Monday, July 30, 2007


WOOHOO! I am so excited that Aleisha won Big Brother, for a while there I thought Zach was going to get it. The announcement was a bit of a anti-climax though with having to wait so long to count the votes, but I was thrilled non the less.

My weekend away with the girls was lovely even if I did only get three LO's done LOL! It was so nice just to be away from the world and I couldn't think of a better place than been hidden away in the Dandenong Ranges. Thanks to Karen we were kept completely warm with blazing fires (I couldn't light a fire if my life depended on it) and my Mumma made the yummiest beef and veggie pie I have ever eaten. Unfortunately I didn't get my camera out once the whole time we were there so I have no photos, must remember to do that next time.

While I was away Caitlin lost her second front tooth and looks as adorable as ever. Gigi still isn't using the toilet so if anyone has any suggestions that could help me out it it would be hugely appreciated.

Now that BB is over and there is still six days before my next addiction begins (Australian Idol) I am immersing myself in the latest Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, so I will be MIA for the next few days.

Have a good week everyone!

Ange xx

Monday, July 23, 2007


Nothing really exciting to tell you today. Mum and I went furniture shopping today, looking for a new tall boy for the girls room and I think I have found the perfect one.

Pretty quite weekend just past, although Saturday night I did go to my friend Karen's place for a bit of scrapping, which was great. Sunday Andrew and Alan continued with the renovations and I am pleased to say that we no longer have any vinyl wood panelling left on any wall or roof surface LOL. Sunday night was of course eviction night on BB and while I picked Zoran to go I was a little surprised with Joel leaving. Aleisha is still there though and I am still convinced that she has got it in the bag. Can't wait to see what happens this week.

Speaking of this week I don't have anything major on which is a nice change. I need to do some supermarket shopping tomorrow and have my first Weight Watchers meeting on Wednesday night...wish me luck.

The end of the week is where things get exciting. My mum, my girlfriend Karen and I are heading up to my Uncle's cabin in the Dandenongs for a scrapping weekend. I so can't wait. Saturday I am picking the gorgeous Miss Wendy up too so she can spend the day with us. It will be so nice to just sit and scrap and hangout and I might even manage a sleep in or two LOL!

Well that's it for much for a short post PMSL!

Have a good week everyone.

Ange xx

Friday, July 20, 2007


Ok, so I have been promising some pics for quite awhile now so I though it was about time. Before I do though I'll give you an update.

* Big Brother 07...yes I am still completely addicted and getting very excited that we are nearing the big finale. I really want Aleisha to win and I think it might be Billy, Aleisha and Travis as the final three.

* School holidays...were a total blur for us as we spent the entire two weeks with the flu, all four of us and we even managed to share the love by getting my Mum and Dad sick as well as Andrew's parent. Sharing is caring isn't it?

* Michaela & Justin's Engagement cousin Mich is the most gorgeous person and she has find Mr Perfect! Mick and Juzzy's party was great and a nice treat for Andrew and I, can't remember the last time we went out with adults and no kids LOL. I was under strict instructions from Miss Wendy to take a heap of photos and I even remembered to lug my camera along with me. As for photos, well I didn't get that far so I made Andrew take a photo of me when we go home in the wee hours of the morning and then I took one of him. So Miss Wend, here are your photos LOL

* many of you have asked me lately how Ebony is after being hit by a car last December. Can you believe that it was 7 months ago? Well I am please to report that she is fantastic, pretty much back to 100%. Her leg seems to go a little limp whenever she jumps up onto the couch but if you didn't know then you wouldn't notice. The vet says it's because she fractured her pelvis and she has a little bit of nerve damage, so at least she isn't in any pain. Here's a pic of my beautiful furbuba.

* And here are some more pics for Aunty Wend & Uncle Dunk...Caitlin's 6th Birthday!

I know I still owe some LO's but my scrap room is such a mess I can't even get in the door so I will have to scan them another day. I also need to upload some photos of all the work Alan has done around the house. I have walls and cornice's as well as grout thanks to Andrew's dad. The renovations are actually starting to make this place look like a house...who would have thought?

Anyway, that's it from me. Hope everyone has a great weekend.

