Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Little Prince George

So today the first "unofficial" royal family photos featuring Prince George have been leaked a few hours early via Twitter.

All I can say though is "what a stunning young family" and I'm glad we get to see such natural photos of the young royal family.

The photos were taken at Katherine's family home in Bucklebury by her father Michael and also feature the Middleton family dog, Tilly and Will & Katherine's dog Lupo - so it really was a family affair!!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Why Patrick?

Yes Ch10 - why Patrick????

Last night in living rooms all over Australia people were bawling their eyes out with the death of much loved Offspring character Patrick :( Ooooooooo the humanity.

I didn't think for a second that they would kill off the father of Nina's unborn child but then it hit me, they will never let the slightly zany character enjoy a fulfilling life long love - the story lines for Nina would probably become boringly normal and the show would more than likely end.

I was hoping that they might kill off Billie - whilst I love Kat Stewart - the character of Billie has gone so off the chart that I cant stand it when she pops up on the television screen and have been channel surfing until she has disappeared.

So how did you fair emotionally last night?

Me - I was a blubbering mess, hyperventilating as Nina drove down Brunswick Street to the nearest hospital - it was a moment in TV I shunt forget in a while.

So I hope all of you that are as devoted to Offspring as I, can move on to next weeks episode with the promise of a little piece of Patrick sitting at Nina's bedside after the birth of their new baby.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

RIP Mother Margaret

Losing a parent is never easy and last Sunday (28th July) my beloved husbands mum passed away.

Although struggling after a fall 6 months ago, her health was ok and her passing was still sudden & certainly none of us were prepared for.

Thankfully husband and I found her, and whilst this was something I hope know one has to go through, I was grateful that it was us that found her and not her elder sister - that's something I fear Nancy would never have gotten over.

It has been a week of tears, tantrums, family reunions, dinners at the pub, loads of fresh flowers and cups of tea filling & spilling in the post office.

We have been moved by the generosity of those around us and those that may not be close to us but loved his mother dearly - this gets you through - the kind words of a stranger retelling stories of a mum passed.

I have mostly found a deep sadness knowing that "Baby Bean" is not going to meet his Grandma but she had already had some gifts put aside and these will be cherished.

We continue to try to run the post office amongst our grief, after all, the post stops for no one, not even a beloved mum, mum in law or grandma.

We will forever miss you Mother Margaret and hope that you have been reunited with your two knights in shining armour.


Wednesday, July 24, 2013

The other important baby of 2013

has arrived and is mighty cute!!

Congratulations to William and Catherine on the safe arrival of the Royal Baby.

I must admit on Monday night when I knew of Kate being in labour a big part of me was so worried for her - first baby - all that pressure & myself going through that later this year, but without the worlds media outside the hospital in Canberra!!

Waking to hear that she was well and had delivered a healthy 8 pound baby boy was as much a relief as it was very exciting.

And then to top it all off, getting to see our wee little Prince of Cambridge earlier today was wonderful and to see two such lovely people become parents was, well, lovely!!

So we only have 3 months to go before we too join the Royal ranks and give our little town their very own Royal baby!!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Instagram Fav's Part 2

Here are some new fav's that I have posted on Instagram...... I hope you like them too!!

Waiting for the Royal Baby v The Post Office Baby!!

and when I say that I am not implying that MY expectant bub is the royal bub!!

Poor Kate & William, two weeks out from the "Due Date" and journalists have already started jostling for positions and buying every ladder in London in a hope of getting the best & first pics of Kate arriving at the hospital.

Personally I hope she has access to a secret entrance and does not have to enter the hospital in the public eye - it will be bad enough when husband and I make our entrance to Canberra Hospital in mid November - I seriously can not imagine having my pic in magazines and newspapers as I make my arrival and might I add probably looking a bit worse for wear.

Being a first time mum like Kate, I can only imagine what is before us, but unlike Kate, I only have the townsfolk here in Berridale eagerly awaiting the arrival of the Post Office baby!!

PS - did I also tell you that my baby sister is also expecting her first baby  - TWO DAYS BEFORE MINE!!!! LOL

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Does your couch need a freshin up?

Why not just add some funky new cushions to add a bit of life and colour to your comfy old couch.

During the weekend I decided our couch needed a new hit of colour as the past two years she has had red cushions, patterned red cushions and dog blankets keeping her company, but I found some funky on trend cushion covers on eBay on the weekend and they are now on their way.

Flicking through the latest copy of my style bible, Real Living magazine, it appears that they most drab and boring of couches can look instantly hip and on trend with the addition of a few new cushion covers.

And lets face it, its a whole lot cheaper to buy a few covers to make your lounge room look fresh without the need to buy a new couch.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Who's having a baby?

I am!!

After trying unsuccessfully for 4 years to get pregnant (frustrating and costly) husband and I are happy to announce that we are finally getting our greatest wish!

I've had a fair bit of surgery over the past 6 months and the laproscopy that I had been asking for (for those 4 years - Dr's don't listen) finally did its thing and cleared my tubes enough to get a swimmer through.

I won't lie, the "morning sickness" (this term needs to be well and truly put on the shelf and renamed "All day sickness") has been rough and I'm in bed most days as soon as I clock off at the post office - I love sleeping so this part is nice for me.

So we are due at the beginning of November and I've been told that this is a blessing as "you don't want to be pregnant in summer"!! After all the trouble we have had I really wouldn't care when "Bean" is due.

So for a while my little blog will be filled with baby news and my hopes and dream for him/her - I've already signed them up for Collingwood membership!! LOL and much to husbands horror!!