Friday, December 28, 2012

Bed runner finished

 I finally finished the bed runner for my friends for their wedding pressie.

i chose a Japanese fabric for the backing as I know they love those fabrics and I put in Bali fabrics as they were married unofficially in Bali so thought that they were very apt.
here it is on my bed, which is a futon so not high enough so show how long the runner is.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

happy christmas

Of course what do you think I did first thing this morning??  got up at 6am and went for a 64km ride with my training partner of course!!

We had our tinsel on our helmets and were very festive.  We also spotted a lot of wildlife as it was so quiet on the road.

We saw over 20 bunnies, 2 wallabies, several black cockies, lots of random birds and the best one was a massive lyrebird!

for those who don't know about Lyrebirds, they are very shy creatures so you don't see them very often they also can mimic any sound they hear from chainsaws to people laughing... I was soooo excited specially as I had just said to my friend that we just need to see a wombat, echidna, lyrebird, emu and camels to top our morning!

Now onto today's work.... cooking dinner for the family, it will be my first hot dinner that I have cooked down under as I have always done cold buffet but its not stinking hot so a roast it is!

Have a wonderful Christmas day where ever you are and what ever you are doing

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

I rode with Cadel Evans!

 Last Tuesday night my friends and I went into Fed square and participated in an event called futuride.  All we had to do was to ride a stationary bike for 15 Min's as hard as we could to generate power. 
 This shows a random person waiting beside me to get on the bike.  We received one of these nice jerseys and a pair of riding knicks for nothing!! also hat and drink bottle.  As you can see I was very near the stage and Cadel Evans was riding with us.
 We saw some interesting people at this event!
 We broke 2 world records and received a very nice medal.  We powered over 35,000 lights and generated over 4000 kwatts.  It was a very warm and balmy evening so we got a bit of a sweat happening!
I have nearly finished the wedding pressie... will post pics very soon.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

special birthday

18 years ago my little froglet made an early entry into this world.

We celebrated her birthday here at home with her friends and our family on Friday night as today we were off to yet another Judo competition.

Today was the Victorian championships, once again she was up against much higher belts with years of experience.... in fact her coach told me that she was fighting girls that have all  represented Australian levels so he was extremely proud of her, likewise with her team mates who supported her. 

She didn't win her fights but made the other girls work hard for their wins.  She was happy with her efforts and had fun going out there and mauling some biatches as she likes to call it.

happy birthday to a wonderful daughter who has brought me much joy and happiness for the last 18 years, I look forward to many more years of laughter and times together