Thanks to the lovely Veronica at Sleepless Nights



The Big Eight

8 Things I Am Passionate About

Well, I could say coffee and shoes….. so I will.

Autism advocacy

My children, family and friends

that makes 4…… so lather, rinse, repeat, we have 8!


8 Things I Want To Do Before I Die


Stay in a luxury hotel with round the clock room service, fluffy bathrobes, a big screen TV above the bed and a never ending packet of Tim Tams.

Ensure that my Boo is well provided for

Meet my bloggy and internet lovelies

Own a pair of Malono Blahnik’s like theseshoelogo.gif

or these manolo_blahnik_suede_boots.jpeg

and the legs to pull them off

but not these100706hirstblahnik.jpg


Own a pair of Jimmy Choo’s

8 Things I Say Often

Not counting swear words? Apparently. I have said this before, but apparently I say apparently a LOT. Apparently…….


Go to sleep pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease!

What did he do now?

Is that food? (to Boo who eats anything but actual food)

No, I’m FINE.

I love you

Does this look OK?

8 Books I Have Read Recently

Sickened The Memoir of a Münchhausen by Proxy Childhood- Julie Gregory

The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath (again)

Romeo and Juliet – Shakespeare (with Moo for school, I always read her school books so we can discuss them)

Wings of madness a mothers journey – Jo Buchanan (story of child actors decent into schizophrenia)

Left to Tell – Immaculee Ilibagiza (truly moving book, her story of survival during the Rwandan Holocaust, a must read!)

Hospital by the River – forgotten the author as I have lent it out. Story of a missionary that set up a hospital to help women with terrible injuries after giving birth and have been disowned by their families.

TV guide and Porn….. sorry it was getting all too serious and you were starting to think I actually cared about something other than myself, shoes and coffee.

8 Songs I Could Listen To Over And Over

My fav bands right now are: John Butler Trio, Metallica, Pink, Kiss Chasy so anything by them. This week. My tastes change like my shoes.

Oh and club music. And 80’s. And 90’s

Oh just anything but Folk and Country and Western really….. or when people do that dragging out the word in a hundred different octaves to make them sound like Gospel singers when in fact they just sound like a cat with it’s balls caught in a vice. Yeah that sorta music. And Mika. Fuck I hate Mika. Boo on the other hand LURVES Mika. Hence my Mika abhorrence. Same song on loop for days and days and days…

8 Things That Attract Me To My Best Friends

Money, Money, Money…..

Nah, I dunno. My friends are sooooo varied. They all hate each other. Makes my birthday and Christmas interesting! But at least I get to go out to dinner 10 times, their shout, for one birthday!

8 People Who Should Totally Do This Meme.

Sigh. this is the bit I hate. If I tag someone they might hate me for tagging them, if I don’t tag someone they might get all hurt and offended and shit.

OK, suck it up Kelley.

Girl at Fertile Mertile, Erin (cause she is back again with her mad comments, love ya Erin!), Karen at Misc Mum, Contrary (cause they will be hilarious!), Meg at Dipping in the Blogpond cause she is my new best friend ;), Tiffany at Three Ring Circus, Slouching Mom (cause I know that she will do it properly and with flair), Gina at Just another Day, and Stimey.

Phew. If you want to do it just let me know and I will add you, OK? Cool.



Sorry for being so lazy. Here is a link to the Hospital by the River book

Just for Jodi and Veronica and Erin and Bettina and Priscilla and all the other girls that need to see my shoes.  The shoes I rave on and on about.  The first thing I thought of when I broke my toe.

Today was the first day in heels since then.

My toe is killing me.


But aren’t these gorgeous boots so worth it?  I had a little old lady stop me today to comment on them.  I have to hide from the weird guys at work or they follow me around when I wear them.

They make me feel sexy.

These are what I have dubbed my ‘happy shoes’


They are so pretty and detailed (look at the heel!  The pattern is on the heel!)  They just make me smile.  These are the shoes I wear after a hard night with Boo or when I am having a I-am-the-ugliest-woman-on-earth day.

I just look down and smile.

Here are a selection of other fav’s for this season.

black-shoes.jpg  green-shoes.jpgred-shoes.jpgpink-and-brown-shoes.jpg

In order of appearance:

Black shoes:  I love Billy brand got for $25 BRAND NEW!!!  I nearly had a coronary.  The fat feral on the floor at my feet trying on her ug boots looked at me like I was insane as I was squealing ‘These are Billy shoes! OMG  these are normally over a hundred dollars!”

Probably what she spends on weed for her kids.

Green shoes:  Santa left these under the tree for me.  Gotta give Santa an extra present this year *wink*

Red shoes:  At work they call me ‘Special K’ when I wear these.  Moo bought them for me with her own money *gasp* when she went on a shopping camp with school (yeah, shopping with school….)

Pink and brown:  these are the shoes that started it all.

So there you have it.  A small selection of the shoes I have worn over the last few weeks. The black boots are in my 100 things post at the top of the blog.