LEGGINGS ARE NOT PANTS!!!!


Leggings

There is nothing wrong with wearing a pair of  leggings as long as they are not worn as the main focus of the outfit. They are best worn with a longer top or dress that covers and drapes the stomach, bottom and hips.  Avoid clingy  fabric such as lycra, especially the  wet look leggings.

LEGGINGS ARE NOT PANTS>

They were designed to be worn as a layering item under other garments, not showing colored or patterned underwear.

Checkout the latest YouTube video doing the rounds

http://www.tightsarenotpants.com/manifesto

http://seriouslytightsarenotpants.tumblr.com/

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When I went out with my mum a few weeks ago, one of the girls that was with us wore a pair of black leggings and a sheer top over, you could see the front of her leggings. Mum said she was wearing her mumblers, I didn’t know what she meant until she explained “the lips are moving but not saying anything, mumbles) see below!!!

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Thermomix Degustation – Grainger Style


The idea started last year when I commented to one of my friends that I haven’t used my Thermomix as much as I should.

Terry, my friends husband said that they would invite us over one free weekend to have a Thermomix dinner, however 12 months on and we still hadn’t organised something.

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Thermomix. Receta MiniMagdalenas (Photo credit: chocolatisimo)

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So I thought I might have another Thermomix dinner party with a few friends, after mentioning to a couple of friends, it has now turned into a Thermomix Degustation dinner, Grainger Style.

One of our friends sells the machines, so I asked Margy what she thought of the idea and she thought it was fantastic, so I mentioned my idea to a few more people, ladies who don’t have a thermie, and they too were excited.
The general consensus was great idea, so I decided on a date 12th April (Terry & Marina were on holiday until 11th and so were Diane & Coleman) and we have other friends going away on the 16th, so the 12th was the date.
I sat down and went through the Everyday cookbook (the new one), wrote down a whole list of recipes that I thought we could cook easily.  I was short a few, so rang Margy and asked her to give me some ideas.
Between the 2 of us we came up with a fantastic menu for our degustation.  By this time, I had loads of people asking if they could come, due to space, unfortunately we had to limit the numbers to 28.  Including Greg and myself after the invites and responses we have 25 attendees.
We decided that we would have our dinner party at the club (MOFSC), however, I won’t go into details, but the powers that be decided to put up too many  roadblocks, in my opinion unwarranted, (they obviously did not want us to be there), so now we are having it at our house.  Since starting this, we have had that many people ask if they can come to the next one, so hopefully if everything goes well tomorrow, there will be plenty more to come, but we will have to limit the number to 25 if we have a sit down meal.
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Greg set up all the tables and chairs last weekend, cleaned the windows and is generally being a good sport about the whole thing, given that he does not think much of the thermie.
I have spent this last week sorting out menus, ingredient lists and quantities, emailing all invited and asking for donations of food, that we require small quantities so that we  don’t have to spend a lot of money to buy stuff especially if we only need 50g of something.
I cant believe how generous everyone has been, I think that everyone has donated something to the mix
We now have 6 machines coming, wow!! I am sure it will be a fantastic evening.
We wanted to create and cook a large variety of food to be able to utilise the machine as much as possible, hence the degustation.
I have sorted out a few of the pantry items,both out of my pantry and some of the invited guests have given me their donations early.
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Table cloths, table settings, the table pretties (balloons & marshmallows) organised by Shelley and Marina, meat by Margy, groceries by Greg & Lee, thermies, and accessories by Marina, Shelley, Margy, Lee, Michelle and Julie, name place  settings by Maxine,lots of donations from all of the other ladies.
Thanks girls.
Our menu for our inaugural Thermomix degustation :-
Cocktails
Midori Splice
Strawberry Daiquiri
Peach Bellini
Tropical splice daiquiri
Home made lemonade
Appetisers
Sundried tomato dip
Herb & garlic dip
Capsicum & sundried tomato dip
Chicken liver pate
Foccacia – dukkah
Pizza Bianca
Entrees
Chicken Valute soup
Pumpkin feta zucchini field mushroom
Herbal chicken hors doeuvres
Arancini with saffron aioli
Mains
Chicken Valute meal
Lamb rack with port sauce on mashed potato
Beef stroganoff & mashed potato
Curry chicken & rice
Mushroom risotto
Desserts
Sweet chocolate & strawberry pizza
Lemon coconut pudding
Simple almond cheese – dairy free ricotta cheese with quince paste
Sticky date pudding / butterscotch sauce & custard
Fruity berry dream

