Monday, November 21, 2011
Sunday, November 20, 2011
The Parents & Friends Association for our school hosted an Open Garden today. A very generous school family opened their garden to all. It is a beautiful garden on a country property. The roses were stunning. After wandering around the garden we enjoyed a coffee and cupcake while browsing among nursery stalls. Our only purchase was a box of strawberry plants which will hopefully thrive and give us some lovely fruit. Luckily although it threatened all day the rain stayed away!
Loved this sculpture made of horseshoes!
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Where has the nice weather gone?????? 30 degrees yesterday and thunderstorms and dreary grey rain all day today! Had the day in Ballarat with friends having a pre Christmas lunch at the Boatshed around Lake Wendouree. Luckily we didn't draw breath and look at the view because it was fairly ordinary today!!! Still one of my favorite places though and a lovely lunch.
Friday, November 18, 2011
Parcel No. 2 - Well Christmas came early in our house this week! I won a giveaway on Retromummy's blog a few weeks ago. She had done a test drive of an electric car with Mazda which was really interesting and had a gift basket to give away as a bonus! I had actually forgotten about it so it was a lovely surprise when it arrived. The smells coming from the parcel before I even got into it were gorgeous. It was packed by '3hungrymonkeys' and was full of organic and Australian products. There was Olive oil, shortbread, chocolate, teas, soaps, scrubs and more. I am going to get so much pleasure from it. Thank you so much Retromummy for hosting the giveaway.
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
I may of mentioned once or twice before that I have a weakness for magazines!! I have been doing much better and not buying anywhere near as many as I was. This time of year is my weakness though, they are full of ideas for Christmas menus and decorating, gifts and craft! I picked up this Family Circle last week and have it handy as a reference. I just may of picked up the Delicious magazine as well and have 'grand' plans of recreating the 'Mango meringue' cake on the cover along with the 'peanut butter cups'. I may even of picked up in the last day or so the 'Good Taste' with an amazing looking Chocolate cherry mud cake on the cover and the Super Food Ideas................................................ I wonder what I will put on the menu this year or will it be the tried and true recipes that come out each year???
On another matter I had a 'hacker' write a guest blog yesterday, yes I do love you darling girl but just remember 'payback' is sweet!!!!!!
The 'horsey one' or should I say 'hacker' loved every single comment she received, I think this may not be an isolated incident!!!!
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
First thing first I think I should point out that this is the horsey one not the chocolate cat here. Can't believe Mum left me unsupervised with her blog logged in haha!! I've never quite been sure of the happenings in blog land..it kind of freaks me out telling the world about our daily lives and meeting up with supposed "quilter friends" who mum has never even met and inviting them to our house!! Seriously mum they could be some serial killer not some old knitting granny!! I think i'll just stick to facebook from now on! I guess i better get back to my VCE exam study, my exams tomorrow :( and also before mum realises i'm still on here! sorry mum hahaa. I'm her favorite daughter and child so she won't mind :P until next time.. GOODBYE BLOG LAND :) xx
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
The weekend before last was a hard one. We had to say goodbye to the 'horsey one's' first pony. We were lucky enough that when we arrived here in town and started at a school offering horsemanship to meet an amazing family who have not only passed on their amazing equine knowledge but have become real friends. The 'horsey' one rode their pony 'Show Off' for her first few years of riding and they were a true partnership. They both loved speed and jumping!!! As it happens the 'horsey one' grew and moved onto her next pony but Show Off was retired with her friend Moose. Henry is agisted at the same property so we still saw her daily. She had aged and it was her time. The 'horsey one' and I went to say goodbye the night before and spent some time with her , grooming her and cuddling her. We took so many photos and shed some tears as well. We will never forget her and she will always hold a special place in our hearts.....
Today my dear friend Lorraine is burying her brother Keith , he died on the same weekend in a car accident in WA leaving behind a wife and 3 small children, the youngest only a few months old. I will be thinking of her today and wishing I was close enough to be there to support her.