Saturday, December 26, 2009


Been a while since i posted,so i have finally have some spare moments!!!
Am on holidays up in Sydney,housesitting for my cousin and his 2 westies!!! That would be westhighland terriers,not the bogan sort!!! I have also brought my own westie with me,so have three of the little buggers to look after! Quiet a joy when they start barking at 3am!!! We are staying on the harbour and at the moment there are a lot of party boats cruising by at 1am with lots of loud music which sets the dogs off!

After a very hectic early december with ebayimg and orders it was so nice to take a break!We had all our christmas dinners early at home as we were going away,so had a pretty quiet christmas day here!Santa was good,i got a lot of lovely pressies,my fave being a thai street cooking cook book,as i just love Thai food and cooking! Looking forward to testing out recipes when i get home! I am off to Thailand again in 6 weeks,and am doing another cooking course,so can practice before hand!
Been chatting to my boy on skype over in Denmark,he has been away 5 weeks now,it has gone so quick! He is having a great time with his father,little brothers and sisters and grandparents and has been spoilt rotten!He had a white christmas,he was staying at the holiday house in Skagen,which is the most northern point in Denmark and at this time of year only gets a few hours of daylight!He was out for a walk ysterday and a seal just parked itself out of the water and came over to say hello!

He is back to Germany on Tuesday to finish of his school exchange,which he has enjoyed a lot!He has been on many excursions,one which was very sad,but enlightening,to a concentration camp,Buchenwald.As awful as it was,i think he learnt a lot,my grandfather spent 5 years in a concentration camp in Poland.It is very important that kids dont forget the atrocities that happened in world war 2,especially when family is involved.I felt very sad looking at the photos,i have included one,which particularly made me sad and brought tears to my eyes.

But on to a happier excursion, he is off to Paris next week,i am very jealous!!! They go for 6 days with school,i would love to join him!!I am so happy he has had this opportunity to go on exchange,it has cost a lot of money,lots of ebaying,but the experience will stay with him a lifetime and that is what counts! I am sure he will want to keep on travelling once he has finished school,i hope he takes a year off before going to uni and has a good break.

Anyway,i have probably waffled on enough here,i think bed is calling!!I am reading some good books,it is so nice being on holidays and having plenty of time to do nothing but veg out and read and sleep! I have even left all my sewing at home,but did bring my beads to do some jewellery!!

Will post some more soon and read some blogs!

Nighty night all!!

lesley : )

Friday, December 4, 2009

A month of catch up!!!

Hi girls,
Honestly where does the time go???? I say that every time i post and realise a month has gone by and i havnt had a spare minute to look at blogs!So much has happened in the last month,let me fill you in on all my news!
My son left for Germany last week,he is spending 5 months over there,half on school exchange and then off to Copenhagen to spend some time with his father and grandparents and little brothers and sisters!He is off to Paris in 3 weeks with school and then Skiing with his grandparents in Sweden and Italy.I am very very tempted to hop on a plane and go meet him!......very very tempted.......
And because he was leaving early,i did all my christmas shopping in November and have finished! Yes,thats right,all done!!!And boy do i feel good!And christmas decorations and tree up as well,i wanted him to see it before he left,so did it 2 weeks ago!I dont think he gave a shit !!! teenage boys hey!
Been doing a lot of work in the garden,we had 3 very very big trees chopped down,still moving bits of trunk away and chopping firewood!No more needed for the next 10 years!And i have some sun finally so can get my vegie patch growing and some roses! I have so many big trees that my garden is rather shady in summer,which is nice,but downside,its hard to grow my favourite plants!!
Working on the inside of the house as well,we are getting the stumps done,reroofed and a new kitchen,so its all madness!
As well as getting organised for the bushfire season,in between the flooding we have had 3 times in the last month,torrrential downpours,all coming in through my ceiling in my back room like niagara falls.I have been up here in the Hills for 5 years now and just love it,except for the weather extremes! I cant believe it was 5 years ago this week we have moved here,made so many wonderful friends,the people are so lovely,with the exception of the odd headcase or two!!!But you get them everywhere,not worth worrying about!
We are off to Sydney in 2 weeks for christmas and New year,spending time with my cousin and his partner!Looking forward to New years eve on Sydney Harbour,they are very lucky to have a water front house with bridge views! Cant wait!!!!
Anyway,have been busy sewing and creating,have made some lovely christmas hampers which i have just listed on ebay and some new pandora beads!!! Great for gifts!!

