Monday, December 29, 2008

TV questions....

Tuesdays TV.....

1. Name a TV show series in which you have seen every episode at least twice: This would be a toss up between Little House on the Prarie, Frasier and That 70's Show.

.2. Name a show you can't miss: There is not a lot that I get excited about missing but, probably Eli Stone at the moment.

3. Name an actor that would make you more inclined to watch a show: Hmmm there are so many hot people out there but, maybe Simon Baker (The Mentalist) or Craig Horner (Legend of the Seeker...mmm Craig Horner)

4. Name an actor that would make you less inclined to watch a show: The lead chicky from AlyMcBeal (just couldn't stand her! sorry!!) thats all I can think of, tho I know there are definately more lol.

5. Name a show you can, and do, quote from: Absolutely Fabulous without a doubt!.

6. Name a show you like that no one else enjoys: Well we all sit and watch Eastenders, but I cannot get any of them to watch I can only watch it if I am hogging the TV or no one else is home!

7. Name a TV show which you've been known to sing the theme song: Well, not so much as sing but hummm...the MASH theme, oh and I still know all the words to Dads Army!!

8. Name a show you would recommend everyone to watch: The Mentalist hands down an amazzzzing show! Good old Aussie Lead too "Aussie Aussie Aussie Oy Oy OY"

!!9. Name a TV series you own: Felicity, Charmed, Heroes, Greys....and a few others lol

10. Name an actor who launched his/her entertainment career in another medium, but has surprised you with his/her acting chops in television: Actually Justin Timberlake! That guy is amazing as a singer, dancer, actor and comedian and he seems a genuinely nice guy (who's a tad hot too!!)

12. Name a show you keep meaning to watch, but you just haven't gotten around to yet: Ummm...Private ractice, I keep forgetting to check to free to air channels!!

13. Ever quit watching a show because it was so bad? I have given up on Heroes. The last season started good, loved that Silar was good, then BAM he was back to nasty again and I just gave up!

14. Name a show that's made you cry multiple times: Find my Family, about searching for missing family members and reuniting them...VERY soppy!

15. What do you eat when you watch TV? Generally don't watch TV until tea time, so I guess that would be my tea (about 6.30pm).

16. How often do you watch TV? I would say most days, but, if I am busy I would rather have music on.

17. What's the last TV show you watched? Ahhh that would be Desperate Housewives last night.

18. What's your favorite/preferred genre of TV? No particular one but, I don't mind a comedy/drama

19. What was the first TV show you were obsessed with? The Muppets.

20. What TV show do you wish you never watched? Hmmmm none really!

21. What's the weirdest show you enjoyed? In hindsight, I guess The Tommorrow People back in the early 80's but, at the time I thought it was pretty cool!!

22. What TV show scared you the most? Actually that would be Lost in Space haha...I used to have nightmares from that!

23. What is the funniest TV show you have ever watched? Probably That 70's show or maybe even some Frasier, or even How I met your Mother...EVER? I really can't think back that far!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

My baby has graduated!!

Well....where has the time gone!! Honestly I still feel like I am in the beginnings of September, but, sadly's the middle of December eeekk!! Have been so busy trying to get organised for that one big day!! My youngest has finished up at primary school and will be off to high School next I feel old! He was quite nervous about going for his 2 day visit, but, fortunately has all of his little posse will be in his class and fortunately he absolutely loved it!! He is a fan of most things science, so when they had a chance to use the old bunsen burners, well...lets just say I think he may have wept tears of joy haha...Here are some pictures we took from his graduation, hope the parents don't mind me sharing this picture!!!!

More importantly where have the past 18 years gone!!! They were just babies a heartbeat ago!!!
Hard to believe that Hannah is actually 5 years older! yes, OLDER...though he is already a good foot taller!!

Well, time to get some orders sorted....will be having a massive change to the website during the first week of the new year, and I have soooooo much to do!!! here is hoping that you are all alot more organised than I!!

Friday, November 28, 2008

It's soooo nice to be home...and I have been tagged!!

