April 29, 2009

My Bags Are Packed

My camera is charged and so is the video camera, All I have to do now is be at the airport on time.

We are leaving at 6.30am to get to the airport we are meant to arrive in Sydney at about 10.20am. Or interviews are at 1.30pm we then have dinner with all of the state winners and then Friday is the big day when the national titles will be announced. Not sure what we will be doing Saturday and Sunday but I'm sure we will be doing something special. We do have facials and massages at 5.30pm on Saturday (can't wait for that).

Anyway I'm of to bed so I'm bright and chirpy for my long weekend. Cross your fingers, legs and toes for us. I will let you all know what happens as soon as I can get to a computer.


April 25, 2009

Twelve Months On

To think that twelve months ago Abbey myself and a whole heap of other people were standing on the shore of Gallipoli

Waiting for the Dawn Service

at Anzac Cove

Today we put on our Tour shirts and with nearly everyone who went on the Gundy to Gallipoli 2008 Tour and marched in the Anzac Parade.

Going on the tour put the harshness of war into perspective. The sacrifice that the Anzac Soldiers made for our country was one that will never be forgotton

Thank you for your sacrifice

April 24, 2009

New Doooo's & A New Outfit

We had a girls day out today. We went over to RENRUT in Warialda and got our hair done. The regrowth on mine and Abbey's hair was very sad, it had been over 4 months since our last visit to the hair dressers. We all felt good walking out with new hair cuts.

We got a letter from the award organisers to let us now what would be happening. We are leaving Thursday form Moree to Sydney, a car will pick us up at the airport and take us to the motel. Sometime during the day we will have a facial and massage. The interview process will take place that afternoon some time. Then we are of to a winners dinner that night. That's were the new outfit will be worn.

The next day is the luncheon Presentation.(we will be wearing our work uniform that we wear on special occasions.) They were going to fly us home Saturday but as no planes fly into Moree that day we get to stay an extra day. We will fly home on Sunday afternoon. I am still very excited about the whole trip and awards, but poor Barb is starting to get very nervous about it all. But I now she will be fine and hopefully we will bring back some extra luggage with us.(being two trophies & the National Title)

Have to go talk soon

April 20, 2009


We are of to Sydney


We are thrilled to announce that Goondiwindi & District Family Day Care has two STATE WINNERS in the Fisher Price Childcare awards!!!!!
Barbara Twidale is the State Winner in the Child Care Director / Scheme Coordinator of the Year
Gulliver's Mobile Children's Service is the state winner in the Demazin Children's Service of the Year
The National winner of each category will be announced at a special luncheon in Sydney on May 1st

I Just can't wait to go & Barb so excited

April 18, 2009

Abbey's First Picnic Races

How lovely does my baby look, her 1st Picnic Races and what a great time they had. Then it was off to tea at the Royal. It's so hard to believe she is nearly 18 it doesn't seem like that long ago that she was a baby.

Nik you look beautiful too.

Had a really busy week at work with Budgets and Re-registration. We are off to Tracks on Wednesday night for tea for the re-registration dinner should be nice.

Forgot to share the Easter photos so here they are.
That's it from me Hope you are enjoying your weekend

April 14, 2009

Tassie is not far away

Our air fares are booked and so is the accommodation. Want be long and we will be leaving for our FDC conference. Abbey does her Deb the same weekend that we go away. Her dress is lovely can't wait to share some pictures.

April 13, 2009

I can't believe it myself !!!!

Well I have finally done it. I have been scrapbooking over the last few days and have finished quite a few double pages. I can't seem to get good photos of them, if you have any tips I would love to hear them.

The past two weeks have been very busy. Trying to get back into a routine without help. I have been back at work (on light duties) manly catching up with paper work. (YUK) I had to rush Barb and her mum to Brisbane hospital last Saturday. It makes me wonder why we pay the ambulance as part of our power bill, and when someone is sick you have to drive them to another hospital.Michael's mum and dad have been here since Good Friday, they have enjoyed being here with the kids.

I have also been cooking. I cooked a pavlova, very yummy but I did cheat. It was one of these ones from the supermarket that you just add water and castor sugar to. Everyone really enjoyed it.

This is the kids favourite so far Coca Cola Pork Belly we have made it a few times. If you would like to try it you can find the recipe here.

I have a few more recipes to share later.

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter and that Easter Bunny found you all.

Goodnight to you all

April 12, 2009

I know...................

I am so slack with my blogging this year I was going to blog more. I can't wait to share what I have been doing. It's just a little bit late to share now. Things are back to normal (well nearly) in my house With nanny and poppy gone back home after 6 or 7 weeks, I am back to running the kids around, cooking, cleaning and everything else that I haven't done in a while. Yes nanny the washing is up to date the folding is a little behind, and you know what I think of the hot little thing that has a board you use with it.

I'm off to bed and I will share what I have been up to in the next couple of days