Friday, June 29, 2012

Almost in Istanbul


After a bon voyage lunch, we boarded for the first nine hour leg of our journey. At Hong Kong, a typhoon was expected, so our Turkish Airlines flight to Istanbul was brought forward by one and a half hours, in order to miss the expected wild weather. This meant a huge rush through the terminal for security, and the issuing of new boarding passes. We discovered that we had been seated two rows apart, but that was easily remedied by the ever helpful staff.

A nice sunset through the windows of the plane.

We did miss the weather, and the flight was smooth.
We are now one hour from Istanbul, and looking forward to the next challenge of finding our transfer to the Barcelo Saray.

Posted from another day in Paradise

Thursday, June 28, 2012

We are on our way to our Turkish Delight

A coolest morning, and I am dressed in summer clothes in readiness for landing in Istanbul in warm weather. Our cases are packed and loaded in the boot, we have said fond farewells to our wonderful house sitters, Wendy and John, and we are on our way ! How exciting!

- Posted from another day in Paradise

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

My Baby is 40!!

Where have all the years gone?

Now she is a star

And paints her nails exotic colours........her father would never have permitted this !


Posted from another day in Paradise

Monday, June 25, 2012

Cake Pops

Some weeks ago, I saw these cake pop tins shown in one of the morning papers...hopped on the internet whilst driving down to melbourne, and ordered the tin, or tins as it turned out ...

They come complete with the plastic, reusable sticks. You put the cake mix in the bottom tin, pop on the lid, cook the required amount of time, deocrate as you wish, and this is the delicious result.

I believe the tins are now available in Big W, and Spotlight if you would like to try them.   We found that covering them in melted chocolate was more successful than covering them with icing.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Long weekend in June

I have inherited twelve bags of knitting wool from my late sister Lyne. She was a knitter extraordinaire, and always had a big stash to go on with.

This is just a little of the stash. I have begun knitting with some of it, a scarf is finished, another on the way, and a jumper for Olivia. In the bags were some crocheted squares, the grandies staying the weekend were interested in learning to crochet.

They took to it so well, and Olivia was able to crochet and talk on the phone at the same time.

Gabe was making a rug for his bed.

Olivia made circles and chains.

This one is over five meters long, she was so keen she even took her work to church and crocheted there.

What a great way to spend a cold weekend, knitting, crocheting and snuggled up in front of a nice warm fire.