A Day In The Life – Listmania Week 5

The Week 5 Listmania Prompt: “Take hourly photos (or as often as you can) and document a day in your life this week. Share a snapshot of your life through pictures – tell us the time and what you were up to etc. Have fun!”  (Listmania at Home Life Simplified)



Unload the dishwasher


Check the diary, and update with everything for the week


Eat Brekkie.

Pack Kindy lunch for Mr Man


Straight to the gym after Kindy drop-off


Check emails, do a bit of freelance work.

Load of washing


More freelance work.

Lunchtime – almost out of Vegemite, better add that to the shopping list!


Send Hubby off to work.

Housework, tidy toys.


More freelance work.

More washing. I’m sure it breeds.


Eddie, my furry little laundry helper.


Kindy pick-up time – great exercise walking up that hill (why did I bother to work legs at the gym this morning though?)


It’s raining, so Mr Man had to wear his raincoat for the walk home.


(Busy, busy, busy … forgot to snap any photos)

Make dinner – cheesy tuna pasta bake.


Bedtime for Mr Man.


More freelance work time for Mummy.


Hubby home from work.

Bedtime at some far too late hour …

Your turn?


Career Path – Listmania Week 4

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The Week 4 Listmania Prompt:

“A life list of jobs you have had – from a newspaper route to babysitting to marketing manager, tour guide to waitress – what have you been up to all these years?”

When I saw this prompt I thought “oh my list is going to be really short and boring” but it was surprising to see it all listed out.

Past Jobs

  • First “real”job – Counter staff at KFC
    Best Bit – Free food on shift breaks!
    Worst Bit – Discovering I was allergic/intolerant to at least one of KFC’s eleven secret herbs and spices. After working there for 18 months I got so sick I had to quit. 20 years later I still can’t eat KFC.
  • Computer Room Assistant at a TAFE College
    Best Bit – Working with computers, helping people complete their assignments.
    Worst Bit – Not many hours.
  • Unemployed University Student
    Best Bit – Lazy afternoons napping in the Botanic Gardens between lectures.
    Worst Bit – Absolutely no income.
  • IT Project Officer at a busy hospital
    Best Bit – Lots of variety in the work, great learning environment.
    Worst Bit – Not knowing if your contract would be renewed every few months (it always was – yay!)
  • Application Developer / Database Administrator at a busy hospital
    Best Bit – I LOVED this job. From when I first saw Matthew Broderick in War Games (I was 10 years old) I wanted to be a computer programmer. And for over a decade I was … actually, I still am.
    Worst Bit – The travel distance from home (the only reason I did not go back to this job after having my son)
  • Stay At Home Mum
    Best Bit – Getting to be a fulltime Mummy.
    Worst Bit – Climbing the walls because there were no other adults to talk to. I also found I really lost my identity for a while, I hadn’t realised how much of my identity was tied up in what I did for a living. For years I’d identified myself as a Programmer, or a Developer/DBA, but suddenly I wasn’t.
  • Gym Childcare
    Best Bit – Taking my son to work with me, working for a wonderful friend, playing games with little kids for a few hours.
    Worst Bit – Having to ring in an hour before you started to see if you were needed that day.

Current Jobs

  • Freelance Developer / Database Administrator / Blog Support etc
    Best Bit – Working for myself, I’m my own boss.
    Worst Bit – Working for myself, I’m my own boss 😛
  • Library Officer
    Best Bit – Have wanted to work in a library for even longer than I wanted to be a programmer, so this new career path is very exciting. Loving how much I’m able to use my existing tech skills too.
    Worst Bit – Love the job, but trying to juggle my shifts with childcare is incredibly stressful. It will all be worth it in the end though 🙂

Your turn?


Crushes Then and Now – Listmania Week 3

Ooh where do I start …

Most embarrassing first!
Joey McIntyre from New Kids on the Block … my first serious celebrity crush. I was 13, he was 2 years older, NKOTB were all over the radio and I thought he was it and a bit.
Such a huge fan that – see that doll on the left? I still have one! Happy to report that I’ve since grown out of this crush and my Joey doll now hangs out with my son’s Action Man.
Then Now
Jon Bon Jovi
Brian Molko from Placebo
Robert Smith from The Cure
Robert Smith – still love him and his work!
Harrison Ford
Daniel Craig – Love his 007.
Michael J Fox
Nathan Fillion – Loved him in FireFly

To be honest, most of my “Then” crushes are still “Now” crushes 😉

Your turn?

[Disclaimer: I do not own any of the celebrity images in this post, they were found on various fan sites.]