Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Big School!

I cant believe Jack and Hannah have been at big school for nearly six weeks!
 Thats Crazy!!

But they have settled in to school life beautifully!
Better than I have settled into "home alone Mum",
(think Bridget Jones belting out, All by Myself.. don wanna be All By Myself,)
OK, maybe not that bad, but it is sooo quiet!

Jack and Hannah's comfortable and easy adjustment to big school is because of their amazing and lovely teacher, Mrs Howard.

.. and she blogs! How Great is that?
The kids love it and cant wait to see themselves on Mrs Howards blog, I love seeing their smiling faces at school
but they really want to see how many dots they can get on their world map, 
You just have to click on the link!
Dots and comments would be so happily received :)

Sunday, February 26, 2012

When they're Not Super Models



and Jack

are Extreme Biscuiters! (jaydens description!)

I hope your weekend was awesome!
Ours was just what the doctor ordered, Funtabulous Togetherness!
Skeeding next weekend, so long as someone remembers to pack the skis!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Valentines Day! Do you or Dont you???

We Dont, not really!
We're not the Baa Humbugs of Valentines Day, we acknowledge it but we dont lash out and buy flowers or chocolates!
12 Years ago on our first Valentines Day, Tim left early in the morning for work, just as he still does now. I slept in! (I still love a sleep in!). I worked a double shift 12 years ago and also today.
12 years ago I got home late to a find a nice warm bath waiting (actually it was luke warm, I was pretty late finishing) and I love you written in my favourite lipstick on the bathroom mirror!
I thought it was the best Valentines Gift ever! i'll never forget it!

Fast forward to today, similar in so many ways, Tim left early for work I had a double shift. The grand parents were organised for school pick up, Tea was the only unknown factor. So I decided I would duck down to the local IGA for a BBQ chook and some vegies, something easy for dinner.
Tim rings me everyday at 9.45am, morning tea break, to say hello, to find out things he needs to know...
to touch base with the person you love!
today while on the phone, on valentines day, as im waliking out of the local supermarket, instead of hearing, "I love you" He gets öh F&**&$###@" someones run into the car!
No note, no witnesses a $550.00 excess!
The car was his pride and joy and he's rather upset!

So I hope he finds this message when he wakes up and it at least makes him smile a little, makes his day a little brighter...

and at some point, I think, i need to talk to a fingerprint expert and find out who's grotty hands have been all over my bathroom mirror?

Tuesday, February 7, 2012


I love them!
I actually like them shiny and vintage, with stones in them. I like looking in op shops and antique shops for them!
But some outfits need regular buttons like these one!
Today I am loving this vintage inspired fabric and it looks great as a reversible apron skirt!
In case your wondering why Im going on about buttons, well Im still playing along with Fat Mum Slim's Daily Photo Challenge!
I skipped yesterdays photo, it was meant to be a photo of dinner, but I skipped Dinner as I was at work!
While talking about skipping things, summer has skipped us this year, so were gearing up for winter! Here's a look at some of what's coming with me to the Newcastle Handmade Market
If your a photographer or someone like me who likes to play around with photoshop
then you should check this out!
Free Textures or for $3.00 you get the set + a bonus 2 and funds go to charity!
They're beautiful textures, I played around with the photo above and also with this one of Hannah giving Jack a bit of what for! :)
Happy Hump day for tomorrow!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

10am on Sunday is not a good time for me!

The theme for todays photo over at Fat Mum Slim was 10am!
Well I slept through that one!
I thought about changing the time on my clock and taking a photo of that. I took a photo of the kids jumping off the jetty at 11 and thought I could say I took it at 10.
But the truth is this
I had a great day today!
 I slept in, till past 10!!! Got up and went shopping for a bbq chook, fresh bread and freddo frogs to take on a picnic, where the kids jumped off the jetty, went kneeboarding and tubing.
The sun was out, there was no rain!
It was a gorgeous day!
The freddo frogs were on ice, (the beer too)!
and the company was fun!
We Headed home sometime mid afternoon for drinks on the verandah, which overlooks same lake we had just picnic'ed on.
The day was gorgeous and the evening too,
perfect swinging weather, and a tyre swing in  your backyard is a pretty awesome thing to have!
(note to self.. must not push kids on tyre swing after drinking wine, wonky means potentially crashing into tree!) 

...and still playing with magic fairy incrediBubbles,
it was nearly dark, but golly gosh, I think we,ve nearly got it!
I hope you all had as nice a Sunday as we did :)

and as for todays 10am photo, it was never going to happen.
Sunday in our house,
loose the watch, turn off the alarm and have fun!

Will be back on board tomorrow! :))

Saturday, February 4, 2012

A Stranger! I love her bubbles!!

Day 4 of the photo challenge at Fat Mum Slim's blog!
So todays photo is of a stranger
Her bubbles were IN crediBubbles! Awesome!
And for $7 you could buy the Magic Fairy bubble wand And Fairy Bubble Mix Recipe!
It was worth $7.00 just for the bubble mix recipe!
These lovely bubbles were available today at the first Olive Tree Market of the year!
Here's our try
We'll keep practising! But Jayden thought it was pretty cool that his bubble nearly ate Hannah!
Happy Sunday for tomorrow. The sun is meant to be shining here so we are boating! Kids will be skiing and tubing and I might even try and get back on the kneeboard!
However you decide to spend your day, have fun!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Hands! One of those Days!

Today is day 3 of the photo a day challenge over at the Fat Mum Slim blog.
The theme for today is hands,
Well today my Hands spent far too much time holding one of these...

and Not enough time doing this!

I did get there in the end, and I am almost ready for the Olive Tree Market tomorrow, at 11.30pm!
It will not rain, it will be sunny! I will be ready!!!

I love this purple floral fabric, its my fave! If anyone knows where I can get more or even what its called, I would love you forever! ;)

... and to finish a close up my clothing labels,
I made them myself!

See you back here tomorrow (I hope) same bat channel...

Mirth! what exactly is it!

I am following along with the February Photo Challenge over at Fat Mum Slim.
I am hoping this will get me back in the blogging routine, and you know I love photos!
Yesterdays photo was "my view"
This is my new work place and this is the view as I walk in the door!
My kids think I am so cool working here!

Day Two
the photo challenge is words
This book, these words, they make me shake with mirth!

mirth ~ gladness or gaiety as shown by or accompanied with laughter. — mirth·ful \-fəl\ adjective. — mirth·ful·ly \-fə-lē\ adverb. — mirth·ful·ness noun. — mirth·less

I love these books!
They live in my undies drawer next to the bed. I have read them sooo many times and she always makes me laugh! Doesnt matter if you're a Singleton or a smug married type, there's a little bit of Bridget we can all relate to!
My Hubby, Tim, loves the movie and we watch it together, when there's no cricket or footy on!
He doesn't like the book though, because I climb in to bed sometime around midnight, and go into states of absolute "mirth" reading it! and while I dont make a noise, my silent giggling, would possibly register somewhere similar to a small earthquake!
Tomorrows photo is hands, hmm!
might need a manicure!