Saturday, November 28, 2009

Saying goodbye to the plumbers

No I'm not waving off some tradesmen who've been working at our house. I'm talking about the other type of plumbers. You know, the rather inelegant phrase that refers to the part of your derriere that has a mind of its own and will not be contained by your jeans? Ok I'll just say it, your ahem, your butt crack. Proper name; your intergluteal cleft. Well, my 'plumbers', or 'intergluteal cleft' as the case may be, causes me a fashion nightmare. Let me explain.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Cleaning House

A big thanks to Template Mama ( for my fabulous new blog template. Please excuse me while I play around with the design of my blog, things might look a bit messy for a while....enjoy the weekend!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Going back to basics

A recent survey of 30 countries found that Australia has the fastest rising supermarket prices in the world. This comes as no suprise to me. I lived in London for 7 years and on a visit back to Australia one year, was shocked at how much prices had risen and how unaffordable groceries were. Even London, one of the most expensive cities in the world, has reasonably priced groceries. Worse still, fruit and veg in Australia is increasingly being imported from overseas which seems ludicrous to me in a country with plenty of sun and a perfect climate for growing fresh produce.

I recently came across a service that delivers fresh fruit and vegetables, milk, bread and even meat right to your front door. Better still it's all locally grown produce and supports Australian farmers, and the cost is competitive againt the major supermarkets. I received my first delivery of fresh fruit and veg yesterday and I'm feeling very hippyish and salt of the earth if I do say so myself. This from me, ex London city chic, lover of convenience food and frequent supporter of food stores attached to service stations. I'm not about to don the wellies, move to the country and live off the land just yet, but you never know...this girl's a changin!

Monday, November 16, 2009

I'm not forgetful, it's baby brain!

Since I touched very briefly on baby brain in my last post, I thought I'd elaborate a bit more on this most mysterious of afflictions affecting mothers everywhere. Eleven months on from the birth of my beautiful little boy and the one thing (weight gain aside, that's a whole other story!) that lingers still is baby brain.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Lets talk about...err...toothbrushes!

I've broken the number one cardinal rule of blogging...that of committing to post something regularly and consistently. Infact, my poor blog has been neglected since 5th October! Though I'd like to think with good reason as we've just faced the most hideous of tasks...packing, cleaning and moving house. If you've ever rented a house you well know that the estate agent will expect you to make sure the house is cleaned to within an inch of its life upon vacating the premises, even if it wasn't that clean to begin with.