Thursday, 30 October 2008

Back /Away Again Briefly /Store News

We got back from Melbourne late Sunday night - had a lovely relaxing and also tiring time away. Will update you more on what we got up to next week !! As I need to get organised for going away briefly again this coming weekend (from Friday to Monday) I am heading to Taupo for a weekend get together of some of the ladies I spent my time with at the Cancer Lodge during my radiation treatments, earlier in the year - so should be a fun weekend.
And some exciting news - hot off the press so to speak lol - yesterday I agreed to a 6 month lease of the shop next to the General Store at Puhoi - so hope to have The Craft Barn store up and running again within 2 weeks.

Friday, 24 October 2008


Sadly our vacation is almost over - we fly back to New Zealand on Sunday - its Friday morning here right now - but its been a fantastic vacation - very relaxing and at the same time busy, busy as well.

The day after we arrived I spent a very enjoyable day at a Craft Day teaching everyone how to make an accordian book with tags. Lots of laughter and chatting and a little crafting too - HAHA.

Heres a photo of the ladies showing off their books.

The next day was spent shopping till we dropped at the Paperific Craft Expo - lots of craft supplies brought - can't wait to get home to play !!

We have spent wonderful times with friends - old and new - eaten too much lovely food; done some sightseeing - beautiful scenery and historical spots; and yep more shopping.

Beautiful scenery at Halls Gap.

this is a Rock Art painting done by the local Aboriginal people, thousands of years ago.

Hope to be able to close the suitcases Sunday morning and not have overweight baggage costs at the airport!!

Wednesday, 15 October 2008


tata for now !! Yep I know I havent blogged for a while - busy busy here. And now its 4am Wednesday morning and in a very short while we will be heading for the AIRPORT!! Our flight to Melbourne, Australia leaves at 7.30am - 4 hour flight gets us in to Melbourne at 9.30 am - then we will be picking up the rental car and heading out to Ballarat. Lots planned and I will try and pop in with updates during our 11 days away.