Thursday, December 29, 2016

Bad Storm

All the work I did before Christmas went out the window in one night.
I woke up to the hall light being on and the light was shining in my room,
which is what woke me up.  So when I got up to turn the light off I saw water
running through small holes in my ceiling in the hallway.  It was 2am in the morning
little did I know that my husband had heard water running somewhere in the house about
an half hour before I woke up, he sure wasn't prepared for what he saw.  And went and got
some buckets so the water wouldn't damage the carpet anymore then it had already done.

It wasn't until we woke up that morning that we saw just how much damage it had done.
We do have to pull up the carpet and have to replace the cupboard that was in the hallway.

What a way to finish off the year.  Today is Friday here in Australia, so on the last day of
the year we will be pulling up the carpet and taking down the cupboard.  wish me luck everyone.

Take care until next time. :-) xo

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Great Christmas Day

Well all that work the house leading up to Christmas Day was well worth it.  Christmas Day was awesome.  I really enjoyed spending it with my family.  We had one of the hottest day on earth where I live.  So we headed off to the beach, I wasn't at all surprised to see so many people there.  We all had a great time, the waves were huge and the water was cold.  We were all very tired by the time we got home.

I hope you and your family had a great Christmas as well.  xo

I'm looking forward to New Years celebration.  Another day spent at the beach with my family.  The fireworks as the new year begins is just breath taking. 

I will be back next year.  Looking forward to getting to know you all better in the new year.

Take care, until next time. :-) xo

Friday, December 23, 2016

Last minute Christmas gift ideas

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With only two more days to go to that big day, yes Christmas Day.  I have a few more suggestions.  I hope it helps with your shopping.  Best of luck. xo :-)

Check out CupShe sale free shipping

Check out Narvik Christmas sale

All you have to do is click the links in blue happy shopping.  Take care, see you next time.:-)xo

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

A few of my favorite things

This post contains affiliate links, and if you buy from one of these affiliate links I earn a small commission.

CUPSHE is one of my favourite merchants, and they have some great sales going on at the moment I and put a link so you can check it out. The sale goes until the 26th of Dec.Christmas carnival, CUPSHE Merry Christmas ,another deal they have if you spend $42 you get one free gift bag, lets not forget the free shipping.

Lauren G Adams is another favourite merchant,Lauren G Adams, everything a girl needs.

Happy shopping everyone hope this helps.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Counting down for Christmas

Its only 14 days until Christmas,  And I'm finally getting there.  I've made my Christmas goodies, put up my Christmas tree, and decorated the house.  I have only a couple of presents left to buy and then I can get stocking fillers.  And best of all I've done my Christmas cards.

I start my two weeks holiday next Friday and I cant wait to spend time with my family.  How are you getting on with getting things done for Christmas?  I would really love to hear from you.

I would write more but have to get back to it.  Take care, see you all next time.:-) xo

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The fright of my life.

As I was walking one of my dogs yesterday I saw a baby brown snake,

right next to me in the gutter in the street.  Now these baby have more venom in them then the adults have.  Please don't ask me how that happens.  The dog that I was walking got bite by a baby brown last year went in the dogs back yard.  Cost the owner 1000.00, so she of cause doesn't want it to happen again.

I was on the look out for adults not babies.  See how small it is, and it blends in with the land here in Australia.  So you can just about step on one of these and you wouldn't know it until its too late, only because where the dog lives there is a reserve behind her, so there are small twigs and stick, so very hard to stop them.  But one bite to me could kill me. 

So I have to keep my wits about me next time.  I might even take a stick to bang on the ground, because they can feel the vibration from that.  Well I'm off to work again wish me luck.

Take care everyone, see you all next time.:-) xo

Friday, November 25, 2016

Getting into the Christmas spirit

Ok everyone dare I say it, Christmas is only one month away.  What's not funny is I haven't even started my Christmas shopping yet.:-( I haven't put my tree up yet or decorated my house, there just has been so much to do around my place that Christmas has been pushed aside, but not anymore.  Today is the day that Christmas shopping begins, and making Christmas treats that my kids love start to get made.

I do hope I'm not the only one that this has happen too.  How is everyone else getting on with getting into the Christmas spirit.  Have you finished the Christmas shopping yet?

If you have any good Christmas food like biscuits, cake, things like that let me know I would love to try them.

Anyway I have to get back to it.  Take care everyone, see you all next time.:-)

Monday, November 21, 2016

What a weekend

My 11 year old daughter come home from school and showed me her swollen finger and tells me she hurt it playing soccer at school.  So I give her some medicine and put an ice pack on it and tell her to elevate her hand because that would help with the pain.

By the next day her finger is black and blue and I tell my husband to take her to the doctors because I think it may be broken.  After going to the doctors and having x-rays, my husband and daughter are told its just a bad sprain finger. 

Its wasn't until later in the afternoon we get a phone call telling us that my daughter has fractured her finger and that we need to take her to the hospital, where we only had to wait two and a half hours for the doctor to it in a splint and to come back in a weeks time to have a look at it again.  By this time my daughter is in so much pain from the doctor touching it all the time.  That she was more then ready to go home to bed.  It would have been about 11pm when we got home.

The doctors did put my daughter arm in sling to help the swelling go down, but my daughter wont wear it because it hurts her neck.  Mind you it hasn't stop her playing Minecraft on the computer. lol  Kid these days they just bounce back so fast.

