Monday, November 27, 2006


Brett got me Rudebox by Robbie Williams...need to be prepared for December 9th!!


Tuesday, November 21, 2006

You drink coffee when????

You Are an Espresso

At your best, you are: straight shooting, ambitious, and energetic

At your worst, you are: anxious and high strung

You drink coffee when: anytime you're not sleeping

Your caffeine addiction level: high


So bloody hot!

Tomorrow is supposed to be worse!!! At least Ill be at work in the AirCon considering our is shit and doesn't work anymore...grrrrrrrrrrrr!

Took Renee to the final day of School Orientation today. Also bought her a couple of uniforms plus a hat. Just need School shoes and she is ready to go. She starts January 31st @ 9.50am.

Pass the tissues please.

Movies anyone?

Your Movie Buff Quotient: 40%

You're a very typical movie goer. You like movies, but you are by no means a movie buff.
You've seen many of the biggest blockbusters, but you haven't really started digging in to the classics.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

New Shop

Well, since Bigpond decided to no longer support an inet store (or whatever the reason was) I have had to use SiteShop. Im sure its a good system but the support from the Bigpond technicians is abolsute CRAP. I was trying to add a new category the other day but there was no 'root' parent category to list it under. I rang for help...the guy put me on hold...the 'root' magically appeared...the guy came back and had the nerve to tell me I didnt scroll far enough. WTF!!!!! Of course, whilst adding the 'root' he also managed to get all the Categories to appear twice...GEE THANKS!!!

So I am now on the lookout for a new shopping cart system and hosting. I have 3 quotes so far...all pretty reasonable ones from people on Im taking my Domain name and running as far away from Bigpond as possible!


She's 5

My baby turned 5 on the 12th! The School enrollment forms are on the noticeboard...I haven't filled them out yet...Im in denial.


Grrrrrr I hate it!

We FINALLY got the AirCon/Heating back up and running. $1500 later which I had to borrow from my mother and that phone call took a few strong drinks to make!! School holidays have just finished and Ive managed one day at work this week. Renee was sick Tuesday, Nic yesterday and then Renee again today. Bec sounds really bad this evening so will no doubt be off tomorrow (but I don't work Fridays) She had a week off last winter with a shocking dose of the Flu so hopefully this won't happen again. I wish Id remembered to get her a Flu shot. Neighbours dog has been wandering around the yard the last couple of days. With the recent spate of Dog attacks on kids its got me worried. A told us ages ago she actually hired the dog for protection so it obviously would do some damage to a child. Brett will go over and let her know the Dog is loose (as if she doesn't know) and if I see it again Ill just call the Council or Dog Catcher (is there such a thing in Sydney??)

Friday, May 26, 2006


Robbie Williams
Presented by Chugg Entertainment

TICKET PRICES#:Gold Reserve $149.95*Silver Reserve $99.95** Transaction Fees Apply#Please note that these prices are subject to change.
GENERAL PUBLIC ON SALE DATES:Tue 6 Jun, 9am - SydneyWed 7 Jun, 9am - Brisbane and Adelaide** LIMIT OF 6 TICKETS PER TRANSACTION **
Robbie Williams has confirmed he will tour Australia and will end his world tour, Robbie Williams: Close Encounters, here!
Music's man with the Midas touch shattered the Guinness Book of World Records for the fastest and largest number of concert tickets ever sold in one day - 1.6 million when the European leg of his world tour went on sale in November 2005.
Record-breaking ticket sales are expected for what will be the biggest stadium production show to ever tour Australia! 57 semi-trailers will be on the road to transport staging, production and the six 400amp generators needed to power the pop-hunk's super-sized show in Australia.
Tue 5 Dec - AAMI Stadium, Adelaide
Sat 9 Dec - Aussie Stadium, Sydney
Wed 13 Dec - Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Confiscated Vegemite

For some reason my teenage daughter and my nearly teenage daughter struggle at the basics like putting a screw lid back on a jar! I have pick up the jars sooooo many times and caught them before they hit the floor....until this afternoon. The $10 jar of Vegemite hit the floor, like I said it would!!! I tend to buy the large size, thus saving a dollar or 2. Once the girls were sitting down for dinner I informed them I was NOT replacing it for a week and they should start liking cheese on their sandwiches!!!I went grocery shopping when they were in bed tonight and did buy Vegemite but after I made tomorrows sandwiches I hid the jar!!!! Nicola quite likes Peanut butter but Im pretty sure she cant take it to school so I decided to buy the Vegemite but keep it hidden.

The Vegemite only comes out at night!!!

