Stuff

The cat mint is out at home and is so pretty – whack some into a vase or jug and it’s instantly pretty. Is it that cats love or hate this stuff? I can never remember. I can’t say I’m a cat person (don’t judge me). I’m scared of them like frogs – I think it’s the erratic jumping thing. The cat mint? I like very much.

I keep thinking about how beautiful New Zealand was. Seriously. How did I not know it was SO beautiful? I’m plotting another trip back with the girls and a Maui van. Yes, we are going to be those people.

My sister went to the Aria’s last week and took this snap for me. I wondered where Dan Sultan was! He’s my serious crush – such a spunk rat and totally on my ifIcouldshagsomeoneelse list. Who’s top of yours?

Speaking of my little sis – look you guys! It’s Kevin Bacon! He got big! Handsome dog isn’t he? A Novia Scotian duck tolling retriever (because I know someone will ask and I like saying the name whenever possible).

I’ve got a fancy cocktail party on tomorrow night up in Sydney (Point Piper nonetheless thankyouverymuch) and I purchased a new frock for the occasion! Pay no attention to the dishevelled unwashed thing modelling it, I promise I will look better tomorrow night, but thought you might like a look. This was a photo taken by Daisy.

And these selfies by me to send to Mrs Woog for approval of new said dress because she will be going with me. I quite like the 1950′s shape and it’s VERY comfortable. Figure I’ll give it a thrashing over the years without it dating too much. Think red lips & nails, smoky eyes and hot shoes/bag. Classic Beverley.

Tits!

Today I ate my first, ahem, 3 fruit mince pies. I will not buy anymore until the big day because they are my weakness. Big time. Do you love them?

  • http://www.ducksonthedam.com.au/ Alli @ ducks on the dam

    The dress. love it. please spill the beans and tell me who……. promise I won’t wear mine to the same gig as you

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04419941075576380178 bec

    I’m in your corner re cats and dan sultan!
    just bought a dress similar but it is stripey multi coloured and doesn’t show cleavage ( actually it’s nothing like yours). was told by sales girl to wear wedges with it.
    pass on the mince pies… ;)
    Bec x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08570993625679974104 Vicki ShoppeGirls

    Love the dress. Looks great on. Cannot wait to see you all ready to go. Have a fabulous time.
    Vicki
    http://www.shoppegirls.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13439663139027095903 Mary

    Ah, Dan Sultan!! I saw him in the audience at The Cruel Sea at the Metro and I Did Not Know Which Way to Look!! Tex Perkins up on stage, Dan behind me being photographed. It was a first world problem! What about Dan’s tattoo?? Oh yes, I do like him! I also like your new frock! Enjoy!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02005492484650666091 BabyMac

      I fell in love with Dan at his Kev Carmody tribute night at the State theatre for the Sydney Festival a few years ago. Saw him again at Syd Uni after that….SERIOUSLY spunky

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15026987107815016616 4 kids, 20 suitcases and a beagle

    That dress is beautiful. Really gorgeous! We had cat mint in pots at our front door in Canada and it was always up for discussion when people came to visit. I spent the entire time calling it catnip and have just read the first sentence of your post and thought “oh shit”. Why didn’t anyone correct met??? Suffering from delayed embarrassment about now.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02005492484650666091 BabyMac

      I like catnip. Shall refer to it as such going forward x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18133173713045801244 vancybec

    Alrighty, that dress = fucking winner!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15936530633161291153 Brenda @ Mira Narnie

    nice dress! i think your gonna get loads of use out of a classic LBD!!

  • http://www.thisbloominglife.com/ alison@thisbloominglife

    Love dan. Love your flowers. Interested in doing a flower arranging course in jan with some posh American florists? In syd for three hours one evening. Gorgeoufreeport garden flowers we would both loooove. Bit spensy but you could claim I’m sure…enjoy the posh party! Xxx

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02005492484650666091 BabyMac

      Yes! Send me details please x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16683516169183026473 A little bit Country

    Do the Maui campervan – we did it round the UK with my 4 year old. It was fantastic! As a Kiwi I REALLY recommend you do the South Island with your children. You will have a blast! And yes I am rather partial to the Christmas mince pies – I like to slightly heat mine, delish! Love your dress!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17646925050489695536 Mother Down Under

    I love the dress!
    It will look perfect with a few accessories and some of your trademark red lippy!

    I think Mark Ruffalo might be at the top of my list…I just think he is so cute!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08069990328770303361 Michele @ The Hills Are Alive……

    lovely dress spill where its from? Mince pies yucko not so lovely

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00859110942745952818 Tahnee

    look forward to seeing the red lips with your beautiful dress. and YES to fruit mince pies. I had them for breakfast three days in a row last week.. enjoy your big night out! x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05057437682636245835 What Sarah Did Next

    That dress is va-va-voom-tastic! De-lish. Have fun for me, won’t you?

    I made my own fruit mince pies one year. Big mistake. HUGE. Only because they tasted so damn good, I couldn’t stop eating them. ;)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05039768799104337634 Scandi Coast Home

    You look gorjus……the mince pies, not so much ;O)
    T xx

  • http://loulouloves.me/ loulouloves.me

    Love the dress, you are going to look hot.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13272090974052486539 Mrs Woog

    Jon Bon Jovi. Ever Mine, Ever thine, Ever ours.

    PS an investing in a hair brushing for tomorrow night. I am fancy like that. And spanx. Xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14249032835508120323 Vicki

    The dress is fabulous. Point Piper, take lots of photos!
    I make my own christmas pudding and love fruit mince pies, but have been very good and not had any yet. The smell of christmas pud will fill the house tomorrow :)

    V x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10208633197266540403 Maryandlil

    The dress is gorgeous. Yes, mince pies are my weakness and I am known to demolish a pack in a day!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13151973819133926868 Mama of 2 boys

    Oh lady, I simply LOVE your frock, very timeless and you will surely get lots of wear out of it. Have fun at your fancy soiree. Kevin Bacon is cute, rather entrancing eyes. And your pic of NZ is incredible, bit of tourism photography right there, a new calling perhaps?? xo

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11076574278819598477 paula

    i love a mince pie warmed up in the microwave with a dollop of cream….

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05140641738152408291 Dee

    love the dress, hate mince pies

  • Anonymous

    Looking good Beth! Have fun tonight. Looking forward to hearing all about it. Claire

  • JB

    My record for mince pies is 6. Although, if more than 6 came in a packet, my record may be higher.

    Now I want to get a dog, just so I can call him Kevin Bacon.

    Nice dress.

  • MM

    Beth – I look forward to your blogs each day. Your blog is my favourite to read each day! I think your blogs and you are just fabulous! Keep them coming x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04215161182830545561 Reannon Hope

    Love Dan Sultan.
    The flowers are super pretty.
    You WILL get heaps of wear out of that dress. And yes, red lips are a MUST!
    Fruit mince pies- NEVER HAD ONE. Don’t judge me.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00362958130482625558 ahoy.jenni

    Maui van, yes, I will tune in, that’s more my type of holiday, not that lush posh one you just had…
    Who is Dan Sultan?
    Mince pies….yes I am also not buying any more until Xmas, love love love them.
    Point piper, posh posh but you enjoy! I do love a 50s style frock myself.
    (yes I do suffer from posh-ism, in case you had not noticed)