Annie and her girl!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

George turns 73 today!

Tuesday 28 May is the Birthday of a very special person in my life....A person who has taught me to be strong no matter what life throws at me. He is always there for a laugh, a cry, to chat about the good old days and just to reminisce of the things we used to do. My wish for you is for good health, prosperity and everything nice comes your way. Happy Birthday to my Dad! Love you to the moon and back!

Forest Resort - Our mid year R & R stay!

We love getting away to the country, our mid year stay this year is at Forest Resort in Creswick for some R & R. Our villa is no 13, it overlooks the lily pond. Upon our arrival some of the ducks came to our back door, they are so cute, every morning we have been feeding them. The nights have been very cold however the days have been sunny. Today we decided to take a drive to Maryborough and Carisbrook, Maryborough has come along in leaps and bounds, Carisbrook is still the same sleepy town where we lived 19 years ago. It's nice to reminisce, we drove down Majorca Road and had a look at our old house, it looks very different now to when we owned it.

Here are some photos to enjoy!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Maddy Turns 16

My gorgeous niece Maddy turned 16 on the 15 May 2013, on Saturday 18 May we had a family lunch and gathering. Everyone had a really great time, Its hard to believe this beautiful girl is now 16, she has a great personality, she is smart, and one of the kindest girls I know. Love you Miss Maddy!

Our VW Golf

On Friday 17th May 2013 we picked up our new car - Volkswagon Golf 7 - 103TSI.
Registration ZTC-393. It is amazing to drive, so smooth and it smells divine!

The brochure describes it as a class leading sleek,intelligent and refined, it's the ultimate small car for the discerning motoring enthusiast seeking a top-shelf vehicle for surprisingly good value. The 103 TSI Highline is powered by an exciting 1.4 litre turbocharged TSI petrol engine producing 103kW of power and 250Nm of torque. Carefully selected touches make the Highline look and feel like a luxury model - without the price tag. This car is not only powerful and functional, but beautiful too, with clever additions and measured accessories giving it the edge.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Creative Memories

On Saturday the 5 May 2013 - we received some very sad news from Creative Memories. 

CM Australasia announced that they will no longer be able to source CM products from the parent company which is undergoing a corporate reorganisation of its business and affairs. Consequently, CM Australasia has placed the company into Voluntary Administration.

At the moment all stock is WSL - and we have been informed that the company has several months'
supplies. However, no Digital software or content or vouchers will be sold. 

Regrettably the VIP Rewards Club has been suspended and there is no longer a VIP benefit.
We are all in shock, and as emails come in we are all wondering what is going to happen. Some of us have been part of the CM family for over a decade, it's been a very special journey and we are all hoping it will continue.


Sunday, May 5, 2013

Dave & Carrolyn's Wedding!

Yesterday was my cousin Carrolyn and Dave's Wedding, what an amazing day, everything was perfect. The Wedding started at 3pm  Carrolyn was 38 minutes late, when she arrived on her Dad's arms she make a grant entrance. Tathra Chapel was the perfect setting, the Wedding party consisted of five bridesmaids, one matron of honor, five groomsmen, one bestman and three pageboys. The girls were in burgundy/red dresses and the boys were in grey suits, the pageboys all wore hats and sunglasses.

The Groom looked as dashing as ever, and the beautiful Carrolyn was the perfect bride, she looked stunning, her bouquet was made up of burgundy/red roses. The chapel were they were married by our uncle, Fr John Magri is surrounded by towering gum trees.

As you first enter the Chapel through two large French doors you are instantly presented with a stunning view of the gardens through the 15 foot high, floor to ceiling windows, creating a stunning backdrop.
The Chapel was designed to allow an abundance of natural light to filter through the floor to ceiling windows, giving the feeling of a garden ceremony with the comfort and tradition that comes with an indoor ceremony. 20 French style windows line the walls of the chapel, with 6 French doors leading out to the large Mirboo deck with flowing stairs down into the garden – this is where we had our group photograph.

The reception was absolutely picturesque, a roaring wood fire adorned the room, as we entered we were greeted with warmth and beauty. Once everyone was seated  the bridal party were introduced and made their grand entrance. When everyone was seated Dave and his bestman had a surprise for the beautiful Carrolyn, the best man played a Ukulele and Dave sang 'want to grow old with you' to his beautiful bride. Everyone was enchanted, so so special!  As Dave is into magic, Carrolyn also had a surprise for him -  Dan the magician appeared, Dave was asked to help out and all sorts of tricks were performed. 

The menu was absolutely delicious - entree was salmon or lamb, main was beef or chicken and desert was panacota with berries and sticky date pudding. 

The speeches were also very entertaining, the brides father was first up with a very short by meaningful speech,  Mary, Carrolyn's sister sang her a song and spoke about the family, the bestman showed us a presentation of guest that had pre recorded messages and spoke about the friendship he shared with the Groom. Last but not least the Groom did his speech with his beautiful bride next to him.

The cake - a 5 tier fruit cake with flowers cascading down one side, created by Mary - Carrolyn's sister.

Reflecting on the night, it was a gathering of love, families, friends and good times, the only thing that I can say should have happened, is that time should have stood still as the night went far too quickly.

 Congratulations to Dave and Carrolyn - this is for the two of you, such wonderful people!

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Happy 100th Birthday to Nanu Joseph born on the 1 May 1903

Hello, It's been a while since I have been on here. Life is just to darn busy! I noticed in my last post it said my youngest son has just moved out, I am elated to announce he is back home and I couldn't be happier.

This afternoon we are off to my gorgeous cousin Carrolyn's wedding, she is marrying her handsome beau David, I personally can't wait as once again the family will be together celebrating another memorable occasion.

On Wednesday 1 May my nanu would have turned 100, even though he is with nana in heaven the two of them are never far from my mind, I have some wonderful memories of the two of them. Happy 100th Birthday Nanu!