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.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Day 1748 - Quick arm exercises

Got bat wings or tuck-shop lady arms?

To be fit and fabulous in our 40s it helps to get rid of the flibby flabby jelly moulds that sometimes appear under our arms as we age.  Michelle Obama has just turned 50 and her arms are rockin! Apparently we can all get these awesome arms if we do just do 15 of these exercises each day.  Grab a weight (or even a water bottle) in each hand and extend arms overhead, palms facing in.  Bend the elbows lowering the weights behind the head, then extend the arms back up high and repeat 15 times.  Yep, it's really that easy to stay fit and fabulous in middle age.  Woot!

Information source: Celeb trainer Lacey Stone as told to Redbook Magazine, July 2014)

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Day 1747 - Walt Disney Quote

Happy Sunday 

What a beautiful quote for a Sunday filled with smiles, dreams and family. 

This morning we woke up to a beautiful (albeit frosty) morning. The perfect day for Derek to take Darby and his mates to the skateboard park, and a great day for Tahlia to do a photo shoot for a local Canberra clothing store.  We then came home in time for Tahlia to decorate cupcakes and for me to make a sit down lunch for Chelsea and baby Lola who are visiting from Queensland.  Beautiful family time together.  This afternoon is being spent laying around in front of the TV. Possibly watching Disney ...

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Day 1746 - Half mast

Today I fly the flat at half mast ...

... out of respect for all the families affected by the MH17 tragedy crime.  Today I saw the faces of the Australians killed including the children who are not coming home to their mother. I cannot fathom that.  I cannot imagine living through that.  My children taken from me like that.  I am not sure I would survive it.  I would not want to live. So today I fly my flag at half mast and just pray that the families affected will get through this.  That's all I know how to do.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Day 1745 - A tourist for a day #fun

Our touristy trip to Sydney

Being a Deep Fried tourist at Darling Harbour (outside the Imax Theatre)
The kids and I decided to go on a bit of a tourist trip of Sydney yesterday.  We often have to go there for family events, doctors appointments and to see shows, but rarely do we put our tourist hats one.  So yesterday we got VERY travelly and caught the train from Goulburn to Central, wandered around Haymarket, walked through Darling Harbour, saw a 3D Imax movie on Great White Sharks, wandered through the Queen Victoria Building, walked along Pitt Street Mall and then headed up Sydney Tower to look at the city from above.  It was a beautiful day for wandering and the best part was we could all get some shut-eye on the train trip home.  The trip was reasonably priced all things considered - train fare from Goulburn for all three of us return was only $17, the Imax was $53 and the tower was $56.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Day 1744 - Backyard Buddies

Want to care for a penguin?  You can "adopt"!

Our new buddy - the The Little Penguin
Derek recently donated money to the Backyard Buddies program which is designed to help native animals that share our built-up areas, waterways, backyards and parks.  He chose specifically to support the world's smallest penguin in Tasmania. Australia's own "Little Penguin" lives along the southern edge of mainland Australia and in Tasmania, and it also occurs in New Zealand and the Chatham Islands.  The buddy program keeps an eye on these little fellas and builds little boxes for them to "live in" to protect them from dangers due to human interaction (noise, disturbance, development, weeds, dogs and foxes).  To recognise our financial support for these little buddies we received a plush penguin to remind us of the difference we are making to this little critter's life.  The Backyard Buddies Program is run by the Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife.  There are a bunch of animals and plants you can assist either via financial support or by rolling up your sleeves and becoming a Backyard Buddy yourself.  For more information go to  Next time you're thinking of buying a soft toy for a child ... perhaps donate to the Buddy Program instead so that you are doubling the impact of your gift.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Day 1743 - Knock knock

Knock Knock

Who's there?

Definitely not me ... I'm too busy to be going around knocking on people's doors.  

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Day 1742 - Natures Anti-inflammatory

Are you taking too many anti-inflammatory medications?

Image source
As we age we find that some of our "bits and pieces" can become a bit sensitive.  They can also become downright inflamed.  Outside of our bodies (knees, wrists, ankles, elbows) and inside of our bodies (liver, sinus, colon). In fact, any organ or tissue can become inflamed. This inflammation can lead to cancer and all sorts of other nasty health challenges. So I've done some research to find out which foods are deemed as anti-inflammatory.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Day 1741 - A Beach Walk

Making the most of a our last half day ...

Bilinga Beach
After a very full two days with the Cheer Chick Charlie stall, Mum and I had the morning to ourselves today before our 2.00pm flight home.  So we made the most of it with a stroll from Bilinga to Kirra where we stopped for brunch, and then onward to Coolangatta before turning around and heading back again.  Glorious.  I do like to be beside the seaside ....  I really must win Lotto soon so I can buy a penthouse up that way ...

This post is brought to you from Sydney airport as we await our connecting flight.