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Did you know that? That my husband talks in his sleep? Well he does. Most the time he mumbles, sometimes he brings the sort of colourful language that would, as the saying goes, make a sailor blush. And then there’s the nights when he is halfway between being asleep and being awake. The times when he is so convincing I’m not sure he’s dreaming or making fun of me. Or finally, the ones where it’s such an interactive dream, usually aided by some form of caffeine where he reenact the dream in real-time for me, the private audience of one.

The other night was one of the latter.

I was woken a couple of times by the conversation he was having about line markings and construction type things. I was sick and snotty so the wakefulness wasn’t all his doing. I chuckled to myself as he walked out a line to be marked, detailing his travels and then heard an aerosol can discharge in the quiet of our silent bedroom. I was like, errr what? Maybe I’M dreaming.

But I wasn’t. I wish I was. What was happening was Hubby had grabbed a can of deodorant from his side table and was now waving it about the bed. I gagged and choked. What are you doing? I said loudly as I laughed my ass off. I knew, he was dreaming and had moved right into full on reenacting. Geez Louise. Oi stop it, I said, it stinks in here.

He mumbled abruptly that he KNEW what he was doing thank you very much and had to get these lines marked. I sighed. Tried not to breath in the fumes and hoped he’d put the darn can down. He had. Moments later as, I can only assume, a haze of antiperspirants rained down on us like fresh snow he rolled over and started snoring. Snoring. Yup. FML.

I wanted to punch him in the face. Seriously. I’m a lover not a fighter but the combination of him being so peacefully asleep, the choking smell and already feeling pretty darn under the weather made me SUPER cranky. I got up, removed the offending can in case there was to be a part two of this adventure and turned on the ensuite exhaust fan to suck some of the smell out.

Grumbling and complaining I climbed back into bed. Hubby was quietly mumbling to himself about people telling him what to do and I couldn’t help but chuckle quietly into the sheet covering my face. A barrier against the fumes, you see. And feeling all in all a little more cheery I snuggled into that sleeping man I love and started to drift off to sleep.

And then he rolled over and basically boob punched me.

Sleep talking. Active sleeping. Not so freaking cute today, let me tell you! And don’t you worry your pretty little heads, he’s still alive. Barely. You see come morning, as my head cold had really set in and I sat up to blow my nose for the billionth time, he said to me… Me, who had a still aching boob. Who was rubbing weary eye that stung from the probable chemical burn inflicted by a midnight aerosol raid. Who was awake listening to him snore on and off hourly pretty much the whole night. ME.

He said to me, gosh, I had THE WORST nights sleep last night.

Short version? Dead man walking. 


Miso Soup for the Soul

April 16, 2014

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This recipe inspired by THIS amazing looking soup by The Bonjon Gourmet

I pinned this recipe a LONG time ago. I bought the ingredients months ago. And tonight, a mere week before the tofu was due to go into the land of questionable food stuffs that is the after date of a best before I finally made it. Or my version of it anyway. You see I wasn’t as diligent buying the ingredients as I thought. But close enough is near enough apparently because this soup was DELICIOUS.

I’ve been a little under the weather. I’m fighting off a cold of sorts. Sore throat, stuffy and puffy. Tired too. So what better to fight off a pre-winter nasty than a bowl full of super foods wrapped in the warm hug that is miso soup. Am I right or am I right? Look I’m right. Debate over. Haha. So no matter what this one is a keeper. Bookmark or pin it now. you won’t regret it. Even if you’re not a tofu fan. {Read on!}


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Well of course we are! The plaid shirt or vest is essential this winter. Absolutely. I still remember seeing it appear online and in shows and thinking I’m not so sure about this. It reminds me of grunge nineties hair {not a good thing} and boys who smell like sweat and cigarettes {sort of a good thing} but mostly it reminds me of the time when I used to throw a shirt over my swimmers and just hang around home as a kid. Ahhh plaid, you delicious sensory thing you.

I’m pro-plaid. In case you didn’t guess.

By a happy accident this outfit came together out of the need to start sharing hangers in my wardrobe. Seriously, it’s pretty much time for a clean out again already. I was throwing jackets and vests over the top of dresses to double up. This vest with that Harlow dress? What a win. I added the knot at the waist later to make some shape and because it was too hot for a denim jacket. I would expect to see it with the jacket in a few months if I were you. Try not to be surprised.

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Lately I’ve been feeling run down. Tired and full of the blahs. I sigh a lot, apparently. The quiet of my new office has shown me that. I’ve had such an amazing start to the year, there has been so much to do, so many people to see, things to celebrate and general making memories type stuff. But it’s caught up with me because the choices I have been making haven’t always been the wisest.

You can’t outrun bad choices forever. You can quote me on it. Like the one about not being able to out-train a bad diet, this is exactly the same. I made my bed and I’ve been laying in it but enough is enough.

I think I had decided that next month would be better. I would stop the late nights, the excess of food and booze, the skipping of the gym sometimes and the lack of caring attention on the things that matter. When I had more time, when I was home more, when I got into a new routine I would make it work.

Then I didn’t and another month rolled by.

