Wednesday, 28 September 2011


Driving home the other afternoon at about 4  the sky was just so incredibly pretty...This is a strange sort of sunset (yes this is the sun not the moon) caused by loads of smoke haze.....Nature never ceases to amaze me......

Friday, 23 September 2011

my girl

Precious moments in time..... Earlier this week Kirstie spent a lovely couple of hours in the kitchen baking some extremely yummy red velvet cupcakes....She loved every minute of it and it was so lovely to see that beautiful smile of hers...This year has been a bit of a struggle for her....I think sometimes it is just too much on her plate and not being able to just enjoy moments like this...  She leaves on a 7 day cruise tomorrow so I am missing her already :) and she hasn't even left....I know she will have an amazing time......
 To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.”
-- Anatole France

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Happy Birthday my beautiful boy !!!

What a lovely day!!!!  My little boy turned 15 ....  We had a yummy breakfast out, did a little shopping and went to the movies (they are both on Spring break)... Kirstie made some absolutely gorgeous little red velvet cheesecakes and wow they were good.... Lots of laughs, hugs and chatting....a perfect day!!!

Friday, 16 September 2011

carnival time - so pretty

Had to go and do a few errands in Toowoomba a couple of days ago so decided to take my little camera...Carnival of Flowers has started and all the parks look so pretty....Yesterday Kirstie and I took a sandwich and sat in the beautiful sun in the park and I did a little paper work while Kirstie finished off a uni assignment...  Still not feeling 100%......but this beautiful sunny weather definitely puts a smile on my face....

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

playing around.....

Still having a lot of trouble getting over this flu (barky cough, headaches and lack of voice which my hubby is probably happy about :) which makes it near then impossible to solder, concentration level is zip.  So I have packaged up several orders this morning and now just making some notes about things I want to do etc with the weeks and months ahead.... I love this combination of zinc and glass (this will be a new line very soon)....Everyone needs to go over and read Vicki Archer's post truly beautiful it is beyond words....Here is couple of gorgeous sayings from William Ellery Channing......
"We look forward to the time when the power to love will replace the love of power. Then will our world know the blessings of peace."
 “No one should part with their individuality and become that of another.”
“Beauty is an all-pervading presence. It unfolds to the numberless flowers of the Spring; it waves in the branches of the trees and in the green blades of grass; it haunts the depths of the earth and the sea, and gleams out in the hues of the shell and the precious stone. And not only these minute objects, but the ocean, the mountains, the clouds, the heavens, the stars, the rising and the setting sun all overflow with beauty. The universe is its temple; and those people who are alive to it can not lift their eyes without feeling themselves encompassed with it on every side.”

Saturday, 3 September 2011


On the last day of winter a nasty bout of the flu hit me....After 3 days of fevers, no voice, runny nose, barky cough and aching like I have never had before, I decided the best way to cheer myself up was to take some pretty photos..... I hope you like them....