Tuesday, September 1, 2009


The theme of the wedding is formal, Suits Please Gentlemen! and the plates are all going to be either roses or autumn toned from either op shops or garage sales, This is on day one of the hunt from Savers in Greensborough, My daughter and son in law are then going to choose to keep the pieces they want as a set, then re donate the rest where they can then be sold again to raise money for charity. All the plates here are in fact white but look cream to pick up on their design. They all have a silver edging too. She is going to have roses and Kangaroo paw in her bouquet. We are also going to have secondhand cutlery, so if you know a good place to shop (20c per piece we were thinking of spending on knives and forks, let us know!).
We are also on the look out for copper pots/kettles/containers. We want to fill them with herbs and have them growing in the pots as part of the table decorations.

Hill End NSW

This is me and Romy (Michaels mum), stopping at a very pretty spot in the mountains, Romy drove her 4 wheeled drive down the Bridle Path near her home. Quite a hairy experience, very narrow, very rocky, Wild mountain goats roam and climb all over and to see them is to take your breath away. a lovely tranquil place.
Romy is an Artist and she lives in Hill End, and she is a really lovely lady to boot! I am so glad that she likes us too! and i know that she really loves my daughter as much as we do.
Kangaroos!!!!! This is seen from Romys garden, they are in fact just on the other side of the road but seen through binoculars you can see the wind ruffling their fur without disturbing them. Everywhere you go, the Kangaroos can go too, so you see their prescence everywhere, (kangaroo poop i am taking about here not a problem in my eyes, it does not smell in the least, little dark brown nuggets!)
This is the Hotel/pub that we stayed in Room 18 We hope to book the same room again for the wedding.

Cats of the Day

This happy pair of cats are Stephanie and Michaels two darlings, (i was never short of a cuddle from this pair the whole time i sat down, or laid down!). Wiss and Leigh. They are cuddling their favourite cushion, a bright pink plush cushion.


This is my dress as Mother of the Bride. Brand new with tag, bought from an opp shop whilst in Sydney looking in my daughters favourite shopping haunts. She found it, i tried it on, it looks great and she is happy! How good is that! for $9.50!! I love it, in fact i had one of these dresses quite a few years ago.
This is a cream lace coat bought today from Savers in Greensborough It has purl buttons, It looks white on the photo but is darker in actuality and looks great with the dress. All i need are the shoes and i will wait until closer to the time to get that.

Hill End NSW

Our room at the hotel. The floor is slanted! so very very cool.
I am back! boy did that week go quickly! over 200 photos to go through, i had the most fantastic time, and will post more later, Have so much reading to do with all the blogs that i follow. Got a lot done already, ideas being formed as to how the wedding is going to be. Adored where we stayed, this is our room at the hotel/pub. All the bed rooms slant! to be there and see the sun rise and all the kangaroos, rabbits and the birds just everywhere, and population 120 people. 1 and a 1/2 hours drive from Bathurst, the nearest town, 4 hours drive from Sydney Airport. to give you some idea of the distance.