Take care everyone see you all next time.:-)xo

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Problems with cleaning up

Oh boy, where do I start.  A while back I wrote a post on spring cleaning, but can I tell you, it has just gotten out of hand.  It has been very long days, not only do I work at my day job, but have to clean the house as well. Ok on the plus side I've been sleeping great.  So lets get back to spring cleaning, it has become an even bigger job then I ever could of imagine.  Because yesterday I went outside and looked at my roof and gutters and they both need to be painted.  My new front door needs to be painted and so does the inside of my house.  I think my husband is looking to move out right about now, he is giving me that look (I THINK MY WIFE HAS LOST IT)lol.

Have you started spring cleaning and realize there was a lot more to me done?  I would love to know about it.  The weather has been up and down, and what I mean by that is one day its hot then the next its raining, come on weather make up your mind.

My sons don't know it yet but I'm going to ask them for some help on the weekend.  All hands on deck.

Well I would write more, but have to get back to work,  Christmas is around the corner, and there is still so much to do.  Take care, see you all next time. xo :-)

Monday, November 14, 2016

Other child leaves home

A couple of days ago my daughter comes to me and tells me how much she loves me and gives me a great big hug.  I knew something was up because that rarely happens without me asking for a hug and it is always me telling her how much I love her.  Anyway she then tells me she is moving out and going to live with her boyfriend of three months and his family, because he is the one.  She is nineteen and I knew it would be one day soon I just didn't know it was gong to be this soon.

So my oldest son is moving out next year with his girlfriend and now my oldest daughter is moving out with her boyfriend after Christmas.  So I really need to make this Christmas one to remember, as it will be the last time my family of six will be together at Christmas.

It is sad I will be losing both of my oldest children, but they are ready to move out.  I still have my youngest two children, so it isn't to bad. 

Am I the only one that has a hard time letting go of her children??  How did you cope when your children started leaving home?  I would love to know.

Take care everyone, see you next time.:-)xo

Other child leaves home

A couple of days ago my daughter comes to me and tells me how much she loves me and gives me a great big hug.  I knew something was up because that rarely happens without me asking for a hug and it is always me telling her how much I love her.  Anyway she then tells me she is moving out and going to live with her boyfriend of three months and his family, because he is the one.  She is nineteen and I knew it would be one day soon I just didn't know it was gong to be this soon.

So my oldest son is moving out next year with his girlfriend and now my oldest daughter is moving out with her boyfriend after Christmas.  So I really need to make this Christmas one to remember, as it will be the last time my family of six will be together at Christmas.

It is sad I will be losing both of my oldest children, but they are ready to move out.  I still have my youngest two children, so it isn't to bad. 

Am I the only one that has a hard time letting go of her children??  How did you cope when your children started leaving home?  I would love to know.

Take care everyone, see you next time.:-)xo

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Trump wins

At the moment most Australians are in shock.

Why America why?  We all thought Hillary would win here in Australia.  But was very surprised when Trump won in a land slid of all things.  Poor Hillary, was left wondering what went wrong.  I was left baffled and confused with what just happen.  It was my understanding that you hated Trump. 

After work I was sitting watching the debate, and they put a photo of Trump and his followers watching how the counting was doing.  And there was Hillary's daughter with the Trump family.  I guess she had jumped ship. It was very funny to me.  When she was meant to me a strong supporter for her mother.  So when the chips are down time to jumps ship.  What a daughter...

I have to wonder if he will build a wall around America?  Send all Muslims out of America, I mean what will that do anyway.  And he does not believe in Global warming. I ask you America WHY you voted him in??  Let me tell you it will be a very long 4 years.  So strap yourselves in world because its going to be a very bumpy ride.

Take care, see you all next time.:-) xo

Sunday, November 6, 2016

How to make a blog successful

I have been trying to work out how to make my blog successful for nearly a year now.  You see I made a goal to write on my blog at least once a week, sometimes it was more then once a week.  I even tried to make money as a second income.  Unfortunately it hasn't worked out for me.

I wanted it to be one of the many blogs out there that are successful and are making a living out of there blogs.  I have realize you do have to have something to sell.  Sometimes that's what makes people want to come back every day or week. 

mmm in saying that, I visit a blog that doesn't have anything in a way of selling products .  All of her post are very interesting and it makes me want to go back each week.  So what am I doing wrong?

Now I have done a lot of research and tried lots of ideas, maybe its just time to give up.  The most important message I have got is that you have to write something you know a lot about,  something people would be interested in.  That's it, I'm just not interesting enough for people to want to come back again and again.

Some people say you have to give your blog a good go before quitting.  I have join forums, posted comments on other peoples post.  Nothing seem to be working.  What am I doing wrong??? I would love you help.

Take care, see you next time.:-)xo

Friday, November 4, 2016

Spring is finally here

Yes its true Spring is here!!!!

And just in time, because it is the last month of spring. A lot of us here where I live didn't think we would ever put our winter clothes away, and that Spring had forgotten to come.

Although we are happy now wait a few month and I will be complaining how hot Summer is, because Summer starts next month and we are told it will be a very hot Summer.  As for me I'm not looking for to that. 

So for the next month I'm looking forward to lots of BBQ'S, time at the beach. Oh there is so much to do in the coming months.

And Christmas will be here next month, in the next couple of weeks there will be so much to do and see I'm so looking forward to it.

I would love to know what you do at spring and summer times.  And that wonderful time of year Christmas how do you celebrate Christmas?? I would really like to know.

