Sunday, December 27, 2009

Getting over Xmas feasting .....

Yet again I have over-indulged this Xmas! But the food was soooooo amazing!
We had such a great day, shared with family and friends.

We had marinated bbq prawns (above) and moreton bay bugs (below). So delicious!!

Unfortunately, we have had a lot of rain :-( but as the weather is still so humid, it hasn't stopped as lazing in the pool. Here we are enjoying a sunny moment :-)

Hope you all had a fantastic Xmas day and are enjoying the holiday season!!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

My ship has arrived!

Finally ..... my ship is here in Brisbane (well, not actually my ship), but the ship carrying my container of paper lanterns and parasols!!! Yipee :-)

Sinotrans Tianjin (pic from

I can't wait to have all these goodies in my hot little hands!

A little bit of bad timing as its almost Xmas, and now I have a heap of paperwork and organising to do, so I had better take this oppportunity to wish you and your loved ones a very happy and safe Xmas (just in case I run out of time).

I hope Santa is good to you and remembers everything on your wish-lists!!


Sunday, December 20, 2009

My birthday party!

Hi there! Its Patsy here! Last night was my birthday party :-)

Here I am wearing my party hat!

My very good friend Libby came to my party. It was actually a double celebration as it was her 1st birthday on Friday!

She gave me a present .....

Oooooh - look! A squeaky toy beer can - just what every little lady needs ;-)

We had a delicious meal of BBQ sausages, and had a lot of fun!

Love from Patsy

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Happy Birthday Sweet Patsy

Happy 2nd Birthday to the sweetest little girl in the world!

I thought I'd share some baby pics ;-)
She was only 6 weeks old when she came into my life and melted my heart! As you can see, she enjoyed her food from day 1!!

Here is Patsy helping me work in the warehouse! She used to be tri-colour (until her first haircut)!

Her favourite place - my bed!

She used to enjoy chewing the cushions .... thankfully those days are over now!

Her cozy basket - it only lasted a week until it was chewed up!!

Patsy is showing off her 'pirate' tooth ;-)

After swimming in the mud!!

Playing one of her favourite games with her Dad!

Bath time (she's not a fan)!!

Treaties! - Loves these :-) Can't get enough!

Happy birthday my sweet little angel xxoo We are having a party on Saturday!!!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Tuesday Tea Party - Pool Party!!!

Wow, the last week has flown by!
Its still so incredibly hot here in sunny Queensland, so Patsy has decided we'll have a pool party this week!!

Sorry, she can't wait for the guests to arrive ..... she's already lazing on the surfboard!

No hot foods today - we are having cheese and fruits!

We've spent hours preparing fruit sculptures for you!

Firstly, here's the 'bug'!

The Melon Rabbit!

The birds!

The birds in a cage!

The watermelon swan!
Images from

I must say, Patsy is very skilled with the paring knife!!! The sculptures are amazing!

Thanks for dropping in. I hope you stayed long enough for a dip in the pool!

Visit Plumed pen to see who else is participating this week!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Are you thinking of drinking this Xmas?????

Beware my friends - this is what alcohol will do to you (as demonstrated by Patsy's friends)

After a few glasses of champagne!

A couple of beers,

A few cocktails,

A few wines,

A couple of cosmopolitans,

A jug of sangria! (I'm sure I've woken up looking like this on plenty of mornings).

Thankfully, Patsy isn't featured here, as she's just a sensible milk-drinking gal :-)

These cute and hilarious pics were sent to me in an email and put a huge smile on my face. I decided to post them here to bring a little cheer to my blog friends too!!

Have a great weekend (but don't overdo it)!!!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Dragonfly Xmas Decorations

Naturally, I'm wanting some dragonfly decorations for my Christmas tree!
So, as I know some of your share my obsession and delight in all things dragonfly, here's a few goodies you might desire too!!








I'm finding it hard to pick a fave, but I think I'd lean toward the quirky light bulb! That being said - I want them all anyway :-)
What's your favourite?
Happy Decorating!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Tuesday Tea Party - Aussie BBQ

Hello friends! We are participating again this week in the Tuesday Tea Party hosted by The Plumed Pen.
This week, we are having an Aussie BBQ tea party. Unfortunately, Patsy and I didn't have time to dress up for this party - we do apologise!

We have invited some native wildlife friends to join us :-) These roos really know how to party!

We will be serving an Aussie BBQ favourite - sausage and onion sandwich with tomato sauce! Very delicious :-)

And our beverage of choice this week - cold beer (it is summer-time after all). There's plenty to choose from ....

We even have dessert - the Lamington!

The lamington is a traditional Australian cake! Small squares of plain cake, dipped in melted chocolate, and coated in dessicated coconut! Very nice!

Thanks for stopping by - hope you have enjoyed the selections this week!! Cheers!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Next stop - China!!!

One of my fave things to do when I'm not actually travelling is to watch the Lonely Planet Travel series! While watching yesterday, they featured this most beautiful amazing city in China - Suzhou!

Of course I love the picture above - look at all those beautiful lanterns!!

The city is known as the Venice of China as it also contains canals and beautiful stone bridges.
Some of the stunning classical gardens are UNESCO world heritage sites.

Its also famous for its silk - another reason for me to visit!!

Its only about 80km from Shanghai - so I reckon pretty easy to get to.
Have any of my blog friends visited this place???

Its definately on my list of must see places in the near future. When I get there I'll be sure to share with you!!

I found these pics on Wikipedia. I hope you enjoy :-)

Happy weekend!!