Ange xx

Sunday, July 15, 2007


Bec has tagged me, so here goes;

My roommate and I once: had the police called on us because our neighbour though we were burglars...we were just drunk and had both left our keys at home!
Never in my life have I: eaten brussel sprouts
High school was : nearly 15 years i feel old
When I'm nervous : bite my bottom lip
My hair : is a daily struggle with friz
When I was 5 : i was lucky enough to go to Disneyland
When I turn my head left : i'm looking at my loungeroom wall
I should be : making lunches for school tomorrow
By this time next year : I hope to have given up smoking
My favorite aunt is : I only have three so it's too hard to pick just one
I have a hard time understanding : why anyone would choose to jump out of a perfectly good airplane
You know I like you if : I call you back
My ideal breakfast is : a cup of coffee and toast with butter and promite
If you visit my home town : you most likely will have just gotten off a plane
If you spend the night at my house : you'll be looking for the nearest exit LOL
My Favorite blonde is : without a mum
My favorite brunette is : ??? I'll have to think about this one
The animal I would like to see flying besides birds : pigs???
I shouldn't have been : so sick these school holidays
Last night I: got to go out with Andrew minus the girls...felt strange LOL
A better name for me would be : Anne...whenever I say Ange on the phone people think I am saying Anne
I've been told I look like : my dad
If I could have any car, it would be: a black BMW X5 (a girl can dream can't she?)

I'll tag Wendy, Kass, Tania & Trish

Tuesday, July 10, 2007


I have a heap of photos to edit and LO's to scan and am hoping to get around to doing that tomorrow. Just thought I would drop in and say a big thank you to everyone who sent birthday wishes to my big girl on her 6th birthday. She had a great day...but more about that later. I am also in the process of giving the ol' blog a bit of a spruce, so bare with me.

I'll leave you with a pic of the birthday girl.

Back soon

Ange xx

Friday, July 06, 2007


do some food shopping! With the kids on school holidays they have eaten me out of house and hold.

Had a pretty good day today. Caitlin has been at my girlfriend Bec's place today playing with Melody. Caitlin and Mellie are only a week a part and because they aren't able to see each other for their birthdays we decided to let them spend the whole day together today. Gig and I just had a nice lazy day watching DVD's and eating yummy pumpkin soup...just what the doctor ordered seeing as Georgia is now completely full of the flu.

Mum and Dad called in today after they had been shopping at Pumpkin Patch. They really should be banned LOL but they did buy Georgia the most adorable outfit for her to wear to her sisters party on Sunday (Caitlin will also get one as part of her present on Sunday). I'll make sure I take a heap of photos!

Well I had better go and get Gigi into her PJ's and give her some medicine before putting her to bed. FNL is on tonight so that will take up most of my night and then I might do some more sewing...I have a nice little menagerie of felt toys growing here.

Thanks you to everyone who has sent Caitlin birthday wishes for her 6th Birthday on Sunday!

Hope everyone has a great weekend. Stay warm.

Ange xx

Thursday, July 05, 2007


I had indeed last night. I left home around 11.20pm thinking I would sit in the car for a while and sort my shopping list out...that didn't happen LOL. When I got there there were already about 25 women standing in line so I ended up standing in the freezing cold for about 40 minutes waiting for the doors to open. Everyone in front of me headed for the big items (like swings set etc) and to the audio department for Playstations, Wii's etc so I ended up being the first one to get to the toy department. It wasn't as crazy as I thought it would be but I still headed to the cars isle first so I could get my hands on Lightning McQueen and friends before they ran out the door. I then managed to fill my trolley to the brim with a huge wooden doll house, anything to do with the Littlest Pet Shop and the new Barbie Fairytopia Rainbow, Fisher Price stuff for my nephew, Mr Potato Head and family, a baby doll and heaps of accessories as well as a heap of playdoh stuff...PHEW! Then I headed for the Layby queue and was told by a staff member that it would be about a 2-3 hour wait...BUGGER! Then I remembered that when I first walked in they made an announcement that if you had a layby card you could out it through at one of the registers. When I get over there they are one around...COOL! So I unload my trolley and set about getting my card out as the cashier is scanning my items only to discover that I can't find my card...NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! The lively cashier told me not to worry as she would just issue me a new one! YIPPEE! All my shopping done and I am home but 1.10am! Very successful indeed!
That's it for me today. I must remember to take some pics of all my little felt creations that I have been making over the last week. Off to do some scrapping now!

