Sunday, August 23, 2009


The weekend in Rainy Beach Town was not without its' drawbacks.
The weather was dreadful most of the time so fishing was out (not that I really mind but the boys were disappointed)
Fabio starting feeling quite sick and spent most of Saturday napping while I tried to keep the kids quiet -- mmmyeah not easy when they couldn't go outside for fear of being blown away.

Early Sunday morning (3am) I was woken by some drunks returning and letting themselves back into their unit with lots of laughing and drunken encouragement. Took them a while to quiet down while I lay there plotting how to silence all drunks permanently.

Sometime later (4.30am) I was woken by the sounds of my husband yelling loudly and I propped myself up on my elbow to see him wrestling with a strange naked man who had mysteriously appeared in our unit. He handily tossed the man out (King Gee stuff) giving him a good kick in the arse on the way, then rang the police, so there went any hope of further sleep.

He had to give a statement and all the rest of that sort of thing, which took forever.

I asked him what had happened and he said he felt a hand on his leg and thought (with his sleeping mind) that it was one of the kids, but then realised that the hand was too cold and too large and it was reaching for his butt! so he rolled over and saw this naked stranger looming over him!! SCARY!

We figured later that the guy was probably one of our drunken neighbours who had staggered out for a piddle (because it is so much trouble to open a bathroom door and lift the ring in the middle of the night) and let himself back into the wrong unit.

I don't know WHY our door wasn't locked! We think the kids might've opened the door without one of us noticing, and for some reason we didn't check before going to sleep.

Anyway, no harm done I guess, so we packed up and came home, but poor Fabio just got sicker and sicker and then the kids started coughing and snobbling and running temperatures, and then I did too and we all went to bed and coughed and vomited and felt sorry for ourselves and that has pretty much been my week since then.

The doctor's thinking swine flu but of course there is no way to know for sure since they have stopped testing for it.

Hopefully we are all on the mend now though..... the kids have missed 5 weeks of school with illness so far this year!

Sunday, August 9, 2009


We have just finished organising a twinchie (2x2 inch) swap at AD, the criteria was STARS and I asked everyone to back with chippie simply so the twinchies would be sturdy.
Here are mine:

These were fun but I think I prefer the smaller inchies!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Wednesday, August 5, 2009


I got a big and lovely surprise this week, as one of my fave scrappers -- Kayla Renee -- took over the STG blog. Have to say, I have been so busy with "my" forums that I have never checked this out before, and went over for a look just to see what KR was up to. But I'm very impressed! There are some lovely LO entries for August to stickybeak at, and I have signed up for ANOTHER vintage swap.
So if you haven't checked it out before, go now.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

more vintage tags

We are doing a vintage tags swap at AD and I volunteered to do 2 lots to make up numbers. I plan to have one lot framed and send them to my Nana, hope she likes them!
The first ones I did had a dressmaking theme, scroll down to see the pics..
So here are the second lot

Sunday, August 2, 2009


For those who have never heard of them, inchies are like one-inch square mini LOs!
We made 100 of them, 10 each in 10 different designs, in our assigned colour, then sent them all in, and got back one of each kind. I have stuck mine to a 12x12 sheet of white CS and am currently hunting down a 12x12 frame for them. When it is done I will hang it in my scrapspace as a reminder of all the fabulously talented girls at AD!

August challenge

This is my August challenge at AD -- it's a number challenge - you need to do
5 layers (mine are CS, PP, ricrac, photo, embellies)
4 types of embellies (mine are chippie, wood flourish, flowers, ricrac)
3 flowers or stars or circles - NOT LAYERED
2 PPs (mine are from the same range but different patterns)
1 quote (mine is from Wind in the Willows)

Why not head over and take a look at the other challenges?