24 March, 2008

Happy Easter...

Late I know, but...

Here is what 'L' baked (which, by chance, happened to work out...)
Hot Cross Buns
These were absolutely delicious to by the way!

19 March, 2008

Wordless Wednesday # 21: - A visitor...

The other night, L came home from work VERY late, and to our surprise, this is what was greeting her at the front door...
Leaf Tailed Gheko
And, a close up of his head...
Leaf Tailed Gheko Head

14 March, 2008

circles and squares: yet another quilt!

L has been somewhat busy of late, fulfilling some of her "New Year's resolution's" listed here.

So, here is a bit of an update of her progress...
  1. Make a Picnic Rug, the store bought one we used for NYE, is ugly and uncomfortable. This is now underway, thus the title of this posting on a lovely very warm Autumnal afternoon.

    circles and squares quilt
  2. Laundry Conversion to be complete by the end of February. DONE! (well almost, we just have to have the shower screen installed...)
  3. Bathroom Makeover to be completed by the end of June. This is about to go, here is the vanity we picked up on a 'Kerbside Pick-up Sale!

    Bathroom Vanity
  4. I pledge Handmade. This has been started, and will continue throughout the year...
  5. I plan to 'Pay it Forward'. This is still continuing, so will update more on how this has been going!
  6. Phone a friend a month, some of my friends have been so neglected, we didn’t even get out Christmas cards in 2007, this will not happen in 2008. Those of you who have stayed with us, I thank you. Now, who of you has had a call... hmm??? I guess this needs more attention!!
  7. Cook more dinners, I hate to admit it, but B carries more than his weight in this area. And it makes me feel real bad. I am still waiting!!!
  8. Work smarter, I gotta get this sorted for a more sane 2008. I don't think that she is wining here. The last couple of weeks, she has spent many a night at work until 9.30pm!

So, I guess she is doing sort of OK, albeit busy. Another thing, not on the list but certainly is going to happen, is getting a spa for the backyard. This is of course for therapeutic nature for my rehabilitation of my back injury and surgery. I got a great deal of relief from the spa's in New Zealand, so I can't wait!!!


Oh, have you ever see a cat that likes vegemite?


Vegemite

12 March, 2008

Having a 'clean & green' birthday!!!

I just thought I would share with you, my 'birthday' present... Well, sort of!

It is actually a replacement machine, as it predecessor decided to retire from active duty, after spending a couple of weeks resting out on the verandah! So, with this new, clean & GREEN machine, we will be saving more on Energy and Water!

Our old washing machine would work to a point; that is fill up, then stop! No washing was being done at all! This became very frustrating and was made worse by having to do the soaking load by HAND! And at 11.30 on a Sunday night!

So, on my birthday, there was a lot of calls to various shops to get the best deal, and to ensure that it would actually FIT into the back of my car! This was all achieved, with me arriving at the warehouse at 4:58pm when it shuts at 5:00pm!
So, Happy Birthday to me...


Washing Machine

10 March, 2008

Naughty 40, huh!!!

Ok ok already, enough of the insults... I'm 40!!! (as of today at 2.10pm that is!)

And so, I would like to thank you all (both near and far) for all of your birthday wishes. I know that some of you came around on Saturday night for a party, and didn't we have a ball! There was almost as many kids as adults!

The lamb, marinated and then BBQ was fantastic I thought, and the Roasted chook with a beer can up it's butt was, again, a treat. This time, we used a can of Guinness Beer!

But, the piece de resistance was the cake! L and 'the next sister down' went off on Friday to El Sweetie, a Lebanese sweet shop nearby. They ordered a Chocolate Cointreau Dome, which, as the name might suggest, was TO DIE FOR!!! What do you think:

Candle Assistance

Candle Assistance
I did have a lot of assistance in blowing out the candles though, thanks to M, W & L!!!
(a general warning was also delivered to excuse the potential slobber that may have been inflicted onto the cake from these three little fellas...).

STICKY: - 1968: - What a great year...

Oh dear, its now: