Thursday, September 22, 2011

Me & Madonna

Love her - have done so for around 30 years!! I know - long time hey!!

These are a few of my fav photos......

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Dinner anyone??

Just loving these white dining rooms atm.

White is just the perfect colour for adding a light and bright aspect to ones dining area.

Easily transformable with splashes of current colours, fabrics and flowers and as everyone knows "white never dates".

Husband and I were only talking over the weekend about the purchase of a new dining table and chairs and I might have to fight my way through the benefits of having white with three jack russell who occasionally sit themselves at our current dining table!!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Ooooo La La!!

Loving these today!!

Wittner Red Sparkle shoes - 11.5cm heel!!

Perfect for the post office!!! LOL

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Here is Dad!

Proudly wearing a hat sent to him on Friday from WestsTigers!!

He will chat to his surgeon on Monday and then they will decide what to do next.

Thank you everyone for your lovely comments and prayers - I've told mum and dad of the support that I have been shown via the blog and they are sincerely touched.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Cancer Sucks!

Yep - it does.

I have some other words for it as well  - most of them are only four letters long!!

My Dad was diagonosed with Malanoma in May 2008 and has had quite the battle on his hands over this time and yesterday he had another big op to remove cancer from his groin.

In the most unhappy of news it was discovered that the cancer has now moved to his pelvis and more heartbreaking to his Aorta - we were all gutted last night and went to bed feeling very defeated - I can not even imagine how Dad felt.

I am flying to Sydney tomorrow morning to see him and most importantly spend time with Mum who has lived with the highs and lows of cancer with Dad for so long.

He is staying at Royal North Shore for the next 10 days at the least and then he has to decide whether he wants to undergo another round of chemo - I hope that he does but that's just a daughter being selfish - the last round that he had in 2009 really buggered him up so I won't be suprised if he chooses not to.

So I ask you to say a little prayer for my Dad and a prayer for your loved ones that are too battling this dreadful disease.

Pa - November 2008

Friday, September 9, 2011

10 years on.....

Yet it feels like yesterday.

September 11 2001 changed the world for each of us.

I was 23 about to turn 24  -  Dad woke me up - I think he needed someone else to witness the TV with him, to make sure what he was seeing was real - for many of the world watching live it was a horror movie.

The images that the world witnessed over the course of that day and those that followed, will forever be remembered - I simply wish the events of that day had never happened.

So on Sunday I will remember the people that passed away, the people that survived and mostly for the families and loved ones that live through it still everyday and remembering that day like it was yesterday.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

The Trout Opera - Brilliant Book & a Must Read

I've just finished reading Matthew Condon's book The Trout Opera.

It was given to me by a friend to read in the post office when its quiet (it can get very quiet here) and for the rare occasions I can get outside to sit in the sun and have a lazy afternoon read.

The book is wonderful - its nearly 600 pages long but it is a real page turner and you are transported to each location instantly with brilliant descriptions.

The biggest thing that I loved about the book is that it is based in towns all around me here in the Snowy Mountains.

The books main character Wilfred is from Dalgety, his pop lives in Berridale, they often travel to Cooma, Bombala and up in the high country - it really makes you feel that you know the characters when you can truly identify with where they are.

So - do yourself a favour - go the library and borrow it - or better still, buy yourself a copy to keep forever!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

I need a spare 2.7million pounds...THE FOLLY IS FOR SALE!!

Any of you that have read most of my posts will know that I am a big fan of Kevin McCloud and Grand Designs.

You can only imagine how excited I was earlier this week when I came across a newspaper article from the UK declaring that The Folly is for sale!!

Well I danced around the house and dreamed of winning lotto this Saturday and how Husband and I will leave the post office in the Snowy Mountains and go and live in Wales for 6 months in our new home!!

Ha! - a girl can only dream - dreams are little bubbles of sunshine for the soul.

Better go buy that ticket!!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011


these WITCHERY shoes.

I have a rather bad addiction to WITCHERY - a visit to my walk in robe will reveal it in spades - tops, shoes, scarfs, beanies, skirts, dresses - it goes on and on!!

This little shoe would make a perfect addition and just in time for the racing season!!

Showing off the Post Office

I was astonished to learn that I have not shown any of you the front of our little Snowy Mountains Post Office.

We have now been here since March 2010 but moved to the area in December 2009 and we have loved every minute of it.

We have completed some major refurbishment of the outside - when we arrived it was a technicolour nightmare - and it looked nothing like a post office.

Husband even managed to put up a fluorescent sign which at night lights up our street and could be used as a beacon for astronauts in space!! LOL

September 2009 - lots a colours!!
March 2011 - 12 months in and she is red, red red!!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Welcome to my new blog look

Isn't it just gorgeous!!

All thanks have to go to the lovely Katrina from Media Mad & The Block who has just made by blog look and feel just the way I wanted it.

I will slowly get back into the swing of things in the next few days and I am looking forward to sharing more things with you as I progress through my new look!!