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August 30, 2009

Been Awhile...

Hello to all my Friends who follow my Blog,

I will start my tale about 4 weeks ago... not long after my last post!
I became sick with a chest infection... fevers of 39oC for 3 days, felt like crap! My friend text me to cancel a lunch date because her Hubby was in hospital with Swine flu... that was when I high-tailed myself to the doctor - only a Chest infection! Thankfully!

Caught up with Maria, for a couple of hours when she made a brief trip to Adelaide! Then a couple of days later I got to Catch up with Donna, Wendy, Sue, Kathryn, Maria and Trish, when they came down for the 'Scrap Booking Fair' ... Which wasn't all that great I might add - but I did manage to buy some stuff from the 'Seriously Scrapbooking' stall, Nice stamp, distress ink and some angel mist! Then on to Camelot's which was fun... especially Trish's show and tell to keep us amused whilst we waited and waited and waited for our turn at the checkout! Then we had lunch at Mino's one of my FAVORITE places to eat!!! so it was a lovely lovely day! (But it did have a little bit of a 'dark cloud' over it 'cos had news my friend in hospital had taken a turn for the worse - so that was ALWAYS there on the back of my mind! But time spent with friends made that day a whole lot easier! Thanks Guys) Oh yeah and we went out to lunch cos it was my Birthday the next day! AND A BIG THANKYOU for my gift voucher for 'Camelot' too gals!
Next day was my Birthday which I might add was a 'NON-EVENT'... worried for Paul in hospital and very worried for his wife Mel and how she was going to cope if something were to happen to Paul... Craig was at work all day and out all night... didn't even get a card from him or the Kids!!! Just cos he doesn't like BIRTHDAYS doesn't mean everyone doesn't!!! Bit unhappy with him about that!!!

The next day I was greeted by the fact that Paul had passed away... :( spent most of the day on the phone to other friends and crying... as you would expect! The very bright spark in my day was the postwoman bought me a parcel from COCO for my Birthday... and it made me laugh which was MAGNIFICENT! AND her card was SUPERB, LOVELY AND FANTASTIC!!! But that is her isn't it girls? So from then on I have been hibernating, crying and getting distracted on Facebook!!! That has been a GODSEND!

I spent last Friday cooking and baking for Mel and her family, then the Funeral was Wednesday just past... VERY VERY VERY SAD!!! Went to the pub afterwards with a mishmash of people from the funeral - some I haven't seen in 15 years! And got very TIDDLY on 2 glasses of wine... hadn't eaten ALL day... to the point my mate Scott bought me hot chips - with garlic Aioli - YUM! Then we went to visit Mel before we went to my in-laws for a late dinner! Thankfully they picked girl's up from Childcare, school and kindy... got home at 9:30pm 'twas a LONG DAY!

Life is moving on now and I am trying to get back into my normal routine after the rough few weeks I have had... Gym tomorrow after a 3 week absence... I think I might just go on the Cross-trainer, don't reckon my unfit body is up to a 'Body Attack' class.....

Well this is my piece of advice for everyone after this very sombre post:

"Don't let a tragedy cause you to re-evaluate your life! Don't let a tragedy make you remember what is most important in life! Live your life and enjoy every day because as cliche as this is life is a gift and you have to make each day count! Nobody knows when their last may be! So stop thinking 'what if' it doesn't get you anywhere... Communicate with the one's you care about! Don't get stuck in a rut and let months pass before you catch up with people... the house is too untidy to have people is not an excuse... So what, does that really matter? In the big scheme of things, housework and mundane life things don't count it is how much we love and how much we care and what we can do for others and what others do for you that counts! Not I can't come for coffee cos the floors need washing! We need each other... clean houses are just a bonus! Love one another and treat people how you want to be treated... oh I think I have heard that somewhere before!"

Love you all!

July 28, 2009

We're Back....

Well HELLO everyone.... Long time no Technology!

We are BACK... It was a quick 4 weeks and JAM packed with things to see! We travelled 8223km and I managed to take 1012 photos! Well i wont tell you all the details at once I will spread it over the next week or 3... don't worry I won't post ALL my photos!!!

