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  • Queen Purrs Like A Kitten
    Queen Purrs Like A Kitten Doing 0 cheers 2017-06-15 07:44:54

    Ok, so had some disturbing news and have had to change the theme of my party. I dont want this person to think I copied her idea, even though mine has probably been in plan for much longer, but oh well, now we are having an "Alice in Wonderland" theme! Bigger and better!!

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  • Queen Purrs Like A Kitten
    Queen Purrs Like A Kitten Doing 1 cheers 2017-06-08 04:18:48

    Hippy themed party coming up started working on the decorations!!

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  • Queen Purrs Like A Kitten
    Queen Purrs Like A Kitten Doing 3 cheers 2017-02-19 04:10:03

    So up until today I was going to have a Hippie themed party and make every dress in 60's style, but then I saw an amazing table center piece today which I could recreate and so I am thinking of changing the theme of this party to "Glamour" so black and silver and dressy! Hmmmm, so many options! My last big party for myself was "Arabian Nights" for my 40th, we had a belly dancer with a chandelier on her head!!!

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  • Queen Purrs Like A Kitten
    Queen Purrs Like A Kitten Doing 8 cheers 2017-02-17 11:27:45

    All my life I have wanted to be 50! I can't say where the fascination came from but its like my magical number. This year is the year! So I am throwing myself the biggest most glittering party I have ever attempted. And boy have I ever thrown a few parties over the years, the more Outrageous theme the better. people get nervous when they get an invite from me and ask "what is she making us wear this time?"

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    • rosewilder
      rosewilder 2 cheers 2017-06-15 13:16:13

      @Queen Purrs Like A Kitten I am 2 and a half years out from 50: maybe I should start planning my party now? LOL.

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      • Queen Purrs Like A Kitten
        Queen Purrs Like A Kitten Doing 1 cheers 2017-06-16 09:41:19

        @rosewilder l've been mentally planning mine for three years. So l was devastated when l found out my ex husbands new partner is doing MY theme lol
        Its just for me 50 has always been my "favourite can't wait to celebrate"birthday. I'm also a little bit if a control freak l like things done my way so l'll be doing all the decorations and all the food l may let my daughter do the cake but then again... maybe not!

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        • rosewilder
          rosewilder 1 cheers 2017-06-17 17:27:49

          @Queen Purrs Like A Kitten Oh my goodness! Of all the people to have your theme! Enjoy the celebration planning.

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    • ExplorerSoul
      ExplorerSoul 1 cheers 2017-06-16 13:59:45

      @Queen Purrs Like A Kitten Love this!

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  • Queen Purrs Like A Kitten
    Queen Purrs Like A Kitten Doing 1 cheers 2017-06-01 21:20:28

    Here are a seven ways to maintain motivation to simplify your life and possibly inspire people around you to simplify too.


    1. Bring it to life.


    Reading and sharing books and blog posts is a great way to stay inspired as you pay down debt, declutter, and begin to live a simpler life. Bringing what you read to life is an even bigger dose of inspiration.

    I found this to be very true through last month's Minimalist challenge

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  • Queen Purrs Like A Kitten
    Queen Purrs Like A Kitten Doing 1 cheers 2017-06-01 00:55:33

    And a pile for the rubbish bin

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    Queen Purrs Like A Kitten Doing 1 cheers 2017-06-01 00:03:36

    1st June- discarding old and thin towels.

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  • Queen Purrs Like A Kitten
    Queen Purrs Like A Kitten Doing 1 cheers 2017-05-31 22:01:33

    Discardia reminds us to think about what could we be doing or feeling if all this stuff wasn’t in the way. It also reminds us to spend some time shifting our lives toward more of what makes us thrive. Each of us has a different definition of what that exciting, fulfilling, less-stressed life consists of, but the path we take to make it real is one we can travel together. Our first step is to remind each other to think about what we want and compare that to what fills our lives now.

