Search Results for: Aunty Pat

Get Up, Get Dressed and Get Out.

"Every morning I get up, I read the obituary page. If my name's not there, I shave…" George  Burns This lady gave birth to my grandfather! Her name was Emily Elizabeth Murphy and she died in 1971. Back in the day, she was famous for her beauty, her beer drinking and her fondness for a punt on the horses. She was 101 when she died. Us Murphy's … [Read more...]

Slide Show

Sometimes I look back through the photos that I take and ask myself..."Why would you take a photo of that?"And I will tell you why. Because when you are devoid of words you can share them on your blog. SWEET!Ok. So this is for the DIY folk out there. Paint. Yes, paint. There is this fancy, special paint called Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. It is … [Read more...]

Where did I come from?

If you happened to pass St. Bedes Catholic Church, Appin, yesterday at about 2pm, you might have come across dozens of my family members gathered together to farewell my Cousin Mark, who was taken from us recently.I pointed out the sad irony, that we only get together these days for funerals. Mark lived in Bangkok, other cousins live in far flung … [Read more...]

Pulling an All Nighter

The notion of pulling an all nighter is not new to me. It is when you say, wake up on a Tuesday morning and 24 hours later, you are still without sleep. This happened to me last night. But more about that later.Pulling and all nighter is demonstrated throughout the ages in various stages of life. 0-10 yearsYou may pull an all nighter as a very … [Read more...]

I will not be bullied

Yesterday I officially put a line through my week from hell. Of course, it may begin again tomorrow as I have a date with the most handsome dentist in the world, where there will be some rooting but not the good kind. Root canal therapy. Oh, don't you worry. I am taking Aunty Val with me. Anyway, I have been spending FAR too much time in … [Read more...]

How to Survive the Festive Season without being restrained with a straight jacket and taken away.

There is no denying that we are in the thick of the festive season, which I believe started back in July when the local RTA put up a Christmas Tree for you to look at while you wait to get your license renewed. And while it is a magical time for children, we are of the age now ladies, where the christmas baton has been handed down to our generation … [Read more...]

The Funny Looking Kid

When I was a kid I was not an attractive one. I was as skinny as a rake, had hair that was thin and wispy, sticking up all over the shop. My teeth protruded from my gums at any which angle it wanted and I had one eye that was able to look straight while the other eye pointed directly to my nose. This was rectified when I spend two years wearing … [Read more...]

Mrs Woog Visits Vietnam – Part Three

Yesterday I assumed my landlubber status by getting off the boat that had been home for six nights. We jumped aboard a bus for the hour and a half journey into Saigon. Having been in Saigon in 2002, I was keen to see how much the place had changed. Mr. Woog and I had stayed in one of the "fancier" hotels at the time, and it was considered … [Read more...]

Guest Post Sunday – Getting Old Ain’t for cissies by Johanna Castro

Jo Castro rarely gets out these days and hides in a bat cave in deepest South West Australia. If you'd like to connect with her you can on her blog Lifestyle Fifty where she proffers quite useless hope and inspiration for other aging women. She's also on Twitter @johannaAcastro and Facebook at Lifestyle Fifty. It's been one of those days - a … [Read more...]

Old Friends

Wonderful break was had in Bali, with the 9 of us mainly behaving ourselves. Although three of our party did engage in some motorbike racing at midnight, and I am proud to say that I was not one of them. But my skin has come back to Sydney looking like a pubescent teenagers. Sunscreen, sweat and Singapore Slings will do that to a gal. Oh well. As … [Read more...]