Wednesday, August 14, 2013

I can't believe how quickly times flies by, its been ages since I have even looked at this blog or anyone's blog really.  For me Instagram has taken over from blogging and Facebook. If you want to follow me on Instagram I'm here My life has changed a lot over the past year, fitness and health has taken over from craft and scrapbooking.   I am currently doing my Cert III in Fitness and will then do my Cert IV and become a personal trainer.  I hope to inspire my famiy and friends to live a happy healthy life. 

Take care, Love to you all

Cherie xoxo

Saturday, November 19, 2011

RIP Our beautiful Grandmar and Great Grandmar Mary Coghill,
many beautiful memories we will cherish forever

I thought of you with love today
but that is nothing new
I thought about you yesterday
and days before that too,
I think of you in silence
I often speak your name
All I have are memories
and your picture in a frame
Your memory is my keepsake
with which I’ll never part
God has you in His keeping
I have you in my heart

RIP Mar xoxoxoxoxox

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Random Shots Of Us....

Chloe and her 3 BFF's won the Year 7 Girls Victorian School Badminton Championships. Very proud to have a State champ in our family!!!

Velvet just being Velvet, very cheeky and a wild wild imagination!!

Chloe, Georgia and myself going to the Netball Dinner.

Jasper ready to play in the Lightning Premiership. The elephant is a toy he had home from school for the week which he had to write about and take with him everywhere!!

That's all for now,

Cherie xoxoxo
Just adding a few photos of the finished kitchen and dining area. The photos were taken not long after we moved home so I have changed things a little bit since then but you get the idea!

New Dining Table

Another view of kitchen

Main entrance

Chloe's bed with quilt from her Great Grand Mar and Owl from Mardi's Store, Dudley and Grace

Just wanted to add these to show what we have finished in the house, we still have a way to go but we are getting there. If you want to see more of whats going on please check out my facebook page as I keep that more up to date and I find it easier to use...I hate blogger...grrrr can't fix the photos...sorry

Take care and love to all

Cherie xoxox

Friday, August 26, 2011

Dear neglected blog and blog readers, I will return one day and give you some love and an update.

If anyone is still reading this and want to catch up and see how we are all getting on please be friends with me on facebook or email me, I would love to hear from you and have a chat.

Take care and love to you all

Cherie xoxoxo

Monday, April 18, 2011


So much has gone on in the past few months and it will still take quite some time for us to get everything back to some type of normal but its getting closer....

I have posted some of these photos on my facebook page and some I have not and will not as things are quite tense here in Charlton regarding insurance payments and who is covered and who is not, which makes me quite reluctant to share photos of home coming together and looking beautiful when there are many many people still homeless and fighting with their insurance companies. We are just lucky enough to have been insured with RACV who have paid us a ex-gratia payment which will help to cover the cost off the re building and re furbishing our home. Our business has not been paid anything yet so we still have that to deal with so we are far from getting out of this devastating situation easily.

The builders have been working at our house for over a month now and its finally all coming together. Its been a huge job, almost like starting from scratch.

There has been some positives that have come out of it! I got to replace the carpet that I hated!!! the bench tops I hated and the oven I hated!!! I had planned to replace them sometime in the future just not quite so soon after we moved in!!!

The nice thing is that the house will now really feel like our home as we have changed stuff to suit us. We are all really looking forward to moving home which hopefully will be sometime in the middle of May.

Jobs still to be done... replace all doors (internal and exterior) replace and fit new oven, cooktop and rangehood, repaint and get new carpets. All the furniture that we saved is out in our shed and until we unpack it we are not really sure what we will be able to use and what will need to be replaced as long as we have a bed to sleep on and kitchen and bathroom the rest will get done in time! Both bathrooms will also need work done but at this stage I'm not sure when that will happen???

Then when we move home we will need to start on the outside area and gardens which are looking really sad and neglected.

Quick photo tour...

plaster removed to this height through the whole house...

new plaster

kitchen benches all gone ( all the top cupboards were also replace but no photos of that)

Craig's new ute... (old one drowned)

New kitchen benches and cupboards

Never would I have imagined the devastation the floods would do to my home, family, business and our community, we have had to much help from so many people in so many different ways, we will never be able to thank everyone enough for there help, love and support though this difficult time. If you have helped us in any way please know that we will be forever grateful.

Take care and love to you all

Cherie xoxoxox

Our town and community is still in need so if you are able to help please donate here

Bendigo Bank Charlton Flood Appeal

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

January 14th 2011
The day my life changed...
Our House is in the circle, surrounded by water...

Our Business...

The mud left behind...

My scrapbooks...

The girls bathroom

Pulling out the plaster to let the house dry out and to try and stop mould growing

Wet muddy carpets...

Floor still wet and can see the water levels on the dishwasher...
Sorry the photos are not in correct order but I just wanted to add some to here.
We are all safe and living up with Craig's parents which is where we will stay until our home is fixed with will take some time.
We have had lots of help from family, friends, community groups and strangers and I will forever be grateful to these wonderful people.
For now that is all I can share.
Cherie xoxo

Monday, October 11, 2010

****Happy 8th Birthday Jasper****

Yesterday (Sunday) it was Jasper's 8th Birthday. He had a great day playing with his cousins and his new toys. (Toy Story 3 Lego, Rubik's Cube, Transformers, 3 DVD's, Game of Life Board Game, Dig for Dinosaur bones and science experiments toys) Chloe and I made a cake and decorated it (in a hurry as we were not really going to do a cake!!) it turned out quite well and Jappa thought it was cool, so that was all that mattered.
It was a big weekend as we had been to Kerang on Saturday and had been out to lunch then Ten Pin Bowling then home and to the theatre to see Despicable Me. He could not wait to get to school today so he could take the photos of all his presents and show them for show and tell!!

That's all for now,
Take care and Love to all
Cherie xx