Today’s funny Friday 23rd August 2013


Italian Pregnancy

An 18 year old Italian girl tells her Mom that she has missed her period for 2 months.
Very worried, the mother goes to the drugstore and buys a pregnancy kit.
The test result shows that the girl is pregnant.
Shouting, cursing, crying, the mother says, ‘Who wasa the pig that did this to you? I want to know!’

The girl picks up the phone and makes a call.
Half an hour later, a Ferrari stops in front of their house.
A mature and distinguished man with gray hair and impeccably dressed in an Armani suit steps out of a Ferrari and enters the house.

He sits in the living room with the father, mother, and the girl and tells them: ‘Good morning, your daughter has informed me of the problem’.
‘I can’t marry her because of my personal family situation but I’ll take charge.
I will pay all costs and provide for your daughter for the rest of her life.

Additionally, if a girl is born, I will bequeath a Ferrari, 2 retail stores, a townhouse, a beach-front villa, and a $2,000,000 bank account..
If a boy is born, my legacy will be a couple of factories and a $4,000,000 bank account.
If twins, they will receive a factory and $2,000,000 each..

However, if there is a miscarriage, what do you suggest I do?’
At this point, the father, who had remained silent holding a shotgun, places a hand firmly on the man’s shoulder, looks him directly in the eyes and tells him

“Youa gonna try again!”

Todays funny Tuesday 6th August 2013


Dear Mum & Dad,

I am well. Hope youse are too.

Tell me big brothers Doug and Phil that the Army is better than workin’ on the farm – tell them to get in bloody quick smart before the jobs are all gone!

I wuz a bit slow in settling down at first, because ya don’t hafta get outta bed until 6am. But I like sleeping in now, cuz all yagotta do before brekky is make ya bed and shine ya boots and clean ya uniform.  No bloody cows to milk, no calves to feed, or eggs ta get or feed to stack – nothin’!! But ya haz gotta shower though, but its not so bad, coz there’s lotsa hot water and even some soap and a light to see what ya doing!

At brekky ya get cereal, fruit and eggs but there’s no kangaroo steaks or possum stew like wot Mum makes.  You don’t get fed again until noon and by that time all the city kids are buggered because we’ve been on a ‘route march’ – strewth… its only just like walking to the windmill in the back paddock!!

This one will kill me brothers Doug and Phil with laughter. I keep getting medals for shootin’ – dunno why. The bullseye is as big as a bloody possum’s bum and it don’t move and it’s not firing back at ya like the Johnsons did when our big scrubber bull got into their prize cows before the Ekka last year!

All ya gotta do is make yourself comfortable and hit the target – it’s a piece of piss!! You don’t even load your own cartridges they comes in little boxes and ya don’t have to steady yourself against the rollbar of the roo shooting truck when you reload!

Sometimes ya gotta wrestle with the city boys and I gotta be real careful coz they break easy – but it’s OK coz it’s only one at a time like, it’s not like fighting with Doug and Phil and Jack and Boori and Steve and Muzza all at once like we do at home after the muster.

Turns out I’m not a bad boxer either and it looks like I’m the best the platoon’s got, and I’ve only been beaten by this one bloke from the Engineers – he’s 6 foot 5 and 18 stone and three pick handles across the shoulders. As ya know I’m only 5 foot 7 and eight stone wringin’ wet, but I fought him till the other blokes pulled me off and carried me to the boozer. He didn’t come with us though, said somethin about sore mouth…
I can’t complain about the Army – tell the boys to get in quick before word gets around how bloody good it is.
Your loving daughter,

Sheila

 

Today’s funny Saturday 3d August 2013


It’s the spring of 1957 and Bobby goes to pick up his date, Peggy Sue.

