Shooting with The Gamblers

Saturday passed with a down range kind of day! After a busy few weeks assessing and establishing we are almost there!

The weather was rather warm but nothing that a good ole icy pole can’t fix. Ooo brain freeze!

We had a great group of 17 turn out despite the heat.

Six stages with The Gamblers, saw Jack on top!! Woo hoo! Go man.

Things are starting to look good for The Duel Downunder!

Club Match Feb 2nd 2019

Hope you had a good one no matter where you are!

Kat xo


Happy Australia Day!

January 26th, Australia Day – marks the anniversary of the landing of the First Fleet at Port Jackson, New South Wales in 1788.

It causes controversy for some wanting to change the date, change the name of it but it is what it is! This is Australia! It is Australia Day!

Hope you have or have had a good day no matter where you are Australia Day or not.

Jack and I headed out this afternoon to catch a bus and then the tram (whole new experience doing that) up to Broadwater Parklands.

We met up with Dwayne and Sarah and grand baby boys. Who are growing way too fast!

There were bands, food vans, with water parks for little kids and big kids. Great spot!

We got a great spot too! Just near the jetty and right in front of two of the 3 barges for the fireworks, right on the edge of the beach.

We had a bite to eat, I built sand castles with Archer for a bit while Charlie napped and then we got ready for 7.45pm fireworks display. Brilliant idea and time for people with kids.

It certainly didn’t disappoint, the display was brilliant!!

Happy Australia Day mate!

Kat xo


When you buy a new ironing board cover and you haven't checked length, 'cause who would have thought that they aren't the same……..yeah, me.

So improvise! Had some fabric in the stash, cut out a whole new one for later and added a new piece to the bought one to make it fit!


Now I can get back to the task at hand which is ironing clothes and making them fit into the very small closet.

Kat xo


House Moving

So here we sit in our awesome red chairs, pondering tomorrow’s moving of stuff, hanging of pictures and shelves to be fixing.

The house sit came to an end on Saturday as we said goodbye to Joe and began the next phase of the adventure.

So it has been an industrious and busy unpack, culling some things and freaking out over electrical appliances not working. Thanks Google, we fixed the tv!! Oh and a new cable helped also! 😂😂

We have stripped the auction chairs and re-oiled them and gave them new feet. We now just need a table to work with them.

I’ve given a large pot and umbrella stand (previous target plate and mannequin stand!) a revamp in Satin Lagoon, a new South Western feel with the terra-cotta.

We have created a gallery wall and hung the hat racks in the spare bedroom which is almost tidy enough for a bed now.

We’ve installed a bin drawer, glass/grocery shelves and put together a shelf cabinet for the wardrobe and more. I am the flat-pack queen! Might get a job doing this!

Jack’s organised the shed, put together the BBQ or grill, mounted a tv on the wall and drilled and screwed where things needed to go. It has certainly made it interesting with a number of walls being concrete.

We have done a shoot or two and I neglected to put up the one from couple of weeks ago. Had a blast!

Had a day out with the girls to Eumundi Markets through last week. Sensational day!

Hope you’ve been busy and productive!

Stay chilled and carry on!

Kat xo

Looking For Work!

In the hustle and bustle of moving and re-establishing, waiting for my machines, fabrics and more, I’ve been scouring the job sites and many agencies with no such luck so far.

They all want experience in this that and the other but I have so much to give and could do them and more!

Here’s my job request ad! Maybe this will spark some interest!

I need some work, I’ll do anything,

All you need do, is give me a ring.

I just need a chance,

Here I thank you in advance.

Tomorrow is not a given

So for 4 years I’ve been livin’.

Nows my chance to prove to you

Hire me! Won’t be sorry if you do!

Anywhere along the Gold Coast

As far up as the Sunshine Coast,

I’ll show up with a smile

Give you more than a mile.

My work dedication

Proven history is sayin’

A qualified ceramics teacher,

Cake decorating had a feature,

Then ActewAgl for collections by phone,

This is what brought me into my own.

Team player, individual, met KPI,

System development, gave it a try

Then Supervisor and Manager Acting,

I soon left Credit for a better thing.

Operations was next, liaising with all,

Contractors, staff, had an absolute ball.

Inductions, moved furniture, set up IT,

Reporting, planning, I loved it you see!

A diploma was given for advancement in skill,

Then a Cert IV, still going with will.

I moved into Safety and down to the dam,

The Cotter was growing and so was my plan.

I gained confidence and approval from all these tough blokes,

I assisted, cared and laughed with their jokes.

Front end loaders and moxies I wish I had driven,

But confined spaces, tower cranes with them I was smitten.

Down to the poo farm for the next role,

Not afraid to get dirty I would go down that hole.

You see an all rounder willing to learn,

Challenge me as I’ve energy to burn.

So here now again I must request,

Let me show you how I do my best.

If you read this all the way to the end,

Just give me a call or email me friend.

I’m willing to train and do a lot more,

Just give me a job I’ll be grateful for.

Got to get creative these days!!

Have a good one and make each day count!

Happy New Year!

Jack, myself and Clancy got settled into an evening of drinks, music, swimming, snacks and dinner.

Joe (the house sit pup) was doing laps around the yard and waiting patiently for his snacks and dinner.

As the mozzie coil burns, the candle glows and the sound of some bit too close for comfort cane toads make their bullfrog noises, Jack and I would like to wish all our family near and far, cowboys, cowgirls and friends a very Happy New Year to you all across the world! May your year be full of good intentions, goals to be achieved and much much more.

love and hugs for a happy and prosperous New Year!

Jack and Kat xoxo


Jack and I are getting sorted and trying to find cheaper alternatives to new furniture etc that we know is not in the ‘yet to be delivered’ lot.

We found a new source with Lloyds Auctions online and scored pretty well this past week. We picked up 8 outdoor chairs for the back patio for the princely sum of $65 (with auction buyers premium add 12.5% = $73), 3 black mesh backed office chairs for $15 (with one going to my hairdressers son as we only needed 2) and a brand new, still in the wrapping, 7 layered, commercial grade queen mattress for $500 (RRP$3950) 😳😜 absolute bargains!

Back to the outdoor chairs. So with a few extra bucks for cleaner and oil annnnnd a little bit of sweat and elbow grease, the chairs are looking pretty nice! Hmmm one chair short of the can though so we will have to go to the hardware store for more.



After – thinking another coat will be required after they dry.

Not a bad days work in between chasing the dog a couple of times because he snuck out to go the neighbors and annoy their dog before returning when found! Lol!

They are a little patchy in colour but I figure I can pass that off as a ‘rustic intention’.

And THAT my friends is Boxing Day! Almost time for a swim!


Kat xo

P.S. dog behaving now while I am outside typing this.