Meet …greet… and eat

Well everyone today was a big day..Phil and i headed off to Melbourne for my appointment with the rheumy..who was lovely and all of ten years old..but she knows her stuff so i felt quite happy with her and confident she has the latest in autoimmune diseases.
So we left home at 7am ..took 2 hours of painful traffic..had my appointment..had my bloods stolen..and left.
We headed to see our little girl (yes 29 and still my little girl) had a coffee and a chat and dang forgot to grab some figs that were growing like crazy in her backyard!

We then headed off to Lygon Street..home of little Italy and cakes cakes cakes…yes..

And who did we meet up with?

Well we had our little guest with us..we stalled his departure until tomorrow as we KNEW he had to say a quick G’Day to this special person…

Yes Bashful got to have a reunion and we got to have a face to face with the lovely Sharon or as Bacon calls her Aunty Sharon from Gentle stitches

Aren't we cute :)

Aren’t we cute 🙂

Bashful was so excited to see Aunty Sharon..the last time he saw her they headed to Japan!..seems when Bashful comes to Australia he takes mini trips within his trip hahaa 🙂

You want those cakes don't you!

You want those cakes don’t you!

It was so nice to meet Sharon and we had a great chat..about blogging,craft what makes us happy and of course food!

Bashful making a move on my cake!

Bashful making a move on my cake!

We met at Brunetti’s..THE best cake shop and a paradise for sweets lovers..talk about try and decide!!
Sharon had a Baba which looked amazing I got Fozziedad a Pistachio number and i had a spongecake that looked like a strawberry with a strawberry jelly inside….DELISH!

Inside Brunetti's

Inside Brunetti’s

The coffees were great and it was so nice to have an actual face to face ..when it was time to go we said our farewells and will catch up soon at my place as i have a spinning wheel to give to Sharon as i know it will have a good home and be given the workout it deserves! i also have three bags full (yes a nursery rhyme) of fresh wool for her..so i am happy that this will be used too 🙂

Sharon gave me a gorgeous little blue heart she had made because i had been in the hospital..it sits with the Simba she made me ..

Gorgeous :)

Gorgeous 🙂

Cakes everywhere...and this is not even the whole shop!

Cakes everywhere…and this is not even the whole shop!

It was a full day and we did not get home until 4..

Luckily i bought a take home pack of cakes..they are so divine…i think i deserved a treat for being jabbed don’t you?

Ooh la la....

Ooh la la….

I mean i was brave..just sayin…

Pisachio eclairs, chocolate custard cannoli,strawberry tartlets and sacher torte

Pisachio eclairs, chocolate custard cannoli,strawberry tartlets and sacher torte

Thank you again Sharon for a lovely chat it was truly so nice to see the lady behind the amazing crochet!!

The Sweetest thing

I went to the mailbox today and when I saw the little package I got so excited….yes I am a three year old and get very excited by suprises 🙂

When I opened the box….I found the sweetest thing…..I have been sent by the very clever and very sweet Sharon from gentlestitches the most adorable mini me of our much missed Panther boy Simba.Sharon does these wonderful little animals in the style of  Amigurumi which is Japanese crochet of small animals ..she calls her animals Aussiegurumi of course!!

Please pop over and have a look at the wonderful work she has done making these beautiful little creatures!

All I can say is a huge THANKYOU..indeed you did capture Simba beautifully..right down to his stumpy tail 🙂 and his little Rainbow Bridge cushion is such a lovely touch!

Hubby is interstate with work and when I sent him the picture he messaged me saying he got all teary….so thankyou for the beautiful gift ,the wonderful card and sentiment and for the joy of friendship over the bloggie world 🙂 Hugs and lovies to you from us 🙂

Simba in his mini me glory

Simba in his mini me glory  

 

 

Simba's little stumpy tail

Simba’s little stumpy tail

Look at that face !

Look at that face !

 

Look out Dinnermintz has spotted him!

Look out Dinnermintz has spotted him!

Hi Simba!

Hi Simba!

