I live in one of the most beautiful places in Australia – according to ME. I have a job I love (most of the time), 3 beautiful girls, who are old enough now to be independent…but still need their Mummy. #1 is nearly 21, lives with BF, #2 is nearly 18, saving hard for a gap year in the UK and # 3 is 14, loves One Direction and the Hunger Games. Hubby and I have been married 21 years and I don’t know what I would do with out him.

I spend far too much time on the computer – often pretending to work, so when all my words with friend’s games are played and the gossip and news of the world read, I will BLOG.

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Formal Dress Shopping

Is there anything more scary for a Mother of three girls than shopping for formal dresses?

With #1 we spent a whole day trying on dresses to find the perfect one, the day started with a budget, by the time we found the 'perfect' dress I didn't care anymore I just wanted it over - after all she would be able to wear the dress again, right? (she never did - one wear only and it has hung in my cupboard since dry cleaning)

#2's turn and I was dreading the day...OMG you will never believe what happened, 1 shop, 5 dresses and the one was found. All in under 1 hour. We picked it up yesterday and took it to this little Italian lady to be altered, #2 is so skinny a size 6 needed to be taken in 2 inches. Formal date is 14 November - 2 days before her 18th birthday.

She has been working every weekend for the last year or so saving to go the the UK next year, so we made the most of yesterday and went shopping for a new iPhone, not the latest the iPhone 5 (this needs all new connections - I hate it when they do that!) What was supposed to be a simple transaction turned in to a nightmare because the service tech, didn't want to serve us and couldn't be bothered checking my details - he transferred #3's number to the iPhone. So today I spent hours on the phone with call center staff who's first language is  not English trying to find out what the problem was. It was not until I spoke to a supervisor who read out the number for the iPhone that we worked out how to fix it - fixing it meant I had to drive back to the shop front and get 2 new sim cards. So much for my lazy day.

We gave the puppy her first bath (with us) today... while she didn't love it, she didn't hate it either and she is so soft a fluffy now. 

Yes I know I have posted twice in one day...its the holidays and I have been very busy, tomorrow I am off to Australia Zoo with #3, the fist time withthe new camera and lens, looking forward to my do over shots.