Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Holly Jolly Sandcastle

This amazing, fantastic and delightful sand sculpture is part of the Sugarplums and Possum Chums - A South Bank Christmas [Brisbane]. It doesn't officially open until the 13th but to be able to peep through the fence was a truly magical experience.
When we saw the sculpture it was still a work in progress - the baby wombat has yet to be finished.
This is the back of the sculpture - around the side on the left is an emu (you can see his head in the previous photos) and on the right is Rudolph with a red nose.

I am sure this truly magical sculpture will bring delight and joy to everyone who sees it.

Monday, November 05, 2012

Love my macro lens

I have always wanted a macro lens and I finally decided that the time had come. I bought a Canon EFS 60mm f/2.8 macro lens and I absolutely love it. I am still not very confident but I like the results so far. I can't wait to take some portrait shots of our darling grandsons. I am looking forward next year to taking lots of photography classes.
I have taken part in some wonderful and inspiring online classes lately - the divine Hannah Marcotti classes are such a joy.
My camera muse is calling so...........until next time!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Nanna has a new toy

I have watched my grandson, Ashton, have a great time on his iPad and I decided that I would really like to have one. My daughter, grandsons and I went off to the Apple store with the intention of buying a black frame and blue cover. As soon as we saw the white one it was love at first sight and the pink cover just had to come home with me. I love love love my iPad and I know I will have so much fun with it. If I need help I can always get my grandson to help me.
I love digital scrapbooking and I just had to have the stencil of the lips on my photo. They are from a kit by Holliewood Studios at one of my favourite online shops Deviant Scrap.

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Kooroomba Vineyards and Lavender Farm

We visited the Kooroomba Vineyards and Lavender Farm near Boonah, Queensland. What a wonderful time we had. The lavender was in bloom and just beautiful. The food was divine and the lavender icecream was absolutely delicious. A visit to the shop was a must and I came home with some lovely lavender soap and two French lavender plants. It was wonderful to visit such a beautiful place with my gorgeous grandsons (and their Mummy and Daddy). A day not to be forgotten.

Monday, July 16, 2012


Our darling grandson, Ashton, now has a pair of Crocs just like his nanna. He wouldn't stay still long enough for me to get a photo of him wearing them (hopefully later). I just love my Crocs and I even wear them to work - they are so comfortable and I am so thrilled that Ashton and I can have fun, fun, fun in our Crocs.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Our new grandson

We are so happy to welcome our new grandson Harrison - he is just so gorgeous. His big brother Ashton is thrilled to have a little brother. Mummy and Daddy are in seventh heaven (as are Nanna and Grandad and Uncle Richard and Aunty Ann in NY). How blessed we feel to have two wonderful, amazing and adorable grandsons and now we can have double hugs and cuddles.
                                ASHTON AND HARRISON - WE LOVE YOU HEAPS.

Sunday, April 08, 2012

Festival of Sails

Festival of Sails is a local festival run in conjunction with the Brisbane to Gladstone yacht race. It is held at Redcliffe's Sutton Beach on Good Friday. It was amazing - lots of people having a great time, lots of yummy food, live entertainment and beautiful Queensland weather.
 The view of the yachts was amazing and breathtaking. A perfect day. I did wonder though "where were all the seagulls?" and I found them .....
My favourite photo from our wonderful day was a photo of our grandson with his Daddy having a dip in the water. He had so much fun and for his Grandad and I this was the highlight of our day together.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Granny squares and Ripples


Crochet has always been such a joy for me. I have been hooking some ripple blankets and now I have reawakened my love of granny squares by making BIG granny squares. I am having such fun. I love all the magical colours and everytime I look at them I just have to smile. One of my grannies is for our grandson Ashton and the other is for his little brother who is due at the beginning of May. Joy, Joy, Joy.

Friday, January 13, 2012

A Beautiful Start to My Day

This beautiful butterfly came for a visit this morning. What grace and beauty to start my day. I haven't blogged over the last year but now I am only working part time I have time to enjoy myself and do all the things I never seemed to have the time for. I feel free and happy - I can go for a morning walk, learn more about my camera, see my darling grandson during the week, play, have fun and start a journal. What pleasures await me...tra la la la la.