Friday, 24 October 2014

Friday's Favourite Five

Well, it's Friday again and time for another favourites list. This plan of regular Friday posts is certainly doing it's job of making me post regularly, I just hope it doesn't get too boring for everyone else!

This week I'm listing my favourite live artists. This was prompted by the purchase of tickets for a couple of things for next year and, since I have to wait so long for them to happen, I was musing on people I've already seen. I've just realised that this list is probably really going to show my age, so I apologise in advance for any that make you go "What?? Who?? Wow, she must be old!!!

Favourite Artists I've Seen Live

  1. Bruce Springsteen - six times and counting....what can I say, Bruce IS The Boss after all! 
  2. Pink - amazing, brilliant, one of the best shows I've ever seen.
  3. U2 - great open air stadium rock concert, took my then teenaged daughter and she loved it as much as me!
  4. Fleetwood Mac - yes, I know, old hippies but they were my favourite band as a teenager, I think I wore out my Tusk album (vinyl, mind you, none of this modern CD stuff!!)
  5. Rod Stewart - showing my age again, but I love his old stuff with The Faces and still have a lot of his stuff on vinyl. 
Okay, now I've proved how retro (means old!! ) I am, tell me your favourite live acts. Do you love boy bands from the 90's or is your taste more modern? 

I hope there are some of you who share my love of old music and that it's not all rap and modern music, or God forbid, Taylor Swift!! Actually, I found myself singing along to 'Shake it Off' yesterday, so maybe that last comment is a bit unfair LOL!!

Looking forward to your favourites!

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Happy Mail!

I love nothing better than going to the mailbox and finding real happy mail. Not bills, not pizza vouchers and not yet another letter from a real estate company offering to sell my house (which isn't for sale!). No, I mean real, actual letters, packages and postcards!

Friday, 17 October 2014

Friday's Favourite Five - Shoes

I have a confession to make - I am a shoe queen! I have so many pairs of shoes, I sometimes find pairs I've totally forgotten about. Now, I don't think that's such a bad thing but I'm sure my hubby doesn't agree with me. 

However, I do feel that everyone needs a selection of the basic styles of shoe in the basic colours. How far you expand your collection after that is up to you!
So Friday's Favourite Five today is...…

Shoe styles

  1. Boots - every wardrobe needs some boots. I have ankle boots and long boots, both flat and heeled.  Essential colours are black and tan and I like to throw in a metallic or animal print for a bit of fun.
  2. Ballet Flats - one shoe style I can't live without. I have flats in every colour under the sun, including animal prints and sparkly ones! They can be worn with so many outfits and used to add a pop of colour to the most basic outfit. 
  3. Sandals - a summer essential, this is another style I have in lots of colours. I also like a thong for wearing to the beach or for a casual look with shorts. 
  4. Heels - everybody needs killer heels. I love a nude heel as it goes with so many things. These are not an everyday wear for me but they are a real feel good factor when dressing up. 
  5. Wedges - theses are my staple work style. Being on my feet all day, I find wedges are the most comfortable as they give the foot good support while looking great.
What are your favourite shoe styles? Are you a shoe queen too? Give me your tips on where you find the best shoes because a girl can never have too many shoes (or handbags, but that's another list!!). 

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Back to the Future!

So, yesterday I travelled forward in time and all I had to do was cross over the border into New South Wales

Daylight savings began in NSW at the weekend and they are now one hour ahead of us, with the result that when I visited Tweed Heads I went an hour into the future and then came back when I returned to Queensland.

I must admit the whole Daylight Savings thing baffles me. Why don't we have it in QLD? I've heard the usual reasons, it fades the curtains (what??), it wakes the cows too early (how? - they don't have watches!!).

Let me fill you in on a bit of background, I was born in Scotland and so have lived the majority of my life with British Summer Time (same thing, different name). I love the extra hour of summer evening, it is a perfect opportunity to unwind and relax.

Well, until we get to adopt Daylight Savings, I'll have to put up with my phone ringing early in the morning and no-one being there when I call NSW late in the afternoon. On the plus side, I do get home early when I leave NSW and my journey is cut in half due to the time difference!

Are you for or against Daylight Savings? Is there some really important reason we can't have it that I don't know about?? Let me know what you think. 

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Friday's Favourite Five

Can't believe how quickly this week has gone! I have spent the last two weeks travelling in NSW and Queensland, so this week I'm reflecting on places I love to visit. Well, here we go with a very belated List No 2...

Favourite Places in Australia

  1. Airlie Beach - beautiful place with a really relaxed vibe.
  2. Lake McKenzie, Fraser Island - largest sand island in the world (which gets a bit irritating, I hate sand!) but so worth a visit with so much to see and Lake McKenzie is truly spectacular 
  3. Hervey Bay - perfect place for R & R and the chance to spot whales in season.
  4. Kuranda Scenic Railway, Cairns - a fascinating train ride through the rain forest.
  5. Cairns - love the tropical climate.
As you can probably tell from this list, I am a bit of an ocean lover.  Despite the fact that I loathe sand, I really enjoy spending time by the ocean.

Are you an ocean person? Have you visited any of these places? Tell me your favourite places as I am always looking for new destinations to add to my list.

Friday, 3 October 2014

Friday's Favourite Five

Welcome to Favourite Five on Friday! Inspired by the wonderful lists posted by Rin at Papered Thoughts on her Instagram,  I thought I would do a favourite five list every week. Rin is one of my favourite IG-ers as I share her love of lists and her 365 journal is so beautifully done. So here goes with List No 1……..