Monday, April 30, 2007

Monday 30th

Still having a play with my new toy - so much to learn!!! I have sent away a few layouts to various scrapping magazines. Hopefully 1 will make it..... sigh.......... Would love to be on a design/creative team! That would rock!!!!!
Just did a bit of housewifely duties..... washing and polishing floors... YUK... no body else notices that housework is done eh?!
This afternoon I am going out to pick up my photos that I put in for developing this morning.... hope they turn out.
Just a short entry this time. I really appreciate everybody who leaves me a comment!! thank you!!!

Friday, April 27, 2007

Friday 27th April

I re-arranged the side of the house between the house and the garage. The door on the left is the kitchen door.
Where the plants are in the corner past the door is where
we used to have the bbq.
The bbq is now where the plants used to be in the fernery.

a close-up of the plants. When we are sitting at the kitchen table, we can see these plants and sometimes dream we are in a warmer climate!

layout for today Friday 27th April

this is Sally's Joseph!

Friday 27th

another photo set on super macro.... about 1cm away from subject - very impressed with my new toy!

one of my photos with my new camera set on super macro... a spider hole in the sandstone fence

the birthday cake...

a glass of sparkling shiraz

Norman with his present from Sally.... a new zip up hoodie

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Thursday 26th April

This is a layout that I finished yesterday.
It is DH birthday today!! He's just gone to work so I hope he's not busy! I will be cooking him special food for his meals today and also bits and pieces on the weekend when he can sit back and relax!

Sunday, April 22, 2007

more layouts

This is a layout for a challenge on Blue Bazaar scrapping site. It is when my son's and daughter-in-law's car blew up on the motorway near Coolum!

This is my son and daughter-n-law last year at Maroochdore airport.

Don't they make a lovely couple!


i am NOT HAPPY! The neighbours across the road woke us up (yet again) at 4.30 this morning!!! What can we do???!!! - nothing! They are the neighbours from hell i can tell you :-(
They have no consideration for anyone but themselves and has been a constant source of sleeplessness. So that is why i am here at this ungodly hour on a Sunday morning!!!


This is the latest set that I made yesterday morning.

This is the first lot of jewellery Sally taught me how to make back in February.

Friday, April 20, 2007

Latest Layouts

This is the first layout from Sally's photos from Zimbabwe. Sally made this dress for Gladys without any pattern, pins or tape measure!! Isn't she talented?!

This was before Sally went to Zimbabwe

This was the second layout from Sally's photos

This is the latest layout. Isn't Michelle cute?!

Wednesday, April 18, 2007


This is a fun game!! Here are my answers!:

2. YOUR GANGSTA NAME: (first 3 letters of real name plus izzle)

3. YOUR DECTIVE NAME (fav colour and fav animal)
Green Rabbit

4. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: ( your middle name and a street you have lived on)
Joy Timor

5. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: ( the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first)

6. YOUR SUPERHERO NAME: ( your 2nd fav colour and fav drink)
Red Tequila

7. YOUR CHILD OF A MOVIE STAR NAME ( the name of a seson/weather condition, the bane of a fruit/city)
Windy LA

8. YOUR WITNESS PROTECTION NAME ( parents middle names)
Dorothy Francis

9. YOUR GOTH NAME ( black and the name of one of your pets)
Black Rabbit

10 YOUR PORN STAR NAME (the name of your first pet and a symbol or shape e.g. heart, star, square etc)
Willie Diamond

Have a go yourself! It's a lot of fun

Monday, April 16, 2007

our stay at the Vue Grand, Queenscliff

This is the hallway from our suite leading back to the reception area.

P.S. I really did take this picture of the dining room!

This is the marvellous dining room where DH and I had dinner on Saturday night. To start with I tried a drink called Absinthe which I had never had before. VERY NICE! For entree I had cuttlefish which was yummy. DH had the most incredible looking thinly sliced beef I have ever seen. It looked too nice to eat! I definately thought what a great layout it would make! For main I had roasted barramundi with crayfish served on a mushroom rissotto. DH had fillet steak. For dessert I had chocolate souffle with peanut butter ice cream. DH had turkish delight cheesecake. YUM YUM YUM

This is the sunroom leading into the dining room

The two windows are our suite.

Sunday morning we walked down to the railway station and were lucky to see the train drivers/engineers getting ready for the day.

Friday, April 13, 2007

Friday 13th

We are going to Queenscliff again - hopefully this time to stay at the Vue Grand. Last time they had "lost" our booking, but I have re-confirmed twice, so we shall see. The weather this week has been great! There hasn't been much wind at all which is amazing!!! I have had a busy week organising one of our cars to get trucked up to our son & daughter-in-law in Queensland. He rung a little while ago to say it was there safely! We are very pleased about that.
Well, hope you all have a great weekend and I will let you know how mine went!

Sunday, April 8, 2007


I love candy easter eggs! I had searched high and low to find one here, but couldn't get any :-( My DH managed to buy me 3!!!!! Boy was I happy!!!

Sunday 8thApril

A couple of months ago, this tree snapped in half in the wild windy weather we had been experiencing. It hasn't taken long to grow back! I am so pleased as this is my favourite tree on our block. It's a pink flowering gum tree.

Saturday, April 7, 2007

7th April

The last two nights we have been wathcing old home movies of the 8mm vintage! Luckily for us this time they didn't split in the process and were able to see lots of things that I had forgotten about - like when I was about 5 years old, and all the relatives etc etc. We have two more big reels to go. We are videoing them at the same time to preserve them and to be able to watch them easier.
We have had heard from Sally tonight and she said she will be out of phone range for the next couple of days and for me not to worry!!!! I am so glad she warned us and I would have been worried!!!!
News about Larry and Dorica our son and daughter-in-law up in Queensland - they have a '82 Laser or should I say HAD. Larry rang on Friday night to say his car literally blew up on the motorway! He wasn't worried which is good and can usually see the upside in most situations. We had already decided to loan Larry our 2000 Barina for a while, so we are trucking it up to them on Tuesday.

Thursday, April 5, 2007

5th April

Hey! Just a few words to let you know Ihaven't forgotten to actually just write instead of just posting layouts and pictures! It's nearly Easter. We have been talking to Sally in Zimbabwe which is an effort. We tried ringing her and ended up her ringing us! We have been relaying the political news to her as the radio and tv over there is very biased towards Mugabe! So our son in Queensland rings us to tell us and then we get in contact with Sally somehow to tell her what/where to do/go.
She has been taking some wonderful photos and they are on her blog page. She is going to Greater Zimbabwe for a couple of days soon.
Hope everyone has a great Easter!

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

3rd April - latest scrapping layout

This is some of the journalling on the tag( DS Larry & DDIL Dorica went to Hawaii couple of months ago)........ shooting was fun. I shot a .22 Ruger revolver, a .22 semi-auto pits and a .22 Ruger rifle. ..........i shot all my rounds and by the end most wree in the bullseye. When I was done the instructor brought in my target and said, "that was awesome, that's sharpshooter standard in the military!", so he scoed and certified it so I'm officially a sharpshooter!Hope that wasn't too long for you to read... there's more... but ....thanks for looking

Sunday, April 1, 2007

1st April !!

This is my latest "fun" layout that I really enjoyed doing. I got the quote from a book of "alternate" kind of quotes that I have.

I love this old "poster" I bought it on a t-shirt in Huntington Beach USA last year.


my dream "car"

Looking up the driveway

Looking up the driveway

Marcus Beach driveway

Marcus Beach driveway