Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Alphabet Blogging - B Is For ...

Howdy,

Now for the next instalment of Alphabet Blogging ...

B Is For ... BACK TO REALITY ...

Yep, reality has returned in the Meow household !!! The school holidays are over (gosh, two weeks fly by, don't they !?!), Chicky is back at school for her final term of Year 8, Hubby is back at work ... and I am still at home LOL. I return to work tomorrow (Wednesday) ... working only 2 shifts this week, Wednesday and Friday. Next week I have three ... Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.

We had a wonderful two weeks, spending the first week in The Grampians (see previous post), and the second week at our caravan in Bonnie Doon. We had some gorgeous Spring weather (tending toward Summer weather at times), but now it is back to Winter weather ... blah !!

You know, I really enjoy spending quality time with my family during the holidays, away from the reality of being at home (you know, housework, homework, work-work ... stuff like that!!). It is just something so special, something to remember for ever ... being a family, having fun, enjoying life to it's fullest, exploring new places.

B Is For ... BAMBI ...

Bambi ... now what can I say about her !?! She is my gorgeous, snuggly, huggable, lovable kitty cat ... who can also be the naughtiest little critter !! We have had her since September 2005, she was 8 months old when we got her ... she had been abandoned, and was picked up and brought to an animal shelter. She was a very timid, frightened, skinny little thing when we got her. Nothing like what she is now. Now she is a well fed, happy, fairly well adjusted, friendly kitty (although can be quite skittish, when someone new enters the house, or when I vaccuum !!!). She also rules the house, and us humans who live in it !!! But, isn't that normal for a household with a cat in it !?! I love being a cat slave !!! I also love the attention she chooses to give me ... the purrs, the kisses (licks), and smooches she bestows on me. I feel so special. And I really believe that I am special ... cats choose who they share their love with ... they are very particular !!

B Is For ... BONNIE DOON ...

This photo was taken just the other day, early in the morning. My Hubby woke up early, and went walking with the camera ... the mist was just lifting, and it was just beautiful out there.

According to the Bonnie Doon Website ... "Bonnie Doon is a small town situated in North East Victoria on the edge of Lake Eildon and is the Gateway to The HIGH COUNTRY. It is most well known these days as a holiday/weekend destination for waterskiiers, fisherman and boat enthusiasts." Bonnie Doon is also the location of parts of the great Aussie movie, The Castle. If you've never seen this movie, you don't know what you are missing. It is great fun, very corny, and stars some great, well known, Aussie actors.

We have been coming to Bonnie Doon for probably 16 or so years. Originally, we were campers, in our trusty tent. Then, we bought our caravan, a permanent, annual site in a caravan park called Peppin Point, back in early 1996. We have spent the great majority of our holidays there since then. We have met some amazing people there, and had some amazing fun. Unfortunately, we have now sold the caravan, and will be going up next Saturday for the last times as annuals ... and will be handing over the keys to the new owners. I actually feel rather sad about this, although it is something we have been wanting to do for quite some time (we want to buy an off road camper and do some more travelling ... and realised we can't do it all, so had to relinquish something ... and Bonnie Doon it had to be !). I imagine we will be heading up this way now and then, but camping (either in our tent, or when we get our camper), rather than the way we have been doing it for the past 12 years. Oh well, life is always full of changes, isn't it.

B Is For ... BLOGGING ...

I have been blogging now for almost three years, and I love, love, love it. Although in recent times I haven't been at it as regularly as I used to, I still really enjoy it. I have "met" some amazing people in the Blogosphere, and have also physically met some of them. The majority of bloggers that I have "met" come across as genuinely lovely people. I guess we are drawn to blogs that we can relate to, and the people who write them appear to be people who we may connect with in the real world. I feel that the majority of the time, the way people appear in their blogs, is the way they really are (at least in the blogs I read!!). I'm probably rather naive in thinking this way, but I feel it would be very difficult trying to be someone you are not, post after post after post, without giving yourself away somehow. I'm probably wrong, but this is the way I feel ... OK !?!

B Is For ... Better Go Now, Time's Getting Away From Me ...

Enough for me for now ... I have bored (another "B") you enough for this post. I'll be back with the next instalment soon.

Enjoy your week.

Take care,

10 comments:

Puss-in-Boots said...

What a lovely post, Connie. Your Bambi is just beautiful...she knows she's loved.

I agree with you, about the people we become friendly with on our blogs are probably people we'd connect to in the real world. I've met some bloggers, too, and we've got on so well. I think it's a great way to meet people and my blog friends, whether I've met them or not, are just as precious to me as friends I've made physically.

Sooo, the Bonnie Doon site is finally sold...it'll be funny not hearing about your holidays there, but if you're going further afield, then there should be some spectacular photos to show...

Glad all is well in your world.

Cecil said...

Hey Connie.. I like that you included Bambi in your "b" post! She is so pretty! and you can tell how much you love her just by the way you talk about her... that's sweet! I bet is is sad to sell your caravan but now you will be going other places and taking lots of pictures to show us all! Have fun.... Cecil

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Very inventive, Connie. Blogging had to be one of the entries!

Peter said...

B Is For... Bloody good post Connie, go and have a dabble with my contest if you get a chance.

Pear tree cottage! said...

Connie Hello! I am so pleased to be visiting and for the very first time I get to see all of your blog we now have broadband and dialup is gone.....the challange is over as to how to get to see all of a post....how sad!! lol lol lol

Anyway glad you enjoyed your holiday and reality is a blast isn't it!! Lee-ann

Greeneyes said...

Hello Dear Friend ,
Glad to see you come up for air!LOL
Bambi is such a striking pussycat isn't she ,she can certainly strike a pose HAHA , isnt it nice when they love on you , esp when you wanna hug on them :-)

The Pic B took is awesome , I love it ,it is such beautiful country there , AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH one day perhaps, If everone there is a wonderful as you are it is worth the journey :-)

I guess your busy with Chicky in school and work /life , but tuck in your heart when having a rough day , I am thinking of you and wish happiness for you always .
HUGS and Love


Greeneyes

DayByDay4-2Day said...

I wish I could have been on that walk taking that photo is is gorgeous!!

Jeanette said...

Hi Connie. B is for Bambi She is beautiful.. glad you had a wongerful time in the Grampians and Bonnie Doone.

Alex said...

This "alphabet blogging" is a cool idea.

dragonflyfilly said...

Bambi is a gorgeous Mancoon, eh, as evidenced by that very precise "M" on the forehead.

pj