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Geoffrey is a guest on 'The Project' in a few minutes!  Yay!  I only just saw the preview.

It's great to start seeing his face showing up in the papers too with The Book Thief coming out.  Loving it!

P.S: Again, I will post very soon explaining the reason for my disappearance from the internet.  Things going on in my life beyond my control and absolutely nothing to do with getting bored with you special people or fandom or anything like that.

Speaking of lovely people, a massive thank you for the Christmas card which I received just the other day from Renee! Thank you ever so much sweetie for thinking of me despite my absence from Rushdom lately.  Receiving that in the new year (thanks AusPost for not dealing properly with the holiday overload again!) definitely brought a smile to my face!  The aforementioned explanation will cover why I didn't get around to sending out my own usual Christmas cards.  :(

I will also have a few funny anecdotes, happenings, new social media announcements, update photos and such coming up...

Now, off to watch Geoffrey to cheer myself up!!!  Ya never fail at that, mah lovely!


xxx *mwah* rushysgirl

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Hello, remember me?

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haha, seems so weird to be posting on here but I just had to jump on here to thank you lovely girls Cate, Renee and Grace for your lovely Christmas cards!  How sweet are you!?  I was SO slack this year with all the craziness leading up to the end of the year that I didn't send any cards at all... *hits self*  I must be punished.  

Anyway, thank you very much ladies!  Very much appreciated and I hope everyone had a very enjoyable Christmas time.  :D  I also hope the New Year is treating you all well so far.

I will come on here again in a while when I have a bit more time to think and reflect and I shall post a proper update about what's been going on with me and such - I even have quite a few holiday/trip photos to post which some of you may be interested in if you love travel and seeing unique places as much as I do.  

But for now, I just had to thank you girls, mah Rushie mates, for thinking of me at the most special time of the year - don't ya just love the Chrissy spirit!?  I had such a lovely, peaceful Christmas and holidays and so I hope all of you did as well.  

Let me know how you spent your Christmas Day and/or holiday time and what you're up to for 2013... can you believe we made it to 2013!? - it was touch and go there for a while with the world ending and all!!!  haha, but we made it.  I even got to have my Birthday the day after the world ended!  Lucky me!  But seriously though, 2012 was a year of a heck of a lot of illness for me on and off, so I'm glad to be *almost* rid of that now for the most part (minus a few ongoing tonsil and sinus issues, shall we say, that it has left me with) and am looking forward to 2013 being a much healthier year in that regard.  

Also hope that I can keep up with the goings on in Rushieland aka The Madhouse that I have sorely missed whilst I've been a lot busier than past years.  I will include all of that in an upcoming update though.  I am planning on being much more involved this year... it better be one of my New Years Resolutions, dare I utter that... well, there we go, now I can't go back on it!  No doubt I have a great deal to catch up on.

Take care everyone :D  Hope you're all keeping well.  We've had rather the heatwave here over the past few weeks... staying under the AC as much as possible has been the name of the game for me.  Will be going to watch the Australian Open tennis in a couple of weeks so hoping for a bit of cooler weather coming up.  

P.S:  Who has seen Les Mis and loved it!?  Yeah, that's right, don't tell me unless you loved it!  lol.  & major lol @ Geoffrey pimping out far-superior-1998-non-singing-Javert in his interview on "The Project".  That made me chortle because I had actually just watched the 1998 version the night before seeing that interview.  Had to go back and watch the oldie-but-a-goodie version after seeing the flashy new musical.  Gotta love "our Hugh Jackman" in the new one though, what a performance!  Mind you, they could've used a bit of snarling, snappily hatted Geoffrey action in there... Geoffrey's Javert would beat out Russell's Javert any-frickin'-day thank ya kindly!  XD

Yes, I feel this picture is warranted... I'm sure nobody minds it ;D


Why hello there Javert... you're looking mighty cheerful today, cobber.
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I'm back again.  Another long story short - I got really sick again.  :(  I've had a rough month.  After the infection that I had, I had to have a second course of antibiotics and this time it was penicillin - and bam - really long story short... I'm majorly allergic to penicillin!  

