Thursday, December 20, 2012

Hello.

 Because I maintain a Zero Tolerance Policy with respect to Mess, I tidied my Scarf Drawer. 
Look I never pretended this was a Blog about World Peace.
Yesterday I said Yes to Yellow and wore a Target top. Here's a Visual:


 Met my friend L for lunch yesterday. She called me this morning to say she'd just bought me the very last packet of cherry brandy chocs at Woolies Spring Hill. Hooray!

Forchids, faux Flowers and Flants divide the Masses, but I endorse them.

 Because despite my best efforts, the Poor FF garden has about 5 blooms tops and this is what happens to shop bought bunches in the heat of the Fuchsiadome:
 I know-Wouldn't have happened with a Forchid People. 




 Went for a speed breakfast at Anouk today. Had the delicious croque whatsy. As is my Tradition.


 I hate to introduce a Sad Note, but the bus stop used to have a bus shelter and a seat. Both have mysteriously disappeared.
This disturbing arrangement has appeared where they once stood:
 I don't know what the Hell's going on, but Absolutely No Good Can Come of It.
I get asked two questions a lot in the comments section and in emails.
1. Do I eat what I cook?
 Answer: I do.
I also get asked why I don't show this one's face:
Answer: Because I don't want to.
Lots of people with blogs show their kids, and because I am Hardcore into Choice, I support their decision to proceed as they wish. But it's not for Me.
 Meanwhile, this is your last day to score 25% off the sale items online at Jean Brown by entering FF25 at the checkout. Hurry! Here's the link! Run Don' Walk!
You should get these pink wedges:
Or this excellent navy blue YSL Belle du Jour clutch. Because it is Stunning.

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72 comments:

  1. I'm getting into Christmas like no one's business. I just ate three brandy soaked mini pudding thingos with white choc on top and glace holly. Yum.

    I made cheese and black pepper buttons (to have with drinks) and I am just about to put shortbread in the oven. Going to the parents' house tomorrow night. I can't wait to have five days off work.

    No need to see the baby's face anyway, you can tell how handsome he is from his gorgeous little pins. There is really nothing quite like a good baby.

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    1. I luff it that you are embrav=cing Christmas food! Hooray!

      Nothing, NOTHING is better than a Baby!

      He is very handsome. Mr FF thinks I should get him into modelling but I am not going to.

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    2. Agreed! can't wait for Xmas now I have the little one and I bet you are the same.

      Bravo on the scarf drawer front! I can't bear mine being messy , Have a lovely Christmas Elle xx

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  2. Brad Pitt big-noting himself no doubt, FF, for his 49th birthday yesterday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    .LOL.

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    1. Ha!

      Meanwhile without the shelter my hair is at Extreme Risk of Rain.

      The Brisbane City Council have a lot of 'spraining to do.

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  3. Go on admit it. You want him to be a dentist, don't you? Please show us his toothbrush instead. lol. xx
    Love that yellow necklace arrangement. So happy.

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    1. Ha! He does love his miniature toothbrush!

      I know the necklace is KILLER xxxx

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  4. FF,

    Enter David Jones in the city with caution. The omnipresent Chanel-Pitt stares at you like the Mona Lisa.

    When I return there this weekend, I will avoid that floor.

    Fifi x

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    1. thanks for the warning- how utterly distressing for shoppers.

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  5. I am laughing, Brad Pitt's face over your kids....hmmm.
    love your flowers, food and fancy shots. happy hols.
    pop over, having a great give-away~
    pve

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  6. Hello, Ciao
    Yes...Giallo, Yellow is a so nice Color, It brings the Sunshine, La Joix de Vivre!
    You have the best Flower's photos...Cheers!
    Auguri, Felicità

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  7. Your posts are always so colourful - it's heartwarming.

