Saturday, March 19, 2011

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Best laid plans

Yesterday I was babysitting a friend of mines wonderful daughter, and I got more done with her than I ever will today because of rain.......

I wanted to do more mulching & was going to wash my car (still probably can vacum the car, if I drive it into the garage) but the constant rain has put a stop to that.

So now to think of somethings inside that need to be done, well there is some clothes repaires that I need to do, the birds tree needs to be cleaned up abit and as always my craft room needs some serious sorting. I am at a real storage blockage in my craft room, no matter how much I put away there is always another pile that doesn't have a place. I suppose that is what you get with a home with almost no built-in storage.

I am slowly adding storage pieces to our house, while surfing the web I found this article (click on the pictures below) I would love any of these storage ideas for my home (the organisation nut in me went alittle giddy at the site of these ideas).

Other than the curtain for my craft room shelves (still havn't found my fabric!!!!!), I am currently working on adding another storage piece to my home. A few weeks back I went to Collectarama with my sister-in-law & a friend. I have never been before so didn't know really what I was expecting. But I am glad that I went! It was at the local showgrounds & there was hundreds of stalls selling vintage, retro & collectables. I bought a few things, including a retro suitcase. I wasn't sure at first what I was going to do with the suitcase (I think I might have bought it because it was only $8!) but after somethinking & surfing I have come up with a coffeetable that will store all our boardgames that are currently taking up shelf space in my craft room.

I just need to find some legs, I will hopefully be hitting my favourite thrift stores & hardware store to see what is my options are for legs.

Oh it has stopped raining! I am going to go & finish hanging my laundry (downstairs in our laundry room).

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Wicked Weekend

What a weekend! I am so happy that we finally got to take this little weekend away, it was so overdue.

Firstly the musical Wicked was simply amazing!!!!! Mind blowingly amazing. We did have a couple of issues, we arrived in Brisbane at about 5:30pm and the show was at 7:30pm. Our tickets said that there was a 20min lock out which we thought meant that they shut the doors 20 mins before the show starts (wrong, but we didn't find that out till later), so we thought that we needed to be at QPAC (Queensland Performing Arts Centre) at about 7pm. We went out to quickly find dinner & went in the wrong direction wasting 1/2 a hour & not finding anything. In the end we descided to get ready for the show & hope that we could find something quick & easy on the way to QPAC. Thankfully the bar at QPAC had sandwitchs but only got to eat 1/2 before my WH (wonderful husband) realised that his ticket had fallen out of his pocket inside QPAC somewhere! Oh no!!!!! WH & my sister (who came with us) rushed off to see if they could find it somewhere & I stayed with our food. I ended up asking an usher what options there was for a lost ticket, thankfully since I had the tax invoice with me we could just go to the box office & get the lost ticket reprinted (YEAH!!!). My WH went & got that done & we all took our seats together. Talk about drama! The show was so worth it. And that 20 min lock out? Basically when I was talking to the usher she told me that it meant that they shut the doors 5-10mins before the show is due to start if you were late they won't let you in till 20mins after the show started.

So we didn't get a proper dinner, but made up for it at the buffet breakfast the next morning. Then we headed off to church at my WH's sister's church in Beenleigh, it was a Uniting church so was a very different experience for us. After church we headed back to the city & met up with my little brother. Spend the rest of the day walking around the Queens Street shopping mall with my brother, in the arv we had drinks at a coffee shop & walk back to Southbank & hung out on the grass near our hotel. Quite a relaxed day. Got rained on on the way back to our hotel & we said 'goodbye' to my brother. Dinner wasn't fantastic, but atleast we actually got to eat dinner.

Monday (yesterday) was our last day, we had a late check out (thanks to a special membership card with the hotel that we stayed at) so took full advantage & spent the morning at the Queensland museum & the Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA). GoMA was so much fun! GoMA was holding an Art in the 21st Centurary exhibition, it was so fun fun & much of it was interactive. There was a slide (yep slide), balloon filled room, pool & fun deck chairs that you could sit in and watch the city go about its business.

We had lunch on our drive home & also grabbed some icecream (we had had hardly any sweets the whole weekend!). Glad to be home but had such a great time!!!!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Tonight, tonight, it all happens tonight!