Take care everyone, see you next time.:-) xo


Monday, October 31, 2016

Starting my first E-Book

Ok so writing my first E-Book isn't as easy as I first thought it would be.  Don't get me wrong my daughter and I have worked out what type of book we want to write about, we talk about the characters and what rolls they play in the book.  I'm stuck on where they live, and can you make up you own town?  But it is the first line I'm haven't a hard time writing, I know if I can just write that very first line I'll be fine.

When my children were little I would make up stories and write them down in a book, and I didn't find it hard at all, the stories just flow for me.  I would read them bedtime stories that had a lot of pictures, and I would also read the ones I had made up.  Those were the ones they liked the best.  Sometimes the story would be to long and I would make them wait until the next night.  That's the only nights they would go to bed on time:-) 

So I cant understand why its not flowing now.  I think I know why.  I have been doing some research on how to write your very own E-Book, and they tell to do lots of research, make sure you know what your writing about, plot out the story.  And now that I have done that, I just cant write my first line..

I didn't research the stories I told my children and they just come to me, and writing them was so much fun and the story flowed.  Is there such thing as to much research??

What do you think??

Have a great week everyone take care, see you all next time.:-)xo

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Connecting with my kids

Hi Everyone,

Before I start I just want to say a very BIG thank for your very kind words after last weeks post, It really did mean a great deal to me.

For a while there I was finding it hard to connect with my youngest daughter, because everyday after school she would say hello, get something to eat then go to her room.  When she was in her room she would go on her phone, she was either taking to her friends, playing games, or taking selfies.  And I wouldn't see her until dinner time.  And when I tried to talk to her she said she was always busy, well I wasn't having that anymore, so I said to her we are going to spend at least one hour a day when it will just be her and me.  I thought I would get a big song and dance act, because at her age spending time with her mother is not the coolest thing to do, but she was totally on board with it.

I said to her we can do what ever she wants to do, like play board game, talk, play the Xbox,  she likes to do my hair and makeup, whatever she wants to do I will do.  So we have been playing the Xbox together,  I'm not very good but I try and that's all that matter to my daughter.  We have also decided to write an EBook together.  Which I love, because that means I get to spend more time with her, and she has been doing my makeup. I must say she puts it on better then I can.

My 17 year old boy likes to watch some T.V. with me, and we talk a lot as well.  It does sometimes get harder when they get older, because its all about working, catching up with friends, and spending lots of time playing games on his computer.  So whatever time I get with him, means so much to me.

It is a lot harder with my two oldest children, I don't get to spend a lot of time with them but when I do I'm a very happy mummy. 

What do you do to spend time with your children?  I understand for some people spending a lot of time with there children is hard and I get that, so don't ever feel guilty.  It the quality time we spend with our kids not the quantity.

Have a great week and take care, see you all next time.:-)xo

Saturday, October 22, 2016

My Huge Scare

Bomb threat for Adelaide shopping centre

I was shaken and scared. and very thankful that me and my family are safe tonight.
Today my husband and I tool my kids to the movies.  Its the first time in a long time that my 17 year old son wanted to come out with us.  So I was feeling very happy to spend time with my two youngest children.  We get to the cinema buy the tickets and go see the movie half way through the movie an alarm goes off.   We sit there and start looking around wondering what that noise is and is it apart of the movie. Not knowing what to do I start packing my bag with the treat we brought for the kids and my son is picking up his bag, then the alarm stop, seconds later the second alarm goes off. And I tell my son it's time to go, he turns to his sister and dad and tells them lets go NOW.  At the bottom of the stairs of the cinema that we were in  I look around to see where my daughter and husband is, but there were a lot of people, my son turns to me and tells me my daughter is with my husband.  As we get out side the cinema I turn and see both my son and daughter, but not my husband, I grab my daughter who is very upset because she doesn't  know what's going on, and leave the cinema and go out side to wait for my husband. At this stage I  want to cry but have to say strong for my daughter.  We get out side and my son spots my husband and we go to him and wait to hear what going on.  But we are told to leave the shopping centre and go home, we don't hear anymore until we get home and I look on the computer to see if there is any news.

All it said was that a ethic man as arrested with a suspicious package, it wasn't until later that night on the news that we found out  the man was carrying a pipe bomb. 

I have been going to this shopping centre for 40 years, and this is the first time something like this has happen.  Is this the kind of world we live in now?  Unfortunately it is. ....

I'm in shock and my scared, but I wont stop living my life, because that way the terrorist win.

This is not a joke it really did happen.  And it has change my life forever.......Take care everyone, see you all next time.:-)xo

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Clowns Vs Evil Clowns

Ok so today I'm going to talk about evil clowns..

The craze has gotten so bad here that evil clowns are going to primary schools and scaring young children during recess and lunch, don't they have something better to do then scare innocent children.  Those of you that do that are dressing up as evil clowns are losers, and you need to be arrested because that's the only way to deal with you stupid people.  It have even come to my neighbourhood, it is a worry when you have to look out the window before you answer the door, just to see if there is any evil clowns knocking at my door.   On the news the other day there was one evil clown that ran after young girls until they ran to a police station then he took off real fast, unfortunately the police didn't catch him.  But it did scare the girls half to death. 

There are people out there with real clown phobia (Coulrophobia).  I just don't know what makes people want to do that kind of thing.  I do feel sorry for those people that make a living out of being a clown, and only want to make people laugh. I heard of people cancelling clown parties, because they don't want to scare the kids.

