Friday, July 31, 2009

For Sale

One very good condition 5 seater portable Spa :) (ideal for renters hint hint!) Colour green + all extras such as lockable top :) If interested please leave a post and I will forward on your contact details to my SIL Price $3500 ono

Thursday, July 30, 2009

I am loving Ikea!!

A few weeks ago (lol and a few months!!) Sonia posted a photo of some decals she had won and had popped up on her walls - I thought they looked awesome and really changed the area they were placed in!

Anyway as I am shopping in Ikea - went there for Ellen's hooks (which were out of stock sorry Ellen! will be going back though!) and also was chasing their additive free cordial which is YUMMY!!!!! Browsing through with Chionia and discovered these poppies so had to grab them - very cheap and I love how they have just brightened up my hallway!!

I also got a heap of wicker baskets for Jess to organise her shelves with and some things for the fridge - it is amazing how much more in control you feel when things are tidy and organised!! YAY!!

Been busy - a crap day yesterday - Telstra's mobile network tower just up the road from us is being repaired so it will take 2-3 days but atm no mobiles for us (carol did you get a text from me last night????) This was only discovered after spending about 2.5 hours on the phone with them yesterday - I wish you could just speak to a human - I have learnt though if you keep asking with the word consultant after about 3 tries you will be put through to one :) Car also decided to fall apart again - this time something to do with the brakes so I am borrowing cars etc till we work out what is wrong.....

BUT on a good note I spent the weekend creating :) Twiddleybitz will be at the craft fair at the Claremont Showgrounds this Friday - Sunday so you can pop down and see these creations irl if you like!! I will be there one of the days (all depending on cars atm!) and Sherry has flown in from Sydney and will be teaching a small easel frame as well :) Please excuse the green pool in the background and I am stil lusing the point and shoot so not that happy with the photo themselves but my charger is winging its way to Perth as I type YAY!!!!!

Nic's here to pick up my TBZ stuff :) so take care all :)

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Its all ok!!!

I just competely and utterly forgot what day it was yesterday!! I am fine :) just can't believe I forgot to go to Di's last night!!!! Thought this poem seemed appropriate - I just found it on Lynnette Van Barrelo's blog!!

My Rememberer is Broke

My forgetter's getting better,
But my rememberer is broke.
To you that may seem funny
But, to me, that is no joke.

For when I'm "here" I'm wondering
If I really should be "there."
And, when I try to think it through,
I haven't got a prayer!

Oft times I walk into a room,
Say "what am I here for?"
I wrack my brain, but all in vain!
A zero, is my score.

At times I put something away
Where it is safe, but, Gee!
The person it is safest from
Is, generally, me!

When shopping I may see someone,
Say "Hi" and have a chat,
Then, when the person walks away
I ask myself, "who was that?"

Yes, my forgetter's getting better
While my rememberer is broke,
And it's driving me plumb crazy
And that isn't any joke.

Been busy busy creating for Twiddleybitz - finished off an advent house (yes for Christmas lol!) and a Halloween easel - LO is done but just needs sticking down

House - well yesterday morning I walked from one end of the house to the other and EVERY room looked like a pigsty - so I did a dummy spit - told the girls they would be in their rooms till is was spotless - went to Big W and got a big plastic bucket thing for all of Chionia's soft toys and a large plastic under the bed container for the umpteen jigsaw's - came home and I even mopped the walls in the bathroom (don't ask me how the girls got dirt on it up so high!) So now I have a clean house (just about!!!!)

Off to Canningvale for a little (!!!) drive to pick up more product for a job!

Monday, July 20, 2009

you never know what will happen when you go bushwalking!!

perhaps an impromptu photo shoot!!!! Not very far at all from mum and dads place is this quaint little wooden seat between 2 trees in the middle of nowhere.....noone around except a few kangaroos and just perfect to get some photo's of the girls!!! I just love them - guess what I will be scrapping in the near future..... Thanks dad :)

Got back yesterday from a few days down south - always love escaping down there but has been a bit hard inbetween work etc. A bit of a delayed start due to my car grrrrr and then Chionia got a tummy bug (I am thinking she ate something she shouldn't have perhaps like perfume.....) Rain nearly all the way down there - took nearly 4 hours instead of 3 and the rain didn't stop - it was on and off the whole time we were there - BUT - I love it down there in winter so it was ok!! Nothing like snuggling up with a dog or 4 and a roaring fire and great company! The girls had a ball with their cousin Ben and little Monty I think will sleep for the next week!

Back to reality now - work school dance piano swimming.......the list goes on - throw in a few classes and I will still be chasing my tail I think.

