Friday, 16 November 2012

Bit of this and that

Hello there,

I have been rather neglectful of this blog for a little while now. Things happen like that don't they? You miss a few days, it turns into a week, then another and all of a sudden a month has gone by.

Before you think I have been lazing around with my feet up... It's actually been the opposite.

There is some serious holiday planning happening  We are now on the countdown to our trip home for Christmas - 18 days to go before we jet off. (silent scream!)
It will be time to bring the suitcases out soon and air out the woolies! I have some gloves somewhere that I'll need to find and I wonder if I'll be able to remember where the thermals are?! Can you sense the excitement?

The list of places that we want to visit keeps growing and I doubt we could fit it all in even if we were away for 5 months let alone 5 weeks.

However, before I can get carried away with holiday plans there is the very important business of getting the house ready for the house sitters. Neil and I take a slightly different view on this preparation and he can't seem to understand the importance of tidying kitchen drawers and cupboards and lining up all the Tupperware and tins in the pantry! Tell I alone in this? Is it really important that the cutlery drawer is in order and all the towels in the linen cupboard are colour co-ordinated?

Then in the midst of this planning and preparing Sibs is taking part in a ballet performance for a few nights. Her ballet school is putting on a show at QPAC (Queensland Performing Arts Centre). This is a pretty big deal as The Playhouse QPAC is a major theatre venue in Brisbane. It's such an exciting opportunity for the little kids to experience. I love this time of year.

getting all grown up on me and doing her own lipstick.

pink roses from Dad after her first performance

If you want to know what else has been happening then I've been snapping away with my iphone camera and sharing on instagram. You can have a nosy through the free instagram app on a smart phone  - (my user name is awelshgirl) or just click HERE and voila - my life in photos!

Have a great weekend,

8 Comments and thoughts:

  1. Sibs looks beautiful in her dance costume. Very grown up!
    How exciting about your upcoming trip.I had forgotten that you were doing that. Jealous me! I was going to say that once in my life I would like to experience a white Christmas, but living in Tassie is a bit like that anyway!

  2. I'd be in a tidy frenzy if we had house-sitters too. I'm quite happy to live in disorder but would hate to enforce it on others. Very exciting to have the trip to look forward too. xx

  3. Hope you will have a great time, enjoy!
    Maureen xx

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  5. Hi, I'm new to your blog and have enjoyed having a nosey around. I am a Brit living in Australia and I've really enjoyed reading about your perspective of being an expat; there are many similarities... it was a bit like hearing my own voice at times! Have a great trip back for Christmas, it'll be lovely whatever the weather. And yes I too would want to have the house clean for house sitters
    Anyhoo, nice to visit, see you again.
    Jo :)

  6. Great post on journaling, Carrie. I have only tried this after completing my book, usually for character blog posts. Most times my books evolve from an idea or story question, and the characters evolve from that...except with Renner. He was Trey's partner in Journey's End, and I knew as soon as he hit the page that he'd star in his own book.
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