    After doing the month of Minimalist challenge and enjoying that I have decided that one the first of each month I will practise discardia.. get rid of stuff that no longer serves me!
    I will document my journey here, to keep myself accountable.
    I will shed my junk and emerge like a new butterfly or in French "C'est Nouvelle Papillon"

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  • Queen Purrs Like A Kitten
    Queen Purrs Like A Kitten Doing 3 cheers 2017-05-29 23:20:07

    So far it has been! This is my last year in my 40's! Ever since I turned 21 I wanted to be 50! So I am excited for that party in October!

    January- We spent a great chunk of it away camping. Started my #365daysofgrannysquares challenge and my temperature blanket.
    February- we spent another week camping, in outback South Australia crossing off something on my husbands Bucket List.
    March- Another camping trip to a small seaside town with sister in law, and a Girls weekend away with my Bestie!
    April- I spent the first 10 days in Bali and the next week in the desert- outback New South Wales!
    May- Mother's day, Football experience, got offically employed as a "Casual" position at a school ( Banked $300 of that wage for the USA2018 fund) and Minimalist challenge!
    June- Another long weekend camping, another small beach side town, worked my first "Cheif Exam Officer" job for this year, more money for my USA2018 fund!
    July-
    August-
    September-
    October- My 50th Party!
    November-
    December- Going interstate to Tasmania for Christmas for 5 weeks, over on the ferry!

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    • ahorrasi
      ahorrasi Doing 2 cheers 2017-05-30 03:35:13

      @Queen Purrs Like A Kitten thats super interesting why did you always want that?

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      • Queen Purrs Like A Kitten
        Queen Purrs Like A Kitten Doing 0 cheers 2017-05-30 09:16:12

        @ahorrasi want to be 50?
        I dont really know why, it just seems "grown up" to me, and then of course there's that meme saying "If you havent grown up by 50, you don't have to!"
        My brother on the other hand was terrifid of 50, I remember him telling me "he thought he'd be dead by 50" thankfully he is NOT.

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  • Queen Purrs Like A Kitten
    Queen Purrs Like A Kitten Doing 2 cheers 2017-05-26 05:02:29

    Bible study today was so good!! About how we pray and what we can add to our prayers AND unlike my thought that l was "nagging Jehovah" by praying on the same subject l am actually doing a good thing, phew!!

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  • Queen Purrs Like A Kitten
    Queen Purrs Like A Kitten Doing 0 cheers 2017-05-03 23:15:21

    Every Friday I have a bible study meeting, plus l do occasional online studies with Good Morning Girls online!

    I also have a seperate bible for Bible art journaling.

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  • Queen Purrs Like A Kitten
    Queen Purrs Like A Kitten Doing 2 cheers 2017-05-03 12:38:42

    I need to keep this list....

    Be More with Less
    simplicity is love
    33 Things to Eliminate From Your Closet

    Written by project333

    33eliminate

    If you aren’t ready to dress with only 33 items. Why not eliminate 33 items from your closet? Consider it the reverse Project 333.

    -Anything with shoulder pads, even if they are making a comeback.
    -Your high school jeans that haven’t buttoned since high school.
    -That formal outfit you bought for one occasion.
    -Your ex-anyone’s anything.
    -Christmas sweaters.
    -Things that are ripped or have holes that aren’t supposed to be there.
    -Pieces you can see through unintentionally.
    -Those super cute shoes that you can’t walk in.
    -Sentimental items that make you sad.
    The warm coat you don’t wear. Someone needs it more than you.
    -Sentimental items that don’t fit. Take a picture.
    -Clothes you are saving for your children.
    -Pieces that need to go to the tailor that never get to the tailor.
    -A bridesmaid’s dress they said you could wear again, and you know you won’t.
    -Hats you don’t wear even though everyone says you look good in hats.
    -Ill-fitting bras. Feature your features.
    -Purses. You only need one.
    -Clothes that don’t belong to you. Give them back.
    -Anything with a weird smell that won’t wash out.
    -Clothing or shoes that leave a mark or blister.
    -Scarves that don’t go with anything you currently own.
    -Clothes that don’t allow your underwear to be under.
    -Anything you have to squeeze in to.
    -Clothes you bought on vacation that you won’t wear where you live.
    -Pants that are shorter than they are supposed to be.
    -Shirts that are longer than they are supposed to be.
    -Sequins and sparkles if you prefer simple and subtle.
    -Anything with a stain that won’t come out.
    -Guilt items. If you spent too much for it, dump the guilt. You’ll keep paying for it in time and attention if you don’t let it go now.
    -Multiples. Just because the blazer looked good in cream doesn’t mean you need it in every color. One is enough.
    -The top or bottom of a suit. They aren’t sold separately for a reason.
    -Clothes you can pet.
    -Yoga pants that don’t go to yoga.

