Thursday, February 25, 2010


Something I have not done in a wee while is joining in on this weeks Blog This challenge. They are always great fun to get you thinking and also to check out everyone elses' posts.

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Well in light of the current Winter Olympics being held in Vancouver, Canada I thought I would reflect on my last ski trip.(sniff sniff) These photos were taken in Chamonix, France in February 2006 and this was our last ski trip as little mimoo was born 9 months later - you do the maths.....I dream of the day when I do this again even though I was not particularly good at it!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Blacked out ???

Last night here at mimoo HQ we lost power in our street just on dinner time. I am ashamed to say that I was immediately gripped with panic at the thought of a long hot night ahead with no TV or internet/computer... but mr mimoo quickly whipped into action and pulled out some camping gear, gas lantern and portable DVD player. calm was restored and all was okay 4 hours later the power came back on...

However it left me thinking all day today as to how much our mimoo family relies on all things electronic and was thinking of a blog I have been reading lately called sunnymummy and a recent post of hers here and I am thinking of doing the same?? mmmmmnnn am I brave enough?

Monday, February 22, 2010

Organ Donor Awareness Week

Sunday kicked off our national Organ Donor Awareness Week here in Oz. check it out here.

A very good friend of mine is a social worker for the renal unit at the RBH and the stories she has recently told me are awful and frustrating. Obviously many problems can be alleviated by receiving organs and all we need to do is either register at medicare or even just discuss your wishes with your family.

I cannot begin to imagine how heartbreaking it must be live each day not knowing how long you have left before your organs fail or worse to be a parent and watch your small child day in, day out suffer and know that there are people out there that could potentially help but due to ignorance and lack of public knowledge the unimaginable could happen. If you just check the donor week page above you can click on the 'myths' and it will clear up any you may have before you elect to donate.

On the other side of this and perhaps a bit more selfish is that in signing up our family to become organ donors which, we at mimoo HQ did months ago, if something happened to one of them I would take great comfort in the fact that their organs has potentially saved 4 or 5 lives and also saved their families having not to say goodbye to someone they loved as well.

last but not least check out this even more real blog post here.

mimoo mantra monday

The days are long but the years are short - Anon.
*A tribute quote for a very talented Twinkle Star Art who has decided to close her business temporarily to spend time with her family Good Luck Amanda!

Mathilda's Market Brisbane

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Purchases from MM Brisbane

I had a lovely Saturday visit to Mathilda's Market over at the new venue of Eagle Farm Racecourse. It was a really nice setting on what was a really muggy day and I picked some nice treats for little mimoo but really they were a treat for myself for a change.(cue violins)

Cutest 70's style beach bag from Miss Haidee, a lovely bright tea towel from Retro Bird, some really 'kawaii' japanese apple deco tape,some gorgeous 100% cotton duvet set from three little trees and last but not least some divine draw liners but I dont remember the name of the stall (my bad!)

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Latest purchase...

How cute are these??? I bought from the cutest shop called Lilypad designs check it out here. I thought they would look gorgeous on a chunky cardie or as a pocket detail on her jeans for winter. She will love them.

Monday, February 15, 2010

mimoo mantra monday

Friday, February 12, 2010

A bit of exposure for mimoo HQ

We were very excited to find out this week that we were featured in this weeks' weekly newsletter themed Polka Dots. I have had lots of sales and loads of emails which is fab at this time of year. Check out my shop here !

Thursday, February 11, 2010

On the bedside table...

I promised myself this year to starting reading again before bed or generally just more reading of books ie not magazines or blogs. I used to love reading and would go through a book a week when I lived in London as it was a lovely distraction whilst riding 'the tube' to work each day. It was a lovely distraction from the soot,filth,smell, yellings of a deranged bible 'reader', booze breath of some young upstart that thinks it is perfectly acceptable to stay out till 3am in your work clothes and just get straight back into the same clothes 3 hours later ready for 'work' oh I could go on....anyone seen that Gywneth Paltrow film Sliding Doors? well she has alot to answer for as in all my 10 years in London I did not spot a train or train station such as the one in that film all lovely and shiny and empty....truly only in the movies that one.... anyway I digress.....

I bought this book ages ago and I started it on the weekend and I am enjoying so far. I like Mia's blog and her style of writing so it is just something light and fun to get me back into the swings of things... I will post about it once finished and I would be happy to send it onto someone else so stay tuned!

Monday, February 8, 2010

mimoo mantra monday

The way to enjoy being successful is to enjoy becoming successful -anon.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Cuppa Jo anyone?

The lovely Jemma over at Handmade Kids is holding a HMK Rising Star awards and she has narrowed down the final 5 contestants.

My friend Jo at Lovestamp is one of them so head over here and vote for Jo as her designs and talent is truly original and a wonderful keepsake. I have given up hinting to my hubbie to purchase one for me so I am heading to Mathildas Market on the 20th Feb here and pick one up for myself or in the meantime check out her shop here.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Anyone wonder how they fit everything in??

Well check out this new blog/site I have come across called The Pioneer Woman. She lives on a cattle ranch, home schools, four kids, takes the most amazing photographs, cooks all her meals from scratch, whilst taking photos of her meals in a really great step by step process which is great for bad cook like moi and she released her own cookbook last year!

I am becoming quietly addicted. I made a soup she posted about here and it was so delicious. I just substituted some of the 'american' ingredients for aussie ones (what the ?? is half and half?? I googled that one!!)

She also has a whole section where you can take any of her high res photos for your own use.
(I hate it when people have narky instructions on their blog for 'using' their pictures but maybe it is just me who doesn't get that!)

And I wonder how I get everything done in a day????

Monday, February 1, 2010

Mimoo mantra monday is back!

A slow start is better then no start - Anon

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