Returned home last night from spending a few days in the city with some of my in laws. Had a lovely time, spent waaaaay more money than I wish I had....but, grabbed some great Christmas treasures for the family. My niece Sophie is off to Japan for 60 days...and she has only been 18 for 4 weeks!! I thought I was brave travelling to WA on a bus on my own, but, Japan? Just becareful Soph! And make sure you have an amaaaaazing time!! Mwah!!

And I have been tagged, by the lovely Christina from Rustic Tarts! Hey Christina *waving frantically* Thanks!!!

I'm It!

I have been tagged by Christina of Rustic Tarts - thank you!

The rules of this tag are:
1) Link to the person who tagged you.
2) Post the rules on your blog (copy and paste 1-6)
3) Write 6 random things about yourself (see below)
4) Tag 6 people at the end of your post and link to them.
5) Let each person know they have been tagged and leave a comment on their blog
6) Let the tagger know when your post is up

1/I have a little dog who thinks she is a Rottweiler AND a cat.
2/I am a secret sook. I cry at the drop of a hat and am very emotional BUT I do not show this to other people, pfft..I don't do crying!!!
3/I spend far to long on the internet! Whether I am looking for supplies, presents...whatever....I can waste too much time!!
4/I am a Twilight ADDICT! And I am team Edward allllll the way!!
5/I used to be a total party animal..tho you would never know it too look at me!!
6/I have been watching Eastenders for over 20 years, tho I do not fret if I miss it.

Wow...that was really hard!! Nothing like trying to think of 6 completely random things to follow the rest of the instructions...hmmmm who can I tag!!??

I think I might tag these lovely ladies!!

Have fun ladies!!!!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Yeah....I think I actually have to kind of agree with this one!!!

What Kim Means

You are a seeker of knowledge, and you have learned many things in your life.

You are also a keeper of knowledge - meaning you don't spill secrets or spread gossip.

People sometimes think you're snobby or aloof, but you're just too deep in thought to pay attention to them.

You tend to be pretty tightly wound. It's easy to get you excited... which can be a good or bad thing.

You have a lot of enthusiasm, but it fades rather quickly. You don't stick with any one thing for very long.

You have the drive to accomplish a lot in a short amount of time. Your biggest problem is making sure you finish the projects you start.

You are confident, self assured, and capable. You are not easily intimidated.

You master any and all skills easily. You don't have to work hard for what you want.

You make your life out to be exactly how you want it. And you'll knock down anyone who gets in your way!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Usual much to little time!!

Christmas is literally just days away. I don't think I am ready for that!!! Infact I KNOW I am not ready for that. I also know that it is going to come no matter how much I am UN ready for it!! *sigh* it kinda takes the fun out of it when it becomes all rush rush rush....and I have to confess I am more than a little of a 'Bah-humbuger'. I don't like that waste of money that everyone seems to think makes Christmas Christmas and I don't like the Chrismtas clutter!! I personally would rather have Halloween go on for another 6 weeks lol. Anywho...I had a lovely catch up day with an old girlfriend today. K and I were as thick as thieves in our teenage years...she was there when my DD decided to make an early aquaintance (by about 3 years!!) and she was a bridesmaid when I married by Dear Hubby. And that was kind of it!! We just stopped being in contact...before I knew it, it had been years..even tho I used to ring her at work every year on her birthday and we would promise that 'yes, we would catch up' family was young, she was working and blah blah blah...cut forward to Darling Daughter turning 18, I sent her an invite via her Hubby who I know through my work, she couldn't make it but, we made a firm time and date to catch up, and today was the day!! She bought her young boys with her (thank heavens we still have Dear Sons Thomas the Tank Engine Train Set!!!) and she stayed for almost 3 hours!! It was sooooo good. We laughed about some of the crazy things we had done, she got to 're-know' Dear Daughter.....we swapped mobile No's. The distance is not going to happen again!! had all of my jobs done early (in preparation for my visitors) and once they had left, I had a chance to actually sit down and do some painting!! I have discovered that I love painting on fabric!! And not to toot my own horn here but, they actually look pretty darn good!!! They will be framed for this coming month on The Chocolate Crow Trader, even though Christmas will be 10 days away by the time they are listed.....some people (tho obviously not me!!) are huge fans of the Christmas Chaos!! Well...time to go and ready myself for movie night!! Time to snuggle into my jarmies and time to get out that chocolate!!! Tonight's movie is Max Payne I believe....hope its OK for Dear Son!!! Till next time 'mwah' x x

