Wednesday, 24 October 2012

I'm gonna get dressed for success, shapin me up for the big time, baby..

My school formal was in 1989. My dress was light green, made by my mum, off the shoulder,noisy rustling taffeta.
I still have it in my wardrobe but my daughter sadly wouldn't wear it for her formal this Friday!
I've no idea why not?

My formal night was like a comedy film. I didn't have a lot of friends in my grade but went to formal anyway.
I went on the bus (due to the no friends thing, so therefore noone to goes shares in a limo with!) and when getting on I stood on the front of my dress and ripped a small hole in the seam.

Our formal was being held at Newstead House in Brisbane (we wanted it to be on The Island but the teachers wouldn't be in that for some reason?).

On the way there, they bus broke down in Fortitude Valley and we ended up sitting in our formal dresses and suits on the stairs of a tiny church. We waited a long time for a replacement bus, everyone who had arrived by limo had already started eating by the time we got there.

The best part of the whole night was being able to go outside and see the river. Newstead house is lovely  and we had photos taken outside with a backdrop of the river and also of the back of  the building.
When the photos came back (back in the time when you had to wait for photos, and there weren't 120 other cameras there) 5 people's photos were not there, of course mine were missing.
My Mum took some photos of me before I left home and while I have one, it's double exposed. 
So I don't have any decent photos of me taken that night with my lovely green eyeshadow. 
I do have one taken at my Grandmothers house the next week.

(Photos of the photos, my scanner is a piece of crap)

I can't remember what we ate and I don't remember dancing but I'm sure they played "Dressed for Success" and "Tucker's Daughter".
I do remember the toilets as I spent some time in there as I started feeling unwell.
I  had lots of mozzie bites on my uncovered shoulder by the end of the night.
I remember the trip back on the bus too, feeling more and more sick.

The next day I woke up covered from head to toe in Chickenpox. I was so sick over the next few days I was delirious and I couldn't attend graduation properly. I missed most of the last week of school.

Hopefully my daughter's formal this Friday will not be quite so eventful!
Here's a photo of her wearing my dress. It fit her back in 2009 when she was 14, doesn't fit her now she's 17. 

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Life begins at 40, cards 9,10,11,12,13,14 and 15.

 7 cards all sent out at once. I'm just sending them out as I get stamps. More weird cards, I've no idea what exactly "Dear Internet Citizen" with a picture of a loaf of bread is supposed to mean? The Internet is the best thing since sliced bread perhaps? Who knows!
Card number 9 I sent to Lisa who is one of my more recent penpals. She lives in the USA. I think we foudn each other via Lettersets.
Card number 10 went to Nicola who is my most recent penpal, Nicola is in the UK and also contacted me via Lettersets.
Card number 11 went to Kym in Canada. I can't remember how Kym and I found each other? Kym also enjoys Geocaching like me.
Cari in New York got number 12, Cari is a Bookcrosser I met when she was travelling in Australia a few years ago. We went on a day trip one day with a few other Brisbane Bookcrossers,to Yarraman which is about an hour and a half west of here. We took a lot longer to get back as I showed then a different way to get  back which may not have been the best way back!
Skyring, also a Bookcrosser but from Canberra recieved card number 13. Skyring was among the first Bookcrossers I met when I went to the 1st Australian Bookcrossing convention in 2004 in Sydney.
Number 14 went to Shelita. I went through my box of letters and picked out some addresses to send cards to of people I haven't heard from for a while, so Shelita might be a bit surprised to recieve the postcard.
15 went to Sammie from Box 332  I don't know Sammie but her address is on her new blog at Paperbased.

So that's 15 cards sent out so far. I still have 8 empty spaces in my list of 40, so if you're here reading this and I haven't sent you a card, leave a message and I will add you!

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Life begins at 40, cards 4,5,6,7 and 8

Card number 4 I sent to my friend Jay who lives in New Zealand. I met Jay through Bookcrossing. Jay travels around New Zealand for her work (lucky hey!) and she sends me books and I send her postcards or books. Jay is Awesome fun.

Card number 5 went to Kate from Ourlittlesins whose Pantone postcard sendout was where I stole the idea from!

Cards 6 and 7  I sent to Anke and Karin who are both penpals I've been writing to for quite a few years. Anke lives in Holland and Karin in Estonia.

Card 8 I sent to Maxine in Canada, we have been swapping postcards in bulk for a year or 2, but I don't have many decent cards to swap now, I have a lot of lovely postcards from Canada that Maxine has sent me though!

I need to buy stamps before I can send off anymore cards.

Today I received a postcard from Jenn at Jennunger who is also doing a Pantone postcard send out.

Jenn sent me Blossom in a cool envelope made from a refidex page!

Saturday, 6 October 2012

And the lucky contestant was sent a whole years supply of buckets of yucky excrement

I love entering competitions and one of my favourite things to win (besides holidays!) is "a years supply" of something.

Some things I've won a years supply of-

Sunscreen (lasted much much longer then a year and I gave away heaps of it!

Green Tomato Sauce. The kids loved this, I found it hard to get past the colour even though it tasted the same as regular sauce!

Dishwasher Tablets, they're a really cheap brand but they were free!

Water. Sparkling water and normal bottled water. We have a box of out of date sparkling water in the garage. I call it my Armegeddon water, if the zombie apocalypse happens, I'm sure I won't care about the date on the water.

Simple face care products, didn't last a year with 2 teenage girls in the house. I've hidden a small amount so I can actually use it myself!

Mentos. Hmm my idea of a years supply is a lot different to theirs!

Icecream. They just sent me a voucher which of course we didn't spend on icecream.

Cereal. It won't last a year but we have a good choice for breakfast at the moment!

Friday, 5 October 2012

FFS Friday

So we went on holidays for 4 nights. We didn't swim on the first 2 days, we have 3 more days right? It rained for the last 3 days FFS
It's supposed to be The Sunshine Coast FFS
We had to go and buy jumpers it was that damn cold FFS
Since we got home it's been stinking friggin hot FFS
The whole household is sick now with the flu FFS
 Having the flu in warm weather really sucks FFS
I must have been crazy when I booked a 2 bedroom cabin for 4 kids and 2 adults FFS
The baby slept very well in the porta cot, I didn't sleep for more then an hour the whole 4 nights FFS
Since being home the baby has now decided not to sleep in her cot, it's much more fun to stand up at the side now we can do that FFS
Of course she has no idea how to get back down again, so she just lets go and falls FFS
The 2 hours of sleep I got between 4.30 am and 6.30am this morning is the most sleep I've had in 7 nights FFS
And the worst thing? School goes back Monday FFS

Linking up with Dearbabyg (If it works)
Dear Baby G

Life begins at 40, cards 1,2 and 3

I sent the first 3 of 40 postcards out today, all to people in Australia.

Number one went off to Rin from Paperedthoughts. I don't know Rin but she has her address on her blog and enjoys receieving mail! I hope she likes the penpalling themed card.

I did take photos of the front of the cards but for some reason they only load sideways on here, bizarre.

Number 2 I sent to Bianca from GoodnightLittleSpoon. I love Bianca's blog, one of the first mail themed blogs I started reading. 

Number 3 went to Steph from Stephandhusband. Steph sent me an awesome Batman postcard from her Superheroes box!

I bought more stamps today so I will send cards out randomly when I go near a postbox. I still have 9 spaces left I think! 

I joined another postcard box sendout over at JennUnger