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What are your top 5 pieces of clothing

1 February , 2016

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Mmm…well I should probably mention I value comfort way more than being fashionable. And if you’ve ever met me in person, you’d already know that.

Okay top 5 – here goes:

1. Proper underwear
2. Jeans/slacks
3. T-shirts/blouses
4. Comfy shoes that don’t make my feet look like clown feet
5. A few nice dresses for the odd occasion that I decide to wear one

That’s more or less my whole cupboard then.

Oh and a nice jacket/coat for winter.

All my things have to “go together”. You’ll never find me tipping out everything trying to come up with the perfect match. I dress from the left. Most left pants with most left top and ta-da, ready!

I have loads of shoes too…but I almost always end up wearing the most comfortable pair.

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These are not them.

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What do you lie about?

25 January , 2016

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Not much really. I’m about as subtle as a sledge hammer at times.

When I’m not okay, and someone asks me if I am…I do sometimes lie about that.

Other than that I actually find it pretty hard to lie. It’s just not me.

Even when the kids ask me if Santa/The tooth fairy/The easter bunny is real, I kind of go in the direction, “Well, I haven’t actually seen him/her, but there certainly is a lot of gifts/money/easter eggs. What do you think? Is he/she real?”. Even that makes me feel a bit uncomfortable…

What do you lie about?

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What do you consider to be your greatest achievement?

18 January , 2016

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Mmm…mmmm…this is a tricky one to answer. I have a few things I’m quite proud of doing, or getting up again after it did me…

By far of course, I’m quite proud of Nicola and of what an amazing little girl she turning out to be. That’s not really my achievement though, is it? She’s her own little person. I’ll own my contribution to that though. I feel quite chuffed with my mothering skills (on most days…some days I think I suck at it).

I’m also quite proud of myself for making the jump from a very toxic working environment last year. My new secret place is awesome and so far I’m having a blast! The old place, or actually one person at the old place, turned me into a bit of a basket case for a bit. Drawing a line in the sand was the very best thing I could have ever done for myself and my family and loved ones all stood by me and not even once questioned my need to do it. I held out a very long time, in a place that employment agencies generally labeled as soul destroying.

What’s your biggest achievement?

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What DIY projects are on your Spring to-do list?

11 January , 2016

Okay…not sure about the Spring part, it’s a blazing hot summer round these parts.

Also not sure about the DIY part…is it supposed to be like things around the house DIY, or any old DIY?

I’ll go for things I want to do…soon-ish, if not Spring:

(I have shamelessly stolen all these pics off Pinterest boards – think of it more as a vision board, sort of, than an actual to-do pic).

Garden things
We’ll be moving again, most likely end of March or there abouts, and new nest means we’ll have redo the garden.

At the moment we have all our plants in pots, so that we can easily move them wherever we go – but when we eventually buy a place there are a couple of things I’d like to do to the garden…

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House
Same reasons as paragraph above…

Sjoe! These are some pie in the sky ideas. I would definitely need to win the Lotto, or rob a few banks to afford a nest like this.

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Other DIY
I’d like to plan a few date nights ahead with Steve. Between the three children…or mostly with the three children between us…we don’t get to spend a lot of one-on-one time together.

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Also, I want to draw up a bucket list. Every now and then there’s something I think, “Wow! I really want to do THAT!” to myself and I’ve just never sat down and added them to a list or a plan of some sorts.

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And then there are a few other boring things I’ve been putting off…like sorting out the linen cupboard, the kitchen cupboards and the toy boxes. A big throw out and organise in the horison there… ;-)

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What do you want your great-great-great-grandkids to know about you?

4 January , 2016

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Mmm…I don’t know if they will be overly concerned about me at all. This is not really something I lose sleep over.

Right, well if I did care what my hypothetical great-great-grandkids thought of me, I guess I would want them to know the following:

* I was never afraid to stand up for what I believe in, and I was very good at presenting a solid argument.
* I laughed…a lot…often at inappropriate things. I was a bit of a clown at times.
* I found great comfort in making lists…and mostly following them.
* I did not like pink, and although I rarely got to use the skills – I could defend myself with a ballpoint pen if I needed to (as a knife-ish implement, not necessarily for writing).
* I was not afraid to apologise when I did something wrong.
* Even when things went horribly wrong, I could probably find a way to look at it as an adventure.
* I didn’t enjoy people talking at me for the first few hours after I woke up…so I got up at 4am each morning for some quiet time.

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#ZombiePrompts

1 January , 2016

So 2015 has without a doubt been my worst blogging year ever! 27 post pffft!

Of course I had my reasons, but I would very much like to get back on the soap box, so to speak.

However…I need some new direction since the things I usually wrote about are a bit off limits now, so imagine how thrilled I was to come across this list of prompts on Megan and Gina’s blogs that seem like a very workable list to me and my limits.

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Here’s the list:

1. What do you want your great-great-great-grandkids to know about you?
2. What DIY projects are on your spring to-do list?
3. What do you consider to be your biggest achievement?
4. What do you lie about?
5. What are your top 5 pieces of clothing?
6.Share a DIY Tutorial for handmade Valentines.
7. List the best movies and TV shows for binge-watching on a rainy weekend.
8.Create a series of date night guides for your city.
9. What do you love about your current life?
10. What are you looking forward to right now?
11. Share your goals and resolutions for 2016 and discuss what you want your life to look like one year from now.
12. What is one new thing you want to learn this year?
13. What are you ready to let go of this year?
14. Share your best soup recipe.
15. Write the beginning of a scary story and let your readers decide what happens next.
16. Show your readers 5 different ways to decorate pumpkins.
17. What are your biggest long term dreams?
18. If you were to run a kickstarter campaign, what would your project be?
19. Keep a gratitude journal for a week and share the entries.
20. Share some old family photos.
21. Do research on your family tree and share what you find.
22. What is one holiday tradition you want to start in your family?
23. Share things you have pinned that you want to try before the end of the year.
24. Best on-the-go breakfast recipe.
25. 10 songs I love right now.
26. Pet peeves.
27. Whats in my handbag?
28. Whats in my fridge?
29. If I won the lottery…
30. An average day.
31. My 5 favourite blogs
32. Half way through the year, how are the goals coming?
33. Happy Fathers Day! What is awesome about your dad and your kids’dad?
34. What tips do you have for a newbie gardener?
35. Favourite coffee recipe
36. What books do you want to read before the year is over?
37. What about people’s cellphone habits drive you nuts?
38. Share a home made ice cream recipe
39. What’s in your beach bag?
40. 24 July is national tequila day! Share a recipe for a tequila cocktail!
41. Share a Christmas DIY tutorial.
42. Share a series of photos that tell the story of your Christmas.
43. What is on your giving wishlist for this year? What cool things would you want to give to someone else?
44. What do you do when you are home all alone?
45. Things I would do if I was brave…
46. Other lives I would want to live if I had nine lives…
47. A picture of you, last year and now, what has changed?
48. What three things do you want your children to learn from you.
49. Five ways to win your heart.
50. Post your zodiac sign and whether it fits you.
51. If I could have any celebrity chef prepare dinner for me who would it be?
52. List 3 things I would like to do differently for Christmas this year…

Oh yes, happy new year kids! Go make it a good one… :-)

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2015 in review

31 December , 2015

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 12,000 times in 2015. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

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