Monday, February 25, 2013

Comment Section Action.

I always say the real action in on this blog happens in the comments section. Loved all the comments on my last post- who knew people were reading FF from Africa, Canada, Paris, Japan, Germany, America, Argentina or the Arabian Sea? And who knew so many of you were now inspired to wear more colour, sequins,  nail polish and accessories? It was a fascinating demographic that went from 14 to 80! Thanks for fessing up and sharing- it was so interesting.
Went to M's on Saturday for a tea party. This was me:
Luff her friends - they are so funny and like me she would never knowingly under cater
I saw Lincoln yesterday just to satisfy myself that Daniel Day Lewis deserves an Oscar (he does People). Someone told me it was boring and slow but I disagree- luffed it and give it 5 stars. It was fascinating and funny and interesting all at once. But I like History. So if you don't, maybe it would be boring...
I channeled a ginger jar and wore blue. Here's a visual:
Hello leathery olive leaves
My Mum is the best Grandmother. This one is crazy about her and screams with joy when she arrives-
Lots of bromeliad pups popping up all over. When I come to terms with the snakes slithering about I will divide them. Hooray for free plants. For those not in the know bromeliads are really very slow growing so they are expensive to buy- often up to $30 a plant for the larger ones. I know. 'Spensive.
hello pink iceberg rose
Check out this excellent photo collage my friend G who is 10 actioned for me. Luff it!
No one can see him. Because he is Invisible:
Whipping up gratins? It's the weather for it. Everything taste better swathed in béchamel.
Last night I made this bread dough
This is what it looked like this morning-
 Soon I'll shove it in the oven. 
Meanwhile the weather is kind of Old Testament Monsoonal. Perfect for Hunter wellies. And watching the Oscar red carpet action.
Enjoy the Oscars fashion and thanks for sharing where you were and your age. There's a great community spirit in the comment section. 
xxxxx
PS did you watch Downton?? Poor Lady Edith!!!

33 comments:

  1. Love that Child FF thinks he's invisible. What an interesting age range for your Blog readers. Tea party looks fun, love your outfit and yay for the Bromeliads! I bought The Garden at Bronte on your recommendation (second hand from a bookstore in Noosa from a nice man called Barry as it is now out of print). Love it so much. I now survey my garden with a fresh eye of despair that it could ever look as good as Leo's former patch. xx

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    1. Dear Heidi

      The garden at Bronte is SUCH A GOOD BOOK!!!!!! I love how they cut back the trees and used what they had and bought a mulcher and fixed the soil and moved around bromeliads and created all that magic. Leo started with not much and don't despair- your garden will rise! Even mine's had its moments and it generally looks rubbish xx

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    2. I know!!! I felt like running out immediately and buying that $4000 mulcher too! xx

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    3. I want that mulcher so much too

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  2. I didn't comment! alas. I am 27 and a Melbourne person.

    The Child's hair is getting dark isn't it. I used to be so excited when my Grandma was coming too. Now we have to visit her but still.

    I've got 3 girlfriends coming for dinner. We are having pork schnitzel, beans and potatoes and icecream with lemon curd and crushed meringues and passionfruit in glasses. The icecream is orange and cardomom flavoured.

    Speaking of Bechamel R made a macaroni and cheese (martha stewart) yesterday that we will eat if it ever goes cold EVER AGAIN in Melbourne. It has butter soaked sourdough breadcrumbs on top.

    Enjoy your monday X

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    1. That dinner sounds Killer.

      Yes I don't know where my blonde child has gone... x

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  3. Can't wait for oscars tonight!!! Love buying who magazine at the end of the week to look at all the gowns properly. That his weather definitely calls for comfort food- I actioned a high kj mushroom risotto last night. Loved reading the demographic comments- I'm 31 and from nsw.

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    1. I love buying the mags too- things look so different in print x

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  4. I attended a Mitford fan club dinner on Thursday and wished you were there. Love for Woman & Debo & Decca & Nancy & carbs were consumed and it was awesome. If you ever come back to the UK let me know and I will make sure there is an EGM to invite you! Love your ginger jar channelling.

