Sunday, October 26, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
Thanks for stopping by and asking if I was OK Laurie Anne... I am still here, but have not blogged, or looked at blogs for such a long time.
My excuse - LIFE.
OK, so what have I been doing....
1. Too much time on FaceBook (just a moment... don't shriek and leave me yet... I'll explain).
Recently a school friend found me, via the wonders of the web, to tell me about a reunion that is being organised. 23 years since high school. Yes, it is an odd number, but most students left at the end of Year 10 at my high school, so it makes it a 25 year reunion for them, 23 years for those who went on to Year 12.
I have been spending my computer time 'catching up' with long lost friends, and being amazed at all the people I don't remember at all (Yes... not at all. Absolutely no recollection of who they are!!!).
2. Work. You know that necessary thing that we all have to face at some stage.
And I have been extra involved in the past weeks reading a mountain of young adult fiction and preparing my reading programme for next year. Yeah, it's a bit keen, I know.
3. End of year hoo-har. There have been concerts to prepare for, or attend. Fetes to organise etc.
My girls actually danced (with their dance school, not some random act), at a local school fete this afternoon.
4. Emy and Dave's wedding in Coffs Harbour. The last weekend of the school holidays was spent celebrating a colleague (and friend's) wedding.
Coffs Harbour is a 6 hour drive north of Sydney, and a beautiful location on the beach for a wedding.
A photo of Emylee and all of us from work.
And on a completely different topic, I have discover two new albums that I am really enjoying at the moment. MGMT and Empire of the Sun.
Thursday, October 09, 2008
Wednesday, October 08, 2008
Today we were down the coast visiting my mum and dad.
We took Zawadi, their newish lab (the one they said they would not get, after Safi died, but arrived two weeks later!!), to the beach.
Zawadi is learning to retrieve a tennis ball.
Oliver threw it for her many times...
and the silly humans would run enthusiastically after it...
encouraging her to pick it up and bring it back to Oliver. Please note in the next photo, I am carrying a conglomeration of things.
1. A fluffy toy which we asked Madeleine not to take out of the car, because she would end up asking someone to carry it. She swore she wouldn't. 5 minutes later and it's in my arms.
2. Two pairs of children's shoes. Once again, they were encouraged to leave them in the car.
3. A collection of shells and rocks dutifully found by Lauren, but impossible for her to carry.
I guess that is one of the roles of being a mother. My Mum used to do it for us too.
Monday, October 06, 2008
She always surprises me by dropping bits of information, about my life, into our conversations.
I have to stop and think, "How did you know that?"... "Ah yes, she reads my blog."
It is good to have a faithful following.
Joy has a funny fridge with locks on it.
"It comes from South Africa."
She has (did have, until she gave me one last night) cute little birds that sing when they are moved.
Dan seemed quite keen for the birds to find a new home.
Joy is a great cook.
Sunday, October 05, 2008
Friday, October 03, 2008
I love coloured glass.
And yes, I often choose a wine for its bottle.
I end up saving my favourite bottles too.
Until recently I had a rather large collection of them, and in the effort to declutter I decided they needed to go.
I chose my favourite ones, and took them to a local glass cutting place and had the necks cut off. Now I can use them as vases, or tea light holders. If you get any bottles cut, remember to ask to have the rims rounded so there are no sharp dangerous bits.
Thursday, October 02, 2008
Wednesday, October 01, 2008
Australia and England have long been rivals in the sporting arena. Especially in rugby and cricket.
Yesterday at the art gallery, we spent a good deal of time looking at a clever exhibit.
Australia v England at chess.
Can you name the characters?
The girls were amused to find the figure of Kath (from Kath & Kim).