BUSY BUSY BUT NONE OF YOU ARE FORGOTTEN

GOOD GRIEF I AM SPINNING ROUND LIKE A WHIRLING DERVISH…AGAIN

SO..I MAY BE HAVING BREAKS IN TRANSMISSION…DUE TO THE FACT I AM A TIME MANAGEMENT SPECIAL NEEDS CASE.

I AM TRYING TO KEEP UP WITH ALL YOUR BLOGGIES BUT IF I LIKE AND DON’T COMMENT PLEASE DON’T BE OFFENDED I AM CLEARLY RUNNING OUT OF TIME..

DON’T GO HITTING THE EMERGENCY NUMBERS I MEAN THIS IN THE SENSE OF YEARLY DEADLINES.

SO I THOUGHT I WILL BRIEFLY FILL IN THE BLANKS ..SO HERE GOES IN POINT FORM…

1. I ACTUALLY TEARED UP WHEN I SAW BASHFUL OFF THE OTHER DAY…SERIOUSLY I AM NOT EVEN JOKING!!

2.I HAVE OFFICIALLY TAKEN OVER AS BRANCH SECRETARY FOR THE LOCAL CWA……LET THE PAPERWORK BEGIN…AND BEGIN ..AND BEGIN..YOU GET THE IDEA

3.DUE TO THE ABOVE I HAVE THREE DIFFERENT SETS OF MINUTES TO PREPARE AND ALSO THE SYLLABUS FOR THE YEAR….BRING ON THE HAND CRAMP

4.XMAS IS TWO AND A HALF MINUTES AWAY AND AS YET I HAVE NOT DONE THE MENU FOR 12

5.THANKGOODNESS I MADE AN EXTRA XMAS PUDDING LAST YEAR WHICH IS GETTING EVEN MORE BOOZE POURED ON IT IN THE LEAD UP TO XMAS LUNCH

6.THE GARDEN GOT OUT OF HAND DUE TO THE WEDDING AND THE LEAD UP SO I HAVE SPENT THE DAY GOING BETWEEN PRUNING FOR SNAKE SEASON AND ROASTING IN THE SUN  TO THEN COMING IN TO GET BACK TO PAPERWORK WHILE I COOL DOWN..

7.PICKLES MEANTIME HAD A VET TRIP AS SHE WAS LETHARGIC AND NOT EATING..ALL IS FINE SHE JUST WANTED TO MAKE SURE ANY MONEY LEFT AFTER PAYING FOR THE WEDDING WAS GOTTEN RID OF…

8.I STILL HAVE MINUTES TO TYPE UP……..REALLY …MANNNNN

9.CLEO JUST WALKED INTO MY SEWING ROOM AS I TYPE TO SHOW ME SHE HAS A WINKY EYE..SUPER ..REFER TO NUMBER 7.

10.I HAVE A BOWL OF FRUIT SOAKING IN ALCOHOL TO MAKE A XMAS CAKE TOMORROW

11.I HAVE TO FINISH THIS PAPERWORK TOMORROW AS I NEED IT MONDAY

12MONDAY I NEED NOT ONLY THE PAPERWORK BUT A PLATE WITH 3-4 (DON’T ASK ME I HAVE NO IDEA WHY ON THE NUMBER) BISCUITS DECORATED FOR XMAS TO TAKE TO THE MEETING WHERE THE PAPERWORK IS DUE..WHICH MEANS I AM MAKING BISCUITS TOMORROW AS WELL

13 I HAVE A MEETING ON THURSDAY WHERE THE MINUTES NEED TO BE HANDED IN AND MORE MINUTES TAKEN ON THE DAY FOLLOWED BY LUNCH WITH MY LADIES (I STILL NEED TO GET A KRIS KRINGLE PRESENT AND A BIRTHDAY PRESENT FOR ONE OF THE LADIES)

14.ON FRIDAY THE PRESIDENT (OF MY CWA BRANCH NOT THE USA ) THE TREASURER AND MYSELF HAVE BEEN ASKED TO ATTEND A COUNCIL FUNCTION

15.I HAVE SOME BLOGGIE POSTS AND PICS I NEED TO TEND TO, SOME AWARDS ALSO FROM LOVELY FRIENDS ,PICS TO GET SORTED ON MY COMPUTER (THOUSANDS) AND ON AND ON…

16.I NEED TO GET A GRIP..IT WILL ALL FALL INTO PLACE….

