Saturday, September 27, 2008

HOT SPRING DAY..GRAND FINAL DAY..WONDERFUL MELBOURNE










WELL IT IS THE "LAST SATURDAY IN SEPTEMBER" WHICH MEANS GRAND FINAL (AFL FOOTBALL) DAY HERE IN MELBOURNE. THE CITY IS A BUZZ IN THE MORNING..AND THEN THE AFTERNOON IS LIKE A GHOST TOWN AS EVERYONE (WELL NEARLY EVERYONE)STAYS HOME TO WATCH THE FINAL ON TV..
I AM NOT A GREAT FOOTY FAN...BUT THERE IS NOTHING LIKE THE SPECTACLE OF A GRAND FINAL WITH 100,000 SCREAMING FANS AT THE M.C.G..SO I SHALL BE WATCHING IT LIVE ON TV..
I MUST ADMIT THOUGH THAT I AM SITTING AT MY COMPUTER .. LISTING THIS BLOG AND DOING MY EBAY...WHILST WATCHING THE TV AND OVERLOOKING MELBOURNE..SO I AM VERY LUCKY!!

DURING THE WEEK I WAS CLEANING UP MY OUTSIDE PATIO/BBQ AREA AND ADDED A FEW LITTLE CREEPY CRAWLIES TO OUR TABLE...A BIG METAL SPIDER..TWO SMALLER SPIDERS AND A FLYING PIG (OF ALL THINGS!!)..
I HOPE THERE IS SOME METHOD IN MY MADNESS AS I AM AN ARACHNAPHOBIC..I JUST AM SCARED STIFF OF SPIDERS..MY MUM SENT DOWN A DRAWING I DID AT SCHOOL (WHEN I WAS ABOUT 10..I AM 51 NEXT MONTH..SO THAT IS HOW LONG SHE HAS KEPT IT)...AND GUESS WHAT IT FEATURES..A HOUSE WITH BLACK SPIDERS HANGING OFF WINDOWS/DOORS...(MY HUBBY DEFINATELY THINKS I HAVE A PROBLEM)!!
ANWYAY I SAW THESE BIG METAL SPIDERS IN OUR LOCAL WONDERFUL GIFT SHOP..AND THOUGHT I SHALL BUY THEM..PUT THEM ON THE PATIO..IN A PROMINENT POSITION..SO WHILST WALKING PAST EVERY DAY I CAN SEE THEM AND MAYBE CONQUER MY FEAR!!

DO YOU LOVELY LADIES THINK THIS IS A GOOD OR A BAD IDEA?? I HAVE ACTUALLY THREATENED MY 19 YO SON STILL LIVING AT HOME..THAT HE HAD BETTER NOT DARE THINK OF PUTTING ONE OF THEM IN MY BED/UNDER MY PILLOW AS A JOKE...OTHERWISE HE WILL BE "GROUNDED FOR LIFE"!! LOL.

I SEEM TO BE CONSTANTLY CLEANING...DUST EVERYWHERE..AND ALL THE TIME!! SO FINALLY GOT MY EBAY ROOM BACK IN SOME SORT OF ORDER...HAD THE CARPET AND TWO COUCHES STEAMED CLEANED..AND IT MAKES ONE FEEL SOOO MUCH BETTER WITH THINGS BEING NICE & CLEAN AND FRESH FOR SPRING..

JUST ONE LAST THING..I FOUND THIS GORGEOUS SUNFLOWER PRINT DURING THE WEEK AND JUST HAD TO HAVE IT...HOW BEAUTIFUL AND REALISTIC DOES IT LOOK...AS LAVENDER/SUNFLOWERS ARE MY TWO FAVOURITE SUMMER FLOWERS..

SO OFF NOW TO WATCH THE FOOTBALL..LIST GOODIES ON EBAY...ENJOY A GLORIOUS MELBOURNE DAY..

XX ANDREA

PS..I HAVE MESSED UP THE SEQUENCE RE PHOTOS..AND HAVE TRIED TO FIND WHERE TO EDIT THEM..BUT CANNOT FIND IT!! SO PLEASE BEAR WITH OUT OF SEQUENCE PHOTOS..

6 comments:

Gail McCormack said...

Hi Andrea
First of all I always enjoy my visit to your blog, you must not pull the pin! I think us Melbournians may have been feeling a little dreary after winter.
I'm not sure about your spider theory, let me know if it works, I do love your sunflower print, the lavender and yellow as contrasts always looks good I think. Hope you had an enjoyable Grand Final Day, the weather was perfect!

MelsRosePlace said...

Hi Andrea, love your immersion theory with the spiders!! We get some whoppers up here and i am going to try to get braver this summer. Hope you had a good weekend, Mel xxx

My Pink & Cream Cottage said...

Oooooh Andrea,
Let me tell you I am terrified of spiders, growing up in NZ although most of our spiders were harmless, they are however huge, & I would have a panic attack every time I saw one. So not sure on your spiders on the table, I could not do it, although I just love your Flying Pig!. We have our Grand Final this weekend, my Warriors lost last weekend so I will be backing my old team Manly!
Anyway Sweet, hope they help you over come your fear as I do know what i is like.
Lyn xoxoxox

Sarah said...

Hi Andrea,
Please don't pull the pin! Your jottings are always great to read, I am getting back into the swing of blogging again, I too felt that I didn't have much to share & felt I was boring people with mundane day to day goings on, BUT, it is quite refreshing to read about others, the good days & the bad, home life, work, anything really. I am going to only blog about once a week or maybe even twice if something really exciting happens that way I'm not putting to much pressure on myself to keep up with the other bloggers who seem to be consistantly doing new posts.
Love & Hugs,
Sarah xxx

Siobhan said...

Hi Andrea,

I agree, dont pull the pin!!!

Oh spiders....I hate spiders...I suck them up with my vacume LOL.

Siobhan xo

Country Wishes said...

Love the pics on your wall Andrea.. Oh but the spidies, the spidies, so creepy and crawly, can you tell Im a little afraid?..lol