Tuesday, May 31, 2011

My favorite shows!

I have some favorite shows on the television at the moment, some that I even manage to stay awake to watch and not fall asleep in the chair!!! Monday nights are a good one - Masterchef followed by the Australian Amazing Race.
I love Masterchef and even a few seasons in they are still changing the format just enough to keep my interest. Yes I already have favorites and ones that I wouldn't mind being eliminated but really I just love seeing what they are creating and how. Who else now has plans of creating a Bombe Alaska like they did a few weeks ago?? Who are some of your favorites? The 'horsey' one quite likes Hayden, I do as well as Kate and Kumar is a sweetie.
The Amazing Race is and always has been a favorite of SH and myself. When we heard they were making an Australian version the worry of course was would it be as good. We have been pleasantly surprised, the production is such that you really don't define it as different to the original. We actually sent in an application (yes something that is on my bucket list) and obviously we weren't chosen, think they lucked out , we would of provided a lot of entertainment especially with my map reading skills!!! I like to dislike Joey and Richard and like Mo and Mos and the 'Big W' girls. I was disappointed when they were eliminated last night and the way it happened, I would of liked to see them go down fighting and would of hoped that if we'd been there we'd kept going to the end of the task.
Can't believe I've just written a whole post about my Monday viewing, oh well it is keeping it real!!!
A post without a photo is boring so these are the roses from my garden on the table on Mothers Day.

Monday, May 30, 2011


Hi! I have written 1000 posts in my head in the last few weeks but none seem to have actually made it to the posting stage. Not sure why this year seems busier and more out of control than others but I am just holding on by a thread. Anyway I have spent a lot of the weekend 'blog reading' (but not much commenting - sorry) and I have decided to dive back in there, short and sweet being the key!
For Mothers Day I gave Mum tickets for the 2 of us to go to the King Tutankhamun exhibition currently on at the Museum in Melbourne. It is not often she 'hints' to go to something and when it happened for the third time I thought I better get organised!!! She visited this exhibition in Cairo in the late 50's and was intrigued by it then. We went last Wednesday. I left home early and drove to her place then we caught the train from there, it was a 16hour day for me but she loved it. It was everything she wanted. In hindsight we should of gone when we could stay in Melbourne overnight and pick another time other than the middle of the day with all the school groups. We each picked up a souvenir to remember our day - a King Tut rubber duck!!! I have a small collection now, each with wonderful memories attached!!

Off to a funeral this afternoon, one of my close work colleagues lost her Mum last Tuesday after a very short illness and had a new granddaughter born within 2 hours, the circle of life is an amazing thing....