You'd reckon I would have worked that out by now wouldn't you!
google blogger on Wednesday, June 30, 2010
You'd reckon I would have worked that out by now wouldn't you!
google blogger on Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Even so, I'm afraid that you are going to be sooooo over me by the end of this post. In fact, you might want to skip to the end right now where I mention a few blogs, because, quite honestly, I'm not all that exciting. And I really wouldn't be offended.
If you're still with me, the first five come from 'Cross the Pond...a New Yorker living in London...how good is that! Okey dokey, here we go...
1. Why blog?
Because I am certifiably mad? This blogging has taken over my life, I am going insane with the pressure...oh, ok...because I really like it and because I have met nice people...reason enough I think. Actually the first born made me do it...you can read why in my very first post here. (it was fun going back and reading that!) But on a serious note, I think that blogging will be instrumental in changing parts of my life...and actually it already has. For the details, you'll have to wait and see..but it's going to be good!
2. Do you have to write or want to write?
Both actually. I have to write quite a lot for work. In fact, it's almost all I do. As a HR consultant I get to write things telling organisations what to do, where they're going wrong, how they can improve...oh it's wonderful except when they tell me I don't know what I'm talking about!
But I want to write as well. I'm no longer sure what form that will take...but I think the desire will always be there.
3. If you could have coffee with just one person, living or dead, who would it be and why?
These questions that you have asked other people come back to bite you on the bum don't they! I have often used this question when I'm facilitating workshops and have no idea how I'd answer if put on the spot. But gee, now I have been! It probably changes on any given day.
4. Toilet paper roll: over or under?
Oh most definitely over. I have been known to go to the loo in other people's homes or in public conveniences and change it if it isn't right! (sorry, that was me). And while I'm on the subject...I get really annoyed when I go to the loo at work and find the last person used the last of the roll and I have to change it! It's bad enough having to do it at home...who are these people who don't know how to change a toilet roll...shame on them! And unlike the rest of my house...only ever white paper...no dolphins, flowers or whatevers thank you very much!
5. Beach or Mountains/lake?
Hmm, difficult. I am a Cancerian...we love water and I love to be by it. To be honest I prefer looking at it rather than being in it. However, I think that beaches would be a lot better if they had grass rather than sand. I don't like sand. Gets in your cossies...sticks to the sun lotion...ruins the pages of your book. I guess a chair would make it better...
Now...for the next four...you still with me?? If so, you are incredibly nice, patient and kind...and deserving of a medal! Here's a pretty one.
These 4 came from Jenny at The Five Year Project (good name!) chronicling the renovation of her 100 year old Queenslander (I love Queenslanders...the people are quite nice too!)
1. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
Oh geez, I am struggling with this one. I like where I live but I don't want to live here forever. I have lived in the UK and I harbour a dream to live overseas again for a while. My preference right here, right now? A hill village in Italy...I do believe, that so far at least, it's my favourite country of all apart from Australia.
2. If you could be someone else for a day, who would it be?
Actually I'm very happy being me. Mind you, it's taken quite a few decades to get there. I don't have a single person I'd want to be...more of a concept...I'd want to be someone who had unlimited resources and who used those resources quietly and anonymously to help the truly disadvantaged. Because you know what, sometimes I don't think we realise how incredibly lucky we are.
Ok, if you insist on a person...Helen Mirren...she's awesome!
3. Concert or Broadway show?
Not that I've ever been to the real Broadway, but I've seen quite a few shows. My favourite? Toss up between Starlight Express and Miss Saigon...both in London when I was living in England in 1990...Les Miserables was good too. And Camelot...I would have loved to have seen that on stage not just at the movies. I clearly need to get out more.
where the night is totally clear
and your heart is fierce
so now you finally know
that you control where you go
you can steer"
So, off you go, if you haven't already been, to...
...and say hi from me please!
Thank goodness it's only pictures tomorrow-this week's top ten. You must be exhausted getting through that...I know I am! Sheeesh!
all images from we heart it or google images
google blogger on Monday, June 28, 2010
No, these are just the ones that I spent a ridiculous amount of time umming and aahing over. Do they go in to the weekly top ten, or do they not?
Which is just a tad ironic seeing I decided to do the top ten so I didn't have to think so hard in the middle of the work week!
You know...pick a pretty picture or ten and that's that...Thursday's post done and dusted...ha...sometimes I question my 'wisdom'!
And then of course, having gone to the trouble of collecting them (not that it involves any hardship on my part of course!) I couldn't let them wallow unloved in the top ten pic folder on my dear old hard drive now could I...'twouldn't be right.
So here you go possums...just before June runs out...the ones that didn't quite make the cut...hope you like them.
They're quite pretty aren't they?
Phew...thank goodness...only nine collages...because ten would have been just too silly!
And the blogs from whence they came...here's a list, because after all..that's part of the fun as well!
images (and I'm really sorry they are not individually attributed to pics...because quite frankly life is too short) come from these wonderful blogs...in alphabetical order (can you guess how long this took me!!)
a punch of colour; belle maison; bohemian shoebox; brabourne farm; bright.bazaar; casa bella; design ties; desire to inspire; french essence; glimpse of style; la maison boheme;lime in the coconut; little blue deer; livelikeyou; lona de anna; lou, bou's and shoes; small place style; style me pretty; the brass petal; the decorista; the diversion project; thimbles and crumbles; urban farmgirl; young house love.....like I said...a labour of love!!
google blogger on Sunday, June 27, 2010
I'm using a variety of colours...and I'm sure you won't be surprised to see they're not pastels! Quite pleased with them though...even though I don't have a clue yet how to put them together...but that surely is why Google was invented!
google blogger on Thursday, June 24, 2010
Have a wonderful weekend everyone. I'm going to try and get some rest...it's been a huge work week. Two massive projects delivered...two very happy clients. Fabulous team work. Gratifying, but exhausting. But nowhere near as big as Julia Gillard's week. Australia's new Prime Minister...I won't push my political leanings here, but I think she is one mightily impressive woman.
Hugs to all of you; thanks so much for your continuing support and wonderfully uplifting and often highly amusing comments. You have no idea how you've helped to get me through this particularly difficult week!!
google blogger on Wednesday, June 23, 2010