Monday, November 23, 2015

Let the Christmas parties begin...

On Saturday night we had our work's Christmas Party/ Farewell Party. So I spent most of the week getting my head around feeding  30 people or the midst of our house/building site.

I tried out a new recipe - Mango, Raspberry Trifle. Easy to throw together, especially if you've made the custard before. Recipe is here

The Farewell bit was for one of our staff, who's a bit of a grown-up kid. He is Lego mad, so I made him this cake...

Bit lumpy bumpy but it did the job!

Hope you have a good week!

Wednesday, November 4, 2015


Just a random picture of our cat, Willow. I read recently that black cats are the last to get adopted at shelters/the pound and the theory is it's because they don't photograph well for our Instragram/Facebook filled lives. How sad is that? 

Our girl Willow came from the pound, and I think she appreciates her life now as she is happy to be carried everywhere, dressed up, made to sit in cubby houses. I appreciate her as she's the least demanding member of the family!

Sorry I've been missing in action. It has been very hectic around here, with lots of "extra" stuff to get done. Saw this GIF and thought it pretty much sums up my life at the moment! 

Hope you're having a good week!

Friday, October 23, 2015


On the last school holidays we headed off to travel the Great Ocean Rd. It was a lovely trip with beautiful scenery, even if it did involve lots of driving...4500kms approximately. By the end we had a very low tolerance of any "are we there yet" type phrases....ha ha

We saw lots of fields of canola as we whizzed past.

So after a quick overnight stop on the way, our first place to visit was Ballarat. After a quick detour here ..

We then headed off to Sovereign Hill...a recreation of a Gold Rush village. Great place to take the kids...historical, educational and fun!

There is an area to pan for gold, here's our haul...

Not quite enough to buy that private jet yet! *grin*

Then we headed off to see the beautiful scenery of the Great Ocean Rd.
Some environmental art...

Apollo Bay. We stayed at some self contained cabins there which were wonderful.

The Twelve Apostles. Unfortunately only 9(?) still exist. Huge amount of tourists were here at the same time as was a case of "dodge the selfie stick"!

Bay of islands


Griffith Island Lighthouse, near Port Fairy. 

And then we finished off at Halls Gap and did some of the walks in the Grampians National Park

Fish Falls.

If you are a bush walker it would be great to stay a week in Halls Gap alone, unfortunately we were only there for two nights and had to leave early the second day to head home.

Anyway, hope you're having a great week. I've have four quilts back from the quilters, so there is binding in my future......I hate binding! Any volunteers??

Monday, October 12, 2015


I am not much of a gardener, horrible hay fever gets in the way, but I have two very old rose bushes. They survive by their own skills but these are the blooms Gorgeous Girl picked. They are beautiful, and smell divine!

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Finish-a-Long List Q4

1. large Star Quilt

2. Eye-Spy Scrap Quilt

3. Chunky Churn Dash


Thursday, September 3, 2015

Wednesday, September 2, 2015


Lots of sick kids in the household, with all the joy that brings!  Be back when life calms down.