Tuesday, 25 December 2007

Joy To The World

We're all very happy little campers tonight. A little dazed and confused from so much good fortune and loving family but who would have it any other way. It is 9.30pm and the rest of my gorgeous family are fast asleep, partly as a result of a marvellous day and partly from 'sugar coma'.

I hope everyone had a fabulous Christmas Day and from my family to yours - Merry Christmas.

Sunday, 23 December 2007

Human League - Don't You Want Me Baby

Please tell me you know every single lyric of this song! No self-respecting teen of the 80's doesn't. Watching this video again I was amazed at the insane amount of eye-liner that must have been used during production. And I don't remember Phil Oakey wearing red lippy which he obviously is. Still an absolute ripper of a song. Enjoy.

Saturday, 22 December 2007

Just Because...

Just because .... you have left over Christmas fabric, doesn't mean you have to make everyone an individual stocking to hang on the back of their chair for Christmas lunch!!

Just because .... the local Video Shop is selling off their kids videos for $3.00, doesn't mean you have to buy ALL of them!!

Just because ....you bought chocolate fudge ice cream, does not mean you have to eat it ALL in one sitting!!

(the photo of this is just too disturbing!)

Wednesday, 19 December 2007

The Spirit Of Christmas is...

Your husbands wallet being stolen the week before Christmas, all your accounts frozen as the prick tried to access them, and the bank refusing to reinstate as said husbands name is really Alan and the only photo I.D. he has left says his name is James!!!

Why the hell don't we keep cash under the mattress any more?

Tuesday, 18 December 2007


What the hell has happened to my photo header!!!!!
I can't fix it - HELP!!!

Spinning Around

I do realise how slack I've been on the posting lately. It is not through lack of things to write about but rather too much to boil down.

The truly depressing thing has been the distressing lack of adult Christmas functions and the overload of parties and events my bloody kids have been invited to. When did they become the cool ones with a packed social calender and we become the taxi service who are only invited as a means of getting Gidget and Moondoggie to events??? At this point I'm being extra nice to them because if they don't let us come with them we're stuffed - Thank god for my brother's wedding.

That was one event we had to be invited to (although I have my suspicions about that too as the kids got way more attention than we did). It was a fantastic night with the rain stopping just in time to make their garden a sparkling wonderland. Everyone had a ball, especially the bridal couple and festivities continued well into the dawn.

Thanks to everyone who wished me well with the reading. You'll be pleased to know I didn't stutter, stammer or fall over, although I did tear up a little in the middle which was not the best of timing. So now I have a sister-in-law on my side of the family which is great and helps swell our family functions to a grand total of 6 (plus the 2 kids).

I can't show you any snaps yet but here is the 'Circle of Love' as it was dubbed. Surfer Boy made it for them and they were married in front of it. I think we'll use it for kicking the footy through in the back yard!

We're off to an Australian/German GLUEHWEIN FEIER on Thursday so I'll let you know how it goes. (Finally a party we've been invited to!)
Good luck with pressie buying.

Sunday, 16 December 2007

Toni Basil - Mickey

In 1983 Toni Basil had the biggest hit of her career and I had the perfect song to piss off my brother, Mick. I remember dancing around him singing this song when I was in 3rd form and he was in grade 6. I used to get rather sick of him telling me that his name - Michael- meant 'God-like'. Toni offered me a fitting revenge.

Wednesday, 12 December 2007

I Love Public Speaking!

My brother is getting married on the weekend and they have asked me to do a reading at the service. I'm thrilled because they had not found a reading they were happy with when I showed them one of my favourite books - Prayer For The 21st Century by John Marsden. They loved it too and have decided to use it. I'm doubly thrilled because it is short, and easy to read so hopefully will be finished before I have time to hyper-ventilate! Cross you fingers for me on Saturday.

Prayer for the Twenty First Century
John Marsden

May the road by free for the journey,
May it lead where it promised it would.
May the stars that gave ancient bearings
Be seen, still be understood.
May every aircraft fly safely,
May every traveller be found,
May sailors in crossing the ocean
Not hear the cries of the drowned.

