Sunday, 31 October 2010

Coco Supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month



My post for today is over on our joint blog...Coco Supports Breast Cancer.


Have a great Halloween.
Love KB
xxx

Friday, 29 October 2010

Horror Scope



I cheated a little this week. I've posted this 55 before but I thought it was perfect for Halloween week.



She turned to her horoscope for guidance.

‘Planets are at odds today, bringing out your jealous, possessive side. Holding on to loved ones, will make them more determined to escape your tenacious grip. Try to relax.’

Stepping over her lover's bloody corpse, she made her way to the bathroom.

A bubble bath would relax her.


Flash Fiction - Each Friday, I compose a short story of 55 words - no more, no less. If you would like to join in the fun and games... post your story and report to the boss G-MAN. If you're not interested in contributing a story, feel free to read the other entries. I'm sure any comments you have would be appreciated.

Happy reading and writing!

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Keeping Up With KB



The sun is shining, Whitesnake and Coco are taking a nap...not together, hehe and all seems right with the world.

Whitesnake and I enjoyed a delish lunch at our favourite Japanese Restaurant. As you've probably realised by now, we dine there as often as we can. We then put our feet up to watch - It's Complicated. I laughed a lot,  Meryl Streep was adorable and funny in her role.

I've posted a few entries on our joint blog...

Our Labour Day At Home has a vid and pics of us enjoying ourselves on the recent Public Holiday.



Walkabout has a selection of pics of us relaxing at Half Moon Bay



That's all from me for today. I better wake Whitesnake up as I have to take him to work shortly and then it's a quiet night in for me with a glass of wine and this week's episode of X-Factor Australia.

See you tomorrow
Love KB
xxx
   

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Getting By With A Little Help From My Friends...The Slide Show



30 Days Of Me - Day 11

A picture of you and your friends.

I decided to go one better and make a slide show of me and my friends. An hour and a half later, after much cursing, I've decided Photobucket slide show coding is NOT my friend but I did learn how to alter the code and make it work...yay!





You can view the previous 10 days here

Have a great day all
Love KB
xxx

Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid

Here's my contribution to Carry On Tuesday, brought to us by the Charming Mr Keith. and I'm using the same poem for One Shot Wednesday this week.







If I should die, think only this of me

If you treated me badly
 
I'll return to haunt you
 
Relentlessly
 
 
 
 
I have to go now...I'm scared looking at that Halloween pic of myself, hehe!

Whitesnake's One Shot  is here
 
Love KB
xxx

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Music To My Ears

30 Days Of Me



Day 10- songs you listen to when you are...




Sad

I listen to this one when I feel sad because it reminds me of my man (because it's a Whitesnake song and my Whitesnake made the vid for me) , how much I am loved and how far I have come and I feel better in no time.

video




Happy

I couldn't narrow this one down because when I'm happy, I usually have my music on shuffle :)



Bored

Who has time to be bored???


Hyped

When I'm hyped up and have a lot of nervous energy, I do strange things like scrub the shower and dance around with the vaccum cleaner. I like to listen to 80's music as I do this ( which reminds me of my younth) or I parade around the house singing into my  microphone (duster), pretending I'm Madonna or Britney Spears. This cleaning frenzy is usually over quite quickly as the exertion reminds me I am no longer youthful, Madonna or Britney Spears.              

Mad

I'm presumind this means mad - as in angry and not mad as in insane. Kelly Clarkson goes on repeatedly when I am angry. This one especially takes me to a really dark place, makes me cry every time and helps me release anger .





Read the previous 9 days here.


Bye for now
Love KB
xxx

Monday, 25 October 2010

Happy Labour Day, NZ








It's a beautiful day here in Auckland. Whitesnake has the day off work....yay!. We're going to spend the day at home, in the sunshine, with a bottle of chardonnay and a BBQ lunch, followed by coffee with Mum and Dad.

Enjoy your day off NZ.

Love KB
xxx

I'll be back later with the pics :)

Sunday, 24 October 2010

I'm So Proud Of Me



30 Days Of Me - Day 9

Something you’re proud of in the past few days.





There's not one thing I can put my finger on specifically over the past few days but basically I'm proud of being the real me. After spending many years pretending to be something I wasn't to make others happy, I finally reached the place where I said enough is enough.  It feels wonderful to just 'be' rather than trying to be something I'm not and to know that people who really care about me love and accept me just the way I am. Yay, go me!

