Saturday, 31 August 2013

Craft Room to Spare Room

Preparing for Mark to arrive

Michael's brother Mark is repatriating to Australia after 18 years.
We have prepared the front room (it was the craft haven, which is now in the garage) and are looking forward to his arrival on Friday.  He will live with us until he settles into a job etc.


Project 365: August 2013


Sunday, 18 August 2013

Kitchen Bench update

I had purchased these measuring cylinders and arranged the with some other glass wear in the corner of the bench.
 The hot drink things were in that corner.  They are now all very neatly arranged in the opposite corner and make a tidy tea station with the teas we bought at the Ekka last Monday.

Kira and I

 Kira came home on Friday transformed into a butterfly :)


 On Saturday while Michael slept and Lachlan visited a friend Kira and I went shopping.  We treated ourselves to a break at the Shingle Inn.  I enjoyed my coffee while Kira enjoyed her ice cream from Wendy's next door.



I had to gice way to this family crossing the road and so Lachlan took a photo for me after they were safe :)

Sympathy Card

One of the staff at work lost her dad this week.


Work this week

My sphere of influence increased (doubled) in May when the NUM of the next ward was granted a voluntary redundancy. Work has been hectic since and these two phota show what I have been up to:

This is what me new office desk looks like at the end of most days (you should see what the inside of my brain is like!).
THis is the office that I have occupied for the most part of the last 5 years.  I am moving to the other ward and will be sharing with a great colleague who will be the Clinical Nurse Consultant of both wards with me as the Nurse Unit Manager.


Life just go a little more complex with the local road closing, so I will need to travel another way until the road opens in September sometime!



Monday, 12 August 2013

In Memory of my mother

Seven years

without a great friend, mentor, grandmother and mother.

EKKA 2013

I am always Impressed when my children remember what I say.  Especially when it was 365 days ago "I promise I will take you to the EKKA next year"!

We did go and had a lovely day, accompanied by Jeannette.
Waiting for the bus at Eight Mile Plains busway
 Milking a cow

 Feeding in the animal nursery.

Water Zorbs







At the Brisbane City Council exhibition

 Sitting on the bus!

Saturday, 10 August 2013

Card creations this week

Happy Birthday William

Guess how old he is!  Made with SU Sense of Time;  Su Love Letters DSP & PTI number Dies.

Happy Birthday Sophie

I know you have worked out how many birthdays she has had!
Made with Kaszazz products and the lovely PTI number dies.  Add in the SU punch and the Cottage Cutz - Cupcake 2 die.

Envelope challenge


I had (foolishly) posted on FB I wasn't excited by envelope.  I was then challenged to make one with my lovely Envelope Punch Board. I didn't decorate it, but it does match a previously made card very nicely :)

Sunday, 4 August 2013

Darwin: Stroke Scientific Meeting

I was very pleased that work sponsored myself and Consultant Physician Suzana to attend the 24th Stroke Society Scientific Meeting in Darwin.  We flew up on Tuesday and returned in the wee hours on Saturday morning.  We managed to pack in 3 full days on scientific information as well as some social activities.

 This was the desert bar at the Seafood smorgasbord on Tuesday evening with Suzana's friend Mary.

 Wednesday evening saw us enjoying an NT sunset at the Sailing Club.

fter that we ha Thursday evening we fitted in both a trip to Mindil Beach markets and enjoyed another spectacular sunset.
 After that we enjoyed a delicious dinner and some great company with some colleagues from WA at Pee Wees on the Point
Here I am at the waterfront where the convention centre is located.

Then on Friday I caught up with cousin Julie and her beau Gerd on their yacht Kestrel II.  the we had a magnificent dinner at a greek restaurant.

It was an exhausting few days away and my brain was very full when we left.  I took all day Saturday to recover.

Saturday, 3 August 2013

Project 365: July

Oh my goodness, I will need to think about Christmas soon as we are now in the second half of the year!