- Catherine Irwin
- Perth, WA, Australia
- Hi friends. To those I have met in person and the many I haven't - welcome to our nest. Thanks so much for stopping by. I am a mama of six baby birds and wife to one papa bird. Our nest is an intricately woven home, crafted over time, through the highs and lows of life, and many in-betweens. We are soon to leave our Australian nest to re-locate to our second home, the UK. This is our story, of our new life in a new country, the trials and tribulations, bidding goodbye to precious friends and embracing new. I know at times, our wings will be flapping so hard to keep us moving forward that we will tire, however, a little perseverence will bring effortless gliding amongst a soft breeze, and even stronger wings for the journey ahead. Welcome to our flight......
Tuesday, 24 January 2012
Fish & Chipmunks...
For a while, I couldn't work out what was wrong with certain celebrity's faces - they all had the same 'look' - puffy cheeks, pouffy lips and the inability to smile and move their mouths freely. Apparentely, when one ages, ones faces sink, enhancing wrinkles and causing one to look haggard. So, in an attempt to re-claim ones youthful perkiness and fresh face, cosmetic fillers have become all the rage, starting at a whopping $700 for one tiny ml.
I recently treated my sore back to a massage at a spa and came out with handfuls of paraphernalia on all sorts of ways to freshen and revitalise my face which evidently has been ravaged by the environment, stress, even sleeping on my pillow (did you know it pulls your face down - 'down' being the taboo word! Nothing that heads south is good news - ever). In for a massage, out for a facial re-construction. I didn't know my arterial vein had collapsed in my upper lip causing lipstick bleed - bad!! I didn't even know I had an arterial vein....
So why, when we are young, do we want to lose our cute, chubby, baby faces and look older and more mature, and when we are pushing 40, we want it all back, in strange proportions? And there are billions of money spent on all of this. Trillions even.
I am off to embrace my collapsed arterial lip vein, as well as my hollow cheeks, sagging eye-lids and snake-slit lips. I guess it is all down hill from here... Aaah, there's that 'down' word again. I meant to say, it is all peaks and troughs - hopefully peaks.