Grrrrrr to all teenage girls!!

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Rant about Teenage Duaghters

While my older girls were with their dad tonight I sent Brett up to their rooms to dismantle the Internet. Other times when we have turned it off, R has still been able to get the net in her room cause one of our neighbours has wireless internet and R picks it up hehe. So Brett removed a cable (or something) as well. She is NOT impressed!!Apart from the usual bad mouthing, rudeness etc, they won't lift a finger!! The 2 girls are 14 and nearly 13 and have 1 chore they need to do twice a week! HOW HARD IS THAT!!! All they have to do is unload and load the dishwasher after dinner on Monday and Tuesday, preferably before 8.30pm!! When I was there age I had been dusting the house, plus cleaning the bathroom and my parents ensuite including freakin toilets!! Plus R has a Science experiment she is meant to do over a period of 11 weeks. We are now at week 4 and she started tonight with the help of Chez. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.Anyway after months and months of not following through I finally had enough.. Im so tired! I work during the day now (not full time) and realise how much easier it was when I was working at night! Im taking Thursday off work as I told them at work if I don't have a day at home to tidy up I will end up killing someone!! lol Also tonight R asked me if her best friend could stay over Thursday night and I said no (Partly because her room is a pigsty) and she said why and I told her I didnt need a reason and she stormed off...I turned to Brett and said did I do good, and he nodded lol! On the other hand I have an 8 year old that frets when her younger sister messes up up their shared room or the lounge room is messy. I promised her tomorrow I would tidy up a bit in there. She loves to clean and tidy things. Hopefully she won't lose this feeling.
Im quite prepared to compare teenage daughters pigsty bedrooms if anyone else is game!
Oh and this is day 3 of a low carb/high protein diet which might also explain my mood hehe!

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Weekend over!

Busy weekend but not a lot to show for it...usually the way. Bec went and watched a school friend play a League game them went to and party and stayed over. Sarah today went to the Movies with a boy from Primary school that goes to another High School. There was originally a group going but it ended up just being the two of them. Managed to get some video footage of the girls practising on the Long Jump pitch down the road. Renee can walk there and back without too much complaining....the promise of an ice cream at the end is a good bribe (incentive)

Back to work tomorrow, the kids are going to Cheryls while Renee will be at Preschool.. Tuesday is a Public Holiday - ANZAC day and we will probably get cracking with the painting...need to take some before photos first though.

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Shop till you drop

Took girls shopping to Westpoint. I really hate shopping...honestly! I feel claustrophobic in shopping centres..have felt that way since I was pregnant with Renée lol. I dislike this particular shopping centre so I was doomed from the start! Bec got her sports pants and S couldn't find joggers she wanted so got phone credit. I decided last week to buy the girls a CD Single each for easter and actually bought them today! Timing is everything. Nic got a CD from some guy that was in Idol last year (I think?) and Sarah of course got the Delta single that she sung at the Comm Games. Bec couldn't find one she wanted and opted from some Shampoo? Strange but she was happy. She also bought herself some thongs from one of the surf shops...she is still nervous about using her keycard but manages alright. She has now become intrigued with Flybuys and picked up the flyer to read about it. I thought she would be too young but the guy who served us in Target seemed to think not...maybe he thought she looked older than she is!!
No plans for tomorrow but I would like to wash down some door frames and the window sill in the kitchen ready to paint but Ill have all 4 home tomorrow so prob will be refereeing rather than anything else lol

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Just another day

Working daytime during the School hols is such a hassle when there is no family around! Today Bec decided to stay home and Renee was in daycare so took the other 2 up to my SIL for the day. Bec rang me at least 6 times while i was at work lol. Hmmmm while home alone she used the Gas cooker and the Oven. Might have to rethink my plans next week. Not working tomorrow so while Renee is in daycare I can go out with the older girls. Bec needs new sports pants and Sarah needs either Joggers or credit for her phone lol

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Back to work!

Easter is over. Back to work. Very busy with both Shaz and Liz on hols. Plenty of phone calls to make...Im pretty much used to it now!

Girls are back from their long weekend with their dad. Back home and fighting already...woohoo, its gonna be a long 2 weeks school hols!!!

Monday, April 17, 2006

Easter Monday

Not a bad day at all. Up early and off to Penrith. Got a flat tire on the way!! Thankgoodness it was a public holiday or I would have been dealing with it by myself. Thankfully I had my trusty tire changing man with me!!

Went to meet up with Da and watch while he bought a Laptop! Then off to the Plaza where I managed to get 2 pairs of shoes!! Renee wanted a toy but settled for a donut. Wow, if only they were all that easy to please!