Bobby’s a pretty hip guy with his own car and a ducktail hairdo. At the  front door Peggy Sue’s father answers and invites him in.

‘Peggy Sue’s not ready yet, so why don’t you have a seat?’ he says.

‘That’s cool.’ says Bobby.

Peggy Sue’s father asks Bobby what they are planning to do. Bobby  replies politely that they will probably just go to the malt shop or to  a drive-in movie.

Peggy Sue’s father responds, ‘Why don’t you kids go out and screw? I hear all of the kids are doing it.’

Naturally this comes as quite a surprise to Bobby and he says,

‘Whaaaat?’

‘Yeah,’ says Peggy Sue”s father, ‘Peggy Sue really likes to screw; she’ll screw all night if we let her!’

Bobby’s eyes light up and he smiles from ear to ear as he mentally  revises the night’s plans. A few minutes later, Peggy Sue comes  downstairs in her little poodle skirt with her saddle shoes and  announces that she’s ready to go. Almost breathless with anticipation,  Bobby escorts his date out the front door while Dad is saying, ‘Have a  good evening, kids!’

About 20 minutes later, a thoroughly dishevelled Peggy Sue rushes back into the house, slams the door behind her and screams at her father:

Dammit, Daddy! The twist! It’s called the twist!!’

 

Review of the winter cooking class at our club MOFSC – French cuisine


I signed up for cooking classes for winter last week, and the first class was last night. French cuisine.

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I didn’t have anything to eat when I got home from work so by the time I got to the club for the lessons, I was beyond hungry.

We were greeted with a glass of champagne (orange juice in my case) while we waited for all of the participants to arrive.

Once everyone had arrived we made our way into the kitchen we found our possies, mine was on a stool close to the chef so I could hear him.

He handed out the menus and biros to make any notes and then we started.

The entrée was eye fillet steak with creamy mashed sweet potato with champagne & mushroom sauce (full of cream), however we all decided that the entire meal was going to be low or NO fat as there was that much cream and butter on the ingredient lists. The steak was cooked to perfection, I eat my steak medium rare and could not fault it. The sweet potato was roasted whole with the skin on, Izzy (the chef) explained that if you boil the sweet potato it absorbs a great deal of water and is not as creamy when mashed.

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The main course was lobster thermidor and potato wedges, the lobster was cooked just to perfection, the secret to the wedges, according to Izzy, is in your deep fryer, par cook them, take them out let them cool slightly and then put them in the fridge, when you are ready to cook them ready to eat, ensure that the oil is at temperature and put them straight in. They were just fantastic.

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The dessert was apple soufflé with salted caramel sauce, the only way to explain this was absolutely devine!!. I have eaten a lot of soufflés in my time, but this was the best, I suppose because we participated in the cooking, I peeled the apples.

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Sorry about the picture, I remembered to take the photo after I had eaten it.

The staff had decorated the table for the meal beautifully.

The cost of the course including instruction, a glass of champagne of arrival, a 3 course meal and drinks during the meal was $45. What an absolute bargain and a great night out.

I had said to Grumpy before I left, that I wouldn’t be surprised if one of our friends was there as she participates in most things at the club. Both her and her husband were there, they both asked where Grumpy was and I said that he didn’t want to come.

When I got home I asked him if he had wanted to come, his response was that he wasn’t invited!!!! I asked if he would like to come to the next class and he said NO! I didn’t feel guilty at all.

I have booked into all 4 classes. I would certainly recommend them to any one who wants to learn how to cook something as well as a nice night out. The next one is on Grumpy’s birthday (ooh!!) and the next morning we fly to Sydney for the boat show so looking forward to it on all counts.

One of the questions on the questionnaire about the evening was what would you like to be included in the next course. When Izzy asked Sharon to pass him the brown onion to cut up for the thermidor sauce, she said they didn’t have any, we would just have to use the red onions, everyone thought it was so funny. So my answer to this question was brown onions. LOL!!!

