Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Disney Birthday Party

Wow April has been flat tack!
Finally I'll get around to writing a post about my birthday party...which was AWESOME!!! If you can imagine guests dancing Blues, Lindy-Hop, Salsa and Balboa dressed as characters from Disney films to Disney tunes, your there!

I really do have the best friends in the whole wide world...every one of them went to so much effort for their costume, bought "6 yr old themed" party food and even helped clean up afterwards...just LOVE you guys your TOPS!

I even got to have a birthday dance which was hilarious and so much fun... if you are unfamiliar with the concept a "birthday dance" being different from any other, I'll explain. Birthday girls and boys stand in the middle of a circle and begin to dance with a partner, others from the circle proceed to "steal" the dance and thus the game begins....SOOOO much fun! 

My face hurt from smiling all night, you seriously are a bunch of silly buggers, I love it! 

Hard to forget...
Robbie- "I can see your giiiiiiineeeee!" just as the music went quiet! Aimed at Shannan and Asseel dancing Salsa.
The chairs lined up along the pool with a leg over the edge....just waiting...wish he'd sat down :(
Robbie getting "Buffaloed" with a whole teapot of red wine...
My ears BLEEDING from Sing Star, who's stupid idea was THAT! :)

Lumiere, Esmerelda, Mad Hatters, Aladdin, Mighty Ducks, Alice, The Sultan from Aladdin
Tigger, Minnie Mouse, The Animators
Jessie and Woody, Snow White, The Slinky Dog, Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck.
Tinkerbell, Mulan, Cinderella...
and of course the inevitable GROUP shot!!!!
Big thankyous go to Mr in Wonderland for organising everything and setting it up while I was working <3, Jon-For lending us his house for a spectacular venue, Katelyn, who couldn't actually come but drew all the disney pictures to decorate and provided all the Disney tunes, Emma- for creating the most magnificent polka dotted cake I've ever seen (and tasted), Trev and Shane for providing the yummy bottle of red wine I devoured throughout the night, Asseel and Dan for doing dishes and cleaning up (smack you! but it was appreciated immensely whilst hungover the next day), Fi for the awesome "6 year old" badge she made for me to wear, Paulie and Russ for yummy treats, Greg for the fabulous brownies, Kat and Aileen for singing Disney tunes with me so I wouldn't look like an arse, those of you who belted out Sing Star tunes, and everybody for making me have the BEST DIsney party by rocking up the some of the most fantastic costumes I have ever seen!!! Now that's why I cried during my speech, because I thought of all the hard work you guys had put into making my big day special...xxx! Love you guys!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

April Showers

Well I have many a thing to report, well seeing as it has been a rather long gap between catch up's you would hope so...

Every time I have started to write it has come out well, grumpy and I then delete, awaiting a time when I will obviously be in a better frame of mind...hehe it's been a while. I'm putting it down to stress...because I just don't know how to stop and do nothing!
                                                                              Image from here
Firstly I'm rather proud of myself for finally applying for a job working in vintage fashion, AND being successful, hooray! I'm now working at Winifred and Bance in the Fremantle Markets on a Saturday. I started last week and had a ball. Come down and have a look, her selection is gorgeous and reasonably priced with a gorgeous frock ranging from $65/$75 in immaculate condition. You walk through the entrance from Sail and Anchor, turn left and you'll find it in behind the "man that prints T-shirts" and "the lady who sells socks" and next to the $2 shop...keep looking if you have trouble, it's well worth it!

Another thing is that I turned a year older and was doing "how did I end up here?" in a BIG way!
Mostly because the job that was supposed to pay the bills for a year before I went to university became a 7 year career. Don't get me wrong, I love what I do...I just kind of felt like I'd let my dreams down a bit. Singing, dancing and acting on stage (I wanted to do musical theatre) is not a huge leap from working with children, I like that silliness, especially when you get new babies that look at you as if to say "hey, I like you, your bonkers!". Plus there is something truly satisfying about teaching in the most fun ways you can think of, and having them "get it".

So now that I have fulfilled by passion for vintage fashion I now have to fill my singing void. Thinking of this has also got me a bit bummed as something has happened to it, the doctor said it may just be allergies(which I've never, ever had before) stopping my vocal chords from moving properly, gross really. NEXT he said it may also be nodules of which they can't tell without sticking a tube down my throat which sounds oh SO pleasant! Lets just hope the antihistamines work and my voice comes back because that just sounds all around shite!

On a more exciting note Hullabaloo is in 9 days or something, which is going to be SO much fun...I've got leave all organised so that's a load off. Only bother is that I have one very frilly dress to finish, which btw looks NOTHING like my original design, now looks kinda like this..
The gorgeous black dress arrived and didn't quite fit and I really couldn't be bothered doing a "you alter yourself to fit Vera" for a dress that wasn't really me, plus this is the idea that I REALLY wanted to go with but for a very unfamiliar moment thought that I had better "go with the grain" and choose something Old Hollywood 30's/40's-esque. I looked terrible and to be honest I'm just too short and hourglass shaped to look fabulous in a dress made for a girl on rations :) Here's progress...

Now just ignore the tulle around the neck that's just there because it was hanging down and naughty Charlie-cat was trying to eat it!

My birthday party was "oh my god!" awesome...but I shall leave the elaborating on that for my next post...

Lastly the end of this month is the beginning of my N.L.P training which shall see to the end of all this confusion and get some more things happening, as it is conveniently named "Design Your Destiny", (or has now been changed to "Rich Heart, Healthy Mind", which I think sounds wanky so I'm sticking with the old one) it couldn't have come at a better time.Hopefully it can put me back on track and give me the motivation to study for my Results Certification and Master Results Certification as the year is flying by and it will be June before we know it.

Now I shall be using every waking hour to make tulle frills, wish me luck...xxx

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Happy Birthday to Me!!!

Well today I am turning 6, yes 6 alright! I have a funny feeling this years party is going to be a blast, what we have planned is a disney themed party!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Rock n' Roll Favourites

I came across this on YouTube, this was one of my FAVOURITE songs a child. I was in love with my record player...and my favourite of those albums was a compilation of 1950's tracks. "Why do Fools Fall in Love" is such a catchy tune, little did I know it had been written by a 13 year old boy. Every time I hear that "Bu Doom Bop, Bu Doop bop, Bu, Doom, Bop" I just swoon....what a great song!

And then this one, "Little Darlin" by the Diamonds...I'm blown away by how much they sound the same as the original back in 1957.

Just thought I'd share....Have a great Easter :)