Back home again and Brett nearly got the ceiling finished. One more coat of paint. Its amazing how different a white ceiling is to a grey one!!

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Playing Catch Up

Been a while!!
Where to start.... Carnival season is obviously over! Nic swam at Zone. Her relay swim was spectacular! The School group were on their feet yelling...she was 3rd swimmer and caught the team up from 3rd to equal first...I had tears in my eyes!! They came first in their heat but because the other heat was faster, their school team missed out on the Area Carnival...Im going to get her some training before next years Carnivals!! Sarah swam well at the HS Carnival and went to Zone as breast stroke reserve. So of course, come Zone time, she sat by the pool all day!! A lot of the team was made up of her Primary School mates so she still had a good day.
Nothing much else has been happening really. Nicola has joined the School choir which neither of the others ever did, plus she tried out for Netball (unsuccesful) and is her class Vice SRC rep. She has really jumped in quite well to Primary School life.
Work is good. Im really enjoying this job and I think Ive settled in quite well. Hopefully next year with Renee at school I can work an extra day. Not paying Preschool and Daycare fees next year plus working an extra day we should be able to loosen our belts next year (Only one notch though)!

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Swimming Carnival (Part 1)

N competed in her first Swimming Carnival today (She was sick last year) All I can say is WOW!! All my girls have fins!!. She had 7 swims!!! She will probably make it to District for Freestyle, Butterfly and possibly reserve for Breatstroke. Nothing seemed to phase her today. She didnt nominate Butterfly but I asked her to have a go as there was only one other girl swimming. N went in it even though she knew the other girl would win. Brilliant!!!

The High School Carnival is on Friday! R already said she won't be swimming this year. I told her I was very dissapointed but it is her decision in the end. S will be swimming of course. First High School competition for her!

Birthday Girl

R turned 14 on February 1st. How dare my children get older...I am, after all, 27 (still!)
I think she had a good day. It was the first day back at school also for the school year. Got her most of the things on her list. Her stooooooopid father and his wife decided that her Birthday is too early in the year 'we've just had Christmas' and gave her some Shower Gel, a Shower sponge, a Kit Kat and a Picnic Bar. WTF!!!!!!!

I was really angry and she was angry! Not upset, ANGRY, which I think is worse! I felt so bad for her that I went out and bought her another present hehehe! That Johnny Depp Willie Wonker DVD. She was quite Chuffed!

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Christmas/New Year Round up 2005

Mum and Tony came up from Tassie and we gathered at Matt and Sue's place for a Robinson Christmas Lunch
Put the tree up at our house. B had the kids working hard including Renées cousins Scott and Ronan. Maz and Peter, Sandy and Marlon and Uncle Mark completed the watching crowd
B's ex came over with the girls. She said the only way he can see them is if she came too...So B called all his family over as well. The girls are great, B misses them and he is going to take her fat arse to court early in 2006. I drank about 5 Kahluas in 2 hours, I probably only ever drink 2 a year.
Christmas Eve is the usual Day the Clarkes have their Christmas Gathering. R, S & N were with their dad so it was a relatively quiet day with just Renée and her cousins Scott and Ronan
A quiet start with just Renée at home rummaging through her sack. The other girls arrived after lunch and dived into the gifts. R was VERY impressed with her new Mobile Phone!! Our house is now full of music, CD's and clothes.
New Years Eve we went up the mountains to Cheryls house. Stayed until around 2.30am. Longest Ive stayed up on New Years Eve in AGES. Kids had a great time. It was very hot so they were playing with water guns and hoses etc well into the New Year!
Drove down to Melbourne to stay with Kylie and family for a week or so. Very Hot. Didnt do a whole lot except seek refuge from the heat. I made a Calender for Mum and also 2 Mini Albums to send to Auntie Ann and Auntie Jan in England. Just photos of Christmas! On the second last day we went to Adventure Park in Geelong. Fantastic Place.
Schools in! Renée went back to Preschool today as we held her back from starting school. Her teacher said she must have found her voice whilst on holidays cause now she won't stop talking!
S started High School. She is in the top class as expected. She was pleased to have homework. Even on Day one teachers recognised her as being R's
R is 14 today. She seemed pleased with the Presents she got plus she is having a party next weekend. She has managed to cling to her grades and is in the Top English class this year. Also she is doing Drama, Sewing and Food Tech as her electives.
N has the same Year 3 teacher as R had for Year 5. Her best friend J is also in her class so everything is right with the world tonight!