Saturday, May 22, 2010

ALL ABOARD!!!!.....for next stop of my home tour!!!


Destination.............Master Bedroom.....WHY???....'coz it was tidy...lol

Well hello there my BLOG friends.....yesss-sir-eee.... it has been a while in between posts I know.... but this is one busy gal here. Work has kept me quite busy of late. I am in the throws of setting up a website for my boss at the moment , which is quite a big job in itself, plus I have just had the Chocolate Crow changeover to organise for another month, sewing to do, business chores to deal with, housework ....blah, blah, blah.....and sadly a funeral to attend....

But I have made it through the other end and believe it or not am actually the most organised I have been in some time. The housework is even done!!!....AND I managed to get some crafting done (boy oh boy have I missed that) AND even spent some time today on my poor neglected websites!!!

So while I was taking piccy's for the websites I thought would take some extra pics and share with you another part of my home (after all...I did promise to, didn't I?)

Anyhoo........this time the old "home tour choo-choo" pulls into my master bedroom. Master Bedroom???....always sounds very posh I think....well I can assure you that our bedroom is far from posh...lol

So here 'tis......



The walls have come up much more pink-ish in the photos...but I promise you they are a prim burgundy/plum colour. They may also look a little patchy ...not because I'm a crappy painter, but because they are done with suede paint....lol

You may recall this green meatsafe cupboard from one of my earlier posts. If that is the case you wil probably have also noticed that I have had a change  of quilts and deco's in our room. I do this every year as the weather gets cooler....change to darker coloured accessories!...looks warmer...even if it doesn't feel it....lol


Hanging on the wall above the meatsafe is one of my most recent aquisitions. It is a very prim and grubby padded baby jacket and bonnet from the early 1800's...all hand stitched and the dealer tells me that it is actually Australian...how exciting!!!...I guess that makes me feel better about how much I paid for it (or not!)

Here's a closer  pic of it...although it still doesn't do it justice!


And lastly my old oak dressing table and a collection of other favourite "bits and bobs"


One day I will get the time to paint and distress that timber shelf !


So there you have it......Stop #2 on the old "gathering my Thoughts/Countin' Crows/aka Chris's home tour. Hope you enjoyed it!

Don't quite know where we will be heading next or when...I guess it all depends on how much free time I get and which room gets to be tidied enough to warrant having it's picture taken...lol (I can assure you it won't be the junk room...tee hee)

Either way y'all had best rug up for the next leg of the tour as it is getting mighty cold here this last few weeks and the old red caboose ("gathering my thoughts express") aint too modern and has been known to let a few drafts in.....lol

Till next time ..........

Saturday, May 1, 2010

A day at the Zoo....you wanna come too????

It's been a while in between posts I know......but I am sure you all know how it is...busy, busy, busy and all that jazz!...... This time I thought I would share with you a family day out.

Last weekend Jeff and I had the opportunity to spend a wonderful day at Sydney's Taronga Park Zoo with my brother, sister-in-law and our little neice CJ....and what a lovely day we had!.

"the little sweetie herself"
(scuze  the "dribble catcher" (bib)...lol,....
but she is getting more teeth and is losing dribble by what seems to be the bucket full...lol)

CJ was in awe of the animals, as being only 17mths old she had not seen alot of them before. Funnilly enough the birds (not in the cages but the ones flying overhead) seemed to be her favourite....as did seeing the boats in the harbour and the planes flying overhead....things that seemed to have her uncle Jeff enthralled as well...lol
Here are CJ and Uncle Jeff checking out the boats in Sydney Harbour.

It was a bit of a funny day weatherwise so the picture of the boats and the harbour didnt really turn out.....shame really as the view was fantastic. The toots from the horns of the ferries down below had the two of them tooting away at each other...quite amusing really...lol

Another of the highlights for CJ (again bird related) was chasing around the bantom chooks in the petting zoo enclosure...with Aunty Chris is tow......lol. (okay...I'll be honest...I enjoyed it too!...lol)

All in all it was a lovely day spent with our little extended family.....

FAMILY.....we witnessed  lots of examples of little families around the zoo....so, I thought I would share a couple of photos with you....

First up....CJ and her daddy...I love this pic!!...How cute!!
She is just starting out on her adventures through life...and I know that my brother will be there to hold her hand every step of the way

These guys were most entertaining...

One of Taronga's newest family members with his mummy , aunts and cousin.

They keep the males elephants separated from the females and the baby's whilst they are small....His name is "Pathi Harn" which is Thai for "Miracle", as he was thought to have been stillborn after an ultrasound diagnosed him as dead in his mothers womb, however he stunned the zookeepers by moving when he was born...and well...the rest is pretty much Zoo history over here!

another pic of the elephant family....
If you look closely you will see little "Pathi Harn" is standing in front of his cousin

The kings and queens of the jungle.....I love the lions....
I wonder if that has anything to do with me being a Leo??...
Anyways...a lovely family shot at snooze time....
...and another shot of them...

So...as I said...a lovely day spent with my brother and SIL (not only family but our best friends also) and CJ. The Zoo is currently undergoing huge rennovations (you would have noticed the portable fencing in some of the pictures) and the improvements  made since we last visited are amazing.

I will leave you this time with a picture of the view to sydney harbour from the ZOO (courtesy of the Taronga Zoo website http://www.taronga.org.au/ )...so you can see what should have been in the background of my previous pic....lol
Till next time.....
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