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pretty as a picture

Friday, October 29, 2010

Freshen Up !

This is the last entry for all things PINK for October. Thanks to everyone who supported Breast Cancer awareness in one way or another this month. Your donation will really make a difference :)

As it is Spring and everything needs a freshen up, we decided to paint the inside of the house.

What a difference a coat of paint makes. Every room is starting to look brand new again.

With some colourful cushions for the lounge, a new rug and a few new pictures on the wall, its amazing how you can update a room.

Fresh and clean is what its all about, so get motivated and change something in your house... ( Ohhh and husbands are off limits...hee hee :)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Pink Lady

Photo by Kez

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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Harry's Walk

Sam and I walked Lillydale Lake today for Harry, to help raise money for him and his family.
Below is his story. If you can help in any way, it would be greatly appreciated :)

Welcome to Harry's Walk

In February this year, (2010), 15 year old Harry Mason had

a bad accident. He broke his neck and instantly became

a quadriplegic.

He has since undergone intensive rehabilitation and is

making a remarkable recovery. Doctors still cannot say

how complete Harry's recovery will be, but what IS

agreed is that intensive targeted rehabilitation

techniques will provide Harry with the best chance of


There is an organisation called Project Walk, in San

Diego, USA, which has achieved worldwide recognition

with its rehabilitation techniques for spinal cord injured

patients, and Harry's parents Sue and Scott have enrolled

Harry in the Project Walk program

For the best chance of recovery, Harry needs to get to Project Walk as soon as possible as treatment is

most effective in the first year after injury. Accordingly, he has recently moved to America and

commenced the program. It is anticipated that he will need an initial 4 month treatment program with

possible follow up treatments after that.

Project Walk, although a not for profit organisation, is not cheap, and is not supported by any insurance in

Australia. Harry's first trip will cost an estimated $60,000, and it is for this trip that we are fundraising.

Sue and Scott are proud people and find it difficult asking for help. They are currently trying to sell their

home to finance Harry's treatment. What has happened to Harry, his parents Sue and Scott, and younger

siblings Robbie, Billy and Jack has devastated them.

Harry's Walk is an event that will raise funds to assist the Mason family in their quest to

achieve the best possible outcome for Harry.

If you are unable to walk, but would like to assist Harry, you could make a donation direct to

Harry's Commonwealth Bank account as follows:

Account Name: Harry Mason (Harry's Walk)

BSB: 063 535

Account Number: 10402564

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Give the Pooch a Spring Clean!

YES.. its Spring and even the dog deserves a good clean.

Its sometimes hard to find a groomer that you can trust and leave your pet with, knowing that all will be OK while the beloved member of the family is getting pampered.

I send my two to Steve at Oodles of Spoodles in Mitcham. He works from home and has a specially built grooming salon out the back to make the pooches feel at home with his qualified staff. Steve also jets off overseas  to seminar's so as to keep up with the latest trends and products in grooming.

Lovely trust worthy groomers and I would recommend them to anyone, even for those pups that hate having a bath or having their nails clipped! Give them a go  :)

Oodles of Spoodles- Dog Grooming
20 Dampier Grove Mitcham 3132  - (also a great Vet on the corner)
Steve- 9873 1279

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Melbourne Zoo

It was such a lovely day today, that we decided to spend the day at the Zoo.

Busy as it is on a Sunday, it was well worth the couple of hours walking around and looking at all the animals and taking lots of photo's.

Mali the elephant and the new baby born last month (no name yet), were out playing for all to see with the older elephants. The Gorilla's are always great to watch, doing what gorilla's do! (much like us)

So now that the weather has picked up, head off to the Zoo. You'll have a great day out :)

Ps- make sure you wear comfy shoes. Unlike me, I broke a heal on the way in. Not a good look!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Housework Blues..or is that PINKS?


Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Tickets to OPRAH in Sydney

OPRAH is coming to Australia in December and will be recording a show from the Sydney Opera House ,along with 300 of her American studio audience.

Australian fans will also get an opportunity to be part of the audience by going into a lottery later this month.

Once Oprah has announced when the lottery will be, you will need to register at and hopefully be one of the lucky viewers to be part of the studio audience.

You can also register on the OPRAH website to be notified of when she will announce the lottery. I have already done so, so if I hear any news first, I'll let you know.  Good luck :)

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Pink Macaroons

Pink Macaroon
 Macaroons are the 'IN' dessert at the moment and taste DELISH!!

We were lucky to have the most devine dessert Sat night while at Crown.

Baked meringue with vanilla white chocolate mousse, with chestnut cream, topped with chocolate macaroon.

Yummmm!!   Why not try making some yourself. There are a heap of recipes on the web, so have a go :)

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Footy Supporting Breast Cancer

Buddy Franklin  (SPUNK!)

Josh Gibson  (HOT!)
Its Grand Final day AGAIN today, so I thought I would post a few photo's of some hunky Hawthorn players for you to admire :)  Nice!!

The McGrath Foundation releases a calendar every year of semi naked footballers..(what were they thinking?) to help raise funds and awareness for Breast Cancer. Its called the 'Gods of Football" and these are NOT pictures off the calender but I thought they were worth perving at !!! (Its a hard life watching these boys every week, but someone has to do it! Poor me ).... hee hee

Have a great day today watching the replay of Collingwood vs St Kilda.....and GO SAINTS!!


We are off to Hawthorn's Best & Fairest tonight at Crown and looking forward to a great night.
Buddy Franklin will be seated a table away from us this year, so it just goes to show, if you wish for something hard enough, your dream man can come true :) ahhhh love ...true love!!

Friday, October 1, 2010

October's Breast Cancer Awareness Month

photo by Kez
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This month will be dedicated to all things PINK!

Support  Breast Cancer Awareness by wearing your PINK ribbon and donate to a great cause :)