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USA 2018 1 person is doing this
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  • Queen Purrs Like A Kitten
    Queen Purrs Like A Kitten Doing 1 cheers 2017-06-14 22:20:57

    Yesterday I did my first "Cheif Exam Officer" duty for this year, that's another $200 for my savings account!!

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  • Queen Purrs Like A Kitten
    Queen Purrs Like A Kitten Doing 0 cheers 2017-06-08 22:56:41

    So plans have changed a tiny bit, we have decided to do the whole two weeks in the bottom half of Cali. So from LA down towards the Mexican border. We'll do the top half in another trip.
    Can anyone tell me about the Mexican border, can we just jump in a hire car and with our passports go across the border for a day trip? Is it safe to do so?

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  • Queen Purrs Like A Kitten
    Queen Purrs Like A Kitten Doing 3 cheers 2017-06-08 04:16:59

    Got my first payment today l banked $300 immediately for this trip! Funnily enough l was more excited to bank it than to spend it! I think lm growing up!!

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  • Queen Purrs Like A Kitten
    Queen Purrs Like A Kitten Doing 2 cheers 2017-05-18 11:29:07

    So yesterday I got a phone call from my cousin, she works at a school, they needed help with some admin stuff and would I do some work for them?! YES!! All monies raised go towards this goal!!
    So today I get there to be told, they are offering me a contract for "casual work" so I'm on the pay role and then asked me to come back tomorrow as well! Its not what you know it's who you know, and my cousin is going to USA with me, so she's looking out for me. So excited, I love getting dressed up and going to her work and playing in her office and interacting with "Big People"!

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  • Queen Purrs Like A Kitten
    Queen Purrs Like A Kitten Doing 9 cheers 2017-05-03 11:38:51

    OK So now l have a map and some loose plans!!

    Danger! Danger!

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  • Queen Purrs Like A Kitten
    Queen Purrs Like A Kitten Doing 0 cheers 2017-05-31 11:06:44

    Proud Grandma moment!!
    I put in a lot of time with my sweetpea from the second she was born l was by her side. So she's three and us spelling her name so l decided to teach her some new words with letters from her name..
    Grandma: "Scarlett- how do you spell cat?"
    Scarlett
    She wrote it then spelt it!

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  • Queen Purrs Like A Kitten
    Queen Purrs Like A Kitten Doing 1 cheers 2017-05-29 09:31:24

    So Madam three decides to be a hairdresser, "Grandma l'll brush your hair come here!" So she's smashing my hair with her brush and tells me "You have lots of knots, be brave Grandma l'll get it!" So l'm on the kitchen floor and l ask "Will you be a hairdresser and go to special hairdressing school?" She says "I'll be a hairdresser and do your hair everyday!" I haven't had an offer that good in a long time.
    #futurehairdresser

    This conversation just confirms that how we speak to them becomes their inner voice! I always tell her "Be brave while l get this knot out!" Being a Grandma is such a joy! I am so blessed that l get to be so hands on with three of the four!

