Adele’s Update….. Finally

By Danndel, December 10, 2010 9:27 am

Yes Daniel, ok I’ll do a blog update from me :o )

Thought I’d tell you about my Pop’s 90th. It was it late October and the Rummery clan descended on Glen Innes from all over the place.

The weekend started on the Saturday as everyone started to arrive, we had a family BBQ at Pop’s place on the old brick BBQ that’s up the back, hadn’t been used in about 20 years but it still worked!!!

Sunday was Pop’s birthday and we held a special birthday lunch for him up at the New England Club, it was a great day and my cousin and his wife organised a professional photographer to take some happy snaps!!

So here are a few, starting of course with the birthday boy himself…

Then us with Pop….

And I couldn’t resist this one, 4 generations of Rummery’s…

I can’t help but point out the youngest cousin on my Uncle Phil’s lap, little Kyle he was only 4 months old and soooooo cute!!!

So it was a lovely weekend, even if our accommodation was a little dodgy, we stayed in a very old, run down hotel, but it was next door to McDonald’s and Daniel did the coffee run on they way back from his run one morning :o )

So for more recent stuff, I am well, how can I not be, I have become a lady of leisure. My lovely husband does EVERYTHING, he cooks, cleans, does washing, he does everything :o ) I’m 25 weeks now and going strong, going for my glucose test next week, provided I don’t forget, I’ve become some what forgetful!!

Next weekend we head up to Sydney on Saturday, we spend the night with good friends Gemma & Sam and we’re going to the Bon Jovi Concert, YAY!!! I’ve been waiting all year for this concert and I promise to blog about it!!! Then on Sunday we head up to Ballina, can’t wait to see everyone :o )

So I think that enough rambling for now, I promise to try and update more regularly :o )

Adele’s Christmas Wish List

By Danndel, December 9, 2010 8:43 am

Well its more of a list of things I like just to give people ideas…

- Scarves

- Pandora Charms

- Anything from Beach Side Bargins (love that shop)

- Gift vouchers to buy books

- Pink’s Best of Album

- Candles

- Cook books

That’s all I can think of right now, hope that is helpful.

It`s Been A While

By Danndel, May 25, 2010 9:28 am

…since either of us have updated our poor neglected blog. You may have noticed though that Daniel has been doing some work on the graphics, he is very clever  ) In actual fact our whole web site crashed last week and he has had to restore the whole lot!!!

So thought I’d start with the latest Random Dozen (please excuse the lack of pictures I’m being very slack).

#1 Would you rather host a party or simply attend a party?

I prefer to host the party cause I love to entertain and it also means I’ll actually know everyone at the party!!

#2 Tell us about the most memorable party you’ve been to.

ooh, that would probably be the party that I went to at a colleagues house, she had decided to have a party for her hubby cause he’d never had one and sadly it ended up badly with a huge fight breaking out in the middle of the back yard and the cops being called.

#3 What is one thing you hope for in the afterlife?

As long as I get to spend with my hubby I’m happy.

#4 What do you enjoy most about sunshine?

It seems to make people happy  )

#5 When you attend a bridal/baby shower, do you prefer to bring your own gift or chip in with others to buy a larger gift?

Depends but probably chip in with others.

#6 Would you rather have a FREE week of having your house cleaned or all of your meals cooked for you and your family?

Having my house cleaned, I love cooking.

#7 What song describes your mood today?

Don’t worry be happy

#8 What is something you received for your own bridal shower/wedding that you still own or use?

For us it wasn’t crystal salad bowls it was wine glasses, we have so many and all different sorts!!! Still had to go a buy a plastic champagne flute for Daniel to drink his pink champagne in though  )

#9 You favourite flavour of ice cream?

Boysenberry, yum!!

#10 When was the last time you felt ‘tested’?

Every day at work at the moment!!

#11 _______ is a food that once I start eating I find it hard to stop.

Can I pick more then one… bread, chocolate, chips, ice cream, any sort of junk food really.

#12 _______ is the best motivation.

Stress. I tend to work well under pressure its when I get the most done.

So an update on the goings on in our world, we’ve been fairly busy lately getting the cars sorted out. Our trusty old Commodore is gone, we ‘traded’ it in so we didn’t have to go through the pain of trying to sell it. We finally got the windows tinted on the new car last Friday, looks good!!

We’ve seen a couple of movies lately – Iron Man 2 was good and Beneath Hill 60 was brilliant, best movie I’ve seen in a long, long time. Daniel has seen some others too but I can’t remember which ones.

