These Are A Few Of My Favourite Things!

Where to start, the list is veryyyyyyyyyyy long!

I have many things that I love, and are truly passionate about… here goes, my loves in pictures!


This covers the most important things in my life, my two girls and my best friends. Miss 17 and Miss 13 are my reason for living and laughing. This pic also includes one of my besties that I have been friends with for 34 years!


Spending time with mum, dad, my brother and sister in law, always involves great food, bubbles, wine and good times, blessed to still have both of my parents who retired up to the Sunshine Coast, so I have a permanent holiday home at the beach to visit whenever I like, good stuff!


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I love shoes, and have lot’s of them, that these are also in my favourite colour, the hottest of hot pink, makes them perfect!


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Life without good coffee, is no life at all. I love coffee as long as it is not the instant variety. Our coffee machine works overtime in this house, as both my girls are into coffee. I don’t mind tea either and will often start my day with a Tetley’s or something yum from T2.


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Chocolate and I are the best of friends, thank you very much Mr Cadbury and all the beautiful European deliciousness and the creators of marzipan and everything else in between.


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Books, books and more books, just can’t get enough. Reading, learning and flipping through glossy magazines is my favourite way to enjoy some down time. Very rarely will a novel be in my hands, I love to learn, so non-fiction piles up high on my bedside table!


Heaven on earth in my eyes involves a beach, a pool or a pond (preferably with a 5 Star Resort attached to it – no camping for this little black duck). Adore the water and a holiday just ain’t a holiday for me unless water is a major player. After travelling the world with my family and being a corporate travel consultant for 13 years, I have seen my fair share of beautiful water wonderlands, and I love everyone of them.


Aromatherapy is my go-to medicine, relaxant, fix just about anything joy! You will often find me dripping and dropping my favourite blends, for my health and happiness. Pure essential oils are an important tool for me and my girls.

I could go on forever, but had to stop somewhere!

Getting comfy on THE LOUNGE today Musings Of The Misguided, come and get cosy too!

47 Things About Me!

There seems to be a trend on some blogs that I have been reading of late, that are sharing ‘About Me’ posts, with the number being determined by how old you are……and as I am 47, that how many are going on the list!

The younger you are the easier it will be to complete your list……but I have 47 things to find….so here goes!

  1. I was born in Melbourne, Australia
  2. Have lived overseas in Papua New Guinea and Fiji
  3. Spent more than a decade as a Corporate Travel Consultant, so have filled quite a few passports with stamps
  4. Have one brother
  5. Both of my parents are still alive and thriving
  6. I love Chocolate
  7. Have a two gorgeous daughters Miss 16 and Miss 13
  8. Seperated, but not yet divorced, that will happen soon (paperwork under construction)
  9. Sav Blanc is my wine of choice (but it HAS to be from New Zealand)
  10. Love to cook and pretty damn good at it! (come from a family of culinary genius’s – so unfair advantage there!)
  11. Love coffee (but not the instant pretend variety)
  12. I am a trained Massage Therapist
  13. I have published 2 books with more on the way
  14. Currently working at 2 part time jobs, don’t adore either of them, so are scheming a change in that department!
  15. Love travelling
  16. Got a gorgeous fluffy cat called Tiger
  17. Favourite food is definately Thai (Green Curry Chicken)
  18. Second favourite food would be Indian (Vindaloo with roti’s)
  19. Have been blogging for just over a year and love it
  20. Addicted to Marzipan (inherited trait from my German parents – so it’s not my fault)
  21. Passionate about Aromatherapy, always have something yummy in the diffuser
  22. Favourite colours Hot Pink, Jade, Red and Purple
  23. CANNOT wear brown or yellow (look really ILL if I do)
  24. Love reading
  25. Spend wayyyyy to much time on Facebook and Pintrest
  26. Very rarely read a novel, prefer something motivational, inspiring or learning
  27. Looking forward to welcoming an iphone5 into the family, my 4 is going to my youngest who smashed her 3 🙂
  28. Avid student of the Law of Attraction, yet to master it, but I am a work in progress
  29. Go to the gym regularly, the eye candy gets me off the coach, and I do feel better and stronger for it
  30. For many years had a weight issue, but lost around 28 kilo’s and they have been gone for almost 2 years now
  31. Used to always eat when I was stressed, but don’t any more
  32. Have had a hysterectomy after I almost died battling HUGE fibroids and almost renal failure, not the plan of mine!
  33. Adore Christmas and all they hype, glitter and glitz that goes with it
  34. Can’t stand rude people
  35. Love and cherish my friends, some that I went to school with are still in my life and I appreciate that
  36. I am really good at doing the ‘worry’ thing, that would have to be one of the best things I am learning to control at the moment
  37. I love convertible cars and my next car will be one
  38. Very partial to French Champagne
  39. Always have my toe nails painted in Summer and don’t bother in Winter
  40. Retail Therapy is my therapy of choice
  41. Really enjoy fine dining and the effort that goes into creating gorgeous cuisine
  42. Adore the ocean, no holiday is complete without it in my books
  43. Prefer natural treatments for ailments rather than main stream medicine, but only where appropriate!
  44. Still have really oily skin, you would think by now IT would have dried out (bonus of not many wrinkles though)
  45. Favourite fragrance is Tuscany Per Donna (discontinued but still available on Ebay) have sooooo many positive comments when I wear it
  46. WHEN I have time to spare I enjoy crafting
  47. I am grateful for where I am now and looking forward to wonderful things in the future!

