Tuesday, April 15, 2014

I bought a drum set...BIG MISTAKE!

I bought a drum set at a garage sale a couple of weeks ago..for $5...
here is D belting the crap out of it...
 and J being a "little" bit more in rhythm...
Wonder how I can package the drums up and send it home with them on the plane!
..and here they are feeding my 3 steers..T-Bone, Casserole & Stew.

Until next post..

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Day 7

We started the day with baking.. we made patty cakes & chocolate biscuits with icing.. of course they had to lick the beaters!

It was "Steamfest" in Maitland this weekend, and a steam train came to Dungog, picked up passengers and took them to nearby Stroud Road and back.  As we live next to the train line, we rode the quad bikes to the fence and watched a steam train go past.. We all waved and the driver tooted as he passed by... J tooted back from my quad bike.
After lunch I cut out 2 pairs of fleecy pyjamas for D and 2 pairs of fleecy pyjamas for J, plus 2 nighties for J.  I hope to get them made before they go home on Friday, so I can pack them in their bag to go home...save postage!

Until next post...

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Days 4, 5 & 6

Day 4.. I took J & D on a train ride to Maitland for lunch and toy shopping.. at one stage we were heading towards "Lifeline" (a second hand shop) and J said to me "don't even think about it!"...
Day 5 was a picnic in the park .. J & D worked up a hunger on the play equipment..
 J stopped for a moment, so I could grab this shot.

Day 6 saw us going to a Fun Park called Dizzyland... total rip off at $70 to get in the gate ...
$25 each child for unlimited rides, plus $20 for 6 tokens to play on the Clowns.
All the rides are very old and really need sprucing up and cleaning..
J & D loved it there..
and D thought the Merry go Round was a bit slow after the thrill of some of the other rides.

"No adults" were allowed to sit on the horses on the Merry go Round.. I said Mary Poppins rode on one, and another parent next to me burst into laughter and said that Mary Poppins was a lot thinner than most of us now a days.. had to laugh with her as I saw the funny side ... I could have been offended as I carry more weight than I should... but hey!..she was correct!

 J & D are (hopefully) having a great time.. they are full of beans....
Me?... my get up and go has got up and left...loving it, but totally exhausted..
...6 days to go...but who's counting?

Until next post..

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

City Kids in the Country

 Today I took my two grand children for their first horse ride

  They haven't quite got the concept of mounting a horse..
     However I am told that this method is to teach them posture...
......   they did get it right in the end and had a GREAT time

In the afternoon, they helped me make savoury mince pies for dinner..
Time to turn in... another full day tomorrow...

Until next post...

More Easter Swap Gifts to go

As Gina D does not have a blog, she asked me to post this picture to show that her gifts have been all packaged up and ready to send.

They are all looking so interesting!

Until next post...

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

On "Nanna Duties" for the next 2 weeks

I picked these two little munchkins up from the airport last night..
and while us girls went and played Bingo today
the boys went to work...

Must get to bed early... no "Nanna Naps" while they are here....

Until next post..

Friday, April 4, 2014

My parcel ready to go

All parcelled up and ready to go to my partner in the Easter Swap.

Smelly stuff, eatable stuff, usable stuff and cute stuff.

I am posting now so it won't be late.

Until next post...