July 20, 2011 § 5 Comments

For so long I have wanted to start a bowling team. I have been bowling for my birthday, like an absolute dork, for the past few years. I just can’t get enough! There’s something about blasting a solid hulk of ball to smash down some pins that really satisfies me… thank the Good Lord that no one has given me a chainsaw or a gun for my birthday right? Of course, no one I know wants to start a team. One guy was interested, but I’m not so sure about his aim and his upper arm strength – he’ll have to prove himself to me first. Here is a picture of the scores from my last game of bowling with my pals…

Can you guess which name is mine? There’s only so many letters that will fit… but I think I accomplished conveying what I truly think of myself in the limited space.

While I’m on the ball with this bowling subject (pun vomit), Waz and I took our niece to the aquarium for her birthday, and I had the most stupid, small handbag to carry jackets, beanies, water bottles, cameras, snacks… you can tell I don’t have kids! I wished that day that I had invested in a huge bowling bag for such an occasion. From John Lewis, here are some that me likey.

Oasis Colour Block Thatcher Bowling Bag $55 (AU)

Ri2K Bassett Bowler Handbag $165 (AU)

Ted Baker Dakota Leather Bowler Bag $198 (AU)




Houdini & Hussy…

June 18, 2011 § 8 Comments

Not sure if it was really noticeable (!) but I haven’t said a bloggy word for quite a while! I’ve had a bit of a depressing few weeks and lost the will to lift my little digits to type, but all is looking up now! So, no more disappearing acts for the minute methinks…

Here are some gorgeous pieces of jewellery from Barbarian Hussy that even Conan would be jealous of!

Helena Sea Blue Ring, $42

Dakoda Bracelet, $59

Mahu Gold Cuff, $62

Natalia Bangle (3 Set), $56


Go Away!

June 2, 2011 § 4 Comments

Sickness, that is. Apologies for my consistent no-show this week and last, I am a sick little bee in a hive full of cold & flu.

Boo hoo! See you soon, me hopes!

(Me being sick and sad, and Warrick not caring a bit. Why do we have a fridge behind us you ask? Because we like to keep one within arms length at all times, silly!)

Toothache Sweet…

May 23, 2011 § 2 Comments

Dear Emma,

Hi, I’m the gorgeous new Marlène Suitcase by Lalé.

My petit size means you can purchase me for your non-existent children or very existent laptop from Lark.

Bonne chance and au revoir (to your euros)!

Ye Olde Water-Dispersing Methode…

May 16, 2011 § 1 Comment

I’m as confused as you with that heading. Sorry.

I am loving the cold and rainy weather we are having here in Melbourne! Pity our rental has no insulation whatsoever… it’s just lucky I have my own insulation in body fat to keep away the winter blues 😉

To coincide with the storms, drizzle, fog, mist, hail, cats and/or dogs, here are some of my favourite umbrellas from around the traps!

The fabulous ‘BANG!’ Umbrella, $29.95 from Raw Space

The cute and kitschy ‘Galleria Goldfish’ Umbrella, $25 from SunnyRainUmbrellas

The sweet Cameo Stripe Eliza Umbrella, £35 and the Birdcage Umbrella, £32 from Lulu Guinness

I’ll have any Chantal Thomass umbrella, (which are divine), including the one below. Price? *Expensive* from here or here.

And finally, a little relief for mums… no more juggling your umbrella! Hands-Free Stroller Umbrella, $49.99 from ThinkGeek

…all images courtesy of linked sites…

Laces In…

April 30, 2011 § 2 Comments

Ah, a little joke heading for any American Football lovers, of which I am not one. Convince me!

I have been gripped with wedding fever all week long! I was so excited about the marriage of Kate and Wills… and the wedding did not disappoint! It was such a beautiful event, with every detail carried out thoughtfully; from the Avenue of Trees inside Westminster Abbey (gorgeous) to the coaches at the end (the Australian stage coach was stunning)! Kate Middleton’s dress was so perfect for her- elegant and simple because, let’s face it, if you are as spectacular-looking as she is, there’s no need for fuss!

I thought the lace on her gown was especially beautiful, crafted to her measurements exactly, so I got a little lace-inspired again

Aurelie Bidermann 18-karat Gold Lace Ring $420 from Polyvore

Selmin Lace Necklace (Black) $29 from White Owl

Vintage Petite Lace Cuff Bracelet in Sterling Silver $185 by WhiteFly

Wooden Laser-Cut Lace Earrings $29 from That Vintage

Costumed Glory…

April 16, 2011 § 10 Comments

A friend recently asked me to be the entertainment at their daughters mermaid-themed sixth birthday party. Fun times ahead! I have got all the awesome games under my belt ready to go, and the last thing I have to do is get my mermaid costume together. I have bought some shimmery material for a tail, a nude coloured top and some “modesty shells” for my chest, which I have painted purple and covered in glitter. I know, I know… more like “Look directly HERE. There is glitter to make them easier to find!”. I bought the craziest long, blonde wig to add to my collection. Collection? Yes. Warrick and I have spent the better part of our lives in costume, and we don’t even celebrate Halloween (it’s just not popular in Australia)!

Some examples (don’t mind our faces, we love pulling some truly ugly ones):

*One too many eighties-themed events…

*Jungle theme… (most girls came dressed in sexy outfits with animal ears. Not me. I came in a fullbody catsuit. Not a pretty sight, but i got in loads of photos!)

*Beach… and a floral bra for W. We actually owned these sombreros long before the party. We wear them to the beach!

*Disney theme… I’m the poison apple from Snow White. Don’t ask.

*Every invite at this party had a different country they had to come as… we got given Sweden!

*My 20’s themed 21st… when we were still just buds back in the day!

*In ‘formal-wear’ for my birthday dinner with W’s family… we wanted a smarmy, fireplace “Days of Our Lives” type shot which was monumentally ruined in the best way by W’s ridiculous smile! Click on the photo to get a close-up of some truly sleazy, moustachioed face.

*And here are the best costumes we’ve worn so far! Yahoo!

We’ve been to so many more costumed events but this post has accidentally become quite photo-heavy… don’t want to burn your retinas out with our un-photogenic ways! And if you have any ideas for more mermaid-themed games, send them through! xx

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