Wednesday, April 25, 2007


We have had a beautiful sunny day here for Anzac Day. We all went to the march this morning, the kids marched with their Father (who wore his great grandads medals from the Boer War) and their Poppy, who is a Vietnam Veteran.
It's a tremendous event here - a huge crowd of vets and their families, and all the local schools and community groups are involved.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007


Wow, it has been a great past 3 weeks! A weeks holiday at home, a week on Keppel Island and a 3 day scrapbooking retreat...Life should always be like this!!
but, alas.. I went back to work this week.

The retreat held by the local scrap club "I scrap therefore I am".. was terrific! 3 nights and 2 full days of scrapping!! The stayers award goes to Sandra from The Creative Arts Cottage - she stayed up all night on Saturday and scrapped through the night...GO GIRL! I lasted until 3am..
I finished 11 layouts, and one Monogram - so it was very productive..

A huge thank you to Cassie and Petrina for all their hard work (again) setting up a great weekend for us all!!

Thursday, April 19, 2007

we're baaack

We have had a wonderful week on Great Keppel Island..Fab holiday - the kids had a ball> It really is a beautiful place. How lucky are we to have this up the road?? (well 3 hours!!)
(Top to bottom)
Fishermans bay where the resort is..
The view from our balcony..
The amazing sunset..
The kids and the wildlife..these enormous starfish were all over the place..

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Fave bits

My little garden is really starting to come along. These are some of my fave bits.

new car

We spent a whole day going to car dealerships....I have nearly lost the will to live.
I am just not the least bit interested.
Anyway, got a shiny new one.
Hyundai Tuscon has ebs, abd eps and poq....or something like that.
DH is happy.

And apparently there is nothing wrong with the gear box on our old hyundai - it is the timing belt..I hate mechanics. So we are now (after 3 years fighting it) a 2 car, gas guzzling, environment destroying family. It has been tough though with only one car and 2 jobs and 2 kids who go to different places everyday. It will certainly make my life easier, as I had to do all the running around before..
Oh well c'est la vie..

eggs, eggs, ad nauseum.....

the day started with eggs, had a few eggs in the middle and ended with eggs. That's it though - all gone. I like to get it over and done with in one day! Any lurking eggs have been surreptitiously disposed of..

they don't look overly impressed though!!

Saturday, April 07, 2007


Okay - we are ready for the big furry rabbit! We have painted, dyed, inked and done every conceivable thing to an egg and left them as offerings. So SHOW ME THE CHOCOLATE!!!!!!

Friday, April 06, 2007

Gearbox??? What gearbox??

- you mean the NEW one that my car needs. I hate that. Day one of Holidays and the car packs it in.... and this time it MEANS it. I'm talking commitment..."engine about to blow up" tantrum from my poor little hyundai. Okay, so I didn't know about putting water in the battery, and I'm sorry that for the first year I owned it I though it was air cooled......but there is really no need for this type of behaviour. I gave her new CV joints, clutch, some ignition thing, and alternator. Ungrateful that's what I say.

Oh well - only $2000 for a re-conditioned gear box. Bargain.

Might have to seriously think about getting a new shiny one....

I warned her.


Hey - no wonder my kids can't spell - I keep stealing the letters out of their jigsaws for my titles..I love it when you can use "non - scrapbooking" stuff on a layout!

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Why do kids get sick in time for holidays??

My beautiful girl...who is currently ill with the famous 24 vomiting bug....she's devastated - last day of school was today and it was pizza and games day!!!

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Inspired by..

the very clever Emily Falconbridge.
Her lo's are so free and creative - I have scraplifted this lo from one of hers - have you ever seen a lo and thought - "I have to go and do that" straightaway???
I hope she doesn't mind!!
I just love her idea of painting over everything. I haven't quite pulled it off though...hmmmn.


I love this candid photo of my little boy - so proudly counting to 11. Boy they really grow up so quick!!

nearly on holidays..

finally I really did do a layout about me. you know I'm just NOT photogenic. I look much better cut up!!

Monday, April 02, 2007

same photo, different album

but in colour..

who said pastel was the new black?

..not this little black duck!
I'm having a brights and whites phase I think..

oooh got it

...scrapjacking that is... here is my version of the very talented Erica Glovers layout on the new Aussie scrapjacked site...