Tuesday, April 27, 2010

You can take the girl out of the country, but you can't take the country out of the girl.

Where oh where do the weeks go?  I have just spent a lovely few days away with a friend seeing the sights of Auckland.  It was nice to be there and see people and places that are special to others.  However I have to admit that I do not think that I am a city person.  I am definitely a country girl.  You can take the girl out of the country but you can't take the country out of the girl, lol. One of the many places I saw was Piha beach.  What a lovely place this was.  After watching the programme Piha Rescue on TV, I was delighted to see the place in daylight.  I can understand the pull of the place. It was certainly a nice break away and as my friend said, the longest I have gone without scrapbooking etc for a while.  Aint that true.  The full days did not tire me as usually happens and I was rested and ready to head off to work again this morning. Roll on another weekend..............

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

In my basket

A few weeks ago my husband took me out on the farm to see what he had found among the bullrushes. Needless to say we came back home with two stray kittens, that had obvioulsy been dumped on the roadside and had wandered into the middle of the farm. 
They were barely six weeks old but are growing quite quickly with love and care. They are getting to be little ratbags now. I have named them gypsy and wanda. Last night I went to put them outside and found them happily ensconced in among my scrapbooking basket. I think they may have been saying what's up mum? I am a lover of cats and have always had them in my life. Although I was not looking to add to the three I already had, it is not easy to find homes for them at the moment, and I am trying really hard, lol. On monday my day off from work, they did not greet me at the back door and I have to say I was getting really worried about them, but they had obviously gone outside exploring and returned at lunch time when their playmate, Our fox terrior pup Amba, turned up. Needless to say they were very hungry kitties. don't you just love them.

Friday, April 16, 2010


After a recent bout of illness, I am gratified to know how much my friends care for me. I am better now and to prove it I have finally had a haircut after a few months of not particularly caring about it. Mind you I am probably just getting myself tidied up for a few days away with a friend next weekend. We are having a girls weekend away which should be good. I have even bought a new dress for it. Unfortunately my busy social life has seen me miss two of my craft pursuits that I normally go to monthly. I will just have to make up for it by doing some of this at home. Those who know me will know that I am quite passionate about scrapbooking and card making, so missing either of these activities is not something I do lightly. I spend time in Palmerston North with my sister who also enjoys these activities. I have met many lovely people since starting this hobby and enjoy six monthly excursions away as well as many other occasions. Next month I am taking part in an event called Pinkalicious to raise money for the Arohanui Hospice. I have been to this since it first started and enjoy meeting others, seeing their work as well as the opportunity to take part in competitions, make and takes and of course shopping. There are a lot of inspired people out there. And there is nothing so nice as being the recipient of a homemade or handmade gift or card. Bye for now.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

I Love Wednesdays

Cos thats the day the cleaner comes. I get out of bed and race around putting away all those things I have taken out over the week, and never returned to their usual place. (I think I will come back as a man in my next life, he,he.) On my way home from work I visit the cleaner to pay her for her work, and catch up over a coffee. Then I venture home to a house that looks lovely and clean and tidy.
If only I could bottle this up - I am sure it would sell well. lol. Why oh why can't it stay this way all the time. Probably because I am a crafty person (and messy). I enjoy creating and sharing those creations with others. Nothing gives me as much pleasure as the appreciation of my craft. I also like to inspire others with the joy of craft. No wonder I work in a job where I can share my craft ideas with others less fortunate than most. I am also into collecting all bits of bric a brac and enjoy looking at opportunity shops where I collect all sorts of bits and pieces for whomever I think will appreciate it. Lucky them I can hear you say, but I do think they appreciate me sometimes. Unfortunately living in a large house with no children at home has its bad points. There is too much space to put these collections. I think it is about time for me to clear some of this stuff out.
Anyway enough about me. Tune in again soon for more about me and my exploits.