Monday 25 July 2011

Humpty Dumpty fell off a wall...

I fell off a ladder painting around the edge of my 12 ft high ceiling. It was a long way to the ground.

I am so lucky - to be alive - not to be paralysed - to have only 2 broken ribs in my back and substantial bruising...

but oh my gosh the pain is like nothing else with a good 5 to 6 weeks of healing to look forward to!

Take Care

Tuesday 19 July 2011

It's in the bag...

I have needed a new handbag for months,

and just haven't been able to find one that 'got me',

I am so bag fussy...

yesterday I was out doing my business in Mt Eden (no not the prison!) and stumbled across a shop called Pomegranate... the name just begs a visit...

so I visited.....

and came out with this!

bag love!

Today I am painting, in my 3 room changing room makeover I have totally trashed my entire apartment! Ugh!

Bet I get visitors, no one ever visits when it looks perfect ! haha!

take care

Monday 18 July 2011

I'm back

I'm back and very, very cold having gone from 30 degrees days to 11 degrees days back home in New Zealand, bye bye shorts, hello thermals!

The castle with its huge rooms and 12ft ceilings is icy! I took to my bed yesterday (first day back) just to keep warm!

Also missing my Australian family and my beautiful baby!

My niece & nephews

But today the sun is shining and I am up and moving!

My "to do" list is enormous and involves starting a much needed exercise regime, selling a pile of crap and moving the Princess's bedroom to another room which involves changing around 3 rooms!

I am also very motivated to do some creating and writing, creating inspired by playing around on Pinterest!

Today is the start of the three room change and makeovers so I had better get moving!

Take Care

Thursday 14 July 2011

It took a while...

but she finally held him!
The Princess and her Baby Cousin
Loving the family time in Weipa!

Take Care

Monday 11 July 2011

A New Man in My Life!

I have fallen utterly and completely in love with this young man,

my 7 week old nephew Macklen who gives the most beautiful smiles and giggles for his Aunty!

Take Care
Rachael xo

Tuesday 5 July 2011

Way up in Weipa

The Princess and I are on holiday in Weipa, north Queensland of Australia, staying with my brother, sis in law and gorgeous kids!

Picnic on Indigeneous Day
But what a mission to get here!

A comedy of travel errors!

Our flight on Saturday 26th was cancelled due to volcanic ash in the air coming from Chile.
Three hours and four flight changes later we were able to reschedule and eventually left for Cairns on Wednesday 29th July on a budget airline where so many things went wrong all I could do was laugh!

It's tropical up here , hot balmy temperatures, we go out in the morning and stay in for the afternoon.

Nik and I facepainted by our daughters
I have been on a night shift mining adventure with my brother in a big MACK fuel truck visiting mines and refueling the mining machines - big Tonka Toys I called them!

Lots of photo's to look at on my face book page...

Take Care

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