Sunday, December 29, 2013

end of year wrap up

Christmas is over thank goodness, it was a disaster with the grand kids, I didn't even take a photo!
Max did not like his present and cried and cried, I told him his mother said he wanted the city police lego but apparently he didn't. Joel din't like the lollies I had they were too sweet! WTF!!! but they ate them all so they were nicely full of sugar to see Renee's grandparents I hope it went better there.
Next Christmas I will call Max and ask him what he wants cause two years in a row he hasn't been happy with me. Can I see a pattern? is she trying to sabotage my one day of the year that they visit for an hour?
I was so disappointed I couldn't wait for them to leave. It was the first time I had seen them all year they were going to call in a few times but didn't for whatever reasons and now that Grant and Renee have split I think I will see them even less. Never mind
Christmas Day was hectic as always getting food cooked in time to take it to Sarah's Brett's step sister had to go to work so the food needed to be there it was raining, and we were running late. Never mind it got there and was good
I took some pics of the Fuschias with the macro setting they came out very nice indeed


Wednesday, November 6, 2013

catch up time!

well it has warmed up here , it has been a while since I posted, was I busy or lazy? bit of both actually.
We had a great Melbourne Cup Day at work, we blinged it up and the clients hatted up and we had a good time.
I am hoping to get my sewing machine off layby this week if my beloved hubby will lend me some money until payday. I have a flexi on Friday and would love to play with it.
I made some things for work last week, horses on sticks stuck in dog food cans by plaster of paris. I will have to take a pic they look better than they sound.
I haven't had time for hexies but I am still crocheting my flower and rug.
This weeks menu
Sunday  Seafood Vol Au Vents
Monday homemade Pie and chips
Tuesday  Pork stek with 5 spice and plum
Wednesday  Beef Stroganoff and rice
Thursday    Chicken Parmi and veg
Friday Salmon and fried rice
Saturday going out

Thursday, October 31, 2013

weekend away

We had a great time at Greenwell Point last weekend. The weather could have been better the wind was so cold I was so proud of myself getting all my clothes in one bag!!!!!! but then I needed a long sleeve shirt and a lighter jacket , never mind. I think I need to get a couple of cardigans. The company on the weekend was great and a good time was had by all.

I don't have a menu plan for this week its fly by the seat of your pants time.
Last night I made Cauliflower pilaf with Pork steak and pakchoy in hoi sin sauce yummo.
Tonight might be chicken

I have been doing my hexagons and crocheting flowery cushion at home I am hoping to get my sewing machinethis week, I have spent too much at parties in the last couple of weeks so I think my pay is all gone
The pics below are the gorgeous lorikeet I saw in the tree out the back, Shane and Brad taking happy faces LOLthe hungry Pelicans the beautiful sunrises the tree where every morning the cockatoos fly from the island to this tree, the funny little duck chasing the other birds.


Saturday, October 12, 2013

Winery Tour

What a great day we had, the company was great, the food was awesome, the weather was perfect and the wineries were very welcoming with great wine to taste.
we went to Crooked River Wines first,they have a lovely Pink Chardonnay and Verdelho, the Mountain Ridge Winery was next with a lovely Rose. Coolangatta was probably the least favourite. Two Figs Winery was the best the Chardonnay, Verdelho and Sav Blanc were beautiful and there Fort, not allowed to call it Port anymore was scrummy.

weekly wrap up

After a great long weekend it was back to work as normal but it was only a short week as Friday was a flexi day. Yay!


This week I have been getting a few hexagons done, I restarted my flower cushion after I read the instructions properly, oops, and I did a few rows of my crochet a long blankie
I seriously need to plan colours better.

Things I was thankful for this week!
Shane came and got his skateboards and MMA stuff so that is gone from my room
We had drinks last weekend to farewell Shelly and Chris, we will all mis Shelly.
I caught up with Sarah and Brett I hadn't seen them for a while.
I cooked some seriously good food.

