Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Day 1903 - Summer

Who's getting ready for a summer holiday?

We are! Today we load up the car with the Christmas presents, beach towels, sunscreen and cool cotton clothing and head to a place filled with sun, surf and sand.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Day 1902 - Cup holders

Are cup holders an important element when you purchase a car?

The cup holder tray between the drivers seat and passenger seat in the KIA Grand Carnival.
I remember when I bought my very first car. A Holden Barina.  Cup holders were not on my radar, until one day three years after the purchase, I discovered the car had cup holders that you could pull out of the dash board.  I was hooked!

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Day 1901 - Christmas Lights

Do you like to go and view the Christmas lights?

We do.  I am so pleased Canberra is getting up to speed with the whole Christmas light spectacular because ten years ago I was driving to Sydney just to show the kids the twinkling festive magic.  Twenty years ago it meant a flight to the USA!

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Day 1900 - Planes: Fire and Rescue

Time for another movie review

This time it's another Disney flick.  I love Disney, and I love Pixar and I loved that whole "Cars" franchise, so this is the perfect movie for someone who loves all those things.  And can I just add, it's good for any age.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Day 1899 - Clean your desk!

Need to lose weight?

Then clean your desk! A recent study has found that people who spend their time in a clean and tidy work environment are less likely to snack on junk food than those who work in messy surroundings.


Another handy tip to help us all on this journey to health and fitness.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Day 1898 - Dressing for Christmas Cocktails #everydaystyle

Need to go from work to cocktails?

Deep Fried Styling to go from office to cocktails
It's that time of year where we are being invited to lunch and to cocktails and we're having to dress in the morning for many festivities including the normal clients and meetings in between.

In this edition of Deep Fried Styling I bring you an alternative to the LBD that is comfortable, business-like, cocktail-like and affordable.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Day 1897 - Healthier food choices

On this Wordless Wednesday I give you food.

Roast beef, cheese, salad and Granny's homemade mango chutney -  best had toasted
Healthier food. It's all part of my "road to health and fitness" push to get back to being fit and fabulous in my 40s.  Sometimes all it takes is little tweaks to go from drab to fab.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Day 1896 - Not a normal day

What were you doing when you heard the news?

Yesterday when I woke up it was just a normal day.  Actually, it wasn't just any "normal" day ... it was the day I was being interviewed on Canberra's most popular radio station as Canberra's "newest author".  A milestone in my author life.

I made the lunches, did the school run, got dressed in nice clothes and did my hair.  I mentally prepared myself for the questions and I headed into the radio station.

At this point it seemed nothing untoward was going on.  Yet I was later to discover that right at that point ... right at that minute ... hostages were being taken and people were feeling terror in Sydney. It was 10.05am.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Day 1895 - Cupcakes by Jade #Canberra

Another post about awesome kids being entrepreneurs 

The Sugar Bite - Cupcakes by Jade
Back in September I posted about the Fash n Treasure Markets and some fantastic cupcakes I gobbled up without a backward glance.  Well this weekend I attended the Canberra Christmas Markets and the same fantastic cupcake creator was there with her mouth watering assortment.  Over the weekend I managed to get through THREE of these cakey delights.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Day 1894 - The Annual Christmas Bash

What the deck looked like before last night's party