Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Poor Teddy

Gary went outside the other day and asked where my cockatiel had gone.
I thought he was joking.
Nope, he was serious.
One of the little doors was half-way up.
Apparently he can let himself out of the cage.
I went outside and started whistling.
I was sure I could hear him respond.
There he was, under the bbq.
He climbed straight up onto my arm when I went to him.
He had been attacked by birds but at that stage we didn't know what ones.
We thought if magpies or butcher birds, he'd be dead.
So that left the noisy minors as culprits :(

But after he climbed up my arm, he flew off down to the back garden.

As soon as he landed about 6 noisy minors attacked him again.
I ran down to save him, whistling madly.
Finally he came out of hiding amongst the branches on the ground.

He was a bit traumatised and once back in the safety of his cage, only wanted to sleep.

Monday, 7 December 2009

And the year draws near to an end

Wow! How fast has this year gone?

I know, too fast!

But so much has happened this year.

To me, anyway.

Started by turning 40! Big big big thing :D

Celebrated Justin's 6th birthday in March.

Also went to Melbourne in March for a BrAshA-T meet(ing)

Celebrated 18 yrs of marriage in April

Had the stroke in May :(

Went to BrAshA-T's Annual Gala Dinner in June

Connor turned 8 in June

Cameron turned 4 in August

Met up with friends from WA in September

Battled a terrible chemical reaction in November

Looking forward to Christmas but saddened for the anniversary of my Nana's death in December

I really miss you Nan xoxoxo

And will end the year with a bang (hopefully)

Will be glad to start 2010!

Saturday, 28 November 2009

Movie Night

My niece came over and had dinner with us tonight.

After dinner me & my niece went to see the following movie.

I'm not a real fan of comedy movies but Couples Retreat is fantastic!

Such an enjoyable night!

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Knitting with Wire

Layout 150 beads

Start threading onto wire

You just know its going to look good

Get your 4mm needles

Start knitting!

Will post instructions in a bit :D

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Love on a Wednesday afternoon

I took the boys down to the beach today to play in the park there.As we were walking over to the playground, I could hear loud voices that seemed to be coming from a speaker.

A little further on I came to a small group gathered around 3 other people and figured out I'd walked into a wedding party.

Two were being married by a celebrant and the man was reciting his vows using a microphone and small amp. He was dressed in t-shirt, shorts, thongs and his lady had on a black dressy top and skirt (I think). They had 6 witnesses and seemed to be very happy.

I thought it was so lovely that I could witness their happy moment.

Who cares what the outside looks like when the inside was so pure.

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Painting updates

October 23, 2009
October 30, 2009
Slowly coming along but starting to take shape nicely.

Friday, 30 October 2009

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Sunday, 25 October 2009

Back to Painting

I went back to Art last Friday.

The ladies were certain I wasn't returning.

When I walked in they all started clapping lol

It felt good to have a paintbrush in the hand again :D

This is where I was up to -

Will post a new pic when I upload it (soon)

Sunday, 18 October 2009

Knitting with Wire

I've been working steadily at building my lot of crocheted bracelets.

Some already belong to other people now :D

My niece came over the other day. She has one of my bracelets.

She is so impressed she has now challenged me beyond them.

"Can you make a knitted wire & bead bracelet?" she asked.

I thought, hmmmmmm wonder what they look like.

So here is what a couple do look like.

Saturday, 17 October 2009


I found this to be extremely funny!

See where GR is bookmarked and Next is ..... well .... next :D

The congratulations message is what I got when I clicked the Next link.

I can't even tell you what is originally was.

Monday, 5 October 2009

Today ...................

serenity is not my friend!

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Is it bedtime yet?

I love it when the kids, Cameron especially, asks this question.

I really love it when its before 7.00pm that I'm asked hahaha

Monday, 14 September 2009

Mum or Mom

I'm an Australian.

We call our mothers ...... Mum.

My American friends call their mothers ..... Mom.

My eldest two boys call me .... Mum.

My youngest calls me ......

Yep, you guessed it.

Cameron calls me .....


It makes me giggle every time I here it (which is lots in one 24 hr period)

I can't even blame it on an American friend of mine :D

Cameron's favourite all time movie is Transformers.

He calls people .... humans! (hoo-mans)

And he calls me Mom!

Saturday, 12 September 2009


I made this one yesterday (took nearly 4 hrs in total) in between other things.

I'm really happy how these bracelets are turning out.

What do you think?

Thursday, 10 September 2009

The Irish Wedding Blessing

I've always loved this blessing and in hindsight, of course, wish I had used it at my own wedding.

May the road rise to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon the fields.

May the light of friendship guide your paths together.
May the laughter of children grace the halls of your home.
May the joy of living for one another
trip a smile from your lips, a twinkle from your eye.

And when eternity beckons,
at the end of a life heaped high with love,
May the good Lord embrace you
with the arms that have nurtured you
the whole length of your joy-filled days.

May the gracious God hold you both
in the palm of His hands.
And, today, may the Spirit of Love
find a dwelling place in your hearts.

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Crocheted Bracelets

I've been busy making bracelets. I'm hoping to find a market for them.

They are so easy to make. I make them in about 4-6 hours tops.

This is for a little girl
This one fits a larger wrist
And this is one my 19yr old niece ordered.

Friday, 4 September 2009

Sea Scene Diorama

One of Connor's assessment pieces for this term's Unit was to build a Sea Scene Diorama. Gary, Connor & I collaborated and this is the end result.
Connor did most of it with me and Gary helping out on the hardest parts.

Saturday, 29 August 2009

I am glad that last week has ended

I have no particular reason to be glad the week is over.

I just feel relieved.

How bizarre, I know.

But I never said I wasn't strange hahahahaha

Next week is going to be painful for me literally.

I have to have a couple of lumps cut out. One on my leg and one on the back of my head in the hairline (behind my left ear).

Not looking forward to that!

I need to post photos of our beautiful mulberry tree.

Every summer, this tree plays a big part in my boys lives.

They spend endless hours climbing it and eating the mulberries.

This year they have said they are going to try and eat all the berries before the birds can get them.

You go boys!!!!!!

I took these photos a couple of weeks ago when the berries started growing.

Now the tree is in full bloom.

The mulberries are red, ripe and juicy ....... yummy!

(I'm sure this crazy weather has the fruit too early but we'll still enjoy it)

Monday, 10 August 2009

Peach, Nectarine and Plum

Don't you just love stone fruit?

I do!

We have peach, nectarine and plum trees.


Peach(peach flower very similar to the Nectarine)

At the moment, they are flowering and starting to fruit.

The trees look absolutely beautiful in full flower (but I missed that shot)

I hope the fruit are nice this year.

Last year, the fruit dropped off before they were ripe.

If not the birds, its the bugs.

One of the few things I like about Summer is the fruit :D