Sunday, April 27, 2008

I've Been Tagged!

These are the rules:

Link the person who tagged you
Mention the rules on your blog
Tell about 6 unspectacular quirks of yours
Tag 6 fellow bloggers by linking them
Leave a comment on each of the tagged bloggers blogs letting them know they have been tagged.

This is my first try at tagging too! The lovely Grinder, alias Sue wants me to come up with 6 quirky things about me. I really don't think I'm quirky but here goes, you decide!!!

1. I don't drink coffee or tea. I love the smell of coffee but hate the taste. I cannot however last longer than 10am without a carton of Farmers Union Iced Coffee. Here in SA we drink more of this stuff than Coca Cola. The downside of this stuff is that it is loaded with calories, on the bright side I will NEVER get osteoporosis with my calcium intake.

Until recently it was very difficult to purchase this interstate, I still remember finding a 2 litre bottle of it in the Nowra Woollies a few years ago, finding that on the shelf was the closest thing I've had to a religious experience!

2. I like to play with grammar. Kate F doesn't call my writing a "grammar rodeo" for nothing! In fact, I muck around with it so much I forget (whoops - have forgotten) the right way to write things most of the time. For example, I am even blonde, and tonight I unknocked off none Rockfords Alicante Bouchet (alias Rockford's Cordial) with one of my bridesmaids.

3. I am a spelling Nazi. Bad spelling shits me no end. I am still spewing I came second in the Year 9 spelling competition because I spelt "interchangeable" wrong.

4. I very very rarely cook, like maybe 3 times a year if that.

5. I check the birth notices in "The Advertiser" every Saturday to see how many Charlottes and Anguses are in there.

6. I never used to clean my teeth in the shower until I met Nick. Brushing my teeth in warm water seemed revolting. Now I do it all the time.

Hmmm I just re read them and have decided I am actually a nutjob.

Let me get back to you on who I tag cos I think Sue pinched all the ones I thought of!


Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Mum's "No Presents!" Present

My mum is hard to buy for, because she has lots of stuff (understatement!). Ken refers to her handbags and shoes as her superannuation fund to give you an idea.....
So for Mother's Day this year I decided to call upon the talents of Lisa at GigglenGroove. Lisa is funny as all get up, has 3 gorgeous kids and makes the best jewellery and hair bows going around. Go visit her website, I'm sure you won't be able to leave without getting something!
So the talented Lisa got to work with my oh so not very specific design criteria (I am as creative as a dead fish remember), and came up with the perfect bracelet on the first go. It has all 4 of her grandchildren's names on it, and I told my sister in law if she has another kid she can pay for the alteration!

So a couple of weeks ago mum sprouts "I don't want ANY presents for Mothers Day this year I don't need anything". Yeah ripper mum I'd just organised the bracelet.
Sooooooooooo, I gave it to mum today so she gets NOTHING for Mother's Day as requested.
Of course she loved it and I am now her favourite daughter. The fact I am her only daughter is irrelevant.
Mum, you do so much for us, put your life on hold for us, and you are always there for us. And you are so much fun, I bet not too many of my friends have their favourite wedding memory being their mother dancing on stage with the band, tapping your shoes above your head! And like that time in Noosa when you.......ah just kidding I won't tell that story :)
So happy "No presents day", love you xxxxxx

Friday, April 11, 2008

When the Big Fella wasn't quite so big!

I've been organising invitations for Nick's 40th extravaganza coming up in May and scanning all these old photos. They've cracked me up!
Being the youngest of 3 boys, we did struggle to find baby photos!

This was taken by Nick's brother with a Box Brownie

The budding rugby star who turned into State Union Captain

And no self respecting rugby boy wouldn't have a photo of himself in drag "Miss Collegian 1998"

Charlotte commented on his hair being a different colour in all these photos, I guess I've turned him grey and larger, how do I get the big fella back to looking like this?? I think that stuff in the brown bottle was the beginning of the end of all that!

Monday, April 7, 2008

The Budding Artist

This one is for grandma, since I sent her a photo of it to her mobile phone but it's a bit tricky to retrieve apparently! Charlotte did this for her school Art Show, I absolutely love it. She gets NO creative talent from me because I don't have any.....but I am totally appreciative of the beautiful pink and green colours which I love and just a little bit of tasteful purple, good girl Cha xxx

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Because Soozadoo said......

Soozadoo, the soon to be world renowned romance novelist (I'm never wrong, just ask me :P ), has dared those in blogland to post a photo of themselves. Gosh I have heaps of photos of myself on here, honestly as long as I am looking half okay I really don't care who sees me. I've even been known to....shock horror...drop the kids off at school without makeup!
She had a great point though, it's important to be comfortable in one's own skin. I really think I am, I model myself on my best friend Sal who couldn't give a crap what anyone else thinks of her, which I think is one of her truly redeeming features.
Now I don't actually know Soozadoo from a bar of soap, she lives on the other side of the country, but she makes me laugh and tells us all how it is, warts and all. What more do you want from a person. Respect, Soozadoo. And good luck with the award. I think I'll award myself the "up herself blogger of the day award" for today.
Actually I like the arty effects on that photo, I think it's fingermarks on the lens....