Tuesday, 29 January 2013


All my children go back to school this week after the summer holidays. They did a lot of fun things and overall didn't get too bored! Each had trips to Canberra to see Mema and Papa, did the movies and shopping, play dates, sleepovers, and catch-ups with family and friends. Getting a puppy half way through the holidays also meant there was no time to be bored... it has been a full time job for them looking after him. Over the past week we have been getting ready for school again, the girls have been getting all their books and folders together, and filling new pencil cases is always fun! They are required to have art grade pencils for Visual Communication and Ceramics, you know the ones that come in a long tin. We decided it was going to be too difficult to carry them around school in a tin and I can just imagine them rolling out all over the ground if it got dropped, so I decided I would get a bit creative and make an old fashioned pencil roll each. Took all afternoon and night but that's what Mums do right? Anyway they love them and think they'll get some orders from fellow girlfriends!! (It would cost them way too much! haha)

Victoria's striped fabric choice. 

The tie that wraps around was recycled from wrapping off a gift and actually all the fabric I had as well, no new purchases made!

Isabella chose a floral on the back and complimenting stripe on the inside.

Enjoy your last days with your kids x

Sunday, 6 January 2013


I hope everyone had a nice holiday over Christmas. We had an enjoyable and very quiet Christmas day with my parents (my family got sick with gastro right on Christmas which was not nice). After a quick recovery we were off to Torquay in Victoria for a short beach holiday, it was so relaxing, the kids just swam and swam and we drank and ate - making up for not being able to eat over Christmas! 
One day home then we were off again to the lovely Kangaroo Lake near Swan Hill for new years camping (it was only one night, but I'm sure I could have managed another night in a tent... lol), we had a wonderful time with great company. 
I had plans of cooking and sewing but none of that happened, it has been so hot all you really want to do is lay around which is not hard when you have a new puppy to watch! Yes, to top it all off we got ourselves a new little puppy and it's like having a baby in the house again, we are all taking it in turns to baby sit... he is adorable so it is not hard!
I had a good two weeks off and am back to work tomorrow. That's Ok, because I love my job! 
I have taken lots of pictures on my i-phone over the holidays and thought I'd share with you where we went and what we got up to!

Everyone was very spoilt for Christmas x

Fun at the beach

Relaxing on holiday

I did manage some decorating after the Christmas decs were put away!

Mantle back to normal

This was my extent of cooking! sad...

Our new baby 'Franklin'

Bella with Frank

He does sleep a lot which makes for cute photos!

Ok that's it! (cant help myself sorry)

Thanks to my friends near and far and blogging friends for following me in my first year, I am going to try and blog more this year so wish me luck! 
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