Clowns are used to make sick kids happy when they visit hospitals, and kids parties are better when you have a clown to make balloons and blow bubbles and make kids laugh.

What do you think of Evil Clowns?

Monday, October 17, 2016

Clinton Vs Trump

Unfortunately I have to way in to the debate between Clinton and Trump.  Why because it was televise here in Australia.  Well oh boy, I do feel very sorry for my friends in America at this moment.  Having to listen to both of them making promises that you know they wont keep.  They will find a reason of cause that they couldn't keep there promise, as you know its always someone else's fault not theirs.  Who ever does get in, its going to be a very LONG four years.  And after that four years, you hope like hell someone better comes along and wants to run, because I cant see them getting in for another four year like Obama.

After the debate I come away feeling like what the ..........  Why on earth would you want these two people running your country.  Its like the blind leading the blind seriously come on.

I wish my American friends good luck because your going to need it.  Because I think they are as bad as each other.  Not surprise they are being made fun off.

I could not resist either.

Take care everyone, see you next time.:-) xo

Saturday, October 15, 2016

80's hair style and clothes

I was inspired to write this post by a follow blogger who wrote about 80's movies.  I will put her link up.  Please go and check out her blog. You wont be disappointed.

If there is one decade that stands out to me it was the 80's.  Am I right people.  Ok you either liked the 80's or hated it.  Me I loved the 80's.  To me it was all about the clothes and the hairs do's.  Ok the music was great too.  But I'm not writing about music, I'm writing about clothes and hairs do's.

So let me show you a few examples.

Madonna, I loved the way she dressed, so lets just take a look at that for a moment.  Big headbands, lace gloves,  rubber bracelets and lot of chunky jewellery and look at her hairs WOW.  You just don't see that anymore do you.  Well unless you go to an 80's dress up party, which has me thinking what to have for my 50th birthday.  I may just bring the 80's back for one night only who's with me.

Now lets not forget Cyndi Lauper,

'Girls just want to have fun'.  Was one of my favourite songs of hers.  When ever I hang out with my girlfriend we would play this song before we went out on the town.  They were the days.  Now lets have a look at her hair, I loved the way she just didn't care what people thought about how she dressed or what colour her hair was going to be.   She was also rocking the headbands, chunky earrings, and lots of neck laces and chunky bracelets.  Ok so everything was chunky in the 80's and I loved it. 

Ok one more

Tina Turner, Wow what a women.  The outfits she wore to show case those beautiful legs.  As a short person I was very jealous of her legs because I would have done anything to have legs like Tina Turner.  So lets look at her outfits boy she knew how to style didn't she.  And her hair, well she is rocking the look.

Now I cant go without showing you

That's right leg warmers, now how many people wore these in the 80's.  Ok I confess I did, and I thought I look cool.

That's it a trip down memory lane, I hope you liked it as much as I did.

Take care everyone, see you all next time.:-)xo

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

My three goals

This year was the first time I've ever set goals for my self and followed through with them.   Oh I have made many goals at the start of every year,  because for me a brand new year is like a new start for me.  But have never followed through it just become to hard.  So why this year?  Well I needed to make some changes in my life and I knew if I didn't make changes now I never will.  So I set my self three goals, just three. So here they are.  And I'm also going to tell you why I chose these goal for my self as well.

1.  Write on my blog once a week for a year.  I have had this blog for many years and because I haven't had many views I just gave up.  But this year I thought I would give it one year to see if I had what it takes to make a blog successful.  I think if after a year your still not getting a lot of views then its just time to give up.  Mind you I have join a lot of forums groups to promote my blog.  So I have put the effect in.  I now only have two months to go now, unfortunately it haven't work out the way I wanted too.

2.  Try and make money through my blog.  I really have tried to make money, but because I'm not having that many people visit I'm not making the money.  Why I'm I trying to make money?  I have osteoarthritis and its not going to get better, its just going to get worse.  The pain in my joints at the end of the day is very painful.  Once again with two months to go I don't think that's going to change.

3.  Write my own E-book.  So I'm starting to write my very first fiction E-book.  And I very excited.  Because I started writing this 19 years ago.  It will be in three parts.  Wish me luck on that.

So that's my threes goals for this year.  Have a great week everyone, take care.xo

Friday, October 7, 2016

Spring cleaning

After the excitement of the storm last week.  I decided to do some spring cleaning inside. I have started in the kitchen.  Now spring cleaning for me means cleaning out my kitchen cupboards, and drawers. Throwing out what we don't use anymore and buying new storage containers to store food in because in the summer we get a lot of ants and flies.  And I just think it looks good with everything in its place.  It does take time to do, but its the end result is awesome.

For my husband it's not good because I start looking at the back and front yard and give him  a list of things to do, like cleaning the outside windows, getting the leaves out the gutter, cleaning up the back yard ready for summer.   I love summer because we have lots of barbeques, so that means spending a lot of time outside with family and friends.

We get a lot of redback spiders that are highly venomous, and they live everywhere in the house where it is dark and cool so I'm always on the look out for them.  So keeping fly spray close by is always a good idea. 

We are starting to get spring weather now which is wonderful.  And as I'm writing this I can see out my kitchen window to our vegetable garden needing some attention, I'm sure my beloved husband would like one more job to do lol.  Poor dear he so likes to watch some T.V on the weekend, mmm sorry dear not this weekend, I'm wondering if I will still have a husband next week.????

