Thursday, December 20, 2007

Santa Claus is Coming to Town



Who's that dodgy barstard hiding in my Chrissie tree??

So, I may have fucked up with the gluten thing with child no 3 but it looks like gifts are going to be good enough to build up the "good mother" credit points again.

I have got Peta the best bloody gift out. She is horse mad. MAD!! Yet she has never actually ridden a horse, only a donkey at Willowbank when she was about 4. All she wants for Christmas is a pony but, let's be realistic here, we are moving to Aussie in 6 months, there ain't gonna be no ponies under the tree.

So I kept looking around looking for the best gift I could get her. A pony book - shit. A horse ornament - bo ring! A horse calendar - yawn (although I actually got one of these - $27 bloody bucks too!). So what could I get her that actually cut the mustard?

When I was a midget I had my darling dearest Aunty B to teach me to ride. Learnt when I was 4 and rode up till age 15. Haven't since and would kill to do it again. I learnt the ins and outs of equine care and I loved it.

So ..... being a fucken legend ..... I have got her a voucher for a weekend horse riding camp at Kowhai Riding School. She goes on Friday the 4th Jan and stays two nights in bunk rooms with other girls her age and learns every little bit from catching the horse to riding. I was so stoked when I went up there to buy voucher that I nearly asked if I could move in.

I also got her a lollipop girl because she collects them, has three already and I got her this one, there are six in each set.




In the line up of six she has number three, four and five already and I got her number two for Xmas.

They were designed by one of New Zealand's top doll makers, Jan McLean. She makes the coolest dolls, one of my favs is this one, she's sexy as hell:



Am I cool or what?

22 comments:

Chris H said...

What a cool as present for your daughter!!!! Added bonus, 1 less kid for a few days! Dats gotta be good. Love the dolls.

Taylor_John said...

Jules when I first scrolled down and saw the beautiful doll close up my first thought was that it looked like 'Tiffany' from the eighties. The resemblance is pretty remarkable.

Hope your doing well and you and your family have a lovely chrissie.

AKG said...

What a thoughtful present you managed to come up with for your daughter - well done you!!

PS: I'm trying to figure out a decent xmas gift for a 9 year old girl that doesn't involve me shelling out for a Wii.

kathrynoh said...

I dunno, I'm terrified of both horses & dolls - I did send Andrew to horseriding camp once though, even though he hates horses, cos I needed some mummy time!

Betty said...

You are a good mum for sure, but how about those dolls? aren't they beautiful? I'd rather have them than those freaks of plastic, Bratz dollz.

Happy Christmas you guys!

Mellisa said...

That was a fantastic idea .... Talija (8) also loves horses and we live in a town full of them but has only riden them twice in Mackay at my mates farm..... Must be the age heh...? I bet they will get on like a house on fire!! lol
I don't think we have those dolls here yet?? No doubt soon enough....
*whispers* Ayisha has a Bratz doll from Santa!!
Oh and trust Chris to think of "one less kid for a few days!!" *giggle*

AlleyCat said...

Coolest Mumsy in the World!!!!

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Tania said...

I must have missed a post - I didn't realise you were moving over here!!!

I think someone's going to be EXTREMELY happy on Christmas day - funny how us mums get so excited about finding the perfect presents for our kids.

Hope you all have a lovely Christmas!

Lyn said...

I too must have missed that post ... didn't know you were moving to aussie chick??

Very cool pressie!! She'll love it!!

Hope ya have a wonderful christmas mate!

Jin said...

What a smashing gift to give to your daughter - you're a very kewl mommy Jules!!
Here's wishing you & the family a very Merry Crimble :-)

Wanna_B_slimmer said...

Just the absolute coolest Jules....

Tully said...

Your kids are going to be happy on Christmas day! What a cool mum!

Merry Christmas Jules, I hope you and your family have a great day!

Cazzie!!! said...

You are SO a bloody legend woman :)
Well, we are so similar it aint funny, 4 kids check
horse mad..check
had a horse from age 1o I did and my girls are horse mad too. That horseriding weekend sounds like something I will get my Sarah next Xmas I think. This year the girls are getting an Ariel Doll. Tom is getting games, board games and a Lava Lamp..and Nick is getting some Hotweels Shit :)

Leighanne said...

Hope you and your family had a great Christmas xoxoxo

Marie said...

Merry Christmas Jules!
Hope your little girls gets better soon! Cool presents for your older girl!

Wanna_B_slimmer said...

Meery Christmas ya ol tart... Hope you had a fantastic day....
I have had waaaaaaay too much food and even more scotch... time to dry out in time for new years eve... doh!

Whoever I want to be said...

Just letting you know I have started blogging again in my original blog and it is now public again.

Have a great Christmas

Ms Smack said...

What a great present for a horse-lover!! We got tickets to Hilary Duff for our girl and she just about had a heart-attack.. :)

Merry Christmas mate
x

Steph said...

You is the bestest mum eva! Hope you had a great christmas.

Middle Child said...

What a great present for your little sprong...and that dollie has a lovely face...thank God its not a barbie...

Cazzie!!! said...

Merry Xmas woman and a happee 2008 :)