Sunday, August 29, 2010


I am reading an amazingly inspirational book at the moment ... "SOLEMATE - Master the Art of Aloneness & Transform Your Life" by Lauren Mackler.   

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This is a must read for anyone committed to improving her life and relationships.  Most of us spend years waiting for an ideal partner to make our lives complete; some settling in bad relationships for fear of being alone.  This book helps you become aware of yourself and love yourself, without needing anyone else to do it for you. 

It gives you the tools you need to live a full, happy, successful, emotionally and financially secure life - with or without a partner. 

Truly inspiring.

Monday, August 23, 2010

danni and doctors

Just when we thought Danni (my 14yo) was getting better ... she goes backwards ... so off to the specialist again.  Apart from the the reflux, there is another problem ... so we had an MRI today.  And I should warn you ... I am so up-to-date with gossip magazines !!!  I know who's who, and who's doing what to who and viceversa !!!

The doctor did mention that she could be suffering from ... wait for it ... abdominal migraines.  Yep.  I googled it and there is such a thing!  And believe it or not, she has all the symptoms ... but reading the information provided on the wonderful world wide web it is all becoming clearer ... the countless visits to doctors and emergency departments over the past few years and being told it was 'just a virus' or 'constipation' and even the appendicitis last year ... it all relates to these abdominal migraines.  Can you believe it?

The specialist is ruling out all other possibilities before trying some medication to treat this condition ... but at the moment my poor baby is still suffering from the pain ... lets hope for some answers soon.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

what to do ...

I have been trying to decide what to do with the floors of my lounge / living area ... do I sand them and recoat them or paint them a crisp white ???  Bearing in mind I am on a very tight budget and will be doing this by myself with the help of my young daughters ...

But after seeing the beautiful floors created by Camilla over at , I think I may have a go at painting ...  now to find the courage to begin ... this may take a while ...

Sunday, August 8, 2010

cushions ... check

I've been busy today ... I have finished sewing five cushion covers !!!  Here are some pics ... now for some extra seating and a bright colourful rug/mat ...

See the boring chair ... I plan to paint it white and recover ... next project perhaps ???
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new sofa

Finally ... a photo of my new sofa ... please note the beginning of my cluster wall ... now for some cushions and chairs.  I bought some fabulous fabrics online from FUNKY FABRIX recently and intend to make some cushion covers ... just another job for my already long TO DO list !!!  I am slowly getting there ... the wonderful comments from friends and family spur me on.