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  • Queen Purrs Like A Kitten
    Queen Purrs Like A Kitten Doing 1 cheers 2017-05-21 06:48:31

    Football with my Star Son and these cheeky monkey

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  • Queen Purrs Like A Kitten
    Queen Purrs Like A Kitten Doing 0 cheers 2017-05-17 09:04:35

    Monday night trying to occupy a tired 3yr old l gave up cooking dinner and instead sat down with an old magazine and a pen. We took turns to circle the letters in her name. Then she asked me to write her name. As l wrote l sounded out her letters and then left her there while l went to the other side of the bench to start dinner and very quietly l hear her... S C A R L E T T l snuck a look over my shoulder to see her pointing at each letter as she spelt. When her Mum got home from work she did it again to show Mum! The next day she told her Aunty "I can spell my name" without her piece of paper with the written letters she spelt "SCARLETT"
    I take full credit for this and l am so impressed! Her name is bigger than she is and its not an easy name to spell when you are just three!
    So the moral to this story is as the words on the poem by Ruth Hulbut Hamilton go... " The dust and the conwebs can wait till tomorrow children grow up as l've learned to my sorrow, so quieten down cobwebs and dust go to sleep l rocking my Baby and babies don't keep!"

    Here is the full poem- when all five children lived at home l had this printed in my fridge for all to read!!

    Song for a Fifth Child
    by Ruth Hulburt Hamilton

    Mother, oh Mother, come shake out your cloth,
    Empty the dustpan, poison the moth,
    Hang out the washing and butter the bread,
    Sew on a button and make up a bed.
    Where is the mother whose house is so shocking?
    She’s up in the nursery, blissfully rocking.
    Oh, I’ve grown shiftless as Little Boy Blue
    (Lullaby, rockaby, lullaby loo).
    Dishes are waiting and bills are past due
    (Pat-a-cake, darling, and peek, peekaboo).
    The shopping’s not done and there’s nothing for stew
    And out in the yard there’s a hullabaloo
    But I’m playing Kanga and this is my Roo.
    Look! Aren’t her eyes the most wonderful hue?
    (Lullaby, rockaby, lullaby loo).

    The cleaning and scrubbing will wait till tomorrow,
    For children grow up, as I’ve learned to my sorrow.
    So quiet down, cobwebs. Dust go to sleep.
    I’m rocking my baby and babies don’t keep.

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  • Queen Purrs Like A Kitten
    Queen Purrs Like A Kitten Doing 0 cheers 2017-05-13 09:40:03

    Mother's Day 2017- planned to get a group photo of the babies but only Faery Girl would play nicely!!

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  • Queen Purrs Like A Kitten
    Queen Purrs Like A Kitten Doing 0 cheers 2017-04-19 22:42:18

    California is coming up September 2018...

    If theres any "must see" places please feel free to share them with me!

    So far we've got the usual Hollywood stuff, Star Son wants to go to Compton, and Malibu Beach was mentioned....

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  • Queen Purrs Like A Kitten
    Queen Purrs Like A Kitten Doing 4 cheers 2017-02-20 21:53:54

    This was on my original 43t list of goals!
    This has been my goal since I first stepped foot in America in 2000. I swore then one day I'd be back to see all 50!

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  • Queen Purrs Like A Kitten
    Queen Purrs Like A Kitten Doing 3 cheers 2017-06-06 22:46:17

    #12- The daughter of my Bible Study teacher showed an interest in learning to crochet, so l put together a little starter kit for Miss 12. Including my favourite sized hook, some yarn and a tiny pair of scissors ✂️ and a list of my favourite you tube sites. That way she gets to learn something new without her Mum having to put up any money and if she doesn't like it or gets bored her Mum hasn't lost anything.

    Update
    Miss 12 called me to thank me for her package! She was so excited to get home and get on the website! When l gave her Mum the package for Miss 12 she was so touched, l have lots and l'm happy to share!

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  • Queen Purrs Like A Kitten
    Queen Purrs Like A Kitten Doing 2 cheers 2017-06-01 01:17:07

    #11- Coconut cake, Coffee and tea for the local fire brigade!
    Edit The fire station was locked up tight, so this one went instead, nice and hot to the Sunbury Police Station. Next week I'll do the Fire Brigade!

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    Queen Purrs Like A Kitten Doing 0 cheers 2017-06-01 00:08:05

    I have 40 more random acts of kindness to do before my birthday in October that's 19 weeks away, so, l need to do at least two RAK's a week. Wish me well!!

