Sunday, July 11, 2010


I am doing my second giveaway (although the first was through 'One World One Heart').
Now my Etsy shop is finally set up, I am ready for a Giveaway. The prize is a pair of earings and the winner will be able to choose which pair they want from a choice of 4 pairs :)


1.You must go to my Etsy page and choose which is your favourite item.
Then come back here and comment and tell my which item you have chosen and why. (one entry)

2. Heart my shop on Etsy. (two extra entries)

3. Follow my blog (and do come back and read it every so often, please). (3 extra entries).

4. Buy anything from my Etsy shop and you will not only get 10% off your purchase (just mention this giveaway in the message box and I will refund 10% of your purchase price via Paypal), but you will get TEN extra entries!!! (yes, ten extra entries)

5. Please make sure you put an extra comment in for every extra entry and mention what the entry is for (i.e. do 3 comments for "following blog")
AND don't forget to put your contact details in - either email or blog details.

6. Entry is open the all countries. Competition will close at midnight on 1st August and a winner will be picked, randomly, on August 2nd, 2010. The winner will be contacted and will have 7 days to reply (yes, seven days, I know some of you don't get on the computer every day and 1-2 days is just too short!), and send me address details. If I haven't heard back from the winner after 7 days, I will draw for a new winner.

Monday, July 5, 2010

I love Australia!

I have not been able to sit down and write for such a long time. I have been moving house and I have also been on another fantastic road trip. Although, this was a 'planes, trains and automobiles' trip!
I flew to Darwin to meet my son, who had been mustering cattle in the Northern Territory for the last few months (on a property the size of Texas!) and was coming home.
Darwin was a beautiful surprise! I don't know what I expected but the scenery and some of the original architecture (that wasn't lost to either bombing or cyclone Tracey) was magnificent.
Then we caught The Ghan (train) to Adelaide (52hours!). It was spectacular! Watching the scenery changing along the way; being part of the journey is so much better than flying and just arriving.
Adelaide is, I think, the most beautiful city in Australia. I wish I had realised how beautiful, years ago. It was 'picture perfect'. We stayed at Glenelg, just out of the city, on the coastline. Our room was on the 12th floor and had city views and when you walked out into the hallway, you had a huge picture window overlooking the water.
Then we hired a car and drove through the Adelaide Hills to the Great Ocean Road; something I have wanted to do for many years!
It was breathtaking! I have never seen such spectacular beauty. I cried when I saw the 12 Apostles. It was awesome. If you have never seen it, I suggest you put it on your 'must do' list. You will not be disappointed. Especially, if you see the first half around sunset, then stay overnight, and see the rest at sunrise, as we did.
We stayed overnight at a little place called Port Campbell Holiday Park. It was lovely and I would recommend it to anyone. Oh, and don't forget to visit Port Fairy on the way, it is well worth it; a beautiful, peaceful fishing village. Also,Mt. Gambier has a sink hole and a blue lake that is well worth seeing.
Then we headed towards Melbourne, through some very picturesque scenery, and some incredible little towns, then headed back up to Sydney.
14,000 kms in 8 days!!!
Wherever you live, you should always make time for road trips, even if it is just for the weekend. Discover where you live :-)


Favourites from Etsy