Go figure.  I had a similar allergic reaction that I experienced when I was given Maxolon/Reglan as part of the routine drugs given when I had my wisdom teeth removed, except this time it was a heck of a lot worse - body went into crazy anaphylactic shock and I spent one whole night wheezing and gasping for air with whole body muscle spasms and sweating/trembling/face felt as if it was burning off, literally etc, after being sent home from Emergency - obviously they thought it wasn't bad enough to help me (FUCKWITTS... if my Doctor grandfather was still alive he would have been furious but that's another story!)  

Then I got so weak I couldn't walk, I was vomiting every morning, crazy high fever, couldn't eat, couldn't even drink a sip of water, I was zoning in and out and nearly passed out on the couch... eventually my blood sugar got so low from not being able to eat anything and vomiting that I had a hypoglycemic episode - full body shakes, ice cold feet that I had to keep putting in a bowl of hot water every half hour, restless legs, couldn't shower or dress myself I was that weak, was so tired but my body kept waking me up every hour and I was shaking so hard I couldn't fall back to sleep... felt like I was dying basically... and it went on and on for a week or more...

... and all the while - my moron of a Doctor (just a GP - scoff... lol) said that it was just a bit of anxiety and tonsillitis... umm, I wasn't anxious about anything and there wasn't anything sore or wrong with my throat!... and whatd'ya know - I stopped the penicillin myself and finally after 3 mornings of trying and trying to keep down a bowl of cereal or porridge, it started going away... blood sugar slowly began to get back to normal and the vomiting stopped... after a week I was starting to recover gradually.  It was a slow process and I was scared as hell... and no one would listen to me, lucky my Mum was home and she had to hold me while my body was shaking, drenched in sweat for days on end with my throat was half closed over... she said she had to keep checking that I was breathing.  Yeh, um, a hospital would've been nice, fuckers XD... or at least a reassurance of some sort - or some glucose, I had no idea what to do or what was causing it to keep going on.  As my grandpa always said, there's no substitute for an experienced doctor.  

Anyway, I've been through hell.  I need a BIG break.  And a new doctor.  I'm sick of solving mysteries myself... I'm not a freaking doctor, you're meant to figure it out for me!  Wankers.  

... and I get to have one and luckily I'm well enough to actually go (I was doubtful for a while there... actually I had no idea how I was physically going to move let alone fly long-haul) because I'm leaving for Europe tomorrow (I'm gonna miss the final episode of Downton Abbey on Sunday night... nooooo!) with my family... we're doing one of those European river cruise and then on to Hong Kong.  I'll be away for almost a month.  

It's gonna be amazing to escape the awful rainy, cold weather we're having here at the moment,  Instant Summer!... although judging by the Tour de France and Olympics leadup coverage, it's not all that fantastic over there at the moment weather-wise.  Hope the rain clears up before we fly.

Love ya all.  Take care Rushies.  (& Cate, I'll be in your beautiful country but only in Paris, and for such a short time and it's with a tour group and on the way to the cruise so it's annoying that I can't be there for a long time and I could have visited you :(  I'll be taking many photos though.. and attempting a few French phrases of which I'll most likely muddle up and sound ridiculous.  p.s: have you been watching the Tour de France?  I have been staying up late a few nights to watch it, always think of you when the Tour time comes around... such beautiful countryside too).

Bye lovelies :D
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I'm back again.  Another long story short - I got really sick again.  :(  I've had a rough month.  After the infection that I had, I had to have a second course of antibiotics and this time it was penicillin - and bam - really long story short... I'm majorly allergic to penicillin!  

Go figure.  I had a similar allergic reaction that I experienced when I was given Maxolon/Reglan as part of the routine drugs given when I had my wisdom teeth removed, except this time it was a heck of a lot worse - body went into crazy anaphylactic shock and I spent one whole night wheezing and gasping for air with whole body muscle spasms and sweating/trembling/face felt as if it was burning off, literally etc, after being sent home from Emergency - obviously they thought it wasn't bad enough to help me (FUCKWITTS... if my Doctor grandfather was still alive he would have been furious but that's another story!)  

Then I got so weak I couldn't walk, I was vomiting every morning, couldn't eat, couldn't even drink a sip of water, I was zoning in and out and nearly passed out on the couch... eventually my blood sugar got so low from not being able to eat anything and vomiting that I had a hypoglycemic episode - full body shakes, ice cold feet that I had to keep putting in a bowl of hot water every half hour, restless legs, couldn't shower or dress myself I was that weak, was so tired but my body kept waking me up every hour and I was shaking so hard I couldn't fall back to sleep... felt like I was dying basically...

