Thursday, July 22, 2010

Oops, she's done it again!!!!!!!!!

For those of you who read my blog regularly (hopefully at least 5 of you) you will know that my oldest daughter is accident prone. Well today she decided she would make some delightful goodies for me to take away on a girls weekend I am off on tomorrow - she loves to cook. I had left the house to go to a meeting for work, had just arrived when I got the phone call "Mum, I have sliced through my finger can you come home please". Suffice to say, I dropped everything and headed back to be met at the door by Lauren, with said finger clad in paper towel. I took a quick look, fat and bone were showing so I looked away again just as quick. We went straight off to the Doctor where she had several stitches to close up the gash caused by a blender. This is the girl who is studying for a Uni degree in science but doesn't have the common sense to turn the blender off before she put her fingers in to clean out the sticky mixture. Don't worry girls the bloody mixture has been thrown away and I have cracked the whip and she is now back in the kitchen baking afresh so we won't miss out.

Lauren, bandaged finger and the offending blender.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Kevin's 50th birthday

For Kevin's birthday we went up to Melbourne and looked around an old ship ( for that read, three bored females on the top deck looking at the goings on in the docks while Kevin toured every part of the ship in great detail). Mind you, seeing the tall ship dock, take on board passengers and leave again ( yes, he was that long) was quite entertaining. Then after that, we went for lunch, now the day was starting to improve. Then joy of joys it was the railway museum in the afternoon. However, we females bore this all with fortitude and a ready smile because it was after all his day. Love you sweetheart!!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Great Ocean Road

Apologies for wonky picture taking!
Here is a three page layout of our trip (minus children) down the Great Ocean Road last November. I couldn't get everything I wanted on just two pages. We had a great time, relaxing over breakfast, reading the paper without someone saying "can we go now", strolling unhurried down the beach enjoying the scenery. Ahh Bliss!!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Young man

Here is my Grandad as a very young man. He was born and brought up in Cornwall, England and was one of 17 children although only 13 survived childhood. His Father was a contractor on the building of the Great Western Railway and many of the children were born at various stations along the railway route.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


Here is another black and white photo layout of my grandparents. The photo was probably taken on one of my Grandad's visits home from working in the Middle East. As well as the Dam I mentioned earlier, I have since found out he also worked in Iraq and some of the other Gulf States on the oil pipe laying contracts and on the Takoradi Harbour in Ghana.

The paper is My Minds Eye - So Sophie

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Happy Birthday Lauren

Lauren has reached the grand old age of 22 today. She has recovered from her accident but has had one injury after another ever since, which is depressing her. Instead of training on the bike and running she is now concentrating on building up some of her weaker muscles in the hope that this will prevent further injury. I certainly hope so. She starts her Uni exams this Thursday, she was supposed to have taken them in June but they allowed her to delay because of the headaches she was suffering after the accident which prevented her from studying.

Now a layout for you, this is my mother at about 8 or 9, I am not sure, which is why I have left the tag unfinished. Hopefully when Mum looks at the blog entry she will be able to tell me.

Leaves - Papetrey Ink
Script and grid - Kaisercraft
Flowers - Stampin Up
Frame - Prima