Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The Good Food And Wine Show 2010

On Sunday my Mum and I had a girls day out to The Good Food & Wine Show which was being held at Darling Harbour. There were five big halls of food and wine heaven where there seemed to be anything and every thing which people could try. There was Quail, Biltong, Pomegranate liqueur, fish, cheese, deserts, duck amongst a whole lot of other morsels.

There were a vast number of different chefs, cooks, demonstrators and also food companies at the show each promoting all interesting products. One of the chef's there was Gabriel Gate' an amazing French chef who lives in Australia. (Please note: I can't find the proper 'E' with the " ' " over the top of it for his name on the keyboard here.) I wanted to get a picture of him yet he suggested a picture of the both of us which was nice. My Mum has liked him for many years so I also took a picture of the both of them.

Australian food personality Lyndey Milan was there promoting a regional food producer's market and also some new knives which were there. With the regional food market side of it was important because it was giving local Australian products a chance to promote their produce.

Seeing it was the last few hours the different stalls were giving away bargains on certain items so for smart person they were getting them. Also there were a few freebies which were being given away from item which were being sold. Mum and I were having a ball of a time having a look through the show while I was finding many things to taste. We got to the wine-tasting end and decided to have a seat for a bit of a break. Next thing we heard was an announcement over the loud speaker saying that in ten minutes time at 5pm the show was going to close. Mum looked up at me in surprise because we both thought it ended at 6pm. Yet we didn't have an hour of wandering yet just rushing back through the halls seeing things that we missed.

On the way back we grabbed a few bargains which were great yet missed a few that couldn't be helped. It looked like other people had a good day because it seemed like everyone were carrying lots of bags also. Some under there arm, some in trolley bags, others dragging them on the ground and still others reminding me of camels. Were we all like ants bustling off to our car parks wherever they were. Then heading back our homes with our food parcels and trophies that we had gotten. When my Mum dropped me home I felt so tired that I lay on my bed to watch some TV.... watching a programme... then waking up to discover I'd fallen asleep after such a big day. Yet next year I'm sure it will all happen again when you can have breakfast, lunch and dinner in whatever order you want all in a few hours or minutes of one another!!!
Farewell for now!!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

One Proud Dad

Hello there everyone! I thought I'd share with you a picture if my very proud Dad with my book.
It was taken at Sydney International Airport's new terminal or new part which was opened not long ago.

So those of you who are travelling overseas can pick up my book from the international airport no less. You can use it as reading material for your flight. Or better still you can buy it as an Aussie present for your friends overseas.

That way you can say that you are well read and my book is well travelled spreading awareness over the miles and kilometres. Also that my book has been overseas more recently than I have....lol...

Yet I do hope to travel overseas and talk about my book. Also to help people understand what it is like to live as an adult with Asperger's and succeed in life. I want to give inspiration to others like me who have Asperger's also. I've been given and found my voice and thus would like others to find their voices also.

Together we can succeed and get our stories out there to be noticed and shared! Through being noticed we can gain better knowledge and understanding by those people around us. We can educate these people and also make a difference in their lives also. That way Asperger's doesn't have to be a mystery to people yet they know we are all unique individuals who can make a difference on society.

There you have some food for thought...We can all make a difference!!!

Friday, July 2, 2010

My Mum's Birthday Today!!

Today Friday the 2nd of July 2010 is my dear Mothers Birthday!! I rang her this morning and wished her Happy Birthday....by giving her the singing rendition of the song. Also I sang her "For she's a jolly good fell..person/woman....."
Yet I made sure I didn't call her fellow and also did the "Hip, Hip, Hoorays!" as well. She was really happy with that and glad to hear from me. We spoke for a while and we will be definitely catch up tomorrow which will be great.
Today I also announced her birthday on Facebook and also wrote on her profile. She also got a few "Happy Birthday's" from a few of my Facebook friends which was great. I being the proud daughter that I am passed on the messages or wishes to her.

When I was a really young and rebellious teenager I didn't realize or even understand what I was putting my parents through ~ Especially my dear old Mum. To be more correct she wasn't old at the time yet I'm sure I have given both my parents quite a few grey hairs in their time as well as my guardian angel. Yes the tall, big, long-suffering one with his fingernails chewed down and his hair or messed up. Also you can recognize him by all his worry lines and a great big look of relief to see me doing well.
What I now understand is how much my Mum loves me and what i must have put her through. It wasn't until I've had some really tough times that my Mum and Dad stood by me and stuck through all the storms that came along. Some of them I thought I'd never get through.
Without my parents I literally wouldn't be here today without them. I don't know where I would be or even exist if they had not of met. But I think that could be another whole blog entry. As i was looking through photo's for the past couple of hours tonight I was thinking of all the times that we've shared as a family. Also how much they mean to me ~really mean to me. I was trying to find photo's which were nice yet also captured the moment. I indeed find many and was overwhelmed with options. I particularly wanted to find a nice picture of my Mum and I together. One thing good on having Asperger's is that you can stay focused for a long time not giving up easily. So i did choose these two photo's which are on the blog now.
So my dear Mum ~ I wish you the most Happy Birthday with all the love from my heart to yours....You will always be special....I am so lucky to have you for my Mum..... XXXX