"what a beautiful surprise ... a new quilt from Aunty P " ...
Tuesday, 28 April 2009
Saturday, 25 April 2009
I find this whole concept of following very intriguing. Sunday Scribblings, for example, can be followed in Blogger, in Bloglines and Google Reader to name just a few. Who do you follow? How do you decide what to follow? Do you follow anything else? People, pets, television shows, careers, really slow drivers, toddlers, family lines, rules, regulations, paths, routes, celebrities, all need to be followed in one way or another. Tell us your take on 'follow
In every day life I don't regard myself as a 'follower' I attempt to be unique, I think and see things differently to everyone I know yet in the contenxt of the SS prompt I am a follower of sorts.
I follow many TV shows, yes I'm a self confessed reality fan ... Project Runway, Amazing Race, Big Brother, Biggest Loser, Idol, Trinny & Sussanah ... love them all ... amd more! Some of the changes in my life I owe to Oprah, ten years ago that is, not by the Oprah standards of today.
Now my daytime TV followings are Martha Stewart, Ellen and The View, more down to earth ... yes still contrived but more believably so and much, much more fun!
The blogs I follow are numerous. I adore being motivated by the plethora of talented women around the world in blogland. My one and all time favourite is Corey of Tongue in Cheek . This beautiful woman and her photography, her thoughts, her opinions, her ideas, plus her values all full of beauty, ooze an integrity that fills me with joy when I pop by.
Following traditions, mores and values change as we change. I don't decide who to follow, it simply happens. Keeping an open mind leaves the possibility of happening upon something or someone new open to me ... if I followed too closely ... I'd be a stalker then wouldn't I?
Monday, 13 April 2009
Sunday, 12 April 2009
The Sunday Scribbling girls have done it again ... with their "SCARY" prompt ... they say 'I can't recall if we've done this prompt before, but I'm curious: what scares you?'
From twelve to fifteen I was sent to live with my Grandma ... that's another story ... but the most freakiest, scariest, thing living there was the double door linen cupboard at the end of the hall. When you entered her front door the said cupboard was on your left, dark timber doors, each about two feet wide. Straight ahead was the bathroom down the hallway to the left was the breakfast room, as she called it. Ahead was the "middle door" into the living room through to the bedrooms where beyond, the most panoramic, million dollar view of Bondi Beach took your breath away.
As the weather grew cooler she would insist the middle door, that doorway from the living room was kept closed, 'to keep out the draft' ... I was sure it was to keep out whoever lived in that cupboard. Even walking down that hallway during the day, with the sun behind me, the reflection of the sea making my shadow glisten on those doors I was sure someone was going to leap out at me ...
Nights were the worst. She'd not allow the hall light to be left on. To get to the bathroom I always had to stretch from the middle doorway to the breakfast room to get the light on ... oh golly just thinking about it makes me cringe ...
She had no idea. I wonder why I didn't ever tell her?
That three years was torture ... so was walking into the bathroom where she had a curtain hanging behind the door covering brooms and a ladder ... someone was lurking there too ...
No-one has ever heard me yell " ... turn that light off!"
Thursday night I was scared going in to a tunnel. The taxi driver didn't know I don't do tunnels ... you can overcome anything!
1. Animal :: magnetism.
2. Temporary :: brief.
3. Moan :: ....er.
4. Rapid :: swift.
5. That’s for me to say :: got it?
6. City :: lights.
7. Bumper :: bar.
8. Eclipse :: rare.
9. Problematic :: life.
10. If? :: no ifs.
Monday, 6 April 2009
Sunday, 5 April 2009
I say ... and you think ... ?
1. Log :: Wood.
2. Plaything :: Gigolo.
3. Broom :: Transport.
4. Heels :: Spondylitis.
5. Smoke in :: Stench.
6. Guests :: Girls.
7. Attraction :: Seduction.
8. Shiny :: New.
9. Risked :: Zilch.
10. Velvet :: Lavish.
Haven't done one of these for a while ... Mmmmm
Sunday Scribblings has done it again ... a prompt so in tune ... 'CELEBRATE.'
The girls ask "what do you have in your life to celebrate" ... my one word reply ...
Hope you're life is as excellent as mine!