All Gone.


It is. 2009. All gone now. All I have to remember it by is a Punk who is a whole lot taller, thousands of photos (I am not even exaggerating, and I don't know if that's good or bad...), yellow hair and... oh, a new house!

And there I was yesterday thinking it had been a rather uneventful year! When I look back over my blog, which I might add, hasn't even been going strong for a year yet, I see some things I am proud of, things I was excited about, lots and lots of happy things & time spent with my little family.

Again I have to say how happy I am that I came back to blogging with a new enthusiasm, I have loved it ever since & I thank all of you for being there for me to talk to, for commenting, for sharing, for inspiring. I appreciate it, and you, very much. I look forward to another year of blogging, laughing, creating & sharing with you!

I was super lucky this year - I won a bunch of fabulous blog giveaways, and a couple of crafty competitions, one of the most exciting being the Living Creatively Opshop Ship Shape challenge in which my buffet took home the blue ribbon.

Speaking of opshops, I squirreled away many a great find & glorious bargain in 2009, one of the best being my $5 chair... I do go on about my love for this chair... but it is so comfortable, and cool looking, and $5!

We went camping for the first time, went to the beach lots, baked a little & generally had a quite lovely time. Not a bad year then, was 2009.

2010 has lots of excitement in store though, I think it may very well be a lot less sedate than the year that was - I WILL get my licence (..in 12 days perhaps...? It pays to be positive. If not then, then sometime after, but definitely this year! If I can't pass my test in a whole year, well, I doubt I should be on the road anyway...!), we WILL be moving into 'The Cottage'. We WILL be painting & demolishing & sanding & sawing & polishing & hammering & ripping & shining... I WILL create more. I WILL be more.

These aren't resolutions. Oh no. I suck at resolutions & resolved years ago to have no more resolutions... (Hey... that means I DID actually stick to one!) but plain & simple facts.

A new chapter. A new year. A new decade.

Bring. It. On!


  1. What a wonderful year you have had (so many ace photos!!) ... and another goodie to look forward to. Best wishes for your driving test ... you can do it .... goooooooo Vic!!!

    Best wishes to you and the family for a very happy new year.

    Liesl xx

  2. hugs lovely mum of Punky!
    thanks for being so awesomely funny & witty & making me smile when I most need it.
    I wish you all the very best for your new Le Cottage adventures & goodluck with your driving test.
    hugs to you for just being...YOU!!

  3. Yep, a pretty good year Vic :D
    This year will be even better, just you wait!
    Thanks for being my all-time fav. read!
    Keep it coming,
    we love ya lots!!!

  4. Fantastic post! I need to join you with the driving test thing! Congratulations for going for it, can't wait to read more of your adventures.

    Happy New Year!!

  5. I'm going to hold you to getting your license, you so know that, don't you?

  6. Best wishes for 2010 Vic! Wishing you thousands more photos, lots more kooky hair colours and loads and loads of op shoppy goodness...oh and your licence too!

  7. The Happiest of New Years to you dear! Yes, I think we shall have to hit the ground running in 2010.
    It has been a joy to get acquainted with you in these couple of months, I so look forward to hearing about your adventures in the new year.

    And did I mention? I am quite taken with your doll hair. I have mad coloring whims quite often but, with my dark hair, I lose steam by the time the whole bleaching matter comes up. Of course, I could never do yellow, very few can you know...and you have pulled it off stunningly!

    Much love

  8. Liesl - Thanks... I shall imagine a cheer squad in my head yelling exactly that...!

    Cathie - You are the sweetest of sweethearts you know. That is all I am going to say on the matter.

    Zofia - I would be shocked & flattered if I didn't think you said that to all the bloggers! :p

    Romi - You make me feel better just knowing there are other mummies out there that don't drive! But yes, join me you must, and we shall hit the road!

    Tas - I hope you do! I am pretty sure I will get it, if not on my first try, then my second, or third...

    Sam - Thank you! Same to you... 'cept for the licence... ;)

    Kellie & Sara - Thanks! Happy New Year to you two lovelies!

    Lola, Lola, Lola, you've given me an idea for a post my dear, so thank you for that! Ditto on the reading of adventures - I am so glad I found your blog, you make me smile & then some...!

  9. Happy New Year Vic! You have inspired me with your hair I may go change mine tommorrow - look forward to reading more of your brilliant adventures x

  10. Sounds like you've got a great year ahead of you Vic. Enjoy your journey with your renovation of Le Cottage, it will be so much fun, hard work but so rewarding. Good luck with the driving test you'll do just fine and will love having it when you get it.

    Happy New Year, here's to a great year ahead!:)

  11. Woot woot for TWENTY TEN Thats rather big number isnt it. Happy New year to you and your two loved ones !!!!!

    Thanks for inspiring me and having this lovely blog of yours.

    ohhh I have a silly rhyme to remember what to do when pulling out from a parked car position I memorised it 10 yrs ago to get my license. I will email it to you because its pretty embarassing lol


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