Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Back on the bike i go....maybe not today

I really hate it when I fall out of rhythm, I was doing so well with my get fit campaign...11 kg lost to date....but I have hit a major pot hole...I can’t get motivated...aghhh HELP ME!!! I don’t want to put the weight back on, so why oh why can’t I find the motivation (after 2 months of saying I’ll start again tomorrow). I have set my next mini goal which is 5kg...but I just bring myself to start exercising again.

This is such a whoooaaaaaa is me post......Come on Lou.... it’s time for that bikini.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


My head hurts! There is nothing worse than coming home from work and thinking about what to cook for dinner, especially when hubby's first words coming through the door are 'what’s for dinner tonight?'. Just hearing that makes me want to say...get your own, and yes I do say that sometimes. So I have decided to try some different recipes.

My first one tonight was a disaster. I used a recipe off a well known magazine website, and BLAH was it revolting. I hated the flavours of lemon, white wine and chicken stock; it had such a strong tarty flavour.

Anyway I am venturing out and trying another recipe I found off the net, it's this one here. I think it should be ok, so I will report back when I have made it, probably on Thursday.

If anyone out there has some nice recipes they would like to share...please do!!! I need major inspiration!!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Guess the names of these Kangas

Well I’m back from Port Stephens; a little sunburnt, a little tired and a little full. We discovered a little winery and brewery on our way to our apartment so we decided to stop. I wasn't really fussed on the wines, but hubby loved the beers. There was this beer made by the brewery called 'Make love Not War' I just loved the name of the beer and loved the bottle even more, it's the first time I have seen a beer bottle with a cork.

Have a close look at the label, isn’t it fantastic, so different....but I bet you can't guess the name of the two Kangaroos! I'll give you some time to guess!


Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Weekend Bliss

Well my holidays are drawing to a close (insert sigh here), I have officially done nothing but sleep in and stay up late; I think I have lost all motivation, which is unlike me. But in saying that it has been nice to just do nothing, contradiction much?

Tomorrow morning were off to the beautiful Port Stephens, though it looks like the weather isn’t on our side :( This is the third time we have gone and each time it has been windy and rainy, so fingers crossed the weather perks up! Were going with hubby's parents and his Aunty and Uncle from America.

Hubby and I will do a quick pit stop to the Hunter Valley on the way there; I am dying for some goat’s cheese and marinated olives...not to mention a glass of sav!!

So I better go and pack....hopefully I will have some nice photos to share!

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


I know I don't have children, but I really do dislike the idea of Halloween here in Australia. I think it's just another excuse to jump on the commercial bandwagon. Anyway last year hubby and I were so embarrassed as we were inundated with children door knocking in their scary outfits for treats, the only type of 'junk food' we had were celebrity slim muesli bars or extra chewing gum...whoops.

So this year I have decided to make some little witch cupcakes to hand out. After searching the net I landed on Martha Stewart's website and found these little beauties.

Sunday, October 11, 2009


Oh my!! What a whirlwind my life has been over the last few months...I honestly can say that it has had more twists and turns then that of Brooke and Ridge on the Bold and the Beautiful! But i'm back, and everything is ok!

So much to say and so much to show! So far I have lost 10kg, and i'm feeling lighter and happier then I have ever been inside and out. I still have a bit to go...and the next stage of operation get fit... 5kg mini goal starts tomorrow.

Hubby and I are going to a mini break next weekend to Shoal Bay...we staying at a beautiful little resort style place...and we have our own swim out.'s late...will report more tomorrow!!!

OH...P.S Thanks to those who emailed me to see how I was...such beautiful friends xxxx

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

I heart cupcakes

I am obsessed...I love them, anytime, anywhere as long as they are decadent. So I decided to make my nan some for her 80th birthday. I made a whole lot of other yummy sweets that went down a treat. But these little beauties were my favourite of the day, they took a while to decorate, but i am getting better over time. excuse the photo, normally I am a clean freak when it comes to serving food on a plate, but it looks like i didn't wipe the plate clean from the sprinkles and cupcake crumbs.