Wednesday, March 25, 2009


Hummmmm! a feeling I got when I reached the swimming pool yesterday morning ready to jump in to swim laps of my local pool.

I really got into swimming sometime in 2001/02 and did some competitions in 02 & 03 but when I moved back to Sydney there were no local pools which had a creche so swimming was put down to once a week and I started boxing. The I got pregnant and stopped it all after some bleeds. I re joined the Gym last year but I found it really hard walking on a treadmill not even the lure of watching daytime TV could motivate me but for health reasons I made myself go.
We have settled into our new house but because of distance I gave up the gym. But Bronte started swimming lessons at 7pm enough time for Bruce to get home a look after Miranda and I started swimming once a week since Feb. I have found that 2 of my local pools have a creche - so Miranda has found herself in creche twice now and last Sunday I dragged myself up and headed for the pool (3 swims last week).

So for me it's swimming up and down a pool that will keep me healthy - maybe I could go back to competition swimming in a few years?

Modern Pirate Frock GIVEAWAY!!!!

Modern Pirate Frock GIVEAWAY!!!!

WOW! Just look at this work not only does Grosgrain have time to make dresses to giveaway to her readers but she has time to photograph them and then edit the photos into amazing pieces of art - I can see a story book coming on. If you would love a chance to win this dress click on my link above and visit her site where she is now showcasing some amazing sellers and a host of her very own handmade giveaways.

Monday, March 9, 2009

A Month of Shows

What a great way to start the month.Roll up Roll Up the Circus is in town. We had a fantastic time at the circus which was set up just minutes from home.
The performances were amazing and jaw dropping - my favourite was the many colourful suits worn by The Ring Master - he donned more that 20 sparking suits in all colours of the rainbow.

A few days later Bronte and I headed off to see Bangarra Dance Theatre: True Stories
WOW it was truly amazing. We had front row middle seats and were in awe for two 40 minute productions. The first show was traditionally based whilst the second was a contemporary dance about the effects of atomic testing on the aboriginal people of Australia. I must say my favourite was the traditionally based dances, the dancers were graceful, emotional and inspiring- I will definitely be heading back to see Bangarra in the future.
An old friend used to dance with Bangarra and he studied with some of the current dancers whom I used to go out drinking with through my friend I really wanted to wait for them to come out of the show but was too shy and did not think they would remember me anyway.
Here is Bronte before the show sharing a mother/daughter bonding time for hot chocolate.