SO THANKS FOR YOUR PATIENCE AS I TRY AND GET ON TOP OF ALL THIS RANDOM STUFF THAT AT THE MOMENT COULD NOT BE ANY LESS COHESIVE IF IT TRIED…

WHO SAID WINNING WAS FUN!!

WHO SAID WINNING WAS FUN!!

THANKSGIVING AND HANUKKAH GREETINGS

EVEN THOUGH WE DON’T CELEBRATE THANKSGIVING DOWN UNDER IT DOESN’T MEAN I AM NOT THANKFUL..

I AM THANKFUL FOR THE HEALTH AND HAPPINESS OF MY FAMILY PETS AND FRIENDS..THIS BEING THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IN MY WORLD..

I INCLUDE MY BLOGGIE FAMILY IN THIS AS WELL,WITHOUT YOU OUT THERE IN THE BLOGGIESPHERE THE WORLD WOULD SEEM A LOT BIGGER.

YOU HAVE SHOWN ME THINGS ABOUT YOUR COUNTRIES AND LIVES THAT HAVE TAUGHT ME SO MUCH.

IT HAS SHOWN THAT WE ARE ALL THE SAME..WE ALL LOVE BEAUTY,NATURE,FRIENDSHIP AND OF COURSE OUR BELOVED ANIPALS…THEY ARE THE LINK THAT HAVE BOUGHT US TOGETHER AND FOR THIS I AM THANKFUL INDEED.

TO MY JEWISH FRIENDS I WISH YOU A HAPPY HANUKKAH..I HAD A PREVIOUS LIFE AS A WAITRESS AND WORKED ON MANY JEWISH CELEBRATIONS..I WRESTLED WITH KITCHEN PREP WHEN WE HAD TO WAIT UNTIL SUNSET BEFORE STARTING..I HEARD BEAUTIFUL SONGS,SAW WONDERFUL FAMILY JOY AT GET TOGETHERS AND ENJOYED MORE LATKES,CHALLA,PETIT FOURS AND FALAFEL THAN I SHOULD CONFESS TOO .

I HOPE YOUR CELEBRATIONS ARE FILLED WITH THE LOVE YOU DESERVE AND THAT THE FEASTS ARE ENJOYED IN THE COMPANY OF HAPPY HEALTHY FAMILY.

SO TO ALL MY FRIENDS WHO BY DISTANCE ONLY ARE FAR FROM ME I SAY THANKYOU..

THANKYOU ALSO TO SHELL AT MYTHREEMOGGIES FOR THE AMAZING WORK PUT INTO THIS WONDERFUL VIDEO…

ANOTHER WONDERFUL WEDDING

BOY I AM STILL EXHAUSTED! ANYONE WHO HAS HAD CHILDREN GET MARRIED WILL KNOW WHAT I MEAN. IT’S NOT JUST THE DAY BUT THE LEAD UP AND ALL THE FLUFFING AROUND..IT COMPOUNDS AND DAYS AFTER YOU STILL FIND YOURSELF TIRED!

HAVING SAID THIS …WHAT A DAY..THE WEATHER FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR WAS A SHOCKER!! THE DAY BEFORE CLOUDS  AND DRIZZLE  SO I MADE THE MOST OF THE BREAKS IN THE WEATHER TO TAKE SOME PICS.

WE WERE AT A LOVELY PLACE CALLED THE HARVEST FARM AND PHIL AND I ,CHRIS (THE GROOM) BRAD OUR ELDEST SON AND MICHAEL (CHRISTOPHERS TWIN BROTHER) AND HIS GIRLFRIEND ALL STAYED IN THE FRONT COTTAGE… BRAD’S WIFE SARAH WAS AT THEIR PLACE ON KITTY DUTY AND RHIANNON OUR DAUGHTER AND HER BOYFRIEND WERE ARRIVING ON THE DAY. THE BACK COTTAGE AMBER THE BRIDE TO BE AND HER SISTER SARAH WERE STAYING.