 

 

Ooops...sorry Simba

Ooops…sorry Simba

 

THANKSGIVING AND HANUKKAH GREETINGS

EVEN THOUGH WE DON’T CELEBRATE THANKSGIVING DOWN UNDER IT DOESN’T MEAN I AM NOT THANKFUL..

I AM THANKFUL FOR THE HEALTH AND HAPPINESS OF MY FAMILY PETS AND FRIENDS..THIS BEING THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IN MY WORLD..

I INCLUDE MY BLOGGIE FAMILY IN THIS AS WELL,WITHOUT YOU OUT THERE IN THE BLOGGIESPHERE THE WORLD WOULD SEEM A LOT BIGGER.

YOU HAVE SHOWN ME THINGS ABOUT YOUR COUNTRIES AND LIVES THAT HAVE TAUGHT ME SO MUCH.

IT HAS SHOWN THAT WE ARE ALL THE SAME..WE ALL LOVE BEAUTY,NATURE,FRIENDSHIP AND OF COURSE OUR BELOVED ANIPALS…THEY ARE THE LINK THAT HAVE BOUGHT US TOGETHER AND FOR THIS I AM THANKFUL INDEED.

TO MY JEWISH FRIENDS I WISH YOU A HAPPY HANUKKAH..I HAD A PREVIOUS LIFE AS A WAITRESS AND WORKED ON MANY JEWISH CELEBRATIONS..I WRESTLED WITH KITCHEN PREP WHEN WE HAD TO WAIT UNTIL SUNSET BEFORE STARTING..I HEARD BEAUTIFUL SONGS,SAW WONDERFUL FAMILY JOY AT GET TOGETHERS AND ENJOYED MORE LATKES,CHALLA,PETIT FOURS AND FALAFEL THAN I SHOULD CONFESS TOO .

I HOPE YOUR CELEBRATIONS ARE FILLED WITH THE LOVE YOU DESERVE AND THAT THE FEASTS ARE ENJOYED IN THE COMPANY OF HAPPY HEALTHY FAMILY.

SO TO ALL MY FRIENDS WHO BY DISTANCE ONLY ARE FAR FROM ME I SAY THANKYOU..

THANKYOU ALSO TO SHELL AT MYTHREEMOGGIES FOR THE AMAZING WORK PUT INTO THIS WONDERFUL VIDEO…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU PAM

HAPPY BIRTHDAY PAM,A FRIEND TO SO MANY IN THIS BLOGGIE WORLD AND ALWAYS THERE WITH A GAME A TEASE A COMPETITION AND A KIND OR FUNNY WORD…HOPING YOUR DAY IS FULL OF LOVE AND HUGS AND TIME SPENT WITH THOSE THAT FILL YOUR HEART WITH JOY.

THANKS TO MY THREE MOGGIES FOR PUTTING THIS VIDEO TOGETHER AND LETTING US BE A PART OF IT .

LOVE BEV MARBLES,DINNERMINTZ,PICKLES,CLEO,FORREST,DOC,JOCK,OSCAR AND FELIX….OH AND MISS ROO XXXXX

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO OUR BLOGGIE DOGGIE FRIEND EASY AND OUR BLOGGIE FRIEND NALLE

HAPPY BIRTHDAY EASY….YOU ALWAYS MAKE US SMILE AND ALWAYS FILL OUR DAY WITH A LITTLE MORE FUN AND BRIGHTNESS…WITH LOVE FROM THE WHOLE GANG DOWN UNDER…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY EASY!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY EASY!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO OUR SWEET FRIEND NALLE ALSO WHO IS SISTER TO KU AND DINNERMINTZ BOYFRIEND APOLLO HAVE A GREAT DAY NALLE LOVE FROM THE WHOLE GANG

