Wednesday, February 29, 2012


So, I'm day dreaming and overloading my blog with travel photos. We went to Europe in 2009 for 6 weeks. First stop was England.  We were there for 24 hours before taking off on our Topdeck tour.

It was 20 degrees and the londoners were sunbaking

Kensington Gardens

Changing of the guard. Went for a reallly long time

White Cliffs of Dover .. on the way to France

M dragged me to the war museum. I have photos of me standing next to bombs to show scale lol

Tower of London

Britains conquest from Egypt. One of many.

After the tour around Europe we came back to London for another week before going to Malta. In that week it only rained once. When we were in the London Eye.

Day dreaming

So, I'm off work with tonsillitis and general feeling of grossness. Along with the non stop rain that is happening at the moment I am starting to day dream of warm and exciting places far far away. 

We have so far been to Bali, England, France, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, Malta, Dubai and New Zealand. 

I finished uni and decided that I had studied enough. My professions job prospects had been dire and I wasn't expecting job vacancies to come up until March. So we booked to go to Bali. I applied for a few jobs before hand, one being in Wollongong and thought nothing of it. I got a call for an interview to be scheduled right in the middle of our trip and I was basically told that if I did a phone interview I wouldn't be getting the job. So after scrambling to the travel agent to see how much money we would lose (all of it) I resigned to the fact that I would go on my holiday and do a phone interview. At the last minute they agreed to schedule my interview on a different day , the day before we left for Bali. The interview was only supposed to be 15 minutes and it went for 1.5 hours because it was quite informal  and relaxed and they even gave me the option of doing the set interview or chatting ( I did the set interview and aced it) After all that drama we got on a plane. 

Elephant walk
Scary Temple protector

The reason I love beachy island holidays

I think this is a seaweed boat but it could be the boat we came to the island on
it was 4 years ago


Traditional Barong Dance

Another scary Temple protector

Of all the food photos I could have taken ...Big Mac Bali style. (Ugh)

Sunday, February 26, 2012


So, I started this blog as an aid for catharsis. A lovely word I learnt during psychology or sociology. It pretty much is likened to punching a wall to cure your frustrations.

I have pretty much spent the last day and a bit in tears because my plans have turned from nice happy moving day to interfering infuriating in-laws and me now moving back home with my mum and brothers. :( I wont go into everything but I hate being treated like a child and I very much need a hug :( which I will get from M. Obviously now not every night and not whenever we want. I cant wait until we buy a place and I can dictate who does what , when and how.

Thanks for listening. I will write some more upbeat posts later.

Dawson. Loved that show.

Friday, February 24, 2012

FRIDAY + technology

So, yesterday M and I had the day off together. He gets two Fridays off a month in exchange for working a Sunday and I get 1 day off a fortnight depending on what section I am working in and when or machines need a service.

We had to put down two weeks rent for our new place then I had an appointment at the skin cancer clinic. I have some suspicious moles on my back which I now know are all fine now which is great. In my job I see the worse case scenarios of melanoma and combined with that ad about Wes the 26 year old who died of melanoma, I had a small case of paranoia. Proves that the advertising is working I guess. 

I have also started packing. :( I have soooo much stuff. M is playing cricket today and working tomorrow so I have the whole two days to myself to attack some of it. Really I only have two more weekends to do it :( My next day off is actually my birthday so I am planning on pampering not packing.

Once we had a bit of that done we went to the beach. I have been there a few times this week because summer has seen the looming autumn deadline and has decided to kind of get its act together. I have been playing with the features on my phone. Here are the products.

Vintage view
This isnt the only ring location shot. I'll post some more later from the night we were engaged.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012


So, I tend to procrastinate a fair bit right up until crunch time and most of the time I manage to look like I have been organised the whole time.... hopefully with the wedding I am better than that.

This round of organisation however I needed to find a place to live. So I saw a place on Tuesday, got my junk together ie ID , rental ledgers etc. I made M get his together ,sent in my application at 12:30 today and had it approved by 3 :D

So we move in together on the 17th March. THAT is one busy weekend. I am now moving, I have my first house mate's hens night and then a farewell in the Northern Beaches for my work husband who is leaving to live in London. :(   I will need a sleep that weekend somewhere!

Anyway that is a bit of an update. I am looking around and seeing all the things that I need to pack up because aside from a couch and her room P doesn't have any furniture. So it is all mine :(

Monday, February 20, 2012

Mr Postman send me a dream

So, work is changing it up a bit. Firstly, we are there fore half an hour less. woo. However in order to do that, they cut the lunch break in half :(. The advantage and probably the point of this point is that I didn't have to be at work until 10. I was able to go to the post office to collect some packages that I have gotten notices for. 

One was my professional accreditation that I need to keep on working . The second was my Oasis Posy holders from ebay. It only cost $20 and I got 6 posy holders. I am planning on doing my own flowers for the weekend. A claim that one of my bridesmaids have looked at me and said that we definitely have to do a practice for. 

There are many youtube videos saying this will be easy. I just have to pretty up the holder part of them with some pretty ribbon and bobs your wedding flowers!

The other thing that came in the mail the other day and that I posted about was my Garter...M if you are reading this PUHHHHLEAAAASE dont click on the link. :D

That's all for today.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Wedding Cars

So, we went to have a look at wedding cars.  We are going to go with Darling Rose Classics. We had a look at their show room on Thursday night.

Mark 5 Jaguars. 1 convertible and two sedans
It cost a little bit more than I thought and I did my mandatory freak out about the cost of the wedding but it is all ok when I break it all down. 