The highlight of the night was when we sat down to the meal, Izzy, his assistant Sharon (his wife) Caitlyn (I think the title is correct, function co-ordinator for the club) and Tanja (not sure of her job title, but she is always at the club organising the wait staff and restaurant, so I apologise if I have got this wrong) these guys sat with us and joined in with the meal.

 

 

 

 

 

Scarf rings


My sister shouted Mummy to a trip to Bali for a holiday for her 7oth and they were going to swim with the dolphins, she asked me if there was anything that I would like her to buy me.

My friend had told me that the new thing now was scarf rings made out of shell, so I asked her to get me a couple of those if she found any.

She got me 2 made from shell, 1 very light cream one and 1 an orange colour and 2 made from the shell of the coconut and 1 silver one that she bought a while ago on eBay and it has only just arrived.

In my opinion scarf rings are best worn with plain coloured scarves, especially if the scarf ring is ornate, otherwise you  will lose the impact of the ring itself.

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There are lots of ways to use scarf rings, and different types of rings or accessories to add to the scarf rings.

A scarf can change a whole outfit, adding embellishments to the scarf when wearing a plain top can change the outfit again. They can be simple to put on the scarf and take off which means that you don’t have to have loads of them, just a few key pieces can change the whole scarf and or outfit.

Today’s funny Sunday 30th June 2013


Paddy’s pregnant sister was in a terrible car accident and went into a deep coma.

After being in a coma for almost six months, she woke up and saw that she was no longer pregnant.

Frantically she asked the doctor about her baby.

The doctor replied, “You had twins, a boy and a girl. The babies are fine. However they were poorly at birth and had to be Christened immediately, so your brother Paddy came in and named them.”

The woman thought to herself, ‘Oh, suffering Jesus, no; not my brother! He’s a bloody idiot!’

Expecting the worst, she asked the doctor, “Well, what’s my daughter’s name?”

“Denise,” said the doctor.

The new mother was somewhat relieved and thought to herself, ‘Wow, that’s a really beautiful name. I guess I was wrong about my brother. I really like Denise.’

She asked, “What the boy’s name?”

The doctor replied, “Denephew!”

Today’s funny Thursday 27th June 2013


SCOTTISH WEDDING

At the Scottish wedding reception the D.J. yelled…

“Would all married men please stand next to the one person who has made your life worth living.”

The bartender was almost crushed to death.

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Condoms don’t guarantee safe sex anymore ….. A friend of mine was wearing one when he was shot by the woman’s husband.

 New Book

A man goes into Chapters and asks the young lady assistant, “Do you have the new book out for men with short penises?”

She replies, “I’m not sure if it’s in yet.”

“That’s the one; I’ll take a copy…”

 Poor Lance Armstrong

I think it is just terrible and disgusting how everyone has treated Lance Armstrong, especially after what he achieved, winning 7 Tour de France races, while on drugs.

When I was on drugs, I couldn’t even find my frig’n bike.

 Drive By

A guy broke into my apartment last week.

He didn’t take my TV, just the remote.

Now he drives by and changes the channels.

Sick Bastard!!

 The Agony of Aging

On the morning that Daylight Savings Time ended I stopped in to visit my aging friend. He was busy covering his penis with black shoe polish.

I said to him, “You better get your hearing checked – You’re supposed to turn your clock back”.

 SCAM

Just got scammed out of $25. Bought Tiger Woods DVD entitled “My Favourite 18 Holes”. Turns out it’s about golf.
Absolute waste of money! Pass this on so others don’t get scammed.

Best Regards, Charlie Sheen

 So True

Before sex, you help each other get naked. After sex, you only dress yourself.

The Moral of the story:

In life, no one helps you once you’ve been f@#ked.

 Pregnant Prostitute

Doctor asks pregnant prostitute, “do you know who the father is?”
“For f…. sakes, if you ate a tin of beans would you know which one made you fart?”

 Sex Research (could be handy)

If sex with 3 people is called a threesome and sex with 2 people is a twosome, now I understand why they call you handsome!

 EASYJET

Paddy calls EASYJET to book a flight.
The operator asks, “How many people are flying with you?”

Paddy replies “I don’t know! It’s your bloody plane. ”

The meaning of life in 13 words…

“Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the f@*k happened”