This blog is all about me......I come here for respite in between caring for JoJo (our Daughter who has Special Needs)......I am addicted to starting new projects......I am becoming a fabric-a-holic... I love to try out recipes... take a beach walk and breathe in that salty blue air......love to have coffee...sip a glass of champagne......read a book......I am Queen of the Armchair and am inspired by all the wonderful blogs out there!!!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

A Trip Up To The 'Big Smoke'...and Halloween...or, It's All About JoJo!!!

Yesterday we had no power here for the day...we had had notice of this, and I thought why not go up to Canberra for the day and check out the shops to see what Halloween stuff they had...
Halloween is slowly creeping into our part of the world and JoJo loves to celebrate ALL occassions!!!


We needed a coffee and first stop after the drive is The Blue Olive...
a great cafe...great coffee and a whole shelf devoted to gluten free cakes!!!


JoJo looking at some mags while I ordered...


a large cappaccino...


marshmallows for JoJo...


pistachio for me...


Here she is looking surprised on the famous carousel...a must do every time we come up...



Check out this gorgeous gown!!!


A bright green tie that JoJo HAD to have...


We finished off the day with ice cream martinis...


Set up a quick table with her new goodies...


And we actually got 2 lots of Trick or Treaters...
FUN...FUN...FUN!!!
JoJo really gets us into the spirit of the occassion...
she always seems to know what's going on and makes us stop and think...
  be in the moment and have fun!!!

And followed by Halloween we have the Melbourne Cup and, yes she wanted to wear a hat for that too...I can't help but get caught up in it all...

As JoJo would say...Take It Easy!!!

21 comments:

Zuly said...

Hi Dzintra:
Nice day with JoJo.
Happy Halloween.
Zuly Castillo U. - COSTA RICA

YONKS said...

What a magnificent day you had, the coffee, the muffins, THAT DRESS and those Chocolate Martinis! My mouth is watering, you are a girl after my own heart :-)
Thanks for stopping by today.
Blessing to you!
Di
x

Simone de Klerk said...

What a great post and thank you, JoJo, for keeping us in the moment and reminding to take it easy.

Kath said...

Looking good JoJo!

Rachaeldaisy said...

You and JoJo have such delicious days out on the town! Iove JoJo's big green tie! It's great to remember the moment and to take it easy!!

Kate-Show and Tell said...

What a lovely post dzintra....You are so blessed to have such a gorgeous girl in your life to keep it exciting and busy.....Have a lovely day...xo

Notjustnat said...

Glad you and Jo Jo enjoyed the big smoke! All's looking scrumptious on the food front! Happy Halloween to you - Hugs Nat

Bev C said...

Hello Dzintra,

JoJo had a great day out with you. My goodness that dress is stunning. Good to see JoJo had a ride on the carousel again. Just have to say that I love JoJo's glove.
Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Pooch Purple Reign said...

looks like fun to me !!
~laura xx

Jeni said...

What a great day you two must have had ....love the cakes and coffee
well done ladies

Palomasea said...

Looks like such a splendid day you shared with your sweet girl! Great tie, JoJo!
Wonderful...

Love and peace,
- Irina :)

catita said...

Hi dzintra,
I am sorry we did not catch up this time that you came to canberra
Maybe next time you can call me if we can catch up!!!!!!
Lots of love,
Marianela
Xoxoxoxoxoxox

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

GOOD MORNING DEAR FRIENDS!!!!!! OH, I am so late here!!! But Jojo, YOU ARE PRECIOUS! You always know how to have fun my dear Dzintra!!!! BISOUS, ANita

Mrs Quilty said...

What a wonderful day trip you had and what fun together!

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

I think it's all wonderful and festive. And all those delicious sweets...Wow. I was thinking of you this week, and here you are. Hope the arm is much better. Mine has gotten much, much better since I started exercising like a crazy woman again. Still crackles a bit - but that's just old age! Take care and thanks for coming by -
Catherine xx

rosie said...

You always have such fun together, you and JoJo.. It looked like a very special day..
Gluten free, and a whole shelf full.... yummmmm

Nezzy said...

What fun and Chocolate Martinis too!!! Girl, ya sure know how to live the good life!

God bless and have an extraordinary day sweetie!!!

Carla said...

HI Dzintra what a lovely post about Jo Jo, so lovely to meet her.. You girls certainly had a great time in Canberra (lucky the power went off) and I am lusting after those cakes and icecream.. mmm.. so lovely. Carla xx

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

An though you my dear friend, are "down under", I look UP to YOU as a beautiful human being with all the dreams as INFINITE as the November skies.....be well and enjoy HEALING!!! Anita

A Magical Whimsy said...

Hello, Dzintra
I loved your post...so sweet to be out with your daughter having a good time.
I found Teesha Moore's website and went crazy viewing all that she has posted...even four free videos for making a quilted fabric journal which she posted two years ago...such scrumptious fabric lovliness! I find something new everyday to lift my spirits...new blogs or new craft videos.
Have a lovely week!
Teresa in California

Terry said...

Just as Halloween should be for the young and the young at heart

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