Monday, November 17, 2008

Some of my Goodies


My goodness it has been a little while!!! I confess life has had me more than a little flat out but, hopefully things should be a little quieter...well..until we start the Christmas panic anyway!! My Darling Daughter has since turned 18, I am so proud of the person she is on her way to is very difficult letting go of my influence on her...oh no..we are not completely off the hook yet, she stills seeks my guidance and opinion, sometimes she still gets told no (infact she is going to be very disappointed about something today and I don't think she will take it well, so I am getting ready for the "Mum, I am 18 now" speech!) But, I don't actually know how she will be so I will not plan anything, I like to go with the flow! Business has been steady, tho as always lots of work going on behind the scence! We have some more stencils in stock, but, I am still in the midst of making up my samples. Have a heap of signs about to be listed onto eBay, so should you be inclined, be sure to have a look!! Well....thought I might restart my blog with some here goes!!

1. Do you like blue cheese salad dressing? Nope...not a fan of blue cheese AT ALL!!
2. Favorite late night snack? I try not to snack late night but, I do like a bikkie with my cup of tea!
3. Do you own a gun? No I abhore guns!!!
4. What’s your favorite drink at Starbucks or other specialty coffee shop? Never been there!
5. Do you get nervous before doctor appointments? Not for a regular appt but, I hate 'girlie' visits!!
6. What do you think of hot dogs? Nope, don't like those either!!
7. Favorite Christmas song? you know, I cannot think of any!!!
8. What do you prefer to drink in the morning? Tea
9. Can you do push-ups? Yes
10. What’s your favorite piece of jewelry? My wedding rings and a dress ring I where on the other hand that is similar.,
11. Favorite hobby? reading! LOVE to read!!
12. Do you have A.D.D.? No.
13. What’s one trait that you hate about yourself? I am to picky with my own work.
14. The last disease you contracted? no diseases
15. Name 3 thoughts at this exact moment. I should go and have a shower, I should have put the batteries on to charge, I need to ring the doctors (for Dear Husband)
16. Name 3 drinks you regularly drink? Tea, water, Hot chocolate.
17. Current worry right now? I will not get the jobs done I want to get done.
18. Current hate right now? Not a fan of hate, but, nothing anyway!!
19. Favorite place to be? Snuggled on the couch with the Fam.
20. How did you ring in the New Year? Was probably in bed by then!!
21. Like to travel? Love to travel, love to come home!!
22. Do you own slippers? Yes
23. What color shirt are you wearing? Actually I am wearing dressign gown!!
24. Do you like sleeping on satin sheets?no....egyptian cotton but, I can't use them in winter, they are so cold!!
25. Can you whistle? yes
26. Favorite singer/band? There are so many, I couldn't pick one!!
27. Could you ever make it 39 days on the show Survivor? Ughh No way!! I like to bath and sleep in a bed for a start!!
28. What songs do you sing in the shower? I usually whistle Fly me to the moon, and no, I don't know why!!
29. Favorite girl’s names? Sarah, Ellie
30. Favorite boy’s name? Jeremiah, Jack
31. What’s in your pocket right now? Without checking probably used tissues lol (it's hayfever season!!)
32. Last thing that made you laugh? No idea!!!
33. Like your job? I certainly do!!
34. Do you love where you live? I love the location, and the work we are doing on the house, makes me love it more and more!!
35. How many TVs do you have in your house? 2 but, I watch most of mine on the computer.
36. Who is your loudest friend? Depends, I think we all take turns!!
37. Do you drive the speed limit or speed? I realllly have to watch the speedo but, I try to stay on the limit.
38. Does someone have a crush on you? Pffft i don't think nice tho!!
39. What is your favorite book? Love them all but, the Twilight series, well now..they are a bit special!!
40. What is your favorite candy? Ohhhh chocolate!!!!
41. Favorite Sports Team? I am a sports I have no favourites lol
42. What were you doing 12 AM last night? sleeping
43. What was the first thing you thought of when you woke up today? What day is it and how much longer can I sleep for!! (Turns out it's Monday and have to get up now!!!)