I am looking forward to catching up with friends tomorrow at the fishing club BBQ

Monday, October 7, 2013

Public Holiday Monday

Well it has been a busy two days here, the garden is going great guns. we have planted shallots, spring onions, lettuce, pak choy, corn, capsicum, basil, coriander and lemon thyme. Dave went and got some horse doody this morning on his way back from getting some crabs and it has been mowed and spread over everything.
Last night we had delicious chicken pesto pizzas to watch the football with.
This morning I cooked hoi sin pork for dinner and a few containers for lunches, I made some mini spinach and cottage cheese frittatas, did all the meat cooking for dave's week and made banana and date muffins.
Our menu for the week is
Monday hoi sin pork
Tuesday Dukkah Fish and feta and beetroot salad
Wednesday Mustard steak and veg
Thursday parmesan crumbed chicken
Friday Sticky pork chops
Saturday leftovers
Sunday Roast beef


Thursday, October 3, 2013

I am thankful!

well today I am thankful for my job! I love it the people I work with get on fine, it can be bitchy when women work together but we are good. The clients are such a wide mix of personalities there is always something different going on.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

I'm excited!!!!!!!

My good friend Dianne has invited me to go on a winery tour with her mum and mums friend on saturday!!!!!!
How excitement!!!!
Di has the itinerary but isn't sharing. What should I wear? how much cash should I have with me? Should I take a crate or something to put my purchases in? Di has a ute so I don't want my stuff rolling around the back.
decisions decisions.
Spotlight has patterns for $5 this month I may stock up on some. I want a t shirt pattern and a casual pants maybe a skirt pattern?

Tuesday, October 1, 2013


I have journalled in my notebook every day for Shimelle Laine's learn something new in September class and I have enjoyed it I vow to continue here and blog just a bit every day or two.
Last month I have sewed, cooked, crocheted. Nothing excitingI have started a hexigin quilt I just have a couple of bags of hexies at the moment, no rush.
I have big plans for the next few weeks, I have two tops and a dress that I want to make for greenwell point weekend at the end of the month.
I searched for my fabric stash and it's gone!!!!
I must have given it to the op shop, well I did have the fabris for more than five years but it would have still been fine bugger

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Saturday Again

It's fathers day tomorrow, I hope the boys get something for their dad. It will be 30 years since mine died tomorrow, but on a brighter note it will be spring! I love spring.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

what I have been up to lately

I have joined in a crochet along. I am happy with the colours so far it is going to be huge! 289 stitches. I need to get a bigger crochet hook to start the chain string as mine are very tight. never mind

I have been doing a bit of patchwork as well. These blocks are from a swap from years ago.

 These are for a scrappy trip around the world quilt which I have finished the quilt top but no photos yet.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

chicken, pea and pumpkin risotto mmmmmmmm

that is what I made for lunch and a few lunches through the week, I have also cook a roast lamb shoulder for dinner. yummo

Sunday, July 21, 2013

May to July!

All I can say is I have been reading everyone else in the worlds blog and neglecting mine.
June not much happened, my life is pretty boring really.
July; I am now secretary, publicity officer and raffle committee co-ordinater for the fishing club. busy busy. It's ok I have got into a bit of a routine with working full time, it only took 12 months.
I have just completed the Sutherland to Surf walk this morning, it was meant to be freezing today but the sun was shining it was still chiily but a good day for a walk. Unfortunatly not being a fitness guru I have hurt my foot. The last kilometre was the worst and longest. Skye got me interested, she was raising money for a family from her gym so it was a good cause.

team name:RUN FOR ARI &HSP

of 7,567 TOTAL finishers.

of 4,450 F finishers.

of 538 F50-59 finishers.

of 7,567 TOTAL finishers.

of 4,450 F finishers.

of 538 F50-59 finishers.
I have laybyed and new sewing machine, I can't wait I have never spent this much money on anything.I have been sewing a bit lately.

I am looking into doing a dear jane quilt and classes through Hobbeysew. I have been crocheting up a storm as well