Friday, December 31, 2010

Last minute updates and my aims for 2011

If you look real close you can see OPRAH and Gail King climbing the Harbour Bridge

Angelica and Olivia

More OPRAH on Bridge and Sweetangieollie

Stage being set up on the Sunday when we picked up our tickets

The big day had arrived, we were close

Everyone arriving

The girls kindy orientation day

My girls

The beautiful pendant, it arrives in the new year
Well here they are those promised but not so great, they are from my phone photos of my OPRAH experience and a few other photos of the year that was.
One thing i aim to do in 2011, is work harder on making the most of each day , putting more thought into whats really important, it's very easy to squaunder our time and that of our loved ones on some of the modern worlds enteraining, and really pointless distractions, I like to try living in the moment a bit more, and not wasting my emotions on whether anyone likes me or not.Well i hope you all enjoy your last moments of 2010, live them with joy.
See you next year!!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Goodbye 2010

Well another year has come and gone, some years are amazing and unforgettable from start to finish and others have highs and lows.While there were some amaing moments in my life, i am glad at this moment in time that this year is drawing to a close,of course i may look back in time and think otherwise,but i hope my future is brighter than that.So here goes i will share a few photos of our lives in 2010. Warning lots of photos,next year i hoping for a new camera and to capture all those memories better.

My girls in January

Our first Hi-5 concert at the MLC Center, Sydney January

OOPS! forgot to rortae a few pics,My daughter Jessica expecting her first child

Jessica became a Mum and I m a Grandma

Proud Grand pa

Daddy and the girls met the Easter Bunny

Fun at the Easter La Festa

Bouncing about

Our first Easter Tree, a new Tradition in our Family

Daddy and girls at Lake Cargellico

Proud Great Uncle Billy and Sebastian

Even prouder Great Grand Pa

Me and Seb,

More side shots oH dear  Mummy and Seb


Our dog Mutley

Daddy's girls

My huband and his 93 year old father

Our son Douglas off on his first overseas trip to Vietnam all alone!

Angelica and big bro Stephen

Surfbeach revisited, the girls hometown


Work day with daddy

Sebastian grew so quickly,reading already

Raggs concert

A day at the races, September,Griffith races

Birthday girls, turned 5 , 26 th September

Merry Christmas
 Tomorrow,hopefully more photos of my recent trip to Sydney and some thoughts on what i'd like to achieve next year.

Friday, December 24, 2010


Well it's been a crazy few weeks since my last post, had a great visit with my sister Victoria in Sydney, went to the Eagles concert,Fantastic is all i can say without going on all day, christmas shopping, gingerbread house decorating(more fun than i ever thought it would, addictive even) and of course OPRAH( i'll add my few photos as soon as i figure out how to get them off my phone and some from my sister, and then before i knew it today arrived.
Merry Christmas to all

our tree

my girls

gingerbread decorating

Monday, December 6, 2010

Hotel California

Tonight i'm off to the Eagles concert at Acer Arena with my sister Victoria, i've waited a long time for this, so better late(33years) than never, I've had a long period in my life where not many big things happen to me, but now i'm enjoying an action packed two weeks visiting my sister and her family.
So far i've been to Cobbity markets and winery( cute little old italian winery ) that sells all those great liquers and mixers and everyday but much yummier wines than those boutique ones, seriouly i like the sweet fruity taste. Then sunday we were off to Mathilda"s Market, Such a great market, fantastic quality and so addictively cute kids stuff, got to Meet the very lovely Retromummy Corrie and her sweet new baby Elodie,and Liss her very lovely helper.Can't wait to sew with all those fabrics.

Mathildas Market

Then we spent the afternoon at Birkenhead point, so big to a country girls like me, will have to pop back there before i go home.

Friday, November 19, 2010

I'm in the news

View artical here.
19 Nov, 2010 01:00 AM
THEY'RE the hottest tickets in Australia and one lucky Griffith mum has got her hands on them.

Local woman Cassandra Rowland     has become the envy of women all over Australia after scoring two precious tickets to the filming of Oprah's Australian show.

A fan of the TV talk show queen for years, Mrs Rowland had made it her lifelong ambition to see the show filmed but when Oprah announced her retirement the local mum thought her one wish would always remain a distant dream.

"When she announced her last season I thought 'that's it, I'll never be able to get to Chicago to see her now'. Even when she announced an Australian show I didn't think I'd be lucky enough to get it," Mrs Rowland said. "I actually only figured out how to apply just in time, and then my computer died every time I tried but I finally got through."

But even when she got the confirmation through that the golden ticket was hers, it took Mrs Rowland a long time to realise what she was seeing was real.

"My sister rang me on the Monday morning to say she hadn't got it and I thought I had no chance so I didn't check it until late that night but when I saw it I had to get my daughter to read it to me five times to make sure it was true," the lucky lady said. "I have never won anything before ever. I was so excited."

While some might think Oprah is just another talk show host and not understand all the fuss surrounding her upcoming trip down under, Mrs Rowland said it's the hope and belief the infamous woman inspires in her audience that keep people hanging on her every word.

"I used to watch her every day before I moved to Griffith, I never missed an episode," she said. "She's just generous and kind and she encourages everybody. No matter how despairing someone's life is she makes them see the good and helps them turn it around. 'Live your best life' as, she says."

But while Mrs Rowland is just happy to be going to see Oprah in person, she's still got her fingers crossed that the woman renowned for extravagant giveaways will be feeling extra generous during her special Australian shows.

"I'm hoping for a car," she said. "Our car's nearly dead so we would love a new one but even to see her will be great."

The trip to Sydney comes at a very convenient time for the Griffith mum as she and her sister, who will be accompanying Mrs Rowland to the Oprah show, had tickets to see the Eagles concert at the same time. This added bonus will extend her holiday in the city from one week to two.
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