Wednesday, September 1, 2010


I've been a bad blogger!! I was so busy with Gladys scrapbook that I forgot to post here.

Gladys and I had a lot of fun during our last few weeks together. We did lots of shopping (our favourite thing to do together), attempted to go to a craft show (when we arrived discovered it had been cancelled!), went to a Rocky Horror Picture Show sing-along (so much fun!) and saw LOTS of movies!! Four Lions was the last movie we saw together and I loved it. I recommend it - so funny!

Thanks for being such a great buddy Gladys. I'm going to miss you!! Feel free to visit again.
Next time you can bring Sarah as well!! :D


Sunday, August 8, 2010


I forgot to post this postcard I received last week!! For some reason the photo won't flip and the line underneath this won't disappear... Blogger hates me today.



We caught the train into the city, then the ferry to the zoo where we met up with the Girl Guides. Slept over at the zoo (under the stars) after a night of food, movies and karaoke.

Reading the paper on the train:

We got very little sleep as having 1000 kids under 18 doesn't not lead to a quiet night. Plus it was freezing AND it rained!

Gladys used my glove as a sleeping bag :)

This was made better by the fact that we got to spend the day at the zoo. It was a lot of fun! Although the zoo isn't nearly as good as the open range zoo we visited in Melbourne.


Mountain goats with Sydney Harbour in the background.

The new baby pygmy hippo - only a few days old. The cutest thing you will ever see.

And that's all the photos I am willing to share.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

HB to me!

Today was my birthday and Gladys was brilliant at keeping me from getting upset about how old I am. She even came to work with me :) It actually was a really good day Much better than expected.

At work I got a cupcake and cake, a princess tiara and lots of lollies - which we had to find in a hot/cold lolly hunt! Here's Gladys with the Caremello Koala she found.

For dinner I got my favourite meal - chicken schnitzel, potato bake, mac and cheese, strawberry milk and icecream cake. Felt incredibly sick afterwards. So did Gladys.

On Friday we are sleeping at Taronga Zoo (in the city) and then going to a show on Saturday night. Can't wait!

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Southern Highlands Winery

Today Gladys and I went to a family reunion for my paternal grandmother's side of the family. Since the family is split between two locations - Sydney and Canberra (Australia's capital) we met right in the middle.

We went to Southern Highlands Winery for a loooooong lunch. It was nice to see people in the family that I haven't seen in about 10 years.

Stopping for petrol before we left.


Gladys was a little cold so snuggled up in my sister's ipod case. A perfect sleeping bag!

Reading in the car

I let Gladys have a sip of my wine.

At the winery

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Sydney show me the life

Yesterday Gladys and I took a trip into Sydney. We took a LOT of photos, most of course which shall remain a secret... :D

Sydney Harbour- with pretty blue skies despite the freezing winter weather we are having.

Botanic Gardens

Also saw China town, a bridge (perhaps you've heard of it?) and went on many train rides.

We had Japanese for dinner - delicious chicken udon and then went to see a University musical called "Beaudy" - an Aussiefied version of Sleeping Beauty. It was fairly terrible - but in a good way!

Plan for tomorrow: lots of crafting!! Will try and remember to take photos.

Monday, July 19, 2010

What makes a really good Tuesday??

Skyping family in America, snuggling with Bean (my puppy) under a blanket, eating custard and cake
and an ALL DAY Bones marathon!!