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    Queen Purrs Like A Kitten Doing 0 cheers 2017-06-01 00:05:25

    #10- Discarding old and thin towels. Its the start of winter so we are donating to a local animal shelter to keep the orphans warm and dry.

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  • Queen Purrs Like A Kitten
    Queen Purrs Like A Kitten Doing 1 cheers 2017-05-27 10:51:31

    #9- Random man at the football spilt coffee l gave him serviettes to clean up!

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  • Queen Purrs Like A Kitten
    Queen Purrs Like A Kitten Doing 4 cheers 2017-02-21 22:12:11

    14 so far for the year!

    Of Rivers, Baugettes and Billabongs

    The Plantation

    The Rip

    The Affair

    Growing up Asian in Australia

    The Wedding Season

    On the Road

    My Australia- Kokoda

    The Tour

    Upside down inside out

    The Road Back
    Does my head look big in this?

    Silken cords- Beyond "Dear Kate"

    The Valley Beyond- EV Timms.

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  • Queen Purrs Like A Kitten
    Queen Purrs Like A Kitten Doing 2 cheers 2017-05-01 08:33:52

    Today is day one of a three day detox part of my Body trim program, l blew it by lunch time but not too badly... so far so good l told my husband no coffee in the morning tomorrow will be hard!
    On a plus side 2.6 litres of water is a good effort! Plus well over 11,000 steps as well!

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  • Queen Purrs Like A Kitten
    Queen Purrs Like A Kitten Doing 0 cheers 2017-04-19 22:46:11

    Made up a batch of this "Golden Milk" this morning, mixed it with some cinnamon, Almond milk and honey... its vile but.. apparently tumeric is good for so many things including pain and my ankle is killing me.. plus its also good apparently for detoxing and weight loss. I'll perserve this batch and see how I go!

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  • Queen Purrs Like A Kitten
    Queen Purrs Like A Kitten Doing 0 cheers 2017-04-15 07:21:13

    Im so pleased to note that the scales have not deviated from the Pre Bali weight! I think l sweated out anything l ate over there!!
    Next week when school starts back and every day routine kicks in l am getting serious with the end result in mind.

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  • Queen Purrs Like A Kitten
    Queen Purrs Like A Kitten Doing 3 cheers 2017-03-05 11:55:07

    Hey I shocked myself!
    Been away camping for a week and usually I put on weight, so this morning I weighed myself and Im down again!!
    Takes my total from 16th January, down to Minus 3 kilograms, WOOHOO!! Offical number is 74.6 kgs. Only 5.7 kgs to go to GOAL!!
    Baby steps are better than no steps! Plus Fitbit is telling me, Im doing more ateps and more kilometers in distance as well! I love my fitbit!

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  • Queen Purrs Like A Kitten
    Queen Purrs Like A Kitten Doing 2 cheers 2017-02-24 11:21:12

    This week I've upped the ante on FitBit with some friends in challenges and so I've done extra steps, so this morning I snuck a peek at the scales, Im down to 75.9 so its not much, but anything that is less is always good!!!

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  • Queen Purrs Like A Kitten
    Queen Purrs Like A Kitten Doing 0 cheers 2017-05-28 07:46:43

    Hey Fellow Dinner Party goalies...

    How are you defining a "dinner party"?

    Here's one of the Google results l got...
    dinner party
    noun
    a social occasion at which guests eat dinner together.

    Then there was this one.....

    dinner party
    noun /ˈdɪn.ə ˌpɑː.ti
    US ​ /ˈdɪn.ɚ ˌpɑːr.t̬i/

    a formal evening meal to which a small number of people are invited.

    Ok... so my question is how formal or informal are you going?
    Does there need to be an occasion?
    If l were to go formal no one would come.... would love to hear everyone's ideas!

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  • Queen Purrs Like A Kitten
    Queen Purrs Like A Kitten Doing 3 cheers 2017-02-17 22:29:26

    I did this once, I invited a bunch of couples and told each person to bring their favourite dish and we supplied coffee and dessert, and I was sick as a dog that day and couldnt eat any of it, turns out I had gall stones LOL I want to tey this again... now who to put on the guest list?! 

