Sunday, September 30, 2012

Home for the long weekend...........

Dearest Mom and Dad

"Ah! There is nothing like staying home for real comfort" Jane Austen

Gareth and Button must agree with her - when they come home all they want to do is STAY HOME!!


 The big green teapot had to come out!!!!


 We did go out for some tea and cake................


We walked along the creek behind our house..............................

                                         

 Who knows what these two were looking for.....................


 But, Sunday (always a bad day for me) arrived and even though we were together - I still got sad - missing you and the rest of the family..............

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Jenny

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

On the home straight - I think!!!!

Dearest Mom and Dad
As you know my 3 days in Sydney turned out to be a week!!! It was lovely spending time with Button - but OH MY GOSH - she packs so much into her life!!! I was exhausted just watching her...........
The garage sales in Paddington were amazing  - found these needlepoint cushions for Button - for just a few dollars - the one on the left is beautiful...............

 As you know Button is desperate for a dog - so I bought her one!!!!!


 My neighbour's daughter - Ella - she is about 5 years old - often comes to visit me. I think she finds my messy house very interesting!! I have a funny feeling that her Mom is very very tidy!!! Anyway, she sits with me in my sewing room and loves going through all my "stuff" which we often pack into little treasure packages for her to take home - I am running out of "stuff" but found these at a garage sale - I will scatter them round the house for her to find!!!!!


 I came home and found that I really, really, really needed to air some of  my quilts!!!!!!!


 I was hoping for a windier day - so just aired some of them.....................it's funny seeing some of these quilts - I realise how old my children are and wonder where the years have gone to..................


As you know, I am a TAD addicted to instagram - I met lovely Mia on instagram - she found me when I tagged Durban - anyway while I was in Sydney I went to meet her in the flesh - she works and makes clothes for a shop in Newtown - one of my favourite areas - what a beautiful young woman she is........


 I bought this top from her shop - the front of it is linen and the rest is a knit - quite nice I thought!!!

MOM AND DAD - just a few more days and the book is DONE!!!!!! My project manager had done a superb job of managing me and the book!!!! So much so, that the editor contacts him now for any info she may need !!!!!!!!!!!!!!\
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Jenny

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Having fun....

Dearest Mom and Dad
I have spent my week in Sydney walking and feeding Button!!! Lots to see along my walks ......

Monday, September 17, 2012

Paddington

Dearest Mom and Dad
Paddington, where Button lives is so lovely. The photo on the top left is the street where she lives. I am staying a few days longer - will be home on Saturday.
Jenny
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Saturday, September 15, 2012

Impromptu visit to Sydney

Lunch with the girls in Sydney while Gareth frolicked in the snow !!!!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Home alone.............................

Dearest Mom and Dad
So, there I was home alone for the weekend - Saturday night dinner was avo, tuna etc PLUS some Wither Hills and KitKat and a whole lot of 1" squares!!!


Here is the link to the news of the game, Dad. Mom, click on the photos there are a few of Gareth.
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Jenny

Friday, September 7, 2012

Tea with BFFs...............................

Dearest Mom
Rhubarb and coconut cake - absolutely delicious - just out the oven .....................


 The girls - out for tea - as a matter of interest the owner of the teashop is South African.................I loved the tiny real rose dusted in icing sugar................

Wish you were here to join in the fun....................
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Jenny

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

The weekend that was...............

Dearest Mom and Dad
The weekend went to fast - Gareth was only here for two days!!!!
Button getting ready to go out for dinner............


 Gareth and his music!!!!!!!!


 Button and I went to Eumundie Markets - how lovely is this little caravan filled with pretty goodies!!!

 I bought Button a bag from scraps of saris.......................... amongst other things!!!

 This little french apple pie - also from the markets - was beautiful and delicious!!!!


I bought this little jumper!!!!!! LOVE it...............


 BIG brekkie............


 George was a little confused by it all................shame, we think he might be getting arthritis...............poor George


I found this unnecessary dishwasher brush for Button - I just could not resist it...............


After the weekend spent eating and drinking it was good to get back walking with Debs. Mooloolaba is beautiful in the early mornings!!!!!!!!!

Mom, PLEASE click on this link - http://www.deb-robertson.blogspot.com.au/ - it is a beautiful post written by Deb who lives in Christchurch - it's been two years since the earthquake.............

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Jenny
PS I will see if I can get that pattern for you, Mom

Monday, September 3, 2012

Weekend over...............

Dearest Mom and Dad
So, the weekend went way toooooooo quickly........................ Gareth's rugby team got through to the finals - so Vaughn and Button will be heading to Canberra on Friday. I, unfortunately cannot make it as I have to teach. It seems as though it is quite a big thing in Canberra - these finals................
More good news for Button - she shoots the next ad on the 13th of this month.............I wonder how I get get you to see it???


The weather was lovely for Button.................


 I tried FIVE %%$$$#$%$% times to correct this photo - but had no luck. I have no idea what goes wrong.............


 I have more photos which I will post tomorrow.
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Jenny