Friday, October 24, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Building sandcastles.So there you go, that was our weekend. :)
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Charlene and Aaron's wedding is on this weekend. I went and helped a little today and I can't believe all the gorgeous stuff Charlene has done. I can't wait to see it all together. It's going to be stunning.
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Yesterday Jack and I met up with my Mum, Grandma, Aunt's Marie & Jenny, Alicia and her Mum at Delizie's for High Tea!! It was lovely. The first platters were savoury with caramelised onion and feta tarts, prawn sandwich rounds, a chicken roulade thing, smoked salmon and dill cream croissants. This was followed by the yummiest scones with an assortment of jams and double cream and then there were little almond meal cakes with lemon curd, cupcakes and little chocolate and fruit mince truffles. The atmosphere there is just lovely. A complimentary cocktail is served when you arrive which is made from sorbet and vodka. Lovely.
Then last night I went with my friend Kim to a Girls Night In a the Ginger Mule Tapas Bar (lovely atmosphere there btw) that was organised by someone from her work. We had a lovely night. In case you don't want to click the link for Girls Night In without knowing what you're clicking on it's a fundraising venture by the Australian Cancer Council to raise money for research into breast cancer so if you get a chance to attend one of the functions this month then good on ya mate! They had a bra auction with bras kindly donated by K-Mart (good on ya K-Mart), sold boobie chocolates (I got some for O), lucky door and a raffle. Your ticket for the night included a complimentary drink so I had a (well actually...more than one) delicious slushy Fruit Tingle. Yummy!! Afterwards Kim and I headed to Macca's for coffee and cake and then back to my place for a chat. It was great.
Jack and I have had a lazy day today. We had a bit of a lie in bed this morning discussing the important things in a 3.5 year old life...how long until Santa is coming? LOL. I love Christmas so it probably does get mentioned a bit and I drool over all the Christmas decorations that are out in the store so Jack is already getting a wee bit excited about it. That's why I'm going to decorate and have a dinner to celebrate Halloween, just so he (and I) have something to occupy us.
My friend Erica dropped in with her girls Lauren and Hayley for a little play this morning which was great and then Grandma came over this arvo for her Sunday visit. She bought a little craft thing for Jack to do and a trio of jigsaws. We had a coffee and some slice (thanks Erica) and then were getting ready to head out for our walk when Owen came home. He thought we had waited for us so he came for a walk with us too which was lovely. Anyhoo, enough blabbering from me, here's a few photos.
My gorgeous agapanthus which is oh so very close to bursting into bloom.
A couple of shots from down at the creek.Jack hitching a lift across the creek with Grandma.The beautiful waterlillies.Some other flora...Jack and Daddy on the slide.Jack and Grandma.Some fluffy headed moths all tucked up for the night.The 'hash' tomatoes. LOL. That's what Owen calls them. These tomatoes popped up after the flood down near the creek and every week we pull off the ripe ones and take them home. Owen's convinced they're a cross breed.And the dinner I made tonight using said tomatoes...tomato, olive and cheese tart. Yummo!!Not so yummo however...Makes my heart speed up a bit just looking at the photo. I saw two freakin' snakes today so if you're walking through the Kershaw Gardens keep your eyes out. The first one I saw when I was down at the waters edge. You should have seen how quickly I hightailed it outta there. Then the second one, the one in the photo, Mum and I were practically about to walk on either side of it when I spotted it and screamed at Mum..."BACK UP!! BACK UP!! SNAKE!!!". Now I know some people like snakes (Hiya Paul & Diane), I however only like them if they're behind glass. LOL. Anyway, they're there and I know we're in their home but as long as I can avoid them I'm happy.
Thursday, October 09, 2008
I'm now 35!! Woohoo!! I had a lovely birthday, well a lovely couple of days actually. My Mummy's birthday is the day before mine so we had a family dinner on Saturday night for my Mum. I set the table with folded linen napkins and glassware etc etc, had a nice arrangement of fresh hippy's out of my garden and had balloons hanging from my tree branch thing and candle and things. The table looked beautiful!! I took photos, also took photos of Mum blowing out the cake etc etc and then when I went to look at them I discovered that there was no freakin' card in the camera!! BUGGER!!!
So Sunday, my birthday, we were woken very early in the morning by Jack (apparently his knees were hurting). I had stayed up watching a movie until 2 the so being woken at 6 wasn't really a birthday treat!! After a way way big cup of coffee Jack and I tidied up a bit and then spent the morning relaxing, me flicking through books while Jack watched a movie. In the afternoon my Mum, G'ma and Aunt's along with a couple of my friends came over for afternoon tea and then we took the kids for our Sunday arvo walk. Mum originally started taking Jack for walks on Sunday to give me a little break and to try and wear him out, this is what it's evolved into...LOL...the adults get more exercise than the kids!!Jack's getting pretty good at throwing wobblies!! You should have seen him when Charlotte went on the slide. He plopped himself down on his butt and chucked a little tanty. I tell ya, these only children, they don't like to share.
So that's about all there is to talk about. I've been doing a bit of my Christmas shopping and have the majority done now or at least lay-by'd which is great. I normally leave it till the last minute and then run around frantically in the days before Christmas. Still no scrapbooking!! Which sucks. I would like to do it but I seriously can't get near my desk, I've got too much crap to sort and find places for, like un-used furniture.
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