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Friday, 22 July 2016

The Easiest Ever Bean Bag Tutorial.

Bean bags seem to be popping up on all the "in" sites lately. Bean bags with very expensive price tags, but, realistically, these very expensive bean bags are very easy and not very expensive to make. If you have around an hour to spare, you can have one made.



Friday, 15 July 2016

There's a baby in the house. A brand new baby.

Yes, it's true! In our house. A milky-scented, black-haired nymph. The most beauteous beauty in the whole entire universe ... of course. And she's in our house ... technically ... our house on the Gold Coast.


Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Burragorang Lookout: a short, leisurely drive to the most impressive views.

How did we come to be at Burragorang Lookout? In the slightly chilly air? Sipping warming cups of tea? And picnicking? Something like this ...



Thursday, 16 June 2016

Make Up Organiser Tutorial.

In the world of make up, I would be classed as a minimalist. I've tried being one of those artistic make up people who use lots of fancy schmancy products that enable them to change the way their face looks, but I've had no success. None. Zilch. So, these days my make up regime is very simple. A bit of foundation, sometimes a bit of powder, eye liner, mascara, lipstick, sometimes a bit of blush and, on the rarest of occasions, eye shadow. So, what is my bathroom drawer doing holding all this "stuff' that I never use? And surely there is a better way to store the little make up that I do use? Hence, my epiphany and my make up organiser was born.




Thursday, 9 June 2016

Vivid Sydney 2016 ... in the rain.

Rain is predicted. Heavy rain ... and strong winds. A rather large storm cell, in fact, and we are booked into the city for the night to tour the sights of Vivid Sydney 2016. A night in town. A dinner out. And Vivid. Perfect ... except for the rain.



Thursday, 2 June 2016

I'm in trouble. Serious trouble ... Guest blogger, Ralph.

I'm in trouble. Serious trouble. Trouble with a CAPITAL "T" ... apparently. I don't get in trouble very often, so this is a new and not all that wonderful experience for me. So, I suppose I need to explain my plight.



Tuesday, 24 May 2016

A fishing shed in FNQ (Far North Queensland); living' the dream.

A fishing shed is a dream to behold for those drawn to angling as their preferred past time. In FNQ,  such a dream is no longer a dream. A sister, a brother, an almost-brother-in-law and a dog are living the dream, fishing the waters of the Tully and Hull Rivers and the Pacific Ocean around Dunk Island whenever the urge hits. They are in search of the biggest catch. The catch to talk about for almost ever. The catch to get the heart racing and the line singing. "THAT" catch.



Monday, 16 May 2016

Hawkesbury Cup Day, 2016: watching people, fashion and horses.

A day at the races is a rare event in our social calendar. Rare, like once-every-5-or-6-years rare. So when MLP came home suggesting joining a table at the Haweksbury Cup with mates from his work, we donned our best and mixed with the throng.

 


Thursday, 28 April 2016

Anzac Day, Sydney, 2016.

Anzac Day. Alarms break our sleep at 4am. Lights flick on. Homes come to yawning life. Cars loaded with young and old drive out, lights on, towards the closest cenotaph and ceremony. Then the quiet wait begins. The wait for that tinge of light just before the dawn. That tinge of light that led the ANZACs to the wrong bay on that foreign shore in 1915. Then martial commands break the quiet, feet move in unison and, as the dawn breaks, the solemn act of respect and remembrance begins. 



Sunday, 17 April 2016

Caravan or motorhome: To tow or not to tow?

Caravan or motorhome? This has been the debate happening in our house for quite some time now. To tow or not to tow, has been the question.