Okay, it’s time. Can I have a drumroll please? Say hello to my brand new book, The Girls Guide to Survival!!! See, I told you it was BIG news. It’s a real book, published by the fab people at New Holland Publishers and I’m the author and everything! Crazy, right?
I have been dying to tell you all for the. longest. time. ever. I am terrible at keeping fun secrets. I will always tell you what your present is before you open it. So I could not be more excited to share this with you all! It’s not on shelves yet, it launches in Australia in April 2015, with the rest of the world (OMG, the World Lovelies!) following shortly after. But I just HAD to tell you all now!
I guess you probably want to know what it’s all about, I sum it up as – Because Noisy Neighbours, Landlord Inspections, Dodgy Drapes and Wardrobe Malfunctions Happen. Butsince I loathe writing about myself, I’m going to give you the publishers write up…….
A Girl’s Guide to Survival is every girl’s essential reference guide of all those things your mother never taught you – or that you chose not to listen to. It’s a practical hands-on, down-to-earth guide focusing on those every day household problems and challenges that you are likely to encounter in real life, and it is full of tips and advice to help you keep your house (and you) from falling down around you.
I know that I’m sitting here freaking out that I’m an author, that there is a book with an ISBN and everything. Because I’m just a regular gal with a penchant for household tips. Funny story: every time something was sent to me (like copy or the cover for approval) I thought I would throw up lol!
But you might be wondering what’s inside the cover and how you might get a copy (or a signed copy!). Well, stay tuned because I will back soon with all of that. For now, let’s just hold hands and jump up and down, yelling OMG! Because, this actually happened to an ordinary person like me!
If you have been reading along for a while, you’ll notice that sometimes I say that big things are happening but I can’t tell you just yet. In fact, I’ve said it so often in Second Look Sundays, I’m sounding like a broken record. Now, sometimes it’s cool stuff for the Sewing Guild, like Castaway to Couture. But this time it’s something really, really, really big and really, really, exciting………
Something HUGE!!!! It’s not a baby or a new house or a new job and I’m already married. Feel free to speculate but you’d better come back tomorrow and find out!
I’m sure you are all aware of my obsession with online shopping. I love that you can compare prices and take as long as you like to select the things you want – all from the comfort of the couch. And then when it arrives, it’s like a little present to yourself. Not to mention the practical side of online ordering, that is someone else gets to lug it up the stairs to my front door. Perfect. So why haven’t I thought to order wine online before?
Last week I got an email from the good people at Cellarmasters, asking if I was interested in sampling their wares. Of course I did but I what really interested me was their website. They have a huge selection of wines that they will deliver right to your door. You should check it out, you’ll like it for sure! But what was the wine like?
Krondorf Growers Barossa Shiraz 2012. Reds are not entirely my thing, so I had to rely on Mr Asks review. He thought it had a dark fruity quality with a little spice, an acidic finish and paired nicely with his steak.
Riversdale Estate Crater Tasmania Chardonnay 2012. This was more my thing. I had a glass before dinner and felt it was perhaps a little fruity for my tastes but it was sensational with my lentil & haloumi salad. It worked with the earth spice of the lentils and cut through the cheesiness nicely.
We would happily drink these wines again and I know where to shop online for wines! Thanks to Cellarmasters for the wine, they worked beautifully with the meals we paired them with.