I'll be back later
Love KB
xxx  

Saturday, 23 October 2010

Keeping Up With KB



Feeling good today. The weather is beautiful, I've caught up with a dear friend for coffee and best of all...only one more day till Whitesnake has some time off, yay!

Coco has been busy updating her blog pages. There are some photos and a video of  The Coco Whisperer   for you to watch if you like.





Whitesnake and I cooked up Simply Delish Hamburgers (recipe here) earlier in the week. They tasted so much better than bought ones...yum, yum!




Well that's all from me for today. I hear the washing machine calling.

See ya tomorrow
Love KB
xxx

Friday, 22 October 2010

Friday Flash 55 - KB, The Younger Years



Here's my contribution to FF55, hosted by the cheeky Mr G-Man.



After years of getting out of her seat to read the blackboard
and being stuck in remedial reading, she finally rose toward the top of the class.

Mummy the world looks so different.

How so sweetheart?

See that tree over there?

Before it looked like one big leaf.
Now I can see ALL the leaves.



I've worn glasses and later on contact lenses since I was about eight. I had trouble with my school work when I first started school. I didn't realise I couldn't see properly, I thought what I saw was normal. You'd think the teachers would notice I always plonked myself down at the front of the class and I'd still have to get our of my seat to read the board on a regular basis.

One day, we had our eyes tested at school. The optometrist asked me to read down the eye chart as far as I could and was shocked when I could barely see the first letter. He couldn't believe I'd managed so long without seeing properly. I must have had bad eyesight for a long time because I didn't realise how bad my vision was until it was corrected. The world suddenly was defined and didn't have blurry edges.

Have a great day all
Love KB
xxx

Thursday, 21 October 2010

Keeping Up With KB




Hi all,

Have enjoyed a lovely few days off with Whitesnake but now it's back to work. The time goes by too quickly :(

The day I enjoyed the most was when we went to our Favourite Japanese Restaurant followed by a walk along the beach.  You can see the rest of the pics of Bucklands Beach and Musik Point here.


Coco has been busy writing her own posts too. You can see more of Coco's pics by following this link.




Righto, that's all from me today. Feeling a little blue so I'm going to treat myself to a chocolate flake and a DVD.

See ya tomorrow
Love KB
xxx

Hobbit May Be Over Before It's Begun

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The actors' boycott of The Hobbit is over but the damage has already been done. Although Sir Peter Jackson says he will fight to save the production,  the final decision is now in the hands of Warner Bros. The American movie making giants are concerned about making the production in NZ after a dispute with the Actors' Equity.


pic via spin.com

Arrrg, Jackson has done so much for not only the NZ film industry but the whole of NZ. He has put NZ on the film making map with his work in The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy. Why do a small few have to spoil all his good work? Most actors and film crew here are desperate for work but now our hard worked for reputation is tarnished.

It will be a real shame if the production of The Hobbit is moved out of NZ. I'll be keeping my fingers crossed that the Union stays out of it and lets everyone get on with the job in hand.

I'll be back soon
Love KB
xxx

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Black Widow



Here's my contribution to One Shot Wednesday




Her prey is found so easily
She spins her web and waits to see
Her trap is set, she'll make it clear
That loving her was your idea


She's the answer to your prayers
She'll steal your heart while you're unawares
A camelion, swapping and changing
Becoming the girl you dreamt of possessing


She has you now, where she wants you
No turning back, try if you must do
She'll devour you and spit you out
Isn't this what the game's about?


Time to move on,
Find fresh prey
There's plenty more
Begging to play



I'll be back with another post later on today
See you then
Love KB
xxx

Lessons Learned



Here's my contribution to COT brought to us by the charming Keith.







Packed your bags.
Moved away.
Returning soon.
So you say.


Left me wanting.
Confused, ashamed.
Mistaken identity.
Beast untamed.



Moving on now.
Wounds licked clean.
Scars are hidden.
Rarely seen.


Good times remembered.
Heart beats anew.
Lessons learned.
For me and you.


Bye for now
Love KB
xxx

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Keeping Up With KB




Enjoying a relaxing day with my Whitesnake. We had a yummy lunch at our favourite Japanese restaurant, a wander around a local beach (pics to come later) and a visit to the garden centre. Heading off now for dinner and a DVD with my babe.