Have a great week everyone. take care. xo

Sunday, October 2, 2016

worse storm in 50 years

Last week we went through the worse storm in 50 years.  And I can tell you I got home one minute before the storm hit.

Ok let me explain.  A couple of days before the storm hit. we were told to make our homes ready for the worse storm that South Australia has seen in 50 years.  And that's what some people did, because you know there are going to be some people who don't prepare.  We that Wednesday it was beautiful I couldn't understand what the weather bureau was going on about.  I guess I said in my head that day that the storm isn't coming.  So I went to work.  I got to my second job and there were still people walking there dogs and enjoying there day.  On my way to dropping the dog that I was walking home, I saw dark clouds appear, I manage to drop the dog off and make it home.  I was in the car when I hear lighting, I run inside just as I closed the door the rain starting and the storm began.

One of our dams broke and flooded a lot of small towns.  Farmers crops were lost. Our neighbours tree fall on to my husbands bird cages  Lucky no birds died. My husband was home and he ran out to try and pull the tree off his cages, the tree wasn't that big but big enough to dent the cage.

We lost power and had no phone service for about eight hours.

Here are some pictures of the damage.


The clean up is going to take a long time to fix.  As there is more raining coming.  As I sit here now is has been raining all night and now its the morning it hasn't stop.

Wish us luck.

Have a great week everyone, take care.xo

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

This fast changing world we live in

We live in a fast changing world.  And what I mean by that is, mmm where do I start, ok.  Technology is changing so fast that I cant keep up with it.  Terrorism is not something that's going on in another country that we use to hear about on the news, its happening in our own back yards.  The climate is changing, the ice caps are melting, soon we wont know the weather by its seasons. I can go on and on but lets for the moment focus on these three.

So what do we do about the fast changing technology?  Burying our heads in the sand and pertain that this is not happening?  Or do we excepted that the world is changing and go with it?   I think its just best to go with the flow, what choice do we have really.  I do have a funny story to tell and it only happen last night.  Have you heard of drones?  Well they are everywhere now and my son has one, its very small and to be honest I didn't think they made them that small.  Well he was flying it in the house, while I was speaking to my daughter in her room she had her bedroom door open so my son decided to fly his small drone in her room, now my daughter was scared it would fly into her hair and told her brother to take it out of her room.  Now before he could fly it out of her room, he flew it above her head and sure enough the drone fell on her head and what I think they are called small fan like propellers got tangle in her hair.  She was not happy, but my son had a very cheeky grin on his face.  And me well I couldn't stop laughing.  Well you would have laugh as well if you had been there.  When is comes to technology I'm lucky to have my kids to help me to understand what it all means and how it all works (mobile phone, computer) the lists goes on.  I think like it or not technology is here to stay. 

I would like to talk about Terrorism for just a minute or two as this subject really crips me out.  Where I live in Australia we have had a lot of terrorist threats lately.  And it has scared me.  But I wont let it beat me.  It is something that ways heavy on my mind.  I would like to know how you cope with it.  Ok time to change to subject.

Climate change is here and the ice caps are melting.  I did watch to the Brazil Olympics and how they made it about the climate and how its changing and what they are doing to try and help there environment.  But is it too late, isn't  the damage already done.  Are we too late to help the planet now.  What do you think?

It surely is something to think about.  Have a great week everyone, take care.xo

Friday, September 16, 2016

Great News

I had my medical procedure yesterday, good news I don't have bowel cancer, which is really good news for me and my family.  They did find a couple of things, but they can be fix in time.  Feeling very sore today, but that's understandable with what I went through yesterday.  They did so to take it easy in the next two weeks.

So I just thought I would share that good news with you. 

Last week I told you that my son turned 21, well the day after his birthday he went out with his friends.  My younger son heard him being sick outside his window in the garden at 4am in the morning.  I think he had so much to drink and didn't want to wake me, hearing him being sick.  It did take him two days to recover from drinking to much.  He got no sympathy from me as it was self inflicted.

Have a great week, see you next time.:-) xo

Friday, September 9, 2016

A very good end of the week

I just thought I would catch you up on a few things this week.

The first being I don't have skin cancer, great news for me, wow
that took a load of my mind I can tell you.  My message is for you
all the it doesn't matter what time of the year it is always where sunscreen. 
That was something I learnt this week, so I thought I would past that on to
everyone of you.

My oldest boy turn 21 yesterday, we took him out to dinner with the family.
He is saving the partying hard for his friends tonight, which means lot of drinking.
Something he knows I don't like to see.
His girlfriend took the day of work to spend to whole day with him, which I thought
was lovely.  And that really made his day.

And I have been booked to have my medical procedure next Friday to see if I have bowel
cancer. Fingers cross everything goes ok.  That I'm not looking forward too.  My daughter
will be taking me to get the procedure done.  And I'm very grateful for that.
I got in early because someone cancelled.  Otherwise I would have waited six the twelve months,
because I'm going to a public hospital. 

I will let you all know how it all went next week.  Have a great week, see you next time. :-)xo

Friday, September 2, 2016

Spring is here :-)

Well after having 3 months of cold and very wet weather, Spring is finally here:-) yay I'm so very happy.  The weather has been fantastic, so walking my dogs this week has been great weather wise.  Now Saturday is here and as I'm writing my post it is raining heavily out side;-(, it's the weekend and I had so much planed now I have to change it all.

