Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Wordless Wednesday- Five

This gorgeous boy is 5 today.  He is smart, funny, busy, friendly and a great (most of the time) big brother.  I keep checking to make sure the dates are right as I cannot tell you where the last 5 years have disappeared too!!

Linking up with My Little Drummer Boys for Wordless Wednesday.

Ps Thanks for all the birthday wishes for me for yesterday!!

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Its my birthday and I will whinge if I want to.

Photo: Nikki Wild-Archer heres my no make up selfie! Brooke Barclay Anita Pender Rachael Johnstone double dare you to do a no make up selfie too!    Rhys Barclay's photo.

Dear Fun Police

Get over yourselves regarding the no make up selfies.  Is raising awareness not acceptable anymore.  Maybe the people complaining didn't get tagged and are jealous?  For the record I don't normally join in these things however my lovely friend tagged me and as she has had a rough time lately I decided to cheer her up and post my selfie.  Yes I did it in black and white (apparently these were problems as people were using filters etc and they were not "natural"pictures) as it was 11pm and I could not be arsed getting up and finding decent lighting.  I also did not donate money, oooh shock horror.  I did just recently buy a pink ribbon mop and we donated to the cancer council last month, is that ok??

Also it was a campaign to raise money for breast cancer research in England that went global.  Maybe you whingers could start one here instead of complaining about it, just a thought.

Saturday ended up being a hilarious day on facebook seeing more and more people join in turning facebook into something good for a change.  The lovely lady on the right is one of my very good friends, isn't she beautiful!!



Dear Mother Nature

No more rain at school drop off and pick up please.  Pretty please with a soggy (after yesterdays mega down pour) cherry on top.  Seriously I don't care if it rains all day just back off when we have to leave the house!!

Thank you kindly


Dear Awesome Blog Readers

It is my birthday today.  I am older than yesterday!!  It is also Elton John, Aretha Franklin and Sarah Jessica Parker's birthday too.  I will be spending the day doing exactly what I normally do on a Tuesday.  Not that I am complaining as in a few very short weeks I will be kicking back in Fiji.  Life is good, or will be as soon as I hit the swim up bar!!

Thank you for all the comments and support you all continue to show me.  Have a drink for me later!!



Linking up with Essentially Jess for #ibot.

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Thankful Thursday- Hungry caterpillar

Happy 45th Birthday you cute very hungry caterpillar!!

One of the absolute classic children's books and a very dear favourite of mine.  I remember reading this when I was very little.  All of my children are enjoying this book.  From the classic hardcover version to the bath book.  Such a timeless sweet story.

Linking up with for A Parenting Life for Thankful Thursday.

Ps Puffin Australia had a link to this cute printable which I will add to my list of things to copy once I get a printer!!

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Wordless Wednesday-more more funnies

One that really made me laugh!!


I have to admit I have been a little slack with my photo taking lately, in fact I have had my new computer for a monyh and have not sorted out my photos yet.  So here is 3 of the funniest pics I have seen on facebook lately!!

Linking up with My Little Drummer Boys for Wordless Wednesday.

Tuesday, 18 March 2014


Photo: Please share with your grammatically challenged friends.

Just yesterday kindy kid asked me when I would be starting big school.  Turns out I probably do need to go back asap as I just used my lunch time to understand what subitizing is.  FFS

Until 10am this morning I had never even heard of subitizing and now it has consumed me!!

Now I understand the concept I am off to subrtize the number of bottles of wine in the cupboard.  Looks like Kindergarten is going to be a lot harder than I thought!!

Linking up this lame excuse of a blog post wth Essentially Jess for #ibot!!

Monday, 17 March 2014


I love this time of year, love it.
The days are still warm but the nights are cooling down.  I love nothing more than flannelette as clothing and bedding!!

We had a very mild summer here, nowhere near the temperatures of the year before.  I don't think we even had a catastrophic bushfire warning like last year.  I think we had more hot days in spring than summer.

Last winter was a fairly mild one.  I think there was only 2 or 3 days where I had the heater on all day.

I am looking forward to cooking some yummy hot winter comfort food,  I have a few tried and tested winter wonders like cheesy chicken rice casserole and this year I am going to make more of an effort to document  more of the ones I cook.  Not only for my benefit but I know how awesome it is to discover something new to try and hopefully I can inspire others too!!

Linking up this little post with One Mother Hen for Open Slather.

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Offspring and cats

I heard some disturbing news on the radio this morning.  Apparently The Offspring album Smash (which the first 2 songs is from) is 20 years old.  I have spent the morning feeling a gazillion year old and reminiscing about roller skating discos!!

The last vid is the funniest ad I have seen in ages.  If you are a cat person you will totally get it.  I laugh every time I see it.

Linking up this short but sweet trip down memory lane with Essentially Jess for #ibot.

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Musical Guilty Pleasures

Yep its out there, I love crappy music!!  A total guilty pleasure for me!!

My only other real guilty pleasure would have to be watching birthing shows like One Born Every Minute.  Other than that I have no shame in eating chocolate or having a glass of vino or reading a trashy mag!!

Linking up these embarrassing song choices with The Loungers over at Tegan's place!!

Fess up guys whats your guilty pleasure??!!  Have I made you look away in disgust with mine??!!

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Wordless Wednesday/Thankful Thursday- #100happydayschallenge weeks 5&6

7 months old already, where does the time go!!
This picture made me laugh when I saw it in kindy kids library book!!  I am so incredibly childish sometimes and obviously have lost all sanity living in a house hold of boys!!

I have been so slack lately with the challenge, I really think now more than ever I need to find the happy/funny side of life.  I just got out of my snippy mood and now have been struck down by a cold. 

 I am going to stop being slack and get back into it plus this month I am going to complete all of the #randomzenten rzt March created by the very lovely Lisa from Random Acts Of Zen

I am thankful this week for everyone who commented on Mondays post and gave me some great blog post ideas plus I am thankful for having these instagram challenges that are making me think and use my brain in a semi productive way!!

Linking up with My Little Drummer Boys for Wordless Wednesday and getting in a day early for Thankful Thursday with A Parenting Life.

Monday, 3 March 2014



I had an impromptu week off last week.  I was in a foul mood all week and had nothing nice to say and you know the old saying about when you don't have anything nice to say don't say anything at all!!

Now my snippy week is over and I know this is true as I have seen about 5 things on facebook this morning that made my blood boil and I have managed to roll my eyes at them rather than rant and rave and chuck the computer in disgust, I need some help getting some bloggyvation.  In other words please please pretty please give me something to write about!!

Song of the week has been on high rotation the last week or so, loving it!!  It gets the thumbs up from the kids too!!  I love how it was the first song I heard on the radio this morning, a great start to the week.  Music really can influence and change my mood!!

Linking up my song of the week and plea for some writing topics with One Mother Hen for #openslather