Sunday, December 26, 2010

Merry Christmas

From Us to You wherever you are we hope you have a wonderful, merry Christmas and a New Year full of love, laughter, sunshine and Joy!!

I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. ~Charles Dickens

Sunday, December 05, 2010

End of year concert coming up!

Only one week until our Christmas dance concert!  Myself and my girlfriends have been dancing together for about 5 years.  We have a great time!!  Can we dance, well that's questionable, but we certainly do share alot of laughter, love and friendship.  Here we are after a little practice today!!

Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair... ~Susan Polis Shutz

Saturday, December 04, 2010

Photo Hunt - Hard to find

It's hard to find the sun and blue sky at the moment - even though it's summer!

Go here to tnchick  for more photos

Happy Weekend everyone!

There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart. ~Celia Thaxter

Friday, December 03, 2010

Beautiful one day perfect the next??

La Nina has taken hold!! The weather outlook for the week ahead!

Enjoy your weekend!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The plants are getting a watering today

On this last day of Spring - it's rainy - the plants will love it!  Busy with a work conference over the next 2 days!!

Enjoy your day!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Where does the time go!!!

Well it has been a while and it's nearly Christmas - so to all my blogging friends and family I hope you have a wonderful time!!  We are almost ready for Christmas - love to you all!!

Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful. ~Norman Vincent Peale

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Long time no talkie!!

Well it has been a while since I have blogged - life goes on!!

Visit from my wonderful God Parents:

It was wonderful to spend and share time with them - I love them very much

Other things may change us, but we start and end with the family. ~Anthony Brandt

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Love is a Battlefield by Pat Benatar

Whether it's the 1980's or 2010 young people are still the same, it is us who have gotten older!!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Helen Reddy - 'I Am Woman' (Live) 1975

I am proud that we finally have a female Prime Minister!!!!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

UFO - main beach Gold Coast 5 June 2010.mpg

So the story is - our daughter Jess and her friend needed to film a dance sequence for their dance school assignment. We had to be at the beach around 5am (before sunset) so filming could occur while still dark, then while the sun was rising and then when the sun had risen. The girls were fortunate enough to capture a UFO. This video was shown across the country on Channel nine news on the Saturday night - channel 9 did interview the girls, but unfortunately that part wasn't shown. Anyway it was very exciting for all of us.

Video taken at Main Beach Gold Coast at 5.45am Saturday 5 June 2010 - Sorry the sound did not come across when we copied it.

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Sunday dinner

Dinner tonight was wonderful Yummy chicken pie!

Serves 4
Cooking time approx 35 minutes

2 tbspns olive oil
1 leek or brown onion thinly sliced
2 garlic cloves, chopped
500g chicken mince
2 carrots sliced
2 celery sticks sliced
40g packet french onion soup
2 teaspoons cornflour
1 cup of peas
600g potatoes, chopped
400g parsnips, chopped
50g butter
1/2 cup milk

Heat oil in large frying pan over moderate heat.  Add leek and garlic, cook and stir until leek/onion softens.  Add mince, cook, stirring with a wooden spoon to break up lumps, until browned.

Stir in carrot, celery, 1 1/2 cups water and soup mix.  Bring to the boil.  Reduce heat, simmer until vegies are tender.  Blend cornflour with 1 tablespoon of water.  Stir peas and cornflour mixture into chicken mixture, cook and stir until mixture thickens.  Spoon mixture into a shallow 1.5 litre ovenproof dish.

Combine potoato and parsnip in a microwave safe dish.  Microwave on high until tender.  Add half the butter and milk, mash until smooth.  Season with salt.

Spoon potato mixture over chicken mixture in prepared dish.  Dot remaining butter on top of potato.  Bake for 15-20 minutes in a preheated oven of 180C/160C fan forced until golden brown.


When baking, follow directions. When cooking, go by your own taste.
Laiko Bahrs

Sunday in Surfers Paradise!!

Last Sunday we spent a lovely day in Surfers Paradise.  Jess was filming for her film and tv assignment.  It was great to sit and watch her film her friends exercising in the middle of Cavill Ave!!!  We then had lunch with great friends!! 

Jess preparing her equipment!

Chloe and Amanda rehearsing!!

Chloe rehearsing her part!

Setting up the shoot!!

OK let's have a look - we may need a couple more shoots!!

Maybe the meter maids might join in!!!

Ok thats a wrap!!

mmmmmmmmm lunch with great friends to end the day!!!

"Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born."

- Anais Nin

Uncle Kracker - Smile

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Happy Mothers Day Mum

To my mum I am wishing a wonderful Mothers Day!!  To my wonderful Aunty Maureen and Aunty Maryann I also wish a wonderful day to them.  To all mums have a wonderful day. 

As a mum I know the great things that mothers do.  But without our children we would not be able to do them!!  So thankyou to all the wonderful children out there who we, as mums, are blessed to have!!

And to my Nan who I miss so much - I love you more than you will ever know xxxxxxx

Mothers hold their children's hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.
Author Unknown

Sunday, May 02, 2010

More time with my wonderful family

At Advancetown!!

I miss and love you all!

When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses are family happinesses

Monday, April 26, 2010

Time with Family

A great day at Crystal Castle and Tropical Fruit World with the family

I don't care how poor a man is, if he has family, he's rich.