Well, its a great day to go to the movies.  Ok that's not to bad then.  So spring and summer means to me a lot of BBQs and going to the beach, and having picnics.  And camping woohoo bring it on.

So I will let you see how dry we get in Australia.  And the weather bureau is saying its going to be a very hot summer, and that is because we have had a lot of rain.  Well we will have to wait and see..

I will show you what some of our wildlife, and what they think of spring, so what do you think? I think they are loving this weather.

Have a great week, see you next time.xo

This bird is called a Kookaburra and I also see him not only when I walk my dogs, but they come to my house and go into  my veranda and watch me write on my blog.  How very lucky am I.
These birds are called Galahs and I see them when I walk my dogs.

This is a Koala and I see them as I'm walking my dogs.  Wow I really am very lucky.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Visiting the doctor

I was one of those people that would only go to the doctors if I was really very sick and had no choice, otherwise I would just take some Panadol and get on with my life.  As bad as I felt I still went to work, because if I didn't work I didn't get paid.  That's because I have my own business.

Anyway four year ago I had a very bad brain virus that nearly killed me I was in and out of hospital or 6 weeks, after that it did take my body one year to recover from that.  There were some lasting side affects but nothing I want to go into at the moment.  I am getting off course.

So with that being said I made a promise to my kids that anything out of the normal I would ge check it out.  So I did.  There was a lump forming on my finger which was infected and I had s spot on my arm which was growing so because I work outside I wanted to make sure it wasn't skin cancer.  The doctor had a look at it and said it was a wart and that she could remove it and that I had to come back and have it removed.

So I came back to discover is was not a wart but they wanted to removed it and send it away to find out what it was.  It was at that time that I told the doctor something that happen the night before I was to see him.  So now I have to have a colonoscopy, I have had one before and that was four years ago now I have to have another now.  The only problem is because I to go throught to public system I have to wait six months to a year before I can get into seeing someone.  Fingers cross nothing is wrong.

See you all next week, have a great week. xo

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Being called Big/Fat

Why is looking skinny so important in this day and age.  The reason I bring it up is last week one of my customers ask me why I was so BIG (fat) when I walk six days a week.  I was so surprise with what she said I just said I just like food, and walk off taking her dog for a walk.

This is why a lot of teenagers stop eating food and start fasting.  My 11 year old daughter told me that her need to loose some weight.  Let me tell you my daughter is the right weight for her age and height, she don't need to loose weight.

Those of us that are size 16 and over can be beautiful and happy the way we are.  We just love food.  And if its not affecting our work or our life style leave us alone.

Just had to get that of my chest... Have a great week everyone, stay safe and happy. xo

Monday, August 15, 2016

Home school or Public school

Yesterday my 11 year old daughter did not want to go to school, she suffers from anxiety.  We just change schools last term because she didn't like going to her old school.  Term out she had to present the project she had don't to the class, and her anxiety levels were very high.  She I talk to the teacher and he talk to my daughter, and told her she can present to four of her friends.  Well that made her feel better.

If I compared home schooling to public I would pick home schooling.  The problem with that is I work full-time.  And she wouldn't get that one on one time that home schooling is known for, because she wouldn't have me at home telling what to do or help her because I would be to busy working.

I would save money on school fees.  You do get a lot of help now with home schooling which you didn't get before.  She wants to spend more time with me, but that would be hard as I have to work.  For now she will have to go to Public school.  When I start making money blogging, I will then let her do home schooling.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Scammers are getting better

How can we get ahead of scammers, when they just keep getting better and better.  Let me tell you what happen to me last weekend.  I was looking at my junk mail because sometimes, my friends who send me emails from time to time go there, anyway getting off track.

Long story short I got an Email from a Lawyer who said that one of my relatives died and that I was the next in line to receive some money.  I have never heard of this relative before.  So I looked up the address where the Lawyer said he worked. To my surprise the address was correct.  He then told me to send some information about me, but before I would send him anything I ask for his ID and he then said, first I had to send my information, once he had that he would then some his ID.  It just felt wrong so I did some more digging and found out it was a scam. 

He did send me his ID, it just wasn't his.  Boy, he nearly had me for a while. 

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Rio Olympics 2016

I love it when the Olympics are on, I watch it everyday.  What about you do you like watching the Olympics too??

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Why cant we live in peace?

We are living in a world where its getting to scary to leave your own home. 

It has always been my wish to visit places like America and Paris.  But what I
watch on the news, just makes me to scared to visit those places at the moment.  If it's
not terrorism we have to be afraid off, its racial abuse against people.  Why cant
we accept people for there beliefs, and have them accept us for what we believe in. 
I think we would all get along better, but that's just me.

I think we all have something to give and to learn.  Why are we so quick to judge people?
There will always be those people that want us to believe in what they believe in and will do
everything to make us do so.

We have to learn to get along,  otherwise what will happen to us.  We will all end up living
in fear and what kind of life will that be.........

Thursday, July 21, 2016


Now is the best time to buy your bikini, just spend over $36 and get $5 off.  Nothing but the best deals for my followers and readers.  Why not check it out and see what you think.....

See you all next time. xo

Wednesday, July 20, 2016


Just drop in to tell you about CUPSHE awesome new deal, nothing under $5.99.  Why not check it out.  Because if your like me and love saving money this deal is for us.  You will love the  cute summer outfits...

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Starting a job with no money

Yes I know you have heard it all before.  But just let me tell you my story..........

When my youngest daughter turn seven, it was time I started looking for work.  I knew it would be hard I just didn't know how hard it was going to be.

