2011 Favourites

Favourite Video  – this mum had some guts – and thank God the kid didn’t screw it up!! Love Buble’s reaction when he realise the kid can sing.

Favourite Song

Book I enjoyed the most






Best speech of the year. In January 2011 Queensland was underwater with a series of tragic floods that destroyed many homes and took a number of lives. Throughout it all Queensland Premier Anna Bligh fronted up day in day out to the media and gave a bloody fine example of leadership in a crisis. I was only a pseudo Queenslander for 10 years but in this speech she made everyone proud of the Northern State.


Book that made me think the most – was prepared to hate it but Chua is actually quite a humourous writer and made some points that did get me considering our Western parenting style.






Favourite film of the year – now realise I didn’t get out much this year – so am going to pick the last movie I saw (which was Christmas present DVD) – very Australian, funny and incredibly sad.






Looking back not really a cheery selection but oh well.  I hope each and every one of my readers has a great new year and best wishes for a fantastic 2012.



7 thoughts on “2011 Favourites

  1. Can I add a favourite? Blogger of the year – Janine Fitzpatrick! Have loved all of your blogs Janine, please keep them up in 2012 as I think nearly every busy mum can identify with the same issues. It makes me feel as though I am not alone and we are actually all doing our best, and actually all doing okay! See you tonight to see the new year in.

    • Aww thank you so much. I really appreciate your support. To everyone who stops by and leaves comments I love blogging but it is time consuming and without your feedback it would be hard to justify. So thank you everyone.

  2. Hi Janine
    As we come to the end of a great year I think I should take the time to tell you how proud I am of you and all you achieve – as I wont be spending New Year with you have a great one and thanks for all you have done for me over the year – You and Simon have done a wonderful job with my “Princess Child” and “Hippie Child” and you know I “love them to death”. I think it is great you have started BLOGGING and like Robin (my Sister-in-law) I look forward to reading it each day…..keep going with it !!!!!!!! — Have a good one

    Yeee Haaa to the NEW YEAR
    Mum xoxoxoxoxo

    • Thanks Mum I don’t know how you managed to comment as me but well done on getting on somehow. I love you too and thank you for all the running around and help you have given us not just this year but every year. here’s to a great 2012.

  3. I can’t believe I hadn’t seen that Michael Buble video. I may have to watch it again. Thank you indeed for sharing. Happy 2012!

    PS. The Good Charlotte song was pretty awesome too.

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