See ya tomorrow
Love KB
xxx   

Monday, 18 October 2010

Must Eat More Fruit...Cool, Wine's Made Of Fruit



30 Days Of Me

day 8- short term goals for this month and why

Don't you hate it when you want to answer this but you're already half way through the month? If it was the beginning of the month, I could list all these wonderful goals and you'd all be really impressed and then I would probably forget about them and so would you. Instead I will share the goals I made earlier in the month and report on how well I'm doing. Oh the shame.

1. Eat 2 pieces of fruit per day...not going too bad with this one but probably be closer to 1 piece per day. Unless I can count glasses of wine and then I'd be sweet. Wine has grapes in it after all, hehe!



2. 30 minute walk minimum twice a week. At the rate I'm going at the moment, I may be lucky to get in two walks for the month. Oops.

I'm focusing on my health this year and to be honest...I'm not doing too badly. Perhaps this little exercise will give me the added motivation I need. Or perhaps not, hehe!

That's all from me folks...time to watch a little TV, drink a little wine (to reach my fruit quota, of course, hehe)  and eat a little steak. There goes the diet for today, better luck tomorrow. See you then.

Love KB
xxx
   

Read more of my 30 days of me here.

Microfiction Monday




Here's my contribution (with a little inspiration from Whitesnake) to Microfiction Monday. Visit the lovely Susan if you'd like to join in the fun.




I wish they’d hurry up and brick me in. Least then I’d have some privacy. If I don’t use the lavatory soon, I’ll burst.


Have a great week all

Love KB
xxx

Coming up...Coco's World

Sunday, 17 October 2010

Keeping Up With KB



Have had an interesting few days. Our laptop discovered she had a mind of her own and has been doing weird things. Fingers crossed all will be resolved by tomorrow so I can get back to my daily Internet fix.

An elderly lady has been calling our home phone, our conversation goes a little like this...

LADY - Hello Beryl

KB - Sorry you have the wrong number

LADY - Can you let George know I'm checking my address book.

KB (in a louder voice)- you have the wrong number

LADY - Repeats my phone number

KB (yelling) you have the wrong number

LADY - OK, get George to call me later.

We have had this conversation three times within the space of a few hours. Obviously, she is quite deaf and very confused. I'm trying to be patient as I know I could be like that one day but now I just giggle when she calls. Any ideas on what to do?

Caught up with my parents for coffee yesterday and they are both well. Dad gave me some DVDs of a trip we took together years ago to the UK and Disneyland. I asked Whitesnake if he'd mind watching with me because my ex was on there but he said it would be cool. It was fascinating to watch myself 12 years ago and we both noticed the early signs of all not being right with the relationship I was in. It was almost like I was two people, one laughing and enjoying time with my family and the other subdued and nervous. Very interesting. I'm so glad Dad gave me the discs as my Grandparents (who have since passed away) are on there and many of my relatives from England. I'll treasure them always. Coincidentally, the next post down is about my Gran.





Anyway,all is good here. I've had a busy day catching up on a few jobs around the house but now I'm all done, fish pie is in the oven (see my recipe for fish pie here) and it's almost time to pick Whitesnake up from work. Looking forward to spending a few days off together.

I was hoping to write a post about Coco but I have run out of time, maybe I'll get to it tomorrow.

See you then
Love KB
xxx

30 Days Of Me - My Gran



day 7- a picture of someone/something that has the biggest impact on you


The person who has the biggest impact on me is Whitesnake but I thought if I keep answering every question about him...you might tell me to get a room or something. So here's  a pic of me with someone else who has greatly influenced my life.
 
 

I used to spend my summer holidays with my Grandparents when I was a girl. I was quiet and shy when I was younger. Don't laugh, it's quite true. I would rather stay inside and read than go outside and play with my friends. Must be making up for it now, hehe!

I loved staying with my Gran, her house was like an oasis, somewhere I could go to escape from the real world for a while. Mum would drop me off on her way to work and I'd run inside. The first thing that would hit me when I opened the door, was the wonderful aroma of bread baking *drools*, often followed by a large dog licking my face (not so appealing). It's hard to explain how I felt when I was there. My Gran treated me like her little princess, I always felt happy, loved and safe when we were together. She would tell me wonderful stories about her life and I'd laugh until the tears ran down my cheeks.

