15 December, 2017

Elf Shenanigans

Day 12
Looking at my new Lego sets, we think he was homesick.


Day 13
He got in the decorations box again.  Pulled out the lights we didn't have on the tree & put them over the sliding door.  They both got a bit tangled though.


Day 14

The boys got their school reports.  
So the Elf did "Elf Reports".  They did OK I think.  






14 December, 2017

Thursday Thanks





  • Fabulous Holiday
  • A boy that settled in to the holiday easily after all.
  • Meeting my new nephew & the boys cousin.
  • Love & bonding with baby.
  • Spoiling baby.
  • Great experiences with the boys.  
  • Watching the excitement & awe on the boys faces.  
755/1000

11 December, 2017

While You're Away...

Day 7




Day 8,9,10
Lazy sods.




Day 11


10 December, 2017

Fun Parks

My brother lives close to a really cool playground that includes a water play place & a giant swimming pool feed by sea water.  We had a play today in the morning without getting wet.  Went shopping again & the afternoon was spent playing in the water.  

Some more great memories & great family fun for all of us.  

















09 December, 2017

Exploring the City

We had an outing into the city & to the amazing facility that is Southbank.  The boys could have stayed forever!  Beautiful things right there in the city.  Beach pools & water parks.  What more can you need in a place like that.  

A busy morning, with swimming & some shopping & then a visit to my cousin & the boys got another swim there in the pool.  Awesome family fun.












08 December, 2017

Action Packed!

We have had a great day at Movieworld.  Saw every character possible & the boys even went on a small roller-coaster! 

It was terrific fun!  Very memorable.  Meeting Scooby Do was definitely a highlight for them. 







From there, a drive to Dreamworld but only to visit the Lego shop which was tremendous & cost me a fortune.  But the boys are happy as kids with the biggest Lego sets on the planet!  One was actually very big & I had to carry it hand luggage home. 

They also got to make there own mini-figures which they loved!  I loved how they had professional packaging for them to make them super special! 






07 December, 2017

Off We Go!



It's not very often we go anywhere!  But well we are!  Off to Queesland we go!  

To see my brother's family!  My new nephew...  


06 December, 2017

Why! Just Why!

It happens of course, at the worst times...

DJ had to bring home the class bear.  Why now?  Why THIS week?  Far out.  For two nights too!

Well we didn't do anything interesting.  But apparently the bear wanted to try on the chicken suit for size.  Turned out DJ could fit it in easily.  Only he would think of such a thing!

If only it were that simple!  It's to do with school isn't it?  So no, it's not that simple.  We get a little whiteboard, card games & dominoes & a display folder as well.  This bear is apparently really into Maths.  So the well presumed intention is to include maths somewhere in the folder about what bear did at your house.

Cuddles (the bear) wanted to be a chicken.  One chicken.

Plus 2 chickens = 3 chickens...

Cuddles + 3 chickens = 4 chickens!







Day 6
Douglas & Maggie decided they wanted to be chickens too.  


05 December, 2017

Elf Moments

Day 2 - Some Christmas spirit



Day 3
Maggie cannot draw portraits.  
I do wish they would stop drawing on my windows though!



Day 4
 Hahaha...  they got our tablets during the night & took selfies & some other pictures.  But then they also changed the wall paper on our tablets & our lock screens!   Sure was a surprise to turn them on & find their pictures. 



Day 5
A very thoughtful person arrived the other day & passing through the airport picked up some fancy doughnuts.  Well umm... Stuart didn't get that last piece of his cos well, we found Douglas & Maggie in the fridge finishing it off.  


04 December, 2017

Quick Sewing

It's been such a long time since I have sewn a hat!  But I wanted to make one for my nephew.  Taking it to him this week!  Yay!



01 December, 2017

Here We Go Again

So December has landed.  I think it was only December last month though.  I think the calendars are playing tricks. 

I'm busy.  Busy with a few different projects.  The end of November was terribly hot.  We had crazy weather for here at this time of year.  So I didn't do much of the usual things.  I have been knitting yes, but not as much for some reason.  Days are long & full.  I guess as summer is here, it may continue to be so. 

But hey, Douglas & Maggie arrived! 

& why not go & draw & write all over the windows that have just had a good spring clean!  Far out!!! 


30 November, 2017

Taking Stock - November

Making :  lists for a little holiday.
Cooking :  do you cook salad?  
Drinking :  water.  Lots of water.  
Reading:  Delicious! by Ruth Reichl....  finished it really quickly.  Nicest book I've read in a long time.
Trawling:  knitting patterns.
Wanting:  it to cool off a bit.
Looking:  at the garden to decide which bit to do first
Deciding:  what to pack for our holiday.
Wishing:  it wasn't quite so hot already.
Waiting:  for calls back from techies on the phone..  so much time wasted...  
Wondering:  how the next couple of weeks will go for BJ before our holiday.
Pondering:  how fast Christmas will come after our little holiday.
Considering:  Christmas
Buying:  not much for Christmas yet.
Watching:  the temperature go up & possibly set new 130 year records.
Hoping:  it isn't tooooo hot on holiday.  
Needing:  lots & lots of bark for the garden.
Questioning: our sanity in buying this house all those years ago!  lol
Smelling:  a clean chook house.
Wearing:  summer clothing!
Bookmarking:
Feeling:  overwhelmed!
Pretending:  that Christmas isn't less than a month away...
Embracing:  Christmas preparations.

23 November, 2017

Thursday Thanks



  • Garden finishes.
  • Garden goals.
  • Settled boys.
  • A friend for the big boy.
  • A holiday on the horizon!
  • Helpful call centre staff from a couple of different companies! 
  • Call centre staff that really know their business.
  • All is good on Fell Farm.
748/1000