Saturday, 1 June 2013

Sports Day, why do the parents get injured

I've always had a love for school sports day.
The rush to try and win.
Do better than your competition.
Have your 'house' come out on top.

Now as a parent at sports day, wholly, it all takes on a different meaning. Think we take it to a new level. The parent ball games are intense. There's a fierce competition happening these days. Doesn't help that most of us went to school together way back when 😉

Well this year it was great to see we had enough parents to form two teams each. What a blast. There were jibes from the opposing 'house', all our kids yelling for us (somehow I don't know if it was support or embarrassment). Lots of laughs from parents who were skidding on the grass and ending spread eagle on the ground.

Then there was me. Breaking a finger playing tunnel ball.

How you ask???

No idea to tell you the truth. I don't remember pain until afterwards. Thinking my engagement ring was feeling tight. Well let me tell you, good thing I removed those rings when I did, otherwise they wouldn't have survived another day.

Insane how quickly it swelled and now what a glorious shade of purple/blue my finger and parts of my palm are.

The photos tell the story 😉

Thursday, 16 May 2013

Coconut Biscuits

Honestly these are so yummy you cannot stop at one. My Nan makes them quite often. They are one of my dads favourites as well all my kids :)

Perfect smoko companion or a sneaky treat after the kids have gone to bed with a nice cup of tea (or coffee which ever you prefer)

Here's the recipe

Coconut biscuits

1 heaped cup of self raising flour
1 cup sugar
1 cup coconut
1 egg
1/2 cup melted butter


1. Mix all the ingredients together by hand until well combined.
2. Place teaspoons of mixture into tray.
3. Bake for approx 12min at 180 degrees Celsius.


As I'm trying to reduce the consumption of sugar in our house I generally use half of what is required in recipes. Still tastes as good.

Saturday, 26 November 2011


Sometimes the world feels like its spinning so fast that I feel as if I've been flung into mid air and flying at the speed of light. Other times it feels as if it's stopped at a complete standstill on its axis and everything is hanging by a thread.

These past few weeks its been such a mix of the two that I really don't know if I'm coming or going. Things are a jumble of emotions, heartache, fear and somedays aggression.

Time, I wish, could be put on a stand still. There is so much I want to do and achieve. So many people that I want to spend time with.

Is there an easy way to tell your kids that their beloved nan is dying. Oh hell no.... I've struggled and struggled and struggled with that one. So grateful for amazing friends that are helping me through this.

What about being abused by your own grandmother for not visiting your mum while she's in hospital??? Um yeah, with 4 young kids in tow. Smart move. NOT!!!! My mum and I know each other well, well enough not to have to be strangle holding each other, sure I want to spend time with her, but I don't need to suffocate her. Not only that but having her constantly draining the life and not allowing us anytime. Just because you have the guilts over not being here for the past 'x' amount of years does not give you the right to come in now and try and take over. After its all said and done we'll go back to being the ones you don't give a rats about. Never been your favourite and know we never will be.

The ones that matter the most are once again left outside :(

I have really worked out who is here to be trusted and relied on and who is disgustingly toxic. I am glad to be rid of these people from my life. I don't need to be brought down to your pathetic level.

My life while extremely stressed and confusing right now, is full of happiness, live and beautiful times with the ones which matter most to me. As it should be.

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Friday, 4 November 2011

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Thank you to all who stopped by and left a comment

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Get Picky 1st Birthday Blog Hop

Welcome to the Get Picky 1st Birthday Blog Hop! 

We are celebrating our first year with a very exciting reveal as we unveil our 13th Sketch with you today and share the beautiful creations of both present and past designers from our first year!  Some of the team members will be offering prizes so you will want to visit all of the blogs to increase your chances of winning a prize.  We are also offering a major prize along with the chance at a Guest Designer spot for the month of November if you visit and leave a comment at all of the blogs in our blog hop and participate in Sketch Challenge #13.  The Blog Hop starts today and will remain open until midnight (Australian Eastern Standard Time) on October 28th so this will give you all plenty of time to visit everyone’s blogs and create a layout for the sketch challenge.

Here is Sketch #13

And here is my layout

As we mentioned, there are lots of great birthday pressies up for grabs along our hop today.  Some of our designers will be offering a RAK of their own and of course there is the chance to become our Guest Designer for November....but what's a celebration without that very special gift.

We are so very excited to also announce that Imaginisce have been kind enough to sponsor us with an awesome prize for our very special birthday celebration.
Included in the prize is....... the two latest collections with embellishments and stamps from both Geek is Chic and Bon Voyage plus an i-bond cordless glue gun with glitter glue sticks, a d-stress tool and a box of fabric flowers.

Get Picky is the first stop of our birthday journey where you will find the complete list of all blogs in case there is a glitch along the way.  If you would like to play, just follow along the blog path in order so you don’t miss anyone.

Remember, if you want to be considered for the Guest Designer spot in November, once you have visited all the blogs and uploaded your entry for Sketch Challenge #13, please make sure that you go back to the Get Picky Blog and leave a comment on the challenge post.

The blog hop begins here: Get Picky Blog

Your next stop is here: Piradee Talvanna
Thank you so much for joining us for this very special birthday celebration and for your continued support!
Remember to leave your comment to go into the running for a 25% off voucher for my Elocin Designs shop. International players are very welcome :)