Monthly Archives: March 2013

HAPPY EASTER!

Bunny Cupcakes

HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE!!

WHETHER YOU CELEBRATE EASTER OR NOT, ENJOY THIS TIME WITH FAMILY & FRIENDS

OVERDOSE ON CHOCOLATE IF THIS IS YOUR THING, OR JUST ENJOY SEEING ALL THE CHILDREN IN THEIR EASTER HUNT.

MY FAMILY ALL COME TOGETHER WITH THEIR HORDES OF CHILDREN FOR THE EASTER HUNT. IT’S DONE AT MY BROTHERS 5 ACRE PROPERTY SO IT’S EASY TOO LOSE THE EGGS. LOL

SO, THE ADULTS SET OUT AND HIDE THE EGGS WITH A MAP IN HAND AND WE MAKE NOTE OF WHERE WE LEFT THE EGGS.

THE CHILDREN ARE ALL GIVEN A MAP AND THEN IT’S ON FOR YOUNG AND OLD. 🙂

NOW THE OLDER CHILDREN ARE SUPPOSED TO HELP THE YOUNGEST, BUT SOMETIMES THERE’S A PROTEST IN THAT ONE. LOL BUT IT’S THE MOST FUN DAY AND I LOOK FORWARD TO IT EVERY YEAR.

WHATEVER YOU MAY BE DOING I WISH YOU GREAT HAPPINESS, BE SAFE AND DRIVE CAREFULLY.

HUGS TO YOU ALL…..PAULA XXXX

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This post really touched me. It gives faith back to me in mankind. These coffee houses should be in every city in the world and fully publicized! Night everyone! Hugs Paula xxx

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”We enter a little coffeehouse with a friend of mine and give our order. While we’re aproaching our table two people come in and they go to the counter:
‘Five coffees, please. Two of them for us and three suspended’ They pay for their order, take the two and leave.

I ask my friend: “What are those ‘suspended’ coffees?”
My friend: “Wait for it and you will see.”

Some more people enter. Two girls ask for one coffee each, pay and go. The next order was for seven coffees and it was made by three lawyers – three for them and four ‘suspended’. While I still wonder what’s the deal with those ‘suspended’ coffees I enjoy the sunny weather and the beautiful view towards the square infront of the café. Suddenly a man dressed in shabby clothes who looks like a beggar comes in throught the door and kindly asks

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Tagged!!

Ooops!
This is awkward, I appear to have been tagged by BOTH my blog friends:
Rohan and Cristi  if you could all spare a moment of your time to check out their blog, I am sure they would appreciate it. 🙂 Really cool blogs!!

Rules of the game :

1. Post these rules. 

2. Post a photo of yourself and eleven random facts about you.


(My hair is much longer now!!)

11 Random facts about me :

1.) I have blonde hair, but I am a natural brunette
2.) I LOOOOOOVE FAIRIES AND CLOWNS!
3.) I used to play the piano.
4.) I own a 6ft clown that I got in Las Vegas!
5.) I used to collect frog ornaments.
6.) I am going to the UK in three weeks.
7.) I have a tattoo and am’ considering another on my lower back.
8.) My favourite food is peking duck.
9.) I love shopping.
10.) I am not a great cook, but I can keep you alive.
11.) In my teenage years I used to dress like Cindy Lauper.

3. Answer the questions given to you in the tagger’s post.
(Now since I was tagged by both people, I have taken questions from both!)

1. If you could sit down for coffee with any historical figure, who would it be?
Albert Einstein.

2. If you could switch places with one person for 24 hours, who would it be? Why?

Princess Mary.
Because her lifestyle looks happy, cheerful and elegant.

3. If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be?
Antarctica.

4. Favorite past time?
Hanging out with my llamas, Margie and Teco.

5. You are trapped in an elevator, who would you want to be trapped with?
Batman.

6. How long do you have to be with someone before farting is acceptable?
As soon as you feel comfortable with each other.

7. What’s your favorite season?
Spring.

8. Trousers, skirt or shorts?
Trousers.

9. What did you have for breakfast?
Very rarely eat breakfast.

10. What’s your favorite show growing up?
Happy Days.

11. What are you going to do after you read this blog?

Go to bed.