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    1. I am so jealous. I luff those Mitfords !!! x

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    2. Everyone read passages and talked about what a swine Nancy's Frenchman was.

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  5. Sorry I didn't comment all last week! I am almost 33 - can't believe it I still feel 21. Brisbane, obviously, but I was born in Kinglake West Melbourne. You have been crucial to me at a number of turning points in my life and I am so grateful. Fingers & Toes for this next one. Love L xx

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    1. I luff it and am flattered that have been crucial at turing points- I owe it all to the fact that my own life has been a crazy mixture of the lowest lows and some pretty good times. This next stage will be the best and most rewarding. Trust me. For I am a lawyer. xxxx

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  6. How can you have tanned and have such beautiful young skin?
    Do you read this blog? http://awomanalifeablog.blogspot.co.uk/
    I think you'll like her.

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    1. looked at the blog and think she looks fun. Thanks!

      I look quite old in Real Life, maybe 60? And skin is like leather. Doesn't bother me- luffed getting it that way by hanging at the beach. Regret the smoking but hey, at least I don't do it anymore x

      xxx

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    2. You are hilarious! You don't look 60 In Real Life! Saw you out once at Black and Spiros! You looked gorg and youngish! Once smoked too, thank goodness for stopping now I am of mature age! Xx

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  7. Pretty dress! Don't know if I could endure DDL as Lincoln for hours - I love history I just think he over acts in movies and always comes across as so pretentious. Isn't it sweet that baby FF loves his Grandma so much?

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    1. I think it's pretty restrained- the best characters are the fellows who are trying to run up votes- v. funny!

      The baby is so lucky to have my mum as his Grandma- she is devoted to him x

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  8. I missed the last post with demographics. I am 47 and live in the southeast United States. Part of the time in Alabama and part of the time at the beach in Florida. I can't wait to watch the Oscars tonight! Should be great!

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  9. I am commenting for the first time. I am 63, live in Madison, WIsconsin, USA. I check in with you every day, you make me happy.

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  10. Lots of comfort cooking and baking going on around these parts...it is the only way to survive this weather!
    What kind of snake was in your garden? How confronting! I know they are around but I like to pretend that they are not!

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  11. Poor Lady Edith, and Matthew, just give them the money already!!

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  12. Perfect match with the polish and that beautiful bloom! Grandmothers are so special...I'd scream for joy if I saw either of mine again. Saving up to watch Downton in one fell swoop when husband is otherwise occupied yet must admit am curious as to what's happened to Lady Edith....Rx

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  13. Am a devoted Comments Section reader. So much interesting information to be had. Your boy's hair is getting long. My nearly-three-year-old only just had his first haircut a month ago. His hair was so long, the people of Qatar constantly thought he was a girl. I cried when it was cut, he suddenly looked so grown up. Xoxo

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  14. I really need to buy some wellies. Your pink Iceberg is beautiful, now I want to plant some.

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  15. I haven't seen snakes lately but huge spiders ewww. Went to Bunnings today & invested in a few seedlings. Two black thumbs here unfortunately. Perfect weather for bread. I hope to make a comforting cottage pie later. Ps you look like you are in your 20's great scandi heritage skin.

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  16. Dear Ms FF, Still spitting regarding Lady Edith! The cream of England's young men have just been slaughtered in France and Belgium — who do they think will be knocking down her door? It was too too sad! I fear that next Sunday will not bring better news. The girls are rather worried too. By the way, I never remember how old I am — I generally add another year. Luckily, the girls and Mr LiC keep track of these things (47). I know it is not fashionable, but I do love Canberra. There is something very comforting about living in a big country town that pretends to be a nation's capital! love Lindaxxx

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  17. looking fab FF! love the dress you're sporting in this post x

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  18. You look DDG in shorts.. blue/white really suits you. BoyFF seems so grown up these days! Time flies.. xx

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