Oct 292012
 

It wasn’t too long ago I wrote about being unsure of the future of this blog. And while I still am, I would like to do a little catch up on my last few weeks in pictures. For ease of layout, these will be 3 big collages. I’ve also been thinking a lot about whether or not this blog should stay as it has been. In the past I have run Tuesday Tips and Things I Love Thursday as well as opinion pieces. Well, all my opinions are residing over on KiKi & Tea now, so perhaps this should just be stories about my life…

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Oct 222012
 

Not at Wet N Wild, but the same age... and same swimsuit.

As I read this post from the wonderful Mrs Woog a memory came rushing back. A memory of an 8 year old me, after dark watching Pocahontas during the night-time movie in the wave pool at Wet N Wild.

As a child I was obsessed with Wet N Wild. It was my favourite theme park. Despite the fact that nobody else saw the appeal to endless pools that, inevitably, were full of child wee. Or chafing your thighs as your swimsuit rides up your bum and you fly, hair everywhere and bikini top slightly askew, into the air only to do a bum flop into a pool approximately 2cm deep. And, OK, maybe I can see their point. But as someone who wasn’t a big fan of hot weather, or rollercoasters, or anything that went too high, or too fast, or for too long, Wet N Wild was the place to be. Continue reading »

Oct 152012
 

In the last few months I’ve been getting a bit more inconsistent with updating this, my little place on the web. I haven’t stopped writing, I’ve been writing more than I ever have before in my life, I’ve just been doing it over at KiKi & Tea, and this blog has been forgotten. But I don’t know if it’s intentional.

In the last few months it’s become increasingly apparent to me how much of my life I live online. Even more so with some health problems my husband has been facing and, to be completely honest with you, I wasn’t even aware of. I’ve always been a social person, always been willing to be there for other people and happy to drop everything at a moment’s notice to be with someone who needs me. The things is, in recent times I’ve been doing that in the online world, and not concentrating on the people in my life who need my time as well. The people who are the closest to me have been asking for my attention, and their calls have fallen on deaf ears.

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Sep 292012
 

This week is all out of whack as I had off Thursday and Friday, then when I tried to upload my week in pics yesterday it wouldn’t work. So I’m a day late, but here it is!

This week I wrote about:

And on to the week in pics…

Lionel caught a lizard, so we got him a name tag and tried to find a bell. Really hard to find a bell that isn't coloured or shaped like some kind of cartoon character. Then I found this collar, with a bell, for $4. Just cut the bell off it!

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Sep 212012
 

This week I wrote about:

On to the week in pics:

My new mint pants!

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Sep 132012
 

Strawberries are so cheap and so gorgeous at the moment!

This Thursday, I love… strawberries

How good are the strawberries right now?! It’s ridiculous! The other day I bought 3 punnets for $5 and they were juicy and beautiful and tasty. In fact, that’s them there ->>

I adore strawberries. I think they are my favourite fruit, although I did have a massive obsession with persimmons a while back. In high school I actually tried to start my own nickname as being Strawberry, I think a grand total of 2 people actually ended up calling me that and primarily because I was always putting on layer after layer of strawberry flavoured body shop lip balm Continue reading »

Sep 112012
 

Dinner tonight

Today’s Tip: It’s OK to take time off from life, every once in a while.

Tonight we ate toast for dinner. No, I’m not sick. Yes, we do have food in the house. We just couldn’t be bothered. My day sucked, I was off my game, I made a few silly mistakes and I don’t often make mistakes at work. So when it came time to have dinner, I just couldn’t face anything more than toast.

It’s nice to be on top of things all the time but sometimes, just sometimes, you have to give yourself permission to just stop, give up, and not care for a minute. Not every meal needs to be nutritious. Not every night has to be special. Not every moment has to be full and, honestly, if you let something slide by a few times it’s highly likely nobody will even notice.

Take time off, every once in a while. It’s OK.

T.

 

Aug 312012
 

This past week started out incredibly sadly with the news my mother’s much loved cat, Kosi, passed away. He was found on Friday evening and had been missing for 5 days. I’m really hoping that will be the end of the crap things happening in my life. So, as we near the end of the another week, I’m hoping for good things on the horizon.

I’m excited today, specifically, as I’ve just an hour ago hit Publish on the first ever competition on KiKi & Tea! Celebrating our half-birthday with the chance to win a $100 Kuerida jewellery voucher.

I also wrote about how my wheels have fallen off, and I don’t think I care anymore.

Kosi

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Aug 242012
 

It’s been a week of ups and downs… That’s a lie, it’s been a week mostly of downs. So, even though it’s out of chronological order, my first pic will be the flowers at the cafe this morning.

This week I wrote about:

And on to the week in pics…

Flowers at the work coffee shop

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Aug 172012
 

I’m sick as I write this, lying in bed convinced I’m dying of the plague (in reality I have a cold. But it’s a bad one!) so I’ll keep the captions fairly brief.

As always, the week began with breakfast out.

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