Saturday, March 28, 2015

Day 1998 - Saturday

What a glorious day to be in Canberra


Today I am doing Mumager things and also cheer coordinator things.  Not doing anything overly challenging or fancy, Just hanging around the edges of stuff to be honest.  I'll take it!  Just being outside on this magnificent day is enough. Hell, I'd even hang out washing just to get outside and feel this glorious autumn air ....


Friday, March 27, 2015

Day 1997 - Wholegrains

Do you eat bread?

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I have discovered that carbs like bread, potatoes and pasta don't do me any favours.  The moment I eliminate them from my diet I lose the bloated stomach, I have more energy and I get less tummy pains.

When I'm travelling the whole bread, potato and pasta count goes up dramatically because they are usually foods you can access quickly and easily.  That's all well and good (and yummy) but it doesn't take me long to look six months pregnant with my carb baby.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Day 1996 - Disney Quotes

I love Disney - and there is no greater quote than a Disney quote.



Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Day 1995 - My week in pictures

On this Wordless Wednesday I give you my week in pictures.


What's been happening since last Wednesday?  Well there's been product reviews, I've gone all fashion bloggy, we've had a few nights out, got lots of desk work done. Cheer Chick Charlie appeared in Girl Power magazine, I've been working on my CV, we've had Lola visit, we've fed the swans and spent time at Ladies Day at the races.  I think that pretty well covers it.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Day 1994 - E-Books versus Paperback

Do you read books made of paper? Or have you converted to the E-Book variety?


This is a serious question for this Deep Fried author.  I am very much a hold in your hands, hard copy, smell the print, lick your finger, turn the pages kind of girl.  I'm the girl that takes her book in the bath, reads by the pool, and gets sand all through the pages as we holiday at the beach. I'm also that naughty girl who dog ears the pages to mark my place AND I'm THAT chick who writes notes in the margins and uses a highlighter to capture quotable quotes.  I apologise right now to all the trees and forests, but I bloody well prefer paper.  My life is not complete without it.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Day 1993 - Eat More Fruit

Fruit can fight depression

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As I was lounging back reading the Woman's Weekly on the weekend I came across an interesting tidbit under "Health News".  Apparently women who eat at least two servings of fruit a day are less likely to suffer from depression (according to a study undertaken by the University of Queensland).

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Day 1992 - Happy Sunday

After a weekend of partying it's now time to rest.

A blurry selfie
It seems Derek and I have been getting our party on! We don't do it all that often, but lately, we seem to be doing it a lot! A 40th birthday party Friday night and a band gig last night.  Include a shopping trip with my daughter yesterday morning followed by an afternoon spent at Ladies Day at the Canberra racetrack, and I can safely say I'm all "partied" out! Today we rest.  Although it will be with another celebration to be had.  Chelsea and Lola are back in town.  So that means an intimate family Sunday luncheon so we can have some cuddle time.  I see an afternoon nap in my not-to-distant future.

Happy Sunday! 

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Day 1991 - Middle Aged Styling #OOTD #EverydayStyle

How to feel fabulous in middle age

Ready for a Friday night out at a 40th birthday party
Here we go again! I am going all fashion bloggy.  In the words of Kath n Kim I was "loving myself stupid" in this outfit last night.  The best news is, it was cheap, cheap, cheap! But just because it's cheap, doesn't mean you look it. Perfect for a night out with friends, drinks at the pub or celebrating someone's birthday.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Day 1990 - Gift Vouchers

Do you get gift vouchers?  How long does it take for you to use them?
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My family give me gift vouchers quite often. Birthdays, Christmas, Mothers' Day.  These days they tend to be Groupon vouchers for massage, facial, beauty, dinner etc.  It takes me AGES to use them.  Like today - I'm finally using a voucher I got for my birthday last October.  Yep, it's the day to get a massage because the voucher runs out next week. Kind of like a race to the finish ..

How long does it take you to use your vouchers?  

Do you jump right in with a "yipee"?

Or are you like me and save them for when "you've got more time" (which never comes)? 

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Day 1989 - How to change a light bulb

Have you heard of the UNHCR's Brighter Lives for Refugees Campaign?

The Brighter Lives for Refugees initiative
It's a collaboration with IKEA aimed to bring hope and support to refugees across the globe.  Together with UNHCR the IKEA Foundation is helping to give the gift of light by providing refugee camps in Asia, Africa and the Middle East with solar-powered street lights and lanterns making them a safer for the families who live there.