Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Hunter Valley

M and I went up to the Hunter Valley for the long weekend. I was a little bit strategic about it in that we went up on Sunday and came back today, missing the crowds and traffic.

The Hunter is my favourite place to go. It isn't far away from Sydney, I can taste lots of yummy wines and there is great food to be had.

First Stop  Briar Ridge

Piggs Peake Winery
 My favourite wine of the weekend was the Riesling and 'Pigscato' from Piggs Peake. AMAZING ! so nice and smooth!
My little haul

Tomorrow is Offspring day. Or Wednesday. Or Matt LeNevesday. Thursday is also known as the day we talk about the benefits of Dr Patrick Reid and the disappointment that our Dr's at work don't have his charm. That conversation also is accompanied by the benefits of Dr Patrick vs The Commando. We are VERY productive in the first hour of Thursdays.


Sunday, May 19, 2013

What's happening

It's been a while since my last post. Mainly because my life has been pretty unenventful.
I did however get a new phone. 
My old one had stopped listening to me.
I am pretty sure that it just decided that it was the day after I bought it and I was already behind the times. Not really. I had it for 2.5 years and it gave up the ghost. 
So now I have the prettiful Samsung Galaxy 3. 
I could have bought the 4 but I really didn't want to spend that much money on a phone. 

I have also been running. I did a 2.5k fun run in 17:30min. Not the fastest cookie but I managed to be 4th in my age group which I thought was awesome. 
I have joined a new gym which has been great. The classes are great, at good times and it is near work so hopefully I will get into it. I am more into the fitness side of things i.e. running further, doing push-ups on my toes etc.

M has been finding his fitness too. He has biceps now... and forearm muscles. Awesome!
This is what we do now that we are married , not yet buying a house and not planning a baby.

That's me


Sunday, April 28, 2013

My Happy

I ran in a fun run yesterday. Only 2.5km but for me that is pretty good. It wasn't a great time but apparently I am the 3rd fastest of the slow people in my age category. This means I get a medal!!! I haven't won anything for sport since primary school. M came 9th in his age group and I whipped his butt by 20seconds.

That is my happy for the day!

My medal will come in the mail soon because I didn't wait for the presentations. 

Happy Monday Everyone!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013


It's been a while since my last post. I've recently been doing a couple of cupcake/ cake decorating courses to fill in some time.

I'm not very good but some of them have turned out very right. It's fun to have a skill that doesn't have anything to do with work.

Piggy Bank!



Easter Cupcakes

Car cake from last week
Baby Shower cupcakes. M was very quick to write something about it not meaning anything when I put it on facebook.
My latest creation for tomorrow. A morning tea for a friend at work who is moving to Tamworth.

Other than that I have been training for a fun run. I can't get very far so I have signed up for the 2.5k Oatley Park fun run. I have been training every couple of days and every day  is a little bit better. I think it is a more of mind over matter. I have done tougher things than this course. I just give up too easily. So 28th April I will be able to do it without stopping. I just want to be able to finish without dying! This gorgeous weather lately has made it easier to get out and get moving. I just have to stop eating chocolate. My work is the worst for this as our patients are always giving us sugar! Will power muscle !

That's all


Friday, February 22, 2013

Getting a hobby

Post wedding blues exists. 
It has been 3 months since we entered wedding bliss.
It's not a sadness. 
It is just that a large part of our lives has happened already. 
A lot is yet to come of course and that is really exciting!
This post isn't supposed to be sad so here is what I have been doing.

Work: I am making progress in a presentation I have to make in two weeks at a national conference. I am super nervous about it but it will definitely be a good thing to put on my resume.

Home: M and I have been looking at some real estate. We are still saving but it is good to be out there looking at what's around. 

Outside: I have started a new cup cake decorating course. It is only beginners part 2. A continuation from one I did at the end of 2011.

 I'm not very good yet but these were pretty easy to make under a great teacher. 
Next week are baby shower cakes which will be cool.

Anyway that is me.

K  xx

Friday, January 25, 2013

doing nothing

M is at work.
I am house hunting online.
I'm getting a little bit excited by some thing I am seeing.
Even the potential to buy and build. . . . 
M isn't here to ground me.

Thursday, January 24, 2013


Today I had enough. 
I disconnected. 
I deactivated my facebook account. 
The amount of time spent on the site had become ridiculous.
Lunch breaks in our tea room at work are silent with all us gen Y's staring at our phones for half an hour.

They don't make it easy.
You have to put in your password
Verify that you aren't a robot
Then go through a myriad of your facebook friends that will miss me. 
Luckily for them they put up people I haven't spoken to in YEARS! 
Made the whole thing a lot easier. 

Now , 12 hours later I am wondering what else there is on the internet other than FB, Vogue forums and easy weddings.

Thats Me


Saturday, January 12, 2013

What has 8 legs?

I was in my bathroom last night and happened to look at the wall.
There was a teeny tiny spider. Not much bigger than a finger nail. 
Then I look at the wall a bit closer. It has 5 brothers or sisters. 
I immediately call M in to have a look at our little spider problem
He squished them and disposed.

Today I was in the bathroom again and saw that 10 more brothers and sisters were enjoying some hang time on our bathroom wall.
I freaked. I hate spiders and the number of them got a bit unnerving. 
M went and squished a few more and then went back to his computer game.
I was not prepared to do this ie relax. I jumped into my car and drove to Bunnings to pick up bug killing devices/chemicals. 

When I returned M was in the same spot as I had left him and  I went into the bathroom. It was if they knew we were killing their siblings. There were about 100 of them. Everywhere. Mostly around the toilet. I squealed and sprayed. 

We created a spider graveyard. One was even hanging from a thread from the ceiling. 
The Baygon is sitting dutifully in the bathroom waiting for another attack. 
It has also taken me a while to stop 'feeling' creepy things crawling on me when something brushes my skin. 

Friday, January 11, 2013

Hot stuff.

Photo: Bit eggy but mix master works. Just need help eating it now 

I had a day off today. In 30 something degree heat with no air con, this may be one of the only days I wish I was at work. Never mind, work has me going in to treat a couple of emergency patients which will definitely kill that wish. Forecasts are supposing 40 degrees tomorrow so at least there will be some air con to go with it.

I tried out my mix master today and made the above Pavlova. It doesn't taste exactly right. More eggy. I think that I need to add more sugar.  I also made a chocolate cake I found on the Donna Hay website. I have yet to try it but it seems alright. M loves choc so really he is not fussy.

Hope everyone is coping in this heat. Stay hydrated. Eat cake. Except my Pavlova. I ate dinner in the middle of writing this. It was reaaaaallly eggy. More sugar and more whipping is needed. Not bad for a first attempt though.

xx K

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Shopping BAN

I have this coming in the mail from ASOS
Tracking says it is coming today. 

After this I am going to try and buy only the essentials. 
I should try and replace shopping with exercise.
Post honeymoon weight has definitely crept in. 
Motivation is zero.

However , M is going to do the 12wbt in the next couple of weeks.
I think I will do it with him to help motivate him and get those extra kilos that have crept in.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Mix Master

My new toy is my Christmas present from M.  
I have yet to use it but I am trying to find something truly worthy of the new toy.
I will post photos of my first baked goody,
Although I may just have to use it on a packet mix to see how it goes.

xx K