BIRTHDAY GIRL NALLE

BIRTHDAY GIRL NALLE

BELATED AWARD THANKYOU

I AM SO BEHIND THE TIMES FOLKS…WEEKS AGO I WAS SO LUCKY TO RECEIVE AN AWARD FROM MY SWEET FRIEND BACON OVER AT    http://piglove.wordpress.com

triple-award

WHAT A LOVELY SUPRISE TO GET THE TRIPLE BOUQUET AWARD..THANKYOU SO MUCH SWEET BACON I FEEL VERY HUMBLED….THEN I WAS SUPRISED AGAIN TO RECEIVE THE SAME BEAUTIFUL AWARD FROM MY SWEET FRIEND MISAKI OVER AT   http://themisadventuresofmisaki.wordpress.com

THANKYOU SO MUCH SWEET MISAKI WHAT LOVELY BLOGGIE FRIENDS WE HAVE HERE!! I ALSO RECEIVED ANOTHER AWARD AND FOR THE LIFE OF ME IT’S SLIPPED MY PEA-SIZED BRAIN AS TO WHO THE LOVELY PERSON WAS AND WHAT THE AWARD WAS FOR!! I ASSUME NOT AN AWARD FOR HAVING A GREAT MEMORY..IF I HAVE FORGOTTEN YOU PLEASE GIVE ME A SWIFT REMINDER!! AND ACCEPT MY APOLOGIES.

THE RULES OF THE REWARD ARE..

1.DISPLAY ON YOUR BLOG POST ..TICK

2.ANNOUNCE AND LINK BACK TO THE PERSON YOU RECEIVED IT FROM..TICK AND TICK ..

3.PRESENT UP TO 15 AWARDS..THIS IS SO HARD AS MOST PEOPLE I KNOW HAVE THIS AWARD AND IT IS SO HARD TO CHOOSE..SO PLEASE ALL THE WONDERFUL PEOPLE WHO DO AWARDS BUT DON’T HAVE THIS ONE PLEASE TAKE IT..ALL BLOGGIE FREINDS ARE SUCH A FUN PART OF MY BLOGGIE WORLD!

4.POST SEVEN INTERESTING THINGS ABOUT YOURSELF…HMMMM

OK HERE WE GO…

1.I AM AMBIDEXTROUS BUT DID NOT KNOW UNTIL SOMEONE IN A KITCHEN I WORKED IN POINTED IT OUT TO ME..I DO EVERYTHING WITH MY LEFT HAND EXCEPT WRITE..SO IF ONE HAND IS TIRED I SWAP!

2.I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN A TOMBOY AND PREFERRED TO DO THE ROUGH AND TUMBLE THINGS

3.I ONCE WAS THROWN OFF OUR OLD PET SHEEP BASILS BACK WHEN I WAS TRYING TO KEEP HIM STILL SO HUBBY COULD REMOVE SOMETHING FROM HIS FOOT

4. I WANT TO LEARN TO RIDE A HORSE

5.THE ONLY PANIC ATTACK I EVER HAD WAS WHEN I WAS SCUBA DIVING..I RESPONDED BY TRYING TO PULL MY MASK OFF..NOT TOO BRIGHT!!

6. MY NOT SO SECRET SHAME IS I AM HOOKED ON THE BRITISH SERIES MIDSOMMER MURDERS..CAN’T GET ENOUGH OF THAT MURDEROUS SHOW!!

7. I ALWAYS WANTED TO LIVE IN A LIGHTHOUSE.

SO THERE YOU GO..AGAIN SUCH A BIG THANKYOU TO BACON AND MISAKI AND MY SECRET AWARD GIVER OUT THERE WHOM I HAVE FORGOTTEN BUT NOT FORGOTTEN.

I HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT WEEK..I AM BUSY WITH A SCONE COMPETITION WITH MY CWA LADIES THIS WEEK AND THEN HUBBY AND I FLY TO BRISBANE ON FRIDAY MORNING FOR TWO NIGHTS FOR MY BIRTHDAY..I AM SURE THE FUR BABIES WILL BE MOST UNIMPRESSED WITH THEIR SITTER AND COMPLAIN ON THEIR BLOGGIE BITTERLY 🙂

TALK SOON FOZZIEMUM 🙂