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It's beginning to feel a "bit" like christmas....

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Hello all my wonderful blog friends...if you are still all there...lol...coz it sure has been a while! Life just has a way of getting too busy doesn't it? Menial things like work and responsibilities (hee hee)have a habit of getting in the way of doing what we really want to do dont they?
Oh well, as Ned (Kelly that is) said - "such is life...."
I am pleased to say that (apart from getting anything else done that I am supposed to) I have managed to make a start on my christmas decorating.
It is Sunday morning, hubby was having a well earned sleep in, so I  thought this would be a great time to share some pics with you...
Please allow me to show you around my now "somewhat Christmassy" home....I hope you like enjoy the tour...
As you walk in the front door....welcome!  
a short stroll down the hall and into the kitchen ...a closer look

..just a hint of holly and a plum pud
on the old metters stove
...what's christmas without a ginger or two!
Now lets toddle o…

That's what friends are for....

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Well... this past week wasn't the best. I wont go into the nitty gritty coz it wont change anything...it is what it is and it's behind me now so there's a positive right there...lol

Anyways, the working week being over and done with, we enjoyed a long weekend this weekend and apart from working for most of it hubby and I managed to enjoy a couple of outings this weekend. It doesn't happen too often but I am happy to say that we went out (yes I said out...lol) twice!.

The first was a trip up the coast on Saturday afternoon with my hubbys brother to watch the Australian Sidecar Championship. For those of you unaware of what sidecars are...they are dirtrack speedway bikes where there is a rider and a "swinger"...(no not that sort of swinger)...The swinger is a VERY brave individual who literally hangs off the side of the bike to help balance it whilst it travels at extremely high speeds around a oval dirt track....very exciting to watch let me tell you.

Well it tur…

Are you sitting down....

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Lordy, lordy it's been a little while hasn't it?

Well my friends I am afraid that life has just gotten in the way of blogging! Yep, that's right I admit it...silly stuff like work and family and ailing animals...lol.

I am pleased to say that everything seems to be back on track now. Everyone is reasonably well (including the dawg!) and I have settled into a bit more of a routine at work now that my days are the same every week, rather than changing.

So........Hmmmm....Uhmmmmm...... It would appear that I am out of practice....dare I say it?.... I don't know what to talk about!!!

Oh yes Jackie...I can hear you laughing all the way up here, a whole state away!!!...but it's true...I am at a bit of a loss!

After thinking back through the exciting events of my life this week (not) it led me to scour through my saved pictures, eventually coming up with this one....
Why you ask??? No real reason...just coz I liked it!
It's actually a picture of what I have on top of my fridge…

Positive thoughts...

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Most of you would know from previous posts that hubby and I don't have kids, well not of the normal kind anyways..... we have "furry kids".

We lost our old girl Cassie about six months ago. She was 17+ years old and I saved her from the pound as a wee little kitten....she is very much missed around the house!

Well sadly now our girl Dusty (our 12 y/old Australian kelpie) is having a few problems and she is at the vet today having surgery to remove what we think is a cancerous lump in one of her many "boobies".
She's greying around the edges now days....but still on the ball You can never catch a piccie of this one without her waking!! She was sound asleep a "millisecond" before I took the shot! ...and I was being extra sneaky too!
We are staying very positive and will do everything we can to give her the best chance possible. So please if you have the time, please cast a few positive thoughts her way today...

She is very much a part of our family, not…

What's up (with the carrots) doc???

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I haven't had a spare minute lately to catch up with anything, let alone make a blog post, so I thought I would just share these pics with you so that y'all know I am still alive and kickin'.
My sister in law started her first vegie patch last year....
As some of you would know, we are very close and both my hubby and  I spend a lot of time with her, my brother and my little niece.
On many of our visits Caz, Cheeky-Charlie (aka Charlotte) and I would head down to inspect the latest "happenings" in the vegie patch.
Every time a new seedling poked it's little head out of the soil or another juicy tomato caused the plant to droop a little further over it was met with "oohs" and "aahs" from all three of us. This went on for months and much fun was had by all...
Finally the time had come to pick the much awaited first crop of carrots. We three again headed down, Charlotte- basket in hand at the readiness for an abundant haul. The anticipation was  …

The rains..... they are a comin'....

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....but thankfully they've settled a bit now... It's wet, wet, wet ! ...no not the pop band...the weather...lol
I thought I would share with you a few pics of our local river and how the recent wet weather has affected us. The Hawkesbury river was already swollen due to all of the recent rain but add to that the overflow from Warragamba Dam on Friday evening  and we saw the local bridges closed due to rising flood waters. The Yarramundi was the first to close on Friday eveining, followed by the Windsor and North Richmond (our local bridge and road out of town) early on Saturday morning.
The dam last overflowed 14 years ago!. In fact it rose 13% to it's 100% capacity this week alone with all of the rain we have had recently. Hard to believe that 6 months ago oit was at less than 50% and we were all on water restrictions. Now it is releasing 135,000 megalitres of water a day!
Initially they thought we would be looking at the bridges being out for 2-3 days but thankfully easing r…