Tuesday, June 30, 2009


... Got an offer on the house we've been busily doing up for the past little while - and it was slightly more than expected. $25k more than expected.
Can I get a Holla?
And a fingers crossed we successfully get to procure our dream home (see pictures below!)
(And I'd also appreciate some kudos re: how awesome my dining room paint job came up. It took months of Cam procrastinating over colors before I went to Bunnings, chose one at random and slapped it all over the walls, regardless of what it looked like. I'm actually relatively happy with it, after all of that).

Thursday, June 25, 2009


I am seriously bored beyond all meaning of the word. I had a good day, only to be hit with the monster of all bad moods. The result of this? Home alone. Yep, I did my usual - lashed out at my nearest and dearest, and consequently am left all on my own. Sigh! So, to kill some time before I watch the last bit of In Her Shoes (...again) I thought I'd do this, which I stole from Pretty Random Things.

What is your current obsession? Aside from eating things, my new iPhone. I seriously heart it, and as I've waited so long to have one, I'm making the most of it. I'm also digging Love Potion #31 from Baskin Robbins, and ensuring each and every item of horsiness related to Darcy is exactly the right shade of blue.

What is your weirdest obsession? Well, presumably people closest to me would suggest my habit of bringing home stray/abandoned/unloved animals, but I would stick with my collection of water bottles. I don't drink things from glasses, and as a result, my own car and other peoples are filled with Mizone water bottles - Mandarin flavored, of course. At any given time, there will be a handful by the bed and a trail wherever I go.

Starbucks or Caribou? I've never heard of Caribou, but even if I had - I'm a Starbucks girl through and through. Venti caramel macchiato, extra extra dry with non-fat milk. Drool.

What’s for dinner? I just devoured an enormous chicken parmagiana with fries and a garden salad, washed down with two Johnny Walker black labels. Yum.

What would you eat for your last meal? Gosh, what wouldn't I eat. I'd start off with an enormous bowl of mashed potato covered in cheesy goodness, then move on to Pad Thai with extra peanuts and fried egg, complete with Roti bread and peanut dipping sauce with peanut butter and Love Potion #31 ice-cream to follow. I've got a thing for peanuts at the moment. I'd also like a nice, big shot glass of Frangelico on ice.

What was the last thing you bought? Subway, and two gorgeous dress rings and some beautiful dangly earrings. Oh, and some magnetic tendon boots for Darcy, new riding boots for me and a tin of cat food.

What are you listening to right now? The sound of my typing and the fishes splashing around in the tank.

What is your favorite ice cream flavor? I was always a boysenberry girl until I discovered the delights of Love Potion and peanut butter @ Baskin's, and I'm somewhat partial to bubblegum, too.

If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go? Somewhere with enormous sales on with a nicely cashed up credit card in my hand. I'm really not so picky right now - so long as I can do some retail therapy to budge this mood, I'd be happy.

Which language do you want to learn? French.

What is your favorite quote (for now)? I can't even begin to think of anything philosophical, when all I've got running through my head is a line from Anger Management that cracks Sarah and I up every time - How does a guy who weighs 600 pounds have the balls to teach people about self-discipline?

What is your favorite color? Right now - coral, electric blue and royal purple.

What is your favorite piece of clothing in your own wardrobe? My new Bettina Liano super skinny jeans. They make me feel damn fine.

What is your dream job? Wedding Planning and/or interior design.

What is your worst habit? Apparently, being erratic. Aside from that, leaving my collection of water bottles in peoples cars, not doing the dishes and picking my toenails.

If you had $100 now, what would you spend it on? Once I'd managed to purchase a loaf of bread for breakfast tomorrow, I'd be thinking along the lines of some sort of shopping spree involving a new black, super tight top to go with aforementioned new jeans. Selfish? Me?

Do you admire any one’s style? Kiera Knightley. I love how she can go from tom-boy ease to Chanel chic. And as much as I dislike her personally, Kate Moss has it going on with the skinny legs and blazer look.

Describe your personal style. Slob meets farm girl. Seriously, these days I'm more often than not ensconced in my riding clothes or paint covered jeans than anything remotely stylish. I do love to get dressed up, and I'm enjoying pretty dresses more than anything, but mostly I'm a jeans and tee kinda girl.

What are you going to do after this? Sulk. Then perhaps prepare myself a glass of orange juice, hop into some hideous but deliciously comfortable pajama's and watch the end of my movie before I hop into bed. Another wild night for me!

