Tuesday, 15 June 2010

June Long Weekend

Long gone is the day when the June Long Weekend meant Bonfire and fire crackers, days that I miss and wish my children were able to experience them. We spent the weekend with our gorgeous daughter and her handsome husband here at home, it is always a joy to have them in our company. The wedding album came on the journey with them and with so many lovely photos to choose from I am sure it will take some time to finally decide our favourites!

The weather has been quite chilly here in the Central Tablelands - including some sub zero temps, but at the same time absolutely glorious with crisp, sunny days and cold nights. Sunday was spent travelling to Young to visit extended family where we also took the opportunity to attend Iandra Castle Open Day. Such a site to behold and even more important to us as descendents of our family are heavily ensconsed in the history of this beautiful building and surrounding farmlands. We were also able to visit the Chapel just up the road where my Great Grandparents are buried, next time I hope to go via the old family farm but this trip has opened the door to my children and their ancestors.

There are lots of questions being asked and researched at the moment and it is really exciting to see how my Mothers maternal and paternal families are involved. My girls have decided they would like to live there and seeing it used to be part of the family, they see no reason why it shouldn't be returned!! One day I hope to go again and stay for longer, there are parts of the Castle you can not enter and it would be great to see those areas. It definately was a busy place with lots of people taking advantage of the beautiful weather and being able to step back in time and see an important landmark. Forward thinkers in the Agricultural Industry they most certainly where.

The remainder of the weekend was just spend in each others company, delicious food devoured, movie marathons and relaxing. This week I am looking forward to hopefully finishing an item or two and of course catching up on the housework and gardening~

Saturday, 29 May 2010

Wedding, New Endeavours!!

I really shouldn't neglect my blog the way I do, in all honesty it seems I spend far to much time on facebook but there is only so much to do and say over there. For those that may still be reading we have settled well in Orange, purchased a property in town (still hoping one day to have some land!!). Children are all settled and busy with school, dance and gym and me... well... I have been very slack with my sewing, still purchasing fabric but not much being made. Quilts previously mentioned on here are complete, really must take some photos. They just need to be backed!

We have had a busy year, my oldest daughter was married in March back in the Hunter Valley. It was a lovely wedding and may have contributed to the lack of sewing after my mother and I completed 3 Junior & 3 Bridesmaids dresses. My girls and my boy looked beautiful and handsome alongside my sister and neice!! Have added a couple of photos...

I am looking forward though to attending a workshop end of July with Kelly of Don't Look Now and Retro Mummy. The next few months are going to be rather busy as I have just started as an Independant Consultant with Oasis Homewares . I honestly did not think I would ever do party plan again in my lifetime but am really impressed with these products and the company itself. I am the only consultant in the Central West at this time so am looking forward to promoting Oasis in my own area.

In the meantime though I will endeavour to blog more often, even if there is no-one out there reading. As per usual I will be following the many blogs I already read and are continually inspired by.