We started our trip at 6:04pm on Friday the of June and headed to Burra - where we stayed with my sister-in-law for the night. We did this so we could get an early and head start!

Fully Loaded and ready to go 9am Burra (no we aren't on a slope I had to take it on an angle to fit it all in):

Amelia enjoying a Milkshake at 'Bell's Milk Bar' in Broken Hill, it opened in the 50's and hasn't changed since it opened, they make their own syrups and they are very Yummy - my favourite is a 'White Night' Spearmint and Chocolate!:

When I first started going camping 20 years ago I would do a Bush Wee but not 2's I would hang on til a public toilet - BUT now I am quite happy to dig a hole! LOL:

This is our accommodation for our 2nd Night - Bush camp at 8 Mile Creek somewhere between Packsaddle and Broken Hill - Nice Sunrise!

Self-portrait of Craig Myself and Chelsea (Don't you love Craig's Hat he looks like he has hair):

Amelia didn't stay clean long she found the DIRT very early on in the trip!:

The Creek bed we camped next too... I love creek beds they are very picturesque!

Well that's all for now... Stay tuned for the next installment!!!
Love Me

June 8, 2009

Never Ever Leave.....

Never ever leave... a two year old alone, unsupervised for 5 minutes when there is a permanent marker in the vicinity!!!
She was very very pleased with her achievements!!!
However, I wasn't.... I had no idea how to get it off!!! So out with the metho!?!? It was all I could think of. So, tissue, metho wipe OMG... it just smudged it AND spread it! It took many tissues and I ran out of metho before I finished... So she was left with a big grey bruise like smudge over most of her tummy!
She has child care the next day! Lucky they know she has a love for drawing all over herself!!! LOL
Need I say More!!!
Loves ya all
p.s. Yes i must apologise when I took the photos i did not notice the snot running out of her nose... It is such a commmon thing I am blind to it... he he he!

May 17, 2009

New Blogspot!!!

Hello Fellow Bloggers

Just For Your Information....

Here is the address for my new blogspot. It is the site where you can see any new information, promotions and my creative ideas for the "Stampin' Up" range of rubber stamps and scrapbooking supplies!

So save it to your bloglists and check it out! There isn't much there yet but keep your eye on it!

May 15, 2009


This is a picture of a sunset taken on Frecinet Penninsula the very last night we were camping in Tassie...It's my favourite!! I just thought I would share because I just worked out how to put photo's on my blog!

May 8, 2009

Where has all the time gone!

Well HI There Everyone!

Where has April and May for that matter gone???
I didn't think I have been that busy but I suppose I have been!
Beginning of April started with a fun trip to Naracoorte for Kathryn's Birthday and my first workshop! I had Good Time!
Then it was off to Melbourne for Easter! had a fabulous time there catching up with Old friends! We went 4WD on the Saturday and I EVEN drove through a huge Muddy boggy hole TWICE!!! got bogged the second time but it was sooo fun! My friend Nic got it on video! So evidence does exist somewhere! Must get her to download it onto facebook! WOO HOO!

Then it was School holidays, Chelsea's 4th Birthday, Sarah's 8th Birthday and back to school! Phew!!! But then it was MAY!!!! Off to Naracoorte again for 2 workshops! But I got to catch up with a lot of people which was sooooo nice to see all (most) of my friends even if it was only briefly!!!

Now I have the rest of may to look forward too! Catching up with Donna, 'The budding Artist' (her canvas is fantastic!) next Friday which will be great... haven't had a catch up since we went to Naracoorte beginning of April! And if we can Wrangle it I will catch up with my dear Coco when she comes to Adelaide... hopefully we can take a trip to "Camelot's"! Better SAVE my MONEY!!!! Also, Sue will be in town soon and I really would be honored if she comes and stays! That would also be a big Highlight to May!!!

Well hopefully I won't be soooo long between blogs!!!

So until next time, stay happy, healthy and loved!