We’re also getting ready to have our house painted, we gave up trying to do it ourselves so we are in the process of having a big clean out and packing up our rooms etc Painting officially starts on 14th June and we will be moving out of our house for the week and staying at Mum and Dad’s.

Not much else to share really, work has been full on but then again as I said above I tend to work well under pressure so hopefully that continues to be true. I did make one of my staff members cry the other day, was not a great moment for me but I personally didn’t think that I was being unreasonable I was just asking her to do her job!!

Daniel is good bit tired though as the road works going on behind our house has been preventing him from getting much sleep. I’m not sure if its the rain we’ve had for the last couple of days but they haven’t been around this week so hopefully he’ll get more sleep this week.

Ellie and Azrael are both good, neither are enjoying the colder weather, Azrael complains constantly cause he wants to go outside but its too cold and Ellie flatly refuses to get out bed of a morning.

So its late and time for bed, I hope your all well, till next time take care xxx

Another Random Dozen

By Danndel, April 21, 2010 10:13 am

1. Ever had any run ins with the Library police?

Only if you count having to pay huge library fines, the worse was the $92 fine I had to pay while at Uni!!!

2. Do you have special organizational plans and a place for wrapping paper, gift bags etc, or do you just purchase whenever you need as you give gifts?

Nope I have a stash of wrapping paper and bags always on the ready, mainly because I usually forget about the wrapping and it usually ends up a last minute thing.

#3 Have you ever been in (first -hand witness to) a natural disaster?

I did witness the Canberra Bushfires, it was scary, could actually see on of the fires from our bed room window.

#4 What’s your favourite Barry Manilow song?

Can’t say I have one.

#5 What’s the best costume you’ve ever worn?

The only one that I can remember is when I went to a friends party dressed as a Hippy in one of my Mum’s old orange and brown afgans from the 70’s.
#6 What’s your favourite breakfast food?

Croissants with Jam or failing that toast made with Bakers Delight White Loaf with sesame seeds, YUM!!
#7 Which do you use more a dictionary or a thesaurus?

The dictionary, I am a terrible speller.
#8 Have you ever purchased anything from an infomercial?

Yes, we bought some knifes from Danoz Direct ages ago. Daniel would love the Magic Bullet and I would love the Sham-Wow!!

#9 Have you ever crawled through a window?

Yep, but its not that exciting it was just through Mum and Dad’s kitchen window whenever I locked myself out of the house.

#10 Do you believe in love at first sight?


#11 How many pairs of jeans do you own?

A couple and none of them fit!!

#12 If someone were going to bake a cake to honor/represent you, what would it be?

Death by chocolate mud cake!!!

Random Dozen – 2nd Cup of Coffee

By Danndel, April 17, 2010 10:14 am

1. How do you feel about “Gladiator” sandals also called “Roman” or “Jesus” sandals? A fashion yea or nay?

That would be a definite NAY from me.

2. What is your favourite pizza?

BBQ Chicken on thin and crispy base.

3. There are plans to sell roughly 1,000 items from Star Trek:The Experience in Las Vegas. This means that you could buy Picard’s chair for your family room. If not a Star Trek, what prop, background, set from what movie would you buy if you could?

Hhmmm good question, I’d take Edward Cullen’s Aston Martin Vanquish. Not that you get to see it in the movie but it should be in the movie!!

4. Name a local food or restaurant that your area is famous for.

Central Cafe on the main street is famous for its King Size meals, they really are HUGE!!! But the Rendezvous, also on the main street, does King Size meals as well and is much better then Central Cafe. Rendezvous also provides free garlic bread and after dinner mints!!

5. What is your current favourite snack?

I’ve just discovered Weight Watchers Cookie Crunch Ice Cream Bars, YUM!!

6. Hypothetical: You are required to be a reality show contestant. Which show would you choose based on your probability of success? (You cannot choose ‘none’)

A. Dancing With The Stars

B. Biggest Loser

C. Survivor

I’d have to choose Biggest Loser, cause I couldn’t dance to save myself and I refuse to go anywhere where I can’t plug my hairdryer in )

7. On a scale of 1-10, with 1 being uninhabitable and 10 being cleanliness that meets the standards of OCD, how clean is your vehicles interior?

At the moment I’d given my car a 6, it needs to be vaccumed.

