Monthly Archives: December 2012

Tag again…

Mumabulous is pretty bloody fabulous for tagging me and therefore nominating me for a Sunshine Award.  Feeling the LURVE in the land of Blog.


“The Sunshine Award is an award given by bloggers to other bloggers. The recipients of the Sunshine Award are: “Bloggers who positively and creatively inspire others in the blogsphere”. The way the award works is this: Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to them. Answer questions about yourself. Select 10 of your favourite bloggers, link their blogs to your post and let them know they have been awarded the Sunshine Award!”


Here are my answers to these famous questions.


1. Favourite Time of the Year?

Just before it becomes unbearably hot during Summer.  You know, when it’s warm all day but still cools down at night.  When you can play all day but still sleep well. 

I love early summer days.


2. Favourite Festive movie?

The Ten Commandments.  Wrong season I know but it makes me think of family time when I was very young, huddled together on the lounge with my brother and sisters, watching the Rank Arena late into the night. 


3. What is your Passion?

The incredible sensation of giving everything to something, or someone even. A new project, cooking, for friends, caring for my family.  In my career as a teacher, the greatest reward comes after investing time and resources into a student and seeing results, even small improvements.  Giving is my passion and it makes me happy.


4. Favourite Colour?

I love red and blue and green on my kids.  Bright happy colours.


5. Favourite time of the Day?

Morning, before anyone else wakes up, or night, when everyone else is asleep.  I love quiet time to myself.


6. Favourite Flower?

Lillies for their stamina in my vases and gardenias, for their scent.


7. Favourite Non-Alcoholic Beverage

Cranberry juice usually makes me feel like I’m doing something good.


8. Favourite Physical Activity?

I used to run and it’s something I loved to do.  I hope to get fit enough again soon to do it more regularly.


9. Favourite Vacation?

I’m partial to the GC…  Love me a tan, cocktails and some bling, in any order.


I’ve tagged the following ten people from ten great blogs I enjoy.


Help I’m Stuck

Mummy Loves to Run

 Misguided Muser

Cup of Tea and a Blog

Denyse Whelan

My Home Truths

Hopeful Rae of Sunshine


Questing Jess

Robomum X

Wordless Wednesday: Another Angel in Heaven


I took this photograph on Tuesday afternoon, on my way home.

Floral tributes mark the spot where Kevin Quintal was hit by a car and killed on his way to kindy.

His mother and siblings were walking with him to school.

I pray that this poor angel didn’t suffer. I pray for his heart broken family left behind asking, WHY?

My Top 5 Crappiest Gifts

I’ll keep this post brief.  My PC doesn’t feel like adding images today but really,  I think they speak for themselves…


1.  A strange looking, nausea inducing, neck massager from the two dollar shop.  It was a Kris Kringle gift.  WTF?


2.  Ill-fitting, ‘sexy’ lingerie from My Man.  He thought it was becoming but I think I looked more like a one night wife.  Sorry babe, the smelly drawer thing was nice.


3.  My Man strikes again, this time with a very unique gift that still makes me laugh.  A homemade voucher with a screw taped onto it…  Enough said?


4.  This isn’t mine and it isn’t Christmas but my brother received some daggy 1980s crystal from a couple for his wedding, complete with a card addressed to this couple for their own wedding day.  Seriously, if you’re going to recycle, do it tactfully.


5.  I don’t really have a number 5, unless I tell you about the girls’ sandals my son received from our old neighbour, Mary, may she rest in peace.  Until her dying day, Mary thought my son was a girl.  I didn’t have the heart to correct her…


So there you have it, My Top 5 Crappiest Gifts.  Not really that bad.


If you’re reading babe, this year I’d love a clothing voucher from Country Road, a real one, and some time to go and spend it. 


That’s all.


Robomum X


Linking up with the lovely Kirsty from My Home Truths for I Must Confess Monday.

Dear Santa

Well I’m glad I dedicated today to catching up on blogging. 

It seems I’ve been tagged in the Essentially Jess Christmas List.


Here is my Money is No Object, Christmas List


Dear Santa,


  1.  I want a couple of guys to come and build me a deck so I can enjoy my backyard.  A cool breezy deck, an outdoor extension of my home.
  2. I want a couple of guys to update and move my retro kitchen the back of the house so I can use my imaginary deck a lot more – it’s too expensive.
  3. I need a storage person to help me de-clutter my office space so I can use this part of my home – it’s a freaking disaster.
  4. Having lost a little weight recently I’d love a home chef to cook me low calorie, tasty meals and snacks for the next twelve months. 
  5. I’d love to be able to have three hours to myself, every single morning, to use as I please.  Exercising, writing, shopping, organising, seeing friends and family, hair and nails, skincare… you get the drift…


So now I’m tagging some awesome bloggers I follow to hear the gifts they would choose if they had a magic million!



Mrs D

Two Dads and Me

Quest for a Functional Wardrobe

 Helen Kapalos



Robomum X

Three yucky weeks

The past three weeks has brought with it a series of episodes that I’d much rather forget.


To those who emailed, thank you so very much for your concern.  I’d heard about the caring nature of the blogging community but never gave it much thought, that is, until I started to receive messages from a few of you. 

It meant the world and it restored my faith in the fact that blogging is, indeed, good for the spirit.  Something I need to keep doing.

Blogging = Soul Food.


So here’s the lowdown on my issues of late:


Issue 1 – My new friend

I have tried to contact her but to no avail. I sent an SMS to meet up and she replied that she was sick.  I rang her on another afternoon but she was preparing tea and didn’t call back.  My intuition tells me that if it isn’t the pressures of the silly season, then she’s not interested in pursuing a friendship.  I will try once again, (I don’t quit easily) but that will be my last attempt. 



Issue 2 – My health

Two scans, two specialists, 450 dollars and a blood test later, I’ve been given the all clear. 

Thank God.

There is a cyst on my ovary but it isn’t as angry as first anticipated.

Complex but benign. 

Magical words.

I need to return in ten months, (I don’t know why it’s ten months), for a follow up scan but thus far, I have a clean bill of health.

As I said, Thank God.



This cyst business made me question a few things and leading up to the school holidays, I can say that changes are nigh.


Slowing Down

 Cliché alert:  I need to take care of myself so I can take better care of my husband and my kids.


Every Mum I know feels compelled to cram as much as possible into every day; activities, chores and appointments combined with endless amounts of driving, not to mention, job commitments. 


For the foreseeable future, (the school holidays, that is and hopefully beyond), I will do less.


I plan on relaxing and enjoying life and my family more than I have of late.


The Pacific Islander kids at my school say, YOLO quite a lot. 

Google tells me this means, You Only Live Once.


 So fingers crossed that this post spells the end to a yucky three weeks. 

 Onwards and upwards.


 Robomum X