Wednesday, 21 April 2010

I've Moved To New Home :)

Hi all - just to let you know I've moved my blog to a new home. You can find me here:

Or you can click on this link to take you straight there:
A Dixon Life


Tuesday, 13 April 2010


This is something I have never, ever, thought of. I am obviously living in a world that is completely alien to what everyone else is living in.

How is it POSSIBLE that I have missed the craze that is Vajazzling?

I caught the tattooing craze - I have one myself.

I saw my way through the Brazillian craze - although that I haven't attempted one I hear it's good Blushing Smiley

I have had a perm - when it was fashionable to look like a poodle.

I inhaled, I drank beer through a straw (it was common knowledge at that time of my life that drinking beer through a straw helped quicken the effects of alcohol).

I wore a denim jacket. I wore stonewash jeans. I wore a suede jacket when the denim jacket became so 1985.  I also once wore cowboy boots!

I like to think I'm 'up with it all' but this one has just slipped me right by.

Here is a link where you can watch it happening. There are no nasty bits, but I think this fad has to go hand in hand with the Brazillian or it would be called needle-pointazzling.
Bryce gets Vajazzled. 

Perhaps it's because it sounds so much like Bedazzling that I switched off - but how does someone come up with the idea of bedazzling your vajayjay? Seriously?

Well, I guess if it's good enough for Jennifer Love Hewitt, then it's good enough for - well not me, but if you decide to have a go I would love to know what it's like. 


Saturday, 10 April 2010

The Creepiest Children's Books EVER!

I seem to be on a roll today Laughing Smiley

Just click on the link at the top and have a browse.

These book covers just cracked me up!

Although there was one showing the twin towers that I didn't like - and also some creepy 'uncles' that were, well creepy.

But all in all, very funny. Have a look, and a giggle and bit of "I can't believe someone actually got this book published"!


Solar Plane

I have to share an article with you that tickled my fancy this week. It was in our state newspaper - The West Australian on Friday.

I'm not too sure if you can read this or not - but you can click on the link above and that will take you to the article. It sounds like a fantastic idea - a plane that is totally powered by the sun. It uses no fuel at all. Doesn't go very fast but I guess it stayed in the air so we can't have it all can we?

Anyway, what did make me giggle, ALOT, was this part of the article:

I wondered if perhaps the reason for the second plane being built was because they discovered that a solar plane just doesn't work at night?

hahahahahahahahahahahahhahaha Smiley


Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Why Can't You SeeThe Easter Bunny!

Master 4 this morning was telling me about the Easter Bunny.

"Do you know why you can't see the Easter Bunny Mum?"
"No, why can't you see the Easter Bunny?"
"Because he's invisible, just like Santa. And the Tooth Fairy. And the Government."

The Government?

When did Master 4 become so smart?


Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Tony Abbott's Budgy Smugglers!

Ebay Item number:160415711114, or Tony Abbott's Swim Suit

I'm not too sure why this tickled my fancy. Maybe it's because Miss 8 (who has Cerebral Palsy for those not up with the family) might somehow benefit from this.

If this is a legit auction, from The Cerebral Palsy Association, or as it's known in the Eastern States (and I don't like the name but that's just me), The Spastic Centre, then this could potentially pay for a child, or two, to have Botox treatment. Or some other form of therapy that would help them to walk, talk, or sit up.

Add it to your watch list and see what happens.

Maybe you will be the proud owner of a brand new pair of Speedo's that have been signed by the man himself. 

I wonder if you can claim it as a tax deduction since the proceeds go to charity?

The Worst Storm To Hit Perth In Years

That was just about the scariest storm I've been in (and I've been in a few cyclones up north too).

I love a good storm.

Himself always shakes his head at me. The minute there is lightning I'm outside in a chair (usually with a glass of wine), sitting back and loving the show. The kids are starting to do the same thing. They aren't scared by thunder & lightning, which is excellent.

But yesterday was scary.

I was driving home from Speech T therapy with the kids. We left at 4pm and could see the lightning coming from the North. Our storms rarely come from there, they are usually from the West and, on the odd occassion from the East. But this came rolling in from the North and you could see it coming.

I decided not to take the freeway home because I just know what idiots Perth drivers are. And thank God I made that decision. I just heard on the radio that there were maniacs doing 100kms in the emergency lanes. What sort of brain thinks that's a good idea?

So we took the back streets home. The 20 minute drive took 45 minutes and it was nasty. The hail was enormous and thumping into all sides of the car. The rain was so heavy (some have reported around 35 mils in 15 minutes) I just couldn't see. The lightning was just incredible and the thunder actually shook my car.

The kids weren't scared at all. They were having a great time (which made my trip a lot easier). Made it home. The house escaped any damage. We kept our power and all was good.

The kids are just dying for it to be winter (we're going to Bali this winter and they are hugely excited) so they all got into their flanny pj's, dressing gowns & ugg boots. I had to get Nana to tell them (over the phone) to take them all off before bed because last night was horribly muggy and going to be 21 degrees. They would have melted away.

So we've survived the first storm of the season. I hope everyone else did too.