Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Cold Spring Day

Well today, being Thursday is my day off and I got David to take my car to work to hopefully fix the wheel bearing or whatever it might need. 
We are having some friends come for dinner so it was my intention to not go far and have a nice home day.
Well, it's so cold. Who would want to go out, especially after some of the lovely days we've had.
I had to quickly pop into Bannockburn for a few things and everyone was commenting on the weather. And as I got home across the road to my delight was a family of ducks, enjoying the ran.
So when I ask myself, "who would be happy in this weather", I say the old saying 
"Great weather for Ducks"
And I'm sure they agree.

Monday, September 26, 2011


After my lovely day yesterday last night I had a low night. I will not go into details however I will say I am now growing in my hurt.
I am a good person and try to watch my P's & Q's so as not to hurt people.
I cried so much last night I could not focus my eyes.
So, sandy, dry, itching eyes is not a way to start a day.
I have gotten up this morning and designed the quilt to make for little Froglet and I will have a great day. I am stronger than you think.
Go down in the valley and see the streams of beauty.

This is a valley.
 This is at the bottom of the valley.
Beautiful don't you think?

Can't Wait To Be A NANNY

Today was a good day. Had a relaxed morning pottering at home. Then out to Lara to go out to lunch with David.
After lunch I went and picked up Georgi and we went shopping for quilt fabric for me to make my Grand baby and quilt. It was so awesome to be able to go and pick the fabric together and with what I new Georgi liked, the fabric we picked together is what I think I would have picked on my own. Can't wait to get started. We did have a quick browse through Motherworld on the way past.
Me & Georgi at Geoff & Georgi' engagement.

We left the quilt shop and popped around to Kaisercraft and had a look. It is such a weird feeling going there as I left working there with so many crazy emotions. I am so glad we did. I got to see Maureen who I worked with and I didn't realise how much I missed her until I saw her again today. She was a great work mate who I had many laughs and tears with in only a short working time. I will not let this friendship  which was formed through a work relationship go.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Spring Sunshine

So glad I had my camera with me today. It was lovely and sunny as I was driving home and I got some snaps.
Oh and a lama or is it a alpaca. Oh, I thinks, he thinks, he's a sheep.
Then to top it off, the river I cross, each time I come through Maude. Delightful.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Emily. The Little French Girl.

Emily, the little French girl...
We cannot understand her and she us, however it does not stop her talking to us. On day one she was a little shy with us adults but there was an instant connection with the children. No one understanding each other but playing like they did and could understand the language of play.
We didn’t see her on day 2 but then on day 3, here we all are again.  Two Filipino children, 1 Filipino adult & 2 Aussie adults, I suit here at the edge in the shade of the umbrella. As I’m reading, every now and then look up to watch them play! Everyone else is the pool.  As David takes 8 year old Sarah to the deep end she calls out for her Mumma, three quarters in fun and one quarter in slight fear of the unknown.
While I sit, young Emily runs to me with many worrying words of concern and the only one I understand is Mumma. She is pointing to David and Sarah at the deep end. She is telling me in her way that he should take her back to her Mumma. Absolute beauty!
As we all sit, her Mumma & Pappa over the other side of the pool watch on. Three nationalities all together enjoying life the only separation is language.
I remember on Sunday afternoon as Emily and her Mumma sat at the pools edge, we wondered is there a father to this family or were it just mother and daughter. A sad but common fact, that often a family is now only one parent. Then, with the most glorious joy in her voice he arrives, Pappa. She runs to greet him and the kiss as though it has been forever, however it was only this morning.
Now this afternoon as we all enjoy the day and Pappa enters the pools, she speaks to tell us something about Pappa. We don’t know any of her words except Pappa. Once again, as she did with Sarah, she was looking out now for her Pappa. He Translates “You splashed my Pappa”. Her concern for him was beautiful, the way life should be. Caring for others! 

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Happy Brthday Kimbo.

Today is my very special friend, Kim's 50th birthday, I raced her to 50 but she is close behind me.
I only had to work til 2pm today, so when I finished I went and had a nice pedi, then took coffee over to see Kim. By the way she looks so much better at 50 than she did at 49. She does it well and it's only day one.
I came home and it was still light outside so I wanted to take some photos but I left the camera on and it's totally flat so this is one I took Monday. 

So loving the country side around here.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Future Fruits

I couldn't help but take a photo of these gorgeous strawberry flowers.
When we first looked at buying the house I was excited by the strawberry patch. Now we have our own flowers which will soon be fruit.
The fruit trees are also covered in blossom and I look forward to Apples, Apricots and Nectarines.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Busy Saturday

Today Madcap was MAD. From when I started at 12 it was full throttle 'til shut.
David and I were going to go to the movies to see Red Dog tonight but he wasn't ready when I got home and I didn't mind a bit.
SO it's a quiet night in for us 2.

I didn't take a photo today but this one I took on Thursday and I love it.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

My heart

A new day, a different frustration. I am so weary at the moment and feel that all is too hard.
I need to place myself in a place of importance.
I am going to be strong and be kind to myself.
Each new day will allow me to see that I am creation of God and it is an insult to my creator to not be me.
I will find time to Love, Laugh, Hug, Cry, Rest, and go at it all again another day.
Each day I will take a photo of whatever I feel touches my soul. I will embrace my love for photography.
I am the holder of my days and will not be bought down.
This is what's in my heart today.
So take me on. I'm ready.

Monday, September 5, 2011


Yesterday I decided to try my hand at pruning now that I'm a country girl.
I had no idea how to prune so I turned to my wonderful friend Google.
Well off course it came through.
I printed off the instructions and out I went with my secateurs at hand.
Well I don't think there is an arborist living who would pee their pants laughing at my attempt and we will try to find someone to finish off the job.
I can hold my head high knowing I tried to do it myself before calling in the exert.
Hope I didn't do too much damage to our tree.
Diagram inserted below, How could I go wrong.. 

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Work and Stuff

Well I had a couple of days off work but went back yesterday (Friday) and all is back to normal. Well as normal as it gets at Madcap Geelong. Yikes. I think it was my second hardest day since the business started. No names or explanations just a hard day. 
Got home last night to watch the footy. Oh it was so great to see Geelong thrash Collingwood. It's good to beat any team but such a victory over them is, hmmmm just awesome.
Work again today. Saturday
I find it so hard to comprehend how people can work in the same place day after day and not have the initiative to do what needs doing without being told over and over again. Is it really that hard.
David went off to Ultimate fighting with Greg and some others so I took then opportunity to go visit Meggie Purdy and the kids. She is one amazingly great friend. I so enjoy her company.
Home now. Got in at 11 pm, made a batch of Yummy balls to take a plate to Church tomrrow for fathers day, dishes done and in bed by 11.30... NICE.
Well this fantastic sunny Saturday is drawing to an end so it's good night, sleep tight and don't let the bed bugs bite. xx