Saturday, May 12, 2012

Upycled Caravan

Its been a while since I posted on my blog, I have been Uber busy for the last few weeks, with not much spare time for the simple pleasures in life!!

I have been revamping an old vintage caravan for what seems like a lifetime but in actual fact its only been a few months , it wasnt as straight forward as I thought as it was shiny laminate inside, the sort of stuff that paint wont stick to, so I had to paint special primer on first before I could use ordinary paint, bit of a palarva but so worth it in the end, I love the finished result, I am using it as a sewing room/retreat, the girls love being in there with me too.  Milli sits & draws & sews  & Kenya lays on the  bed & uses the computer or reads, Its very peaceful & has a great vibe.

I have some before & after shots, hope you like it too xx

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

A Valentine Suprise

Emerson & I have been together for 14 years, never before has he got me anything for valentines day, neither of us do, its not really our thang, when you are at school & a secret admirer gives you a card, then its exciting but when you have been together for a while its not quite as goosebump worthy,  just quietly I think the girls were on at him to get me something never-the-less a single red rose & a card, that'll do nicely, Thanks xxx

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Our Spontanious Holiday in NZ

On a Monday morning a couple of weeks ago, I alighted from from bed with my lovely new mattress wondering what the new day had in store for me, I didn't have any work & the girls were still on holidays from school for another 2 weeks, I was greeted by my man who said I want to go home for a week or so to see his family, It was booked by 11am, we were at the airport by 4pm & in Auckland by midnight being picked up by my sister-in-law Louise then a long 3 hour ride to the Bay Of Islands, knackered......

Milli with Louise's baby Weewah
The Homestead
View from my bedroom window at Marge's

 Emo & his Grandmother Thelma

 The four of us

Kenya with Charlie & Robyn's boy Awatea

 New Zealand fern

 My Sister-in-law Robyn's private family beach

 Some of the cuzzies

We had a fab week, tranquility on the farm, fun filled days of picnics on the beach & all being together, although the girls are city girls, they fit right in with country life, swimming in the creek, picking plums from the tree's, sleeping all over the place & generally having a ball with all their cousins, we also had two new babies to meet, who were adorable, we packed alot into the week & it didn't go too fast ..

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Shared Art Work

This is a picture that Kenya, Milli & I all did a bit of, its beautiful flowers that we found in the garden... I did the bottom left, Milli did top right & Kenya did the two in the middle, very pleased with the result..

Happy New Year

Had a bit of a dull Christmas this year at home, didnt even really have a proper meal, had a nice late breakfast with strawberry sparkly wine, a few neighbours came around & we sat outside with a few drinks my tipple of choice being G&T's very nice too, by the time the food was ready no one was hungry so we all sort of just picked at it, I did cook myself some quorn fillets with a mediteranian tomato sauce, so I had that with some veg on the end of the table, but it was all a bit of a muddle really. I like to go to someone else's place & take something so will do that again next year.. New Years Eve was also quiet but we were up the coast at Emerson's cousins for a few days so that was nice, they had their grown up children there & grandchildren so it was a nice house full of people & they have a big enough house to accomodate everyone.

 On new years day we all went out on their boat, it was a beautiful sunny day & we all had a turn on the donut, I wasnt going to after my last "banana" experience!! but under much duress & persuasion I went on with Pane I made it clear to Captain Marcel not to make it tip up, it was fun although I screamed most of the time & was scared but he stuck to his word & it all ended ok, the girls loved it especially Milli, she seems like a bit of a dare devil, loves extreme stuff, which is a bit of a worry..we came home exhausted, aching, tanned & happy..

Girls in the donut

This is the life

Ready to go

Friday, December 23, 2011

Happy Happy Christmas

 Well here we are again, the end of another year & christmas crept up on me really fast again, I am finally ready although havnt done the groceries yet but pressies all bought, wrapped & sent, although a little late, I have heard they have all arrived on time... I am usually a little more organised than I am, but I have been busy with my bag orders so at least I have an excuse... the girls are so excited for Father Christmas to arrive & open their presents that are snuggly sitting under the tree, it looks fantastic, I hate it afterwards when all the presents are opened & the tree is bare & sad looking, so here are a couple of pictures of my new fabulous white tree, I bought a white one so every timeI look at it it reminds me of Nana & Grandpa...

Saturday, December 3, 2011

The Jungle

1. What one thing about being a parent makes you scream “Get me out of here!”
Answer: When I'm trying to concentrate on something & all I get is mum, mum, mum, mum, its rather annoying.

2. What skills, if any, do you have that would be useful in the jungle?


Not much, I love animals!!! & fit men with no tops on..

3. How are you likely to annoy people in your were stuck with them for 3 weeks?

Answer: whinging about the toilet situation, lack of food & all the bugs

4. What is the worst thing you have ever eaten?

Answer: mussels I think

5. What luxury item would you take into the jungle with you?

Answer: mascara

6. What is the most daring thing you have ever done?

Answer: given birth for the 2nd time

7. Who would you miss most if you went into the jungle with a bunch of strangers?

Answer: My girls

8. What celebrity alive or dead would you like to have with you in the jungle?

Answer: Chris Angel, for obvious reasons!!!

9. What would scare you about being in the jungle?

Answer: All the horrid bugs

10. After leaving the jungle, you go to a luxury hotel. What would be the first thing you did on reaching your hotel?

Answer: Shower & a glass of bubbly

11th mission should you choose to accept it is to tell us why the person who tagged you is a star. (For the uninitiated, stars play a big party in the television programme)

Answer: Because she's my beautiful talented sister & I love her  very much xxx

Pippa - I tag you to have a go - I know you'll have great answers; and enjoy the fun. Any one else who passes by - you are more than welcome!