Monday, January 30, 2012

Busy Busy!

I have a very busy week ahead of me this week. Holy Moly I hope I survive it!

Last week I had the opportunity to work in a higher position but now I'm back in my regular position that wasn't filled whilst I was away I have ALOT of work to catch up on, not to mention I have totally booked myself out everyday after work.

Here's what my schedule is looking like:

Monday - Boot Camp

Tuesday - Much needed trip to my hairdresser. I've got some pretty bad regrowth going on. I've decided that I want to get my hair cut shorter again into an actual bob like Dianna Agron. I'm undecided on whether I want to stay blonde or to go closer to my natural colour with a dark blonde/light brown. Suggestions are welcome and encouraged! 
Pics I've found on Google.

Wednesday - Induction for my design course. I haven't told you guys yet but I applied to do a Certificate 4 in Design and got in! I'm getting really bored in my admin job so I'm doing this course part time as a path for career change and a creative outlet. I'm surprised they let me in the course since my interview was a bit of a bomb because I've had no design experience and no idea where I ultimately want to go with it. But I am excited and can't wait to get started!

Thursday - Boot Camp

Friday - BBQ at a friends house

Saturday - 6am Boot Camp

Phew, I'm getting tired just thinking about it! This week is also the start of the 1 Million Kilo Challenge, who else is doing it? I won't be doing the exercises because I am already signed up for boot camp but I'm keen to try out all the recipes. I like having someone else set out a meal plan for me! Good luck to all those doing it with me! :) 

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Australia Day Adventures

So I hear everyone had a great Australia Day! Ours was also fun! This year we decided to go adventuring in Sydney. A few days before I looked up what was going and and decided we should check out the Your Song Music Festival and Markets at The Rocks. It was lots of fun and since Matt hadn't really ventured into that part of Sydney before we went for a walk around the Opera House. We also went on a jet boat ride and even though we were wearing the provided ponchos we still got pretty wet! Here are pictures from our day:
When we got near The Rocks they had set up deck chairs as a chill out area. It was great to watch everyone pass by, even though we got wet bottoms from the rain.

These wheelie bins were actually "mobile discos" they were converted into speakers powered by solar panels on the lid. They were really cool and pretty loud too!

Nomming on some corn on a stick at the makets.

Monet cupcakes. Cookies and Cream on the left and Passionfruit on the right. The icing was yummy but the cake was dense, they were a little disappointing.

One of the stages set up under the Harbour Bridge. Every now and again we'd see the bridge climbers walk past.

The Australian flag; handy for keeping sunburn off your neck!

We bought art! Which now costs more to frame than we paid for the actual pictures. Lol.

And we sat on the railing of the Opera House watching boats sail by and jets fly around.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Boot Camp... More like Death Camp.

Last night I started my very first ever boot camp. It was a bit of a shock to the system, I am SO UNFIT! The running killed me more than anything. But even though I felt like vomitting and dying I pushed through. Now I feel awesome! Keen to go back on Wednesday and push harder!

Monday, January 23, 2012

TAGGETY TAG - You're it!

The wonderful Natalie from one of my favourite blogs in the night sky tagged me in this game of TAG! You're it!

Now I'm going to be a lazy party pooper and not actually tag anymore people because all of the people I would have tagged have already participated in this game. But I'll still post questions for those who want to answer mine, in case you haven't been tagged yourself or if you just like my questions...

First Things First, The Rules:

You must post the rules.
Post eleven fun facts about yourself on the blog post.
Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post, and then create eleven new questions to ask the people you've tagged.
Tag eleven people and link them on your post
Let them know you've tagged them!

Eleven Fun Facts About Me:

1. My favourite colours are green and yellow.
2. I have two dogs and two turtles.
3. I listen to Triple J.
4. When I am angry, I clean.
5. I cannot hold a grudge for a very long time.
6. Max is my favourite boys name.
7. All my friends think I'm creative, but really I'm just stealing idea's from the blog world or pinterest.
8. To get my two litres of water in a day I leave a big water bottle on my desk at work and drink everytime I'm bored. I'm getting there.
9. My sister calls me the crazy aunty.
10. I love the feeling of crunching leaves under my shoes.
11. Potatoes are my favourite food.

Questions From Natalie :

1. How do you get to work?
I drive in my AshMac mobile. I'm really thinking about getting my motorbike licence though so I can get a Scooter!

2. Are you a shower or a bath person?
Shower all the way. It takes far too long to fill up our bath and I'm too fidgety to just lay in water for an hour or so.

3. What is your favourite drink (either Alcoholic or non)?Non Alcoholic would have to be the Mildura Orange and Passionfruit Juice. Both Matt and I love it and a 3 Litre bottle could be gone in less than two days. Woops! There are too many delicious cocktails out in the world for me to choose a favourite alcoholic drink!

