My Home Town

My Home Town
my prize winning submission to From Screen 2 Scrap

Monday, January 17, 2011

Happy Monday!!!!!

It IS a happy Monday for me - I am on holidays!!  And I had a haircut and colour!!  And I met my gorgeous sister-in-law and niece and nephew at the hairdressers and went off for lunch with them, then for a play at their house.
I wanted to blog about the places which have inspired my photography, so I'm going to start with Lockhart, New South Wales.
The kids, our puppy Angel and I took off on a road trip in March 2010 to Canberra to see the exhibition Masterpieces from Paris at the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra - a once in a lifetime opportunity!!!  I made the mistake of driving straight through to Canberra (hey a girl can suffer for her art!) and arriving very exhausted and emotional at my good friend's home in Canberra - having heard on the way that my Auntie had passed away :(  .  I loved loved loved the exhibition (the kids couldn't have cared less and wanted to get out of there!) but my friend made me promise to stop overnight before heading back.  My trusty laptop came in handy when searching for dog friendly accommodation near Wagga Wagga.  Little Rose Cottage looked so sweet and we booked there for the night.  A calming, relaxing, replenishing night it was in this beautiful old charming home, and the next morning I wandered around the garden in my summer PJs and took photo after photo after photo.  Now thinking about our stay Little Rose Cottage relaxes me.
Cheers, Sue

Friday, January 14, 2011

Wishing everyone a great weekend!!

There will be a rain dance Friday night, weather permitting ~ George Carlin

Cheers, Sue

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Happy Thursday!!!!

Anyone that knows me well knows that I love a quote or three!!!  Whether it be on my scrapbooking pages or printed fortune cookie insert style and adhered to an ATC!!!!  Here is one for today:

And when it rains on your parade, look up rather than down. Without the rain, there would be no rainbow.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
Please ignore the time on my posts, believe me, I am not posting at 1 a.m.
Cheers, Sue

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Good evening blog

Hi there, I am definitely a night owl, so I've decided to post at night :) A few more photos to upload and it's beddy-bye time for me.  Good night all.

more photos uploaded

Good morning, firstly let's all take a moment to think of the people of Queensland who are battling floods, they need our prayers.  Secondly, I uploaded more photos and layouts last night - enjoy!!!! Sue xoxo

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

thanks for your well wishes on facebook!

Thanks for the well wishes on facebook and kind words.  I have a follower - apart from myself - thanks Tori!!  I will be adding more photos today.  Cheers, Sue

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Wow, this is first ever post on my first ever blog!!!!

I am so excited to start my very own blog and feel like an absolute beginner.  I have been inspired by blogs I have visited and was thinking of one day creating my own.  After watching the movie "Julie & Julia" on the weekend, I was inspired by Julie Powell's blog which was the basis of this fabulous movie.  So the whole writing and cooking thing clicked with me. 
I have been submitting scrapbooking layouts to Shazza Bishop's blogs ARTastic and FromScreen2Scrap and joined Soul Scrappers this week, so it's about time I stepped out of my comfort zone and put my layouts out there in cyberland. 
Enjoy, Sue McVeigh