Oh and thanks to everyone who has called, emailed or left comments about the girls. They are both doing much better and it looks like we will have a more enjoyable second week of school holidays.

Wednesday, July 04, 2007


that kids always get sick on school holidays? I took Caitlin to the doctor's yesterdays because she had this shocking cough and although she was given antibiotics they really hadn't kicked in last night, so she had a shocker. At 2am she ended up in our bed with Andrew and I got into her bed. I only lasted half an hour (note to self...Caitlin desperately needs a new mattress) before I grabbed a doona and a pillow and headed for the couch. Just as I was starting to drift off Georgia woke up crying...CROUP...bugger me. Needless to say I got no more than an hours sleep and have had a very lazy day lying on the couch. I've watched a little BB on live streaming, blog hopped, done some wish list scrap shopping, drooled over bedroom furniture at Pottery Barn for Kids (thank god the don't do International delivery) and went looking for some felt toy inspiration. Fairly productive work form the couch I say LOL!

When Andrew gets home from work I am going to go and have a little snooze and then I am heading to the Kmart Toy Sale at midnight. With Cailtin's 6th Birthday on Sunday it is perfect timing and I may even put a few things away on layby for Christmas.

Well that's it for another day. Hope everyone is enjoying the school holidays!

Ange xx

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Tuesday, July 03, 2007


so I decided to blog again. The girls are happily glued to the TV in the rumpus room watching Shrek 3, so it is fairly quite here (for the time being). I have had a productive morning and am pleased to say that all my housework is done. I've also spoken to Kass, who is in Vancouver and she sounds great. She is looking forward to coming home and will arrive back in Melbourne on Thursday morning.

This morning I also decided that Gigi and I would have a real good crack at this toilet training thing and while she is extremely excited about wearing undies, I have already had to clean one pair of pants with poo in them and another pair full of wees...oh the joys of toilet training.

Last night I completed Janelle Wind's Felt Folio class that is available on Kim Archer's web site and am absolutely thrilled with the result. Who knew I could sew LOL! I am so going to Spotlight tomorrow to get some more supplies so I can make a few more. I am also going to give this chooky a go after seeing it on Rach's blog.

Well that's it for me for today...I'll leave you with my Loves and Loathes list...

*my best friend being in hospital and feeling useless that I can't do anything
*toilet training
*deciding what to cook for tea
*being out of Kraft CS right in the middle of a project

*sleep ins
*a clean house
*Kim Archer's online classes
*Big Brother Live Streaming
*scrapping time

Monday, July 02, 2007


Friday night a couple of the girls came over for a scrap, but not before we of course watched Friday Night Games. I sooo thought Joel was going to win LOL!

Saturday Alan was here again doing some more plastering and the girls and I just hung out. I managed to finally get around to making some pumpkin soup and this time tried making it in the crock pot...very good indeed if I say so myself.

Another relaxing day today after quite a big sleep in. Andrew has a shocking cough at the moment so I didn't get much sleep. Alan and Andrew did some more work around the house today and I almost have down lights in my kitchen...there in just not connected yet LOL.

Not a very exciting weekend but nice and relaxing just the same.

School holidays officially start here in Victoria tomorrow and I am looking forward to not having to rush around in the mornings. The girls, my Mum and I are off to do a little furniture shopping tomorrow. Andrew and I need a new tall boy and bedside tables for our bedroom, so fingers crossed that I find just what I want.

As far as the rest of the week is concerned I'm not too sure what we will get up to yet. Caitlin wants to make some cookies and would also like me to make some playdoh. Georgia wants to do some painting and some drawing, so that should keep us busy for a day or two LOL.

Sunday will see us celebrating Caitlin's 6th birthday. I can't believe she will be six. She is having a party with all her school friends on Sunday afternoon and then Nanny & Pa will be here for dinner Sunday night. We usually have her godparents here as well but Uncle Sean is somewhere in Europe and Aunty Fliss is is Italy with Tony.

That's it for me for now...I'm just about to watch a bit of the Diana Concert on Foxtel before heading off to bed.

Hope everyone has a good week.

Ange xx