Wednesday, January 14, 2009

thank you Shelley for my award it means a lot to me

Shelley sent this award to my blog and I really appreciate it - what a special award!

The Proximity Award."These blogs invest and believe in PROXIMITY - nearness in space, time and relationships! These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers! Deliver this award to eight bloggers, who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award."
So I pass this award onto 8 special people who have blogs!! - because everyone needs to visit Sharon's blog it is such an inspirational place - this lady is extra special and soo talented and has such a kind heart and a fab sense of humour - now this gorgeous talented beautiful girl has a fab blog and again another new scrapper oozing with talent and such a kind soul - a lady who is kind, caring and amazingly talented not only in scrapping, but designing, and sewing the most gorgeous animals esp her pink monkeys! - you all know who this gorgeous lady is - wow a heart of gold and such creative talent, painting, scrapping, sewing, parenting! - a gorgeous friend online (up until I met her irl in Dec at Heidi) such an amazing lady, creative, an amazing Mother, oganiser and fab sense of humour and her taste in wine is superb! - Gigi another talented scrapper and amazing Mother - go visit her blog and leave some love! - this is a most special blog I will say no more let me know what you think!

Friday, January 9, 2009

sat 10th jan

A lazy morning this morning, as I scrapped until 12pm last night
DH made tea and toast for me and Mia in bed - just love the feeling that I don't have to rush to get up and get moving on school hols, bliss - remember lovely readers to appreciate the small things in life - for they are the most important.
I scrapped 3 layouts last night and will upload as soon as I find where I put my cord for my camera while DH was painting our bedroom!
I only have 3 more layouts to achieve my January goal of 8 for the month!
After lounging in my pj's until lunchtime, lovely warm shower then we all went off to the Portarlington Mussel Festival! The girls had their photo taken onboard the Enterprise (a.k.a. the pirate ship in our household) by a photographer from one of our local newspapers The Echo - hopefully it will be published!
We wandered around our town which seemed like someone else's with people everywhere - unbelievable - there were mussel cooking displays, bands, our town was buzzing!
When DH suggested to Ella that we take a walk on the pier, she looked at him as if he was crazy - her response was "Dad, I have walked on our pier 1000 times" - yes Ella, but this time it was shoulder to shoulder people which did not impress her at all lol
An icecream in a waffle cone did the trick after we walked back to the main street!
We were all ready to leave the bustling tourist trade and make our way home -
I am sure the Committee for the Mussel Festival will be very pleased with the crowds - I think the Festival is in its 3rd year and brings lots of trade into our town to keep it going through the quiet Winter months!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

what is your WORD for 2009??BALANCE is mine

After lots of deep thought I have made my word for 2009 BALANCE
I am striving this year to have a life which balances every aspect (I did say striving).
So I would love to know what your WORD for 09 is and how you will achieve it!
I am going to give a nice RAK to a person who leaves a comment!
My girls will choose the name out of a hat!
So please gorgeous friends who come and visit, leave a comment about your word for 09
It is a rainy morning here in Portarlington
Hugs xxxx

Monday, January 5, 2009


Don't know about you gorgeous readers, but I AM OVER HAM - ham and salad sandwiches, toasted ham and cheese sandwiches, ham salad, ham and eggs, egg and ham pies,
NO MORE I say, NO MORE I say!

ON this day January 6th, I can no longer look the leg of ham in the eye so to speak!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

another new layout to share

Just love this October Afternoon range - Mia at her 8th Birthday in 2008! Thanks for looking dear friends
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This layout I did yesterday - of Mia when she was a baby at her first McDonald's birthday party (fairy party)
I am trying to think outside the square and try new layout sizes!
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