Sunday, March 1, 2015

Day 1971 - ACT Cheerleaders

Cheerleaders cheering for each other.

Good Shepherd Primary School  - Photo taken by one of the lovely Good Shepherd cheer mums. 
One of the things I've been working on over the past few weeks (let's say months) is getting all of the ACT cheerleading squads together to perform at the Royal Canberra Show with Cheer Chick Charlie as the sponsor.  Well, yesterday we pulled it off!

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Day 1970 - Almonds

Do you eat almonds?

Image Source
In a recent study at Aston University in Birmingham, UK, men who ate a handful of nuts a day for just four weeks had lower blood pressure and improved blood flow.  They suggest results would be the same for women. Four weeks!  I wonder what would happen if we at a handful a day for four years?  Perhaps we'd end up with no blood pressure at all.

If you've got high blood pressure, give almonds a crack.  Food for thought ... 

Information source: Redbook Magazine, March 2015

Friday, February 27, 2015

Day 1969 - Exercising for Charity

I am loving all of this energy people are giving to charity ....

Image Credit - Tahlia Jane
Donate Life Walk

This week Tahlia and her friends got up at dawn and headed to Canberra's Lake Burley Griffin with hundreds of other Canberrans for a 5km walk to raise awareness for Organ Donation.  It's called the Gift of Life's DonateLife walk and is touted as Canberra's largest community activity in support of the DonateLife campaign.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Day 1968 - Oscar Nominee Gift Packs

Ever wondered what gifts you would get if you were nominated for an Oscar?

Oscars 2015 Ladies Gift Basket

No, neither have I. BUT I was intrigued when a media release crossed by desk telling me exactly what the nominated ladies would be getting during the 87th Oscar season.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Day 1967 - Kindle Cafe and Catering

Sometimes the hardest things to find end up being the true gems. 

Kindle Cafe and Bar, Canberra City
I met a friend for lunch in Canberra City last week just near her workplace.  It was a gorgeous little cafe called "Kindle".  She tried to explain where it was but I was buggered if I could picture it.  In the end I rang her twice to get directions.  Anyway, at the other end was this gorgeous little spot with a lovely guy at the helm, delicious food and great ambience.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Day 1966 - The Canberra Show

Do you go to The Show?

Image Source - Official photo of the Royal Canberra Show
Annual agricultural "shows" are traditional in Australia. As a kid I always headed to the Goulburn Show as both a competitor and a side-show enthusiast.  I would compete in the horse events, then we'd go and check out the rides, the showbags and the knitting and baking.  It was a big deal.  Just about every country town has a show. From Nimmitabel to Cooma, to Bungendore to Braidwood.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Day 1965 - Max Factor Primer

Need some help keeping your face on ALL DAY?

I've heard a lot about "primers" over the last few years but never actually purchased any myself.  I didn't actually know what it did, but I kind of hope it was like "spakfilla" that filled in the pot holes and craters for a smoother more youthful face.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Day 1964 - Sunday

This is what Sunday morning looks like.


Hope you're enjoying yours! 

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Day 1963 - The swimming carnival continued

So did he sink or swim?

That's him second lane in ... yes, he's winning.
You'll recall my post of yesterday where we "strongly encouraged" our boy to enter a 50 metre race at the school swimming carnival.  You'll also recall I was starting to get nervous for him because he'd never swam 50 metres without stopping before.

So, how did it turn out?

Friday, February 20, 2015

Day 1962 - The Swimming Carnival

Jumping in the deep end.


Image source - abc.net.au
Today is the school swimming carnival and my boy has entered the 50 metre freestyle race.  This is pretty standard stuff of course.  Schools all over Australia are having their swimming carnivals and thousands of kids are diving in the deep end.  The thing is, my boy isn't much into lap swimming.  In fact, he's not sure he can get to the other end.