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Thursday, December 31, 2009



Monday, December 21, 2009

Celebrating 70 years

This weekend was spent with my mum.
She turned 70 on Saturday.

The three of us...

My mum xx

My Dad has also been chosen as Citizen of the Year for 2009. He will receive this prestigious award on Australia Day. This is Dad's reward for all the hard work that he does for the community. Not bad for an old bloke...(
He says he ain't done nothin')

We are so proud
Mum and Dad

Family and friends visited during the day and the phone didn't stop ringing. We went out for tea (dinner) at the local hotel, that was after we watched the local Christmas Pageant of course.

I have three days left to get my Christmas decorations and tree up and do some last minute shopping for the big day.

I have been kept busy cleaning houses. I had one to clean everyday last week and today I worked for 10 hours, so I am pooped and ready for bed. Why does everyone want their houses cleaned right before Christmas? I will know better next year and be more organised. Famous last words....

I want to wish all my blogging friends a very Merry CHRISTmas and Happy 2010.

Take care everyone,


Friday, December 11, 2009

Where has the time gone?

I can't believe it has been that long since I last posted.

Life has been getting in the way.

Christmas time is near.

My grandson, aged 5 at his breakup Christmas concert.

My vegie garden is slowly coming along, the basil from last year that I cut back is booming and growing nearly out of control, wish the rest of the plants would do the same.

Hubby has constructed a couple of garden beds, but they are yet to be put to good use.

Capsicum from last year is coming along nicely. I pruned the plants back recently and now have a fresh crop forming.

I have planted tomato plants again, although I don't have much success for some reason. My daughter is growing her own vegies and is keeping us supplied with zucchini and mini tomatoes at the moment.

Silverbeet from last year is still producing although some of the plants are struggling and need replacing. I will dig them up soon.

The recent rains have done wonders for the garden after all of the heat.

I have borrowed the following photos of the deluge of rain we had recently. We were away and didn't get to take any photos.

These were taken by members of the local SES (State Emergency Service) which we have recently joined.

The road around the corner from us where all the water came down from Depot Creek.

Our house is the one with the gum tree in the middle of the picture.

You can't see the house very well from the road as it is hidden by Acacia trees growing along the front.

It would take a lot of water to affect us as we are built up high, thank goodness.

One of the neighbours that weren't so lucky. The tractor had to be called in to make a path for the water and apparently it got bogged in the mud.

Another pic of the road that got washed away. A few houses had water rush into their yards for the second time in twelve months.

I have had some exciting news from my very clever second daughter (25yo).

A couple of days ago she was offered a PhD scholarship with a Melbourne University. Woo hoo!! She worked so hard this year to get this and now it has been all worthwhile.

Hope you are all keeping well this busy time of year,