Saturday, 15 January 2011

Floods


Along with a lot of others this week I have watched the flooding in Queensland. It's just devastating. Towns totally swept away. The loss of lives, livestock and property.
This photo is Hovells Creek that runs through the middle of my town. Yes this is high, it's over it's banks, but it's been higher.

Monday, 10 January 2011

Happy New Year

It's been some time since I blogged. I've been checking out a lot of craft blogs lately, so I'm feeling inspired and want to get my blog a bit more active.

What's been happening here....

  • I'm currently working on some bits and pieces for my daughter's birthday party next month.
  • Our male rabbit died the week before Christmas.
  • I hosted Christmas for the very first time. Everything went well. Lots of leftovers for the next few days.
  • We spent the start of the year in Yarrawonga amongst bugs, spiders, dragon flies, crickets/locust and mozzies.
  • The kids have taken an interest in cooking the last few months.
  • I'm doing project 365 - a photo a day for an entire year. So far so good.
  • I decided a Christmas that this year I will have handmade decorations on our tree.
  • I did a lot of reading during the year. Managed to read 33 books (11 more than last year).

Monday, 21 September 2009

New Moon

OMG!!!! November is just too far away.

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Things I've noticed while watching this....(yeah, I've probably watched it too many times)
  • The Volvo is black
  • Carlisle is with the Volturi when Edward is explaining about them to Bella
  • Victoria jumping out of a tree behind Charlie
  • Edward's eyes aren't black when he says 'you can go to hell' (and what a great line that is)

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Look what I found


I thought I had lost these.

I remembered picking up all my ticket stubs and moving them about 1-2 years ago. But where to? I couldn't recall. I was thinking that maybe I had tossed them. Then Sunday I was going through a box and found them along with quite a few other stubs.

Can you believe the price of these tickets?

He was an awesome performer.

Out of the 2 concerts, the 1987 one holds the most memories. I met a girlfriend and a friend of hers at Olympic Park. I travelled by train to Melbourne and was then staying at my friends place. I had an overnight bag with me. We had general admittance tickets. While waiting we made plans to meet at a landmark if we were to get split up during the concert - lucky we did. Rumors where going down the line that security would be doing bag and body searches. My friend had her camera and a tape recorder with her. They searched bags but no body searches. My friend had her tape recorder down the front of her pants. When we got through the gates of Olympic Park everyone ran to get as close to the stage as possible. I ran on ahead of my friend and then realised she wasn't with me. I turned and called out to her to run. She yelled back to me that she couldn't. Her tape recorder had slipped down the front of her pants and was in the crotch of her pants, so she couldn't run. She taped the concert. I still have that tape. We ended up being separated by the start of the concert. Those people that arrived late were trying to push their way to the front. By the end of the night, I was 2 people off the barrier. Very, very, very close to the stage.

Thursday, 16 July 2009

Very random thoughts

Oh, this is so random.

You know how your mind wanders sometimes..........you don't!.........it's just me........I see........I don't believe you.........well, anyway.......

While I was driving like a Melbournite (because that's the only way to drive in Melbourne) to the Pink concert on Tuesday night (which was very good) my mind wandered (not the best thing to do whilst driving in Melbourne traffic, I made a couple of wrong turns) to the Twilight books and the term 'driving like a Cullen'. My mind then wandered onto the 'what if's'. What if the books were based in Australia? What would they eat? We don't have bears and mountain lions. And if they ate a koala how would it affect them? Would they get sleepy because of the eucalyptus in the koala's blood? Or maybe they'd just be really dopey for a while, like they were stoned or drunk.

Oh, and something else that's very random. When I look at blogs and I see the 'followers' gadget on the side, a tune fills my head. What tune you are asking? Are you sure you want this tune wedgie for the rest of the day? Well, you asked for it.......
"Follow me,
everything is alright,
I'll be the one to tuck you in at night,
and if you follow me,
I can guarantee,
you won't find nobody else like me."

Saturday, 11 July 2009

Looking for sketches???

A friend of mine is now including sketches as part of her blog. Sketches are a great way to find inspiration for a scrapbooking page or card. Later on she will be adding tips and tricks to stretching your supplies.

Check out Lita's blog at Embracing Imperfection.

Wednesday, 1 July 2009