President Obama and First Lady Michelle have spoken about their first date in 1989 as part of a competition to win dinner with the couple.
Love or hate his politics, you must be lacking a pulse if you aren’t at least a teeny-tiny bit drawn to Obama’s charismatic, down to earth, warm personality.
Watch how chuffed he is with his first-date success. He is so happy with himself (and with snagging a woman like Michelle, it’s understandable why), that he advises single blokes should be taking notes….
The best bit is where he looks down the camera and advises: “Art – guys out there – it impresses people.” Too funny.
My first date with J1 was lovely – I took it as a good sign that he didn’t fall asleep on me. But what followed afterwards was probably more memorable…
My car was stolen the same night after I got home, and it led to a series of wacky events that made for an interesting few weeks to the start of our relationship. Visualise a new couple, trying to impress each other, getting around in the ‘company car’ until I could arrange a permanent replacement.
The ‘company car’ was from my workplace at the time – Camp Quality (the Children’s Cancer Charity) and happened to be their “Giggle Van” complete with Giggle himself sitting in the back looking at us (a life-sized speaking puppet on a trike – and to be honest, I used to find him a little spooky).
Picking J1 up from his work at Parliament House (Canberra) was reasonably embarrassing. The Australia Protective Service guys always got a good laugh.
What was your first date like? Memorable or Miserable? And did it set the tone for your ongoing relationship?
Just a brief post today because alisha & I are up to our eyeballs in fabric samples, lace, Pantone colour cards and lots of sketches! After an incredible response to our launch collection, alisha and I are really excited to be back in design phase – Yep!We are in the midst of adding a few new swanky pieces to the collection. Yay!
We have had an incredible start to life with our new ‘baby’ – with the sleepless nights and teething problems to boot! But the smiles she brings us every single day makes all the hard work worth it! (sound familiar mummas out there??) Continue reading →
I have already confessed my love of 1950s films to the sorella-hood (see here for a re-cap). So it probably won’t shock you that I’m a sucker for a cute antique shop – I just love looking (and sometimes laughing) at all the amazing things. I can waste some serious hours and fortunately for me, if I holler out to J1 to “Pull over!” he knows I’m serious and is as equally keen to jump out of the car and hunt for treasures.
Oh my lordy! Seeing yourself on the cover of a magazine without expecting it is enough to give anyone a heart attack! And while it’s no cover of Vogue (and cover girls we definitely are not) we were chuffed for sorella & me to be included in Business Review Australia’s feature on siblings in business.
One of our friends has departed on a big road-trip adventure with her hubbie and two little ones this morning. They have packed up their camper and making their way from Queensland over to Western Australia. Taking around 5 weeks, they are sure to have so many special memories to share with us when they get home – and no doubt their two children, although still quite young, will have happy memories of this special time with their mum and dad (all 4,685 kilometers of it!).
The VW Camper Van – what a classic! Image via The Telegraph (UK) – Travel
It certainly brings back some happy for memories for me thinking about similar traveling we did as a family when my sisters and I were young – back in the 80s!
My parents were really good like that – although they certainly didn’t have money growing on trees, they worked so hard in their small businesses that when they could afford to step away from the grind for a couple of weeks we’d load up the car and have a road-tripping camping adventure – which usually involved chasing the sun to Queensland. Continue reading →
Today I’m asking fellow sorellas if date night is overrated or essential? Should we really need to schedule in getting and/or staying connected? What happened to that spontaneous element in a relationship called romance? Does date night impede our instinct to be impulsive with our partners?
It’s fair to say date night it is a bit of an ‘Americanism’ which has very slowly crept on to our shores. I do like the thought of it and have girlfriends who tell me they have regular date nights with their partners which helps them stay connected. But my hubbie and I (although we have entertained the idea) don’t participate in date night. Continue reading →
Sometimes it sounds all a bit too hard. Sometimes it feels like I can’t really have that much of an impact as one lowly individual. Sometimes I feel like such a big problem can only be fixed by big solutions.
But the truth is – all the little things count. It really can be so simple to do a few small things in your everyday life to have a lasting impact on our environment. And since today is World Environment Day, it’s the perfect day to acknowledge we can make a difference – so it’s a great day to get started!!
A stunning butterfly I found hanging out enjoying my veggie patch
We thought we would join in the celebrations of World Environment Day today by putting together a list of things that do make a difference and are also pretty easy. Before you know it you’ll be as green as a stalk of celery! Continue reading →