... and all the while - my moron of a Doctor (just a GP - scoff... lol) said that it was just a bit of anxiety and tonsillitis... umm, I wasn't anxious about anything and there wasn't anything sore or wrong with my throat!... and whatd'ya know - I stopped the penicillin myself and finally after 3 mornings of trying and trying to keep down a bowl of cereal or porridge, it started going away... blood sugar slowly began to get back to normal and the vomiting stopped... after a week I was starting to recover gradually.  It was a slow process and I was scared as hell... and no one would listen to me, lucky my Mum was home and she had to hold me while my body was shaking, drenched in sweat for days on end with my throat was half closed over... she said she had to keep checking that I was breathing.  Yeh, um, a hospital would've been nice, fuckers XD... or at least a reassurance of some sort - or some glucose, I had no idea what to do or what was causing it to keep going on.  As my grandpa always said, there's no substitute for an experienced doctor.  

Anyway, I've been through hell.  I need a BIG break.  And a new doctor.  Wankers.  

... and I get to have one and luckily I'm well enough to actually go (I was doubtful for a while there... actually I had no idea how I was physically going to move let alone fly long-haul) because I'm leaving for Europe tomorrow (I'm gonna miss the final episode of Downton Abbey on Sunday night... nooooo!) with my family... we're doing one of those European river cruise and then on to Hong Kong.  I'll be away for almost a month.  

It's gonna be amazing to escape the awful rainy, cold weather we're having here at the moment,  Instant Summer!... although judging by the Tour de France and Olympics leadup coverage, it's not all that fantastic over there at the moment weather-wise.  Hope the rain clears up before we fly.

Love ya all.  Take care Rushies.  (Cate, I'll be in your beautiful country but only in Paris, and for such a short time and it's with a tour group and on the way to the cruise so it's annoying that I can't be there for a long time and I could have visited you :(  I'll be taking many photos though.. and attempting a few French phrases of which I'll most likely muddle up and sound ridiculous.  p.s: have you been watching the Tour de France?  I have been staying up late a few nights to watch it, always think of you when the Tour time comes around... such beautiful countryside too).

Bye lovelies :D

Mystery solved... sick 'n' silly me

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Just checking in again...

I've had a rough week.  I thought I was coming down with the flu or some kind of virus but it just kept getting worse and wouldn't shift... long story short... it turns out I had a kidney infection but didn't suspect that at all because I had none of the usual (ya know... bladder...umm girly...UTI type) symptoms due to the fact that the infection had been dormant behind the scenes for months and it all of a sudden flared up into a full blown urosepsis...

...in other words the infection had got into the bloodstream and what I thought was a bad case of the flu - lol, silly looking back on it, I shouldn't have thought this was *just* the flu and gone straight to the doctor.  I had 2 nights where I was so close to going to Emergency but I kept telling myself it was just a virus or flu and that it would go away. 

Dumbass me.  I had fever, violet shaking, chills, sweating, I was hyperventilating and couldn't breathe properly, I couldn't eat; literally couldn't put any food in my mouth (all I could eat were those glucose jellybeans!), vomiting multiple times a day (I lost like 4kg in a week!), couldn't lie down, was so weak I could hardly walk and couldn't have a shower, my heart was beating at a million miles an hour, I had restless legs, and basically was in pain all over my body and kind of felt like I was going to pass out.

Anyway, after days of this and it not easing up at all, I finally dragged myself to the doctor (my own GP is away so I had to see someone else) and after urine tests and bloodwork, found out what I was passing off as "the flu" and thinking I would have to just let it run its course, was actually a kidney infection (no doubt from a bladder/UTI infection because I had a bad stint with a few of them a while back and thought I had treated them but obviously they weren't completely gone and made their way into the kidneys) that had turned into Sepsis!  Friggin' hell... no wonder I was feeling like I was going to die!  XD  Next time I won't be such a dumbass and try to struggle through the crisis that I should have been hospitalised for and on IV antibiotics and no doubt other stuff.

But anyway, mystery solved.  Just wished I could've saved myself all that worry... but just hope the antibiotics have kicked it in the guts now and it won't come back.  *fingers crossed*  I never want to have to go through that again.  

