21 July, 2010

Interesting sights this week ...

It has been a strange week this week. A lot of activity in the  street. The annual local Council Land Rates are due to be issued any day now. What services have we got this year for our contribution to the Shire ?

For at least 20 years we have been asking for kerb and guttering, so we can plumb our overflow water into the street, so when we get storms, it doesn't bank up and over the front steps ! They have been promising, all that time, it is in the next Budget.

We have had two amalgamations since then, and every time we have another one, our priority goes further down the list ! You get my point ?

We have actually got a service this year, that we didn't directly pay for - like the wheelie bin service, (recycle and general rubbish) the water pipe going past the front door, and the sewerage and fire levy. That sort of thing we pay for and usually GET. This year we GOT an extra piece of bitumen!

A pipe that was leaking underground needed to be repaired ...

And there is our nice new patch of bitumen ! And that wasn't all we got !!!

We got the road sweeper truck ! This is usually just before an election of Councillors, so we've done extra well this year ! LOL

Now onto something much prettier - the sky a few days ago.

And something mysterious - a fungus growing in the back yard.

This is what it was attached to - just a hole in the ground, it looked like. I didn't touch it, just pushed it with my jogger covered foot.

So a really weird looking fungi, and a 20 cent coin would probably just fit inside one of those web looking circles. The whole thing was about 75 - 100 mm across.

So that is the funny sights I've seen the last few days :) It won't be so funny when that Rates bill comes though :(

Happy scrapping !
Deb :)

Jumpers and Jazz and the cold weather that comes with it

The middle of July is the start of the annual Jumpers and Jazz festivities in Warwick. Every year I can remember the decorations have been put on the trees and it has not even been 24 hours, and it has rained. Well, nothing out of the ordinary this year, either, but I did get a few photos before the decorations got wet ! What a miserable day, though ! LOL This might give you an idea ...

It felt like it was going to snow any minute ... anyway I managed to get these photos ...
That is the Post Office behind the statue in the second last photo. The past mayor always gets a scarf and beanie, every year :)

The "white" items are from Leslie Park, and were taken on Monday, when it was just a little warmer, and brighter, between the clouds :)

More photos to follow , hopefully tonight, after tea ...

For now,
Deb :)

11 July, 2010

NEW Kit from Di this week - Escape To Paradise

What do you think of when you think of paradise ? Lying back, reading a book ? Pretty flowers ? A cuppa, or just doing nothing ? How about this for some inspiration ?

Here are my layouts, that are not anything to do with what you might think is Paradise LOL That is how versatile this kit is :-) You can purchase this kit at DSO

A little background, and a light hearted view, of my weight loss journey ...

Emily and Michaela up to mischief again ....

See you next time !

Deb :)

July Challenges at Nuts4Digi

This month came around so fast !!!!! The challenges have had a spring clean and a trim, so we have the same sorts but not the same every month :)

The challenge I host is the Scraplift, and this month I chose a layout from Manuela, and here is my example -- This is Mum on her birthday last month :)

This is the Participation Prize:

There is also the Inspired by the Arts Challenge, and the Participation prize is:

This is my layout for the Art challenge:

The Photography Challenge is getting us out and about, to take a Macro photograph of something, and receive this part of the Kit, for participating:

This is my layout for the Photography challenge:

We also have the Sketch Challenge - use this sketch, and turn it, flip it, or just use it as it is,

and also receive part of the kit.

This is my layout for the Sketch challenge:

We still have the Variety Challenge, and it will change every month, with lots of fun and challenging ideas, to get you thinking outside of the square, too ;o) Here is the prize for participating in this one -

This is my layout for the Variety challenge:

Also our new Word Challenge, which will be Quote, Lyrics, poems or journalling ... anything to do with words ! Here is the part of the kit you get for doing this challenge :-)

And this is my layout for the Word challenge:

Photos look familiar ???

So, as you can see, lots to keep you entertained, and creating for July :)

So ... come and join in the fun, and get a free kit, for your fun !

Happy scrapping,
Deb :)