4. Create eleven new questions and tag new people to answer them.

1.) What is your favourite colour M&M?
2.) How many Marshmallows can you fit in your mouth?
3.) Money or love?
4.) Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings?
5.) Blonde, Brunette, Auburn or other?
6.) Toilet paper, the right way or the wrong way? 😉 (You know who you are!)
7.) Blowing nose, scruncher or folder?
8.) Favourite food?
9.) Favourite Celebrity?
10.) What is your dream car?
11.) What book are you reading right now?

5. Go to their blog/twitter and let them know they have been tagged.

Mumsy
Arlen
Wendy
Katie
Kerry 
Maryanne

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Finding Faith in Myself

Sad Angel

I have returned from a holiday and, although it was a great break,  my personal life (as you now know) is in turmoil.  The urge to give in is easy but I’m not looking for easy this time. I’m not perfect – far from it! But I’m a good person and won’t let anyone take that from me. Life is strange and at times it can be hard to understand why certain things happen to us. Depression is an awful road and an easy one when things aren’t as we hoped they would be. But now at 45 years old I sit back and think “not this time. I’m better than this and someone – whether it be a God or the universe – has a plan for me. I’m going to believe it’s a good plan and just go with the flow, I’m not going to let the unknown get the better of me, because I know I deserve better”.

Maybe I should have made better choices in life. But then again, maybe this is what was meant to be. What if everything is just as it should be? Then I have to trust in destiny and fate. Be grateful for everything I have had and all the experiences I’ve been lucky enough to have. I have been loved and felt love. I am not going to accept that this is all that’s left. People change, life changes and we have to accept that change in us and know it’s a part of this bigger picture we call life. Be true to yourself and accept responsibility for your failings. Maybe they weren’t failings, maybe they were just a part of what was meant to be. We all grow and learn by our mistakes, but that’s just it… We have to let them go and move forward! Nobody is perfect. Who wants perfect anyway? Just be you and one day the right person will see the real you through all those failings and nothing else will matter. So I will stand tall and face whatever life wants me to do next. Because life is too beautiful to throw away. I want to know what’s waiting around that corner. Whether it be good or bad!

Do you think I’m on the right track or have I verged too far south! lol

Hugs Paula xxx

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I love the thought of having a guardian angel! I need one right now…this is just too beautiful to not re-blog! Night everyone…hugs Paula xxxx

poojycat

being one in the moment
she knew
and was sure
her path is right
and clear
transparent
so safe she felt
in this presence
yes
her own existence
touch of the wind on her cheeks
warm sun stroking soft skin
indescribable
this
vivid breath of every second
and
echo of whispers 
dear guardian angel
thank you
for being here with me all the time

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Haha! This one made me crack up and therefore I thought it appropriate to re-blog! Night everyone…hugs Paula xx

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What Now?

My Sister, My Mother and I

What is going on beneath the smile.

Do you ever sit there and just wonder what you’re supposed to be doing in life?

You have been the wife, the mother, the sister, the aunty… but what then???

When your life feels like it’s falling apart, who are we then? I suppose you’re always going to be the aunt/uncle, mother/father, sister/brother. But what when you’re no longer the wife/husband?

Where do you go from there and how do you get through this? My life has been amazing so far. I’ve travelled a lot and done and seen a lot of things that many people never get the opportunity to do. I’ve been happy and sad and all the normal things we feel in life. But what after divorce, what then? Leaving this part  behind you seems really daunting and strange. Your social life changes and the whole family dynamics alter. You are likely to upset many people in the process and of course, let’s not forget yourself and how hard this is for you too!

Just because you’re the one to walk away, does it make this process any easier? I don’t think so! In some ways it’s a lot harder. I was married at 20 which only lasted 1 year. That was due to terrible circumstances as I was raped just before getting married and I never got over it. But still, I felt I had failed my then husband. We stayed friends for years until I finally felt I could let him go. I had my 2 boys out of wed lock! I just couldn’t seem to get this stuff right!

