Yep, I registered twelve years ago today.

Birthday Party Day

So, comment away! De-lurk, tell me who you are and how you found me?

Ezri's 1st Birthday Party

What do you like to see here and what you you skim over?

Liam's 2nd Birthday Party
Too much choice?

Do you like purple, or is pink more your thing?

rock :p

And dance!

Brian and Carly's Engagement Party, Town Hall Hotel, Balmain


Suicide Prevetion

I really don’t feel like writing today, so here’s something I copied from Lifeline:

3 Steps You Can Take to Help Prevent Suicide

1) Ask
The biggest misconception about suicide is that you shouldn’t talk about it. In fact the reverse is true. Asking someone directly “Are you thinking about suicide?” will actually decrease their risk because it shows you care.

Don’t be afraid to do this, but make sure you ask directly and clearly.

2) Listen and stay with them
If they say ‘yes’, they are suicidal, listen to them and allow them to express how they are feeling. Don’t leave them alone. Stay with them or get someone else reliable to stay with them.

3) Get help
Get them to appropriate help. Call a crisis line like Lifeline 13 11 14 or 000 if life is in danger. If you can, get in straight away and visit a GP or psychologist. Even if the danger is not immediate they may need longer term support for the issues that led to them feeling this way.

Additional suicide prevention information and resources are available on our website at

Suicide Prevetion



Black and pink. :D



Silverside with white sauce and honey carrots

Started the silverside a little too late, so had to boil it rather than pop it into the slow cooker.


This time, used malt vinegar rather than apple cider.

honey carrots

Carrots were baked for about an hour – peeled and covered with honey, olive oil and some garlic and home grown rosemary.

mashed potato

Mash with butter and cream….

wilted spinach

Wilted spinach (a couple of mins in the microwave) from a neighbour’s garden

white onion sauce

White onion sauce – butter, onion, milk and flour….



Lifeline offers a number of training opportunities including:

Below is my last few sexay liptember poses. Hot enough to Donate for? ;)





Yuu Sushi Train, Tamworth

September 6, 2014 · 0 comments

You know me always skeptical of the quality of inland sushi… and fortunately everything we had (granted there was a few non fishy ones) was nice except the sashimi. Both the tuna and the salmon were dodge (noticeably recently thawed, and chewy). The huge fancy chicken thing was great!

Wanna see?

Yuu Sushi Train Tamworth
Yakitori. Mmmmmmm

Yuu Sushi Train Tamworth
Dodge Sashimi

Yuu Sushi Train Tamworth
Salmon and avo. We had two serves of this one.

Yuu Sushi Train Tamworth
Awesome chicken. Fried but dry and crisp. not greasy. With garlic mayo.

Yuu Sushi Train Tamworth
Roe roe roe your boat.

Yuu Sushi Train Tamworth
With sundried tomato and some chili mayo.

Would I go back? Maybe for that chicken!!


Day Two Liptember
Day Two. Lippy Matches the fringing on my blankie. It’s wet out there!!! *snuggles up*

So, we all know that Lifeline has their telephone crisis support line13 11 14 – but did you know they are have an ONLINE crisis chat, which is available from 8pm-4am 7 days a week? (AEST)

There are a few questions they are to make sure that it’s okay for you to go the chat route, and then you have someone to chat to you, and “listen” to you.

Of course, if you are in immediate danger, calling 000 Triple-0 is always the best idea,


Oh and, I’m told I remind Kim more of the Sesame Street Aliens today than a lion..

yip yip yip

(sponsor me for Liptember?)

Edit @ 7pm – It is possible the online chat is more helpful for aliens, because, you know, BROING!


So, In addition to doing Liptember (sponsor me?), September also brings us the first Creative Challenge from the loverly ladies at The Shake.

Today’s prompt is “Made”… so here is the dinner that I made :p


Shepherd’s Pie!!! (from last week’s Hello Fresh box)


And today’s Liptember efforts. I’m so tough!
(Thanks Phil for being my first sponsor! I’ll save ya a kiss!)

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Happy #Liptember!

August 31, 2014 · 0 comments


Welcome to the month of something-bember! This Semptember, I’m taking part in Liptember to help raise funds for Lifeline and The Centre for Women’s Mental Health.


My family and I have quite the history of mental illness and suicide attempts and hospital stays through the generations… It’s not easy to talk about or seek help for, so I think the more service variations (such as emergency help lines, specialist counselling by diagnosis or well funded government services such as hospitals and generous Medicare funding of rebates and medications) the better.


So, you will be seeing me on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook puckering up with my gorgeous PURPLE lippy trying to get you to donate ;)

I’m open to lippy dares (where would you like to see my lip-print? On an orange? On your cat? I’ll do a lot for $5!) and taking photos for shoutouts and the like :)


Happy Liptember!

Liptember Lippiues

(Wanna buy your own Liptember Lippy? Hit up Chemist Warehouse in person or online. There are the brights [red, yellow, green, blue, purple] for $4.95, a selection of pinks (also $4.95), and a few more premium lippies like the Liptember Berry I got last year for $9.95 that are great for daily wear [it's my current fave!!])




Just back from my niece and nephew’s (3 and 5 year old) birthday party. Those toddlers sure know how to consume a whole heap of sugar!


My sister made this gorgeous rainbow cake for them – yes that in Nutella between the layers!


We didn’t get to any of the party games, they were all content playing with the balls and balloons in the backyard :)


I need a HUGE glass of water and a lie down!