Happy Days



These were happy days..the top two photos are from Feb 12th this year when we sold our house that we had lived in since 1975. We had already bought a new unit and bottom photo  is where we put up the sold sign on 17th Feb. After our bad year last year we have downsized and moved much nearer to our kids.

My Cancer Journey

This is a double page for Challenge yourself August documenting tough times. I was diagnosed in Feb 2021 with Breast Cancer,I kept a photo journal rather than a written journal…these pics are just an overview of 2021. Thought I would explain using each pic Pic 1  a lovely gift from my daughter and her family. 2.Beautiful flowers from a friend in England through a scrapbooking group.3. Having Chemo 4. A day cropping after one of my chemos..One of the many wonderful nurses…the chemo I had is the most toxic and it has  a nickname the Red Devil 6. The feel better look good workshop I went to..I loved this and we were gifted a heap of skin care and cosmtics. Page 2 Pic 1.Our 6 year old granddaughter said I could borrow her Elsa Wig Pic 2 mFlowers from my sisters who live in different states in Australia and because of Covid werent able to visit. Pic 3 My birthday at my sons house where I was staying  as My husband had had a stroke and was at my daughters. Pic 4 At my daughters when hubby was in Hospital. Pic 5 Meeting up with family..I didnt see my husbnd for nearly 2 months because of Covid. This was about a week after my Mastec tomy. Pic 6 Last day of Chemo with my  our eldest son..he was given an exemption to come in because of my situation…So all in all a very tough year.

You and Me



My layout for the February moodboard for Challenge Yourself..I have used some very old papers for this layout of myself with our daughter on her 30th Birthday

The Apartment

Hi..I thought I would share the last layout I have done of me on a page.This was in August this year..I was still having Chemotherapy and my hubby had a stroke. I went to stay with my Daughter and when hubby came out of hospital he went to our daughters and I went to our eldest sons. This photo is in an apartment that the govt let them stay as there were very noisy train works opposite their house.so I wanted to scrap this for their daughter..We slept together in a King size bed and in the morning we took a few photos.

Happy Togather

This is for the May Challenge ..Put your best face forward..So I have made this layout of the lovely day we first were able to catch up with one of our families after our long lockdown in Melbourne during Covid last year..We still couldn’t go further than 25 Kms from home so we met half way in a park..it was Nov 3rd Melbourne Cup Day…I’ve included a pic of me with our granddaughter wearing masks. It was a lovely day.

I am Blessed

This is for Challenge Yourself March blog challenge…about who I am.I have  scrapped these pics before for our grandchildren but wanted to do one for me and thought this challenge would be perfect. I have written  I am a daughter..a wife .a mother an Auntie  ..a friend..a nurse..a photographer A breast cancer survivior. and hope to be again as 19 years later I have just been diagnosed with Breast Cancer for a second time…started chemotherapy last Friday for 6 months..I am also a survivor of Sexual Abuse at the hands of a Church Minister when I was a young Mum..still working on that one..but most of all I am blessed with my beautiful family ..children and grandchildren who I love dearly and I still have my faith in God


Layout for February Challengeyourself blog with the theme of love…Hubby and I at our youngest sons wedding in 2012

2020..Year in review

My page for Challenge Yourself for December..As the challenge was anything goes I decided to document the Covid year for me..as I have scrapped pages for our grandkids to remember 2020 I thought why not one for me..We had 2 lockdowns in Melbourne.I had a corneal transplant in April (after it was cancelled in March…I have covered that plus my walks..my hubby helping me put a colour in my hair..my long hair (for me) and when I finally got to hairdressers..my birthday cake that my hubby turned up with on his walk…photos with grandkids when we finally caught  up with them..and a beach photo when we could go further than 25Kms to where our triplet grandchildren live..and who had morphed from babies to toddlers in the 4 months we didnt see them..and last but not least my scraproom where I spent most of my time in lockdown doing what I love…This page is not a work of art but a work of the heart. I must add that we had a lovely holiday in New Zealand Feb March just before the pandemic.

Turning 7

This page is for ChallengeYOUrself October mood baord of Autumn colours…I didnt have much in my stash for autumn colours so I came up with this…my 7th birthday..1956..Mum always got out a lovely cloth for the table for the cake and Dad came out with his brownie box camera…seeing these are coloured they would have been slides…which has got me thinking ..did he use his brownie for these..I will google it to find out