Saturday, January 23, 2016

Finn : Mum.....Can I have your camera?

Sure thing.  Go out and take photo's of things that make you happy.  

Finn is now 15 and living a full life with and ID.........I love this kid! 

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Ok Ladies.......It's time to feel guilty about your gluttonous fabric & wool stash!

I just found Sarah, and I think us crafty lot could give her a hand.

Sarah is a client of of Kiva. We give Kiva $25.00 each and Sarah pays it back.  Sarah is my 16th loan, and all of them have paid back generally over a period of 6 months. I just keep investing my $25 and round and round it goes.  The kids love it, I love it and I think you will love it too.   

Meet Sarah  "Sarah is 50 years old. She lives in Dura (Palestine) and she has seven sons. Sarah feels that she should help her husband under these hard situations since her husband couldn’t work because of occupation.

Sarah is talented with fabric and sewing, so she started sewing and selling her products. She got $1500 from Ibdaa Palestine to buy fabric, cloth, thread, etc."

Sometimes I feel bloody useless...........but this I can do. 

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

"Oh Lord, mama's got a new toy"

Now ladies, sometimes you have to plant that seed in the most obvious spot, water it a little and wait. Wait until lightning strikes him and he says..."Hey babe, I think we need a new hedge trimmer". we love them. 

Facts about new hedge trimmer.  I didn't go for the battery or fuel option because I was concerned about weight.  Electric was the way to go again and I'm ok with that.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Once upon a time....

I lived a life of a NORMAL PERSON.  I had a nice house with beige painted walls, matching sofa, crystal glasses and the perfect make up and hair.  I was, in my own stuck up, special way....quite posh.  Everything was perfect, the new house, the new car, the good job. The kids were clean and we were all so perfectly pretty.  

I now have a chook roaming in my house..........................Oh!  What a fall from grace I have fell. 

"Can someone PLEEEEEEEASE get chick-o-letta out of the GOD DAM HOUSE!!"

For your own entertainment, you would be delighted to know, it took 5 minutes of chasing said hen, with the help of 2 children and one labrador until capture was achieved.  


Sunday, January 17, 2016


July 22, 2014 I was torn.  Thinking of stepping away, not in love any more and I had given up hope.  But then last week I saw it on the shelf and invested yet again.....OH! IT WAS SO DAM GOOD TO BE BACK!! Tricky Twenty Two - FABULOUS!! 

If in the holidays you are looking for a whacky series to read, one with laugh out loud humour, go out and get Number 1...... "One for the Money" - Stephanie Plum Series by Janet Evanovich.  You just might get hooked! 

Sunday, January 3, 2016

So....I got to thinking

As you are aware from a previous post,  I poshed up the kids for their portraits and they turned out BEAUTIFUL.  

Then I got to thinking........What do we usually look like?  

This is me.
Covered in dirt.
Missing a tooth (still on order...hope to get it soon)
Bed/hat/been in the wind hair.
Need to loose 5 - 10 Kg.........not going to happen in a hurry.
Eyebrows needing a good shaping........must get onto that. 
Old bra showing..........lucky I've got one on. 
Skin on chest starting to show some wear.
Wrinkles strong and present. ......................and I couldn't give a shit.  

This is me. 

New Year's Resolution

Wash children.
Iron children's clothes. 
Take nice photos.  

I won't show you the full sitting because I have a thing about the kids privacy, but lets just say that it was a whole lot of fun and I should have done it YEARS ago.  Who would have thought they could scrub us so well.  I really must clean them more often.  Of must be involved! 

Sunday, December 27, 2015