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Monday, January 7, 2019

tumby bay 2019 so far...

Tumby Bay summer 2019 is producing the goods. We've kicked back several cogs and relaxing into Tumby Time. Our first few days were particularly relaxing. VacSwim stared last week of which Annie is working as an instructor and Sean has an afternoon lesson (not with Annie thank goodness). This week Family Mission has started and Sean's in the young teens group during the morning and VacSwim in the arvos. 

Next week is back to the relaxing, no commitments and just chillaxing time. Not to mention fishing, sand between the toes and skin warmed by the sun.


Jewel of the South.




The very comfortable main bedroom with the seabreeze wafting through the sheer drapes



With permission from the owners, our budgies are on summer holidays too.




Sand salt sea.




Instructor for VacSwim. Encouraging a reluctant participant to do a safety entry from the jetty platform.


Got to get the obligatory feet photo with the kids.

Saturday, January 5, 2019

sports day

I've been cracking out a few LO's printed directly onto cardstock lately. Most of them have many photos on each LO so its just easier to print either in collage or arranged onto A4 cardstock. These two LO's are just the example of what I mean. 




Sunday, December 30, 2018

flatus

We are avid Mythbusters fans and they did a segment about Flatus that we thought it would be fun to do. So armed with personal recording devices (notepad and texta on a beaded necklace, we recorded our 24hours of flatus. 
Lots of fun with some very interesting results.




Saturday, December 29, 2018

christmas 2018

With harvest being a bit tricky this year we've not finished prior to Christmas which is unusual for us. This year was to be a Firth Christmas as last year we spent it with my brother as it was our first Christmas since Dad passed away.

With partners and kids away on Christmas Day, we all celebrated Christmas on Boxing Day. We drove over on the actual Christmas Day to Adelaide in the heat and spent time with Sharon and Steven that evening. It was our Christmas Eve.

The next day was loud, busy, relaxing, noisy, family, hugs and lots of banter. And it was our Christmas Day. And it was perfect.





These guys just rocked it. I'm looking forward to next Christmas's coordinated wardrobe effort.


Harvest was calling so we hot footed it back home early next day. It was effing hot (Pt Aug was 46) but thankfully the aircon in the car copped remarkably well and the engine didn't over heat, thank goodness. We were home in good time and out to the header he went. 
14 hours round trip driving for 36hr stop over in Adelaide. And it was all worth it.

Sunday, December 23, 2018

tumby bay christmas pageant.

I took the Trishaw over the hill to Tumby to visit our sister Cycling Without Age chapter on Thursday for the Uringa Christmas lunch for the residents there to have a look at it and for them to have a chance to go out for a ride in it. It was awesome to see the enthusiasm there as I took out 10 passengers for a lap around the block and along the foreshore to feel the breeze and to smell the salt in the air. 

On Friday evening was the Tumby Christmas Pageant and I had two very excited +90 year olds in the front for their unique perspective of the parade.

We stopped often for their friends to trot out into the slow moving parade for them to hug, a handshake, a kiss on the cheek or a quick hello for the passengers. Kevin and Melva, were absolute gems. So excited, throwing out the lollies with abandon, blowing crazy amounts of bubbles and certainly didn't want to get out of the trishaw when we finished up. I loved their zest for life and thanked them for being the ambassadors in Tumby Bay for others to see what the trishaw is all about.

Nipper the Crab, the Tumby Bay mascot, danced alongside us with our 50 different versions of Jingle Bells playlist. She certainly did have twinkle toes.

I was excited to feel and see the impressive amount of interest from the Tumby Bay community for their upcoming trishaw, due late January.

Natasha Clark instigated the dream and has worked long and hard towards it becoming a reality. With help from Lisa Fitzgerald, who wrote the successful grant, and Julie Elliott who loves (??) the paperwork side of it so they ready to GO GO GO as soon as their trishaw lands in Tumby.

Merry Christmas Tumby Bay, and we here at Cummins, cant wait to see your 2019 Christmas present get on the road and the bike path right along the seafront.




Monday, December 17, 2018

Friday, December 14, 2018

movember 2018

Every now and then I set up a photo just because of the embellishments I have in my stash or have found recently. And Movember is just such a case. I found the big mo as a drink straw fun thing in Kmart recently, and I knew I had the tiny little mo's that I found in Cheap as Chip ages ago. The Moustache style guide is from the Movember website. And the green circle embellie mo was as and punched out from patterned paper. The little strip of mo's under the photo was the reverse side of a product company strip that's on 12x12 printed papers.


Monday, December 10, 2018

cool

Layout lifted in essence from Stefanie Ried. I was able to use all sorts of bits and pieces. All I kept in mind was a basic colour scheme throughout which was mint, pale yellow, kraft, blue and black. The only leave from those colours was the round question mark paper clip, but I love it so I wanted to use it with the circular theme.


Wednesday, December 5, 2018

merry christmas

Apt timing for this layout as its December, even tho the photo was taken 2011.
The silver snowflake embelly was found in Kmart a couple of years ago, the Merry Christmas was a cake topper, the holly doily in our local IGA last year and the holly leaves in IGA this year. The fine silver mesh was from Cheap As Cheaps a year or so ago.  And the poinsettia is years old from Prima. I use the berries from the hollies to make up the centres of the poinsettias.


Tuesday, December 4, 2018

eagles

The minis coach and I worked on a secret squirrel project during the 2018 footy season with the players. All the kids knew was I had to take a couple of photos of them in their guernsey and an action shot or two.

The coach had the brilliant idea of making footy cards with their own footy photos, their number, their stats and a comment. These cards were presented at the end of the junior season at the Club Junior Count night.

The kids (and parents) LOVED it. 

I must acknowledge and thank Lisa Warner, Meryl Weetra and Kate Hancock who supplied action photos for those players I wasn't able to get. I couldn't have done it without their help.


Friday, November 30, 2018

cas swim carnival

did you spot the boo boo? I certainly didn't but Mr S did in 10 seconds flat. Can you beat his time and his attention to detail?  I sure failed haha.


Saturday, November 24, 2018

do your thing

Something I strive to really instil in my kids is to be different and own it. Don't be a sheep and follow the crowd. Be authentic and do your thing.


Tuesday, November 20, 2018

club christmas

I found the Father Christmas embellie in Kmart last year and put it aside for when I do Christmas LO's.  The big beard on it was a perfect tie in for the photo of the LO. 
🎅

Thursday, November 15, 2018

merry scrappy christmas

I just to keep the blooper pic of the LO being photobombed by Munchkin while I was photographing it.  




And without the fuzzy head in the way. ;)




Wednesday, November 14, 2018

memories

scraplift of a LO I found on Pinterest from Christin Gronnslett with a Tiff twist.

Still loving the woodgrain after all these years.



Saturday, November 10, 2018

awesome memories

Been finding my groove with the Cameo and watercolours lately.  
(LO posted with permission)


Sunday, November 4, 2018

amazing brothers

A friend's mare had a month old colt that I asked if the kids could meet. Already Sean and Cash were eyeball to eyeball height. This was taken 7 years ago, and needless to say Cash has longer legs than Sean now.


Tuesday, October 30, 2018

all star athlete

Gym was a love for you. You could throw yourself around pretty well and the confidence you gained was awesome. 


Friday, October 26, 2018

amazing africa

Africa as a photographic destination had been calling me for years and in 2015 I realized that dream. It was everything and so much more. I will be back.