Watching the Olympics.

Enjoying my holiday break.

My brain has been in holiday mode
and I am finding it hard to put fingers to keyboard
to type some posts.
Last day of my hols tomorrow.

Sydney’s 2011 New Years Midnight Fireworks
Thanks to imodeboi for uploading to youtube.

Christmas … Aussie Style.
Thanks to Kristy01 for posting on youtube.

Last day of my week break from work and I haven’t done half the things I had planned to do. I spent two days with my daughter and her family and realised when I got home I hadn’t taken any photos. Natalie is wanting to return to work as she and her husband are paying off their house mortgage and her baby daughter wants to continue to breast-feed. Stalemate.

In answer to – Drifting throught Life blog post.
Each payday I put $20 away into a ‘Treat’ account,
so far it has paid for me to
  • fly to Melbourne ($98 return) from Sydney for a couple of days vacation,
  • to go see The Eagles in concert at the Acer Arena in Sydney this December
  • and also paid for my little netbook.
At the moment I am saving for cheap air fares to Brisbane.

Last Thursday I headed up the Pacific Highway to Emerald Beach
and stayed a couple of days with my sister,
Cathy and brother-in-law, Greg.
It was a quick trip as I was due back to work on Tuesday
after the long weekend.
Friday, we bought some fish ‘n chips and had them
on an outside table overlooking the yachts
Cathy and I
then onto Coffs Harbour Yacht club for a quiet drink
before heading back to Emerald to get in
out of the wind. Brrr.
Coffs Jetty June'10

First day of two weeks holidays …Today- Saturday,
I have already washed the new car,
Hyundai Getz 2009 21 May 09
(My new car – Hyundai Getz 2009 – a lovely drive.)

mowed the back yard,
started to demolish a old cubby house,
washed my bedroom curtains and sheets,
moved a dressing table out of son’s room and into
the spare room and started to strip it back to stain/paint,
stopped for lunch …whew…at this rate I will have renovated the whole house
by the time I get back to work. lol

The dressing table is for my room…
can’t decide whether to re-stain it
or paint white to match side tables in room
… decisions, decisions.

Happy New Year from Emerald Beach,
New South Wales, Australia.
It is 8.30am AEST on the first day of 2009
I hope everyone has a Wonderful year
I have taken some great photos of my holiday and will post some when I return home.
edited post to add pic-

This photo was taken on the evening of 1st January 2009.
It is a tree in the garden with the sunset shining through in the background.

I’m in the middle of packing for my trip.

Christmas is over for another year,

there is discarded Christmas wrapping everywhere,

the ironing stack is growing,

the washing on outside on the Hills Hoist

(Stock photo- Hills Hoist with a Tawny Frogmouth Owl)

The sun is shining,

it is 29C in the shade,

a cloudless sky,

a little wind blowing.

Perfect summer weather,

the Cricket is on the telly

Australia vs South Africa playing at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, Australia.

Darcy is curled up near the portable DVD after a night of watching
the great Vincent D’onofrio playing his character
Detective Robert Goren
of Law & Order: Criminal Intent.

Here is an photo taken during the night
Obviously Darcy has had a little too much Christmas cheer.

Hours later …

still there.