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Ahhhh the Quiet!!

Don't you just love the freedom of knowing that you are naughty and that no one is around to see you doing it!! I have the house to myself. One of those rare nights that Hubby is still at work....Hannah is out having dinner with her in laws, Matthew is at a sleep over...and I am doing something that drives my Hubby insane and the kiddies are always getting told off for!! yay!!! I love being a 'growed up'!!!! I have all of the Family room lights on, as I am painting some Halloween pictures on to fabric, BUT.....I am also watching Season 1 of Felicity on the tv but, I have it paused and on mute, because I am also watching Jane Eyre on the computer AND I have the stereo blasting while I paint!!! Loudly belting out Madonna 'Sorry' and my Chemical Romance 'I don't love you' with just a touch of Linkin Park 'What I've Done'.......yay...oh the freedom of being able to wander from happy place to happy place!! Watch an episode of Felicity, watch 20 minutes of Jane Eyre, paint for 30 minutes....I have been doing this for almost 4 hours now!! Sadly.....2 of the people I share a house with (Dear Hubby and Dear Daughter) will both be arriving home within the hour, so I shall have to pick ONE thing to do, and stick with it!!! Eeeek....which to choose!!! Well off to enjoy the last few moments of freedom!!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008


Spring is almost here!! Part of me is a little excited....part of me..hmmmm...not so much!! Visions of gardens blooming, and gorgeous flowers bursting out, gets me alittle excited about heading down to the nursery and spening wads of cash buying all of the new seedlings. The part of me that is not the hayfever suffer!! I hate hatefever....we all suffer from it, watching my 13 year old sitting on the couch rubbing and rubbing his eyes until he looks like I have beat him, it's awful!! I have to have the yard man (Andy, you are wonderful!!!) come in and do the yard as poor Hubby will just sneeze and sneeze and sneeze some more if I make him go and do it. But, with Spring comes new signs!!! Of course!!! Totally stoked at how they have turned out......all of them are 24 inches x 6 inches, and you can check them out on The Choclate Crow Trader this month!!!

Saturday, July 26, 2008


So here it is. My first post. I swore I would never do it. And I sit, with my new blog. I have sooooooo much else to do, like I totally have time for this. And I hate HTML.....looks like I am going to have to dust off that section of my brain, so that I can add all the bells and whistles to this thing. Moan as I might, I have to say, I am very blessed to be in a postition to do what I do. I am very fortunate that I have a hubby who is happy for me to do 'whatever'. He makes all of the wooden things that I decide I must simply have, even tho he is convinced he cannot do it, as I think it is all sooo easy.....I can do most things but, big power tools kinda scare the crap outta me....I can just see my lovely white skin turning all bloody and mangled when using the big drop saw *shudder* Thank heavens for Hubby's!!! I would love to be able to do folk art.....but, sadly what I see in my mind is absolutly NOTHING like the piece I end up with......which discourages me from practicing!! We have a huge range of rustic timber signs available and I love painting those, but, the skill required for those is a little less hahaha....I love all things check and primitive, I buy most of my fabric from the USA, as the range of check homespuns is MASSIVE compared to what we can get down here......but, I really don't like to use it!! Well...I really don't like to use ANY of my fabric really...fabric is for collecting and kepping folded up in stashes not, for cutting or tearing!! Sacreligious!! Well......I do plan on adding more info, showing off some of the new signs we have coming in store, and maybe.....rambling on a little, even showing some pictures of homes that I think are outstanding.....just maybe!! But, thats it for now...time to start the whole 'Tea' thing!! Take care!! x x x me