Has it really been a year?

This morning I realised that it has been 12-months since my family and I arrived back in Australia so I ducked out with the laptop to grab a coffee at our local and reflect. The new Barista is Laotian, from Vientiane. I don’t know why but I think that is FABULOUS!


Kate and Ange

Cruising the inter-web and I came across the following quotes.  Somewhat serendipitous given my recent mention of Kate and Ange in Caught on Camera.

If you have enough people sitting around telling you you’re wonderful, then you start believing you’re fabulous, then someone tells you you stink and you believe that too!

Angelina Jolie

and this…

If I had been around when Rubens was painting, I would have been revered as a fabulous model. Kate Moss? Well, she would have been the paintbrush.

Dawn French



Thanks for reading.  It makes me feel fabulous.


quotes sourced from thinkexist.com

What means it “Fabulous”

To paraphrase my then two-year-old eldest daughter, “What means it – fabulous“?

Well, according to oxforddictionaries.com the definition of fabulous is:


extraordinary: especially extraordinarily large: fabulous riches

very good; wonderful: a fabulous two-week holiday

having no basis in reality; mythical: fabulous creatures

I had to laugh when I looked that up just now.  I am totally in favour of fabulous riches, a two-week holiday would is just what the doctor ordered, especially a fabulous one but…. no basis is reality… hmmm!  Well we will see about that.

I have always had a flair for the dramatic so it makes sense to me that when searching for a word to describe my search for positivity I would come up with something a little outrageous, that nurtured my love of alliteration!

But will I know when I have found my fab?

I will, I do and I hope I inspire someone else to find his or hers too!