We would spend our days walking the dogs, baking, working in the laundrette (not sure how much help I was there), visiting the library, reading, going to the market, and doing puzzles. Hmmm, funnily enough those are some of my favourite things to do...except the baking and laundry. I definitely missed out on the baking gene which the rest of my family have.

Gran's house was always full of cats and dogs. Stray dogs would often follow us home and we'd look after them until we could find a new home for them. I can remember her having as many as four cats and three dogs at one time - KB HEAVEN!

Sometimes I think I get my blondness from Gran and I don't mean the colour of my hair. I remember when I was about ten years old, Gran wanted me to have my picture taken with a pony. I love animals but this little horse looked a bit feisty to me. I told Gran I wasn't keen on standing next to it. She told me I was being silly and the pony was totally harmless. She proceeded to climb over the fence and stand next to the 'harmless' pony. The pony took one look at her and kicked her up the arse. I can still see the expression on Gran's face. Priceless! Does that sound like something that would happen to me or what? LMAO!

I was lucky enough to spend six weeks with her the year before she died. One day, she took me aside and removed a small note book from her bedside table. It was tattered and torn and obviously well used. I was delighted when I discovered what was inside. There were pages and pages of favourite quotes, poems and stories she had written. She used it to write down thoughts when she couldn't sleep at night. When I told her I did exactly the same thing, she grinned from ear to ear. All those years I thought I was the only person in the family who was interesting in such things. I should have know it was something I had in common with Gran. We are similar in so many ways.

I miss her very much and love her dearly. If I turn out to be even half the woman she was...I'll be very happy.

View the previous days of me HERE

I'll be back later in the day with...Keeping Up With KB


Later gators
Love KB
xxx

Clever Laptop

Our laptop has decided she's got a mind of her own and is playing tricks on us.

I'll be back later with a proper update when all is resolved. Keep everything crossed for me.

Bye for now
Love KB

xxx

Friday, 15 October 2010

Flash 55 - Kickin' Some Aussie Butt



My contribution to this week's Friday Flash 55, brought to us by the wicked but lovable Mr G-Man.


The scores were level at full time. The game went into extra time,  the teams couldn’t be separated, the game went into extra, extra time . The winner of the match would be the team that could get ahead by two goals. After a nail biting finish…Gold to the New Zealand Silver Ferns Netball Team.

Photo source : Photosport

NZ and Australia are great rivals in sport. This was a very physical, exciting game. Both Australia and NZ played very well but it always gives me great satisfaction when one of our teams beats the Aussies. Congrats to the Silver Ferns on winning Gold at the Commonwealth Games!

P.S. After reading a few comments, it's apparent some of you don't know of Netball. Just follow the NZ netball link up above, which will take you to the NZ netball website, if you want to find out about it . Netball is very popular here, it's amazing to me that some haven't heard of it. Shows what I know, hehe!

Have a great weekend all.

Love KB
xxx

Coming up...Coco's World

Doctor Who In America



The sixth season of Doctor Who is on it's way...YAY! Whitesnake and I have whiled many hours away watching Doctor Who and the spin off series - Torchwood.



The BBC has announced an epic two-part episode set in the United States.

"Key scenes will be filmed in Utah for a story set in the late Sixties in which the Doctor (Matt Smith), Amy (Karen Gillan) and Rory (Arthur Darvill) find themselves on a secret summons that takes them on an adventure from the desert in Utah right to the Oval Office itself," per a network press release.

"The Doctor has visited every weird and wonderful planet you can imagine, so he was bound get round to America eventually!" boasted head writer Stephen Moffat. "And of course every Doctor Who fan will be jumping up and down and saying he's been in America before. But not for real, not on location — and not with a story like this one!"

I can hardly wait but I guess I'll have to.

Have a great day
Love KB
xxx

VIA CELEBRITY FIX

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Keeping Up With KB



Hi all,

I've been having a relaxing day, catching up on my bits and pieces online and watching a bit of telly. Feeling really tired, aren't I always? I've been up since 6am so there's no surprise there. It's a beautiful afternoon so Whitesnake and I have arranged to have a bar-b-q when he gets home from work. Nice piece of pork, a glass of red and good company. Really looking forward to it.   

Happy to hear the miners have all arrived safely above ground but sad to hear a freind of mine has breast cancer. Have to take the good with the bad I guess.

I've been updating our joint blog so there's a new page up there you may like and some pics of us and some drunken women at the garden centre, hehe!