However one thing I won't be doing is my design work for 3 Angels Scrapping - Jo and Rosy have decided to close the forum and gallery so they can spend more time with their family - I know at the retreat when Heike announced she was leaving to start her own site up.....that they told us things would go on a more casual approach - since then though they found out a few truths that perhaps should have been announced more honestly - as a result the design team shrunk down to just me with others going elsewhere ......I think with all of that and the time it takes to run such a wonderful forum and gallery their families were needing them so it is goodbye to all at 3 Angels as of tonight it will be no more :( :( :( I would have loved to stay on - the ladies there are awesome - no bitchiness that you get at other forums (although a bit more honesty could have helped I think!) so I will miss a lot of the friendships I have gained since joining 2.5 years ago. I am so glad I was able to come to the retreat and meet you all :) Thankyou Jo and Rosy - you guys are gorgeous and enjoy your time with your family :) THe shop is still open though and atm you can grab a bargain with everything 30% off till the end of the month :) :)

Me - I will be kept busy - although I have resigned from Di's shop I am still teaching and have decided to go freelance with Twiddleybitz - so if you are in Perth you can contact me ( or Nic at Twiddleybitz if you would like me to teach a class or two at your store. I can design classes especially for your clientele or I will have some on standby!! You will be able to catch me at Just Scrapbooking (08) 9417 3665 in September for a fun filled Saturday with 2 classes being planned as we speak (hehe I have got the photo's - above - and the idea so now to create something special!)

School goes back tomorrow and I must say I have enjoyed these holidays the best in years - normally I am running around with work etc but this time no work and no car meant a bit more time at home to catch up on things..

got a few loads of washing to do and a roof to nail down so it doesn't flap like it did in these winds and rain... :)

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Bali Safari continues.....

But first has anyone seen my camera charger.....................not happy Jan - It has gone for a little walk - just as I need to take photo's of my masters stuff!!!!

Just finished my double LO for the masters comp so all that is left to do now is work out the material list, write my blurb on me, find a half decent photo and then pack it all up and post it off!! Love my double - it turned out just how I wanted it to using those particular photo's :)

Anyway before life got busy I was blogging about Bali and had got up to my favourite day there - the Bali Safari park :) It was just a totally magical day and I would recommend anyone going to Bali to go and visit it. It is located about an hour out of Kuta - we hired to mini buses for the day to take us there - the girls went with Aunty Maurs, Uncle Neil Jason and Eta in one car and we went in the other - we lost them not long after leaving the hotel but half way there we found them pulled over at the side of the ride with a cop on a motorbike hehe - all the cop wanted was a cigarette!!!! Gary on the way bought a newspaper through the crack in his window for about $10.00 only to find once he opened it and we had taken off at the lights that it was about 3 months old pmsl!!!!

We go there eventually lots of laughs along the way (remember I was in the car with NO KIDS!!) lined up and got our passes - before we left Perth I organised for us to have the Leopard pass which entitled us to just about everything in the park - orangutan cuddle, patting the lion, tram ride etc - otherwise you had to pay for each adventure in the park on top of your admission - all up about $200.00 for the 4 of us including lunch - great value!!! We also received a welcome drink and hat upon arrival as well :)

In we went - grabbing a stroller for Chionia as well (YAY!!! Well worth the 50000rph to hire it!) First stop was to Cuddle the orangutan Ronnie - this is what I wanted to do - had to do and oh it was so worth it - Ronnie was gorgeous - his skin was so so soft and his fur quite wiry!! His long fingers kept tickling the back of my neck - sad to think that perhaps in a few decades or our lifetime that orangutans may become extinct - a once in a lifetime opportunity we tried to explain to the girls..

Then on past the beautiful stunning birds

and off to see some lions!! This one though was very dopey - I think a bit drugged up perhaps which is a bit sad.....He did look a bit old with a few battlescars as well but not many people can say they have patted a lion so here you go!!

Then we jumped aboard the tram to take us on a 30 min tour of the animals - we saw owls, deers, crocodiles, elephants, orangutans, gibbons, sunbears, birds, tigers, leopards, hippos Lions, zebra's camels, water buffalos and more I haven't even heard of lol!!

The tigers were just stunning - literally only meters from the tram - they had a platform they were on and then jumped off when they heard another vehicle approach - apparently it was feeding time for them!!!

Still with me!!!! Lunch was next at the Uma restaurant - now we had a set lunch in aircon - the others were suppose to be sitting outside but we persuaded them to let them sit in the aircon with us!!! hehe

We then went in search of the elephant ride. On the way we found the beautiful white tigers and one that I could even pat!!! THis tiger was only 15months old and very frisky - kids were not allowed to touch or pat him and had to keep their distance - needless to say I was ready to run!!!

Then we found the elephants......down the ramp so we could easily climb on their backs! and Off we went - I am glad it was only a 20 minute ride as they were bumpy!!!! CHionia's and Gary's elephant wouldn't stop eating!!

Time was running out and we went in search of the rest of the Forbes in the rollercoasters......not for me!!

Our lifts had arrived to take us home and on the way we stopped into a silver shop where I got 2 special pandora beads - a lion and a spacer!! THen back to the hotel for a longed for swim and a bintang!!

One of the best days ever!!!

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