Thursday, November 20, 2014

New Adventures part 1

Everyone's life is like a book to be read with different chapters and sub chapters documenting their life. We have lived in the Blue Mountains for 20 years and for the last 5 in our own home. When we purchased our home in 2009 we had no idea that after living in the mountains for 20 years we would be going after a new adventure. 

 This is the top orchid

 Back of the house

Earlier this year Andrew and I decided that we wanted something different a new chapter. That something different i guess we have been working towards for a long time but never really new it.
Now that our boys are grown we are free to go and do as we please, they are both welcome to come with us but they have chosen not too.
So our adventures in the Blue Mountains will soon be over, this is exciting and at the same time a little scary. (who am i kidding a lot scary). 
To start a new adventure there are a few things that needed to be ticked off the long list of to do's.

1. Finish off all the small jobs in the house - Check
2. Get the real estate out to give us a price - Check

As most of you know neither Andrew or I drive so  
3. on the list was Andrew got his licence - Check
4. Buy a ute - Check

Here she is, a Mazda BT50 dual cab diesel ute. Andrew like's to call her a truck and as yet has no name. I'm just glad I get to sit in the front :o)

5. Pick an area to move to, this was easy the Far South Coast - Check
The far south coast of NSW is a very big area so we had to narrow it down.
6. Road trip - Check
Last week we packed up our new truck and headed on down the coast. 
Our new truck and a trip, wow I feel like a grown up. For us who have only ever relied on public transport and my husbands father as modes of transport this is a very big thing. It still doesn't feel real.

 Our camp site at Pambula Beach
A two man tent, chairs and a camp stove, who could ask for more oh yes and the Beach.

 Pambula Beach
We have holidayed in Pambula before and it is beautiful, arrh feel the ocean breeze. It has been a few years since I have been to the beach, I had forgotten how much I miss it.


Cuttagee Lake

 Jersey Cows in the Bega Valley

Who doesn't love a river flat or curious cows. 


 Tathra Beach
Never ending beaches to get lost on.

 Tura Beach
The colours in the picture don't do it justice, it was dazzling and truly beautiful.

 Fishing Boats 

Don't you just love funny signs or for me all signs are great.

 We stayed two nights at Pambula Beach, the caravan park has a large family of kangaroos who live there, they come an go as they please and your not aloud to feed them. So no petting but they do like to have their photos taken, this is the large male in the family who decided that in front of our truck was the best shady spot.

 Dirt roads to properties and we have learned that if it the address says something Mountain Road then its gonna be a narrow winding steep dirt track.

 Lake George
I have never seen water in Lake George, its always just been grassy plains with fencing every time we have passed. How ever the wind turbines you can see in the distance are new to me and a very nice sight to see.

This little guy we came across when walking a property, every noise we made he burrowed in deeper, this is the first time i have seen an echidna in the wild, you defiantly can't count road kill.

 This huge gum tree was very beautiful, the bush has so much to offer.

You can't travel any where in Australia with out stopping at a country pub for a cold drink on the veranda.

We stayed 4 nights and travelled to Nimmitabel, Bombala, Cathcart, Pambula, Candelo, Bemboka, Bega, Wandella, Cobargo and so many other small towns.
We stayed at Pambula Beach two nights, one night at Handkerchief Beach at Narooma and one night at Burrill Lake near Ulladulla.
We also stopped at so many beaches I lost count.

This was a mission to find an area to start our new chapter however it was more than that it was also the first time Andrew and I had holidayed on our own, I think i can get use to just the two of us and of course our Sally Girl. I know I will miss our boys terribly but they have their own lives to lead.

7. Pick an area, The Bega Valley - Check
8. Pick a Real Estate agent - Check
9. Get the paper work ready to put the house on the market -
10. Get the house listed -

Only 2 things left to do on our fist 1 to 10 to do list.
The house should be on the market in two weeks just waiting on paper work.
To do list number 2 will be posted soon.

I think that I will start a You Tube Channel all about our new adventure.

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Sunday, November 09, 2014

Sewing Up A Storm

I have been MIA for quite a few weeks and boy have i been busy. I have decided to start up a party plan business to sell all my hand made things. So for 3 weeks i have been sewing up a storm to get enough inventory for my first party.
Here is a peek at some of the things I had on offer. 

Every thing is made in the Blue Mountains by me. From bags, to wings, toys to decorator items and some things in between.

It has been fun making every thing, coming up with the ideas and making patterns. Long hours spent at the sewing machine (I think i'm going to have a permanent stoop).
I pretty much took over the dinning room and i'm sure my boys are glad that its all packed up and they don't have to share a small piece of the dinning room table just to eat dinner.

My beautiful sister Kasey helped me out when I needed it and my niece and nephew were willing participants with trying on and measuring up and of course playing.

My toys are educational, imaginative and of course lots of old fashioned fun. With not an electronic, TV, video game, or console in sight.

Ahoy ye scurvy land lubbers come aboard and sail the seven seas with me and me crew,  we be a treasure huntin. no parrot for this ship, we got us a fearsome hound dog, that be licking ya to death if ye come to close to me treasure.

Had a pretty fun day yesterday at my first party, which included afternoon tea of tiny sandwiches with the crusts cut off, lemon cupcakes, scones with jam and cream and a refreshing fruit punch.
Sales were pretty good for the amount of people and I have one party booking.
I think this is going to be a fun new adventure.

Christmas is fast approaching, if you would like to book a party please contact me at

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