Saturday, 31 October 2009

Day 31- Happy Halloween.....

Even Martine needed a new outfit for the celebrations.

Thursday, 29 October 2009

Day 29- My creative space............

We are getting ready for Halloween here all very exciting for the young ones in the house. The past few days has been spent making decorations and finding funny Halloween recipes for a party we are holding here tomorrow night. I need to finish all this stuff so i can think about a costume for myself. What should I be this year? While I am thinking about it I am going over to Kirsty's and checking in on others creative space.

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Day 27- Post::the kind you get in your letterbox..........

A little while back I joined swap-bot. The purpose was so I could join in a swap that had been suggested over at the meet me at mikes forum. A crafty pen pals swap was the topic. A decorated envelope was the job. I have sent my two off and they should be winging their way across the sea to Australia as we speak but who knows how long they will take to get there. I have ranted on about the postal system in this country before so I won't bore you all again. Mine have both turned up and how nice it was to receive letters with info about what people do and what they are up to and also to be able to read it anywhere I choose not in the spare room where the computer is. I enjoyed both my letters immensely and I want to thank littlefec & sophiebc very much for taking the time to write them. They might even get a little letter back if they are lucky!!!

Monday, 26 October 2009

Day 25- Back again........

Well another Monday has passed which means another weekend has come and gone. We had a fab time camping-as we always do. Not much was done by me except eat, read and laze around on my banana lounge. I think the kids won the award for the most done on a weekend away. They have now mastered the art of snorkeling which they are most proud of. First day was baby steps holding dad's hand as they were bobbing about but then Sunday they let go and were swimming around by themselves. Oh it is fantastic seeing your kids learn something new and be really excited by it and be looking forward to the next time.

Bring on the next camping trip they say!!!

Saturday, 24 October 2009

Day 24-Gone camping........

I will probably have had a couple of these by the time you read this.

Have a good weekend!!!

Friday, 23 October 2009

Day 23- I forgot........

Sorry I wasn't here yesterday I forgot all about popping in. I think there was too much packing and unpacking of this machine that is supposed to make life easier.

Happy Friday!!!

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Day 21- winners.................

It's late Wednesday evening and I have had the barrel girl working hard on picking my winners for the giveaway.

First number pulled was 33- Sewfunky she has scored the blue pack

Second number pulled was 4- Tas she has scored the red pack.

You lucky gals......I will be in touch to get your details and will put your packs together and send them on there way.

A big thank you to everybody who stopped by and left a comment. I have been slowly working through everybody to see who you all are.

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Day 20- ......................

A friend arrived last night and he bought not 1 but 2 boxes of Cadbury favourites. These you cannot buy here for love nor money. I am about to sit down and have my coffee and pick all my besties out before anybody else gets to them.

Oh the Turkish delight is calling my name..............................bye!!!!

Monday, 19 October 2009

Day 19- My place & yours:: On the shelf...........

Not much doin' around here today so I thought I would join in on Pip's meme. We all have a shelf to show off and this one divides our kitchen and living space. You can see my beautiful orchids, a much loved shell lamp, a whole collection of little things and of course a remote control. I didn't mean for that to be in the photo but that is where it lives so it must be included.

p.s don't forget the giveaway.You still have two days to enter. I will be drawing the winner late Wednesday night.

Sunday, 18 October 2009

Day 18- Sunday.............

Can't talk or write......eaten far too much for lunch including the above meringue with far too much cream and strawberries.....going to lie on the couch now to let it all digest.

Saturday, 17 October 2009

Day 17- talking about yesterday.........

Dinner table set for an evening of bubbles and food. Was going to write about it last night but there was far too many bubbles consumed. You may have got a post that was incomprehensible. We did have a lovely evening sitting about with lovely friends, eating good food and laughing.

It was a good way to start the weekend.

Thursday, 15 October 2009

Day 15- My creative space...............

No fancy lunches this week to get the creative juices flowing. The only thing I have had to think creatively about today is how to get rid of all the rubbish I cleaned out of the spare/sewing room. It was so desperate for a clean that I just had to bit the bullet and do it. Sitting here typing this and looking around oh it looks so nice and sparkly. Now I can go ahead and mess it all up again.

Visit Kirsty for other creative spacers.

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Day 14- the giveaway...........


OK.... the giveaway is organised. I am going to have two prize packs to give away because I am feeling generous today. There is the red pack and the blue pack. Each parcel will come with the above softie and some pacific island treats. What they will be not sure yet but they will be colour co-ordinated. If you would like to be in the running just leave a comment. Nothing special just a hello and what colour you would like. If you link to me on your blog I will give a 2nd entry. I am happy to send anywhere and will draw the winners a week from today. Wednesday the 21st.

Good luck to everybody!

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Day 13- 360............

It's post 360 and I'm not very prepared for my giveaway.

If you can spare a few minutes and come back tomorrow I will fill you in on the details.

Till then, Au revoir.

Monday, 12 October 2009

Day 12- Just one word..........

