30 December 2006

Highlights and Lowlights 2006

Without a doubt, the biggest hightlight of 2006 was seeing my hero of 20+ years, Aussie rugby legend, Mal Meninga. He was in Melbourne for rugby promotion and over that weekend I attend a number of events where he was a guest. It was a memorable occasion for me.
Mal played for Canberra Raiders (who were my favourite rugby team until Melbourne Storm came onto the scene) and also represented Queensland in the State of Origin and Australia in the rugby arena. WHAT A LEGEND!

The lowlight was also without a doubt for me. I lost my best friend from an aggressive disease. Beverley had been my friend for around 25 years and that is a fairly long friendship. She will always be in my memory. Bev and I did many things together and later on although I moved away from Bev's town, we still kept in touch regularly. Tragically Bev and her husband moved to a country town and early in 2006 she was diagnosed with a disease, which I refused to believe was fatal until the end. BEV WAS ALSO A LEGEND.

27 December 2006

The bestest present ever!

A journal entry

23 December 2006

Happy Christmas

Santa's hat


This acrylic painting looks much nicer in real life - the wings have a sprinkle of glitter and the dress glistens with gold and silver.

15 December 2006


Filet lace heart

My first attempt at filet lace, albeit a simple pattern using a great book. Now for something a bit more complicated........

12 December 2006

Christmas Meme (doing the rounds)

(Please feel free to cut and paste questions for your own blog)

1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate?
Hot Chocolate made with REAL chocolate.

2. Does Santa wrap presents or just set them under the tree?
Wraps then and places them under the tree (don't know where he finds the time).

3. Colored lights on tree/house or white?
Coloured lights on tree.

4. Do you hang mistletoe?
No, not a tradition here.

5. When do you put up your decorations?
1st of December, not one day earlier.

6. What is your favorite holiday dish (excluding dessert)?

7. Favorite Holiday memory as a child?
Spending Christmas at Rosebud with Nana and Pa.

8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa?
I can't remember but I was probably around 10-13 yo.

9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve?
No way, Christmas morning only.

10. What kind of decorations are on your Christmas Tree?
Bought and handmade by myself and my children.

11. Snow! Love it or Dread it?
Snow, what's snow? It is generally very hot here Christmas day.

12. Can you ice skate?

13. Do you remember your favorite gift?
A tea set when I was about 8 years old. It was a beautiful musky-pink colour, made out of heavy plastic. My twin sister received exactly the same (to stop fights).

14. What's the most important thing about the Holidays for you?
Spending time with the family.

15. What is your favorite Holiday Dessert?
ANY dessert, afterall isn't dessert the main meal?

16 What is your favorite holiday tradition?
Everyone around the tree, opening presents. And playing Christmas carols in the car whilst driving.

17. What tops your tree?
A spunky Angel.

18. Which do you prefer giving or receiving?
Being a Leo, DEFININTELY giving. Just wish I had more time to put more thought into the presents.

19. What is your favorite Christmas Song?
"Do They Know it's Christmas".

20. Candy Canes! Yuck or Yummy?

09 December 2006

Light a Candle

This is for Lisa, who's mother passed on. My thoughts are with you Lisa Oceandreamer at this very sad time.