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  • Queen Purrs Like A Kitten
    Queen Purrs Like A Kitten Doing 1 cheers 2017-02-17 22:30:04

    The writing part is easy.. I hand write letters all the time.. the content and where to keep a letter for 10 yrs is a different matter.. anyone else doing this goal... want to suggest some ideas?

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    • nudgethecurmudgeon
      nudgethecurmudgeon 1 cheers 2017-03-09 05:56:46

      @Queen Purrs Like A Kitten You can use futureme.org. It's a website that allows you to send an e-mail to yourself, but you will receive it months or years in the future (You designate the length of time)!

      The website is legitimate. I received an e-mail from myself written about 7 years ago. (Apparently, my past self would be slightly disappointed from what I was supposed to accomplish!) :3

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    • Queen Purrs Like A Kitten
      Queen Purrs Like A Kitten Doing 0 cheers 2017-03-09 09:35:33

      @nudgethecurmudgeon oh dear disapointing yourself.. I guess thats better than someone else disapointing you.
      I'll have a look at that site!
      I am also in the process of cleaning out my closet, so I'll have spare shelves I'm thinking I like the oretty box idea!

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  • Queen Purrs Like A Kitten
    Queen Purrs Like A Kitten Doing 1 cheers 2017-05-06 12:42:12

    Update- See an AFL match Live. (6th May 2017. Richmond V's Bulldogs. Richmond lost)

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  • Queen Purrs Like A Kitten
    Queen Purrs Like A Kitten Doing 1 cheers 2017-02-17 11:44:12

    Go Overseas again and Learn a language.... April 1-10th we are going to Bali and so learning some Indonesian.

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    Queen Purrs Like A Kitten Doing 1 cheers 2017-02-17 11:40:45

    Ok so here’s the list I’m up to 50 things
    See the Melbourne Aces baseball team play live- (completed- Jan 22nd 2012 and Jan 2015)
    Rockclimbing, indoors or outdoors it doesn’t matter (comleted September 2015- Pildappa Rock Sth Aust and Wave Rock WA)
    See an AFL match Live. ( 6tg May 2017. Richmond V's Bulldogs. Richmond lost)
    See Melbourne Storm Rugby team play live
    eat every different type of food (Italian,Indian, Mongolian,Greek, French German, and Indonesion in Bali, April 2017. Polynesian,Seafood. (Mexican- Jan 2012, Thai March 2012, December 2012- Chinese Banquet)
    Snorkel well- (October- November 2012 tick)
    Free camping... Somewhere in the wild that we don't pay anyone for. (Pildappa Rock Sth Australia Sept 2015)
    More camping and hiking (September-October-November 2012-56 days camping in total hiking some days 10 kms)
    Scuba dive the Great Barrier Reef( October 2012 Big Lap, snorkeled with a reef shark)
    swim with a turtle (not quite but we did see one in the same water)
    swim with the dolpins
    Swim with the Crocodile in Darwin NT (completed March 2nd 2012)
    Take your beloved on a midnight picnic
    Ride a roller-coaster
    Ride a camel
    Eat a camel
    Go to STH Australia and find an Opal (September 2012- Coober Pedy Sth Australia)
    Go to Queensland and find a Sapphire
    Go fishing- catch it, photograph it, clean it, cook it and eat it (Menindee Lakes Nov 2013. Esperance WA October 11th 2015)
    Stay up all night and watch the sunrise
    Go skinny dippin’
    water slides (various locations October-November 2012 big Lap)
    Visit Uluru (If Oprah can then bloody hell so can I!) (October 1,2,3rd 2012- awesome experience)
    Throw an Awesome 50th birthday party
    Glamour portrait with my daughters. (Jasmin's wedding Nov 29th 2015)
    Girls only pamper weekend ( Bestie and l did this in March 2017)
    Pamper weekend with my Bloke
    Weekend away on the motorbike (more than once if possible)
    Tour Tasmania and include Brewery Tour and Chocolate Factory tour
    Loose 12 kilos and keep it off until my 50th party (first part completed Sept 2011- lost 12 kgs)
    *Tandem Skydive Hopefully for my 50th Birthday!


