Monday, May 17, 2010


I had a little play on the weekend, for the first time since I don't remember when.

My youngest niece celebrates her birthday tomorrow and so I made this cute little card for her. As you can guess, her favourite colour is purple.

Then I had a little play with Glimmer mist. I have so much to learn about using this wonderful product, and my lovely friend Taryn has given me a few pointers since I did this layout.

Finally I couldnt' resist rushing out and taking a few photos when Martin was welding and Nathan keeping an eye out for fires.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

MS Readathon

My 6 year old son is keen to take part in the MS Readathon this year for the very first time. He is a very keen reader and already reads daily and keeps a reading diary. He has already registered is set to collect some sponsorship. Nathan is planning to read at least 50 books within a 30 day period.

He's also doing the Premier's Reading Challenge which started on Monday....he already has 7 books on his list!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Local Show

Yesterday, I was reminded that I hadn't posted on my blog for a little while...thanks Mum!

Our local show was held last weekend. Nathan had a very successful show, winning 5 trophies in the pavilion and $38 in absolute fortune to a 6 year old. His trophies were the aggregate for his age group in photography, horticulture, cooking and handicrafts as well as attaining the highest aggregate for a boy in the pavilion.

I won the papercraft (scrapbooking) trophy, as well as the Highest Aggregate Points in the Pavilion and the Cultural Assn Trophy for Exhibitor with the highest points over Photography, Art, Needlework and Handicrafts.

Nathan and quite anumber of other kids created canvases with aerosol artist, Christian Griffiths. They had a wonderful time with spray paint and Christian guided them through the process and then added a few finishing touches that made their canvases look very professional.

He also had a wonderful time on the dodg'ems

and a giant slippery slide.

The local fire service had a cut and rescue display and took kids for rides in their little fire engine...always a huge hit.

Another popular event was David from Radical Reptiles. He was at our show a few years back and was very popular then too.

And being in the heart of sheep country, I have to add these photos: