in this moment
May 6 is Gorgeous George’s birthday. He’s suave, self-deprecating, puts his money where his mouth is and celebrates his wins. What’s not to love about that?
What a shame it is to have a schedule on a Saturday. I have appointments in the morning. It’s now 1am and I’d rather keep reading but a deadline looms … Continue reading
An epic day of gardening today. 6 roses planted, two transplanted. Heaps of herbs are potted up. I dummied up a shade ‘sail’ for a sunburnt hippeastrum. I’ve savaged the … Continue reading
No sleep for Renie and no idea what keeps me awake this time. The house creaks and snaps – the same as usual. The cars are muffled as they growl … Continue reading
It’s interesting, isn’t it? Emergency medical services are directing members of the public with flu symptoms to go to a GP before presenting to them this winter. Ahh – no. … Continue reading
My life is apparently in one of those “holding patterns” at the moment. It’s rare to hit a patch where every aspect of life is being delayed – work, home, … Continue reading
You have to go the extra mile to celebrate a birthday. You just have to. It’s the best opportunity to have a group of people all working towards the one … Continue reading
Met a lifelong friend for a long overdue catch up this evening over dinner. In fact it’s the first time we’ve met up since before Christmas – one of those … Continue reading
Who knew it was this simple? All these years I’ve had a looooooonnng list of things to do in my head, each and every day. I try to do a … Continue reading
I approach each day intending to DO something towards my goals. My day usually gets high jacked by work, reacting to work, thinking about the reaction at work, then getting … Continue reading
This is the first time I’ve seen what each category actually means for the chicken. A quick squiz on the Woolies website says – caged dozen $3:21, barn laid $3:89, … Continue reading
Maybe it’s a Freudian slip, because I love banana bread, banana muffins, banana anything really. Take 3 overripe bananas and some staples from the pantry and voila. Banana and choc … Continue reading
The current weather radar for Australia Day is looking pretty grim for the east coast. A downgraded cyclone has lashed up north and now the coast gets the water and … Continue reading
I think too much. Some topics go round and round my head so much I don’t remember what started it. I am the sort of person who likes to be … Continue reading
Frozen banana, mango, orange pulp and zest, pear and apple juice and a dash of soy milk. Swirl on some maple syrup and voila!
On the drive back from a wedding up north, I took a detour an hour out of the way to hit the coast for a late lunch on the beach. … Continue reading
As far as my annual tarot reading goes, it’s game on for 2013. According to these cards, the end of 2012 was full of irritable niggle and restless dissatisfaction. No … Continue reading
Laundry done. Bed made up with fresh crisp linen. Plants all watered. Fish tanks water changed. House cleaned…mostly. Now with 20 mins to midnight on New Year’s Eve, I can … Continue reading
Well well well. I’ve gone and baked my very own bread loaf from scratch for the first time ever. 2013 will see more of these and the growing of a … Continue reading
A belated Christmas check in with you all. I hope you had a sane day/s with your family. If not, I hope you were safe and warm and fed and … Continue reading
I don’t write about work much. Lets face it, we should all work to live, not the other way around. I try to let it all go when I walk … Continue reading
Today is the last day of my two weeks holiday. I had two weeks off to move house in June and now this is it for a good few months … Continue reading
So, the second day at the Gabba for the first Australia vs South Africa test in 49 years has been delayed due to rain. Rather than wait all day, I’ve … Continue reading
The “race that stops a nation” was run today with a reported $300m swapping hands (mostly in one direction towards the bookies, I’m figuring). I won $100 on the sweeps … Continue reading
This weeks announcement that George Lucas is selling the Star Wars universe to Walt Disney doesn’t faze me at all. I’m in the “Han shot first” camp, so in my … Continue reading
Well well well. A draw – which is just like kissing your brother a la Angelina Jolie. Can’t believe the Wallabies got out of that one without a loss…or a … Continue reading
We had the chance to race out of the office to catch the All Blacks signing session in the Queen St mall this morning. Tomorrow night is the third Bledisloe … Continue reading
My bad. Here it is – all in one bowl. Oven at medium heat (180 degrees celcius). 3 ripe bananas and 2/3 cup of caster sugar – mash up in … Continue reading
It never fails to make me feel better to smell a freshly mown lawn. My mower went under in the floods so I’ve splurged on a mower man who comes … Continue reading
I had a meltdown at work today. I could see it happening. I could certainly feel it happening. But my head wouldn’t stop it happening. I don’t think I made … Continue reading
I’ve been feeling under the weather for a while now. Just when I think I’ve got the dreaded lurgy licked, it’s back with a vengeance. Given the fab fruit coming … Continue reading
It seemed simple – a general tweet out to the twitterverse asking if anyone knew a chocolate beetroot cake recipe… I figured I’d at least get some suggestions on where … Continue reading
My front door went from zero to hero with my pot plant revamp today. I had two very heavy black pots with ugly little plants left behind when I moved … Continue reading
It’s been a long time since I’ve had a Siamese Fighter. I had quite a few, one after the other – Kostya, Ali, Lionel and Clay – and they … Continue reading
Don’t get me wrong, I’m an Apple girl, but the new iPhone shits me. I look at it and see all the sweet gizmos I use with my current iPhone … Continue reading
I’ve not seen Brisbane CBD quite this bad before. Certainly public servants ‘network’ over coffee, but the groups are smaller this time. Real small. If it wasn’t so serious, it’d … Continue reading
Good luck everyone. Fingers crossed and much love. This is gonna be ugly.
I had a lovely little wildlife encounter today when I went outside to water the plants this afternoon. An adolescent magpie hunting around the backyard came running up to me … Continue reading
I’m not sure which one I am. Mostly, I’m a Jedi – Yoda-like with sage advice and teachings. My workplace treats me like a Stormtrooper pawn when I’d much prefer … Continue reading
The Rise of the Fifth Estate–excerpt.
I dragged my cold’n’flu arse down to the bank this morning. Running nose, hacking cough, tissues up the sleeves (clean up the left, dirty up the right). Trackie-daks – grey … Continue reading
For my viewing pleasure. I love sick days – except the being sick bit of course.
I’m a bit over the dampness around here. Nice sleeping weather – fantastic reading weather – even better weather to rug up and kick a cold during, but not so … Continue reading
Tissues, check. Choccies, check. Water/tea/coffee, check. Press Play. Forget everything else, check.
So, work is a changing with a lot of decisions being made that both my workmates and I will feel the effects of down the track. There’s a bit of … Continue reading
Wednesday is market day in Brisbane City – Reddacliff Place next to the “lego block building” that houses the Brisbane City Council allow farmers markets to set up. It’s an … Continue reading