Saturday, 31 December 2011

Very Happy New Year! (I love living in the hills!)

I had a very low-key but very enjoyable new years celebration.
A day of pottering around, followed by an evening of Indian food and a trip to the outdoor cinema in Belgrave to watch Happy Feet Two. Then making it home just in time to watch the fireworks on telly.


It had been a while since I had been to the Cameo, and even longer for Chris. We usually head to the major complex about half an hour away because Chris is a stickler for sound and image quality. But the old girl has come along in leaps and bounds since the days I used to slide down the carpeted stairs on my bum as a little girl. I think our visit last night and a quick peak inside the very new cinema 6&7 may have finally swayed Chris to think about going there more often. Yay!
Newly renovated rear of Cameo Cinema
Birds eye view of deck chair seating
This morning was also a great start to 2012. We had a bit of a late start so instead of showing up late for church we went in the opposite direction up the hill to Sassifrass. My sadness in finding the cafe I liked had changed hands was short lived when we realised it was now a cute little Parisian themed restaurant including a large selection of fresh Macaroons! Mmm... 2nd breakfast time it was!
Nom nom nom! Very cute vintage china too!
Then it was home to play a bit of Mario Cart on the Wii, and to take the first picture of Toffee for the year, this time wearing my glasses.
I'm sure she is totally impressed.
I hope your new year was all you wanted it to be, and remember you can make 2012 all you want it to be too!

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Always look on the bright side of life!

After yesterdays post, I could not shut my brain off. I had brought back all the sadness and frustration that came with suddenly being made redundant (btw it really stinks).

So today I will post a few things that I have done (other than my resume) will all this free time I have now. Hopefully this will get me back one the  positive "open window" track again.

I get to make myself lunches like this:
Getting to eat a meal you can creatively prepare without the thought of another persons fussy/boring taste... bonus!

I get to finally spend the time I want on getting ready for Christmas and making it crafty (with stamps!).
A close up of a wrapped gift we are giving this year.
Our little tree with all our wrapped gifts.
My wrapping theme this year was brown paper with stamped personal messages on each one. I am very pleased with the result even if it took nearly two days to complete.
And this is what happened when I finally finished.

I finally had the time to do something for my folks, and paint their cubby house. (I think they have been asking for about 8 years.)
Yes I am a master craftsperson...
I cant wait to see the look on my niece Rachel's face, I'm sure she will think the fairies have been!

Well this distracted me for a bit...

Soooo.... well it's been a while.

Well I have been neglecting my blog of late because of many reasons...
The first reason, and biggest most suckiest reason also, is that I was made redundant from my job of the last 4 years, and when you are at home there really isn't anything you "should" be doing so you don't really need that many distractions like a blog to keep you sane.

... well it looks like there aren't that many other reasons, other than I didn't want this to become an angry place, then a sad place and now I am troubled that it may become an "I can see how Martha Stewart got started" place.