4. Do you like your name? If not, what would you change it to?I like my name but I HATE my middle name. It's not so much that I don't like it it's more the fact that I hate the combination of my first name and my middle name and the way my middle name is spelt. Seriously "Ashley Alesha"

5. What is your favourite city or country?I'm not a very seasoned traveller, I've been up and down the east coast a few times whilst I was a kid, and I've only been overseas once. But I'm still going to say there's no place like home. Good old Newcastle it is for me!

6. Are you a summer or winter person?I hate both! I would like every day to be a warm 25 degrees,but I prefer summer because I dont get sick from heat, like I do from coldness and rain.

7. What would be your dream job?I don't have anything specific but so long as it is interesting, challenging and lets me be creative.

8. What is your favourite movie?Dirty Dancing. Matt seems to think that I watch it whenever I'm upset. Whenever he catches me watching it he always asks me whats wrong!
9. Have you ever done something crazy for love?No, I'm too lame tame :P

10. Are you an early bird or a night owl?Early bird.

11. Do you like the colour of your bathroom?No. If Matt would let me I would be renovating the sh*t out of our whole house :P

My questions for those interested:

1. What is your ice-cream flavour of choice?
2. What room in your house do you like to spend the most time in?
3. When cooking, what is your specialty meal?
4. What is your morning routine?
5. Favourite item of clothing?
6. How many pairs of shoes do you own?
7. How many applications do you have on your phone?
8. How many blogs do you follow?
9. Can you survive without your phone?
10. How many siblings do you have?
11. How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?

Apologies x infinity

Hey guys!

Sorry I have been MIA. My work computer has decided it doesn't like blogger so I haven't been able to comment anyone/see comments/or just post at all.

I could have posted from home after work or on weekends but I reserve that time for catching up on tv eps, spending time with the Mr and generally keeping away from the computer (unless it's to check out facebook :P), those who have desk jobs and stare at the computer 7 hours a day, 5 days a week will know what I'm on about!

I have plenty of things for you guys to catch up on if your interested so keep posted!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Friday, January 13, 2012



Oh Hi There! My name is Kate but I only answer to Katie. I love belly scratches and lots of cuddles. Whilst my owners are hanging clothes on the line I like to watch them and try to be super cute so they stop what they are doing to give me attention. I'm very nosey and like to stick my nose under the neighbours fences to see what they are up to. I also like to go on adventures, I used to love adventures so much I escaped all the time but now I only go out with my owners.


My name is Jack. Did you say ball? I'll go find it for you and then will you throw it? I got it! Throw it again! Wait? Where did it go? *searches the whole yard* Found it! Throw it again!
FOOD! *swallows whole* Have you got anymore?


Jack and Katie are brother and sister. They love each other very much.

While even though there is plenty of room in their dog house and they used to snuggle together, now Jack sleeps on top of the house whilst Katie sleeps inside. And when they aren't rushing to the door they follow the little footpath. When they get given bones or treats Katie likes to eat it far far away from Jack so he doesn't try to eat it on her. Katie likes to take her time eating things and lays down, while Jack guzzles his food down like a vaccuum cleaner. Then he watches Katie and looks at us as if we'd given her more food! They are funny dogs, I love all their little quirks and personalities.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Tiny Tower - I'm addicted

I'm always on the lookout for new apps whether they are games, health related, super useful etc. Today one of my old friends posted about Tiny Tower on Twitter.

I am hooked. Pretty sure I've spent the last 5 and a half hours building floors, giving people jobs and restocking stores. I might need to delete it off my phone so I can get some work done...

Has anyone else got any good apps they love?

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

It has started...

It was back to work for me yesterday. *sigh* It wasn't so bad though because not everyone is back this week, I get to ease myself into it instead of being bombarded.

Yesterday I also started my attempt at a more healthy living. It wasn't that great of a start because I had a Sausage McMuffin in my rush to work for breakfast and taco's for dinner because I was at a friends house. I did however have a healthy lunch of a salad and vitawheats, AND I exercised!

The exercise was pretty funny, I WAS going to do body pump at the gym but left work too late so I decided to start the C25K. C25K is a program that is aimed to get couch potatoes like myself up and running 5km's in a 9 week period. There's more info about it here. However, I decided I'd take our dogs Jack and Katie along with me. It wasn't such a great idea, they run alot faster than I can and ended up just dragging me down the footpath completely missing all of the intervals.

They are STRONG puppies!
(I promise to post a better picture of them another time, I might even do a post on them)

So I gave up on the dogs, took them home and did a workout from the Nike Training Club App, I downloaded this ages ago after Mrs B from the Wifey Chronicles blogged about it here. This was the first time I used it and HOLY MOLY! It is awesome! It worked me pretty hard and I can feel it everywhere today.

This afternoon I plan to restart the C25K (without the dogs!). Let's see how it goes!