Sunday, July 24, 2011


I've been swamped at the moment, so my post is late, but I did do some sewing, in fact i have done a couple of little blocks to practice my FMQ, not sure what to do with them now!

Will try to do more later! You can check out more lovely stuff over at Heidi's, see ya there!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Rome part one

I hope you like these photos of Rome, some of the most amazing historical sites smack in the middle of a sprawling city,  beginning with this huge monument constructed for the first king of Italy

St Peters

 getting ready for an audience with the pope for easter

Piazza Navona and the fountains of the four major rivers of the world

 the tower commemorating Marcus Aurelius

 The famous Spanish Steps

 Ancient Rome Looking back towards the Coloseum

to be continued, there is so much to see here, it took us a week to just see all this!

Monday, July 11, 2011

52 lists in 52 weeks

Week 6 - 10 things to let go of
  1. the credit card 
  2. the vaccuum cleaner
  3. my lack of ability to see reason when asked to admit the 50th patient in a row
  4. my excuses for lack of exercise, see above 1,2,3
  5. my useless filing system which is almost as bad as the other paper hoarder here
  6. trying to help my son work out that being 18 and an adult means fending for yourself without an endless supply of cash from your parents, no wait i dont want to let go of that,
  7. assing around wasting time on stupid stuff see 1,4,5
  8. ok im stuck, i have a pretty good life, i love my family, my dog and my home, it needs work but its still a great home, and 8 is a good number as far as im concerned! 
 see 1.
Hope your ten things are as inspiring! 

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

the book list

This is my contribution to list 5 in 52 weeks, you can see some more over here at On the brink of something beautiful
This sounds a bit like the bucket list for avid readers!
Well my list will be favourites, i dont really like fiction although i did read the first few harry potter series! Anyway here goes, these are ones i have read and love
  • Long walk to Freedom, Nelson Mandela, very inspring story of courage and strength
  • Marley and Me, John Grogan, a beautiful story of his life with a dog full of life
  • My Mothers Castle and My Fathers Glory, Marcel Pagnol, this is probably my favourite of all time, a wonderful story of growing up in Paris and travelling to their country retreat in the early 1900,s Marcel remembered all these amazing details of his adventures and his precious family. He also wrote Jean De Florette and Manon De Sources, which were made into a film. He went on to be a founder of modern cinema.
  • A Weird Mob, Nino Cullotta, a very amusing account of an italian immigrant and his life when he came to Australia.
We have an italian language series i would love to learn, and to finish french too!
My husband buys travel books all the time, so i love looking at these, a good guide book is invaluable  as i found out in europe, i used a frommers guide for each city, but DK has some fabulous travel books to research before you go anywhere.
  Also i have a lovely bag making book and quilting book that i would like to make a few things from one of these days!
Its lovely to be able to just sit and read in the warm sun on a cool day, one of lifes treats that we should do more often.

Monday, July 4, 2011


 Tonight I saw this very very funny movie, its rude, crude and hilarious! I dont think i have ever laughed so much in one movie! Seriously girls if you need a laugh this is the one to see, the trailer is just a glimpse! You can check it out here bridesmaids , take a friend and prepare to laugh your head off!
Bridesmaids Movie Poster

Saturday, July 2, 2011

A Dogs life

Reasons for very little creativity happening at this moment:
  •  craft room makeover- one child gone one to go! I  stopped to look at daughters room and began thinking about what that will be, probably will stay as is for another 15 years before we find the bed.
  • renovations upstairs- painting done, flooring in progress, curtains still to be decided, slight disagreement with other interested party, i will win.
  •  pool house reconstruction, old one fell over, other interested party somewhat disinterested in any work involved, handyman hired at ridiculous rate.
  • two truckloads of mulch to be moved, other interested party has moved some while planting more silly trees in silly places, gardener will be happy his retirement fund will be replenished.
  • sorting through stupid amount of paper work that other interested party continues to pile up on office desk, floor, couch and then requests assistance in trying to find one particularly important visa document for travel to the usa. for the next day.of course.
  • working like a dog to pay for aforementioned renovations, not my dog of course, she lies around looking like a permanent rug, an incredibly shaggy and molting kind wandering if there is a snack to be found

Have a great weekend everyone!