Friday 31 October 2008

Thursday 30 October 2008

Only 1 More Day

Now for some Halloween treats-

Wednesday 29 October 2008

Monday 27 October 2008

I Actually Went Out!! TWICE.

Big week this week.
Went to this...

"Paul Young, and the lead singer from Spandau Ballet, Tony Hadley: two of the biggest names from the eighties, together on one bill! Performing all their hit songs and some new favourites: Gold, True, Wherever I Lay My Hat, Everytime You Go Away and many more!"

As you can imagine it was fabulous and hilarious and a great night was had by three chicks who can't quite get over the 80's.

Then 3 days later Surfer Boy and I celebrated his birthday at this...

Tex Perkins proved that even singing bad 80's tracks he still is a 'Rock God'. They were brilliant.

The Palms at the Casino is obviously my venue of choice now.... hmmm maybe Bonnie Tyler in November?

Sunday 19 October 2008

Sunday Night, so relaxing

Tonight at 7.30pm, just as I was getting ready to sit down and soak up the A.R.I.A.s, Surfer Boy suggested we see what our new cupboard (salvaged from his sister's house) would look like in the kitchen...

Thank god I had the forethought to tape the A.R.I.A.s as there was no stopping him and now at 11.30pm we have a completely rearranged kitchen minus one built-in and a missing wall!!! He really needs to get another hobby.

Now I am finally on the couch with a cuppa, a block of Belgian mint chocolate, and The Veronicas are doing their usual fabulous job of performing live. Gabriella Chilmi is a credit to Melbourne and I need to buy Melinda Schneider's album, Be Yourself.

Australian music is tearing it up.

Saturday 18 October 2008

Rabbiting On

This is my formal apology to Lou and Ali and everyone else who reads my blog on a regular basis and are sick of waiting for me to post again. I beg your forgiveness and promise to make this a really long post to make up for my slackness - I have no idea what I am going to write about but I'll start with being a full-time worker!

Darling brother hopped a plane to Bali with his glowingly pregnant wife and left me in charge of CHALK. Surfer Boy took the week off to be a house-hubby and off I trotted feeling very grown up. It was fabulous. For the first time in years I got to spend more than a single day in my own business. I had the chance to potter around with the merchandising, check out new wholesaler catalogues, order new stock, all without I interruption (oh except for those pesky customer things).

Day One gave me a new appreciation of fathers returning home after a day at work. I was buggered and the last thing I wanted to do was help put the kids to bed, I just wanted to veg out on the couch. I was wrecked.

Day Two saw a welcome change which I put down to wearing sensible shoes for a day of standing around all day on concrete - huge improvement. By Saturday I was fully into the swing of full-time work and not quite ready for it to end. I felt like a fully-functioning member of society.

I think Surfer Boy also enjoyed his week. Not only did he manage dinner and school lunches but we had a freshly baked cake almost every day!! Astonishing. In 14 years together I have never seen him make a cake. He did comment after Day One that although he had a list of things he wanted to get, he didn't have a chance to get any of them. He couldn't understand where the day had gone, eaten up with school drop offs, cooking, housework etc. I think his idea that I swan around all day having coffee with other ladies was well and truly debunked.

All in all we came away from the week with a new appreciation for what the other does. Well worth it.

29 degrees today in Melbourne and my most favourite kind of night - warm and still. The kind of night that is made for fairy lights and bbqs and good friends, or just sitting on the verandah watching the world go by with a good book.
Signing off as it is just too nice to be sitting at the computer - promise I'll post again SOON.

Sunday 12 October 2008

Drop In And Visit!

My oh my! I'm on the hunt to see if I can find a photo of this home in summer. It is called the Eccles Mansion and it is in Logan, Utah.
CHALLENGE - If anyone can pick up the bizarre Veronica Mars link let me know!

Wednesday 8 October 2008

I know who killed Lily Kane.....

but who the hell sent that bus over the cliff and why oh why is Veronica back with Mr Boring??
And why didn't anyone tell me earlier how much I would LOVE this show???