My Favourite Pic Of 2013

Revealing myself today for REVERB13!

Good friends are hard to come by.

When I was 14, my family moved to a small country town in South Australia, as my father was appointed General Manager at a beautiful resort on the South coast.

I turned up at this tiny little area school, and on the first day I met Kerrie. We have been great friends ever since.

We don’t see or talk to each other often, but thanks to Facebook we keep in touch.

This pic was taken at a lunch we had together in March and we are getting together again between Christmas and New Year!


I am in the middle, my two girls on either side, and Kerrie behind us.

Its great to have friends from childhood, without the need to call or see each other all the time. When we do get together it feels like we just saw each other last week.

Feeling grateful for a fabulous friend for more than 30 years.

Sharing today at 🙂

Happy Birthday Rachel



As I create the very first post for my blog, it is a very special day in our house, my ‘baby’ celebrates her 12th Birthday today!

As we always do in this house, our daughter’s Birthdays include a special afternoon tea that we share with family and friends followed with a party for friends next weekend. All the cleaning, polishing, cooking, baking and setting up is done and we now just await the arrival of our guests.

BUT, this year is very different from all the parties in the past, this is the first time I have had to do all the preparation myself. After 23 years of marriage, earlier this year it all fell apart. With much hesitation I sent out the birthday invitations, wondering if I could do this all myself, but as I hit the ‘send’ button, I knew I could do it, and even though there will be a different feeling to the whole day, it is all working out for the best and my daughter is still going to have her special day.

I sit here now in joy and gratitutde that everything is done and we are ready to party and celebrate this very special day.

Happy Birthday Bubby, this is your day and I love you with all my heart, and I hope you enjoy it too the full.