Monday, 2 May 2016

Our Beautiful World....

This weeks theme...
'From a low angle'....
We've been renovating- part of the reason why I've been so scarce in the scrapping world
most of my supplies are packed away out of reach .....
Our house is old and has the most wonderful character... but what ISNT so wonderful is when something gets pulled up like old floor covering.... what is found underneath is a shock!
Yep... right down to the dirt!
This looks out towards the back door...
Even these joists had to be pulled out and removed, replaced and boards re-layed.
Sigh... the worst is done now! And its put back together :)

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Monday, 25 April 2016

ANZAC DAY and Our Beautiful World...

Anzac Day, 25 April, is one of Australia’s most important national occasions. It marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War.  It's a national public holiday. It also recognises all other theatres of war too.
 ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. The soldiers in those forces quickly became known as Anzacs, and the pride they took in that name endures to this day.

Today Paige marched in my fathers place as he can no longer manage it. With his medals and his grandfathers medals doned to her jacket,  Paige arrived for muster and was overjoyed when she was given the RAAF (Royal Australian Air Force) banner to hold and to lead the Air Force Association division.  My father's military career was first with the Army , followed by the Air Force.    Needless to say, Paige was so chuffed and proud......  And my dad... even moreso....
After the march to the cenotaph and ceremony,  Paige and her Grandpa went to the Air Force Club for a drink and catch up with ole war mates.
This weeks theme...
Meaghan's trip to Peru....
and what was waiting for them after a long day out in Lima

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Sunday, 17 April 2016

Our Beautiful World....

I LOVE this weeks theme...
Inspired by our trip to England and the Potter Studios...
The attention to detail is amazing
Do you know what this represents....? 
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Professor Lupin's trunk..
When Professor Lupin resigns... . . .
 his trunk packs itself up all by its self magically... . . .
books hop onto the shelf, shoes tuck away and coats hung...
What imagination!
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 What books are you reading?

At the moment I'm reading
'Empress Dowager Cixi'
by Jung Chang

So many books.... so little time!
If only we didn't have to sleep!


Monday, 11 April 2016

Our Beautiful World and Paint Party Friday.....

The theme this week is....
'It's a Spring Thing'
Weeeell, we are in Autumn here, but back in spring I had captured this busy
bumblebee at work in the Granny Nightcaps!

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Joining in with
Paint Party Friday
A little book painted picture and quote for  Paige

You can find PPF

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Our Beautiful World....

The word this week is....
This is the very dolphin that  Hannah swam with...
 Just beautiful isn't he!
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Monday, 28 March 2016

Sunday Sketches and Our Beautiful World

It's been ages since I've joined in with
It was so great to get into Paige's little book now.
Maybe in under two years time, I'll have her's completed by her 21st!
The quotes I find for Paige are so different to the quotes for Hannah,
and are as individual and different as these sisters are....
You can find it



Our Beautiful World

The theme this week is


Could you guess what this was a 'part' of??

 Bet that was an easy question!

 You can join in with your 'part' photography stories




Sunday, 27 March 2016


What a lovely morning!
This year the breakfast table is colour is yellows and golds :)
 Fresh sunshine coloured flowers
Filled with easter eggs, the girls are happy!
Have a wonderful Easter Day!

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Our Beautiful World - Hide

theme this week is
And....  last Easter's hunt for the Easter chocolates...
Hannah-  'Found one!'
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Yes, still absent from my blog....
sheesh....   I swear it will get better!! 
Just got back from a wonderful wedding (interstate)
And hit the ground running with getting through 'call-backs' for Wicked.
I've got some pencils just ITCHING to sketch!!
And my Easter table just needing to be designed!!
Maybe tomorrow????
Who else has this crazy life?

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Our Beautiful World

Our Beautiful World's theme this week is
Loved this table centre piece fitted with a bouquet of flowers!
Who doesn't love Easter!
For us its 'family' time
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Monday, 7 March 2016

Our Beautiful World........ and got a Feature over at Sketches in Thyme PL Style!

