Saturday, April 24, 2010

I'm back

I'm back and have decided to send this blog in a new direction. I haven't quite figured out what that direction is yet, but we'll get there. Despite being crazy busy and wondering if blogging was just a waste of my, and everybody else's time, I have had a few people ask me about updating. And I have missed it, much to my surprise. There will be a few updates in the coming days/weeks. In the meantime, if you read this and have your own blog, leave me a comment so I can check it out, and add you to my friends list! Reciprocity=awesome!

Hope everyone in Australia and New Zealand is having a lovely ANZAC day weekend!

Love and Laughter,

Mands xoxo

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Move It Like Mike Challenge - Week 3

Yes.....this would be week 3 of Move it Like Mike. I didn't update last week, not because I didn't complete the challenge, but because I was inundated with essays. Last week I did a FABULOUS job of the challenge. I went to the gym 4 days of the week with an average of an hour workout each time! I feel fantastic, even if I did feel quite ill after a couple of the workouts.

This week is looking a little less good. I've only done 2 workouts, so might have to go for a super long power walk tomorrow morning before work. How is everybody else going with their challenge?

Love and Laughter
Mands xoxo

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Wedlings I Like

How awful is this freezing cold weather? Excuse any typos, I can't feel my fingers!

Here is one just for my sister. Maybe this spider won't freak her out!

Have you ever worried that you've taken warning signs too literally? This is why you should pay attention to them!

For my friend who I recently told that life is not a lego set, this will be about as close as you can get to it. Short of building yourself a lego house. These recreations are amazing!

Are you having a bad day? The cuteness of these baby hedgehogs will definitely make you smile! They're so cute!

CUTE CUTE CUTE CUTE CUTE CUTE! One of everything please!

Hmm, ok, if I can't have one of everything, may I please have a SMILE HAPPY LIVE LONG mug? I LOVE TokyoBunnie!

OH, how I laughed! And chortled!

I've always maintained that Maleficent is the most villainous of the Disney villains. I'm glad that Listverse agree with me!

Love and Laughter
Mands xoxo

Monday, June 8, 2009

Monday Musing

The cure for anything is salt water-


A Tear for Tech campus

Haena Surf - Kauai, Hawaii
or the sea
-Karen Blixen

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Move It Like Mike Challenge - Week 1

Hello chickens! Just when I think I've totally fallen off the blog bandwagon, Pip Lincolne flies in like an angel and resuscitates my blog, injecting me with a newfound inspiration and a way to keep me on track. Move It Like Mike is an idea that she had as a way to keep exercising, as she didn't want to let her audience down. What a great idea! If you want to sign up, just click on the link. This couldn't have come at a better time, as far as I'm concerned. Like Pip, I was wonderfully active last year, and felt better than I have in a long, long time. But recently a combination of a few issues mean that I haven't been as active as I would have liked. A couple of weeks ago I joined a new gym and have been quite good at keeping on track with exercise. The idea of Move It Like Mike is that you need to move for at least 20 minutes 3 times a week. I've already been twice this week, and I have my gym gear in my bag next to me, so I'm looking good for this first week of the challenge at least. I'll update my progress each Thursday, and please let me know if you have decided to sign up too!
Let's get fit together!
Love and Laughter
Mands xoxo

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Wedlings I Like

Hello my faithful readers! I'm sorry I've been so neglectful. To make up for it, I'd like to introduce you to Wedlings I Like (Wednesday's Links and Things I Like). Another (hopefully) weekly post to give you something interesting to do when you're supposed to be working/studying/writing an essay/ironing/changing the oil in your car etc etc. So without further achoo (I think I'm getting a cold today) here goes:
  • First and foremost, reconnecting with old friends. When it has been a long time, and you realise that the things that made you friends in the beginning are still there even if your interests have changed, spending time with an old friend can be a wonderful way to spend a few hours.
  • Hotels can be so stark and uninteresting, don't you think? I LOVE interesting hotels. Do you have a favourite room? I can't pick; I narrowed it down to 10 of my favourites::
Room 309 Clubs - The Secret Palace:: It looks sensual, sexy and a little boudoir-esque. Doesn't look like a room that a lot of sleeping gets done in!
Room 502 Hearts - The Royal Wedding:: This is all about the gold chaise lounge, the cute little table and the enormous slanted ceiling for me.
Room 307 Dryads:: Look at the chandelier! And the walls have deer and trees painted on them! Cute!
Room 121 Sleep Seasons:: I love tents. And that bed looks mighty comfortable!
Room 204 Tokidoki World:: This might just be because I LOVE Tokidoki and think that Simone Legno is a fine, fine artist!
Room 212 Japanese Garden:: Another one of Simone's rooms.
Room 214 Two Swans (Fertility Shrine):: This is about as close as most people will ever get to sleeping in a forest with wild animals.
Room 412 Spring Grove:: I just love the colour and the pattern of this room. That shade of blue is about as close to my favourite colour as you can get.
Room 405 Lifelines:: It's a little bit hectic but the fact that it's black and white makes it very classy and chic.
Room 510 King's Court 2:: This is a little like a fairy tale bedroom. If the fairy tale is the Snow Queen, or something like that. It's beautiful and a little icy and absolutely fantastic!

  • Paris Je T'aime
  • Hooray for paper and papercraft! I'm just a little bit obsessed with beautiful paper, and wish I could start up a collection like this person has. Flick through all of the photos, they're amazing!
  • Cool, useful and slightly educational tote bags. I'd like one of each please!
  • Ever pretended to know what happens in a story and then been busted when somebody asks you an unanswerable question? Classic stories retold in 30 seconds. Hilarious.
  • Hahahahaha this is my worst fear!
That'll be all for now folks! Until next time...

Love and Laughter
Mands xoxo

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Long time, no blog

My dearest, darling friends.

I know I have neglected this blog lately and by extension have neglected you, my beloved readers. I have not forgotten about you, or this blog, things are just a little (LOTS AND LOTS AND LOTS) bit crazy with course work at the moment. I promise to return to you soon!

Love and laughter
Mands xoxo