Sunday, 27 May 2012

Nuffnang Blogopolis 2012

I am MORE than a little excited that I am heading to Sydney at the end of June for this year's Nuffnang Blogopolis. 

My mum and I are heading to Sydney together on the friday morning. So far our plan is to go shopping in the city on the friday. Then on the Saturday while I'm at the conference mum will be spending the day with her best friend, who just happens to live in Sydney. Then Sunday before we head home we are planning on some more shopping and lunch. 

I remember looking at everyone's Intagram photo's and blog posts last year and told I told my husband "I'm so going to that next year", so when I found out that the tickets had been released and I mentioned it to him, his response was "So you bought your ticket then?". I hadn't but jumped online and bought it straight away!! And have been super excited ever since!!!

So with only 33 days to I am getting more and more excited. I keep checking the atendees list and adding people to list of bloggers I would love to meet! It's funny I read so many of thier blogs and kinda feel like I know them a little.
So if your going to be there and you happen to see me please come and say "Hi", I'll be the nervous one!!

And I promise to take lots of photos and a write a couple of posts to tell you all about it!!

If your going or have been in there past I would love to here your tips and things I should take with me.

Friday, 25 May 2012

Friday Favourites - Tate's Favourite Books

For today's Friday favourite I thought I would get my eldest son Tate involved.

This is Tate:

* He is 10 turning 11 in August

* He loves sports, running and soccer are his favourites

* He likes reading, Andy Griffiths is his favourite author, as you'll see.

* His favourite colour is Red.

I asked Tate to give me a list of his 5 favourite books and it took him all of about 2 seconds, so here they are:

Just Tricking by Andy Griffiths

Specky Magee By Felice Arena & Gary Lyon

Just MacBeth by Andy Griffiths

Just Crazy by Andy Griffiths

Pencil of Doom by Andy Griffiths

We would love to hear some of you children's favourite books, Tate might find some new ones.

Next weeks my middle son Damon is going to share with us his 5 favourite TV shows, see you then.

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

366 Photo a Day Photography Challenge - Week 20

Day 134: Mum

Day 135: Grass

Day 136: Love

Day 137: What you're reading

Day 138: Snack

Day 139: Something you made

Day 140: A special place

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Marathon Monday - Week 5

Can I rewind and pretend last week didn't happen???? Oh wait it didn't!!

I was really sik last week and didn't get out of the house for 1 run!! Not 1! I know, I know......totally disappointing but I have a really good excuse I promise! I had a sinus infection and my whole head ached and felt like it was going to explode! Cold air just seemed to make it worse. So no running from me last week.

So this weeks plan will be exactly what I had planned last week! Funny that!!
I am feeling much better, health wise and am using my running this week as a plan to vent my frustrations and clear my head!! I need it already!!!

Week 5 Plan:
Monday: Rest
Tuesday: 7.5km
Wednesday: 8.5km
Thursday: 10km
Friday: 11km
Saturday: Rest
Sunday: 12km
Total: 49km

Thanks for stopping by........I'd love to hear about everyone elses week too

Friday, 18 May 2012

Friday Favourites - Movies

I love movies, I love the escape and fantasy. I am a Pisces, we are romatic and passionate, among other things.

These 5 movies are definately my all time favs!!
Dirty Dancing


Coyote Ugly


Legally Blonde

I would love to hear some of your favourite's.

For next weeks topic I am going to let my son Tate tell you all about his 5 favourite books.

See you then....

Monday, 14 May 2012

366 Photo a Day Photography Challenge - Week 19

Day 127: You

Day 128: Someone that inspires you

Day 129: a smell you adore

Day 130: something you do everyday

Day 131: a favourite word

Day 132: kitchen

Day 133: something that makes you happy

Marathon Monday - Week 4

Hello, Hello, glad you could all pop in!
This week felt really good, I would set out in the mornings with no goals in mind and run with how much time I had before I had to be home to get ready for work.
The Mother's Day classic was fantastic the kids did so well and I am really looking forward to finding out what thier times were. I am very proud of the fact that I beat the time I did last year by 8 minutes! Very happy indeed.
Here is my recap of Week 3.

Week 3 recap:
Monday: 5km - Ran: 6.5km
Tuesday: 6km
Wednesday 6km - Ran: 8.5km
Thursday: 7km
Friday: 8km Ran 8.5km
Saturday: Rest
Sunday: 7.5km Ran 7.5km
Total: 39.5km Ran: 31km

My goal for this week is to run 12km by sunday!