Here are some recent pics!Have also been getting back into my painting which i have neglected over the last few years,but have had quite a few commissioned pieces,so its a joy to get the brushes out again,my new years resolution is to spend more time painting!

have a great week girls!Will try and catch up on some blogs!

Lesley : )

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Am i really surprised at how many dickheads are out there?

Hi girls,Just having a vent!
As most of you know i am a nurse and work in a big hospital.It still never ceases to amaze me the people we have out on our roads and why they just dont get it!!!
I did not do nursing to look after drink drivers on their P plates hooning at 160km on the wrong side of the road at 4am smashing into innocent drivers.Yet,every weekend we get plenty in and last weekend was no different.And seeing their parents reactions its no wonder these guys are doing this sort of behaviour.Consistently it is the same 3 ethnic backgrounds,mama comes in and oh my poor boy,he's a good boy really!!! And then the clincher at talking about the written off hotted up monara,dont worry,we'll buy you a new one!!!! Great,get teh idiot back on the road in a hotted up hoon mobile.

HELLO !!!! How about a kick up the backside,take his keys off him,cut off his money and dont buy him a new high powered car to go out and do the same thing over again,only to kill himself and his mates next time!Makes my blood boil,so many of these parents are in denial about what their precious hoons are up to on a Saturday night drag racing.I tell you what,if these were my kids,their backsides would not sit down for a week and they would not be driving cars that i had paid for and continued to fund.And what gets even better,is if it is a stolen car and they are chased by the police and crash,well its the police's fault,not their precious good boy son!!!!No wonder these kids turn out feral,its because they have been allowed to.
And we have to share the road with them,me,my family,friends and kids.We are the poor innocent cars who they crash into and think it is all a joke.And go out and do it time and time again.
And us nurses are the ones who have to listen to them whine when in hospital how they cant go out for cigarettes because they are in traction stuck in bed.And usually put up with constant abuse from them.
Sorry for the rant,but i am sick and tired of drink drivers and driving under the influence of drugs.I didnt do nursing to look after stupid people.I have all the time in the world for my patients,but people who CHOOSE to drive whilst extremely drunk and kill all their mates and others on the roads,well my sympathy is lacking.

Anyway,on a happier note,had a fabulous day yesterday for melbourne cup,had a bbq at a friends house and spent a day with great company!
Been busy getting in early for christmas shopping and pressie making and hope to be organised!My rearranged dining room is looking great,but still madly decluttering!I have been ruthless and listed a lot of bits and pieces on ebay,hopefully i wont change my mind! But it is nice not to have it sitting around!
On a sad note i have killed off Daisy's 4th fish this month,jimmy junior.Dont know what i am doing,but they keep carking it!Bok Choy,Fishy junior and Fanta have all died of unknown causes!!! Maybe my paint fumes are wafting in? Oh well,the cat enjoyed them! Only joking..........they were suitably buried down the toilet.

Had a good weekend at the markets,found lots of treasures and i have also been able to source some mini lamp shades that i have been after for a while! My curtain tie back pins arrived today after waiting 6 weeks and look great! Well 4 anyway,my hubby's friend Pete decided to help and make the hole bigger for the pins and two split in half!!! AAgghhh,hopefully i can glue them back together!I think it was payback for giving him the flu 2 weeks ago!

Anyway,better go and cook some dinner and will try and read some blogs! I'll put up a few pics of new stuff and ebay listings for the week!

have a great week everyone!

ciao for now,lesley : )

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

busy busy busy......

Hi ladies,
Wow where does the time go? My last post 3 weeks ago on my way to Sydney,havnt had a spare moment since!
Had a great time,caught up with my lovely friend Josephine and her little Miss Daisy! I have big Daisy,she has little Daisy!Will put a link to her lovely blog when i work out how to do it! She is an author and has a wonderful way with words!!!
Been busy here as usual,bought a lovely pink Moran roses 3 piece loungesuite and a French armoire which i have painted white,so that has kept me out of trouble!So much for getting rid of all the pink in my loungeroom,i have gone straight back to it!Lucky for ebay,i can sell everytime i have a change of decor!
Anyway,have to go upstairs and cook tea before a night in front of my favourite programs!!Will put up some pics of my new loungeroom and armoire,which i just filled up today with all my royal Doulton old country roses and crystal that had been hiding in teh cupboards out of sight!
Also some of my new ebay listings,i have some great French aubusson rugs and lamps!
Will do a much better post tomorrow and catch up on reading some blogs!
Have a great evening all!

Lesley : )