Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Christmas Ideas

I have already started to think about Christmas

Currently I am loving the Janrod French Grocery and French Patisserie.

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Monday, July 23, 2012

Laundry Ideas

How cool is this idea? I have no idea where it is from, I found it on my work computer (so it was from before I went on Maternity Leave). I'd want one for dirty washing, and one for clean washing for each person - least I wouldn't have to look at it on the couch all the time!

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Thursday, July 19, 2012

How on Earth... people without bath-showers shave their legs?

For years I have been cursing having a shower over a bath, it was such a pain to clean, get in and out of post surgery, and was just a thorn in my backside. It has been a good 9 years since I have had a non shower-bath combo!

But, now that I have a freestanding shower, I am at a loss of how people shave their legs without
a) cutting themselves
b) falling over
c) sitting over the drain hole

Does anyone have answers for me?

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Mac Shortcuts

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A Funny

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Monday, July 16, 2012


It took a month, but the urge to renovate has hit again.

Our house is like most modern houses, and has tiles. Which is a problem when you don't like tiles.

I am thinking of convincing the husband to rip up the tiles and relay floating timber floors, along the lines of these
Source: via April on Pinterest

This might take some convincing.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Possibly the stupidest design feature ever

Whoever designed our kitchen hated cooking.

Our kitchen has two drawers. One cutlery type drawer and one big pot drawer that is useless, as if you filled it, it would be too heavy to open.

My cutlery drawer looks like this and it is killing me.

Actually, that is a lie. That is the tidy version.

I really need to be home one day for a cabinet maker to come and fix the issue.
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Monday, July 9, 2012

Mothers Day (a few months late, I know!)

Did I ever tell you about Mothers Day?

It seems that the husband had a case of the guilts after forgetting our anniversary (the convo went like this: "Happy anniversary B". "Don't scare me like that April......(a brief pause)......oh."), and realised that the best way to rectify this situation was to go all out.

Wise move husband. Wise move.

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Thursday, July 5, 2012

Sick babies

No-one likes seeing their baby sick

but I do love all the cuddles I get when she is sick!

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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

The internet saga.

Image from here

Before buying a house, we made it well known that it must have broadband. It wasn't a negotiable thing. We even declined looking at some very nice looking houses because they didn't have broadband.

So before we brought this house we looked into broadband, and according to everything we saw, it had become available recently. Yay to Telstra.

So we dutifully ordered broadband through our chosen provider, for connection on the day of settlement. After a week of being in our house they said they couldn't provide a service, but that wasn't to say another company also couldn't.

So company number two was chosen. Same deal. Seriously starting to think about selling our house.

A letter from company number 1 arrives, stating that they couldn't connect broadband to the following number. A number that was my mobile number. Well duh, even I know that is not possible. No wonder you couldn't do it. Hope is not lost. Only it is, because after 2 separate phone calls, 9 departments, and one rather rude woman, they can't work out why they can't provide me with broadband. I possibly got lucky here, as I don't know if I want to be in a contract with that much chaos.

They did suggest the NBN. Which would be good if a) it was working b) some idiots weren't opposed to it in our area. Moderately high speed internet people, what is your issue with that? Oh it will ruin the view of a lake that you need binoculars to see? Boo freaking hoo. (I am slightly bitter by now, just in case you couldn't work that out).

So I contacted company number three. Within five minutes of completing an online order I have a response back from them telling me there is an issue. Oh fudge. On the positive side, they have an action plan. Something that is easily done, and can be done by and telco. Something that the previous two companies neglected to inform me of.

Negative side - it can take 8 weeks. We're stuck with the stupid Next G dongle for that time, with its super powers of eating data. Yay! So please forgive the lack of posts, besides time being short in my world, internet access is shor

1 week down. Possible 7 to go.

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