Sorry I didn't get here yesterday. The day was just too long with all the socialising that went on and the husband getting home at long last. So I do apologise for my slackness. Anyway today I am doing a meme for not other reason but I saw it on Pip's blog who saw it on somebody else's blog and so on.
Here goes and feel free to do it if the mood takes you-

1. Where is your mobile phone?

2. Your hair? washed

3. Your mother? home

4. Your father? on the other side

5. Your favourite food? chocolate

6. Your dream last night? broken

7. Your favourite drink? tea

8. Your dream/goal? I don't know

9. What room are you in? spare

10. Your hobby? sewing

11. Your fear? falling

12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? no idea

13. Where were you last night? couch

14. Something that you aren’t? tall

15. Muffins? banana

16. Wish list item? Blythe

17. Where did you grow up? Melbourne

18. Last thing you did? shopping

19. What are you wearing? crocs

20. Your TV? fancy

21. Your pet? moustache

22. Friends? lots

23. Your life? never dull

24. Your mood? cheery

25. Missing someone? mum

26. Vehicle? grey

27. Something you’re not wearing? jewellery

28. Your favorite store? LangLang

29. Your favorite color? blue

30. When was the last time you laughed? yesterday

31. Last time you cried? September

32. Your best friend? away

33. One place that I go to over and over? beach

34. One person who emails me regularly? Larissa

35. Favorite place to eat? Le creperie Rocher.

Sorry there was a couple of answers that needed to be more than one word!

Saturday, 10 October 2009

Day 10- Walktober.............

I thought I would follows Amy's suggestions for a couple of days as there isn't much going on around here but when I went over to check on what today's theme's 'Walktober'. Non of that has happened today or for the past week so panic has set in as to what to write about.

Thinking, thinking......5 minutes has passed.....nothing

some more thinking........another 5 minutes has passed........still nothing

I won't make you sit here any longer I will just leave you with a pretty picture.

Friday, 9 October 2009

Day 9- Stocktober..................

Amy's suggestion for the day was soup but no that is not where I am going. I am going to do the other kind of stock, the one that you have left over after a market. It isn't a problem to have what I have as I am going to have a little table sale somewhere else later on in the month. No what I was checking through was what I have in my stock that I can put up for a giveaway. I wrote my 350th post 7 post's ago and missed the milestone so I am going to do a giveaway on no-360. So come back in 3 days and see what there is on offer. I will go through all the right channels and let Miss Curlypops know so she can post it on her blog.

Thursday, 8 October 2009

Day 8- My creative space...........

- a nice glass of chilled white wine
- lunch with two lovely ladies......we are packing lunches in as one is leaving for good in December
- much conversation and laughter
- what more could you ask from a creative space that isn't your ordinary work space

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Day 7- Fabric

A few weeks back I was lucky enough to be the winner of one of Retromummy's giveaway's of there are many. I never did get to write my post and thank her very much. So here it is 'Thank you very much Retromummy'. I won some Heather Ross-Far Far Away fabrics. There was a bit of a problem with the postal services involved. It took more than 2 weeks to get from Sydney to Noumea which is a 2 1/2 hour plane flight. I am constantly bamboozled by the New Caledonia OPT. I know we work on Pacific time here but that was ridiculous.

Anyway it is here in my hot little hands and I need to make something from it. It is a wonderfully soft fabric so I think I will firstly make a skirt for Juliette and then see what other inspiration comes my way. If you go to retromummy's blog right now you will see she has another giveaway going. That girl is just tooooooo generous!!!!!!!

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Day 6- it's Tuesday and I can't wait.........

................for my husband to come home which will be on Sunday. By the time he gets back he will have been gone nearly a month. The kids and I have coped very well this time but it still isn't the same without the other half around to help out. On his last trip to Japan he bought back the petite Blythe you see. Her name is Charlotte Champignon and she is tros mignonne. He has traveled to Toulouse, France this time. I wonder what he will bring us back.
Hopefully something we can't already get here.

Some other ladies that are happily waiting on this Tuesday are over here.

Monday, 5 October 2009

Day 5- Monday Monday.................

Another Monday has passed and that puts the week into action. I have no plans this week other than to clean the house( because it is a horrible mess), have lunch with 2 girlfriends and get ready for this weeks book club meeting which is being held here at my place. Hence the cleaning. This months book was Brodeck's Report. It was a very interesting read and I highly recommend it if you see it in your travels. It really made me think about the oddities of human beings and how they work or don't work together. There is alot more to it than that but you can read the review in the above link to get the story.

I am now going over to Tinniegirl to discover a few new blogs who are participating in blogtoberfest. Wish me luck as I may not make it to bed to early tonight.

Sunday, 4 October 2009

Day 4- Final fire...............

Festival is over and there was a final fire for everybodies wishes to be sent skyward. There was some super fire twirlers to entertain the masses and their twirling fire makes for interesting photos don't you think?

Saturday, 3 October 2009

Day 3- not much.............

I forgot to take my camera today to the festival so no shots from it but plenty was happening. The kids wandered back and forwards all day to the things that were free for them. Music, workshops, whatever. I stood around talking to friends that dropped by and trying to converse in the other language. Very funny indeed. I have put a you tube of an artist I got to see for a while last night. That 1 guy. He is a one man band and his instrument is made from pipes and things. Very interesting sounds came from it and the crowd seem to love it. Me I could only handle it for a little while but it was nice to see live music again.

Friday, 2 October 2009

Day 2- a sweet surprise.............

A little bit of artistic play from things found around the garden and house. It was put together for me by Django. Lets just say he didn't get in to trouble over lunch for his efforts.

Thursday, 1 October 2009

Blogtoberfest meets FFF................

It's the first day of blogtoberfest and to start it all off and probably for the next four days you are going to get posts about the Festival Femme funk that I am doing. It should be fairly exciting if today was anything to go by. We had the afternoon to set it all up and then the evening was free for people to come in and see what is happening and get a bit of a taste and then come back over the weekend. Lets hope they do so I can move a bit of stock. Close ups of stuff to come.

This is Kris, my partner in crime busying herself with setting up. She makes fabulous jewelery and many pieces that I would like to buy. We will see how much I have sold on Sunday evening.

Then you have my banner. Specially made with many hours of embroidery. I hope lots of people notice and make nice comments.

Stay tuned for Friday night run down. I might even get to see a little bit of music.