The theme this week is
I've been following the life of this leaf spider for months... and have even recorded in my Project Life album... it has been such a character...
Here 'Leafy' has worn out her leaf home to skeletal proportions to the point where she's revealed!
Hardly the place to hide herself... she needs a new home!
Whatsmore, a week later she got her new home,  and a partner...and even though her
leaf is blurred in the foreground (with both spiders in it),  the focussed leaf in the background is the nursery!   Yes... they curl a small leaf and in goes the babies away from the parents bedroom!
Their webs are works of art!  These are orb spiders.

Here's a pic of what a leaf-curling spider looks like...

 Not vicious, nor poisonous to humans.  Might cause some localised redness and swelling.
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PL Sketches in Thyme..
Lucky me...
From my sketch last week,  I got featured!
(very big smile!)

And got this little badge!
And I can reveal why I'm also really really busy probably for the most part of the year....
I'm choreographer for ......

It's pretty exciting... and this past week I've been on the panel for auditions
Still got a couple more days to go before decisions on call backs.
It opens mid October here in Tasmania
It's going to be a bit of a ride!


Sunday, 6 March 2016

A New Fun Downton Abbey Resource......

I'm a great fan of Downton Abbey... AND in 2013 Paige and I was lucky enough to go on a 'Locations Tour' when we were in England...
 You can find the post HERE

A lovely person by the name of Jo Toader emailed to let me know of a new Downton Abbey resource created:

The Ultimate Map of Downton Abbey Locations:
I've added Jo's words below just in case there is anyone else who might want to share this too!
And I'll edit my old post linked above and add this in as well.
Our map marks over 71 Downton Abbey filming locations, with pictures, information about where they are, what scenes they feature in and how you can visit them. Our hope is that fans of the show from all over the world can fulfil their Downton dreams and see the locations for themselves.

I thought this might be of interest to you and your readers, especially as the show is sadly coming to an end on Australian TV screens soon. You’re welcome to include the map in a post of your own and get creative with it (or just add it to your existing article so your readers can follow in your footsteps easily); you could perhaps write about your favourite of the Downton Abbey locations or put together a list of the spots you’d like to visit next time you’re here, for example. The map is free and easy to embed directly from Google Maps with the following code, so long as you accredit it to

< iframe src="" width="640" height="480">

I hope this is of interest to you and if you do feature the map be sure to let me know (or tweet @WayfairUK)—we’ll be sharing related content and would be delighted to hear from you.

This is really exciting!
Scroll down on my side bar and you'll see the interactive map there already to play with!
So clever!!!

And I'm REALLY sad Downton Abbey has come to an end.

 71 gorgeous locations across the UK used in #DowntonAbbey that prove how amazing this show is ♥



Sunday, 28 February 2016

Our beautiful World, Sketches in Thyme PL Style

The theme this week is
With our trip last month to the Gold Coast and to see the dolphins,
nothing was more colourful then these little cottages in the background
of the dolphin show!
It was such a delight to watch how intelligent these dolphins are!
We'd love to see your 'COLOUR' photography stories

Grab our badge
Such great little sketches!
Still getting through some of my 'missing' weeks of previous PL albums..
Slowly but surely!

 Hmmn, my camera is not taking clear pics.... do you think that maybe once a
memory card gets 'old' that it doesn't take good photos anymore.
I've just done a little internet search and some say yes, others say no!
Ugh, I don't know (shrug)
Again I've been scarce in blogland,  doing renovations at the moment -
plumbers and electricians - moving my scrappy stuff to out of reach places while
that's going on hasn't helped.  Running accounts and getting back to work
has been time consuming too.   Each week I think.... maybe next week it
will be less??    Soooooo... maybe next week will be less!

Sunday, 21 February 2016

Our Beautiful World, Sketches in Thyme Project Life

The theme this week is
We'd love to see your 'SWEET' photography stories
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February 8-14, Sketch #14
A little bit of fun....

Love doing these sketch cards... it gives me a boost in getting my
PL pages completed!
Paige's yr 12 graduation - a hug for mum, and a precious father/daughter waltz
A totally wonderful night!  Yes, the parents get to go to this school's ball.
Mostly though the parents mix with the other parents and the young adults dance the night away.
Lovely memories!