Saturday, August 1

Zoom....there went the holidays!

Did everyone enjoy the school holidays? To me they seemed to be over before they barely began - but every week seems that way to me lately..... Our first week was spent running Kate to and from town each day for Craze Dance Academy's Winter Dance School. She found it very challenging but extremely fun. By the end of the 4 days we had one very weary little ballerina. Then it was off to the coast to visit the family, staying at Mum's farm....extremely green and pretty after all the rain....managed to catch up with all the relatives, including my Gran (94 and gorgeous) who was simply thrilled to have the girls visit and to watch their Eisteddfod performances on DVD....we even had a mini photo shoot.... While in Taree we saw "Hannah Montana" at the movies, fed the seagulls hot chips on the riverbank, got addicted to Uncle Wik's WiiFit and Bethany had fun trying out her new pink fishing rod off the wharf at Manning Point... We came home to lots of cute baby calves....calving season is such a lovely time of year....checking the paddocks each day for newborns, and sometimes getting to witness a birth.... We had a fun visit by my old school friend Sue, and her lovely family and showed them the sights of Sunnydale including a favourite attraction "The Curly Tree" (an old fallen apple gum that crosses the creek and makes a great place for the kids to play....and a perfect backdrop for a photo shoot!)... We made some garden beds! This excites me somewhat because our garden has consisted of a few trees in a (not very nice) lawn....until now. We created two raised beds and used a heap of lovely granite rocks we collected from the front paddock....having to kill a brown snake in the process... No plants will go in just yet....we need RAIN first! Everything is bone dry, in fact we had to get a tanker out to top up our water supply.... Look what I got..... Yay!!!! And it's no longer sitting on the front verandah, it is installed and working and saving me hours of my life standing at the kitchen sink, and even saves water. To the person who invented dishwashers - THANKYOU!!! This little fellow waltzed into our life a couple of days ago and has made himself quite at home! Who knows where he came from, but he was ravenous and we fed him and now he stays. The kids are delighted and so was I when I found the present he left me on the laundry steps this morning....a chewed up mouse! A couple of layouts to share....... and did you see Creating Keepsakes (Aust. edition) mag this month??? I'm sorry I've neglected you, my dear blog readers, this month.....but I promise I'll be back in a few days with some more layouts and another Gum Flat workshop to share with you. Until then.....happy days! xxx


  1. Lovely photos Penny! Nice to catch up with all your news. xx

  2. Dearest Pen,

    Feeding chips to seagulls is very unhealthy for them - they can even die from it!

    Killing a snake - even the scary brown - is not really necessary. Just walk away for a while and it will slither off on its way.

    Love your wildlife warrior,

  3. Archie is a lovely cat, and clever....he knows how to make you happy!!

    Chewed mice equals fair exchange for a warm bed and cat food! LOL

  4. Hi Penny
    love to see another blogger in a our area!!I am from Inverell!!I wish i had some time to spend scrapbooking, your layouts are very sweet.I have friends who do scrapbooking so pop on over some time & check out my blog/blogs hehe.So excited to meet another local blogger yay!!
    Cheers Vicki


Thanks for leaving some love! Penny x


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