Week 4 Plan:
Monday: Rest
Tuesday: 7.5km
Wednesday: 8.5km
Thursday: 10km
Friday: 11km
Saturday: Rest
Sunday: 12km
Total: 49km

If I reach my goal this week I will tell you guys all about my next goal!!

See you next week, Happy Running!!!

Friday, 11 May 2012

Friday Favourites - Songs

I am LOVER of all things 80's. I would love to go back and live in the 80's all over again!!!

Some of my favourite songs are from the 80's!

So just like every other week these are in no particular order.

Mickey by Tony Basil

- this is my all time favourite song, my mum still has the record!!!
Watch the film clip here

Don't Speak by No Doubt

- I love Gwen Stefani and this began when I first heard this No Doubt song.
Watch the film clip here

Easy by Faith No More

- I'm not sure when I found this this song but it's been a favourite of mine for a long time and is on my running playlist.
Watch it here

To Be With You by Mr Big

- this reminds me of High School and I would sing it pretty much just to annoy Dad as he drove me to school, although I think he secretly loved it too.
Watch the film clip here

The Time by Black Eyed Peas

- I love love love this because Dirty Dancing is one of my all time favourite movies and I still love Patrick Swayze.
Watch the film clip here

I really love most older music and this is just the beginning of the songs I love. All of these songs are on my running playlist.

I would love to here what songs you guys all love.

Don't forget to join me next week. The topic is: Movies

Monday, 7 May 2012

Marathon Monday - Week 3

Well hello there, great to see you back!!

Week Two really sucked! Sorry but it did!!!

I was going well with the running then on Thursday morning I got the headache from hell. The entire left side of my head and face were so sore. It got so bad that the vision from my left eye was blurry!! Panadol and Nurofen weren't helping so I toddled off to the chemist thursday night and grabbed soemthing a little stronger. This helped a little but not much really. Anyway, this lovely headache hung around until saturday afternoon.

So I didn't run from Wednesday night!!! See this week really did suck!

Week 2 recap:
Monday: Rest - Ran: 4km
Tuesday: 5km - Ran: 3km
Wednesday 5km - Ran: 3km & 5km
Thursday: 5km
Friday: 6km
Saturday: 6km
Sunday: 7km
Total: 34km Ran:15km

So I am going to pretend last week never happened and try to do the runs I had planned last week, this week.
Week 3 Plan:
Monday: 5km
Tuesday: 6km
Wednesday: 6km 
Thursday: 7km
Friday: 8km
Saturday: Rest
Sunday: 7.5km
Total: 39.5km

Sunday is Mother's Day and the kids and I will be participating in the Mother's Day Classic at Elder Park. Tate and I are running the 7.5km, Damon is running/walking the 4.5km and my Mum and Ethan are walking the 4.5km. My rest day this week will be saturday so that I am all rested for the Mother's Day Classic.

Anyone else participating in the Mother's Day Classic??

Sunday, 6 May 2012

366 Photo a Day Photography Challenge - Week 18

Day 120: Circle

Day 121: Something that makes you sad

Day 122: Peace

Day 123: Skyline

Day 124: Something you wore today

Day 125: Fun!

Day 126: Bird

Friday, 4 May 2012

Friday Favourites - Facebook Pages

Anyone who knows me knows that I may have a little addiction to Facebook and Instagram and generally anything to do with my iPhone!!!

So that being said, here are some of the many Facebook pages I love!!! In no particular order of course!!

Tori Spelling

Ok so I know some of you are probably thinking I'm nuts but really I'm not. I have just started reading her books and I am actually quite enjoying them. And I really didn't think I would!!
Check her out, you may even like her too!

Charlie Hunnan - Sons of Anarchy

I really don't anything needs to be said about this one!!! I love the show and he is just one of the most gorgeous guys around! There are lots of lovely pics of him to look at!!! YUM!! :)

Hi, my name is Erika and I am addicted to Typo!
I love stationary and this is my new favourite shop. The thing I love about this facebook page is that each day they give you journal prompts and inspiration. LOVE!!

Private Practice
This had to be one of my favourite shows and each week it gives you a sneak peek at the episode about to be aired in the US! There are also cast interviews and live chats!! So much to see!

Patricia Cornwell
My favourite author. I love her books and how real and factual (I hope that's a word!) they are. When she is writing a new book she post updates on her facebook page and where she is, what she's researching etc. I love seeing how she does it and how long the whole process takes.

Do you have any favourite Facebook pages I should check out?? 

Don't forget to join me next week. The topic is: Songs