Thursday, November 21, 2013

Collab Book 2013

Well it's done and dusted for another year. A lot of time has gone into the contents and the covers. Thanks to Gail Smith and Deb Larcombe for helping me put the 13 books together!  There is one book left over (as someone pulled out last minute).  So leave a comment on this blog if you are interested in purchasing it (all money to go to charity). The minimum price is $AU15.00 as this is the cost to the participants for the binding costs. I will donate this cost to the charity.  There are 11 beautiful pages bound into a Tim Holtz cover and decorated with lots of buttons and ice resin elements.

Friday, September 27, 2013


Gulliver continues to settle in and about a month ago I felt like he had really accepted me as his Mumma. A lot more Gulliver cuddles (not like Jasmine cuddles) and he acknowledges me entering the room. Such a cute boy.  His favourite food is yogurt and I find it is easier to serve him some first if I want any peace. The other night I thought he had a full tummy, having polished off the rest of his breakfast and his dinner. But oh no while I was eating my yogurt

he sat at attention watching every mouthful. He is obsessed with it!


On the way home I spent a few days in Sydney.  No trip to Sydney is complete without a visit to the Rocks Button Shop and I found another fabulous shop in Newtown! I also went whale watching and we followed 2 young whales for about an hour. Caught up with a couple of friends too!

Donna Downey Workshops

I attended four Donna Downey Workshops in NSW earlier this month.  Donna is a great giving teacher and such a lovely warm character.  LOVE her to bits.  I am trying to get her to Melbourne next year so if you are interested please join my facebook group!

Monday, April 22, 2013

Well it's been about 9 weeks since I lost Jas, and to be honest it still doesnt seem real when I really think about it. I know I kissed her goodbye, and I have buried her ashes and she even has a headstone, but I still cant really comprehend that she is never coming back.

I am very lucky to have this beautiful boy "Gulliver" aka "The BIG Guy" come into my life. I don't know how I could have got through the last 2 months without him. He found himself homeless after a marriage breakdown. They had to downsize their pets and poor old Gulliver was the one they had to part with. I felt so sorry for his owner when I came to pick him up  and she had to say goodbye. I did say she could come and visit, but maybe that would be too hard as I haven't heard from her. The poor boy cried for the first 15 minutes or so. It was a long drive home - 3 hours - so I talked to him a lot so he would get used to the sound of my voice and hopefully feel that I was not a threat. He has settled in well, and seems quite happy! He cant climb fences which is good!
I do love him and each week I sneak in more cuddles!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Jasmine 6-Oct-1993 - 11-Feb-2013

Last night I lost my best friend in the world.

She has been the most consistent relationship in my whole life, I have lived with her longer than any one person – even my Mum. She has always been such a character I would talk to her and she would answer back. She would cuddle me like a small child, nestling under my chin, and the harder I squeezed her the louder she would purr.
She was always a very sweet natured and cuddly cat. Right up to the end she would be sitting beside me occasionally pawing at me for pats and remained to the end very headstrong and very determined if she wanted to do something or be somewhere! We had a very close relationship.

For a while now she has had a cancerous tumour growing in her nose. It became apparent a few weeks ago and her symptoms for the last 6-8 months now make some sense.
So yesterday I had to make THAT decision, the one I NEVER wanted to have to make - the decision to let her go. So many people told me “you’ll know when”. Well I didn’t really know when but I suspected she was in pain and I could not let that go on.
This was –so– not the way I wanted us to part - not that I would ever be ready to say goodbye. I would have another 19 years gladly.
I feel so empty inside, I feel like I have lost a limb.
It was such a privilege to have you in my life Miss J, I love you to the moon and back sweet girl and you will live on in my heart forever, XXX

Sunday, January 27, 2013


It's been a while......

I had a lovely time in NZ over Christmas.  The weather was FAB so I thought I would share a few photos from my sister's garden!