Blogging – Daily Prompt – SOS

One of my resolutions this year (and last) was to blog more, and I have failed dismally thus far, and in part this is from a lack of good topics to write about – yes I will  be blogging about the my crafts, and weight loss, and (of course) fashion BUT I know y’all will get bored with that real quick so I sought out some topics and found some motivation not too far from home – the WordPress Daily Post Blog! They actually have two options; their 365 days of topics document and their blog which posts up topics everyday – giving two possible topics per day, giving you the option to choose which topic suits you the best.

So today I have chosen the topic from the Daily Blog (dated the 31st of Jan because it’s a US based site).

Daily Prompt: SOS
You’re at the beach, lounging on your towel, when a glistening object at the water’s edge catches your eye. It’s a bottle — and yes, it contains a message. What does it say?

3rd March 1964

My Dearest Estelle

As I lay here, in the home of my daughter, living out my last few days my thoughts drift to you more than ever before. I know this letter with probably never find you, but I wanted to put into words how much you meant to me and how sorry I am that we got separated by war, and time, and distance. 

You were my first love. That special person who keeps a portion of ones heart, no matter how many more people you go on to love. I thought about you often over the years, and made several attempts to locate you but to no avail. My daughter recently told me she’s been secretly trying to trace you ever since my beautiful Loretta left us. You would have liked her, she had a laugh like sunshine, and heart to rival Texas. she knew about you too. She understood that a little piece of me would always belong to you. I was blessed to have had you both in my life.

So as I lay here waiting for the pipes to call me home, I hope youfound happiness too and enjoyed a long and happy life and whether it’s tomorrow or ten years from now, I hope we can meet in the next place and share some memories together.

Yours always


So there it is. my short, but I hope rather sweet SOS blog post.

Monday Motivation – Dale Carnegie

A journey of self improvement, no matter what road you take, can often seem so daunting when you are at the start taking those first few tentative steps. Often the journey will take you through paths less travelled, some that you have deliberately let become overgrown and disused. The bracken can tear at you but if you keep hacking at it, it will yield, and as each thorny branch falls you are gaining strength and power, and moving closer and closer to your final goal.

Don’t give up, you are stronger than the things that attempt to stop you!


Dont Be Afraid

Words Of Wisdom

Found these words on the net yesterday and just felt like I needed to share them. I think April is going to be a month of ‘messages’ via images. Some will be philosophical, some will be humourous, and some will be my quirky and possibly too honest personality.

Whoever comes are the right people

A Peek Inside My Wardrobe

So this blog is late, very very late actually! It was my idea a couple of weeks ago that a few of us bloggers from Twitter should blog about our wardrobes, an easy enough task except that I forgot one of the bloggers has a shoe store and the other a clothing store – cue wardrobe shame from little old ‘big mouth’ over here lol.

Anyway, time to put my wardrobe where my mouth is! wardrobe declutter

First up a declutter. My bedroom has two wardrobes either side of a built in dresser. In the middle of last year I divided the clothes up into the the ones that fitted then and the ones I wanted to fit into. Having recently lost 11+ kgs I had plenty of clothes that no longer fit so time to get rid of them and move the clothes from wardrobe two that now fit into wardrobe one. wardrobe


So this is the new wardrobe one. the clothes are mostly lightest to darkest and then colours, with skirts, pants and jeans hanging at the end. Both wardrobes used to be about this full.

. second wardrobeThese are all that is left in wardrobe two now, not too many left to fit back into. pretty stoked! favourite jumper


This little green number used to (and kind of still is) one of my favourite items in my wardrobe. I’ve had it for over ten year (possibly closer to 15) and I don’t wear it in public any more because a) it’s too big, b) it’s pilled, and c) it’s lost it’s shape but I do still wear it around the house because I love how fluffy it is and it’s sequinned bling! goal dress


This is me, yesterday wearing my goal dress and new fascinator. Unfortunately due to my sprained foot I couldn’t wear my new shoes. There’s a blog about this outfit that I will post up in the next few days. It’s mostly written, I just have to edit out the pain.

So there it is in all it’s glory my wardrobe (well, wardrobes actually)!

Monday Motivation – Leonard Cohen

Monday Motivation is back for 2013 and I’m hoping to bring you some quotes and excerpts from different sources, along with an explanation about why they motivate or inspire me.

This week the inspiration is from the lyrics of Leonard Cohen’s song Anthem. I have a huge admiration for Mr Cohen, I think his songs are not only beautiful but hold such truth. His song Dance Me Til The End Of Time is one of my all time favourites, with Hallelujah a very close second.

My interpretation of these lyrics is that it is ok not to be ‘perfect’ all the time. To do the best you can with what you have, sometimes it might be broken but your true self will still shine through.

Anthem Lyrics, Leonard Cohen

I’d love to hear what they say to you, please leave me a comment below.