Tuesday, January 31, 2012

A photo a day - How to settle a debate Brodrick style.

What do you do when you're arguing over furniture placement?

Why you draw to scale and make little scale furniture cut outs to trial and error positioning.

Well if you're anal like me, that's what you do.

Monday, January 30, 2012

A photo a day - Blur

Well it's this pic or nothing today as this was the only one I took. Scuse the blur with moving child - that's what happens when said child has a party blower.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

A photo a day - The strawberry-aholic

A trip to the Bacchus Marsh strawberry farm is always a highlight. Especially for this little strawberry-aholic.

Friday, January 27, 2012

A photo a day - That was a close call

Kyoto Facade

When Brian and I where deciding on house plans, we where having trouble picking the facade. One that we quite liked on paper was the Kyoto.

It had the attraction of a large balcony, but we where a bit iffy on the overall finish. The main problem was that there where no double story houses on display with that facade. Some single stories that looked okayish, but without the balcony we couldn't really get the idea so we dropped that facade.
Mossman Facade

We realised just recently that in the William's Landing estate that there are a few Oxfords with the Kyoto facade. So we did a bit of sneaky cam action (as you do), and here is the result. While this one looks okay, I don't love it and am so glad we went with the the Mossman.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

A photo a day - Speaking of cousins

 ...look at the other cheeky monkey of the family, my niece Shylah. Miss Shylah is just as cheeky as Imogen and even more of a monkey (you should see this kid climb).

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

A photo a day - Cousins

I love that the girls are old enough to play properly together now. I saw an awesome quote today that I thought summed up the girls perfectly.

Cousins - because parents couldn't handle us as sisters 

Love them to death but ain't that the truth LOL

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Monday, January 23, 2012

A photo a day - Brownie Anyone


Day One of new staff member at work. I'm thinking he's going to fit in if he keeps lavishing these scrumptious gifts on us.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Something to talk about 3

Courtesy of Melissa from The Things I'd Tell You, here is this weeks Something to talk about:  
“List things you are curious about. What do you want to learn? If you could go back and study anything you want (can be more than one thing), what would you choose? Are there any skills you wish you had that you don't? Dream big. Tell me all of the things you wish you could do, all of the things you wish you could learn about. ”

I want to learn how to sew. I mean really sew so that I can go and make all the pretties myself. Think of all those gorgeous little skirts and dresses I could make.
Forensics. Not so much the crime scenes or crimes themselves, but more the mechanics of it...how the scene is worked, how the evidence is collected, how the evidence is read. And then the psychology of it.

Visual Merchandising. You know how some people just have the knack of putting things together, like clothing, jewellery, interior decorating, shop merchandising.  Yeah well I don't have that knack. I just wish I did.

And last but not least, photography. I would so love to get right into photography. Get a good camera. Do some courses. I drive my family nuts with my endless photo taking. I think they'd kill me if I actually did a photography course.

A photo a day - A bit of fun in the sun

Jack enjoying a quiet moment at Werribee South beach

Kylee gets her bitch on

I really don't understand what the hell is wrong with people.

This morning I was driving to work and came across a little girl who was no more than four, at a guess, walking alone along a main road in her pyjamas. I watched her in my rear view mirror to see if her parents appeared, but no. Because it was a divided road, I had to drive away to a roundabout and turn around, drive past her on the other side of the road and come back around another roundabout to get to her. Once I stopped my car, she ran back in the direction she came from and into a park. So again, I had to do another circuit and drove around the park to follow her to make sure sure was okay.  

She ran into a court, and slowed to a walk. She didn't seem scared anymore just happily walking along. I stopped my car, got out and asked her where her Mummy and Daddy where. She turned and pointed to a house. At the same time a woman came out the front and called to her. The woman looked relieved, like she'd been looking for her but not realising she was outside. I asked if it was her little girl and told her that she was out walking down the main road. The woman was upset and thanked me for looking out for her. She said she thought she'd been playing inside and couldn't find her.

So I suppose this is where you all think I get my bitch on? Damn parents right? Some people don't deserve kids right? *Bzzzzzt* No.  This could happen to anyone in the blink of an eye. I know people it has happened to. What makes me angry is the blatant disregard for this little girl. This was a very busy road. I would guess that in the time it took me to do two laps of the street and catch up to this girl in the park that at least forty cars would have passed her. I didn't see even one slow down, let alone stop to see if she was okay. Granted people may have called the police, I don't know. But not one person other than me stopped. This just completely blows me away.

Every single day I see on my Facebook wall such and such just read this news story, such and such has posted a link to a news story about a murder/disappearance/amber alert and a billion people comment on how horrific and tragic it is. But how many people are really willing to put their money where there mouth is? How many of you would have even noticed her on the street? How many of you would have been just too busy to stop? Hell I was busy, I was on my way to work. As it was I only just managed to open the store on time but had she not been able to show me her parents house I would have sat with her waiting for the police. Some things take precedence over our busy lives. It makes me feel ill to think that she could have been the next child that someone was posting on Facebook about. Anything could have happened to her.