What are your favorite movies? I have so many, and all are chick flicks. Juno tops the list, followed by Love Actually, About a Boy, My Best Friends Wedding, Notting Hill, There's Something About Mary, What Happens in Vegas, In Her Shoes, The Sweetest Thing, Where The Heart Is, Van Wilder, Anger Management, Mean Girls, How to Lose a Guy In Ten Days, Ten Things I Hate About You...I could go on.

What is your favorite fruit? Mangoes! And strawberries.

What inspires you? So many things. Words of wisdom from great friends, amazing stories of everyday people, the resilience animals show. And sparkly things.

What is your favorite book? I heart Bridget Jones. I can read them over and over - and do - and they make me laugh each and every time. I adore Harry Potter. It's one of those incredible books I can simply lose myself in every time, and be transported to a world far away from my own.

Do you collect something? Things no one else wants - revolting gnomes, old picture frames, pets - I simply can't stand the thought of things not being loved enough.

What is your favorite smell? Cameron. As soon as we embrace and his scent washes over me, I feel like I've found home.

What are you most proud of? I often say I haven't achieved anything in my life, but really, I'm so darn proud of myself for doing something that terrified me to my very core, and walking away from my friends and family through the Big Scary Doors at the airport and flying off to England on my own for 3 months. OK, so I only made the 6 week mark - but I got out of that trip everything I wanted - and needed - to know about myself. And it made the coming home all the more sweet.

How many times do you press the snooze button before you get up? I absolutely detest the snooze button; to the extent I get somewhat violent when certain people set their alarm at 6am and don't get up until 8am, leaving me semi-awake, groggy and cranky whilst they snooze on oblivious. I shant mention any names here, Mr Mc.

Cats or dogs? Dogs, for sure. The only cats I like are my own.

Complete the followingm - Love is: sometimes the hardest thing in the world to do, but the most rewarding.

What do you like best about yourself (can be a physical characteristic and/or a personality trait)? I love that I'm tall, and my legs seem to be not too shabby. Personality wise - that I have the ability to talk to people of all ages, backgrounds and personalities . I like to think I'm pretty easy going and friendly - and I hope it shows.

What do you dislike about yourself? I don't stop thinking, and I don't quite know how to say no a lot of the time. And my gut. Definitely my gut.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Could it be..?

Yeps. We're booking tickets for a nice long weekend away in Noosa.

Whilst C-Mac is busy looking at places to stay, I'm casually sending him links to delightful jewelers with ring styles I like, just to give him a hint about the exact outcome of this mini-break should be.

Seriously, I'm as subtle as a sledgehammer sometimes.

Dearest: If you're reading this - hint hint.

Update: In Pictures

Oh, internets. How I have missed you. Even though I've been back online, I've barely had time to Tweet, let alone do some proper updates. Whilst I've got a few minutes to kill before I need to get back to Darcy and his dentist appointment, I thought I'd shove up a few photos and show y'all what's been going on this past week or two.

After a big night Friday night in the city with Sarah, Cam & a whole lot of cocktails, Cam and I were a little bit tired to fully appreciate the box seats we had at the Australia vs Italy rugby union game. We did, however, enjoy being waited on hand and foot and served free drinks to our seats all night, and the view was absolutely amazing.

Cam is putting his house on the market, and we're both busy painting the inside - and outside - and putting in new garden beds in the front and back. We're both usually seen covered head to foot in Vivid White or Sand Diamond, if not mud, concrete and tan bark. It's going to auction in just over 6 weeks.

Phoenix has been particularly helpful in the painting department. His footprints in Vivid White are such an asset to the new paving out back.

Sahara had her 2nd last check up a fortnight ago, and has been given the all clear to have unlimited on-leash walks. She's going amazingly (touch wood) and is loving walking a little further each day. In the past week she's shown massive improvement, and I've got my old puppy back - she's got the fire back in her eyes, and appears to have the devil inside her.

Darcy.What can I say? I love him more every day. I also love going down on days like today - sun shining, frost on the grass and mist in the air and having big, warm pony cuddles. He's having a lot of trouble with stiffness and is having physio each week, which hopefully will help him feel better. For the amount it costs, you'd bloody well hope so.

Aside from that, things are going great.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

At last!

Finally...I'm back online!

News will come shortly - announcement of my new blog will follow - so stay tuned. It's good to be back - and there's a whoooole lotta reading to be done!

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