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I’m a 35 year old stay at home wife and mum living in country NSW. Hubby drives delivery trucks for a local furniture manufacturing company. My eldest daughter “Miss Lou” attends a swish boarding school in Sydney and her father, the freak is thankfully far far away in QLD. My other two children (daughter CJ/Miss MooΒ and son TJ) belong to hubby and live with us.

We have 3 cats, a very fat black labradour, a budgie and one black rabbit to round things out. We are fledgeling vege gardeners who would like to one day be a little self sufficient.

I have numerous hobbies including card making, jewellery making, a bit of stiching & sewing and cooking. And of course I spend wayyyyyy to much time online!

Hubby and I are both members of the Rural Fire Service. Our brigade is located on the edge of our town limits and we provide support to the local town brigade as well as the other rural brigades in our area. We also support aerial firefighting from our local airport (next door to our station) and provide personell for communications and catering. Hubby is also an instructor and I’m an a trainee instructor so we are heavily involved in the training side of things as well.

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1. Talia - December 15, 2007

I love about pages. πŸ™‚ Yours is really great. Feel like I know a bit more of who I’m reading about!

2. Bettina - December 17, 2007

Thanks Talia!

3. Dorothy Stahlnecker - January 2, 2008

Hello and great to know you..came over from Life in the country via the forum… I’ll be back..your stuff is interesting.

Dorothy from grammology
remember to call gram

4. FreeFromItAll - January 7, 2008

You KNOW I find you funny as all get out!

I was searching around to find who Miss Lou is and I just figured it out by reading this page. Both my husband and I have been wondering that since your New Year’s page! Mystery solved.

Do you have a category list so I could get caught up on Miss Lou? I would appreciate it. πŸ˜€

5. FreeFromItAll - January 7, 2008

you know us Americans, we’re too lazy to search…..we want it all and we want it NOW! bwahahahahha

6. FreeFromItAll - January 7, 2008

Shoot that last comment was supposed to be prefaced with: [said tongue in cheek]

7. anonymum - January 7, 2008

i was waiting to see ‘and a partridge in a pear tree”
nice place btw….

8. Bettina - January 7, 2008

Why thankyou **bows**

I’ll be getting the partridge in the pear tree after my chooks come πŸ˜‰ lol

Oh and I’ve added the catagory widget so you can find related posts about Miss Lou easily FreeFromItAll

9. FreeFromItAll - January 8, 2008

You get the “YOU TOTALLY ROCK” title for the day! Thanks, now I won’t feel so clueless on Miss Lou. πŸ™‚

10. FreeFromItAll - January 10, 2008

All caught up on the Miss Lou stories. Got some more?

11. Bettina - January 10, 2008

soon – things are a bit raw at the moment.

12. FreeFromItAll - January 10, 2008

I just saw a funny Miss Lou story posted. Thanks! πŸ™‚

13. Darlene - February 28, 2008

I found your website by mistake and could not leave …this has been the best peeking i have done in a long time. I call it peeking when i happen onto a stranger blog. I love it and just so you know you live where i have always wanted to visit … i love to learn about Australia…. just can’t figure out how to get there without flying or being on a ship…. scared of both. Anyways glad to have stopped in and God Bless YOU and your sweet lil family.
Take Care , Darlene, TEXAS

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