Righto, I'm going to do a bit of tidying up before I go and pick up my darling.

Have a great day/night and I'll see you tomorrow...I have some news for Dr Who fans and Coco is organising a post with pics especially for Missy (cause Missy loves Coco's world so much).


G and Coco



Night all from beautiful NZ
Love KB
xxx

The Chilean Miners' Futures Are So Bright, They Gotta Wear Oakley Shades




Chilean Miners emerge wearing $450 Oakley Sunglasses and they deserve to. I've been watching the minors emerge from their underground prison with fascination. When the first man appeared, I cried. I have one complaint about the whole proceedings...commentators SHUT UP, we don't want to hear you drivel on about boring facts and tell us all the things that can go wrong so you can report an even bigger story, we just wanna see the men get out safely.


HUGO INFANTE/AFP/Getty Images

I'll be back later with a rather late Walkabout Wednesday entry :)
Love KB
xxx

{via ryanseacrest}

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Kiwi Gold

New Zealand has beaten Australia 24-17 in the Sevens Final of the Commonwealth Games. This is the fourth consecutive gold for the Kiwis in this event. I'm so proud of the boys. Why do we call them boys in these situations went they are obviously men? They stripped off their shirts and performed the Haka after winning their medal. This takes our gold tally to three. Cool!




I'll be back later in the day
Love KB
xxx

Misunderstood

Here's a poem I wrote a few years ago, my contribution to One Shot.





You would have understood me, had you waited
Would have loved me instead of hated
Your words cut deep and hurt me
Misrepresented and dirty


A mystery still unfolding
Begrudging instead of holding
Let loose on a sea of hate
Bide your time and commiserate


Battles fought, still raging on
Lovers distraught, mind has gone
You could have loved me, if you'd waited
Destiny and fate untranslated






Have a great week
Love KB
xxx

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

30 Days Of Me - My Hero

Day 6 - favourite Super Hero and why.

A superhero is a fictional character who is noted for feats of courage and nobility and who usually has a colorful name and costume and abilities beyond those of normal human beings. 




My superhero is Whitesnake. He may not be a fictional character but he qualifies in all other categories. He faces gang members, thieves and all types of criminals on a daily basis and I have seen the scars, bruises and injuries to prove it. He does this in a noble and dignified way (as much as you can in those situations). His blog name is very colourful - it has white in the title after all. He wears a costume to work and has the ability to relate to said criminals in a way that earns him much respect from them and his colleagues. Plus, he is loving, kind, generous, funny and basically a lovable chap.

If you're still not convinced...he has a certificate to prove it!



Love KB
xxx





See more of 30 days of me here.

Sunday, 10 October 2010

Bathurst 2010

The Bathurst 1000km Classic is a yearly car race which is held at Mount Panorma, NSW, Australia.  The 62 drivers,  race around 161 laps in their Ford or Holden cars.




I know several men and a few ladies who LOVE watching this race. I don't get it! Firstly, how is driving a car a sport? I'm sitting here watching cars go round and round a circuit, doesn't appear to be much physical activity involved. There was an accident earlier, which altered the picture I was seeing, every now and then we see a driver cam (in case we haven't seen someone driving before), the car's bits and pieces are tweaked in the pit stop and then it's back to going round and round and round and round!

Whitesnake is sitting quietly next to me, drinking his beer, totally mesmerised by the action. I wonder if he would snap out of it if I ran around the house naked? Hehe! I have my own theory as to why so many men love watching motor 'sports'. They can sit in front of the telly all afternoon, drinking beer. They know that the womenfolk will try to sit through a few laps (because we all wanna love the things our man loves) before they lose interest. The womenfolk will probably get up and move to another part of the house to do their own thing. Leaving the men in front of the telly, for the rest of the afternoon with NO talking or interruptions. Man cave heaven!

Also, the race is between teams from Holden and Ford. Most Kiwi/Aussie blokes (when discussing cars and racing), will say they are either a Holden or Ford man. They will mock men from the other side with terms like barely Holdin (Holden) together and Fix Or Repair Daily (Ford). I'm thinking that watching Bathurst to them is all about which team wins.  When their team is going well they say - WE'RE doing really well. When the team is losing they say - THEY suck.  Basically, if THEIR team wins, it's another boast to the male ego and they can happily return to mocking the other side.

Righto, that's my opinion on the subject. I'm interested to hear the Male perspective so I'm gonna ask Whitesnake a few questions and see if I can gain some insight.

