Thursday, July 2, 2015

I'm a bit of a mess...

I have just had to put my dear old dog Jack down. 

He was 19 years old, he was sore, tired, blind and hard of hearing.  He deserved to have his life end in a dignified manner. 

I am sad and I will be for quite some time, but having the green dream put him to sleep so peacefully, it was just.....how can I say....beautiful? 

I have been involved in some pretty hard palliative care situations (not sure if there is ever an easy one) and I have to wonder, are we treating people with the dignity they deserve? 

I'm not so sure we are. 

Dearest Jack, Your time has come, you may now rest in peace my old friend.  xx




Tuesday, June 30, 2015

I think I'm a little run down.

Take 1 middle aged flu ridden woman. 
Add soft (may have been a little erotic) romance novel. 
Enjoy story line until leading lady gets cervical cancer.
Google early symptoms of cervical cancer, just to keep those things fresh in mind.
Realise 1 hour later......I have no cervix. 

Hysterectomy a few years back.....kinda forgot! 

Gowd forbid.....is this early dementia???? SHOOT ME NOW! 


Thursday, March 19, 2015

Allow me to introduce you to LAYLA

She is AMAZING!! I'm a little lost for words actually. She is just THAT special. She treads so softly around Finn yet gets up and going with Asha. She displays canine love of the very finest kind and we are so lucky to have her.

Welcome to the family Layla!!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Thursday, February 5, 2015

I Surrender!

Sometimes as a crafty "I can try to do that" type of chick, I need to go....STUFF IT!! I haven't got the time, I can't afford the fabric, the wadding, my machine isn't working and I just don't feel like wrestling with the bloody thing.

So.....I go to eBay.

Thank you mother ebay for yet another swanky addition to my home. Love it!!

OH...and while I'm here...is anyone else having troubles with bloglines? I can't bring any of you up in my reader and my sanity is becoming questionable. I need my bloggy community FIX!!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

It's time to hit the Dance Floor!

It's time to dress up, blast the speakers and dance away the craziness of the silly season. It's time to wish all well and to embrace those close. It's time to enjoy the kids, the kids mates, the kids cousins, the kids cousins best friends and whoever else ends up walking through the door.

It's time for me to embrace my role of feeding them all.

May you survive the silly season with your head in still in tact and without loss of life or limb!!

Take care, see you in the new year! Love to you and yours. Leonie xx

Friday, November 7, 2014

She ran with the pack....

She was the first to greet the car when we came down the drive. She was the first to meet you when you left the house. She was by my side constantly when I was in the garden or rushing out the door to feed the chooks and ducks. She was my buddy, my husbands mate and my kids very best friend.

She became very ill, very fast and this morning we had to say goodbye.

Rest in peace our beautiful girl. May you run free with all who need you in heaven. xxx

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Thank you oppy GODS!

There has been a request........Could you please dress your child in period style clothing for their next excursion to a local historical village?

BLOOOOOOODY HEELLLLLLL!!!!

Thank you oppy gods, once again you have saved my hero parental status!

Take one white babies blanket ($1.00) fold in half = Shawl

Take one white shirt ($3.00), that would never typically enter our house, as my elf is often head first looking under rocks!

Add one adult hippy type skirt ($3.00), chop off the top couple of inches and pop in some elastic.

Dig deep into the scrap fabric basket for that old white sheet you new you would use for something someday.

Pop into spotty on the way home and grab some lace ($6.00)

Add Existing black boots and straw hat.

Done. Total cost $15.00 Not to shabby.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Flashing my wares!

Sometimes being a creative type, and a big mouth at the same time, can be an absolute pain in the BUM!!

We decided to have a race day celebration for our local RDA. So ME being the IDIOT said "Wouldn't it be great if we could dress the kids up in racing colours to make them feel like a JOCKEY!!!"

6 HOURS and 10 bibs later......we have colours!

I am never doing this again.........never.......ever.....

They do look SMASHINGLY GOOD though!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014