    The city council recently replaced a bus seat/shelter near my place. At least it was replaced with same, although the seat is one of those 'anti-user' or 'anti-homeless' (sometimes called disciplinary architecture) seats designed so that people are not able to lie down. It is narrow, short and slippery. Unfortunately they are just uncomfortable for everyone. I am thinking I the elderly lady I often talk to because she needs to stop and sit there on her way to and from the supermarket after hip replacement last year. Too bad for the elderly and disabled. The council has been removing public seats throughout the last year in the CBD and surrounding suburbs. Some places are getting those 'resting rails' or 'bum bars' where you are supposed to rest your behind on them, rather than having a seat. It's disgraceful.

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    1. That is very worrying. My seat had better to replaced as had the shelter.

      Maybe they could use the Chanel Ad revenue to replace it?

      They want us to use public transport but they make it so hard.

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    2. A Chanel Ad does not a seat make. They might say it's about the costs but it just seems to be the way our government, on all levels, think less kindly of the community in general. I think the money for bus seats and shelters probably went to renovate City Hall. Makes me sad.

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  8. That breakfast looks delicious! My 5 year old son was walking by the computer and asked if I could make it for dinner!
    I'm fine with you not showing faces, nothing like a bit of mystery.
    I'm very worried about your hair and the rain without your bus shelter.

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    1. You and me both Averil. I mean, what if I don't have a brolly and it starts to rain? Then what??

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  9. FF, you need to get yourself a compact Missoni brolly to keep your 'do dry while you wait for the council to rectify this egregious oversight.

    Once you've sorted that, then you can send me one of those fancy ham and cheese sangers because they look divine.

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    1. The brolly is an ok idea but nothing beats a shelter!

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  10. FF, I love your life, I am coming back as you!


    That's a spectacular looking croque whatsy, they are meaner with the cheese here.

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  11. I love that YSL clutch!

    And good on you for not showing your kid's face if you don't want to.

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    1. buy the clutch! Is heavily discounted!

      When he is older he might regret even the current faceless snaps.

      It's something I think about a lot. He is a toddler but even toddler's are entitled to privacy.

      It's a tricky situation.

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    2. Strangely, I never really notice that we aren't shown his face. I kinda know he's a cutie even though we've only seen a little bit of him. I do wonder about his name though. Only cos I'm Hardcore into Names. It's practically keeping me awake at night wondering what Kate & Wills will call their bub/s.

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  12. Am often curious about the FF bathroom/s .....the colours and styling intrigue me. Any chance of more snaps?

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    1. they are just plain clean 20 year old neutral bathrooms. I show snippets of them all the time on the blog!

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  13. What the hell? The world's gone mad. It's probably some misguided attempt to discourage poor homeless people from sleeping on the seat. Outrageous, truly. Also, FF my house is so cluttered and messy I'm finding it so hard to deal with. I wish I had half your energy. Sob.

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    1. The heat is v. draining. Have only done 1 load of washing today...

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  14. Can someone please explain those Pitt Chanel ads? What's inevitable? That you are going to see Brad Pitt's face everywhere because of saturation advertising. Last night, as I sprinted along Adelaide Street to catch the bus, every bus shelter had his face peering out.
    BCC has replaced all the comfy wooden seats along the Teneriffe riverfront, with ones that are replicas of submarines (the area was an USA submarine base during WW2) they are mighty uncomfortable and unattractive. The council can add that to its list of 'splaining to do.

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    1. this seat removal is worrying in the extreme.

      As are the Brad Pitt ads.

      Which I do not understand.

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  15. I totally understand why you would not want pics of your son on the blog or internet. A few years back I had a blog which pretty much only a handful of friends read... One time I posted a photo of myself eating a 24 scoop ice cream bowl in Sydney and the PIC ended up on WWW.thisiswhyyourefat.com!!! Besides not realising such a hilarious site existed I was shocked it was taken from my mediocre blog and my work colleagues randomly surfing the net during lunch break saw it!!

