Sunday, August 18, 2013

The start of 5 weeks long service leave

Hey there.
Tomorrow is the official first day of my five weeks Long service leave. I was hoping for more but work demands didn't allow it.
But its FIVE weeks away from work. YAY!!!
I have a full on week this week having nails and hair done and grabbing last minute things and doing housework before we fly out to America. 
You could say the holiday starts on Thursday night when we get taken to the airport motel so that we don't have to get up at 2.30am on Friday morning. So instead we only have to get up at 3.30am. this gives us an hour to shower, do our hair (well us lady's anyway) and make sure the bags are properly packed before we get taken to the airport (3 minutes away).
We are Super excited as we are going with our best friends and we have been planning this for 18 months.
Laptop is charged, kindle is charged, playbook is charged, iPod's are charged, so there's no excuse to be bored on the plane.
Our first stop is New York (5 nights), then off to Las Vegas (5 nights), a quick flight to San Francisco for 3 nights and then we drive down the coast over 3 nights. Then we hit Anaheim for 4 nights (Disneyland here we come) and the its over to Hawaii for 3 nights of relaxation before heading home and back to reality.
I have a week at home and then its definitely back to reality and work.

I'm hoping to post pics while i'm away as most places we are staying have free internet access.


Start spreading the word,
I'm leaving today (Friday)
I want to be part of it,
New York New York!

chat later.

Thanks for taking the time to look, take care. xx

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Not that I have many followers but I do apologise for being so slack in not posting for 4 months.
Its just been the start of one of those years where time just gets away from you.
Its not like I haven't been doing anything.
In January I sign up for the Creative Jumpstart summit 2013 which was run by Nathalie Kalbach.  So many talented artist's donated their time to do technique videos. I've tried quite a few of the techniques but still have some more to try.
I also started doing Fat Mum Slims photo of the day challenge. Well its not a challenge just lots of fun and its amazing the idea's that people come up with to interpret a word.
I started doing a daily journal .  ( I have slackened of a bit this month but try and catch up once a week.)
And it was quite stressful at work.

February was still hectic at work but we finally booked our holiday to the U.S. That has made it more bearable to go to work. I started reading more on the way to work thanks to my great Christmas present from my girls (my Kindle).
We spent the Weekend up at Hahndorf, which is a gorgeous little German settled township in the Adelaide Hills, with our great friends (16 of us).

March started with ME getting my new lease car. A Holden Captiva 5.  I LOVE IT.
I've made a few cards for birthdays and did a couple of digi Lo's
This is the last one I did based on a sketch challenge on
and at last April.
The kids & I started watching the 3rd season of Game of Thrones and I started doing Zentangling.  Its quite relaxing just doodling patterns in no set order and really quite effective. So I do that while we watch TV. and that is it all caught up.


Thanks for taking the time to look, take care. xx

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Happy 2013

WOW!!! Its 2013!!
Hopefully it will be a LUCKY year this year.
We are finally back in order after our little episode with the indoor paddling pool last year.
We have brand new plush carpet in all the rooms that were affected.  I love coming home after work taking my shoes off and walking into my bedroom and squishing my toes in the pile. (I'm even doing it now while I type in my craft room).  There's nothing like giving your feet a bit of pleasure after a long day at work and cooped up in shoes (I have to wear enclosed shoes at work).
I think this year I'm going to try and do more things that will de-stress me after work. so there is going to be toe/carpet squishing, foot spa's, I may even luxuriate in a bath or two instead of having a shower. 
This month i have started doing a photo of the day challenge. the site I'm doing it with is So far I have done each and everyone.  I know 5 days doesn't sound like a big effort but for me that is a record! LOL.  (my kids tell me I have a short attention span when we are talking (oops) ).  I have also been keeping a journal. The longest I have been able to keep up one of these is 8 months.  lets see if I can finish 2013.
We have a few weekend getaways planned and a big holiday later in the year.  Either to the US (if our friends can make it) or the UK (if they can't). 

Well I think I have bored you enough.

Thanks for taking the time to look, take care. xx