Monday, October 25, 2010

A great weekend

Hope you have all had a great weekend (and a great long weekend for NZ'ers being Labour Weekend).

We certainly had a fantastic weekend starting last Friday with the marriage of our daughter. After the weather being stormy/changeable in Dunedin all week the weather settled on Friday and was lovely on Saturday and Sunday as well. We all had a wonderful day on Friday witnessing and celebrating C & M's wedding with family and friends. No doubt there will be lots of photos to scrap in the future. Here is a peek at a some of the invitations. We kept the same colour and heart theme but they were all different. The girls and I had a special time creating them.
Since returning this afternoon it has taken a while to check the emails and Google Reader (72 to catch up on). I haven't got through them all yet but came across the Prima September BAP results and will leave you with the page I got a mention with. This little 'basket of joy' is now an 18 month old 'bundle of mischief' but is just gorgeous and delightful.
Thanks for looking. Enjoy your week.


Monday, October 4, 2010


Well over a year ago we started planning a trip to Australia to take a Murray River Cruise on an Unforgettable Houseboat. After all the planning, and under the leadership of J & E we have been .... and sadly it is all over. Twelve of us, 11 originating from Timaru together with one Australian had a fantastic four days on the river and the remainder of the time in Adelaide. After all the recent rain SA is looking very lush and the Murray's level is way up.
We had so much fun with a theme each night including a meal of that theme prepared by the team of the day under the watchful eye of our fellow sailor, Chef W, who had planned the meals for us. Below is Hawaiian Night fare
Hawaiian - Pina colada
Pan fried fish fillets coated in sliced almonds with beurre noisette
Grilled ham steaks and honey glaze
Lana i risotto
Hawai I salad
and the last morning's breakfast was a delicious combination of left overs including barbecued bananas and pineapple, shakes made with strawberries, melons etc and barbecue eggs even cooked in Australia shapes (courtesy of our Aussie passenger).

So now some of us are back home after a short time and lots of walking around Adelaide with lots of great memories of a wonderful trip with a great group of people.

I may not have time to scrap over the next few weeks as we prepare for our first family wedding (very exciting and only 18 days to go).

The latest Up2Scrap magazine arrived while I was away and it is the last as an Elite Team 2010 Member. My project, a baby girl journal for a baby shower, appears on the cover.
I also discovered that It is the last edition of Up2Scrap in its present form and for 2010, with changes happening for 2011 and an announcement to be made on 1 November. Read the above issue for more information.

Have a wonderful week. Thanks for visiting.