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 : )