Monday, 22 June 2009

Create for a Cause

Create for a Cause
Brought to you by IKON Creative Events

Breast Cancer may take a loved one, but you can preserve your loved ones memory through scrapbooking.

Join us for a day of fun and laughter. Come with friends or by yourself, either way be prepared to meet new friends who share the same passion for scrapping. And all the while supporting a great cause.

When: Saturday 5th September 2009
Where: WatervieW Convention Centre, Bicentennial Park, Homebush Olympic Park
Time: 8.00am – 3.30pm
Cost: $99 with all profits going to NBCF
(See website for inclusions)

Be a part of this first of a kind event in Sydney.

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or you can contact the team IKON Creative Events directly
Joh 0400 534 317 OR Kylie 0403 438 640

Thursday, 18 June 2009

a suprize is coming

All will be revealed on my secret little project VERY soon
stay tunned for the announcement

Monday, 15 June 2009

more wine & a first karate grading

what a life! two weekends away at the Hunter Valley
Well, the past weekend was our annual girls weekend away. this is the 3rd year we have gone and we just love it. I feel so very lucky to have such great girlfriends since i was 8 years old.
It was my year to drive, so on Friday night i met the girls at Berowra and finally got to have a look at Emma's brand new house, which is just stunning.
I think it was about 2am before we all finally fell asleep. there was lots of chatting to be had, as well as wine to be tasted and cheese to be sampled.
Breakfast at our resort was wonderful. there was so much food to chosen from it was ridiculous. With map in hand we headed out on our trails to tempt our taste buds - or wine buds.
I'm loving verdello's at the moment so i tried lots of them.
this year we wanted to go to wineries we hadn't been to before and we chose some really great ones. My favourite was Peterson's champagne house - OMG!!! i was in pink bubbly heaven. I love pink champagne and this was their speciality, and all the decor and things to buy were pink. Skye, Dallas and i chose to buy a magnum (1.5litres) of their Blush champagne to drink after dinner that night - YUM!!!!
I couldn't to get back to the resort so we could head over to the Blue Tongue brewery and get a tasting palette. I do love Blue Tongue beer! It was great to sit in the beer garden, even though it was freezing and just chat and laugh and people watch.
none of us could make up our minds about dinner so we ended up getting take away from the restaurant and having back at the room with lots of cheese and our champagne.
Well........ i think it went to my head a little after all those beers, lol.
There were a few tears to be shared as we remembered old times and said things about how much our friendships means to each other. But tears aside it was great fun.

Sunday i had to come back early as Connor was going for his first karate grading, so we left just after breakfast.
I drove the girls back to berowra and then headed to mums to pick up the kids. of course i got in a quick aunty cuddle too.

Connor did fantastic at karate. i was so proud of my little man.
he really loves this sport.

here are some piccies from all my weekends festivities :)

Skye, Dallas, Tanya, Loren and me

Pink bubbly heaven - Dallas, Loren, Emma & Skye all having a little taste

Skye with the magnum and Dallas with a "normal" size bottle

Peterson's Champagne House

Just a duck at Ivanhoe

Connor doing his kicking sequence

Connor and 2 of the boys from his class and Sensei Julie

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

long weekends, wine & family

what more could you really ask for.
ages ago, we booked a trip up to the Hunter Valley for the long weekend. as time grew nearer we decided to take a few extra days and enjoy ourselves up there. We also persuaded mum and mandy to come along as well as my gorgeous friends Dallas and her two girl.
we were camping and YES it was cold but we enjoyed every minute of it.
we went shopping, drank coffee, drank wine, drank more and more, went to the Hunter Valley garden which were spectacular, ran around in parks, ate, drank beer, laughed a lot, talked ourselves silly........ did i mention we drank?
we had a blast.................. so now get ready for photo over load.
outside the British lolly shop were we all spent a fortune
Miss Abby...... she loves jumping in puddles and was only allowed to do it every night before shower time. Too Cute!
always take time to smell the roses - i just had to say it!
mum - a big kid at heart
Look at my sister - and my kids thought they got their craziness from me!
cant go to to gardens and not have a token photo with humpty
the book look gigantic against the kids
here she is again - well what can i say to that!
me and gorgeous nephew
mine and Dal's beer tasting palette from the Potter's brewery - which was great! almost as good as Blue Tongue
i love this family shot
well that;s just a snippet from our weekend. that's not even some of the best photos, just some of the most memorable.
cant wait to go back up there again on Friday.
YES, you did read correctly, i am going back up the hunter this weekend but this time with my girlfriends from school. This will be our 3rd annual trip up there and i cant wait, we always have the best time.

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

quote of the week......

A ruffled mind makes a restless pillow.
~Charlotte Brontë

Monday, 1 June 2009


I received this email today and it gave a description of your Star Sign.
I've read so many different things about my sign but this truly hit the nail on the head. I couldn't explain my personality before as it is so diverse. It is rather scary to read as it feel like it was written just for me.........

VIRGO - The Perfectionist (Aug 23 - Sept 22 )
Dominant In relationships. Conservative. Always wants the last word. Argumentative. Worries. Very smart. Dislikes noise and chaos. Eager.. Hardworking. Loyal. Beautiful. Easy to talk to. Hard to please. Harsh. Practical and very fussy. Often shy. Pessimistic.

frazzled dazzled

Oh dear!
I have come home from reading at school and coffee with friends to this massive mess in my backroom. I have no idea where to start cause i cant even get in there.
It's all the challenge kits and half of the class kits for the July Retreat. I hate to see it when all the product arrives.
The worst part is i need to do the ironing which is in the other corner - oh well!

well, i still have two and half hours before the kids come home, so with so miracle i might just get it all sorted , LOL