Sunday, August 12, 2018

Around Here

Around here things are travelling pretty normal and it's hard to believe that it is mid August already.  Only one month until my birthday where I take my traditional birthday photo with my kids.  Hand made cards and my birthday photo are the two things that are important to me and makes my day.

We had the family over for a pizza party last week which is always great fun.  The pizza dough recipe we use is here.

Pizza's made in our pizza oven like this one.

Some backyard Bocce with the family was loads of fun.

My niece entered an Australian Art contest and had her artwork selected as 1 of the 26 pieces to be displayed at the Gallery from the 220 entries.  There was a 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize and she won the Directors Encouragement Award for a High School Student.  It's done in pencil and is a picture of her brother with water having been poured on him.  The picture was about anxiety and depression and how people who struggle with it feel like they are drowning.  I'm just pointing out that he does not have anxiety or depression, however it was the interpretation of the art piece she drew. As you know this is very big right now along with sustainability. Peoples minds and our planet.

Did anyone watch 60 Minutes last night about Penguin the Magpie?  This is the Instagram account and this is the blog page and can highly recommend you watch the 2 minute video.  The husband is a photographer and took the most incredible images and video of this little bird that saved their family.  They were holidaying in Thailand when the Mum leaned back on a railing and it gave way and she ended falling down a level onto concrete and severed her spine and is in a wheelchair.  It's heartbreaking and moving and the magpie is adorable.  The magpie is in the wild now but he turns up unexpectedly at their house on special occasions like one of the boys birthdays recently and there is a little video of on Instagram when he realized Penguin is home on his birthday...it's amazing.  They are making this story into a movie at the moment. 

I recently came across this UK Thermomix Baking Blogger and she shares fantastic recipes if you have a Thermomix.

The Brisbane EKKA is on now and even though we won't be going it was nice to revisit some photos of when the kids were little and my sister and I took them in 2009.  OMG time goes so fast when you go back and look at old photos. This is a little history of the show.













The beauty of photographs is that it takes you back to a memory for you to feel it all over again.  So grateful I have taken lots of pictures of myself with my kids over the years.

8 comments:

  1. OMG the kids have grown so much, but you haven't changed a bit!!

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    1. Oh....thanks Cheryl...wouldn't mind being able to fit into those jeans again!! one day maybe. Such little cuttie pies...OMG I remember the day like it was yesterday.

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  2. Definitely memories to treasure, Kathy. Love the idea of a family pizza party, such fun! Meg:)

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    1. Thanks Meg. I can't remember if I have mentioned this before or not but back in my single days before kid I had a BYO PIZZA TOPPING PARTY. I bought pizza bases from the supermarket and my friends had to bring enough topping for one pizza. Everyone wanted to have a turn and make theirs and then we cut up the pizzas and shared them around. Everyone loved it as it was a participation party and so much fun. We played Italian music and had green wine bottles with dripping candles to set the mood. Such a fond memory.

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  3. Too cute Kathy....love the photos of the kids when they were little..saw the story on the magpie also, incredible little bird, the healing power of animals.

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    1. So true about animals...they are good for the soul Suzie glad you saw it too.

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  4. Ah, those photos are a blast from the past, aren't they! Glad you are all flourishing :).

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    1. Thanks Alexa I have loved all your kind comments over the years.

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