Monday, December 12, 2011

The Festival of Loz 2011

.......The Festival of Loz...kicked off yesterday with a BBQ and drinks.  Rose thought all her birthdays had come at once with so many people to talk to .....and there were babies......little people sitting on "her" grass and playing with her toys....she was very well behaved though and was very gentle with them.  (I am not sure the gentleness was reciprocated LOL). The company was great and the weather perfect........what more could a girl want?

I should perhaps have called it a "recovery party"....most of the attendees had come off a big night before......some were more "tired" than others......it's that time of year!  Mark and Terri "fresh" from a work function.......


Rhi and Wade......




This is possibly the last Festival of Loz these guys will be attending........*massive sad face* My boss and his partner Kellie and their three kids are re-locating to Victoria in the new year.....David has been fantastic to work for/with and I am going to miss him.....a lot!!..Kell was my house-hunting partner when I bought this house....and was also brilliant at putting together Ikea furniture (and packing more Ikea stuff into a car than I thought possible!) and she has been a rock for me!


the Festival probably kicked off on Friday night actually......I arrived home to find a little parcel from my sister in the letterbox......the Queen Bee Pandora charm.....love it!! 


Friday night also saw me cooking up a storm....these shortbread stars......lots of them.......




Speaking of baking/cooking....here is Wade cooking up a storm on the (borrowed) BBQ.....the little one I bought back in 2000 didn't enjoy being out in the weather since I moved here ....and unfortunately could not be saved :(  Not that I BBQ a lot....LOL....this was the first time in a couple of years! 


One of the girls from work gave me this "stitching party" mug.....too cute!  ...and who doesn't love getting choccies for a present....along with the owl (which I was eyeing off in a local store just the other day!)  Who is a lucky girl then!



This post is getting  long....but I have been denied posting for a few days due to some internet issues.......

Someone has a new car!  Rhi is very happy with her purchase!  Here's to many safe miles/kilometres.....!


Speaking of purchases.......I love me some Jim Shore ornies.....and these three wise men came home with me the other day.......



These are not new.....have had them for a few years now......I try and find one a year to add to the collection......


My lovely friend Wendy bought this for me .......the bears will have some help decorating next year!


That's about it from me tonight...I think I am almost caught up with what's been happening! 

The Festival of Loz continues this week...culminating in the "big day" on Friday......what special pressie will be coming my way....??  Watch this space!

I am stressing that my SSCS present hasn't reached its destination yet.......fingers crossed it will arrive soon!

'Til next time........................Lorraine






19 comments:

Andrea said...

Happy birthday for Friday - have a great one . My SSCS ( that I sent ) has not arrived yet - 20 days now - hope it gets to it's new home soon. The gift for me arrived here in 6 days from the same country as I sent mine - I have everything crossed xxx

Kris said...

Oh that looks like a great start to the Festival of Loz! Sad about David and Kelli, but all the good ones move to Victoria (She said modestly.) I am sending a little something your way, hope it gets there by Friday! Can't wait to see what the surprise is too.

As for the SSCS not arriving yet, man that is stressful. I don't have mine yet, but that bothers me nowhere near as much as the arrival of the one I posted. (It arrived last week, thank goodness! It took about 7 or 8 days.)

quiltygal said...

Ohhh looks like you will be having a big week :).....love your Jim Shore ornaments....

Maree: said...

Sorry did I miss Your Birthday...Glad to see you have been Celebrating.
Lovely Pics of the Kiddies..
Beautiful Ornies too.
Enjoy Friday...
cheers

Chocolate Cat said...

Looks like the festival of Loz has been great fun so far!!! Bet you are super excited about your special pressie coming friday! Love all your gifts especially the pandora charm!! Where do you get your Jim Shore figures from??

Karen said...

I wish I lived close enough to attend your festival. Must have been fun.
I have been thinking one of those Pandora bracelets would be fun to have. I am not a jewelry person but I think they are so interesting.

Cheryl said...

The Festival Of Loz looks like so much fun, and I'm thinking you are going to have a wonderful week!! Love the new charm. Such a wonderful fun filled post! Happy week to you.

Doris said...

Looks like great fun! Love that you had a good lookin' guy to do your BBQ'ing for you, and sorry your friends are moving away.... Have a fabulous week, Loz!

Lenora said...

I was thinking the festival must of started, it is a great idea, I love it. Looks like you had a lovely weekend, I hope the rest of the week is just as joyous!

Chookyblue...... said...

oh glad it has all gone well........and you had a great time.........

Shay said...

Im kicking myself that we missed it ..looks like a fabulous day.

Looking forward to more Festival news, and hope Friday is fabulous and you're spoiled rotten.

Amanda said...

Have a lovely day Friday looks like the Festival is going to be a good one this year judging by the opening celabration. Think I might have to start collecting Pandora soon they have lots more charms than Love Links... I can have 2 right. Have a good one.

Lynda said...

What a great start to a fabulous week. Such a shame that David and Kellie are moving away - it's hard to train these guys.

Lyn said...

Have a great festival week and best wishes for your birthday

OzRose said...

Have the Teds allowed the Reindeer to help decorate then? LOL
Hope you have a wonderful Birthday Loz!!!!
Lots of hugs
xxx

Jen said...

Hello Loz,You are a lucky girl having such a great week so far, Pressies ,Family visits, xmas ornaments,jewelery and a Birthday, Happy Birthday to you. Did Rose survive the weekend with the littlies? Hope the rest of the week is as good.

Jo from the farm said...

sooooo sad to be missing the Festival of Loz, what fun:) a BIG cheers from me xx

Leanne said...

VERY late with this but HAPPY B/DAY. Sad to hear your boss is moving you will miss him a well trained boss is hard to find. Good to see all your happy photos.

River said...

I'm sorry I haven't been here for quite a while, I really should catch up more often!

I love the "stitching" mug and your three wise men are great!

Merry Christmas.