Saturday, July 24, 2010


Emma was away at a Choral Camp this last week. She has always loved singing and has been having vocal lessons for about 5 years now. She's been involved in choirs at school and also with the local Conservatorium.

After camp the co-ordinators picked 10 students for selection in the NSW State Choir which will perform at the Sydney Opera House in August. Emma was one of those selected so it looks like we'll be tripping off to Sydney next month!

Farmer Phil and I are very proud parents!!

On a Happy Note....

Farmer Phil and I did a road trip to Brisbane this week to pick up our new car.

I know what you're thinking - "why on earth would you drive 1250km to buy a new car?"

Well, the simple answer is $7000!

That is how much cheaper this car was compared to dealers in our local area.

I had put 265000km on our old car in the 6 years we owned it, so we were overdue for a new one when you consider that I drive about 50000km each year.

Farmer Phil and I actually enjoyed our trip as both of us had never been further north than Gunnedah. We saw that the canola crops were starting to flower around Parkes, and then near Moree they were out in full flower whereas our canola still looks like cabbage plants with no flower at all.

The flat, black soil plains around Moree were some of the best farming country we saw with their huge flat paddocks.

Ryan thinks we're very "cool" parents now with such a nice car - it's a Holden Commodore SSV with a 6L V8 engine.

Friday, July 23, 2010

17 Years

17 years ago today marks our second son Brendan's birth and death. Farmer Phil and I remembered Brendan in our own quiet way this morning. xx

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Unmade Bed!

I didn't get to make the bed this morning before Squirt made himself well and truly at home on it. I didn't have the heart to move him because he looked so comfortable. I wrapped my dressing gown around him for some extra warmth and that's where he's been all day!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

I'm a Gleek!!

I'm proud to admit that I'm a gleek!!

I love "Glee" and I'm a bit lost now that the series has finished on our TV's for the moment. I loved the final show and how it tied up some loose ends and will keep us excited for the new season to start! I hope Mr Schue and Emma finally get together!!

I bought the DVD of the first series so Emma and I can now get our Glee fix whenever we want!!

School Holidays

We're half way through our school holidays at the moment which have turned out to be busier than the school term!
Firstly Emma has been performing in a cabaret/dinner show at a restaurant in Wagga. She had her final show last night after 6 performances over 10 days. Before the shows even began we were doing lots of miles in the car for rehearsals.
The show was called "Phantoms, Cats and Superstars" and featured songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice musicals such as Evita, The Lion King, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, and Beauty and the Beast. Emma had a wonderful time performing and can't wait to be in another production!
Ryan has been at a Winter Water Ski Training Camp at Stoney Park on the northern NSW coast for the week. Emma was also supposed to attend but it clashed with her show so she opted to stay home. Ryan has returned home tired but very happy that he improved his slalom, trick and jump events. All Farmer Phil and I have to do now is keep up his training over Winter to be ready for the ski season which starts in September. Ryan also informed us that he "needs" a new slalom ski!! We'll see about that!!