This time I’ve been married for 13 years but been with my husband for 15 years. We have lived all that time in the same house. Even leaving this home is daunting. It’s a part of you that you nurtured and loved to make it your home for 15 years. It holds a tie all on it’s own. Trying to let go of this you feel like your’re  drowning and can’t come up for air. It’s not just a house…it’s your heart and soul! So many memories to turn your back on. You can stop this and not walk out, but sometimes life isn’t that simple. Something has changed in you and your partner. You try and fix it and remember all those memories that you have together. But for some reason, it’s still not enough. You stay together for the sake of so many people that will be affected, yet it’s almost too late. It feels strained and not normal. Why can’t you get through this and make it work, others do and have?

Maybe it was just left too late and you ignore the warning bells telling you to act quickly and do something as your marriage is in trouble. Life goes by and we throw band aids on marriage problems and file them into the “I’ll deal with them later” section! Problem is, you throw so many problems in there and forget to address them accordingly. It’s easier to just pretend they don’t exist. But they do and eventually they all catch up on you.

And by the time they do? It’s too late. When it’s over you just know and have a gut feeling, it’s too late and there’s no turning back. you now have to look to the future, whatever that may be.

So, I  don’t think it’s fair to start pointing fingers as you’ve both shared so much in that time, that it’s cruel to start a slinging match. You both think you’re in the right so basically there’s no point fighting over spilt milk.

So, we have to learn to start again and see what the universe has in store for us.

You leave sometimes saying you still love each other.. But then the divorce settlement comes and yip! You can barely look at each other! It’s a process and can take a long time to get over for both parties. There is so much to consider.

Will I love again and be happy, or was this it? You failed again and what if this was your last chance. The whole process is scary and unfamiliar. I just need to find inner strength to get me through this time. This is why I have been all over the place lately.

So a new life begins and I have to be ready for what ever comes my way. I will have to learn to embrace my new life and trust in myself and what I feel is meant to be.

Do you know how I’m feeling and have you been down this road before?

Hugs to you all……Paula xxx

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Hello everyone! I hope all is well in your world? I’m back from my holiday and I have plenty to say, so stay tuned. Hugs to you all. xxxx

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Sydney

Sydney Opera House

Sydney Bridge at NIght

Sydney at Night

Sydney at Night 3

Sydney at Night 4

Had to share some of Sydney. Next, off on the Queen Mary 2!

Hugs, Paula

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I’m off on the QM2

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Well my fellow bloggers and bloggettes!  I’m off to Sydney this Wednesday morning with my 21 year old son to board the Queen Mary 2 on it’s circumnavigation of New Zealand.

As this is my birth place I’ve been there many times, but never on a ship as beautiful as the QM2. I did a 21 day cruise to Japan with my husband a few years ago. He didn’t enjoy that one as we were at sea for to many days in between ports.And last year I went went on a cruise that circumnavigated Australia.  I loved that.

What makes this one really special to me is that my mum, step dad, sister and her partner are also coming. It’s a 12 day cruise and finishes in Sydney on the 19th March, which is my birthday. We are staying in Sydney for 2 days and then returning to Perth. I sooo don’t like having birthdays anymore! Can you relate?? LMAO

The ship is very glamorous  and if you love to dress up to the nines, this is the ocean liner to go on! On formal nights men have to be in a tuxedo or black suit/white shirt and bow tie. They all look gorgeous, no matter how old they are. You can’t not love a man dressed in such a way. The ladies are in long flowing ball gowns and have all their jewels out. Everyone sparkles! Semi-formal nights: Men still have to be in suit and tie. As for the women, if you think of going to a cocktail party, then that’s what you would be wearing. I love these nights as they are elegant but not too over the top. Semi-casual nights: these are the most relaxed nights; you dress as if your just going out to an elegant restaurant.

To me, the gym is one of the most important parts of the ship! (lol.) You soooo need to go every day to make up for the food extravagance. Over indulging on these ships is very easy!! Tea and scones, anyone?? lol All that cream and all that fat! But boy it taste so damn good! lol

They actually have a low calorie, three course menu each night. Okay, you’re thinking: what the hell for, right? But seriously, after a while it can all get a bit much. I mean who eats a three course meal every night and then goes to the midnight buffet? On the ship, heaps of people do and then I’m sure they get off hating themselves!! lol. So, my advice is to eat whatever you want and just make sure you do the exercise classes to make up for it!

I won’t get a chance to keep up with those of you I follow, so stay happy and I shall see you when I return! If I have a chance I will post some pictures.

Love and hugs to you all……Paula xx

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