My sister, her partner, and her two kids had a mega joint birthday party on the weekend, where there were awesome sausages, beautiful cakes, and lotsa crazy children!
Hipster me with the chalk ;)
We were greeted with a sunny it’s-almost-spring-people kinda of day, and set up accordingly, with outdoor activities and toys that kept the kids so amused just playing there was no need for pass the parcel or anything adult run!
Bruce and I set to work on the BBQ we’d brought over by trailer, annointing it with the delicious tastes from these Beak & Sons sausages I’d received from a PR contact the day before. The three flavours were well received – I liked the beef best, followed by the unusual fennel in the pork – with the onion and salads. (The sausages are $6.49 / pack at Woolworths)
The stubbie holder from the Food and Wine show the day before came in handy for hands-free BBQ-ing!
A few of the kids amused themselves by seeing who could write up to the highest number. A few others kept taking turns with the toy vacuum cleaners…
Before we knew it, it was cake time – time for these GORGEOUS cakes made by Aimee – There were Minions for Liam, Hello Kitty for Ezri, Nutella for Jen and Turtles for Daniel!
No prizes for guessing which oh so sweet pink Hello Kitty cupcake I went for ;)
Happy Birthday Jennie, Daniel, Liam and Ezri!!!
Bring on Spring!
In the space of 48 hours
I have new Hello Kitty Shoes….
And a Toyota Camry Hello Kitty V6.
Like a V-six…
Come play Word Chums with me! Hella cute! And earns you a motsa in Talking Angela coin! (I’m phonakins there of course)
My talking Angela
Hard rubbish #hellyes
$15 BigW shoes
Sparkly cupcake at Aromas Glendale (Lime!)
Thanks Ann!! #hellokitty
Absorbing sun and info on native plants #catsofinstagram
Sporting jeans from City Chic, Target shoes, Hello Kitty tee from Kmart, Firmoo glasses and red bow from eBay :)
Meow on the cheap!
Oh em gee greek chicken lemon soup like Yia Yia used to make
Hell yes #hellokitty
Knits are half price at @bigw
Best & Less have 30% off underwear!
Thank you RMS for refunding me now that I have a pensioner card!
Following a sucky Centrelink apt (yeah yeah, I’ll apply for things other than speech jobs, but if there are speech jobs there, I’ll still be applying for them as first call) I got some retail therapy in – Target, Big W, Best & Less, and Lifeline – to get a few more summer things….
HUGE fan of Target’s ballet flats – I’ve worn through a lot of cheap, colourful shoes from this range over the last few years (this is a good thing)! Today I got the beige ones for $15, and the red and orange ones for $7 a pair!
A couple of cute Avella floral dresses – knee length and sleeveless ready for summer – from Big W for $25 each. I wanted to buy another one – a long atrappy maxi dress in blue – but someone had ripped a few seams presumably while trying it on, and there was only one in that size :(
Another couple of spaghetti strap summer “Hi-Lo” dresses from Best & Less – I do like how the women’s range goes through from size 8 to something in the 20s while still having cute designs and the same prices – $20 in this case!!! (and are comfy!)
Then $4 well spent on a pair of shoes that was originally $130 according to its inside sticker!
And I FINALLY got me some sickly GRAPE Hello Kitty Body Spray ($3 this week instead of $5 at Chemist Warehouse!)
Get any bargains lately? Or some retail therapy?
So, I woke this morning to countless Facebook notifications with people tagging me to the news that Hello Kitty is not a cat, but a 10 year old English girl…. Or something.
Many of you expressed concern that I may be distressed by the news.
Adjusting to this, I was tagged several more times. I thought about shutting off my phone and going back to bed.
But I persisted.
It may come as a shock to you, dear readers, that I only found out last month that her full name is Kitty White. Which I thought was just purrfect, because, while it fits as full first and last name, it also fits with my nephew’s backwards syntax. He calls her Kitty Hello (he also calls frankfurts “sausages red” and chocolate coated ice creams “stick brown”). Ez calls Hello Kitty “Hi Kitty”…
I think that I may feel like Hello Kitty is even MORE like me now… She’s a catgirl too!
But, yes, I am holding up okay on this revelation, thank you for your concern. I’ve gone through my five stages of grief, and come out the other side. I still love Hello Kitty.