Monday, January 23, 2012

Oh Crappy Dayzzzz....

One word to describe this week? Nuisance.

1. Trying to co-ordinate dropping off the car to panel beaters (to repair the hail damage) when:
- it's half an hours drive away from our new house
- you have not organised a hire car (too expensive!)
- taxi ride home is far too expensive
- you don't know anyone in your new town to ask for help
- you have to take the baby car seat with you once you leave the car behind
- your baby pram doesn't fold down to fit neatly on public transport
- you have a toddler with you!

2. Living without the car for two weeks while it goes to the panel beater AND hail damage repair specialist!

3. Organising to have all cards and drivers licence replaced after stupidly loosing my wallet on the weekend:
- Need new drivers licence but need to get it issued in a new state since our move (neither state wants to take ownership of re-issuing it)
- have only just moved so have nothing listed with our new address here yet, so can't get new licence until I can prove where I live!
- having no access to any money while the cards are being replaced (well, thanks to hubby I can get by for a bit!...)


So why the picture of the busy bees? It's my daughters new favourite sound - the buzzing of bees. She does the cutest little hand movements showing how the bees buzz about, while making the sweet buzzing noises! She see's them everywhere now and it always makes me smile!

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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Happy Easter!

A copy of my latest book has just arrived in the mail! It's my second project with Scholastic Australia.

In case you can't tell it's a colouring activity book for Easter! I had a ball doing this one and can't wait to grab some extra copies for the nieces and nephews!

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Monday, January 9, 2012

Out and About

This weekend we finally had the chance to get out and about around the Canberra region. A trip through the mountains lead us back along the Hume Highway where we stopped in at the Rollinin Cafe in Bowning. What a great find! It was a beautiful bark hut set on a farm, with loads of friendly animals for Jade to enjoy. The food was great and the staff so friendly.

I forgot to get a photo of the front of the cafe, so I found one here.
Here's a few I took:

(Jade in the cute little dress my Mum made for her!)

I also picked up some old coffee tins they were selling off. I plan to cover the body of them with fabric and to use them in my studio for storage. They had so many tins! I bought 12 in the end! Can't wait to find the right fabrics to cover them in....oh yeah, and the TIME to do it!

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Thursday, January 5, 2012

Bring on 2012

Happy New Year everyone! I hope 2012 is a fabulous year for us all. I have no idea what to expect of it actually, except that it's going to be a busy one for us (nothing new there!)

Today I finally updated my blogger profile from Bendigo to Canberra. It still makes me a little sad as we left behind so many great people and our beautiful house, but I am still excited about the potential the Canberra area has to offer us. In just over a week we are moving to a small country town about half an hour from here, and I am so excited about it. Not that I don't love Canberra (it really is a beautiful city) but I miss the small town stuff and I am itching to get out and meet some people! I hope we can find a play group or something. I miss our Mums Group already.

We had a crazy busy Christmas and New Year period, and managed to get caught up in the freakish hail storm that hit Melbourne on Christmas day.

Our car was damaged by the giant hail stones, and it will need a new windscreen and some panel beating!

I am still flat out with some new projects on the go and it amazes how I squeeze everything in some times! (A big thank you to my gorgeous husband who took some time off from his brand new job so that he could babysit our little one and I could get some serious work done for a few days!) I have two projects on the go with the one publisher at the moment and one of them is particularly exciting, but has to remain top secret for a while as we develop it.

Well, too many words and not enough pictures in this post so I will just sign off for now. More news soon x

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