I was 43 and had be busy bringing up my four kids for 17 years, that is a very long time to be out of work.  And no one wanted to hire me.  I was so tired and stress because I would apply for so many jobs and got back a lot of rejection letters.  And sometimes there just no reply.......

What was I going to do???  We really did need me to go back to work.  So one night I was laying in bed stressing out about what I was going to do, when a thought just pop in to my head.  I walk my dog, why not walk other peoples dogs.  So I looked in our local news paper and there were no dog walkers around my area. 

We didn't have a lot of money so I had to find a way to advertise.  There are free places you can advertise online and that's just what I did.  And with that  I got my first job and it just went from there.  I have added Pet Sitting on top of that.  I'm so happy because I work school hours and charge what I want to charge. 

So there are ways to start your business with no money.  And I'm not selling you anything.  Why not give it a go today.  Go on you can do it........ I did:-) xoxo

Monday, July 18, 2016

Reading to your kids

I don't know if you have notice but reading to our kids or grandkids have become a lost art.  I remember as a kids my teacher reading to us, boy did I look forward to that each afternoon. 

I love to read, books to me really come to life and I feel sometimes like I'm in the story.  So don't let one more day go to waste take some time out of your day and start reading to your kids they with love it.

School holidays are here, Epic one of my affiliates is having great summer sale so why not take a look.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

It's my birthday

Yes at the end of this month the 30th of July it will be my birthday.  And I will be, dare I say it?????? Mm mm Ok I will be 48 years old, I know, I know that's very old.  So my kids keep telling me all the time.  What would we do without them???  Lol Just don't get me thinking ;-). I'm kidding I love my kids they mean the world to me. 

So the reason why I brought my birthday up was not for you all to wish me a happy birthday, well you can if you want too, that would be great:-).  Ok getting off track again.  I'm going to share with you some of my favourite online places to buy from.  Because we all live for online shopping right???  Well I do at least.  So to my family and friends out there that keep on asking me what I would like for my birthday, just keep reading:-).

So here are my favourite shops to buy from, and I want to tell why they are my favourite just to help you out a bit.  And to all my visitors out there why don't you go have a look as well and tell me what you think.

So it is Winter here in Australia and its very cold, I recommend Scarfs at CUPSHE because they are so warm and I just love, love, love them hint, hint. (family, friends)

Then there is GOODNIGHT MACAROON who have great sweaters/cardigans, and so much more to choose from. To my older children I do hope your reading this....;-)

And for my daughter who will be 19 7 days before me, this is for you.  FASHIONMIA lots of cute Rompers for you to wear.

And to my husband HIPS & CURVES because even at our age we still like romance.  That choice will be yours darling. ;-)

But to all of my awesome visitors who come every week to see what's what I have to say, I would like to stay thank you, now this is just 3 of my favourites and I'm only high lighting them because its my birthday at the end of this month, so please feel free to have a look and tell me what you think......xo:-)

As always your comments are always welcome.....xo:-)

Monday, July 4, 2016

4th of July

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!!!!!! To all my American friends

Just to let you know that CUPSHE is having a sale spend over $39 and get 5% off for Independence Day.  Make sure you check it out.  Have a great day:-)

Sunday, July 3, 2016

My evaluation into a better me

I never thought that was possible.  That one person can evolve into something more than they thought they could be.  But little by little as I started to believe in me. I started to try new things.

And by that I mean I started my first dog walking business.  After being a stay at home mum for 17 years, I needed to go back to work.  I had been out of work for so long and I still had a 7 year old that still needed me before and after school.  So my hours had to be school hours.  What a dream job that would be if I could get it, to say to myself.  So I said to my husband just to get my confidence back I want to walk dogs.  That way I can set my own prices and best of all my own hours.  And he thought that was a very good idea.  Well the dog walking business really did take off.  And after about a year I added pet sitting to it.  So when the weather got to hot or would rain all day and I couldn't take the dogs out, I would still have money coming in.

Now that has been great for me but I find myself wanting more and that's when blogging came to life for me.  I have always wanted to write and now I can.  Blogging for me at the beginning has had its ups and downs, and I stop doing it for a while, but I miss it now I think I have a handle on it now.  I'm learning more each and every day, I have join groups about blogging.  So who knows maybe one of these days I might write my own E-book.

So this is for those of you who think your not good at anything.  Whether it is walking dogs or selling plants or knitting scarfs you can do what ever you set your mind too, to start making a bit of money.  Just look at me.  If I can do it so can you.  If no one else believes in you. I do. 

Start small just like I did and then work your way up.  And as soon as you start to believe in yourself wonderful things start to happen.

You start to evolve and become a better and happier you........:-)xo

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Getting more jobs

I have been very lucky lately in getting more jobs for pet sitting.  And I'm getting a lot of repeat business, which has been great. The weather here has been very cold lately and we have been getting a lot of rain which is great because when Summer comes it becomes very hot and dry.  So those very cold morning has been very hard to get up in the morning.  But seeing animals happy to see you is all worth it.

Good news is I've got next month nearly booked out. 

Remember comments are always welcome.xo

Sunday, June 19, 2016


There are some die hard golfers out there.  Yes that's right I said die hard golfers.  Ok ok let me explain, I have for the past 3 three weeks been walking and looking after my customers dog.  Now where I walk him is right next to a golf course.  And this morning I nearly got hit my a golf ball that just miss me.  And to my dog that I was looking after said,  Wow great shoot.(NOT) it went right over the 6 foot fence.  Good luck finding that golf ball. ;-).

