Monday, May 17, 2010

Scrap with V Retreat

Check out the details head on over to Scrap with V shop to book your place now. Just click on the image above to take you there.

Day Delegate rates are also available.

For a fantastic time away scrapping, this is the place to be.

Love Ness xx

Thursday, May 6, 2010

My Best Friends 40th Birthday!! What a night!!

Sorry I know I promised photos from the party but I just haven't had time to scratch myself since being here LOL!! Having a fabulous time cramming in as much as possible while we are here. We just got back from Mt Gambier SA today, so we have now done the Great Ocean Road right through to and into South Australia, we stayed at Mt Gambier and drove back inland this morning stopping at many little towns on the way.

I will show you photo's of our trip mostly likely once I've returned as I have soooo many photos to go through LOL!!

So here we go with the Party!! Happy Birthday Dean!! Dean and I have been best friends since we were 4 (36 years of friendship) He has been there for me always!! I hope we will both celebrate another 40 years together as friends.

Dean's husband Jamie did such a wonder job organising this fantastic party for Dean. We went on a party train out to Drysdale from Queenscliff. Beautiful old steam train, with the carriages rocking the entire way there and back. Everyone dressed in Victorian and how terrific everyone did with their costumes too.

Here is a pic Jerry took of the steam party train

Now many of these photos weren't taken by me, Jerry and Lyndal were taking heaps of photos of the night too and got so many great shots.

This first photo is of Andrew and I, yep that's right we got Andrew in costume LOL!! ssshhh don't tell him I put this up here LOL!! and yes I was freezing but wasn't allowed to put on my big coat until after the photos.

This next photo is Dean, Jamie and Me (now doesn't Jamie look fantastic!! he made his costume himself including the gloves, it was totally amazing!! and I soooo want his boots!!)

Dean, Jamie and Dean's Parents - Gary and Carol

Jerry and Mark (Jamie's brother)

Dean and Jamie walking to the carriage of the stream train

Jahi and Jamie (makeup artist and hairdresser)

Jamie in drag doing his performance for everyone on the dance train.

Jamie and Dean

Dean's friends on the platform at Drysdale - Simon (Mary), Troy, Andrew, Jahi

Azz and Greg
Photo of Dean announcing that it was my 40th Birthday too. Love you Dean xx

I had told Dean not to announce about my birthday as he had said that this was what he was going to do. Didn't matter, he did it anyway LOL!! We do celebrate our birthdays only 3 days apart but it was his night.

We all had the most fantastic time that night even though it was dam freezing cold, think it was like 4 deg but the wind chill was colder.

It was so wonderful to finally meet Dean's friends and put faces to the names finally and get totally spoilt at the same time.

Hope you enjoyed the pics.

Catch you all in a few days time.

Love Ness xx

Monday, May 3, 2010

Melbourne trip first few days

Hi everyone

Well we are in Melbourne arrived last Thursday to cold, raining and windy for it to warm up during the day. I think we had 3 seasons in the one day LOL!!

We spent the first few days in Melbourne and stayed at the lovely Hotel Windsor. Very old world hotel but very beautiful indeed. Certainly felt like we didn't belong with all the concierge's, chandliers and posh surroundings. We rocked up in jeans and shirts to check in with everyone looking at us funny LOL!!

Andrew and I walked around Melbourne city, jumped on the red tram to visit the city attractions. We ate at the Cafe on Bourke and OMG!! the food portions down here are huge!! I think I have put on 5kgs since I've been here LOL!!

We checked out the Fitzroy Gardens, Parliment, Queen Victoria Markets, The Old Melbourne Goal and Watchhouse.
Fitzroy Gardens
Captain Cooks Cottage

Dean and Jamie drove up to Melbourne on Saturday morning to pick Andrew and I up. We went off to get our costumes for Dean's 40th birthday party and then headed back to their place in Geelong. OMG!! they have such a beautiful house. We spent the afternoon relaxing at their place.

Later on Saturday afternoon we were all chatting and I am not sure how the conversation started but we got onto talking about my hair colour. Jamie suggested that I have a lovely red, well I wasn't sure about it to start with but I was put in the chair and my hair got done at 10pm LOL!! no going back now. I LOVE IT!! thank you Jamie, I feel alive again! Jamie has a hair salon in Geelong and is just amazing. Thank you again Jamie.

Check out the new me!
On Sunday morning Jamie did my hair ready for the party, so I was done early and out of the way LOL!! The Queens needed more time to get dressed, makeup on and everything. I even got spoilt again with Jahi doing my makeup for me, WOW!! he is amazing with makeup.

Check out the beautiful hair style Jamie gave me for the night - the theme of the party was to dress Victorian 1800's.

Now stay tunned for the party photos. I will upload these after we return from doing the Great Ocean Road and SA in about 3 days.

Love Ness xx