KB - What makes car racing a sport?

WS - Competitiveness.

KB - Are you a Holden or a Ford man?

WS - Holden, I used to work for General Motors Holden

KB - What comes to mind when you think of a Ford man?

WS - Alan Moffatt (WS was originally a Ford man but switched to the other side whilst working for Holden)

KB - What keeps you glued to the screen lap after lap?

WS - Anything could happen which could change the whole context of the race.

KB - If I stripped off and ran about the house naked during the final lap, would you notice?

WS - YES!

Think we'll leave it there, LOL!




Later
Love KB
xxx


picture source

Saturday, 9 October 2010

Simply Delish - Cottage Pie

It's the weekend so it must be time for a new recipe. Whitesnake and I have started a new venture on our joint blog - Simply Delish Saturday. We'll be posting a recipe each Saturday which is easy to cook and uses simple ingredients. We'd like you to be involved by sharing your recipes too.

Our recipe this week is for a yummy  Cottage Pie



There's a list of our previous recipes below. Clicking on any of the recipes will take you to our website where you can read more about them, leave a comment and include a link to your own recipe if you wish.


2.   Garlic Lemon Chicken



1.   Russian Salad


Have a great weekend
Cheers KB

xxx

Friday, 8 October 2010

Visit From A Dear Friend

One of my friends from my school days is back in town after many years overseas. Yay! We enjoyed a lovely lunch together, did much catching up and sank a few drinks. Much fun was had by all. Every time I see him, it feels like we've never been apart. Hope you enjoy the pics!















See you tomorrow
Love KB
xxx

Coimg up...more from 30 Days of Me - my favourite super hero

KB's Briefs - Paul Henry, 4 Shots Of Gin and Going For Gold

News from NZ and around the world, through the eyes of a Krazy Blonde.

- Paul Henry has offended people.  Doesn't he always?  Paul Henry, is a news presenter on a Breakfast TV Show.  He's on suspension at the moment for making racist comments. I used to hate watching the news because I found it so depressing but now I watch it most mornings because of Paul Henry. I find his outlook on NZ and the rest of the world somewhere between hilarious and shocking. Sometimes he does go too far but don't we all? Haven't we all said something we regret later? I think Paul (at times) says things many of us think but wouldn't dare say out loud. He appears to speak without thinking of the consequences.



There's another story about him on telly this morning, he's in hot water for laughing at the pronunciation of  the name - Shelia Dikshit. I laughed when I heard the name. If my name was Dikshit, I'd think it was funny too. If you don't like Paul Henry and you find his comments offensive..turn the channel, turn off the telly, read a newspaper. He won't continue to be on TV if nobody is watching.

In life, people make comments which are of their opinion, everybody is entitled to their opinion, it doesn't mean we have to agree with it. It's just one person's opinion, it shouldn't give our whole country a bad rap. If someone makes a comment about your race, your age, the colour of your skin or your hair, it doesn't mean it's true. Why are you offended? Often people are offended by behaviours in others that they need to work on themselves. You don't have to take offence. Rise above it, be the better person. What you believe of yourself is what's important after all.

- NZ's Medal Count so far is 10, yay! That's pretty good for NZ.

- Stan and Gin won 4 awards each at the New Zealand Music Awards last night. Yay, my predictions were pretty good considering I hadn't heard of half of the nominees.



That's all from me folks!
Love KB

xxx

P.S. I have some pics to post later on in the day. See you then!

picture source

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Two Shots Of Gin

The  Vodafone NZ Music Awards are on telly tonight. I LOVE music, all varieties of music. When I was younger, I'd live and breathe it and be up-to-date with all the latest releases. How things change. Looking at the finalists for tonight, I probably recognise four or five names. Including one of my favourites, Gin Wigmore.




Why are music awards just about the youngsters? I guess they are the people who are buying, or should I say downloading the music. I  feel so old! The show is on C4 tonight at 8.30pm. Now I feel really old because I'll probably tape it and watch it in the morning. I'm usually in bed by 9.30 these days due to early starts in the mornings. I find watching any NZ Awards Show quite comical. It's not that they aren't entertaining, it's just that compared to overseas awards shows, they are quite, what's the word I'm looking for...lame? The red carpet celebraties usually consist of Shortland St and Outrageous Fortune stars (the two shows that every New Zealand actor has worked on at one time or another) and a bunch of  'stars' nobody has ever heard of.