So back to the point that I was going to make, its winter here in Australia so where I'm from we have been getting a lot of rain and I mean a lot.  I have been soak so many times during the day its not funny.  I now have very bad cough :-(.  But yet again I'm getting off track.  So during those very wet days I still will see Golfers out not even worrying about the rain what's with that?

If you can tell me what make a person play Golf in all kinds of weather I will tip my hat off to you.

Remember comments are always welcome. xo See you all next week.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Prayers and thoughts

My prayers and thoughts are with the family who lost there love ones and those people who are still in hospital in the Orlando gay nigh club shooting.

Everyone has a right to love who they want to love.  It brakes my heart to see so many men and women loose there lives because they were gay/lesbian.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

What would you do if you won 1 million dollars??

I have often thought about what I would do with 1 million dollars.  I think the first thing I would do would be to pay off all my debts, buy a new car, buy a caravan and travel around Australia.

I would really like to know what you would do if you won 1 million dollars??

Of cause having money isn't everything and what's that saying???  Money cant buy happiness  But it sure would come close to it. lol

Please comment below and let me know what you think...xo

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Gorilla short at Cincinnnati Zoo

The story goes that a 4 year boy went into the gorilla enclosure to play with the gorillas, this silverback Gorilla found him.  Now it didn't look like the Gorilla was hurting the young boy, the  But to save the boy they shot at this Gorilla.  To look up the full story go on any new feed and look it up.  But on all the social media they are wondering why they couldn't use a tranquiliser to put him to sleep.  Now they are saying that would have taken to long and it might have upset this Gorilla and he could have taken it out on the boy.  So I ask you did they do the right thing by putting this very large Gorilla down, or they have use the tranquiliser on him.
Would you have shot this beautiful Gorilla to save a life of a 4 year old boy??

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Star we have loved and lost

Anne Nicole Smith and Michael Jackson.  Two people that were in the lime light for two different reason.  Both loved there fans and wanted to please not only them but the people around them as well.  Both were always in the Media, we couldn't get enough of them.

What we see in front of the cameras, is the same as what's going on behind the scenes.  They both had people that would do anything for them, and I mean anything.  The pressure to perform would in the end take there lives.

The people who were paid to look after them, were the people who should have got them help, and not give in to there every need and want.  Drugs play a huge factor in this.  Both of there bodies were full of different kinds of drugs.

When I was younger I wanted to be famous.  But it seems being famous comes with a price.  We see it today with the younger Stars of today, the lime light gets to much for them.  Look at Justin Bieber

he doesn't want his photo taken with his fans anymore.  He doesn't seem to be enjoying what has made him famous.

So I ask you in this day and age would you like to be famous and in the lime light, where your life isn't yours anymore.

Let me know what you think...:-)xo

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Falling pregnant at 15

I was talking to one of my friends on Facebook and she was very upset, and I ask her if she wanted to talk.  There was silence for a few minutes then she said that her 15 year old daughter was pregnant to her 18 year old boyfriend.  I couldn't believe it, here was a mother who was so there for her children, knew what they were up just about every minute of the day or so she thought.  They go to church every Sunday.  They believe that you shouldn't have sex until your married.  And this happens, it just goes to show that when you think you know what's going on in there lives isn't what you think is going on.

I was shocked to hear what the boyfriend's mother wanted her daughter to have, and that was an abortion.  The boyfriend's mothers daughter has had 3 abortions already.  Really, she is sending the wrong message to her daughter.  How about teaching her save sex if she going to have it with every guy she meets.  Or that she can say no to having sex with them.

Even though is she disapointed with her daughter she will be there for her and help her when she needs it.  As she will still be living at home.

I would like to know your thoughts. comments are always welcome.xo

Sunday, May 15, 2016

The time to vote is here

Every 4 years in Australia we go to the polls, to vote on who we want to lead us for the next 4 years.  So we choose between Labor or Liberal, not always an easy chose to make.  Because they make so many promises, its only when they get into office they forget or don't follow through with what they promise.  Always making an excuse as to why that promise wouldn't work at the moment.

Whatever party leader gets through it will be interesting to watch how they manage everything, sometimes its good, but more often we do suffer great loss.

Keep in mind we have to vote we don't get a choice if we want to vote or not.  So who will you vote for this year, remember every vote counts.

See you at the polls........xo 

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Moving forward

I can keep felling sorry for myself or try and make some changes in my life.  So here I go, for the next year I will write on this blog once a week, and see how that goes. I think its about trying new things.  This time I wont give up.

I have a few new things I want to try this blog is just the first thing I will stick with for a year.  And if it doesn't work out I will know blogging just isn't for me.

Monday, May 2, 2016


I can finally admit I have depression and anxiety.
For so long I have been telling myself that I'm just going crazy, I'm happy to say that I'm not.  The first step for me is to come to terms with the fax that I do have depression and anxiety and is not something to be a shame off.

 Now that I have admitted it to myself I can now get the help I need to start the road to recovery.  I know its going to be a long journey, but I'm ready......

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

one more day to live

What would you say to me if i had one more day on this earth and then take my own life?
Would you help me live,  or watch my die?
My life is getting to much for me to handle and i think what would be better for me is to just end it.

Saturday, January 2, 2016


I hope you all have a great year full of  laughter, love and great experiences.