COTTAGE VIEWS

COTTAGE VIEWS

THE COTTAGE WE STAYED IN

THE COTTAGE WE STAYED IN

THE MOUNTAINS IN THE BACKGROUND

THE MOUNTAINS IN THE BACKGROUND

THOSE CLOUDS ....

THOSE CLOUDS ….

CHRIS AND HIS BROTHER MICHAEL TAKING BALLOONS DOWN TO MARK THE WAY TO THE CEREMONY

CHRIS AND HIS BROTHER MICHAEL TAKING BALLOONS DOWN TO MARK THE WAY TO THE CEREMONY

LONG AND WINDING DRIVEWAY

LONG AND WINDING DRIVEWAY

SUCH COLORFUL FLOWERS

SUCH COLORFUL FLOWERS

 

AND ON THE DAY …THE HEAVENS OPENED UP…WE HAD BLACK CLOUDS,THUNDER,LIGHTENING AND TORRENTIAL RAIN!! WE ALSO HAD A BRIDE IN TEARS….

SO THE MEN GOT BUSY..ALL CHAIRS WERE BOUGHT IN TO THE BACK COTTAGE AND ROSE PETALS STREWN ON THE FLOOR..THE BRIDES MUM AND I HAD A TIME TRYING TO CONVINCE HER THAT IS WAS OK..POOR KID WAS INCONSOLABLE..

THE PLAN HAD ALWAYS BEEN TO MARRY UNDER THE BIG OAK TREE..THE WHOLE PLACE WAS CHOSEN FOR THIS REASON..AND NOW IT WAS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN..

THE OAK TREE WHERE THE WEDDING WAS TO BE PERFORMED

THE OAK TREE WHERE THE WEDDING WAS TO BE PERFORMED

CHRIS WAITING FOR THE BRIDE

CHRIS WAITING FOR THE BRIDE

WONDER WHAT MY THREE BOYS ARE THINKING

WONDER WHAT MY THREE BOYS ARE THINKING

 

IT WAS AMAZING HOW MANY PEOPLE WE CRAMMED INTO THAT COTTAGE..AND HOW QUICKLY IT WAS DONE!! HENCE THE LOOK ON MY BOYS FACES..THINK THEY WERE BEWILDERED!!

THE CEREMONY WAS BEAUTIFUL ,THE WORDS THEY EACH WROTE WERE LOVING AND FUN JUST LIKE THEM..THEY CLEARLY ADORE EACH OTHER AND AS MUCH AS IT WAS NOT HOW THEY PLANNED IT…THEY ARE NOW MARRIED AND THIS WILL ALWAYS BE A MEMORABLE DAY FOR US ALL.

I SHALL CATCH UP WITH YOU ALL SOON..I AM STILL IN FRAZZLE MODE!!

 

 

BACK FROM SYDNEY AND NOW HEADING OFF FOR WEDDING FUN

BASHFUL AND FOZZIEDAD ARRIVED HOME LAST NIGHT AT ABOUT TEN…BOTH TIRED BUT GLAD TO HAVE HAD SOME QUALITY BROMANCE TIME TOGETHER…

WE WILL BE HEADING OFF TOMORROW ..WAGONS HO’ TO GET READY FOR SATURDAYS WEDDING.

SO TWO DOGS..FOUR CATS..AND BASHFUL…YES A TRIP I AM SURE TO DELIGHT ALL..A THREE HOUR TRIP….WITH THE DOGS AND CATS SINGING AWAY…

IF I AM NOT AROUND THE BLOGGIE WORLD FEAR NOT..I WILL  BE PRETTY BUSY …BUT THERE WILL BE PICTURES AND STORIES AND AS THE BOYS AND GIRLS WERE ALREADY BOOKED IN BEFORE WE KNEW BASHFUL WAS ARRIVING..THEN BASHFUL WILL BE JOINING US AT OUR TABLE AS PARENTS OF THE GROOM..HE HAD HIS SUIT FITTING AND LOOKS SHARP….REALLY SHARP..