Queenslands big wet which we experienced at the end of last year & begining of this year. Put a huge dampener on a planned little holiday to the City. We had a great long weekend planned, tickets to Wicked the musical, going to the Art Gallery, Museum, Science Centre, Botanical Garden, etc.... Everything went underwater :-(

After weeks of waiting we finally hear from QPAC (where Wicked is being staged) & got our tickets rescheduled.....for tonight! I am in the midst of last minute packing & preparations. My WH & sister (who is coming with us) have been talking about nothing else for about 2 weeks. As much as I am sure that I am going to enjoy Wicked I think I am more looking forward to getting away from home for the weekend & hopfully doing some actual exploring around the city.

Other than our Wicked tickets we have nothing planned, which could prove to be a bad thing or a good thing. Bad if all we do is stay at our hotel & do nothing, good if we just go out & go with the flow. Hoping that the later happens, fingers crossed!

I love visting the city, I like the atmosphere & the way things look. I don't know if I could live in the city (not enough breathing space for me) but I would visist every weekend if I could. I watch weekend shows that show you things that you can do in the city, whole streets of amazing stores, exciting activities & yummy looking food. That is what I want this weekend to be. Hopefully I am not building things up too much in my mind only to get very disappointed & not enjoy our weekend away at all.

Have a great weekend!

Friday, March 4, 2011


Can't pick it at the moment, we have been having some really H.O.T days. I mean seriously hot & humid, the type of sticky weather that makes it hard to sleep. Then along comes March......and rain. Yep more rain. To be honest with all the rain we had at the begining of the year I am little depressed by the sight, sound & smell of rain (rain smell has always been one of my favourite smell!!! So sad). So to make myself feel better I have been going over the pictures that I took during the last weekend of Summer.

Me, my WH (wonderful husband) & our friend went to a local waterhole for a picnic lunch & swimming. To be 100% honest the water was too cold for me to swim in, that is definatly the risk you run when you swim in a freshwater waterhole in a gorge. But I still really enjoyed releaxing by the water, enjoying the last few moments of offical summer.

Oh yeah and then there is the playing with our underwater camera! Still feels just so weird to be putting our camera underwater. Sooooo wrong!!!! But the results are always so much fun.

Don't know what WH is doing, but he can cause our camera is waterproof (feels sooo wrong!)

Now what would be a perfect end to a day of relaxing & hanging out together? Gelato!!!! Yummy! I did meantion the gelato in a previous post, but I can't say enough about how much I enjoyed this Gelato. Definatly going to drag my WH back to the store & get me some more. Probably wait until the rain stops & the sunshines, gelato tastes better when the sun in shinning.

My nails look great!!! Little weird statement :-)

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Goodbye Summer

Though we haven't really had much in the way of summer, except for the last few weeks with some exception hot days. But the weekend just gone has signaled the official end of the summer months & the beginning of Autumn.

Love this photo of the two of us

We took the chance of the hot weather and went to a local swimming hole. It was a lovely day, we had a picnic, swam, then went into Maleny to have Gelato (we had chocolate & berry great combination!).

Still feels wrong putting our camera underwater! Love our underwater camera!

As much as I have enjoyed the few hot summer days that we have had I enjoy the cooler months much more than the warmer months. So I am looking forward to the changing of the season (probably has something to do with our trip to New Zealand being in winter & I just can't wait!).

So it's goodbye summer & welcome autumn!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

First for me

If you are a regular reader of my blog then you will already know that me, my WH (wonderful husband) & little Sis are going to be going to New Zealand together on a skiing/campervaning holiday. And today the news broke that Christchurch was hit by another earthquake (they got hit last September as well), unlike the last earthquake where no one lost their lives & there really wasn't any major damage, many lives have already been confirmed dead & buildings have completely collapsed.

I have never been in a position where a place that we are planning on going on a holiday in having something like this happen. We are planning on spending the last night of our holiday in Christchurch (where the earthquake hit). The pictures that are coming through are just frightening & I will admit to tearing up watching people stagger around outside crumpled buildings.

My heart & prayers are going out to the people of New Zealand & specially Christchurch. I pray that those that are missing are found safe & sound, and that there aren't anymore after shocks.