Thursday, 21 January 2010

dinner and happenings........

 Well the lack of sewing continues..............here is dinner I cooked tonight...............hamburgers and wedges..............yummo...........the kids loved them too............fiddly but fun to make............

I've had a few days in the "big smoke" [city]...........it was great catching up with friends and family...........and the food.......I love seeing all the fancy food art works...........oh and eating them too..........this is the only one I snapped a pic of but I shared it with my girlfriend...........Pancakes on the Rocks.......you would be horrified if you saw everything I ate but oh it was good...........oh and my girlfriend took me to a delicious chocolate shop..........we will have to go there everytime i visit her I think............

the Chinese gardens are beautiful.........you don't feel like your in the middle of a city...........they dressed the girls up in Chinese costumes - they thought it was wonderful.........more photos here


it was absolutley freezing cold in the blue mountains yet again................and yet again I still didn't have enough warm clothes...........but it was clear skies and totally gorgeous views...........I have shared some more photos here..........
The "Three Sisters"

Cliff face from above.........

While away i got to catch up with some stitching friends and I also went to 7 patchwork shops...............OMG......choice overload.............and of course I can't go in and walk out empty handed..........I have got a couple of new books also so will share them once I have some pics.............
Peg and Kris I am not sure what I can get finished for the month but oh boy I have a million new projects I want to start...........to many not sure what to start with..............lol...........but I did get some fabric to work on my nine patch swap blocks so that might be what i start on...........putting that together........
but I do have to beat someone to a finish...........

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To all my bloggy friends who are not well or caring for people unwell at the moment - your in my thoughts..........I know there is quite a few of you..............please take care of yoursleves..........

Take care til next time Chookyblue...........

PS the weather has been pretty good but now we have a week over 38deg forecast............thank goodness for the air con and the pool I say..............

27 comments:

  1. Love your photos and Oh nBoy did the food make my mouth water

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  2. mmmmmmmmmmmmm Pancakes! Seven quilting shops you'll have to let me know which ones

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  3. Terrific photos. I've been to the same places. Lucky it wasn't cloudy when you went to see the three sisters. It sounds like you went to the Lindt cafe. What a fun time.

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  4. Delish! Glad you have been out and about again - lovely pics, but what about the haul?
    Hugs - Lurline♥

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  5. You really live in a beautiful country.

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  6. You have an unfair advantage... I have to go out all day today!! You'll beat me. I just know it! ;) Glad that you had a nice time away!

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  7. Lovely photos....those pancakes look good enough to eat thru the screen! And 7 shops, when do we get to see the goodies?
    Sounds like a lovely break away.
    cheers Julz

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  8. Food glorious food, Hot sausage with mustard, When you're in the mood, for pudding and custard....... (add music from Oliver Twist).

    Great scenery pics - brought back memories of a trip to Sydney way too long ago.

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  9. That hamburger looks scrumptious and the pancake made me salivate!
    Sounds like you had a great time away, visiting 7 shops would be fabulous!

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  10. Great pics....so what did you eat....these pics couldn't have been what you ate surely?? You will need a few laps of the pool now girly!! Looks like a great getaway.....7 shops....should take a few posts to cover the haul! I just spent my quilting budget at the dentist! I think I am paying for his next family overseas holiday!

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  11. Sounds and looks like you had a great time....homemade hamburgers, yum..

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  12. mmm, that food looks good!

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  13. Gorgeous photos Donna. Sounds like you had a wonderful time, good on you, well all need sanity breaks now and then.
    hugs Deb

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  14. Hamburgers, panckes...Yummo!
    A nice break Donna..
    Julia ♥

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  15. your hamburgers look fantastic!
    we've just had a hot spell - and have a couple of days in the low 30's before it goes up again.
    has this been a particularly bad summer??
    l
    x

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  16. That food looks so yum! Great pics!
    Lisa

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  17. I love the chinese gardens. So beautiful. My kids got dressed up there too when they were younger. It was so much fun. Mmmm... I'm hungry now - better get off this computer and find something to eat!

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  18. Oh my I only had tea a little while ago but I am hungry now, just from looking at your post, those pancakes mmm mouth watering

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  19. Yummo - pancakes at the Rocks!! Invite me next time!!! And also invite me to 7 shops LOL

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  20. Beautiful pics Chooky! Even the food ones lol.. where is your 'craft loot' pics?
    x Sarah

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  21. Sounds like a great time away! Extra eating is part of being on holidays. Looking forward to seeing what you picked up at the '7' quilt shops!!!

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  22. Hope thats on the menu when we visit. Yummo. lol Looks like a great day out. Nice pics

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  23. Hope thats on the menu when we visit. Yummo. lol Looks like a great day out. Nice pics

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  24. My word chooky...that food!!!! havnet eaten yet..makes me hungry..I love your photos..great blog..love to visit with you

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  25. What an awesome trip!!! I love pancakes on the rocks, that place is divine!!! Good luck getting something finished by the end of the month..

    Hugs
    Jodie :)

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  26. Hello Donna, love to have a hamburger and wedges at your place....absolutely my mouth is watering just thinking about your pic....been a longtime since I went to the Blue Mountains...DH has never seen them...on our to do list...Warm Regards Lyn

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  27. Looks like a fantastic trip - 7 patchwork shops! My goodness, so much temptation!
    The burger looks great...might have to put them on the menu for next week....
    Were you all back to school and work last week????

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