SO AS I HEAD TO BED WITH A HUGE FEW DAYS AHEAD I LEAVE YOU ALL WITH SOME MORE OF BASHFULS SYDNEY PICS…PLEASE CLICK TO BIGIFY..HE IS A LITTLE GUY AFTER ALL 🙂

BASHFULS EARLY MORNING STROLL

FOZZIEDAD WAS UP EARLY …REAL EARLY 4.30 AM EARLY AND OFF WITH HIS MATE BASHFUL

HE TOOK A HEAP OF PICS AND HERE ARE JUST SOME….

I MUST SAY I GOT THE GIGGLES WHEN I THANKED HIM AND HE SAID IT WAS HIS PLEASURE TO SHOW THE LITTLE GUY AROUND AND HE WAS THE ‘ROCK’ IN THEIR BROMANCE….THAT’S WHY I HAVE BEEN MARRIED TO FOZZIEDAD FOR 31 YEARS..HE MAKES ME LAUGH AND DOESN’T JUST GO ALONG WITH MY IDEAS BUT IS ON THE SAME PAGE FROM THE START..LOVE YOU PHIL..ALWAYS HAVE ALWAYS WILL ..YOU ARE MY BESTIE XXXXX

AND THANKYOU TO BACON AND ALL THE GANG AT THE HOTEL THOMPSON FOR THIS LOVELY ANNIVERSARY CARD..YOU GUYS ARE WONDERFUL 🙂

WHERE ELSE WOULD FOZZIEDAD EXPECT BASHFUL TO WANT TO VISIT BUT THE ICONIC ROCKS

WHERE ELSE WOULD FOZZIEDAD EXPECT BASHFUL TO WANT TO VISIT BUT THE ICONIC ROCKS

WHO KNOWS BASHFUL..MAYBE A CRUISE NEXT...SYDNEY HARBOUR AND THE BRIDGE

WHO KNOWS BASHFUL..MAYBE A CRUISE NEXT…SYDNEY HARBOUR AND THE BRIDGE

 

I DON'T THINK THERE'S TIME FOR THE BRIDGE CLIMB BASHFUL!

I DON’T THINK THERE’S TIME FOR THE BRIDGE CLIMB BASHFUL!

COME ON FOZZIEDAD..LETS STOWAWAY!!

COME ON FOZZIEDAD..LETS STOWAWAY!!

GOODNESS ME GUYS YOU HAVE HAD A BUSY MORNING…CAN’T WAIT TO SEE BASHFULS PICTURES FROM THE MORNING..

BASHFUL AND FOZZIEDAD

WELL IT SEEMS AFTER A HECTIC DAY OF MEETINGS BASHFUL AND FOZZIEDAD HAVE SETTLED IN FOR THE EVENING..SADLY THEY HAVE NO MINI BAR….I MUST CONFESS I AM A BIT RELIEVED …YOU KNOW WHAT BOYS ARE LIKE..AND FOZZIEDAD SAYS WHAT HAPPENS IN SYDNEY STAYS IN SYDNEY…HMMMMM..

MC DONALDS DRIVE THRU FOR A QUICK COFFEE..BASHFUL WASTES NO TIME IN THE MEET AND GREETS

MC DONALDS DRIVE THRU FOR A QUICK COFFEE..BASHFUL WASTES NO TIME IN THE MEET AND GREETS

BASHFUL TELLING THE HOTEL RECEPTIONIST TO SEND UP MORE TOWELS

BASHFUL TELLING THE HOTEL RECEPTIONIST TO SEND UP MORE TOWELS

AND NOW FOR A HARD EARNED JAPANESE BEER AND SOME FISH AND CHIPS ..ROOM SERVICE FOR TWO

AND NOW FOR A HARD EARNED JAPANESE BEER AND SOME FISH AND CHIPS ..ROOM SERVICE FOR TWO

FOZZIEDAD SAY HE’S UP EXTRA EARLY TOMORROW AND HEADING IN TO THE CITY TO TAKE BASHFUL SIGHT SEEING..BEFORE SOME MORE MEETINGS THEN THE AIRPORT AND HOME..JUST IN TIME FOR OUR 31ST WEDDING ANNIVERSARY…UNLESS BASHFUL GETS HIM WAYLAID SOMEWHERE 🙂

