B is for

Photo credit: Leo Reynolds on Flickr I’m playing an alphabet game, Liz has given me the letter B so I get to come up with 10 things I like that start with the letter B. Books One of my greatest passions. I own far too many and I find it almost impossible to get rid of even the ones that I freely admit to being rubbish. See those shelves in the photo? I have 4 more the same, the shelves with paperbacks on them are double stacked and there are piles of books on my bedroom floor which don’t fit … Continue reading B is for

Absolutely Fabulous

Break out the Bolly folks, I have it on good authority that this blog is just fabulous darling. (Sorry, can’t read the word “fabulous” without hearing it in my mind à la Ab Fab) Anyhoo, thank you so much Liz, I’m very flattered 🙂 There are rules associated with this blog award: Name 5 other fabulous blogs and share 5 things that you find fabulous. So, first up, 5 Fabulous Blogs.(This having to choose thing? It is hard!) Hoyden About Town – Down to earth Down Under feminism from Tigtog and Lauredhel, and a fabulous commenting community. In a Strange … Continue reading Absolutely Fabulous

If you tag me, I will write

Apparently I feel compelled to respond when tagged. A. People who have been tagged must write their answers on their blog and replace any question that they dislike with a new, original question.B. Tag eight people. Don’t refuse to do that. Don’t tag who tagged you. 01. What are your nicknames?Mim, mimbles, Mims, sex kitten (sorry, way TMI, and besides, I HATE him saying that) 02. How do you style your hair?Hair is supposed to have style? 03. What’s your favorite or least favorite Christmas song?Well, I’ve developed a violent aversion to the Chipmunks Christmas Don’t Be Late since my … Continue reading If you tag me, I will write

How Australian am I?

via lauredhel 1. Heard a kookaburra in person (and, like lauredhel, have also had them steal food from the bbq, and have hand fed them.) 2. Slept under the stars 3. Seen a koala. 4. Visited Melbourne 5. Watched a summer thunderstorm (best one was when we were camping by the beach and the storm was up the coast, down the coast and out to sea but not actually where we were. Spectacular! ) 6. Worn a pair of thongs 7. Been to Uluru (Ayer’s Rock). 8. Visited Cape York 9. Held a snake (not yet) 10. Sang along with … Continue reading How Australian am I?

I’m eccentric and interesting

At my 20 year school reunion a few weeks back I was told by a friend, whom I hadn’t seen in all those 20 years, that she remembered me as an eccentric and interesting person. Then she asked how I was. So I answered “Still eccentric and interesting!” because I am witty and original like that. No, really, I am (eccentric and interesting that is, not witty and original, that was a lie). I shall prove it to you. Liz has tagged me with the seven random or weird facts meme which seems the perfect way to make my case. … Continue reading I’m eccentric and interesting

Flickr mosaic meme

The Rules:1. Answer each of the questions below using Flickr2. Choose a photo from the first three pages.3. Copy the URL of your favorite photo into this site.4. Then share with the world. 01. First Name – Miriam02. Favorite Food – Mangoes03. Hometown – Sydney04. Favorite Colour – Green05. Celebrity Crush – Michael Shanks06. Favorite Drink – Margarita07. Dream Holiday – Horse riding08. Favorite Dessert – Tiramasu09. What I Want To Be When I Grow Up – Contented10. What I Love Most In The World – Family11. One Word That Describes Me – Reliable12. My Blogging Name – mimbles 1. … Continue reading Flickr mosaic meme

The Omnivore’s Hundred

A food meme from Very Good Taste. “Below is a list of 100 things that I think every good omnivore should have tried at least once in their life. The list includes fine food, strange food, everyday food and even some pretty bad food – but a good omnivore should really try it all. Don’t worry if you haven’t, mind you; neither have I, though I’ll be sure to work on it. Don’t worry if you don’t recognise everything in the hundred, either; Wikipedia has the answers.” Here’s what to do: 1) Copy this list into your blog or journal, … Continue reading The Omnivore’s Hundred


Meme time again, Heather‘s to blame for this one. 1. What is his name?Adam 2. Who eats more?I’m not sure, probably about the same for most things. 3. Who said, “I love you” first?Him. In fact he said it to me on the night we “got together” (we went to the same high school so I can’t say it was the night we met though we didn’t really know each other before then). 4. Who is taller?Him. 5. Who drives most when you are out together?He does, because he likes driving and I don’t care either way. 6. Who is … Continue reading Him

Getting to know you

Eve tagged me for this one. What were you doing ten years ago? I was pregnant with Caitlin. I was at home with 15 month old David and aside from going horse riding with friends every 2nd week (yep, I rode till about 6 months with my first 2 pregnancies, we’d given up by the time Tom came along), I didn’t have much contact with anyone outside family. I’d become quite friendly with my next door neighbour, who was pregnant with twins and due about a month after me, which was nice. Adam had just started working at a new … Continue reading Getting to know you

Another Book Meme

Yeah, it’s a bit on the repetitive side but books just happen to be one of my obsessions so I’m doing it anyway. The Big Read reckons that the average adult has only read 6 of the top 100 books they’ve printed. Well let’s see. 1) Look at the list and bold those you have read.2) Italicise those you intend to read.3) Underline the books you LOVE.4) Put an asterisk next to the books you’d rather shove hot pokers in your eyes than read5) Reprint this list in your own blog so we can try and track down these people … Continue reading Another Book Meme