Friday, 28 December 2007

Christmas day passed.......................

Well the big day has come and gone. The only signs of Christmas having been here is our little tree is looking very lonely without all the gifts sitting under it and all those said gifts strewn all over the lounge room. I must admit we have had fun playing with all the new things. Monopoly Jr was given by Santa and has been a bit hit for the young and old in the house. We are currently starting a 1000 piece jigsaw which I think will take a few days. The weather has turned a bit sour here so it is perfect indoor entertainment.

Our Christmas day was spent with just the four of us. It started off fairly normal but proceeded to get much more interesting. We had a great lunch,which was mostly done by my husband, and then went off for a late swim, which was beautiful and then a trip to the emergency ward at the local hospital. I stepped on something in the water which caused great pain and swelling . We haven't come across anything nasty in the water before but do know there is a few things about here.We found out it was a Scorpion fish(quite common) and in the end it wasn't so bad but a 1 1/2 hour sit in emergency and a great big bandage on my foot was called for. When I walked out the kids were looking rather horrified. They couldn't quite believe such a big bandage was needed for such a little prick.

The said bandage.

Monday, 24 December 2007

Joyuex noel.................

'Only one more sleep!!'

We wish everybody a 'Merry Christmas' and 'bonne fete'!.

Saturday, 22 December 2007

Xmas anticipation............

Not much going on here today other than browsing through the 'Hiver'(winter) edition of Marie Claire Idees. A marvelous magazines I have discovered in this French colony. They make such lovely stuff and display it in the most beautiful way. I do love how they even decorate their match boxes so elegantly. Eye candy for crafters and lovers of tres jolie stuff I think.

The countdown is on. Talk of food for the day and what is in all the presents that sit under our tree fill our house with much chatter. Only 3 sleeps to go and counting!!!

Friday, 21 December 2007

Sunsets and swimming...........................

The sunset from last nights picnic. It really is a beautiful time to be on the beach. We need to do it more and we always say that but never seem to get there. Maybe that's a 2008 resolution( yes thinking about them already).

The kids still swimming as the last of the sun disappears. It's amazing how the colours in the sky can change in a few minutes. As the sun hits the water the clouds all seem to go pink. Our Christmas time is very different from the ones I read about on the other side of the world. Oh and it's getting so close now!!

Thursday, 20 December 2007

Bags and beaches..................

Just delivered my last 'Handmade' order for Christmas. There was a couple of bags in the order and on was requested to have farm animals on it and there it is.

I also had to make a bag for Django because he has been waiting patiently for so long to get his bag. It all seems to be made for somebody else and not him. He got one with mermaids. He obsession that has gone on for many years. Now we are off for a beach picnic and relax. It has been so hot here for the past few weeks about this time of night is superb on the beach. Hopefully there won't be to much sand in the roast chicken and a nice sunset to watch.
See ya I'm off!!!!

Wednesday, 19 December 2007

Day 18 and the peg dolls............

Day 18 presents off the advent calender( a little late for show and tell but oh well you all know the saying. Better late.......). Some cute card holders. Not overly exciting but come in very handy for the few cards we have received.

The days inbetween my last post and today have been filled with chasing peg dolls around our house. Literally. As soon as I start to make them they disappear into storyland with the kids. It's very cute and I like it when the kids go off and start using their imaginations. God knows they are vivid enough but at the same time it is truly annoying. Why can't they just stay in the one place!! Anyway enough of a rant. They are now packed up and ready to go off to new homes with other imaginative children.
Happy Wednesday to all I know we are going to have a good one we are off to the kids favorite restaurant for lunch

Sunday, 16 December 2007

Ah the cards........

So I finally finish my wonderful homemade Christmas cards and would you believe in my haste of trying to get them ready to post I forgot to take a single photo of them. Are you all sitting there thinking that maybe they were really bad and she didn't want anybody to see them. Not at all! I was most pleased with the way they turned out. I was even thinking that I would do it again next year but maybe be a little more organized and start a little earlier. It just seemed that last week there was a endless list of other things to be thinking about or doing. Even though here in Noumea we work on Pacific time which is always a little slower paced than anywhere else but it can still get a bit hectic at times.
That's my excuse anyway and I'm going to stick to it!

Friday, 14 December 2007

Days 10, 12, 14...........

Our advent gifts have all been a bit different this year. In the kids younger years I had just bought the chocolate filled calenders. This year my mum bought over a hanging fabric calender. As you can see by day 14 the pockets aren't very big. Big enough for two chocolates though not much else but we have got around that. Big arrows and safety pins go a long way.

Day 12 was a beautiful peacock but unfortunately he has lost an eye.

Day 10 was a lovely pink sparkling bird she is up there at the top of the tree with our lovely sparkling butterfly.

Lets see what the next 10 days bring.

Tuesday, 11 December 2007


A new addition to our family. Sold by it's most beautiful flower it has displayed. It is only a small plant at the moment but with a bit of love and tenderness it will grow into a great big tree that will be covered in these gorgeous flowers. We are not sure of the scientific name of the plant but we have named it 'golden glow'. She really is lovely in the flesh.

Monday, 10 December 2007

Christmas tree Oh Christmas tree...................

Our little contribution to Christmas this year. Our wee little pink tree. We bought it last year because it blends in with our pink walls in our house(they were already here when we arrived) but as the kids get bigger they want something bigger. So next year the request is for a grander tree. This little tree is full of lovely co-ordinating baubles and sparkles so we will have to make sure the next one will take all of them. We have had other lovely baubles coming out of our Advent calender which the kids have really loved. It's not just all about the chocolate!
This is Django's shy wee elf hiding in the tree. It was made with his Grandma when she was over. He also made an angel but she needs some hair so no photo until that has happened.

Saturday, 8 December 2007

Not quite right.................

The internet here is sometimes so 'CRAP'. It has taken 24 hrs for it to let me upload a picture and it isn't even the one I want(that was my mistake not theirs). Can you believe it! I am going to leave it with you anyway and maybe try later for the ones that I actually wanted to originally post. By the way the image is from a second hand book. My first and only thrifting purchase I have been able to make here.

edit: 8.15pm Just realised why it wasn't working( well husband did). Somehow when I moved them off my camera the file size increased. So I need to change them to normal size. See you learn something new everyday, well I do anyway!!!!

Thursday, 6 December 2007


Finally some Christmas craft. Danglies for us and special others.

Tuesday, 4 December 2007


View from my friends apartment.

Wherever you drive in Noumea you see something worth gazing at. It could be the blues of the water, the cloud covered mountains in the distance or the huge frangipani trees. At times I drive/walk around a little unobservant of the place but every now and then I just stop, look and think how totally gorgeous it is.
I need to take more snaps of this stuff to show.

Monday, 3 December 2007

Major Tom...........

'This is ground control to Major Tom....... Where are you?'
It's been a bit like that around here this past week, all sort of lost in space.
All confused about what was going on when, not sure where we were supposed to be. Kids performing all over the place, me having everyday morning classes to go too last week( that put the whole routine up the spout).I'm not used to having to do the same thing for 5 days in a row. I have everybody else's day worked out but 'no sirree' not my own. My floats all over the shop. Bit of this, a bit of that and I like it like that. So I have had no time to think about posting, crafting or Christmasing but that is going to change as of this week. The kids are not going to let us forget that Christmas thing is happening, I am all inspired to get back to posting after I followed all these gals doing the whole posting everyday in November thing (congratulations)and I have been secretly doing my Christmas card crafting-when time has permitted- so I do have a few things for show and tell.

I have linked the song from Youtube which this post title comes from. One of my favourite Bowie songs. Happy Monday to all.