Shame on all those drivers who turned a blind eye. I only hope that it's not their child that ends up in this situation.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

A photo a day - My little Masterchef is back

The boys are back from their holiday and aside from the multitude of hugs and  kisses that I was covered in when I got home from work, the other awesome thing was having Mr Masterchef back. Liam saw a cooking show while he was away and they made home made nuggets. He remembered how to make it and all the ingredients and did it all himself with Daddy only supervising.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Thursday, January 19, 2012

New Kids on the block - And we're moving along quickly now we're nearing the end

In the space of two days we've had all the tap wear and sinks and toilets go in and the majority of the electrical finishings have been done. I was surprised to see some sort of light shades upstairs. I was expecting naked bulbs as we're putting in our own lighting upstairs.

A photo a day - Dinner time @ Insanity Mansion

Busy day with not much to photograph, so dinner it was - Warm Chicken Salad

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

A photo a day - All the non-pretties

NOTE TO SELF: Do not leave bangles in reach of small child otherwise:
1. They will be spread from one side of the bathroom to the other and
2. All the *pretty* ones will be missing

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

A photo a day - RAAF base

Taken at the end of the what is left of one side of the runway from the old RAAF base at Williams Landing. Looking at the plans it looks like nothing from the base will be left, which is a shame really. It would've been nice if part of the runway could even be worked in to the development.

Monday, January 16, 2012

New kids on the block - Feeling hot, hot, hot

And today we have the fit out done for the heater. Great day for it in 35 degree heat.

A photo a day - Reward time

Most people know that Imogen has a bowel condition. Today we where celebrating as she took herself to the toilet not once (which is a miracle in itself), but twice. So as a reward we went to the park on the way home from childcare. This is her having a ball at the playground.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

A photo a day - Aussie style

A car that is reminiscent of true old Aussie style.
P.S. I'm loving some of the new photo editing apps for my phone. Can you tell LOL

Saturday, January 14, 2012

A photo a day - Congratulations and Au revoir

After today's mammoth effort, I'm all out of words. So I'll steal Jack's:
"We'll miss you all the way 
to everywhere and back"
Enjoy Perth and we're already planning a family holiday.

We love yous all. xx

Friday, January 13, 2012

A photo a day - In holiday mode

All ready for sleep. Surprisingly enough they went straight to sleep and didn't muck around.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Something to talk about - Choose 5

In a fantasy world, forget about spouses and loves, if you could fall in love with {or be best friends with, I don't think it should all be about who you'd shag, so lets have some from both categories } a movie or tv character, name 5 you would choose. Not the actors but the movie characters. You have to tell us why.

 Daniel from Love Actually played by Liam Neeson. This is one of my favorite movies and I still cry in most of his scenes. I just want to reach out and hold him.

Just to prove that I'm a big nerd at heart, I'll add Leonard Hofstadter from The Big Bang Theory to this list. The poor little nerd who just can't cop a break (ahh yes maybe a reflection of myself LOL). Again I wish I could wax lyrical about all the intellectual reasons of why I love Leonard, but there is just "something" that I can't quite put my finger on.

Dr Henry "Indiana" Jones. Yes, it's a weird choice but the goofy rugged guy will always just have that "something" about him.

And we have another Love Actually character again in Jamie. Jamie is heartbroken and a bit of a bumbing fool all rolled into one. His attempts to learn Portugese to communicate with the woman he's secretly fallen in love with are what sealed the deal for me. Any man willing to learn another language just for the chance to tell a women he loves her steals my heart. Okay I will admit even though this is meant to be about characters and not actors, the fact that Colin Firth played Jamie was a bonus.

 And last but not least I have Dr Chris Havel from Offspring. To start with let me say that he's hot and...well he's hot. Does there need to be another reason? LOL
In all seriousness, I seem to have a thing for men who are damaged goods and poor Chris fits right into this category. Oh and he has a little girl who he adores, that tugs at the heart strings right there. And finally he's a Doctor. Who can resist a Doctor right?

New Kids on the block - And the bricking is back on the agenda

After the mother of all screw-ups, we not only have the scaffolding back up again but the plumber has been out and finished off the downpipes.

Theoretically only eight weeks left until the house is ready now. Hopefully it flies.

A photo a day - It's called self-raising for a reason

Was distracted and put too much self-raising flour into the Impossible Pie. LOL Oops

Sunday, January 8, 2012

A photo a day - Only in America

Well previously only in America. Just to keep things spiced up on a boring Sunday at work, today right out the front of the store was what we initially thought was a flash mob. Turns out it was a dance school doing some advertising and shows but it was done so well and set up like a flash mob.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

New Kids on the block - Rub a dub, dub

And we have shower screens. The color of the tiles are growing on me now I can see them with the screens.

A photo a day - LOL, those that know me will know this is right up my alley

Stationery to Kylee is like donuts to Homer

New Kids on the block - The best room in the house

07.01.12 - all the shelving and rails where installed in the cupboards today

Yes it's dark and hard to see but this is our store room. Floor to ceiling shelving. Drool.
After our last house having pretty much no storage at all (we didn't even have a linen cupboard) this is just going to be awesome.

Friday, January 6, 2012

A photo a day - Herms anyone?

The boys planted herbs (or herms as Imogen calls them) at OSHC today. We have basil to the left and parsley to the right. They did have much more leaves on them but the boys where eating them in the car on the way home LOL