Thursday, July 31, 2014

Day 1758 - Fashion Blogging

This is me being all fashion bloggy again. 


I'm not saying I am in 'style' per se, but I am trying to be somewhat fashion conscious as I slip further and further into middle age.  Most of all I am just trying to dress for less; and I'm also trying to update old clothes with new combinations. Here we go:


Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Day 1757 - Winter Trees

There is something quite magical about a winter tree.

A beautiful winter walk

Come walk with me on this Wordless Wednesday.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Day 1756 - Bloggers helping Bloggers

Fellow blogger to the rescue

Check out Trish's blog
There's something you don't know.  There's a whole lot been going on in Langdown-Land over and above the stuff I've been writing about.  You all know that Tahlia went through her journey with pectus excavatum resulting in fairly major surgery with a steel bar now implanted in her chest*.  You may or may not know that my father-in-law has been fighting his battle with prostrate cancer (in which he's doing really well). You know that my beautiful aunt died a few months ago after her fight with lung cancer.  It's already been a challenging year. What you don't know is that someone else very close to home is also now in battle with her health.  A big battle.  She is also waging war on the Big C.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Day 1755 - Binny the Farm Dog

Say hello to Binny




Binny belongs to Nanny and Pop and he'll be living with us for a few weeks while the folks are off on a grey nomad adventure. I have spoken about Binny many times before.  He was the "Brokeback Mountain Gay Cowboy Lover" of the late great Maxwell TP the First. Our very blonde Lab and this wiry Kelpie were very much in love and didn't mind public displays of affection. It was disturbing and somewhat endearing all at the same time.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Day 1754 - Happy Sunday

What a glorious Sunday



After a full week of clients and a Saturday of Cheer Chick filming yesterday (in dodgy weather I might add) it was good to have a very casual Sunday filled with family.  We started with Granny and Grandad who spent the night, then continued with Chelsea and Lola popping over for brunch, which lead into a shopping trip to Costco, and finished with Nanny and Pop arriving for dinner.  It's a very happy Sunday. Today I got to be Nanny Lea.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Day 1753 - It will be a good day

Every day there is a decision to make ...


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... will it be a good day or a bad day? Because the bottom line is, we determine the answer to that right from the start.  If we go into the day with a good day in mind, the niggles, challenges and fluff that may otherwise floor us, seem less significant when in a "good day" mentality. I have woken up with fibro pain, headache and fatigue.  I have a decision to make. Will I give in to it and let the "bad day" mindset creep in? Or will I rise above it and sparkle under a blue sky day? I'm filming for Cheer Chick Charlie today with delightful children and a great side-kick.  Their energy will surpass my niggles.  I can either bring them down or let them raise me up.  I choose the latter! Today is going to be a GREAT DAY!

What will you choose? 

Friday, July 25, 2014

Day 1752 - Kids and blood noses

Do you have bleeding noses in your house?

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Both my kids get blood noses. I did too as a child.  But our Darby, he gets them A LOT! For the last week he has pretty much had one every night in the wee small hours. Plus he's suffering from daily headaches. I haven't started to panic just yet, but we are making some changes to see if we can fix things before we go racing off to the doc.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Day 1751 - Healthy breakfast juice

It's time to get fancy ....


Eating three serves of fruit a day doesn't have to be boring.  Turn it into an event! 

Every morning I've been mixing up a banana, kiwi fruit, lemon and berries into a resort style concoction that is not only good for me but makes me feel special.  The trick is to use frozen berries so that you get that refreshing chill component into your brekky mocktail.  There's nothing worse than drinking warm juice! I also drink my juice from a cocktail glass to give me that feeling of a summer holiday as I huddle up in front of the nearest heater vent in my Uggs and scarf. It works.  Helps to create that "every day's a sunny day" attitude.  Plus it's super duper healthy! Which is important when you're Deep Fried ...


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Day 1750 - Wordless Wednesday

But first, let me take a selfie ....




Taking silly selfies while on the phone to sales people.  It happens ....

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Day 1749 - Disney Party #DisneyPartyAU

It's time to get your party ears on!



There's always something to celebrate.  Whether it's a birthday, a milestone, a friendship, an achievement or just the fact that the sun is shining and the birds are singing (Snow White style). Disney is just one BIG continuous celebration.  A celebration of imagination, wonder, hope, dreams and kidnom. So it's only fitting that Disney Australia wants to help us all get our Disney party ears on.