I'm just relieved now that I have an answer - I thought I was going mad!  I was also alone (my family has been away on holidays) when it happened, so that didn't help much.  The antibiotics kicked in like freakin' lightning though - the morning after waking up after only taking one of them, I could put food in my mouth without gagging and my body completely rejecting it after not being able to for an entire week!  It was amazing!  Day by day on the antibiotics I was able to start walking again (I always try to "walk things out" when I'm sick) but I'm still feeling quite weak but I'm on the mend now.  The first day that I actually woke up without being freezing and dripping in sweat, with the ability to breathe and not shaking and shivering so much that I couldn't fall back asleep... well, it was the biggest relief EVER!  You have no idea how happy I am that it's over, I was so worried and frightened because I just couldn't work out why it wasn't going away or at least easing up... plus I was trying to think of what sort of flu could be bad enough that I almost couldn't dress myself!

So the moral of the story is, don't always assume everything in winter is the bloody flu!  XD  And don't try to struggle through things which could actually be extremely serious (so glad I didn't... like... die! XD) because you're a fighter and don't like to admit that you can't get through the flu or a virus without complaining.  LOL.

How wonderful it is to feel better though!  Don't take health for granted folks.  I sometimes do and I shouldn't and even then I often don't suspect anything more serious than a simple virus or a bad cold, because I exercise, drink 7-8 glasses of water every day, eat tons of veggies, salad and fruit even though I have a sweet tooth and a love for rich foods as well; I do balance it out with the good stuff, and I take Omega 3 and a B Complex vitamin supplement each day as well.  

So, definitely gotta nurse myself back to health now 'cause I hate the way a course of antibiotics makes one feel due to it lowering the immune system; already given me a mouth full of ulcers and a cold... but yeah, I'll welcome any kind of cold after that!  All I can say is THANK GOD FOR ANTIBIOTICS! - whenever I think it'd be cool to disappear into the Victorian era, let's just hope I can smuggle a few packets of antibiotics in the time machine with me!  

- take care everyone xx... hope you're all well... or at least better than I've been!

Harriet says Hi

Geoffrey Rush KEY

My little Harriet's post-walkies snooze on my lap. She just loves to curl up on chilly evenings.

Isn't she an angel?... muddy paws and all!


Hope you're all having a nice day. Happy Weekend, fellow Rushies! Take care xxx

P.S: first post from the LiveJournal iPhone app, so yay for that! The old version used to crash constantly and was pretty much useless for images so here's hoping this new one works now.

At long last folks...

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Eye Of The Storm is finally out on DVD here!  Not sure about everywhere else... but for my fellow Aussies both JB Hi-Fi and Sanity/HMV are stocking it (and a few of the online dvd stores as well)... not sure about the other retailers but I'll be getting my copy (Blu-Ray for sure on this one!) from Sanity 'cause I happen to have a gift card for there at the moment - never turn down the chance to get meh some free Geoffrey!  Blu-Ray Geoffrey at that... XD

P.S:  No spoilers thanks guys (how many of you have seen it?)... yuppers, I actually haven't seen it thanks to the abysmal Limited Release status that it got.  Shocking.  The Blu-Ray will make up for it - I think.  



Major YAY!!!

Birthday time!

BARBOSSA arrrrr

Just jumping on here (long time, no see, I know!) to wish Cate (apple4b) a very special Happy Birthday! 

Hope you have a lovely day sweetie - hope you're celebrating in style :D




... and Happy Sunday to everyone else!

Definitely must make time to update this thing more often (need to post some holiday snaps and such)... I miss the lively LJ.  Now that my Macbook Pro battery/charger issues are fixed (for now at least... will have to replace the whole battery sooner or later though) I won't have an excuse.

Hope you Rushies are all sailing along well.  Take care ladies xxx

Some Downton fun

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Take the Downton Abbey Personality Quiz to see which Downton character you are most like -
http://www.weta.org/tv/picks/downtonabbey/quiz



I got Bates!  lol.  hmm.  I do love him though.


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John Bates

You are John Bates, valet to Lord Grantham. You probably have a secret identity or are lying about your past to someone you care about, but at least you feel really bad about it. On the plus side, you’re loyal and hardworking, and you’d never rat anyone out to the boss, even when they really deserve it. Noble and a bit mysterious, you’re a genuinely decent person – and everyone’s wondering when you’re just going to tell that nice Anna girl how you feel.




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