Thursday, November 19, 2020

The short stay "holiday"

 Holiday, vacation or weekend getaway? 

Last weekend the hubby and I had a getaway to the Gold Coast.  Just three nights at the Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort. I'm calling it a getaway because three nights doesn't seem long enough to deserve the "holiday" definition.  

Knowing me as well as you do, you'll know that I googled the definition of "holiday" to see if I could determine at what point a trip reverts from a weekender to a fully blown vacation.

Thursday, November 12, 2020

The Boredom

 Only boring people get bored

"Mum, I'm bored!" the kids would say. 

"Only boring people get bored" I would reply. 

As you can imagine, my reply never really went down well nor did it fix their dilemma of how to fill in their time. 

Thursday, November 5, 2020

The Blogging

At what point does a blogger hang up their keyboard?

Those are very big glasses Leanne

A month ago I silently celebrated the eleventh anniversary of my blog.  I started writing the moment I turned forty with the challenge to write every day for a year about the trials and tribulations of becoming middle-aged. 

Thursday, October 29, 2020

The Gift Idea

 Wondering what to buy that special someone?

How about a framed print of their favourite album cover.

Thursday, October 22, 2020

The Endeavour Voyage Exhibition

 There's two sides to every story 

In 1770 Lieutenant James Cook captained the HMB Endeavour along the east coast of Australia which he then claimed on behalf of the British Crown.  Eighteen years later the First Fleet arrived and established a penal colony in what is now Sydney. 

It's been 250 years since Captain Cook set eyes on Australia and the National Museum of Australia is acknowledging that milestone with the Endeavour Voyage Exhibition which explores views from the ship and through the eyes on the shoreline, reminding us all there are two sides to every story. 

Thursday, October 15, 2020

The Champagne Cocktail

 The easiest cocktail recipe of all time

Are you looking for a quick and easy summer cocktail that not only tastes amazing, but is so versatile you can serve it at parties, have it at breakfast, make it for poolside or simply turn it into your favourite evening tipple? 

Today I introduce you to the Raspberry Beret, named after my favourite Prince song and the juice that inspired the cocktail. Just like a Mimosa only less boring, more unique and totes prettier. 

Thursday, October 8, 2020

The Covid Holiday

Have you had a get-away since covid struck? 

The view from our balcony at the Ramada in Ballina

As you know we are a family of vacationers with annual holidays to Queensland and a junket internationally every two years or so.  We were due to be in Thailand during July  of this  year and right now we were booked to head to Noosa.  Both trips had to be cancelled due to border closures and covid safety.

Thursday, October 1, 2020

The wisdoms

 What wise words would you share with a 21 year old?

Tropical themed cupcakes

As you know we had T's 21st birthday party at our house last weekend* In one of those "just in time" scenarios the new bar was finished at 7.00pm the night before and our garage-to-games-room conversion was completed just 2 hours before the party started. Nothing like cutting it fine! 

See photos of the new bar and games room at the end of this post. 

Thursday, September 24, 2020

The Sup Nod


Not much. Sup with you?

Actually, I lie ... there's heaps going on in my world, but given "Sup" is a rhetorical question I'm not about to list every single task on my to-do list.  Trust me, just reading it will exhaust you. 

Thursday, September 17, 2020

The Blessings

 This week we get to count our blessings ...

This photo taken in Canberra this week around the edges of Floriade

According to the Merriam Webster Dictionary, "counting your blessings" is to make a special effort to appreciate the good things in life.  The Lovin Life Linky is a testament to that philosophy of gratitude.  There's always something to love about life, sometimes you just have to dig a little deeper and try a little harder to find it. 

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