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  16. I totally understand why you would not want pics of your son on the blog or internet. A few years back I had a blog which pretty much only a handful of friends read... One time I posted a photo of myself eating a 24 scoop ice cream bowl in Sydney and the PIC ended up on WWW.thisiswhyyourefat.com!!! Besides not realising such a hilarious site existed I was shocked it was taken from my mediocre blog and my work colleagues randomly surfing the net during lunch break saw it!!

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    1. I know!! So embarrassing I had to write to the website and asked them to take it down. All I kept thinking was "I'm not fat!! I was sharing with friends!!"

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    2. Oh my gosh this is awful! I often worry I'll see myself walking round in one of those generic "overweight persons walking round doing stuff" file footage you always see on the news. Maistar you poor thing.

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  17. Oh that breakfast looks delicious!!
    Have to say I avoided putting my children on my blog for awhile until they gave me the OK and I realised that the million selfies they send into cyber space/instagram/ snapchat/facebook/etc are likely to cause more embarassment in the future than my blog. I hate my photo being taken but that trait is NOT shared by the offspring!!

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    1. Hi Crafting

      Loving your crochet sick- I want those crochet ornaments!

      I think consent is they key issue here. I support you showing your kids. I'm just not doing it!

      Enjoy your parent's visit xx

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    2. Am loving having my Mum & Dad visit but the crochet has come to a grinding halt - should never have given Consuela and Mrs Danvers leave at the same time!! Housework in this heat is tiring xx

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  18. Look at your little Mister walking confidently beside his Dad, very cute this age, wanting to be independant all the time I'm sure :)

    Enjoy the weekend.
    V x

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    1. it is the cutest thing! They walk the same!

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  19. I was told the best flowers to buy for our Brisbane conditions are lisyanthus, carnations or Asian Lilly's. I sometimes go tothe Glad and of course crysanthenums are stalwarts. This advice came from a florists, gerbras and roses are like throwing your money away in this heat. I also don't mind foliage so Australian Christmas bush is hardy and well priced. You probably already know this.. But in case though I would share.

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    1. Thanks A. fresh flowers are prohibitively expensive for how long they last.

      I always cobble posies together from the garden but for Longevity, forchids are key!!!

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  20. Thought you'd enjoy this:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/20/garden/3000-christmas-ornaments-and-a-lifetime-of-precious-memories.html?ref=garden

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  21. I'd much rather have a proper seat then stare into Brads bewhiskered face. He looks like a homeless vagrant, what were Chanel thinking?

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    1. Chanel weren't thinking! The ad in nonsensical, not visionary!

      I want a seat and a shelter.

      Or at least one of the above.

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    2. I agree with the "weren's thinking". But in the end they were, I mean look at us here: we all talk about this non-visionary-ad. Many talk about it. They succeeded.
      :-(

      Back with the shelter, right now!

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    3. In this incarnation Brad reminds me of a Byron Bay hippie I once dated. He smelt rather like fermented seaweed,i.e nothing like Chanel.

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  22. Of all things to replace the shelter with. Inevitable. Ha! ha!

    I think privacy gets dissed a lot these days, but it is so precious!

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  23. I need to embrace the Zero Tolerance Policy to mess. That's Not My Age mansions is a bit of a tip at the moment but we're planning some serious Christmas Cleaning this weekend. Agree with you about not showing Baby FF's face (is he Young Boy FF now?). The Brad ad makes me shudder every time I see it.Happy Christmas!

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  24. Thank God you are not a blog about world peace. Too many others trying that out.
    We need a place to escape and FF, I look forward to reading and escaping into the colourful world that is yours.
    Also, I respect your wish not to show your little one's face. It's only being nosy and intrusive that makes me want to see it anyway (although, I'm sure it is very cute).

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  25. Look at the baby's Superior Hair!