The performers are usually people admired by 15 years olds, introduced by the actors from Shortland St and Outrageous Fortune (as if we haven't seen enough of them by now) and random people plucked off the telly. Looking at the programme this year, it appears things may be looking up. I see Robyn Malcolm from Outrageous Fortune is presenting an award (what a shocker) LOVE her and Outrageous Fortune all the same. Ronan Keating and Brooke Fraser (DOUBLE LOVE her but not in a dodgy way)are presenting and I'll be interested to see Kids of 88. I've heard them a lot on the radio (one of those really annoying songs that you hate but can't help singing all day  once you hear it and end up secretly loving it.

Here are my picks for some of the categories:

Best Male Solo Artist - Dane Rumble

Best Female Solo Artist - Gin Wigmore

Artist of the Year - Gin Wigmore

Best Pop Album - Anika Moa

People's Choice - Stan Walker

The highlight of the show for me will be seeing Gin Wigmore perform....Love her!!!


Here's another clip from our lovely Gin Wigmore. I'd like to see her win a few more awards, I think she's nominated for six!








Coming Up...lunch with two of my favourite men.

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Cockle Bay, New Zealand

30 Days Of  Me - Day 5

A picture of somewhere I've been too.

I've travelled all around the world but as the old saying goes - there's no place like home. Here's our local beach, I just love going there for a walk with my man.  Always clears the cobwebs and makes me realise how lucky I am to live in beautiful, New Zealand. More pics of us enjoying our afternoon at Cockle Bay.



Have a great week.

Love KB
xxx


Coming up...lunch with two of my favourite men!

Together

Hope you enjoy my One Shot this week. It's a saucy one!


Dreams of you
and me together.
Souls entwined,
for now and ever.

Candles lit,
music playing.
Red wine flowing,
bodies swaying.

Probing tongues,
exploring mouths.
Hands and fingers,
heading south.

Clothes are falling,
skin exposed.
Senses awaking,
from head to toes.

Lost in each other,
bodies entwined.
I am yours,
you are mine.

Coming up...30 Days of Me - Day 5

Love KB
xxx

Monday, 4 October 2010

30 Days Of Me - A Work In Progress

Day 4 - a habit I wish I didn't have.


I'm sure my friends here know the answer to this one...


Ah yes, my old friend the drink. One of my goals this year was to cut my drinking down by half and I can honestly say...DONE! Actually, I'd say it's down by even more than that now.  Until recently, drinking had become what I did when I was happy, sad, lonely, angry, actually any excuse would do.

Thankfully, I've managed to make huge changes in my life this year (with the love and support of Whitesnake) and reducing alcohol has been one of the things I'm most proud of. I don't miss the headaches, the looking at my watch and counting down how many hours till I can have a drink, sleeping half the day away or the massive mood swings. Don't get me wrong, I still love a glass of red but it's not the most enjoyable thing in my life, like it used to be. Makes me sad to read that last bit back but at least I'm not in that terrible place anymore and I have no intention of going back there. I'd like to cut back even more in the future but I'm happy with my progress so far.
Cheers
KB
xxx


  

Sunday, 3 October 2010

30 Days Of Me - All Smiles, With A Little Help From My Friends

Day 3 - Share a picture of you and your friends.

Hmmm, this one really upset me at first. For those of you who don't know, I separated from my husband last year. I was having a look through my photos from when we were together and the images made my mind flashback to the times with friends we'd shared. Unfortunately, most of those friends have turned their back on me, which I guess means they weren't true friends to begin with.

Anyway, I shed a little tear and continued looking through my photos. I began to see a change in my face as I moved further away from those times. I'm not just smiling at the camera with a dead look in my eyes, I'm actually grinning from ear to ear. Then I thought about all the people who HAVE stood by me and those few who are gradually coming back into my life. I may not have photos of us together because I've either never met them in person or they have moved away but they are still very dear to me. Of course, my best friend of all is Whitesnake and he's been here for me every single day. So what if my closest friends are now my family, Internet buddies, people I haven't seen in years and my dog. This last year has shown me who my real friends are. They love me for being me, they love me unconditionally and who could wish for better friends than that.  




Mum and Dad


KB and Coco





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I'm also adding this to Sunday Scribblings as the prompt is... Flashback.

Love KB
xxx

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