Wednesday, March 30, 2011

I may not be famous...

What do I have in common with Winston Chuchill, Abraham Lincoln, Cher, David Bowie, Roseanne Barr, Johnny Depp, Amanda Seyfried, Kim Basinger,  Winona Ryder, Lucille Ball, Courtney Love, John Candy, Sigmund Freud, Jonothan Knight, Daniel Johns and Michael Jackson? (I could go on but I'll stop here)

We all suffer from an anxiety disorder.

Yes, I know Sigmund Freud was a psychiatrist...but he suffered panic attacks all the time...

Here is a link to a really good Oprah interview of Jonothan Knight from New Kids On The Block...he is actally suffering from a panic attack on stage.

Jon Knight on Panic Attacks

Monday, March 28, 2011

My thoughts on Winnie The Pooh...

Do all the characters on Winnie The Pooh have a mental illness?

Pooh - Eating Disorder and Low Self-Esteem
Piglet - Anxiety Disorder
Tigger - ADHD
Rabbit - OCD
Eeyore - Major Depression
Christopher Robbin - Schizophrenic
Kanga and Roo - Codependents
Gopher - No mental illness but has a speech problem
Owl - Can't work out if he's a therapist or has dyslexia


Friday, March 25, 2011

What makes me smile...

KittyCate put on her blog what makes her smile. Here is mine...

This is my beautiful daughter, Matilda (or Tilly).
I love you oxxo

Sunday, March 20, 2011

So tired...

Oh my gosh, I am so tired. Some of my girlfriends came over last night and we played with arts and craft. My husband's friend J also came over. We partied up till 4.30am...Well J and I did. My husband fell asleep at one point so J and I took full advantage of the situation and ...let's just say I have some very funny pictures of my husband.

This morning my husband wakes me up playing the piano...I could have killed him. I feel like I have had no sleep...
Went to bed about 5.30am...haven't don't something that outrageous since before I was married.
Who said married people are the first to leave the party? and have no fun.

Last night was the biggest full moon in 20 years, it was so bright outside at night. Looked amazing.

I guess I have so many things that I want to say but I don't have the words...

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Pictures From Our Anniversary

This is my eternity ring from my husband. It consists of 5 sapphires and 8 diamonds. I love it.

Happy St Patrick's Day

May the Irish hills caress you.
May her lakes and rivers bless you.
May the luck of the Irish enfold you.
May the blessings of Saint Patrick behold you

Wednesday, March 9, 2011


Today I made cupcakes om nom nom...


prep time: 30 minutes
cooking time: 20 minutes

100grams unsalted butter, softened
3/4c (165g) caster sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
finely grated zest of 3 lemons
2 Eggs
1 1/3 (200g) S.R Flour
1/2c (125ml) Milk

125g unsalted butter, softened
2cups (300g) icing sugar mixture
1 1/2 tbs lemon juice
yellow food colouring (optional)

  • Preheat Oven to 180c (160 Fan forced), line a 12 hole muffin/cupcake pan (1/3 cup capacity) with paper cases
  • Using electric beaters/mixer, Beat Sugar, Butter & Vanilla until light & creamy. mix through lemon zest.
  • Add the eggs beating well after each egg
  • Gently fold through Flour and milk in two alternate batches & Dividebetween paper cases.
  • Bake for about 20 minutes or until golden brown and springy when touched. remove form oven & transfer to wire rack to cool completly before icing.
  • To make icing, beat Butter with beaters/mixer until light & creamy
  • add icing sugar a little at a time, beating constantly
  • add half the lemon juice and beat until well combined
  • add remaining juice a little at a time, tint with food colouring if you like.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Coughing at a 21st with sapphire and diamonds.

Well, my chest infection is hanging around longer than I would like. You can't catch it from me anymore but I have an awful, hacking cough that wont go away. My mum got better after 3.5 weeks. I'm into my second week already, have been on two different types of antibiotics argh. It is very frustrating.

It's my cousins (well my husband's cousins) 21st birthday party on Saturday. I have no idea what I should wear. This stupid medication I have to be on has made me gain some of weight I am very aware of how I look infront of people. I wish I could still fit into my gorgeous, deep plum, floaty, silk Forever New dress.

I had my one year wedding anniversary on the 6th. My husband got me a sapphire and diamond, art deco looking eternity ring band. It is gorgeous. My birth stone is sapphire. It's from Michael Hill, where my engagement ring is from. I love that store.