Sunday, March 20, 2011

community festival

Today was one of our local community festivals. The froglet and her dance school participated for the second year.

this year they couldn't dance in the lake area as there is actually water in it!! There was a black swan enjoying himself though!

After the dancing (it was damn hot too, makeup melted!) The froglets friends all gathered together and we went to look at the rides.

You wouldn't catch me on this sucker, however for a large amount of money I would consider it!

The froglet and her friends went on... she loves these rides, no truly she really really loves them and the bigger and more scary the better.

I have a photo of her laughing and swinging her legs and her friend is screaming in terror lol.

I loved the animal farm and got to pick up some lovely little chickens and got a photo of me with a little piglet squealing its head off..... then to my delight on the way out we found the reptile guy with a great selection of beasties. A black headed python (about 10kg) got a pic with him on me, a lovely little gliding possum that was sound asleep, kookaburra, Tawney frog mouth that turned his little yellow eye on me.... a fat green tree frog, a large wombat but the coolest one was the fruit bat that seemed to like me hehehehhehe

Friday, March 4, 2011

Rain, rain go away....

Well today 2 of my gym buddies, one of their daughters and a friend from my work went up to tackle the 1000 steps.

The weather, yes well, to be blunt it pissed down on us and we were totally soaked through. Apart from that I had a good time.

My team coffee partner and I aimed to do it 3 times, but the weather wasn't letting us. So we had to settle for twice. It was a bit slower than I expected (we did do a 6am class this morning too).
1st time was up in 12 Min's, down in 7 Min's. 2nd time up in 13min and down in 8 Min's. Then I ran from the bottom of the steps to the coffee shop hehehehe.

We went up to Sassafras and had a lovely lunch together (even though we were rather wet and chilly). There is a nice candle shop there that we popped into, it smelt Divine and better yet it had a heater that I promptly hogged.

the heater in the car on the way home did an awesome job and warmed us up a treat. As we drove down the eastern freeway we saw a heap of cops on bikes stopping the traffic, then a long line of official looking cars and a few more cops stopping the cars overtaking them.... bet they were annoyed!!

I forgot my camera so no photos from the very soggy Dandenongs.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

kris kringle

I had a an email from one of my friends who has moved up north. She told me in no uncertain terms that she is disappointed that I and indeedy our group of friends who gather weekly for our hit of craftyness haven't blogged about our recent and yes belated Kris Kringle swap.

I apologise for my tardiness and thank you Maddy for the boot up the bum to remedy this lol.

I was lucky enough to receive a home made gifty. Claire made me a beautiful angel doll. She did a beautiful job on her little face too.

I haven't made one of these kind of dolls and have admired them from afar... now I have my own!! best of all she knows that I love a certain fabric range and used some of her own precious stash to make the apron with this very fabric!! Even more special!!

So I dedicate this post to you Maddy up in Toowoomba and beg your forgiveness heheheheh

I must say that our group has been doing a Kris Kringle for a few years now and even though it stresses me out and I usually have months to think of something for my recipient, I do enjoy being part of such a great group of girls.... wonder if I will ever get a handbag??