Friday, November 16, 2012

Christmas is upon us

Where has the time gone??  Just the other day I was getting ready for Mitchell's 3rd birthday party, then suddenly Branston turned 14 and now it is the middle of November!!  Time is just moving too fast.  SLOW DOWN!!

Anyway, I am taking part in the blogger secret santa gift thingy organised by Stiletto Mom.  I don't know if I really qualify to be a blogger, maybe a blogger's left toe, since I hardly ever post anything.  So now I am supposed to tell my secret Santa what kind of things I like.  Oy, this is soooo difficult, I really am useless at this kind of thing.  Let me start with what I don't like, though it may not be very useful.

  • Bath goodies eg bath salts, foams, oil etc.  It disagrees with me.  Though a nice smelling body lotion is ok.
  • Earrings and rings.  My ears get sore even with gold earrings and I only ever wear the rings my hubby gave me. 
  • I am not a floral or frilly kind of person.
  • Chocolates or sweets.  Well, I do like them but am on a major mission to lose weight right now.
  • Photo frames.  I like them, I just have too many waiting for photos right now.
  • Bracelets and necklaces.  Anything modernish.  I quite like costume jewellery but usually only wear it for special occasions, otherwise I forget to put it on.
  • But I do need a decent jewellery box/holder (not those figurines that go on the dressing table though) as mine is broken and in the cupboard which is probably why I never wear jewellery as it is a mission to get out.  I like those that hang inside the cupboard.
  • I like books.  I read a lot, but not as much as I used to as the family keeps me quite busy.  I like a good murder mystery or action book or a Jodi Picoult type of book.  I am busy reading the Game of Thrones series, that kind of fantasy story is also fun to read.  I read 50 Shades, was not particularly enthralled.
  • I scrapbook or should I say I used to, I haven't had time to do it in a while but really want to get back into it.
  • I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 which needs a cover but those are a bit on the pricy side!!  I'll have to hint to the hubby and kids to get me one for Christmas.  But any accessories will do.
  • Anything gimmicky but am not much of a cook so probably nothing for the kitchen.
  • Hmmm, running out of ideas here but I suppose I have done better than I thought I would.  I suppose my blog doesn't give too many clues, given that I am not very good at blogging these days.
  • Oh, maybe a good low kilojoule recipe book - but easy recipes, as I said I am not good in the kitchen.
Ok, that was that, hope it helped!

Friday, November 9, 2012


Ok, so I found the correct term I was trying to find in the last post and it means National Blog Posting Month.  Apparently that month is November and you are supposed to do 1 post a day for the entire month!  Clearly I suck at it! 

In other news, I am participating in a bloggers Secret Santa organised by Stiletto Mum so will be needing to do a post on my likes and dislikes.  I don't know why I do these things, maybe I just like getting and giving presents!  Oh my dear husband is going to complain......       Anyway, post to follow...

We are organising a Biggest Loser competition at work and I am SO entering!!  We get weighed in next week and have until 14 Feb to lose as much as possible.  The whole thing is for charity and each contestant has to find sponsors who will pay Rx per kg lost.  There are prizes for the most kg lost, most % BMI lost and most money raised.  Woohoo!!  Motivation!!  Hmmm, we still need to find some prizes for the winners but I am sure we will get there.  Anybody want to sponsor me or donate prizes??

PS:  Mitchell's latest: 'If you say so!' but said in such a cute way you just have to laugh!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Gotta blog

This stands as formal notification that I will be better at blogging from now on!!  Gotta Blog!!!!!!   A bit late for the post a day for November thingy that's going around NoBloPro  no, it's BloNoMo   no it's MoBloNoPro  whatever!  It means a blog post a day.  Since it's already the 6th I think I have failed on that one BUT let's see what we can do from here on out......

Watch this space......