Saturday, November 28, 2009

Living in an empty house !

Good Morning ! Having breakfast before the packers arrived (this was on Weds). Luke's face says it all !

Anna-Kate in the lounge on Thursday morning.
The lounge from the hallway. Boxes, boxes everywhere.
In the dining room with her daddy.
In the playroom - posing.


From another angle.

Then we saw the sky - Thursday morning - it was a very strange colour!

The 20 foot container, waiting to be loaded with all our boxes.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

One Week to Go !

We only have one week until we get on the plane leaving for Australia. It is getting very exciting now. Today I begin packing our suitcases. Tomorrow the packers come to begin packing up the house.


Boxes, boxes everywhere !

Monday, November 23, 2009

Our Farewell Party.

Three generations together - me, mum and Anna-Kate.
Having a chat while serious wii bowling was happening!
Now the group pics - my 'baby' sister (Abigail), Mum, me and Anna-Kate.

My 'baby' brother Ben, Mum, me, Abs in the front and Dad,

Ben being naughty and doing bunny ears (!!), Mum, me, Luke, Abs in the front with James and Dad,

Abs, Ad, Mum, Sarah and me,

Anna-Kate, James and Luke.

Luke and Greg having a giggle!

Even though it was sad it was a lovely day - we missed you Tom and Claire - sorry I was so unorganised and didnt get word to you about the do !

Monday, November 16, 2009

I love grey !


Ben, Sarah and James (big brother, his partner and son!) bought me the Happy Hooker crochet book for my birthday - so I decided to make a shawl from it on Friday. I wanted to use up my yarn before the big move. And I am loving grey at the moment !

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Through the Front Door.

It is Saturday again, so time for another theme - this week's theme is - through the front door. Pop over here to see some more views. My view from the front door is not very exciting I must admit - you walk in the door and see stairs going up and a door to the lounge. Here is the view up the stairs ! My dog Brandy and one of the cats (Tequila) sitting at the top of the stairs - they were waiting for me to go to bed.

Friday, November 13, 2009

New Bag.

Finished this crocheted bag yesterday. It has lots of handy pockets inside and one on the outside. I love pockets !

It is final - our house has sold - the sign is up outside!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

My Creative Space...


At the moment my creative space is this corner of the 2 seater sofa. I have lots of ends to weave in the green granny square blanket and the 2 scarves. Am working on the crocheted bag today too - just the finishing touches are needed. Just working on smallish projects at the moment due to the big move !
We have sold the house so no more viewings and my husband is home from Libya this Saturday - so all is well with the world.
Always looking for info about areas on the Central Coast, NSW - anyone out there know the Gosford / Woy Woy / Point Clare / Umina Beach area ?
Thanks in advance !
Vanessa

Saturday, November 07, 2009

My Place and Yours - My Secret Weapon.

This weeks theme is - My Secret Weapon. More on this theme can be found - here.

I had to think about this for a while.

My secret weapon which helps keep me sane when I am home alone in the evenings, is my crafts at the moment I am knitting scarves as this is a) quick and b) doesn't make much of a mess ....

But it could also be my laptop - this helps me communicate with hubby when he is working in Libya and my MIL lives in South Africa and she can keep up with family life too ...

My secret weapon which helps keep my children's rooms tidy at the moment, while we are selling the house is money .... sigh bribery works wonders !


Friday, November 06, 2009

Wacky Hair Day !

Luke with his go faster stripes ...


Anna-Kate wanted stripey plaits !

Off to school we go.

Positive thoughts only today !

We need to sell this house at a fair price - we are not being greedy we just need to clear a nice sum of money to start a new adventure in Australia..... good thoughts only today!
Wish upon the moon !

Thursday, November 05, 2009

My Creative Space...


Here is my creative space - today I will be working on scarves. This was going to be a blanket then I thought it could be a wrap - but now have settles on scarves !More creative spaces can be found here .

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Lots of count downs...

We have lots of count downs going on in our house at the moment.

The children have only 19 days left at their school.

We have roughly 26 days left in the UK if we leave on the 1st of Dec as planned.

Greg comes home in 10 days time !

And there are 51 days until Christmas.

Have a great day today !

Monday, November 02, 2009

Cold, Wet and Rainy Days.

How we kept busy yesterday on a very cold, wet and windy day ! It was so miserable outside we decided to have an arts and crafts day indoors!

Anna-Kate coloured in this crazy paving drawing.... she is busy doing a whole page of overlapping circles as we 'speak'.
This is Luke's creation - it is a raptor (I think!)
And my effort - 2 scarves - from the Happy Hooker crochet book, a birthday present from my brother and Sarah !

The ends have not been woven in yet.... a job I don't enjoy very much!

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Halloween 2009.

My cat - Sherry - ignoring all things Halloween and taking a nap instead !
The 2 pumpkins as designed by Anna-Kate and Luke, cut by me.... not very well !
Luke holding his pumpkin.
Luke holding a severed head - he made himself.... Anna-Kate looking scary - with her pumpkin. A close up of her make-up.We were joined by Granny and Grandpa. Granny and I went trick or treating with Anna-Kate, Luke went with his friends from up the road. They both came home with quite a stash and I managed to get rid of the sweets I had from last Halloween !