30 October, 2011

Seven on Sunday 29th October

I've had a weekend of eating this weekend - and very little of it was healthy.....it got me thinking about some of my favourite foods like


Roast chick
The only trouble with writing about food is that
a)  it makes you hungry!
b) If you limit the number then you have to leave out food such as rice, pasta, curries, etc etc

Better for my ever expanding waist line that I am only writing about these things though!

24 October, 2011

Seven on Sunday, on Monday

It is a long weekend in New Zealand so no work today.  I've made a bit of a dent in what I laughingly refer to as 'the garden' - the weed pit would be a better name.  I have sorely neglected the garden over the last few months so I only have myself to blame.  I've been making amends this weekend - thankfully we had great weather - and have cleared one of the garden beds - half done anyway.  I visitied a local garden centre which had a fantastic sale on yestrday, and bought  camellias, a linden tree, a bay and a rosemary. I've planted the camellias this morning and now I am officially knackered!

Seven on Sunday this week - which is actually on Monday is My Seven Favourite (Mainly) Craft Blogs
1. Craftgawker
    Hundreds of crafty ideas
2, Today's Creative Blog
    Lots of inspiration and new blogs to discover
3. Mod Podge Rocks
   Love Mod Podge!
4. Just Something I Made
    Full of amazing ideas from one inspirational lady
5. The Graphics Fairy
   Vintages images for use in your projects
6. Craftberry Bush
   A recent find
7. Whip Up
   Plenty of inspiration for everyone

If you're stopping by leave me a comment and let me know what your favourite blog is for crafty inspiration.

18 October, 2011

Weekly wisdom

Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
It's about learning how to dance in the rain.
Vivian Greene 
Akaroa, NZ

17 October, 2011

Seven on Sunday 16th October - MIA

Well I didn't post my Seven on Sunday last night - got tied up watching the rugby

and because it was so exciting completely forgot to blog (Yay All Blacks - so proud of our team)
.....so I'll save that post for next weekend.

I have a busy week ahead planned.  Of course there is work (which unfortunately occupies most of the week ) especially as I didn't win Lotto at the weekend.  Then I have to send away my entry for the Fall in Love with Buttons swap on the Button Floozies blog - I'm swapping with Lorrie from Finding Secret Treasures blog.  I've loved 'meeting' her and discovering her blog. My swap is finished, I just need to post it away.
I have a canvas I am nearly finished making; I have a few more ideas simmering away for more collages which I want to start.
I've been toying with the idea of having a stall at one of our local markets to make some extra Christmas money so I have to finalise my plans for that this week.   
Did I also mention the fridge needs cleaning?  :)

09 October, 2011

Seven on Sunday October 9th

Here we are again, Sunday.  Last week just sped by.  Its hard to believe that the first week of October is done and dusted already.  Christmas will be here before we know it..  Here are some of the things that I've been thinking about this week
  1.  Earthquakes - we've just had another earthquake, a 5.5 magnitude.  Large by a lot of people standards but not by Cantabrians' unfortunately.  Anyway it was a nasty reminder that Mother Nature is still in control. 
  2. Mojo - don't want to say it too loud but my mojo appears to be back :)  In the last week I've completed a small canvas and started another one - which I am loving.  I also ideas bubbling away for two more.  Just need to find the time now!
  3. Children - do you ever stop worrying about them? I can't imagine a parent ever does
  4.  New job - I really need to start looking for something permanent.  There has to be the perfect job for me out there somewhere.
  5. Birthdays - I have a significant birthday approaching rapidly and I'm not prepared (mentally) for it at all.
  6. Summer - it's on its way.  The days are getting longer and there a is a definite feeling of renewal in the air.  Now if only I could get the grass to stop growing until I get the mower fixed.....
  7. Rugby - can't leave it out.  Only two weeks to go and it will all be over.  Come on All Blacks
I've got a busy week ahead.  I still haven't achieved my goal of actually making something I've seen on Pinterest, so I think I am oing to focus on that this week.

02 October, 2011

Seven on Sunday 2nd October

Sunday night once again - where do the days go?  I have had quite a productive weekend. I've:
  • Planted my planters with blue and white pansies and lobellia.  Now just have to wait for them to get established
  • Also planted some herb - mint, parsley and coriander; and lettuce
  • Planted some flower seeds - nasturtiums - in some pots for the deck;
  • Baked a delicious lemon syrup cake
  • Washed countless loads of washing (now have to fold them all - my least favourite job)
  •  Completed a canvas - the first bit time I've felt creative for a while - I have to do some more to it but it feels good to have made something
  • Watched too much TV - rugby world cup and now NRL final
  • Still have some beds to make and then it will be a bath and a good book I think :)

Toady's list of seven is "Seven Favourite Movies:  in no particular order  "
(movie poster images here)


And yes, I do know there is more than seven......I couldn't bring myself to choose just seven, in fact I could add a few more as well.  I'm also not sure what these movies say about me...hopeless romantic? Definitely, and proud of it :)
What are your favourite 'go to' movies?  What do they say about you?