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Saturday, 27 June 2009

Boonah's Turn for the Sunday drive

Sunday again, Well the outing was meant to be yesterday at the Rodeo at Canungra but it has been postponed until the 11th July. So we decided that we would go to Boonah.. I was hoping to get into some Antique shops but it would appear that Boonah hasn't caught up on the whole Sunday trade thing quite yet! Well we walked up the main street and went to the loo in the pub *Commercial hotel really nice artwork in there also. Took pictures of us all with some statues and at the grassed area in the council grounds where we bought a hot chicken and some bread rolls from the spar shop and sat on the council steps and laughed Mem (my sister) was pulling apart the hot chicken and making some funny noises and Master 7 says "Mem, you sound like a demented goat!" Now I am not sure that I can honestly say I know what a demented goat sounds like but we just about fell off the stairs with laughter! I love it when we go out with the concept of just being together and spending time together without having to spend a fortune. It took us just over 1 hour to get there so that was ok and we stopped on the way out of Boonah to let the boys have a play on the playground.

Saturday, 13 June 2009

Rodeo - Yeeeeehaaaa

So when you decide to go for a drive and you see signs saying "Rodeo" this Friday night and you have never been to one what do you do? You go of course! LOL. So it was set - Friday night. Freezing cold at the Beaudesert Showgrounds I pack up the kids and the hubby and set off! Cold, well yes that would be an understatement but fun.. You bet ya! - I have never seen a Rodeo clown jump a fence as quick as when a very angry bull comes charging for you and not the other rodeo clown.
Had an awesome time and the kids had a ball. There is another one on the 27th June at Canungra so we are going to pack the kids up and go and yell and scream for all the cowboys! oh and cowgirls of course. LOL.. Now talking about cowboys, where's my drink!?

Thursday, 11 June 2009

Investiture into Scouts

I was so excited on Wednesday night because my son Joshua was being invested into cubs from Joeys and it was a pretty big night for him. He has been in joeys for almost 2 years and I have been assisting with the books and a leader for about 18 months or so. Well I decided to ring to see if my number/application had been processed to see if we could both be invested on the same night and thankfully it had gone through.. It was an awesome night lead by Rikki (Ally) she is an awesome Cub leader and I thank her for all that she is teaching me. We had a pretty awesome bonfire made by Wabeeno and all the sticks were collected by myself and Joshua for this wonderful night. We had a special guest also who came along to teach the Cubs all about Scouting and the history of scouting and that was Rhama (Rikki's father).

As you can see from the picture I am pretty happy and so was Joshua for getting through the ceremony and knowing the cub scout law. Cub scouts are loyal and obedient Cub scouts do not give into themselves. I love that! This is something that I really wish my parents had gotten me into when we were little. If you are intersted in scouting you can either contact me or you can go to the scouts Australia website or the scouting site in your country.

Sunday, 25 January 2009

Australia Day - January 26th

I am an Australian and I would have to say that this year it has been one of the best. I have just gotten home from spending the day with really good friends and laughing and telling stories (some of them not repeatable!) LOL. Throwing some snags on the Barbie, no that isn't throwing sensitive new age guys on the Barbeque! LOL.. Having a cold beer and just in general enjoying each others company. This is something that we as Aussies are good at! Drinking beer and eating! LOL.. Seriously though.. Here are some facts about this wonderful country that I call home...

Australia - just the facts
In land area, Australia is the sixth largest nation after Russia, Canada, China, the United States of America and Brazil. It has, however, a relatively small population. Australia is the only nation to govern an entire continent and its outlying islands. The mainland is the largest island and the smallest, flattest continent on Earth. It lies between 10° and 39° South latitude.

The highest point on the mainland, Mount Kosciuszko, is only 2228 metres. Apart from Antarctica, Australia is the driest continent. Australia is the driest inhabited continent on earth. Its interior has one of the lowest rainfalls in the world and about three-quarters of the land is arid or semi-arid. Its fertile areas are well-watered, however, and these are used very effectively to help feed the world. Sheep and cattle graze in dry country, but care must be taken with the soil. Some grazing land became desert when the long cycles that influence rainfall in Australia turned to drought.

The Australian federation consists of six States and two Territories. Most inland borders follow lines of longitude and latitude. The largest State, Western Australia, is about the same size as Western Europe.

Saturday, 17 January 2009

This weeks featured Artist is ArtisticAccentsEtc

..." I have always been an artistically inclined since I was 2 years old (so I am told!) I am half native American and started beading jewelry at pow-wows in Baraboo Wisconsin whenever I could drive up there from Chicago at the age of 19. I felt at peace when creating and all the problems in the world seemed to disappear. I let it go for a while and lived it up socially when I turned 21. I went to Florida to visit friends when I was 25 and literally bumped into a psychic lady on St. Petersburg beach. Just like the movies, she was old...strange...mysterious. She told me I should have a business in "the arts or a craft" and only then would I feel fulfilled and this would bring me much success...I have not looked back since. I started to create my own jewelry in polymer clay. I purchased a glass pendant at an art festival in Chicago and was hooked. I have been creating glass full time and steadily (16 hours a day 7 days a week..LOL) for about 4 years now. I try to make each glass piece its own art scene and really concentrate on the element of design. A lot of my design ideas come from dreams and flashes in my mind and I cannot sleep or move on until I get them sketched out on paper. Nature combined with color inspires me most. I am so detailed with my visions that it often can take up to a week and 6 or 7 firings to complete just one piece. Funny how it turns out...almost 10 years later since I met that old woman on the beach, my husband has been offered a job in St. Petersburg Florida and we are re-locating there in April...and I have never been happier. We plan to open up a studio where I can hopefully teach one day. If you would like to purchase something from Tanya of ArtisticAccentsEtc you can click on this link or the picture.

Friday, 2 January 2009

Front page on Etsy

First off Happy New Year everyone.. Secondly I woke up this morning and thought oh wow look at all these extra views I had on my things and all the new hearts. So then I go searching for what could it be and I go to the flickr front page screen shots and there it is my sterling silver ring. So many thanks to Natalie from the DUST team for including my sterling silver ring.

Now this is a great way to start 2009!

Monday, 29 December 2008

Has you boyfriend or husband got really really really really really big

fingers???? Don't go there on this one. My husband has really big fingers and it's very difficult to buy rings that he will wear or that are even close to being big enough for him to wear comfortably so I thought I would get into making some bigger rings. Even for the ladies who find it very difficult to find larger rings you can contact me to discuss how I can help you or someone you know. I started with round sterling silver wire and then soldered it shut, textured it to make it look facetted and it shimmers in all the right places it has then been polished to a brilliant shine. Click on the picture to go straight to where you can purchase it from.