    TDM xxx

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  26. I absolutely understand why you would not show your son's face. Neither do you, so why show his face? ;-)

    Please send friend L compliments from Vienna. She looks stunning. What a great appearance. Who would not wish to be friends with her. :)

    Happy cooking!
    Paula

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    1. Thank you, Paula! That's so sweet! Made my day.
      You have a friend in Brisbane anytime. :)

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  27. I love that you have chosen not to show his (no doubt very cute) little face ... I personally think it is the right thing to do however I just pray that you are remembering to take normal photos of him. I'm picturing Baby FF in years to come having photo album upon photo album full of photos of him from the nose down ... or the back of his head ... or the top of his forehead ... or his little hands and feet ... but none of his gorgeous face. Imagine what everyone will think at his 21st?
    Nik xx

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    1. Hi Nik, I take hundreds of snaps of his face!!!!!!

      Don't worry- he is facially well documented!

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  28. Hi FF, luff the target top, it's da bomb. As is the RPE necklace. I am also keen on matters unrelated to world peace. I fear the Chanel adverts indicate the world is off it's axis. Merry Christmas Ax

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  29. One of my fave posts ever FF !! Classically you and the spirit of FF. Love it x x
    Merry Xmas to you lovely girl x x

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    1. Hello M! Saw your sister yesterday when she popped in to deliver presents!!! Catch up in the NY xxxxxxx

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  30. i know you are not about world peace yet everytime i come here i feel a little more peaceful and cheerful so maybe you are about world peace. xoxo j

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  31. I love that you don't blog about World Peace. I think about that enough on my own - that's for sure.

    Before we moved I noticed that all around Sydney seats were disappearing from bus shelters. I am sure it is to discourage homeless people from napping - which is just awful in my opinion. I think seating at bus stations should be a requirement for the elderly and, frankly, for me. I have a back injury and standing in one spot can, on a bad day, be excruciating :(

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  32. He is so grown up. As you say it is his face - and you are his Mum so you get to choose while he cannot.

    That Br-ad or Brad-ad has really put a dampner on things. I wonder how long the campaign will go on for. Do we not buy Chanel in the hope they will think it is the ad - or will they think we just have to hang on with this ad a little longer .. so we should buy ... conflicting messages ... argh meanwhile we are stuck with the inevitable...

    Four more sleeps ... (or periods of darkness ...)

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  33. The croque whatsy looks so delicious!

    I'm battling with the 'to show or not show' the little ones face at the moment. I'm leaning towards not. It just doesn't feel quite right, not sure why.

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  34. I've always admired you for not showing your child's face on your blog. Many of the bloggers I read show their children and give away an awful lot of information about where they live. Makes me worry for their safety as there are a lot of crazies out there.
    Love your blog as is!
    Bonnie

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  35. Wow. That croque whasty is a big breakfast. I'd need a lie down after that.

    As for bus stop seats, they seem to becoming a thing of the past. At best the new ones are a meagre piece of metal designed to perch little more than half a buttock on.

    On the show or not to show a face debate. Personally I'm programmed not to see faces in the pics on the FF blog. Its part of your thing.

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  36. No bus shelter or seat is very distressing. I am currently writing angry letters to council to try and get my bus stop to smell less like a urinal. They say they are looking into but I don't hold out much hope as it comes from the drains on Adelaide St. Maybe Brad Pitt could come clean the drains?

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  37. Oh deary, why did you mention the JB sale? Oops.. !!

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  38. You mean they took the bus stop with seat away and replaced it with a giant poster of Brad Pitt? How is that supposed to sustain you? Are you supposed to be so mesmerised by him that you don't notice your aching legs/ rained upon self?

    I sit on the fence with forchids, having as I do, a Hybrid orchid. Part real/ part faux. The best of both worlds really. xx

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  39. I actually havent seen any Brad posters ,,, maybe Im conciously blocking them out

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  40. Someone should turn the Brad poster horizontal and then we can all sit on his face! Making the best of a bad situation and all that...

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