#frocktober2014 days 3, 4, & 5

Playing catch up after a crazy weekend. For day 3 I wore a deep orange linen dress from Target. It’s a recent buy and this was the first time I wore it, and I paired it with tan wooden sandals by Lee Cooper. Day 4 was party day as I celebrated my fortieth birthday. It…

#frocktober2014 day 2

Day 2 saw me don a Modcloth navy blue polka dot number with somewhat of a sailor collar. It also has a very swishy skirt ideal for twirling, and yes, there is a video of said twirling which will most likely never see the light of day. This photo was taken in the middle of…

#frocktober2014 day 1.

I can’t tell you how much I was looking forward to #frocktober getting under way, especially as the last two days of September saw Sydney graced with gloriously hot weather, which more than took care of any lingering Winter chill. Day one was a little cooler, but still sunny, so I kicked off with a…

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It’s almost time for #Frocktober!

As I mentioned in my previous post I am participating in #Frocktober this October by wearing a frock every day and uploading the proof to Instagram and this blog, in order to raise money towards an early screening test for ovarian cancer. While I have not been touched by ovarian cancer directly, I think it’s…

Frocks, more frocks, and not knowing how old you are.

You know how some things get lost in translation? Sometimes when it comes to telling time in the Croatian language, there is a unique way of saying, for example, half past six {or six thirty}. Older folks will often say it’s half seven. Literally translating their words, it’s half of the hour towards seven. When…

What? Too much for school pick up?

Spring is here!

Is there a better season? Not for me. There are elements of all four seasons that I love and appreciate, but the arrival of Spring feels more like a therapeutic defrosting of body and soul than merely the start of a new season. The sun is shining, the mercury is slowly nudging its way upwards,…

This Is 40.

So I may have mentioned once or twice that I’m turning the big 4-0 this year. {Soon, actually}. And while it all seemed like ages away, time, as it’s wont to do, has once again sped past me. Being one of the youngest of our circle of friends and cousins has meant that I have…

Live review: The Dandy Warhols

Back in about March or April of this year my oldest son requested that I buy tickets to see The Dandy Warhols when they hit Australia in August. I knew he was into them because: a. when he’s into something we all know about it, and b. when he’s into something we all know about…

Kind of sort of FFS Friday but not…

Ah, technology strikes again. My beloved mobile phone seems to have packed it in and is giving me nothing but that scary little android man asking me to reset, reboot, reformat, and even then won’t actually do any of those things. Lucky for me this is the second time this year a phone has died…

It’s got to be…purrfect.

“Mum can we get a pet?” “No.” “Why not?” I’m guessing I’m not the only parent to have been faced with those words. And in fact about ten years ago hubby and I looked at each other and thought, why not indeed? And in short time we became the owners of a beautiful beagle pup,…