So enough, right? I’ve decided to start making better choices for myself. More sleep, less 4am parties {though one here or there wouldn’t hurt}. More whole food, less excuses about cooking. More time spent moving and less procrastinating in front of a screen. It’s already almost half way through 2014 so if not now, when.

I’m not saying I’m giving up fun. I’m just going to be a little more reasonable, make some better choices and take care of myself better. So watch this space folks, the complaining about being tired should end soon and who knows what will show up in its place! Let’s face it, probably more posts about going to the gym. Haha.

Here we go!


I still hate when people don’t like me.

April 14, 2014
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You know something, I was sitting here today wondering why someone had replied to all the comments on their thread and not me and it occurred to me, I still hate it when people don’t like me. I still love for people to love me and will go out of my way to make them […]

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More monochrome for rainy days.

April 13, 2014
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Welcome Monday, right? I learnt a lot this weekend about myself, about my abilities and how quickly I turn to procrastination when it rains. I like snuggles on the couch and being cradled in Hubby’s arm. I like light layers and wasting time deciding what to wear when we really aren’t going anywhere at all. […]

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When you can’t see the forest for the trees.

April 12, 2014
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I was chatting on Skype {thank you reasonable internet, I love you} to Lisa and Sam in Italy. Sam was heading off to collect the kids from school for lunch, Lisa was brimming with good health and excitement over her recent enrolment in B-School. We waved Sam off and started to talk about it. She […]

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Selling your skills not your soul.

April 12, 2014
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I almost, almost titled this one selling yourself but figured THAT could create some confusion online. So selling your skills it is. How do you sell the skills you have when the idea of talking yourself up, putting yourself out there makes you go a little green with vomit-inducing panic? I have a few ideas. […]

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Classic Black and White.

April 11, 2014
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I’m a big fan of the classics. I like a simple and chic all black ensemble. I looooove a black and white combination. I could live in a throw on denim jacket and never have any need for any other jacket ever. The classics are classic for a reason and in my opinion if you […]

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The pressure to be sexty.

April 10, 2014

I have these thoughts sometimes. Thoughts about what it must be like for girls in their teens right now. Girls who are navigating the whole world of changes that comes with their growing/changing body in a time where it seems to be socially acceptable, if not a requirement, for them to be sexy. Look at […]

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Simple dresses for changing seasons.

April 9, 2014
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This time of year in Queensland we finally start to see a little bit of cooler weather. Maybe an afternoon breeze with a bit more chill or evenings that require light jackets. Woooo. Finally, right? Our southern neighbours have all this and more long before we do. But what it means is that I continue […]

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But I tried to love my body and it’s just not that easy!

April 7, 2014
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I read this amazing article about the five things the author feels the body positive movement needs to move forward. I found myself nodding in agreement the entire time. I too cringe a little when people are adamant that ALL people are beautiful, that there’s someone out there for everyone, horse for courses and all […]

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Aussie Curves: Pattern Clash

April 7, 2014
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When the Aussie Curves ladies first took on Pattern Clash I was staying with Danielle at her place for a number of events and to just hang out. I mixed a stripe blazer with a chevron’ish dress and felt WAY out of my comfort zone. But I did it, the photos came out beautifully {derrr, […]

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You’re not the boss of me

April 6, 2014
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I finally got the chance to catch up with my sister yesterday after the whirlwind last few weeks. I’d missed her terribly. I’d missed all my family terribly, ask poor Hubby who has had to stick by my side like glue and tell me how much he loves me, misses me and that he thinks […]

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How to train yourself to be resourceful.

April 5, 2014
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I am certainly what you would call resourceful. Maybe not in a survival type environment built when it comes to an office I am the queen of resourceful. You need me to locate something, I can do it. Find a file lost since the beginning of time, I’m your girl. The short version is, resourceful […]

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She Wore What: Do you crop?

April 4, 2014
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How to wear a crop top as a plus-size woman is something that has been swirling in conversation in the blogger community for a while now. Lots of the ladies in the US and UK have well and truly embraced the style making it work in their own way. One thing I’ve learnt is that […]

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OMG Aussie Curves ladies know how to PARTY.

April 3, 2014
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On Saturday night I attended the Aussie Curves meet up in Melbourne. You know, while I was there. It didn’t feel like a Melbourne meet up because bloggers had come from all over the place for Curvy Couture Road Show and they were all keen to party! Well I was keen so I’m pretty sure […]

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What I wore to Curvy Couture Road Show 2014

April 1, 2014
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I sort of felt like a kid in the candy store when it came to selecting an outfit for this event. I KNEW the people in attendance would love fashion and style as much as I do. I knew I had options from the folks at 17 Sundays who pretty much gave me from reign […]

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The Curvy Couture Road Show delivers big time!

April 1, 2014
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Sunday I attended the Curvy Couture Road Show as part of the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival cultural program. Holy heck team, those playing at home are going to pee their pants when you see what is coming up in plus-size fashion in this country in the coming months. Seriously. As I watched them come […]

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Curvy Couture Road Show: Will I see you there?

March 28, 2014
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As part of the media contingent {let’s face it, if I have too much of a good time I might just end up IN the media for entirely different reasons} I will be reporting on all things fabulous at the Curvy Couture Road Show {CCRS}. I’ve borrowed a lens that is a little less restrictive […]

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