Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy new years eve!! AKA- the time I admit I MIGHT be a bogan.

So. What is this blog all about? And the bigger question for those who know me what you are really thinking is "ugh! Another blog!! Good god woman pick something and stick with it!!"

Well that's what it's about. I need to stick with something. And blogging it will keep me accountable. So bear with me and I will explain what in blue blazes I'm talking about.

It's currently 9:36pm here in sunny (revoltingly hot and sticky) Darwin. It's new years eve. There is 2.5 hours left of 2011. And for this coming year I have, for the first time, decided to have a new years resolution.

I can hear the inward groans already.... So shush! Its not as boring as it sounds (I hope!)

I thought long and hard about what I thought I could commit to for a whole year! (I'm impressed I've been married for four!) I considered becoming a better housewife, exercising more, decluttering my wardrobe... None of these tickled my fancy. So I thought back over the past year at what low points stuck out that could be improved.

The big one was the day I went grocery shopping in my local Darwin shopping center with no shoes and no bra with just a summer strappy dress on. This doesn't raise an eye anywhere in the northern territory mind you. But it appalled me! (and my husband, and my mum!!) How had I gone from high fashion, high heels and high hair to such horrid lows of self esteem and presentation. Something needed to be done. I hadn't worn make up since we moved here over 6 months ago! I needed a concrete goal, not an idea to flounder towards for twelve months and then this time next year not be sure of I had achieved anything or not.

And then I decided... I'm going to enter a pageant! Yes a pageant! I'm going to spend a year doing all the awesome mummy and wife stuff I normally well as being completely self absorbed for 15 mins or so a day so that in march 2013 I can enter a pageant!!

I should add that it's no ordinary pageant...I am going to enter the miss Pin-up Australia competition. So tomorrow as the first day of 2012 I will start working on a plan and post up some pics so I can see my starting point.

This will be a daily blog (unless unforeseen dramas) as well as my normal kinda lame tweets so I would love for you to follow my progress whichever way you please.

Much love.



  1. Wishing you all the very best for your new adventure, can't wait to see your progress. Fairy wishes and butterfly kisses for a wonderful year full of successes

  2. Yet again you suprise me Ciehan :) good luck - I look forward to reading about ( and seeing) your progress xx

  3. I always knew you had Bogan in you (she says from the comfort of her snuggie! lol)

    GOOD LUCK!!!

  4. Best idea ever ! You might like to look at 'That shop' on facebook and Sirens and starlets on ebay. I have bought two beautiful pinup dresses this year and have a wish list full of others ! I also just discovered bendy rollers this week. You put them in- takes 5 minutes and 2 hours later you have amazing curls ! xo

  5. Thank you ladies!

    Lea- Most likely from WAas we are hoping to move for work purposes sooner rather than later.

    Ezz- all over the bendy rollers! I have the conair hot sticks. I just have todo it all so fast as i have such fine hair if i leave in for longer than 5 mins I end up with bad 80's hair!
    As for pin up dresses...well theres a surprise coming with that in the future, Keep in mind...Have sewing machine, Will create!

  6. Oh i am so in love with that idea Ciehann! I wish you the very best of luck with it, if i can help in anyway let me know and i will keep my eye out for those 1950's dress patterns for you but i love your creativity and i just know you will come up with something amazing, how exciting! Looking forward to following and reading your blog.
    Love Mel xoxo

  7. Sorry lost your blog, have just found it again now. Good luck with it all and I hope what ever state you end up entering in you have fun :)


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