GASP!

GASP!

Ben Elton (Blackadder, The Young Ones) has written a play so full of biting satire and witty sarcasm you will alternate between laughing so hard your cheeks hurt, and literally gasping in shock at the words coming from the stage. GASP! was first staged in 1990 starring Hugh Laurie, but has obviously been heavily researched and rewritten to be relevant to Australian audiences.  VIA Remember when that crazed loony, Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, head honcho of Nestle, wanted to privatize water? I know, what a psycho! GASP! takes this premise one step further by exploring in hilarious fashion what would happen if big…

Movie Review: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Movie Review: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Have you ever felt like everything that could go wrong, does go wrong? I’ve been feeling a lot like this lately, so when the Chaos Family was invited along to the movie preview of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day I packed my bag with tissues in case some of it hit a bit close to home. Then I also took a pile of napkins from the concession stand, just in case. Don’t be alarmed, the movie is excellent; really really good. Most of my tears were tears of laughter, promise. via Alexander and the Terrible,…

The Myer Giftorium Experience: Your Christmas shopping just got a lot easier.

The Myer Giftorium Experience: Your Christmas shopping just got a lot easier.

A few weeks ago I was invited to the Brisbane launch of Myers new in-store concept, Giftorium. Like most things Myer do, it was done beautifully; they have really put a lot of thought and effort into this concept! It was such a lovely morning, and really bought out my inner Christmas junkie (that is totally a thing, right?) I wanted to share it with you and tell you why Giftorium is going to be a game changer this Christmas. Giftorium is a store within all 67 Myer stores, each one containing all things Christmas to give you the most…

Recipes and a giveaway featuring Oliving by Hans

Recipes and a giveaway featuring Oliving by Hans

This is a sponsored post. As usual, all words, enthusiasm and recipes are my own! Do you love meat from the deli? My family does, a lot. We often joke in this house that we should buy a pig farm to save money. As much as we love (like LUUUUUURVE) ham and all it’s delicious extended family, I worry about the health aspects of eating high fat foods all the time. Sometimes I can push that worry aside, and sometimes I munch on with foreboding guilt, and sometimes, and this is the worst of all, we go without. I know, it’s…

Sometimes Lunch isn’t about the Lunchbox #snackosphere

Sometimes Lunch isn’t about the Lunchbox #snackosphere

This post is not sponsored, it is my submission in the Kidspot Voices of 2014 Healtheries #snackosphere project, as part of the #Kidspot #VoicesOf2014 competition, of which I am one of the top 30 Personal and Parenting Bloggers. I know, how lucky am I! The prompt I’ve chosen is ‘lunchbox’. You know that as usual, all words and enthusiasm are my own. I have 2 lunchboxes to pack every day, for two boys with very different tastes. One is allergic to eggs. One loves cake, the other hates it, but does like some cheese and crackers once in a while.…

Playing around with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

Playing around with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

Has it only been a month since Problogger? There was so much to take in and to be honest I am still processing a lot of it. On the very first night at ProBlogger I was lucky to attend the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint event. You must have heard of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, it is a bit of a cult product, and it’s all over the internet – Google it, you’ll see. The event was fantastic for a few reasons; we learned the story behind the product, we got to have a play with it, there were cocktails and…

Technology or Magic? #smartbeauty

Technology or Magic? #smartbeauty

This post is not sponsored, it is my submission in the Garnier #smartbeauty competition, as part of the #Kidspot #VoicesOf2014 competition, of which I am one of the top 30 Personal and Parenting Bloggers. Yay me! The prompt I’ve chosen is ‘magic’. You know that as usual, all words and enthusiasm are my own. OK, you’ve got me, despite the badge at the bottom I’m not really a Beauty Blogger. But!! Like most non-glamorous ladies the world over, I do like to look after my skin. I was fortunate to inherit decent skin from a mother that was also dedicated…

What I love about the Jeep Cherokee Sports

What I love about the Jeep Cherokee Sports

Did you know that Northstar Motor Group sponsored ProBlogger accommodation for Redcliffe Style and I this year? Well they did, and not only that, they were generous enough to lend us a Jeep Cherokee Sports to drive to the Gold Coast and back. Thank you Northstar Motor Group, you are the best! I was so excited when I heard we would be driving a Jeep. I used to own a Jeep and it made me feel like Lara Croft! I was hoping for the big traditional, rugged, off road, giant-wheeled Jeep, but quickly got over my dissapointment when I slid into…

A giveaway to warm the heart of your cockles

A giveaway to warm the heart of your cockles

How cold is this winter? Super cold. Here in the Sunshine State it is all gorgeous sunny days that are actually a bit arctic. People are walking around in 3 jumpers because no one actually owns an overcoat in a subtropical climate. It is strange and lovely to smell everyones wood fires going, I’m sure those fireplaces have only ever seen decorative candles before. I do not have a wood burning fire place, or even a heater, so it has been a bit of a rude shock to me. OK, I have a fireplace in the garden, but that won’t…

Carnivale!

Carnivale!

For Wordless Wednesday I thought I would share a taste of Movie World’s Carnivale, a nightly themed street show inspired by the best of New Orlean’s Mardi Gras and Rio’s Carnivale. With live jazz, performers, a parade, and an amazing menu, you are guaranteed a fantastic night! Hot Sauce is available at every stand, as it should be. Proper Jambalaya. I know it’s proper because I lived in New Orleans in a former life.  Smokey ribs, Orleans Dog, Jambalaya and Stuffed Jalapenos. The food on offer is surprisingly authentic. Seafood Chowder, the star of the show! (Don’t tell Bugs)   Gumbo,…