Thursday, June 24, 2010

Change Is Good (I hope)

There’s a lot going on in my household at the moment. After almost five years I've decided to quit work at the bakery and finish up next Wednesday.  One thing for sure I wont miss if is getting up at 4.30am. I'm going to miss the customers as I've come to know some of them very well over the years. I guess I will see them around.   A lady who comes into the bakery nearly everyday for her French Vanilla slice or sometimes an apple danish said that now she is going to have no one to talk football with lol. One of my reasons for leaving work is that we are expanding our business and buying another truck.  No I wont be driving it although I could.  So I will have more bookwork to do, so I really need to be on top of things.

Lucy turned 14 on the 9th of June.  14 going on 19 I think I'm sure I didn't have attitude like hers when I was that age .  I haven't taken any photo’s for the last few weeks which is so not like me .  Lucy and I can never agree on the type of photos we want she hates the photo’s I take of her and I hate how she wants all her photo’s to look like My space photos, you know the ones I mean lol that results in not a lot of photos of her at the moment.  She had a good day she finally got her IPod Touch and we had dinner at Sizzlers I took her shopping a couple of days later for some clothes.

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Tess has started dancing full time, she will start her Diploma next year and it will take two years to complete.  It’s killing her at the moment.  She has such sore muscles that she can hardly move this week.  She is so cranky because she is so tired.  We have been trying to stay out of her way. They have another eisteddfod in two weeks at Redcliffe she is looking forward to that.

Tony competed and finished The Finke Desert Race.  He finished 18th outright and fifth in class.  This was great considering he had to stop twice on the way back.  The accelerator cable slipped off and then the exhaust fell off knocking a lead apart causing all the power steering fluid to leak.  Fortunately a spectator had the oil that they needed so they were able to keep going.   It’s such a hard race just to finish is an achievement .  I haven't seen any photo’s yet as his navigator has them.  I really missed not going this year so roll on next year.  How cool is this picture I didn't take it obviously but I got it off the ABC local Alice Springs site I believe it was taken by someone who goes by the name of Dane the Viking.  Love it

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Only a few more days until Tony and I go and see this man in concert.  Yusuf Islam formerly known as Cat Stevens.  This is a concert I never thought I would see.

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To say I'm excited is an understatement.  I have always loved his music. Then on Wednesday night Tess and I are going to see Fame the Musical

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I'm really looking forward to this.  Anyway better go

Bye for now

Monday, June 14, 2010

Our Northern NSW Weekend

Seems like an eternity since I've been to my blog.  I've had a few really busy weeks with a lot going on.

A few weeks ago the girls and I went to visit my sister as my mum and grandma were visiting.  I hadn't seen them since October so that was really nice.    We travelled down to Northern NSW after I finished work on the Friday.  It’s a great run down there only takes about 3 1/2 to 4 hours.  We stayed  at the Garden Inn Woloongbar I recommend this motel as this is the second time we have stayed here it’s very comfortable and clean, the owners are very friendly.

Saturday we dropped Tess and Izzy off in Byron Bay, Tess was dying to do some shopping there and Jen, Lucy and I went to Bangalow, such a cute little town.  We always go to the Bangalow markets but unfortunately they had been on the week before. 

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We were starving so we had lunch at the Utopia Cafe.   Oh my goodness the food was superb , pricey but superb I had the  Grilled organic sourdough bruschetta,caramelised pumpkin, soft feta and macadamias such a simple meal but so beautiful, makes my mouth water just thinking about it .  Would love to go back again.

My main reason for going to Bangalow was to go to Heaths Old Wares .  One look at this place it was like I had died and gone to heaven.  They have so much stuff, and the owners were lovely, lovely people. I will definitely be going back here again.

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I would have like to take that old railway seat home with me if I could have fit it in the car.

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Another beautiful shop that had some serious eye candy was  Millar and More, check out their homewares and gorgeous linens.   I've ordered a bird cage from them .

Sunday we just hung around at Jon and Dan’s place as we had to leave just after lunch to come home. 

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We had a lovely weekend but on a sad note my grandma had a mild stroke at Sydney airport the next day after these photo’s were taken and was in hospital for a week.  The good news is that she is on the mend but it really has taken a lot out of her, she is 98 in September.  Get well Nanny,

Bye for now

Jackie