Friday, February 27, 2009

Health update and my girls on holiday

I have been unwell and not been blogging myself lately, but have been keeping up each day with all the lovely blogs I follow. Its such a nice part of my day and I thank you all for sharing with me. I will be seeing the Professor on monday and may well be operated on during next week.

I wondered what I could blog about since I have been doing very little over the last while and I thought I might show you some pics of my daughter and granddaughter on their holiday in Queensland recently. They stayed on the Gold Coast and had a lovely time, they visited a theme park and I thought maybe some of my friends on here from other parts of the world might enjoy seeing a touristy place in Australia. (Yes I know.. I made that word up :) )

Savannah enjoying a play at the waters edge. We are known for our beautful 'white sand beaches', this pic also shows the highrise of this area, which is very popular with tourists.

The resort they stayed at had wonderful facilities. One of them this huge pool.

Then there was the day at the theme park.

The day just would not be complete without some playground fun!

I am not sure who was the tiredest at the end of it. What do you think?

So, then it was back home to Newcastle and back to school for Savannah. I included these next two pics to show the uniform that Savannah wears to school. In Australia all the children wear uniforms to school. Each school has a different uniform, signifying what school they attend. She sure looks cute, dont you think?

Saturday, February 14, 2009


Well I hope all my friends in the US are having a great Valentines Day. I tried to call my daughter in PA to tell her I love her but I guess her wonderful new husband has taken her someplace nice to celebrate their first St Vals day as a married couple.
Well its raining cats and dogs here! Some minor flooding, and the rain is just not letting up. I must admit I love rainy weather, I feel so cosy in my little house, all snuggled and warm.
I wanted to show you all something I won at Christmas time. I am not the best photographer in the world but I think you will agree with me that this is just beautiful. Unfortunately these pictures just do not do it justice. My granddaughter could not understand that Nanna did not give her this and wanted to keep it for

I am looking forward to the many ways I can use this pram to decorate, I have had it with a china doll baby in it... but I can see a million uses for it.

Well I am off out to have lunch with a few of my friends. Have a great day everyone.
Happy Valentines Day to all my friends. The day is almost over for we Australians. Its been a nice day... the rain here is lovely. Our hearts are still saddened by the state of the devastation caused by the bushfires and the floods here.

I wanted to show you what my beautiful daughter Heidi (Kookaburra Cottage) made me for St. Valentines Day. I think they are gorgeous...

The lovely little pink velvet bag, my favourite peppermint tea bags with the tiny little hearts on them with sweet messages..and, did you guess what they are...why...lovebugs of

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

I am so gratefull for all the lovely comments I have received wishing me good health. Yesterday was a challenging day for me, (anyone with kidney stones knows what I mean by that) but today is a lot better. I will be having an operation to remove the main culprit as soon as the Professor has time to get to me..untill then.. I will have some days that are better than others :)

I thought it was appropriate that I pass this award along today as a thank you to all my blogging friends. I saw it first on Charlottes Web blog then posted by Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage. They were each offering it for anyone that might enjoy it to take it and I wish to do the same.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Hi all! Sorry I have not posted for awhile. I am not very well. Have kidney stones and they are making me a bit sick. But I will be around soon and have some exciting things to show.

I came across this one word questionaire on someone's blog.

It's not as easy as you might think! Consider yourself

tagged upon reading this and post it on your blog if you so

desire. It's difficult to use only one word answers.

Where is your cell phone? Table

Your significant other? None

Your hair? short

Your mother? Heaven

Your father? Heaven

Your favourite thing? Show

Your dream last night? Threatening

Your favourite drink? Peppermint

Your dream/goal? Travel

What room are you in? Office

Your hobby? Shabby

Your fear? Fear

Where do you want to be in six years? Vacation

Where were you last night? Home

Something that you aren't? Slim

Muffins? Yum

Wish list item? Floors

Last thing you did? Work

What are you wearing? Slacks

TV? Disinterested

Your pets? None

Friends? Loved

Your life? Happy

Your mood? Sick

Missing someone? Lauren

Drinking? Water

Smoking? Never

Your car? Broken

Something you aren't wearing? Shoes

Your favourite store? H&G

Your favourite Colour? Lavender

When is the last time you cried? Awhile

Where do you go over and over? Memories

My favourite place to eat? Chinese

Favourite place I'd like to be? Here