Open Post: What’s on your mind?

Thrilled to be opening up this post today. I have so much on my mind and what better way to get it off my chest than right here?

First a look at what’s been going on behind the scenes in the office.


Office Video


Yesterday we tried to shoot some footage for a video that we are making (more details soon). I always thought that I was a pretty good actress – I mean how hard can it be? But Lord, put a camera near me and I just become stupid. And loud. And my South Africa accent goes up about 100 notches so that I sound like I got off the plane from Johannesburg  yesterday afternoon.  The worst part is that I didn’t have to act – just be myself. It turns out that I am not very good at being myself on demand.


Eating vegetables


I have become a bit obsessed with my child eating vegetables. It is ridiculous how excited I get when I see green food on the end of his fork.

The push to get proper nutrients into him is becoming increasingly difficult as he grows older and finds great delight in orange chips that turn your tongue blue (turns out that they also turn everything that they come into contact with blue). And maybe just as bad – you can now get your vitamins in chewing gum form. Yes, in a bid to show me how much emphasis he puts on a balanced healthy diet he came home with vitamin infused chewing gum.  Really? What ever happened to fruit and vegetables?

The Vegetable Song (tweet @totallyeustus) from Si Bennett on Vimeo.

Was this the downfall of the vegetable? Did it eat itself?



I have been seeing a lot of these ecards popping up around the net (you can find them here) – although I have never  sent one myself, well not yet anyway. Some of them are downright hysterical and most of them are rather politically incorrect. Take a look and see what you think




My family seems to be growing bigger all the time and no one is having any babies. My mother has just come to live in Australia and my father is visiting for a couple of weeks. Having my parents here again is quite a strange experience. After living in a different country to them for almost 20 years having them back here makes me feel like a child again. It also makes me feel very very tired. They can’t seem to get enough of having dinners together.  I just wish that there were more hours in the day – or a clone that could do dinners every night.

The linen


I found this linen on Hurricane Vanessa yesterday and I cannot explain how much I love it. This is not a real dog – it is a print on the linen.

Found anything that you love lately? Share it with us


So that’s what’s on my mind this week. Over to you

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