Saturday, July 24, 2010

Waiting for the Paint to Dry

I have the shed to myself this weekend so I have been painting all afternoon and am at a bit of a stand still until some things dry so I thought I had better update my poor neglected blog.  My mother keeps asking me when I'm going to update it as it’s the only way she knows what’s happening with us.

Tony is away in Griffith racing this weekend , I was emailing our friend who didn't go, if he was having trouble listening to it on the internet, he was and then told me Tony rolled the car during the prologue.  He said that he thinks Tony, Gary and the car are okay but that was all the information I could get.  Tony isn't answering his phone so will have to sit tight until someone phones me.  Fingers crossed they will still be able to race tomorrow.

It’s been a few weeks since I updated and we were in the middle of Redcliffe eisteddfod, the Sunday was just as successful as Saturday the group received first in the National Section and second and third in the Open Jazz.  The school received a lot of Studio Awards.  Some pictures of the some of the costumes, these were not taken by me some where taken with phones so they are not the best quality.

This was their hip hop costumes.

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The costume for Tribal (National dance)

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Open Jazz costume for Batman and the Joker.  Tess would have preferred the Batman costume cute outfit with knee high boots.

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The following week Tess did work for the Showtime Talent Agency at Northlakes Shopping Centre.  She worked everyday supervising children making dragons, she also dressed in the dragon suit and walked around the shopping centre.  It was a long week as it was an hours drive to the shopping centre the days I dropped her off I stayed until she finished.

On the Tuesday I had some jobs for Tony to do in Boondal so Lucy and I went op shopping from Sandgate up to Redcliffe.  We found a few goodies mainly white crockery for my kitchen dresser.  I didn't take any photo’s of the things I found,  I scored a lovely white jug , some white plates and an old fashioned table cloth I cant remember what else I got .  After we headed home I had some money to spend for my birthday which was a few weeks ago.  I went to a curtain and homeware store in Nambour and got this.

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Horrible photo’s the light was terrible but it’s a throw for my lounge it’s very pretty I also got a wrought iron toilet roll holder.  I found this at a shop in Northlakes I had been eyeing them off for a while now.

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All the stores had sales so I scored some cheap white platters

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Couldn't get them too large as they wouldn't fit into my dresser.  Anyway the things should be dry now.  Still have more to post about including our trip to the Brisbane Botanical Gardens.

Bye for now

Jackie

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Had a Fantastic Week

 

Wow this week has flown.  I'm finally a stay at home mum again (sort of) it feels really strange to have finished work no doubt I will get used to it.

Cat Stevens was fantastic, the concert was absolutely brilliant. His voice has hardly changed over the decades still so beautiful.  Tess and I really enjoyed Fame the Musical, so much energy and boy they could sing.  We have been really spoilt this week.

This weekend saw Tess competing at the Redcliffe eisteddfod (about an hour from home).  Today I got up at 4.30am to get the rest of them up by 5, we needed to leave by six.  We left twenty minutes late but were still able to stop for much needed coffee .  Tess danced in one section in the morning twice, Open Novelty which they placed first and second.  Then we had to wait until the last section this afternoon  for them to compete in the open Hip Hop which they won.  Scpac won everything else that they entered but one which they placed fourth so it was an extremely successful day.  Fortunately Tess wasn't dancing tonight or in the morning we just have the afternoon session.  Open Jazz , they are entered twice, I'm really looking forward to this as one is a new dance and I haven't seen it before and Open National. So it will be a relatively short day.  Through Scpac’s talent agency Showtime Tess has work everyday next week at North Lakes Shopping Centre from 9 until 2 at $30 an hour I would do this no worries.

The eisteddfod was held at the Redcliffe Cultural Centre which is only a block to Moreton Bay so we walked down there to have lunch.

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I told the kids not to feed the seagulls.

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More like a rugby scrum.

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Hope everyone is having a great weekend.

Bye for now