Friday, March 29, 2013

More birthday goodies and a bit of sewing

I am a bit late but here is a pic of the rest of my birthday goodies from my Secret Sewing Sisters.

I also got together with Sandy last weekend for a bit of sewing. We couldn't make it to this years Girls Day In The Country in Nundle so we decided to have our own little retreat lol

Thursday, March 21, 2013

So Far This Month

So this month has been quite eventful. We attended the wedding of our friend's daughter down the coast. She had always wanted a beach wedding and planned a beautiful location, only to have the worst weather!! It was raining and cool!! But the reception place let them have the ceremony inside and that was right on the beach. Just through those glass windows is the beach so it did make a lovely backdrop.

Craig & I treated ourselves to a night at the Novotel just down the road from the wedding, which was nice. We got upgraded to a lovely Ocean view room, shame the sun wasn't out!! 

They did manage to get some pics after the service as the rain held off for an hour or so. 

The beautiful cake!

Beautiful table settings, no flowers at this wedding, was all feathers LOL

And what would one of my blog posts be without a food pic!

I also caught up with an old friend and we enjoyed a lovely lunch by the beach near her home. We have been friends since we were 7!! We don't see each other often but just pick up right where we left off.

And the biggest thing that happened this month is that we FINALLY FOUND A HOUSE!! After week in week out looking at houses it was becoming a bit frustrating. but we knew the right house was out there somewhere! We looked at it late last Saturday afternoon and signed the contracts and paid the deposit that evening!! It needs a bit of a freshen up but is in pretty good condition and needs no major improvements like kitchens or bathrooms.......just needs a bit of a paint and a tidy up of the gardens...oh and some carpet in the bedrooms, it has this horrible parquetry flooring  which will be coming up as soon as possible and carpet laid. I didn't get a sewing room unfortunately but I get a sewing "space". Which means I have to keep it tidy as there is no door to close on the mess LOL

So now fingers crossed all goes well with the building inspections and most importantly the loan approval! lol
My apologies for my photos all being blurry, there are all taken on the Iphone and think I might need to hold it a bit more steady!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Last Month

Soo.....last month I had another birthday and for a nice change it fell on a Saturday. Craig surprised me with this beautiful necklace, it is white and yellow gold laced together, very delicate. 

I also had some parcels to open thanks to my Secret Stitching Sisters which was fun

Here is a pic of all the gorgeous fabric and goodies I recieved - thanks girls - I love it all!! I have some more that came in the next week which I must take a photo of. 

We headed out for the day, to some other parts of our city. First stop Balmain. And this delicious Patisserie! It was too small and busy in there to take pics but those of you that know of Adriano Zumbo will know that his creations are amazing! And of course a box of cake and macarons came home with us!

As we knew we had bought the cakes to take home it was a lovely lunch of crispy skinned Salmon. One of the nicest meals I have had for a while. 

After lunch we headed down to the water for this beautiful view. I have never been here before, it really is a beautiful place, will will be coming back to spend a bit more time exploring this area. 

A wedding being set up in the park....

This park/wharf was part of an old Ship dockyard, some amazing history there and lovely old stone.

From Balmain we headed to Leichhardt to the Italian Forum for the Twilight markets and a 'light' Italian dinner.
A beautiful day out with my man, very relaxing day after all the last 6 months.