14 April 2006

I love family visits

It's official, my Mum is coming to visit! It's a little way off, but on 8 June my mum is coming from Sydney to stay for 10 days. I can't wait! I haven't seen her since I left Sydney after Dad passed away (which coincidentally was two months today) so I am really looking forward to spending some time with her. I am going to have the week off work while she is here and we can just hang out and do mum/daughter stuff. I am so thrilled!
She will also be bringing one of her best friends Val with her, which will be fun. Val has never been to here before, so I am sure it will be something different for her. She will only be staying part of the time and then travelling to Perth to visit friends of her own. So I can see lots of wine and scrabble nights in my future! lol
Since we moved across country to live here (which is 12 years) we haven't had a lot of family visitors, so when it happens we usually get pretty excited about it. I will be sure to share updates and photos when the time comes.

My First Circle Journal!

I am so excited to be taking part in my first Circle Journal! Can you believe I have been scrapping for 8 years and this is my first one? I am doing this one with the other faculty members at 123-Scrap! and I am really looking forward to it already. I have chosen a spiral bound 5x7 album for mine and my theme is 'Where you live'. I figured since all the other participants are in different countries to me it would be great to know a bit more about where they come from. The topics chosen by the other faculty members are so great and I am already trying to come up with ideas ready for when they finally reach me.
Anyway I thought I would share the cover of my CJ with you. It is fairly plain but I am really happy with it. Pinks and browns tend to be one of my favourite colour combos in scrapping so it was only natural that I use them to do my cover, intro and sign in pages.

Happy Easter!

Once again it's been a while between posts. Life has been pretty busy with the end of another school term (where did the first one go?). The girls are now off for 3 weeks. It is usually two but the teachers are doing some literacy program which means the kids get an extra 3 days off. This is such a nightmare when you work full time and have to organise child care!
So it is Good Friday and we are about to have some fish for dinner. I know so many people that refuse to eat meat on Good Friday and yet they are in no way (and I mean NO WAY) religious. What is with that? Is it something we are brought up with? I personally don't eat it because my husband and children are Catholic but I have no belief system in place and still feel a twinge of guilt over eating meat today. Why I don't know! Must be some remnant of the Catholic education I received through high school.
But whatever your Religious beliefs, I hope that you have a wonderful Easter and that the bunny is very generous in the chocolate department.
And to my Jewish friends celebrating Passover this weekend, I hope that you and your families have a wonderful holiday.