28 March, 2010

Come to a Garden Party !

This new kit is Di @ Legacy4Life's latest release ! Aren't the colours beautiful :)

Garden Party for sale at $4.00 until Monday and then it goes back to $6.00. Available exclusively at DSO here.
Don’t forget the freebie that my newsletter subscribers will be getting on Sunday.
You can still get it here.
The Quickpage Freebie is still available until Monday the 29th of March and then the links will be de-activated.
Download here.

Here are my layouts I created with this beautiful kit -
"Sticking your neck out" was created from one of the photos we took while visiting the Western Plains Zoo, in Dubbo, NSW.

This is one of the Super Parrots we saw there, also.

Have a fantastic week !

Bye till next time,
Deb :)

Challenges done :)

This month's Challenges over at Nuts4Digi were certainly many and varied, for this month!
Here are my layouts for all of the Challenges ...
All About Me
Brag Book (Easter Card - front)
Brag Book (Easter Card - Inside)

and on Friday Night's Chat we had to create a page that was all green, with ONE leaf :)

and also create a card, for any occasion

So, as you can see it has been lots of fun ! This is what you get, if you do all of the Challenges :)

Hope you will come over and join in, too :) The credits for my layouts can be found here in My Gallery at Nuts4Digi

Have a great weekend, and be happy !

More news from, Di too, next post :)

Bye for now,
Deb. :)

26 March, 2010

Day 13 - On the last leg of the Journey

March 14th

Leaving Dubbo this morning, and a long stretch to home, a long trip from start to finish.

Not quite 30,000 kms on the odometer. It was 1687 kms from Debbie and Paul's in Melbourne, and at least that far around the Warwick - Sydney - Bathurst - Gundagai - Melbourne route, so I am thinking about 3,300 round trip. It was 994 km from West Wyalong to Warwick. We may just click onto the 30,000 km when the car goes in for a service in May. Still got the original tyres, and original battery, and 6 years old in June, so cross our fingers, it will give more good service :) Maybe it pays to belong to the RACQ, (Motor Insurance company) so you never need them ;)

And what was the first thing I looked at when we got home ?

The height of the grass ! Luckily Dad came and mowed on the 10th of March, and it was just ready for another haircut, as it rained the day we left, and was still raining the day we came home :)

Hope you enjoyed the trip ! I know we did, and thank everyone for your hospitality, Marg, Nikki, Annette, and especially Debbie and Paul for inviting us into their home to spend time with them, and their family, and meet Annette and Mel in Sorrento.

Debbie drove us all around and cooked beautiful meals, too. Taught me lots of new stuff, but of course, there is still more to learn ;) Thank you too, for advice on the maps and how to get to Debbie's, and how to get through the Eastlink and Citilink systems !!!

Luv Ya, Paul ! :P You cheeky fella ! Thanks for fixing my internet to be able to make good use of my laptop ;)

MWAH !!! and Hugs to you all !

Day 12 - Off to Dubbo and the Zoo ...

March 13th
Today we leave the NSW town of West Wyalong, and go north to Parkes and visit the telescope known as The Dish, and a movie titled the same, was made about it. After Parkes, we travel to Dubbo, primarily to visit the Taronga Western Plains Zoo - a BIG animals part of Taronga Zoo in Sydney. We were lucky that is was an overcast day (worked in our favour for once !) and nearly all of the animals were out and about. We got our tickets in Singleton, and they last for two days, so if you miss something the first day, you can come back, and most likely see it the next. As we saw all but about two animals, we didn't go back the 2nd day, and went home.
So, for now, we leave West Wyalong, at sunrise and the sun was extremely annoying, too, for about 30 minutes.
A Car Museum. See the vintage car on top of the building ?
We have a long way to go yet ...
When Dad and I came down a year ago, there was a dust storm and we had to take a detour, and now the water is lying along the sides of the road, everywhere !
Some of the competitors going to Qld for the Life Saving Championships, the following week. We saw them again at Goondiwindi, on the NSW / Qld border.
The Big Strawberry.
The Dish :)
Only a few metres from it :)
In Dubbo now, looking back the way we came. Hungry Jacks is on this corner.
The entrance to the Zoo.
Animals, and weird animals.

These Cheetahs are special. They weren't on display, but the trainer is preparing them for public display and we just happen to be there when she was doing a session with them. The lighter ones are males, and there are two females too, the ones with the black "lines" instead of spots. If a male and female have a recessive gene then their offspring revert back to this darker colouring, and it's more like lines than spots. So we were very lucky to see them. They are playing ball games, and have to fetch the ball and return it.
When we eventually decided to have some lunch, at 3.50pm, it was time to close, so we went to Hungry Jacks, as we saw one while turning around to go back to the Zoo from the Motel. Now, do you call this a "points-buster" Steve ! Forget the 8 points on the battered fish!
We just got to the Dubbo Gaol as it was closing, too, and managed to peek a look through an opened door :) The big circular "coin" is actually about 30 cm across and is embedded in the pavement. This photo was actually taken up the other way, because the sun was shining from the wrong direction, and my shadow would have ruined it.

And so that brings us to the end of a tiring but very exciting and fulfilling day ... and we are off north, and home tomorrow.