In other news, my house mate who has been A.W.O.L  since new years (aside from work , I work with her) has announced she is moving out at the end of March. So, as she moves in with her boyfriend of 8 weeks, M and I had to have that conversation about moving in together. . . . . . 

AND it is going to happen! I can't wait. It will be a huge learning curve for the both of us.I hate moving but this will be a monumental moving day and as I said I cant wait!

OH ETA: My  Garter I blogged about the other day arrived from etsy! YAY! it is so pretty and I tried it on.... not sure if that is traditionally allowed but it looked pretty! Anyway, that is all for today.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012


So, M has used up his romance quota over the last 6 months. Valentines Day was once on the radar but now seems to think its funny that people bother with it. SIGH. Anyway lucky for me I have a really good working and social relationship with my workmates. One in particular I call my work husband. SHE is a great friend and being the 'husband' she bought me a valentines gift during her lunch break complete with a romantic note. I will get to see M today but I'll settle for a hug and a kiss.

Thanks Jazz. Hopefully you cant  read what it says because it is quite immature lol but funny

Saturday, February 11, 2012

New Start

So, Yesterday Michelle Bridges posted on Facebook a comment along the lines of just because the transformation starts on Monday doesn't mean you can go crazy. Too bad I read that after eating fish and chips. Oh well. We also had home made burgers for dinner so bad all together. I need  to see this face below in my head every time I go to pick at something that I shouldn't be eating

My photo. And without the pricetag on her face

Between the bad eating M was watching a movie and I decided to try and get organised. So I wrote a to do list for the wedding. There is something satisfying about handwriting things. In my world, between work and home I dont write a whole lot at all. I did manage to tick off a few things This list will go on the fridge. 

The rest of today will be dedicated to get M out of bed. Then I need to go shopping for lots of Michelle Bridges 12WBT goodies. I'm glad that my goal for this round isn't as high as it was for the last round. I'm just looking for some definition. If I feel brave enough I will possibly post my before pictures.... We'll see. Stay tuned

Friday, February 10, 2012


So, I lost my ETSY virginity the other day. After many many months of scouring the page and simply typing wedding into the search bar, I have made a purchase. I bought my garter.

I was so excited! I told my maid of honour, L about it and she was disappointed as she was going to buy it. This was followed by another comment saying that your bridesmaids are supposed to buy that for you. I have never been in a bridal party above a flower girl position so this convention never even occurred to me. oh well. its done now.

On other peoples wedding news, I received two hens invites. One for Mid march (wedding end of March) and the other  for the end of June (wedding early August). This organisation concerns me. The only talk of my hens is the fact that I have to be repaid for the penis straws I bought for one of my bridesmaids hens. Not sure if the thought has gone beyond that. I really don't want it to have to come to the stage that I have to organise my own. I'm worrying about a lot of nothing especially since the wedding is over 9 months away. But if you have read my blog, you would know a) I start my sentences with but and 2) I worry about things unnecessarily.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012


So, I didn't think I would be one of those brides who lost sleep over things. I cant remember the last time I did.  This wedding thing is stressing me out. Its not like I am losing major sleep. However when I cant get to sleep  until after midnight some nights and when I have to get up around 6:30, it makes for one cranky me. I am not even stressing about big things. I booked my pre wedding accommodation the other night and I couldn't get to sleep until after midnight because I was worried about the amount of room at the hotel. SIGH!

I need to not sweat about the little things.

What is an issue that has made you lose sleep?

Sunday, February 5, 2012

New Features

So, yesterday I mentioned that I found a new feature on my phone. Panorama. I've had the phone for over a year now and it took that long to figure it out. 

Here are some pretty photos. Not the best stitching together but its a camera phone.

That's all for today. All this wedding thought and talk has made me sleeping near impossible before midnight. I am not a happy camper when I don't get enough sleep. 8 hours and I'm sweet. Any thing less than that makes for a grumpy me at work.

The weekend.

So, all week I was absolutely dying for the weekend and now it is almost over :(
However it was a really really good one so I forgive it for leaving so quickly. Yesterday I went to a bridal show at the Sydney Entertainment centre. SO much prettiness and SO much potential. I did go there with some deliberate information seeking. We need cars and I need to book hair and make-up. This year the show was so much larger than last year. It went forever! We were there for 2.5 hours. My bounty is featured below. I entered every competition, gave my wedding email to everyone that I was interested in and from tomorrow I am looking forward to checking my email for all the quotes :D
Brochure Galore

 M and I went to one of his grooms men's place and spent the night chatting which was really nice.

Today we had breakfast at about 11:30 so it was really a lazy day. And a hot one. For Sydney anyway.
I discovered that my phone has a panorama feature on it. I took some pretty cool photos at the beach this afternoon. M and I tried to run. lol tried is the word. Anyway I took this and obviously there was something wrong because the building in the middle is not usually mimicking the leaning tower of Pisa.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

12WBT Pre season

So, I have signed up for another round of  Michelle Bridges 12 Week Body Transformation. I am not overweight but for this program you don't have to be.

I am starting the pre-season tasks a little bit late as I was umming and ahhing about doing it. However, I had Mc Donalds for dinner tonight........ AND I ordered my wedding dress tonight. So, my main goal is to not have back fat when I get strapped into it. Along with the tuck shop lady arms. 

So, My commitment to it is to maintain clean eating, attend the gym as many times as reasonable and keep going.  I'll keep you updates