May gardens be wild, like jungles.
May nature never be tamed,
May dangers create of us heroes,
May fears always have names.
May the mountains stand to remind us
Of what it means to be young,
May we be outlived by our daughters,
May we be outlived by our sons.

May the bombs rust away in the bunkers,
And the doomsday clock be rewound,
May the solitary scientists, working,
Remembers the holes in the ground.
May the knife remain in the holder,
May the bullet stay in the gun,
May those who live in the shadows
Be seen by those in the sun.

Sunday, 9 December 2007

Kajagoogoo - Too Shy

1983 - What a year! And what a haircut! Limahl left soon after this song and went on to record the FABULOUS Never Ending Story.

Saturday, 8 December 2007

Top 5

I need some inspiration!!
I have been staring at my DVD and video collection for the past 20 minutes and can't find anything I feel like watching. Disaster!

I'd love to know your top five DVD picks....

I'll even award a prize for the best suggestion!

Wednesday, 5 December 2007

Not again!

Lucky I did get that tree down!
Surfer Boy was expected home Monday, which then became Wednesday and as of this afternoon, became Thursday evening!!! If this keeps up I'll be applying for the single parent benefit.

Thank god this is back on tonight. A ray of light in a dismal world.

Tuesday, 4 December 2007

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree...

I got sick of waiting for Surfer Boy to come home, (he's working offshore in Bass Strait and was supposed to be home Monday!) so I dragged out the biggest ladder I could find and hoisted myself into the roof.

What fascinating places ceiling cavities are. There are no end of interesting things up there that I didn't know about including, thanks to my handy hubby, a light and a platform so I didn't fall straight through to the dining table.
The world is a fascinating place when viewed from a different angle and I spent quite a long time with my legs dangling through the manhole just looking around my dining and living room.

Anyway I digress... I was actually up there to drag down the Christmas Tree as I was not going to waste another day being nude of decorations. (If you read this blog regularly you will have gathered that I love an excuse to decorate).

The problem I soon discovered is that we have a 7 foot tree and a 1 1/2 foot manhole. The tree also weighs a couple of tonne and I was at least 12 foot from the ground!

Never fear, I was not going to let these little issues defeat me and ... Wa la!! .... a little bit of Christmas magic (and some major manoeuvring) and Jen and the tree were both safely on the ground.

This morning at some ungodly hour I could hear the squeals of delight as the kids discovered the new addition to the living room. Worth every near-death experience I had getting the bloody thing down.

This evening we had a lovely time unwrapping all the ornaments and other Christmas goodies. Now I just have to find some room to actually move in here.

Monday, 3 December 2007


After a day of doing nothing much and consequently irritating the shit out of each other, I came into the living room to find Gidget and Moondoggie watching tele like this!

They really do love each other after all.

(Mind you I give it about 5 minutes before one of them screams out 'Muuuuum!' in that high pitched whiny voice I love so much.)

Sunday, 2 December 2007

I Ran

I think on Sundays I will now give you a glimpse of the fabulous songs that shaped who I am!! - First up - Flock Of Seagulls. ENJOY

Saturday, 1 December 2007

We're Actually Very Cool! Promise!

Guests - 4 females

Venue - my living room

Menu - Pizza, coke, caramel popcorn, Homer Hudson ice cream, Mallomars, Tootsie Rolls, cookie dough, whipped cream, Pringles, corn chips, home made peppermint crisp ice cream, bullets, Chocolate Royals, cookie dough pop tarts.......

Event - Viewing of Season 7 Gilmore Girls!!!

You probably would not believe me if I told you that some people we have told about our evening looked at us like we had just arrived from a planet far, far away. Others openly scoffed and questioned their previous opinion of us. While some didn't say anything, their expression said it all.

I know! Weird!

What can possibly be strange about a girls night where the aim was to eat like we were 16 again, curl up on the couch for a good natter and watch 3 episodes in a row of our favourite show? Sounds like a bloody good night to me - in fact so much so that we're doing it again next week!