    • Visit the 6 states and 2 territories in Australia (so far we've done, Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia and Territories - Canberra and Northern Territory,)
      Hot air balloon ride
      See a play on stage ( Kismet park)
      Go overseas again ( April 1-10th 2017. Bali Baby!!)
      Fancy dress ball or party- go to one or throw one! (Ambers 21st birthday Masquerade party)
      Grow a bonsai tree for each child
      Helicopter ride (Over Uluru on October 2nd 2012, awesome!!)
      Learn a language (Balinese and a little Indonesian. April 2017)
      Climb Sydney Harbour Bridge
      Shave my head to raise money for the Leukaemia Foundation (just do it because I can!) (TICK!!!! December 31st 2012 11.45pm AND Leukaemia Foundation March 2015, raised $1,600)
      Go Parasailing
      Go jet boating
      Go see a Live Concert (October 3rd 2013- Alan Jackson, Deni ute Muster)
      Go for a weekend to the snow
      Write my book
      Grow, harvest, cook and eat my own vegetables- (summer 2014/2015)
      Sell my art (if only one piece!)
      Go up in a glider
      See an Opera ( complete 14th June 2012- Barber of Seville at Kismet)

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    Queen Purrs Like A Kitten Doing 0 cheers 2017-03-06 23:26:20

    Just finished reading E V Timms... The Valleys beyond.

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    Queen Purrs Like A Kitten Doing 0 cheers 2017-02-28 07:25:52

    Finished!! Silken Cords- beyond Dear Kate! Leavibg a note in it snd leaving it here at the caravan park!

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    Queen Purrs Like A Kitten Doing 1 cheers 2017-02-22 10:31:09

    Next book in the Aussie author pile is....
    Silken Cords - beyond "Dear Kate" by Kate Samperi, Angela Rossmanith, Katherine Rossmanith and Julia Rossmanith.

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    Queen Purrs Like A Kitten Doing 1 cheers 2017-02-21 21:48:04

    I just finished reading this book! I brought it for two reasons, A- read Australian authors, this author is born and raised in my home town of Melbourne Australia. And B- I DO judge books by their covers and so I was excited to read it and I have found it really challenged some stupid ideas I mistakenly had! It also made me want to read the Koran!

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    Queen Purrs Like A Kitten Doing 1 cheers 2017-02-17 11:21:50

    I got invited to spend a year reading ONLY australian authors, that 2015, it turns outI have a lot of Australian authors in my bookshelf and met some new ones. Here we are two years later and I am STILL reading Aussie authors! Here is my current book.

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    Queen Purrs Like A Kitten Doing 5 cheers 2017-02-17 11:09:40

    Hi everyone, Queen purrs like a kitten is back on board thanks to @choosejoy who let me know it was back! Even got my old user name back!

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    Queen Purrs Like A Kitten Doing 7 cheers 2017-02-17 11:02:15

    I am trying to find a friend I made the first time round called Julie Davis. I think from memory she was in mi usa. Her user name was "Jade Cat" I believe. Our youngest children were similar ages. If anyone knows of Julie I'd love to touch base.

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      wyverndust Doing 3 cheers 2017-02-17 21:58:19

      @Queen Purrs Like A Kitten  I remember Julie, but I haven't seen her. I would love to see miss manx or lady of manx to return, and so many more of our old friends!

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      Queen Purrs Like A Kitten Doing 0 cheers 2017-02-17 22:47:31

      @wyverndust  I remember Miss Manx, I ended up penpalling with her for a while, Im sure its the same one she was an Aussie girl living on Isle of Man (where my ancestors come from) and she moved back home to Australia, I think living in Sth Australia now,

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      wyverndust Doing 1 cheers 2017-02-17 23:48:30

      @Queen Purrs Like A Kitten  wow I believe that is Miss Manx! amazing!