MY OH MY MONDAY

SO I HAD A VERY BUSY WEEKEND…AND THIS WEEK IS GOING TO BE JUST AS FRENETIC…I TOOK MY NIECES BIRTHDAY CAKE FOR A 3 HOUR TRIP AND LEFT THE FOZZIEDAD WITH THE PUP DEES’S THE KITTIES AND BASHFUL …I GOT HOME MADE TEA AND WE ALL FELL INTO BED TIRED!! …SO I GET UP THIS MORNING AND WHERE’S BASHFUL!! …WELL I WILL TELL YOU WHAT …THIS LITTLE TYKE WAS OBVIOUSLY HAVING A RIGHT OLD CHINWAG WITH FOZZIEDAD AND MANAGED TO CONVINCE HIM OF A GREAT IDEA!!

YES…. THERE IS NO BASHFUL HERE IN VICTORIA…HE IS WINGING HIS WAY TO SYDNEY ON A TWO NIGHT BUSINESS TRIP WITH FOZZIEDAD!!!!!

HE HAS HAD BREKKIE AT THE QANTAS CLUB AND IS AWAITING HIS FLIGHT ON BOARD WITH FOZZIEDAD SIDE BY SIDE ON THE 11AM FLIGHT!!!

WELL I NEVER..HE CERTAINLY IS GETTING SOME GREAT FREQUENT FLYER MILES UP!!

APPARENTLY HE WILL BE TAKEN TO SEE THE SIGHTS BY FOZZIEDAD…

MELBOURNE TO SYDNEY

MELBOURNE TO SYDNEY

BASHFUL HAD BREKKIE AND IS WAITING TO BOARD WITH FOZZIEDAD

BASHFUL HAD BREKKIE AND IS WAITING TO BOARD WITH FOZZIEDAD

I WILL LET YOU KNOW WHEN THEY LAND….I FEEL ABANDONDED 😦

BAKING..BASKING AND BASHFUL

THIS MORNING STARTED WITH A MYSTERY DISAPPEARANCE OF BASHFUL…SEEMS HE WAS LOOKING FOR BREKKIE..SO SOME TOAST AND STRAWBERRY JAM WAS IN ORDER..

I AM BUSY VERY BUSY SO HE OFFERED TO HELP..I SUGGESTED WE EASE INTO THE DAY HAVE A POKE AROUND OUTSIDE THEN START OUR BAKING…LUCKY FOR US THE SUN WAS OUT..

OUR DAY BEGAN….

BASHFUL AND THE DRIVEWAY VISITORS

MORNING ALL..TOOK BASHFUL TO THE SHOPS THIS MORNING.HE HAS WOKEN UP FEELING FAB AND THE BANDAGE HAS BEEN REMOVED…HE WANTS TO KEEP IT AS A MEMENTO AND I HOPE BY THE TIME HE GETS IT HOME IT DOESN’T SMELL LIKE THE PLASTER CAST THAT CAME OF MY ELDEST SONS LEG WHEN HE BROKE HIS THIGH BONE AT TWO..PEE.YEWW!

BASHFUL LEARNED THIS MORNING THAT EVEN OUR DRIVEWAY IS NOT A SIMPLE TRIP IN THE CAR..HE WAS AMAZED THAT THE ROOS REALLY DO USE IT..NOT THE ROAD..NOT THE HIGHWAY BUT OUR DRIVEWAY..

WELCOME TO RURAL AUSTRALIA BASHFUL!