Wednesday, September 14, 2011

PhD definition

PhD - simultaneously feeling as dumb and as smart as you have ever been. Highly dependent on day of the week and level of understanding of reading material.

Saturday, September 10, 2011


This is how much I love living here.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Loving The Block

I've been busy lately. Busy being sick, busy being a 'Masters/PhD not yet sure' student and busy working. But I've allowed time for my favourite daily indulgence, a dose of the lovely Katrina competing on The Block.

I think Katrina and Amie have done an awesome job and I especially loved their choice of artwork. I think she would work wonderfully well in our house, but I don't think I have a hope in hell of affording her. Check it out here for more information or buy it at a discounted price here.


Friday, July 29, 2011

Stationery Love

I adore stationery. It's an addiction I'm sure. I indulged my demons today and visited the local stationery shop. I came across some glorious items, who knew stationery could be trendy.

Who doesn't need a post-it dispenser shaped like a handbag?

 Is it a high-heel or is it a stapler?
The gold standard in stapling

Thursday, July 28, 2011

To tree or not to tree, that is the question

This is a pretty cool use of a tree as a design element.
As is this.
And this

But this?

Channel Nine Top Design

Friday, July 15, 2011


I have a snake phobia. I don't just dislike them, I dislike them immensely. It's the kind of phobia that results in completely irrational thoughts and actions. Something along the lines of 'if you don't get that thing away from me I will not be in control of my actions and I may wee my pants'. Truly.

My family are so very kind and caring when it comes to this phobia like to torture me. They tell me snake stories, buy rubber snakes and hide them around the house. But their latest torture technique took the cake.

'Hey mum, when you were at work a snake was here.'
'No really, want to see the photos?'

 My husband's friend and his pet snake Monty with Big Boy, my sister and my niece

Needless to say I was very grateful that I was at work that day. Had I been home it wouldn't have been a pretty sight. Now the funny thing to do around here is to suggest Monty may be coming over soon. I've already scoped out the only room in our house with a secure lock and I plan to stay there until he is well and truly gone. Lucky it's the toilet, because I may not be able to control my bodily functions.......

Thursday, July 14, 2011

A wedding

A few weeks ago we trotted off to my sister's wedding. It was a small wedding and with not much in the way of a budget, I volunteered to make the cake.

This was made a little problemative because:
- I am not a cake maker
- I'm not even a pretend cake maker
- I have no cake making tools
- I had two kids to look after
- I dropped the bride and groom figurine and broke the groom's head off! (Cue rushed trip to the supermarket to buy superglue.)

Despite one minor meltdown, much under-my-breath swearing and one long break, I ended up with a not-so-bad result. (I also ended up with the filthiest kitchen in Australia. It was so bad I preserved the wreckage until Mark came home to prove just how 'interesting' my day had been.

 A three year old view of the action

 Channeling Tom Cruise

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Getting cultured

Last year Big Boy and I headed off to see Grease performed by a local theatre company. Despite literally having to drag him in to the theatre, he loved it and begged me to take him to see Charlotte's Web this year. We've decided to call these trips a mummy son date and they are strictly for the two of us.

The stage is set....

I've been sick recently, very sick in fact, and even today I've had a cry and a moan about it all. Taking it in his stride Boy Boy dressed himself up and he looked like such a handsome young man. I'm so proud of him.

No photos please mum!
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