Sunday, July 09, 2006 


Today was Miss Four's birthday party. A beautiful fairie came to visit and cast her spell over all the little fairies present. Face painting and magic and chocolate cake were the highlight of the day. Doesnt she look gorgeous ?

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Thursday, July 06, 2006 


I'm feeling poorly !!! My nose is running, throat is sore and I'm aching all over. Its freezing cold outside and there's no choice but to stay snuggled up in my bed. I'm not very good at doing nothing, but even reading is making my eyes watery and sore.
Think I'll just make a pot of tea and go back to bed. See you in a few days when I'm back to my old self ! Best wishes to you all !!! (No hugs...I dont want any of you to catch my flu)

Tuesday, July 04, 2006 



Sunday, July 02, 2006 



Pepe and I are inseparable! Two peas in a pod you might say. We get on so well together that I'm sure we are kindred spirits. We both love to eat and we both love to sleep. He doesnt go anywhere without me, in fact he is like my shadow. We love each others company especially when we go for long walks in the sunshine. He's a very good listener and doesnt mind in the least if I talk too much or complain or even if I dont feel like talking at all...hes happy to just be with me and listen. I love him very much and he is my perfect companion. We have only been together for four years and I know we have the most perfect relationship of any couple I know. I am truly blessed to have him in my life and I know he feels the same way. Two peas in a pod......thats us !!!!

This is Pepe......

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Saturday, July 01, 2006 


As I was sitting at my computer today upstairs in my study, I glanced out the window to see a family of kangaroos bouncing along in the bushland in front of our house. Luckily my camera was handy and I was able to get this photo. We see them quite often but they only seem to come out when the weather is dull and overcast as it was today.
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Tuesday, June 27, 2006 


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Im sure all Australians are proud of the way our team played and the fact that they got this far. It was a huge disappointment to lose because of a controversial decision by the Umpire in the dying seconds of the game. But the boys can hold their heads high and be proud of their achievements and how good is their coach Guus ??? Bravo Guus !!!

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Sunday, June 25, 2006 



The music gene definitely runs in my family. Its a huge part of our lives and has been for as long as I can remember. My first memory is way back when I was about seven years old and I accompanied my father to Mass every sunday morning. He had a beautiful tenor voice and sang in the Cathedral Choir in our home city. I remember it well because I was very uninterested in the singing and spent the whole time playing on the stone steps which led up to the Choir Gallery. My father's father wasnt a singer but he was a champion ballroom dancer and was said to be very talented and light on his feet. I wish I had known him, he died a few months before I was born. As I grew up, I was always involved with school and church choirs and around that time,my teenage brother became a singer in a rock band......long hair and all !!! He was a "teen idol" and we had countless young girls phoning our house and hanging out front waiting for a glimpse of him. Ah those were the days!!!
As a young single, I went to live in Italy for a few years and there I met my Italian husband. He and my father both loved opera and classical music, so it was only natural that when our children were born they were exposed to it at a very early age. As she was growing up, our daughter studied singing, piano and flute and now participates in amateur theatre and latin dancing. Our son began listening to Beethhoven when he was about 4 years old and by age 8 began to learn the Flute. As a classically trained flautist, he has played in orchestras and ensembles and played at his sisters wedding, which was a very proud moment for us all. Every Christmas my father would sing Carols with the children accompanying him on piano and flute. The singing would get louder and more raucous and end up in hysterical laughter. Its a memory we will always cherish. When my father was diagnosed with cancer we decided to care for him at home as he didnt want to be in a hospice. His last days were spent with his family around him and his beloved classical music softly playing in the background. It was a sad and special time for us and we were privileged to witness his last moments.
Music has been an important part of our family life. Just as important as love and food, music has sustained us through the good times and the sad times. I thank God for my talented family.
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  • Im a Wife, Mother and Grandmother. Im passionate about my family and friends. I love cooking and entertaining and making my guests feel at home.
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