Sunday, February 28, 2010

It’s Been a While

I haven't updated for a while, I live a pretty boring life lol.

We celebrated Jame’s 40th birthday at The Boat Shed, Cotton Tree and had a very nice meal.  I didn't take any photo’s as I only knew a few people there. It was a  gorgeous spot right on the Maroochy River.

I needed a photo of the girls together to complete a layout I was doing last weekend and  they reluctantly posed for me.  What an effort that was.


They always whinge that I take so many photo’s that’s because out of ten I might get two good ones because they stuff around that much lol

Tess started work at a coffee shop yesterday in Montville.  She spent the day learning to make coffees, she enjoyed that.  Her boss rang up this morning to see if she could go in today. She’s nervous about going in today and is hoping she’s  not on her own as Sunday is the busiest day. It looks like she will be working three days a week  and going to full time dance school for three days a week (that doesn't make sense does it lol)  She hates school and just doesn't want to be there.  I guess I have to accept that school isn't for everyone unfortunately.

Lucy is enjoying school especially agriculture studies.  She helps look after the miniature ponies three days a week.  She is hoping to get picked for the show team this year I don't know if they show the ponies but the school has a very successful cattle team.  Lucy has a friend who owns a dairy farm and Lucy has competed in a competition before where she got a second place or her calf got second place.  Our friend that owns a Kennel and Cattery business in Eumundi just happen to buy five miniature ponies for his property.  Lucy goes out there to stay some holidays to help with the dogs so she was over the moon when they told her about the ponies.  She just loves animals

I have been scrapping a little bit the last couple of weeks  I went to Tess’ last weekend and didn't get a lot of scrapping done but I had a good night.

I have been painting again.   Friday I really got the urge and manage to repaint my eight frames they were white and I decided to change them to black.  I painted a cane basket and a bookcase .  Unfortunately Tony kicked me out of the shed yesterday, he needs to work on his race car and as it was raining I had no where else to go.  I still have a bookcase to finish and another three tiered cane basket.  Hopefully I will get the shed back tomorrow.

Here’s a couple of layouts that I have done. All are from Pip Prossers kits at Cut and Paste

sistersSorry about the quality of the scans I have a new scan and stitching programme and am struggling a to bit with it it’s not as easy as my old one.


sweet 16



Saturday, February 20, 2010

Australia Vs West Indies

I had a pretty ordinary week this week but the highlight was definitely going to the one day cricket match between Australia and the West Indies at the Gabba last Sunday.  A perfect way to spend St Valentines Day as you may have gathered I'm no romantic.  Tony and I celebrated our 20th anniversary a few years ago at the Gold Coast for the weekend but the reason we went was to watch my football team the Sydney City Roosters play.  The way to my heart isn't flowers, jewellery or chocolates just take me to watch a game of sport, I like almost anything.



Ricky Ponting scoring another century.  He is spectacular to watch him play.


Hauritz during warm ups

Chris Gayle Chris Gayle didn't stick around as long as everyone would have liked.


Forget this guys name but he played really well.


Lights on, The Gabba in all it’s glory.


This was Will’s second game of cricket live, he was so cute to watch and got right into it.

James and Will James and Will



Another wicket falls.  Then the West Indies seemed to implode.  What a shame.  We had a great time except for the heat, it was so hot.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Some Layout Shares

I haven't shared any layouts for a long time.  I'm sorry about the scanning I was in a hurry and forgot how to do the whole thing lol.  All the double layouts are from Cut and Paste , Pip’s double up packs.  If you want to have a better look, click on the layout it should be bigger.


Picture Perfect







Bangalow Markets










August 09

B brave and Shave





Off to Brisbane to watch the one day cricket match between Australia and West Indies.  Bye for now Jackie

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Happy Birthday Darcy

My cute little nephew turned three yesterday



Sunday, February 7, 2010

A Big Catch up

Things are slowly settling back into a routine.  Lucy’s back to school and I'm back to work, I didn't cope well waking up early last week.  I woke up at 4.50am and I leave for work at 5am, I still made it to work on time but it throws your morning out.  Tess still isn't back to school, hopefully tomorrow.  They moved to a new location and when they arrived last Monday there was still no furniture or internet connection so the students were sent home again.  We have taken her out of mainstream school and she will be going to a school called “flexi school” It’s still a part of the high school she was going to but it is in a separated location to the school and I think there are only 15 students.  The school caters for pupils that would otherwise leave school and only concentrate on maths and English.  The students can go back to the main  high school to do any other subject if they want to.  I'm not a hundred percent happy with this but if it means Tess stays at school then so be it.

I'm not often home on the first day of school but was this year which excited me as I have taken photo’s of the girls since they have started school.  Well this is what I got.

DSCF4113 First attempt


Second attempt


Third and final attempt.  After this I gave up or should I say she was having no more of it and walked off.

Last Thursday we met some friends of Tony’s who are holidaying on the Coast for dinner at the Alex surf club.  It was a good night, we didn't get home until 11 which might explain why I slept in on Friday morning.


Looking across to Mount Coolum






This was not mine although I wished it was.






Yesterday we went to Coolum to watch Mickey race, it was his first race back since he broke his wrist. I ended up taking 449 photos a bit excessive perhaps lol.


Love the first jump after the first corner, it’s chaos.


In the first heat Mick came second.  He was in 2nd position when he came off his bike and dropped down to fifth then managed to get back to second



heat 2

Mick is the closest bike M91. Unfortunately it was not to be Micks day just after this photo he came off and was run over by several bikes.  The good news is he was okay, nothing was broken and the bike which was brand new is not too badly damaged.   A very dejected Mick.


Anyway better get off here I have to go out to lunch at my favourite restaurant,  Penefathings, Montville.

Bye for now