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      Queen Purrs Like A Kitten Doing 3 cheers 2017-02-22 10:32:47

      @wyverndust I found her on Facebook! I told her about the new site and asked her to come back as you were looking for her, she said she's just started a new job and is really busy but she might come back. Yay!

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      wyverndust Doing 1 cheers 2017-02-22 14:49:04

      @Queen Purrs Like A Kitten well done! amazing! thank you so much!!!

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    Queen Purrs Like A Kitten Doing 4 cheers 2017-03-05 12:00:45

    More tidbits...
    We love to camp, we recently (September) brought ourselves an Ultimate Camper, so now its kind of glamping which is still good, it means now we have the option of going remote and off the grid.
    Road trips and camping make me happy!

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    Queen Purrs Like A Kitten Doing 6 cheers 2017-02-19 04:06:56

    More about me..l we have two dogs, a Golden Retriever- Avalon, and a Toy Poodle- Ambrosia, who had very bad teeth and had them all removed! We have two cats Carl Purrrrrrkins and Sasha who belongs to my Grand daughter. We have daughter number two and grand daughter number 2 living with us. 

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    Queen Purrs Like A Kitten Doing 8 cheers 2017-02-17 06:30:32

    I started on the old 43 things back in 2005, I loved that site so much and spent so much time there. I was devestated when they shut it down. Luckily I was able to keep some of the friends through fb. So my name is Kim, and I am almost 50! I cant wait to get there! I live in Sunbury Victoria Australia. I am very happily married, Mother of five and Grandma to four. I am a very hands on Grandma and I love it.

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    Queen Purrs Like A Kitten Doing 1 cheers 2017-03-06 23:33:53

    February totals...1,018 pages

    The Road Back- Di Morrissey- 436 pages
    Does my head look big in this? Randa Abdel-Fattah- 340
    Silken Cords- Beyond Dear Kate- Kate Samperi, Angela Rossmanith, Katherine Rossmanith Julia Rossmanith- 242 pages
    The Valley Beyond- EV Timms- 280 pages

    Overall totals: 206,874 pages

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    Queen Purrs Like A Kitten Doing 0 cheers 2017-03-06 23:28:46

    February Reading..

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    Queen Purrs Like A Kitten Doing 1 cheers 2017-02-21 22:08:02

    01/01/2017-01/01/2017
    Of Rivers, Baugettes and
    Billabongs
    Reg Egan
    89

    01/01/2017-05/01/2017
    Whatever you say I am
    Anthony Bozza
    180

    06/01/2017-10/01/2017
    The Plantation
    Di Morrissey
    458

    11/01/2017
    The Rip
    Robert Drewe
    222

    11/01/2017-12/01/2017
    The Affair
    Bunty Avieson
    326

    12/01/2017-14/01/2017
    Growing up Asian in Australia
    Alice Pung
    351

    14/01/2017-18/01/2017
    The Wedding Season
    Su Dharmapala
    338

    18/01/2017
    On the Road
    Lee Atkinson
    336

    19/01/2016-25/01/2017
    My Australia- Kokoda
    Alan Tucker
    231

    26/01/2017-28/01/2017
    The Tour
    Denise Scott
    247

    28/01/2017-31/01/2017
    Upside down inside out
    Monica McInerney
    468

    01/02/2017-12/02/2017
    The Road Back
    Di Morrissey
    436

    12/02/2017-22/02/2017
    Does my head look big in this?
    Randa Abdel-Fattah
    340

    Total to date:
    206352

    So this is how my year is looking so far!
    this total is what I've done since Jan 1st 2007- 206352 pages
    my husband set me up an excel spread sheet so I can easily keep track of this goal!

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    Queen Purrs Like A Kitten Doing 2 cheers 2017-02-17 11:14:50

    On the first 43t site, TG was doing this goal, and invited me to join in. I started on 1st January 2007! And Im still going. At the end of the month I do a round up, of how many pages I've read for the month, a running yearly total and then the overall goal total. Check back then to see what I am up to.

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