8. It doesn’t feel like Spring until ……..

I see blossoms on trees or like Kirsty I’ve popped a few Claryntine )

9. Something that made you laugh really hard recently is….

Can’t remember but it was probably something that Daniel did, he cracks me up )

10. Tell me about a goal you’re working toward.

Its all about weight loss, I’ve lost 14kg so far, 6kg to go to reach my next goal (I’m working in 10kg increments).

11. Share a thought provoking or inspiring quote this week

When I read this one my favourite little saying immediately popped into my head its not really inspirational but it always makes me smile:

“I’d like to be a glow worm cause a glow worms never glum, cause how can you be grumpy when the sun shines out your bum”

12. Name one thing you do as a parent that you absolutely know will make your kids happy. If you’re not a parent, feel free to substitute ‘friend’ or nomenclature that works for you.

I’m at a loss on this one, I’m not a parent and I can’t think of anything else, sorry!!

Random Dozen

By Danndel, April 9, 2010 10:22 am

I pinched this off Kirsty’s blog I thought it would be fun to do it too.

I don’t have pictures though because I’m still having trouble uploading them

1. Define a great relationship – I also think that my relationship with my wonderful husband is pretty amazing!! I am constantly amazed that I am apart of something that is so wonderful, Daniel is so patient, tolerant, understanding and patient with me even when I really don’t deserve it. Daniel is the calm, relaxed, logical one and I am the frantic, neurotic, crazy one we complement each other well

2. What was the last food/drink you purchased at a drive through? That would be KFC about a month ago.

3. What is your favourite breed of dog? That would definitely have to be Miniature Schnauzer.

4. If you had to move to a state besides the one you currently live, where would you move? Ummm, I’m kind of happy where we are if I moved from NSW it would probably be back to ACT  )

5. If you could change anything about the way you were raised, what would it be? Ummm, really not sure??

6. Who is the funniest person you know? Daniel, he cracks me up constantly )

7. Did you get enough sleep last night? Yep, slept like a log.

8. What was the first thing you though about this morning? Where is the snooze button??

9. Grilled or fried? Fried all the way, especially if fried in Macadamia Oil, YUM!!!

10. Are you afraid of the dark? Not really, but I don’t like being outside in the dark by myself.

11. When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? A teacher

12. If you had one word to describe yourself what word would you choose? Organised

Adele`s First Blog Post

By Danndel, April 6, 2010 10:24 am

Hi All thought I’d write a blog entry for our flash new blog.

Its been awhile since I updated sorry, I keep meaning to update my blog I swear!!!

So we had a good Easter weekend, best part for me is that Daniel is now rotating into weekends off so I got to spend Friday and Saturday with him )

Our Easter long weekend started with a trip to the circus Stardust Circus last Thursday  night. I tried to upload a photo that Daniel took but couldn’t get it to work?!?!?!

(Phroghollow Edit : I could teeheehee)

Anyway, it was a very traditional circus complete with animals, I liked it even though it was very corny!! I think Daniel got a laugh or two out of it as well.

Friday we painted, so over painting in fact we’ve decided that its time to pay someone to do it for us!! We’ve still got the lounge, DVD room, laundry, stairwell, hall way and 2 more bedrooms to go!!

Saturday we went car shopping, Daniel is still trying to convince me to go for Toyota Hilux, I have agreed to test drive one… So this Saturday we will hopefully going for a test drive.

Sunday, Daniel had to go back to work but I spent the day down at Mum and Dad’s with the family, it was a really good day lots of alcohol was consumed unfortunately not by me though as I had to drive ( I did however enjoy lots of chocolate, I now just have to work it all off at the gym.

Monday was a quiet day, Daniel went to work, I went to the gym I did an extra 10mins cardio and double weights, was wrecked for the rest of the day )

So that was our Easter, we haven’t really been up to much else we did go and see Alice in Wonderland a couple of weeks ago, both really enjoyed it. We also went and saw the French Masters Exhibit at the National Gallery, Daniel brought me a print of my favourite Van Gough painting which I will one day have framed.

I also attempted to get an iPhone the other week, except stoopid Optus wouldn’t let me upgrade my plan with out paying termination fees so I have to wait another 12 months, stoopid Optus.

Ellie and Azrael are both good, Ellie continues to wrap Daniel around her paw, she climbs on to his lap of an evening and lays her head on his chest and gives him the cutest puppy dog look ) Azrael is still very cute as well, still dragging his blankie all over the house, my friend Jacqui is knitting him a new one cause the old one is slowly falling apart.

So that all from the Queanbeyan connection, hope everyone is well!!

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