Simple things bring me great JOY!
Spill the beans, share yourself and leave your link in the comments!

Making New Friends

After being one half of a couple for 25 years, we have wonderful friends, that we shared lot’s of fun times with, but things change when you are no longer that couple. I still see my friends regularly for coffee and the like, but as they are all still married, our usual social get-togethers no longer occur…… I have decided that it is time to make some new friends and expand my social circle…..but where to start???????????

There is no way in the world you will see me sitting on my lonesome in some bar at the pub, or flitting into a nightclub high heeled and short skirted on my own either, so where oh where do I start?

Well as luck should have it, the magical world of was delivered to me and a whole new world has opened up. No matter what you are in to there is a Meetup group for you! What started as a “I need to find more friends” idea has seen me sign up for all these amazing groups and my inbox is now flooded with invitations to all sorts of outings.

On Saturday I went to my very first “Coffee Lovers” group for a wonderful hour and a half of coffee sipping, coffee tasting and learning all sorts of interesting information about one of my very favourite beverages. 5 ticks from me, had a wonderful time and met some lovely people.

I am so looking forward to some more outings, just so hard to decide what to go to next when time permits……decisions, decisions??????????? can open a whole new world of fun and entertainment for you too…..just make sure you have an hour or ten to spare as you will find one group after another that could be fun!

Cafe Latte Body Scrub.

We all deserve a little pampering on a regular basis, you can whip this one up in an instant!

I am a big fan of exfoliation, and one of the most wonderful treats you can indulge in is a full body scrub. Not only will your skin glow, it will feel so soft, and acutally absorb more of that lovely body lotion you apply everyday (well you should be!). Regular exfoliation removes all the dead skin cells that clog your pores, this will help reduce the development of black heads, white heads and ingrown hairs. Once a week, take some time for yourself and indulge in this
simple practice that will make you feel fabulous. No excuses, you can make this one right now….


  • 1/2 Cup Ground Coffee
  • 1/2 Cup Raw Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons of Milk Powder or Fresh Milk
  • 5 Drops of Vanilla Essence or Vanilla Essential Oil
  • 2 Tablesppons of Olive, Jojoba, Apricot or Sweet Almond Oil

Combine all incredients in a bowl. Run a lovely warm shower or bath and dampen your skin before applying the scrub. Gently apply small amounts in a circular motion. When you have covered every inch (excluding face – this is a little course for delicate facial skin), rinse off with nice warm water. You can always put a lovely hair treatment in whilst you are scrubbing away, double bonus, soft hair and skin, yummy! When you have towel dried off, grab the most beautiful body creme you have and lather it on. Your beautiful freshly revealed skin will soak it up with pleasure…….Enjoy!