Favourite quote

What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived.
It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.
- Nelson Mandela

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Bigger is better

While I a big proponent of larger than life, I thought, well what is larger than life.

After much thought, I popped down to my local star dome, getting there with 10 minutes spare to put on my makeup before the evening show. So sitting in my car, 5 minutes is just enough time to slap on foundation, lipstick, mascara, bugger, nearly forgot the wig, Ok wig's on kind of straightish. Being dusk did not really help with the low light to do makeup with.

5 minutes down and I do a quick run across the car park, buy my entry ticket, get the girl to snap of 2 quick photos for my blog, quick to the ladies and double check the look but no time for alterations and in to the Planetarium for the show.
Man - my boobs were heaving with the effort, next time I'll have to get there early.

Planetarium, good show of the night sky, big suns and bigger galaxies, alas, not larger than life this time. 45 minutes later and we were given a run down on Exoplanets, a 10 minute Q & A session and then a play on their telescopes.

An interesting outing in which the girls probably out numbered the boys, seemed that way when I had to que in the ladies toilets.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Drought is over

Well not actually as the ground is so dry, my house has bent, the doors don't shut but at least the windows are working better.
What I actually mean is that my car has been returned after Miss 18 used it for several week and that I can get out again.
So I'm typing again at Mcdonalds (7.30am) in my camisole top and tight jeans having just finished my coffee. I've taken a few photos to show you, just hope I get a photo without the 2 children who are running around the shop.

I'm also trying to figure out what to do for the next few hours and where I can wear my new red dress and take photos for you.

Earlier this week - Wednesday, I left one of my construction sites and passed a shopping centre, thought I would check out any new fashion - ended up trying on the red dress and buying it. I'm afraid it didn't match my old steel toe capped boots that well, my greying hair or my stubbly chin, so for this outing I decided to try make the dress look rock - hope it works.

Ok, and this is just a crazy secret between the two of us, shhh (I bought - shock horror - a blond wig) Ok don't tell anyone.
I think it make me look crazy, that would be why everyone behind me were looking at me or do you think they just liked the dress? I'm so confused. What do you reckon?

Friday, February 15, 2013

slow week

2 things I'm mot happy about,
1)  We have homestays for a few weeks - no dressing up at home,
2)  My eldest daughter has borrowed my car for the last 2 weeks and still has it, meaning I can't go out.

I did manage, in my busy day to pass Supre (girls clothes shop) where they were having a 30% discount sale. I bought the dress I was after at Christmas time and tried on several other dresses and tight black PVC  trousers. The shop assistant was very nice and we had a good chat.
The down side was, I had just come from a construction site, wearing t-shirt, work trousers and steel toe-capped boots and sprouting 5 day old whiskers.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Starting to get bored

I suppose even regular girls get bored.
I seem to have done the shopping, visited the Sky Tower, Museum, Art Gallery etc.

I also had to pick up a bunk bed my wife purchased on Trademe, so this morning I quickly threw on some under ware, tights, daughter t-shirt, foundation then off for a quick coffee.

One of the drawback of such casualness, is that several staff members at Mitre 10 hardware - I needed some new electrical wall sockets and cable, and some car "stop break squeak" - which I can not find - as the shims squeal when breaking, any advice most welcome.
Sorry, I've digressed, anyway a couple of staff members used that good old New Zealand / Australian manly greeting "how's it going mate". I smiled and replied in the most girlie voice I could muster.