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Saturday, 1 October 2016

Breast Cancer Awareness: #IPledgeToCheck

Do you clean your teeth every day? Do you shower every day? Do you moisturise your face, legs, arms every day?  Do you check your breasts every day? Is checking your breasts part of your every day health and beauty regime? If you're like me the answer is ... um ... no ... not EVERY day. But, if you're like me, you will join the campaign #IPledgeToCheck so that you will ... will always ... check your breasts every, evERY, EVERY day.

Sunday, 25 September 2016

Director Chairs Spring Update.

My director chairs were looking sad, very sad. What is it about Spring that makes me look at things in a different way, with a different eye?

Monday, 19 September 2016

Cool things I've found wandering around the inter-web. #2 2016

It's been a loooong time since I've shared my inter-web wanderings with you. Life's been too busy. So, here it is September and I'm only up to #2 for 2016. So, let's get to it. What have I found for you?

Friday, 9 September 2016

Bents Basin State Conservation Area, NSW: a day out with Number 3 and Flossy.

When Number 3, my brother's third daughter, comes for a short visit and it's Spring and the sky is clear, it's a good reason to take Flossy out for a drive ... with the roof down. A country drive. A drive to Bents Basin. A short drive, less than an hour from home, in the fresh air, sunshine and Spring-ness. 

Saturday, 3 September 2016

Summer lounging pyjama pants tutorial.

The end of August heralds increasing warmth in the air and a special friend's birthday. But what to give her ... make her?? It's almost time to fling the doona from the bed and store the winter jammies away for a few months, so maybe some OTT summer lounging PJs. And when I came across the perfect fabric, there was no time to waste. And ... why not write up a summer pyjama pants tutorial as I go? Yes, why not.

Sunday, 28 August 2016

Miss Betty turns 90.

Miss Betty ... aka mum, mother duck ... turned 90 last week. Amazing. Totally amazing. We know she's 90, but she thinks she's around 28, back on the farm, waiting for dad to come down for smoko. She's happy. We're happy. We take it as it comes. Some days she's better than others. But 90! That's quite an achievement.

Thursday, 18 August 2016

The Archibald Prize 2016: Come with my friend and me for a day out in town.

When a friend comes from Woolooga, Queensland to Vineyard, New South Wales, a trip of over a thousand kilometres, and says let's go to town and see the Archibald Prize Exhibition, it's time for a day out. A day of coffee and cake, a little shopping and a lot of culture.

Friday, 12 August 2016

Preparations for going "home" with Frontline Plus ... Guest blogger, Ralphie.

Hi again everyone. It's me ... Ralphie ... again. I'm so excited because it seems I ... me, little ol' me ... I have followers! How exciting is that. People who read mum's blog who want to hear from me, who follow me, via mum, on FaceBook and Instagram! Who would have thought! Some of them even send me presents ... more about that later. Anyways, I've been told we're going "home", apparently ... at the end of the year, apparently. And I have to get ready, apparently.

Friday, 5 August 2016

Tote bag tutorial; made in less than 45 minutes. Join the anti-plastic-bags revolution.

Yes, a tote bag, a good size tote bag with some volume to hold your shopping easily. And made in less than 45 minutes. Why wouldn't you want to get started!

Friday, 29 July 2016

Frida Kahlo has come to town!

Yes, Frida Kahlo is in town. Oh, and a little of Diego as well, but, for me, Frida is the main attraction. Enigmatic, beautiful, talented Frida. So, when Number 3 (my brother's youngest) is also in town for the weekend and wants to play for a day, what better thing to do than visit Frida at the State Gallery of New South Wales.