Monday, May 30, 2011

The Baby's arrived

I have been like an expectant mother waiting for an overdue baby. Yes I do know how that feels, really, what with both my children being overdue. For something that was supposed to take 10 to 15 days this little bundle blew out to an amazing three month wait. God I was beside myself with anticipation and anxiety. I did try to go about my daily duties but there, in the back of my existence was this niggling little feeling that my life was on hold for some reason. That reason arrived today. Bought over the internet for a much reduced price but, never the less still an exhorbenant amount, you can imagine I was just a touch concerned that my little bundle would actually find its way to me. So just as I was about to pick up the phone, or on this occasion, hit the keyboard to send an email, it arrived. No I wasn't home to greet it but husband was. He was on the phone to me like a shot to announce "its here!" as he too has been a little subdued and quiet about the arrival of our little bundle. So without much more adieu (ado) I present ........ "The Kitchen Aide!!!!!!!!!!"

Sunday, May 29, 2011

What A Clever Boy

See what my husband did! Squeal! I love it! Thanks Babe you are one clever stonemason.

Monday, May 23, 2011

I met Luke

As most of you know I am a Vietnamese foody. Well I met my nemisis on Friday and have the photos to prove it! Hubby and I had a beautiful 5 course lunch at Red Lantern in Surry Hills. The food was spectacular but the hilight, no not the service, which was spectacular, not the beautifully cooked and presented food, but seeing LUKE NGUYEN! He actually served us our meal and explained all the ingredients! I fully recommend you go, but word of warning, its a 10 week wait. Here's a few photo's to whet your appetite.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Shadow Shot Sunday

A fantastic weekend in the city visiting the kids really gets the juices going when it comes to photographing shadows. I was able to get some beauties! None of the kids though. This photo was taken at Blackwattle Bay in Glebe. Its a lovely walk along the waterfront with the view of the Anzac bridge. Along the walking path were these constructions which I believe were the old storage sheds and incinerator from the 1900's. They were designed by Walter Burley Griffin and operated from 1934 to 1949. I'm sure if you head over to Hey Harriet you'll see some more inspiring photos.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Shadow Shot Sunday Day at the Beach

What a brillant day it was today. An early morning walk down to the beach helped produce this picture. How lucky am I to live in such an inspiring place. The temperature was quite brisk. The surf was quite big too. Such a lovely day. Visit Hey Harriet for some more amazing photo's.

My New Adventure

Yep this is me. What do you think? Think "Stylish Dinner Parties in you own home, cooked and served with PASSION & LOVE". I think it will work. I love the logo and will have this embroidered on my chefs jacket. Yep I'll dress the part. Set the table and serve the food oh and do the washing up of course. I'm excited!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

High Tea at Cathy's

On the Saturday before Mothers Day our little artist's association had a high tea at Cathy's place. Now Cathy has the perfect place for a high tea. We were surrounded by the most beautiful pieces of china, which she collects. We all bought our own favorite cup and saucer and a plate of delicious food and told the story behind our choice of cup and why it was so special to us. Cathy went to a lot of trouble from having Andre Rieu playing to organizing proper parlour games to having the table beautifully set. She also had a beautifully printed booklet printed explaining the history of High Tea! Thanks Cathy all your efforts were very much appreciated! We all had a lovely time!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Shadow Shot Sunday Happy Mothers' Day

To all my friends, Happy Mothers Day! I had a quiet but happy mothers day today. My beautiful daughter and her partner came and spent the night and we had a lovely dinner together. Unfortunately my son was unable to come. Breakfast the next morning was cooked by me (of course) eggs benedict, bacon and corn fritters were on the menu, then it was off to the cemetery to see my darling Mum who has missed 12 Mothers'Days now. It doesn't get any easier but it was such a lovely day at the cemetery that people were picnicking on the grounds. Such a beautiful place. Then it was off to some plant nurseries and a quest to find coffee. Unsuccessful. So being Mother's Day it was my pick for the DVD. I picked a soppy love story. Lovely!
My Shadow Shot Sunday was taken at the nursery.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

The little ones

Here's a few little cards for Mothers Day.

Monday, May 2, 2011

I had the best time

My friend Lynn and I had the privilege to participate in a workshop held at Pages2scrap
I'm sure I speak for Lynn when I say that we had a great time and learnt so much. Nathalie was a lovely teacher and what an awesome job she has! Try travelling around the world teaching your stuff to eager aspiring artists! Yes please! In the top photo is me and Nathalie and my creation. If you can (not sure if it will work) click on the picture to enlarge and check the awesome saying that is written on the wall. Now I've got to say also that this piece is a work in progress and as I have been known to say, "One doesn't really do one's best work in a workshop", but really I was quite happy with the results.
In the top photo is myself and Nathalie. I am the one in black holding the picture but what I think is cool is the saying behind us, it reads, "To think creatively we must be able to LOOK afresh at what we normally take for granted".

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Shadow Shot Sunday

I had a big laugh when I saw this photo. Here's my gorgeous husband trying to set up a photo for my SSS. As you can see he is risking serious injury here, standing on the main road in peak hour is NOT a good idea. Don't know if you can see but he is trying to make out that he is riding the bike. Convincing don't you think? If you'd like to check out more outstanding shadows pop over to Hey Harriet.