laugh without cause have either found the true meaning of happiness or have gone stark raving mad. ~Norm Papernick


Photos of Us For Edwards Family and Lisa.

This is Gregory from the back! Some people think he needs a haircut - but I think it would be a shame to cut off all those gorgeous curls! What do you think?

This is Gregory while he is playing on the computer. The game must have been going well as he is smiling!!

This is Daniel, smirking at me because he caught me taking a photo of him! Aren't those green eyes and dimple gorgeous?

Then there is me! Only one chin and a bit of a second one that will be gone soon too I hope?? Nothing I can do about the wrinkles though!!

Wish I was visiting with you guys in Brisbane - I am sure I am missing out on so much fun!
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Saturday, September 27, 2008

Just for Xanthe

I have been told that I haven't updated for ages!! I don't have any news to tell.

So I will take some photos tomorrow to show you and Lisa what we all look like now!

While I am here, I should leave a quote. In honour of old friends and new -

Friendship isn't a big thing - it's a million little things. ~Author Unknown

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Enough already!!!

This is what the kids are saying here - they have had enough of my silly childhood songs but before I stop I have to do just one more!!


Enjoy your banana splits!!!


An another oldie but goodie!!!




Who remembers this little song from the Muppets??


Hope this link works??

I am sorry, I know Susy told me how to call this something else, but I don't remember how to do it.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Spider Ride and Footy

How high up did you say we were going to be???

A lot higher than this that is for sure!!

Heading off to the footy at the Telstra Dome. Gregory and Andrew watched Essenden get flogged by St Kilda, with standing room only!

Photo taken fom the balony of our apartment - There was only 49000 people crammed in there??? I don't understand the attraction myself, but obviously I am in a minority on that!

While we were in Melbourne we also went up to the top of the Eureka Tower to the Skydeck. It is the tallest residential building in the Southern Hemisphere - 88 floors. It was very windy out on the terrace and you could see the glass quivering in the wind!! A little disconcerting!!

We found an amazing display of old books at the State Library. From a cuneiform tablet from 4000 years ago to some modern day novels. Fascinating display if anyone is in Melbourne! We loved looking around the Library too - some many books in one place!!!

The other amazing thing we did was eat out every night - this is unheard of for us! It was great and we tried not to have the same thing each night but I am afraid I can eat sushi every night!! Yum yum yum!! I did have risotto and authentic Italian pizza too.

Righto, back to reality - off to do some housework with maybe a little stop off at my scrapping table?? Lol!
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Melbourne Luna Park

The Ghost Train ride the boys all went on - I had to look after the bag and camera!!!

Gregory getting ready to launch on the Pharoah's Curse ride. He can be a little melodramatic!!

And after the ride - look at that smile!!!
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More zoo for you....

Very goodlooking fella we found sitting in the fork of a tree.

Water dragon trying to look fierce - and doing a good job of it!!!

Daniel waited so patiently in the butterfly house for one to land on him.
It paid off because this one took a liking to him and didn't want to hop off. Daniel had to take it to a tree in the end.

Did you know that I love elephants the most of any animal in the world? I have an elephant collection here at home.
There was the most gorgeous stuffed fluffy elelphant at the gift shop but the boys wouldn't let me buy it - I don't know why??
It was only $500. Well worth the money I thought!!!
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Going to the zoo

Andrew is working in Melbourne for 2 weeks, so we thought we would head over for a long weekend. We got to stay at the Quest Apartments right next to the Telstra Dome. We only had to pay for the rooms to be upgraded to a 2 bedroom from 1 bedroom - cheapest accommodation for a while.
On the Friday, we were lucky to met up with Dora and her 2 gorgeous girls, Kai and Rosie and another young lady, Sunshine. It was a beautiful sunny day with the temperature around 18. Perfect for walking aorund the zoo. I took over 300 photos, now I just have to find time to go through them and delete the crappy ones and send the good ones off to be printed.
There was 3 male lions in a cage together but they were all very well behaved and posed so well for us.

The lemurs had us in stitches. They were sitting in the sun, with their tummies turned to it to catch all the warmth. At times, with their little hands resting on their knees, it looked like they were meditating. ooomm oomm oomm

This mandrill was so good looking from this angle, but from behind he was even more spectacular!! His butt was all shades - blue, green, pink, all shimmery. But the photos I took don't show the shimmeriness (is there such as word??).

The baby chimpanzee had us mesmerised for ages. He was up on the platform near the viewing area and was just doing his thing. He was like a toddler - trying to walk around and falling down. He would keep going back to his Mum and the other chimp, who were having a grooming session, to check up on them, then toddle off again. So cute.
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