Thursday, April 19, 2018

Painting cont

Painting of this half of the house is completed. 
Carpet man will be next. 
Just waiting on him to measure and then source carpet and give me a laying date 
Meanwhile. I’ll continue to give away, or get rid of the old furniture 
I’ve found some I like on the net. I just need to go and take a look at it in person 
Busy times ahead. But exciting too! 




Monday, April 16, 2018

And so, it begins

The painters have arrived. 
Meet one on Friday at bunnings and purchased the paint 
Hubby and I spent the weekend moving all the heavy stuff into the middle of the rooms to make life a little easier 
On the men 
They have covered everything and and busy getting on with it 

For now. Just half the house will be painted 
Then new carpets will be installed 

And I’ve got my eye on some new furniture 
This is will be a huge change 
Most of the furniture is over twenty years old! 
So a makeover was well over due. 
Probably be the last one before we are too old to live here anymore, or die 
Either way if it lasts twenty more years I’ll be happy 
Once this half is done. The second half will begin 
Going to be a busy few months
But I’m sure it will be worth it. 
I’ll keep you posted 
See ya xxx



Friday, March 30, 2018

Easter long weekend

Today is good Friday. Well it isn’t for Greeks and those of the Eastern Orthodox religion
But that’s another story
anyway. It’s a long weekend here in Australia and being that it’s good Friday it means the 
Royal children’s hospital good Friday appeal is on 
There is an all day telethon that’s starts very early and continues until very late at night 
Some people collect money for this one appeal all year! But today lots of people are out with collection tins and organising 
Activities and all sorts of things to rise money for our children’s hospital. 
It’s a tradition that began way back in the early 1930’s and is one that is very close to all victorians hearts 


This Sunday we fall back on our clocks and daylight savings ends 

I know lots of people who don’t like daylight savings. But I do. 
It makes waking up early to go swim much easier and it’s nice to have hubby come home while it’s still daylight. 
Having said that. I do enjoy the shorter days. 
Closing up the house at night, putting lots of wood in the fire and snuggling under a blanket while watching television 
Is my idea of bliss. 
So everyone in Victoria and NSW will need to remember to adjust their clocks before going to bed 
Saturday night 


and of course. As we start to go within for the darker, colder months it’s time to 
Do the bi-annually washing of the windows. 
Which is so much more than Windows. We have had shocking dry hot winds bringing lots of dust and dirt
So I’ve had to wait until those were all over. 
Everything was just covered. And the spiders must of decided it was cooler near my windows because there were massive colonies 
Since hubby is home he helped me move everything and while he took care of the cobwebs, I preceded to wash down the windows, walls, and everything else!
Looks much better now 


So there you are. A busy day today for lots of people. 
and it’s only the first day of the four day weekend! 
We have lots planned over the next few days. So stay tuned! 
Have a lovely day and enjoy your time off 
See ya xxx

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

The little things

I’m still here. 
Still swimming everyday, mostly. 
I did sleep in one morning the other week. So I must of needed it 
Easter is coming. So getting organised for that. Aussie Easter this weekend and Greek Easter the next 
Weight loss is now 15 kilos down and only one to go to reach my target. 
Have been buying new clothes. Oh my goodness. But I needed all new stuff 
This time I’m not hanging onto my fat clothes. So now even if I gain a few kilos I’ll know straight away. 
These will no longer fit! 
It is fun to go shopping again. I used to love shopping for new clothes. 
But having children, budgets and then weight and health issues kinda took the fun outta of it 
I’m remembering who I was before I was a wife and mother. 
That’s got to be a good thing. 
Anyway 
Busy few weeks coming up. And then we will be awaiting the arrival of the new granddaughter 
My baby girl has only six weeks, approximately, to go! 
Life is good right now! 
Hope yours is too 
See ya xxx

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Mabon 2018

Recently getting up to go swimming has been getting harder 
It’s dark now and although it hasn’t been cold.  A slight chill has begun to creep in 
From now on the days will be shorter and shorter until the winter solstice 
Time to start to go within 
My favourite time of year! 
Blessed be )0( 





Saturday, March 17, 2018

I’m still here

Hello everyone 
Yes I’m still here 
I’ve been busy swimming five days a week for an hour and a half each morning 
I get up around five and I’m usually in the water between 6.15 and 6.30! 

As well as my usual granddaughter sitting 
Normal household duties, returning to knitting group, having coffee and shopping with the swimming girls! 

Yes I have been a busy little bee. 
I’ve also lost 14 kilos in three months, which makes all this business a little easier, I do have to remember to not push too hard 
Or I do crash. 
And that’s not fun at all 

Yesterday I, along with two other swim buddies, went off to see the 
Pirates of Penzance at a new theatre that has opened not far from here 
It was a small production. Only six people. But oh my it was wonderful 
I really enjoyed it,full of laughs and and very topical 
And at only $20.00 a ticket a very cheap day out. 
I have posted a pic of the front of the theatre and a link to the web page, for those that live near me. 
Check it out. Lots of great shows coming at reasonable prices 
And as it’s really close and has heaps of free parking, there really isn’t an excuse to 
Not go to live shows anymore. 

So after my full on day yesterday. I’m a little tired and sore 
But it was so worth it. 
Now to get up and get going
There are fur babies to look after, grocery shopping to do, housework to attend to and later this afternoon a visit from my 
Littlest most important person! 
Yup melody lol 
Enjoy your weekend everyone and 
HAPPY SAINT PATRICKS DAY

See ya xxx


Thursday, March 1, 2018

First of March


The first of March and it’s the first day of autumn here 
The day was cooler than we have been having. But by the afternoon the sun did come out 
The leaves haven’t started to turn yet 
So I guess we still have some summer yet 
But this is my favourite season 
The days are frosty in the morning, sunny during the day and cool at night 
I can’t believe the year is going so fast 
Soon our new granddaughter will be here 
Only a few months to go, and Melody will be a big sister 
Time really does fly
It was only last week that her mother was a little girl. 
The wheel continues to turn and I can watch myself againg in the mirror! 
But really. Would we have it any other way 
See ya xxx