kate5kiwis: YOU'RE DELICIOUS - whatever your cup size!


“If you were all alone in the universe with no one to talk to, no one with which to share the beauty of the stars, to laugh with, to touch, what would be your purpose in life? It is other life, it is love, which gives your life meaning. This is harmony. We must discover the joy of each other, the joy of challenge, the joy of growth.” — Mitsugi Saotome

Thursday, October 23, 2008

YOU'RE DELICIOUS - whatever your cup size!

i got a crazy text from my friend Ang a few weeks ago asking me if i'd team my boobs up with some of her cupcakes for The Sunny Bay's annual Breast Cancer Fun Walk...

HAHAHA!!! whaddya think i said?

yes... those are ANGcakes tucked into
that pink cupKATEs bra!

Charlie is most definitely the man for the job
when it comes to packaging forty cupcakes
for our team of girls -
he has the patience of a SHINING *STAR*!
it's been *ages* since i sewed a pink fairy skirt
(for a Toddler Woozie!)
but we definitely needed
the *pink* fairy skirts and wings.

funny day though... as i was sewing,
i found myself blinking back tears
for my Auntie Megan
(who introduced me to ABBA when i was eight!)
who lost her battle with cancer a few years ago;
and my Dad's Mother,
who courageously fought cancer
when he was a child.
i would've loved to have known my grandmother.

and what a walk!
she has her father's genes, don't ya think?

four thousand women (and a few disguised men!!)
*pinked ourselves up* and walked together
4.5km through the main streets of town.
and we sisters, mothers, daughters, aunties,
friends and families remembered the brave ones
who've gone before us,
and the courageous ones still living with cancer.

(the inevitable self portraits)
Nush, Katie and Kath
Woozie and Mummy

Madge, Nush, Ang and moi.

and then we partied!!!

including a wee tussle over the pink hairspray
(*ahem* which turned our hair to pink straw!)

so that's the *pink mania*
we've been living over the last few days.

and now i feel a bit emotioned out,
but i'll be signing up to walk again next year,
because of solidarity and sisterhood
and remembrance,
and because the message of
is forever to be celebrated.

stop press!!!
i just saw that we're in the paper...
(yep, Woozie and me and Nush and Kath are highly visible at the bottom of page three of our local rag. you just need your magnifying glass!!!!!)


Blogger Fabfeathers said...

Honey your capcake size was perfect.... ha, one fits all, who would have known! Glad to have walked the walk with ya and share the celebration and support of our dear friends or family who have endured this horrendous disease. Loving ya xxx

4:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brilliant! Fun and meaningful. Love the gorgeous pink cupcake goodness.

4:55 PM  
Blogger Our Home Schooler and Jen said...

well done to you all especially you and woozie
raising awareness is so important
and iot looks like it was lots of fun too
gosh you and woozie look similar

5:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am just beaming happy over here! When I read your tweet yesterday about heading out to the walk I was so hoping you remembered your camera!! And you did, and I am just enamored with these photos of sisterhood. Love the power we women have especially when we combine it!
Fantastic my friend. You worked so hard, well done!!!!!

Much love always,

1:57 AM  
Blogger Steve said...

Fantastic cakes for a terrific cause - nice one!

7:31 AM  
Anonymous angel caker said...

... I had a *PINK* hangover yesterday, missing what Andie (above) was talking about, that power that women have when we combine it - I love that feeling, it's such a buzz when you realise you are not alone. Thanks for your tribute to your Grandmother and Aunty... it is important to remember the faces and people that this disease has taken. My mother in law passed away 5 years ago this weekend to breast cancer, so that is why my hubby was so supportive of this walk. We will be remembering her this weekend x

9:30 AM  
Blogger kate5kiwis said...

that is so funny about the One Size Fits All! you are right. *loved* creating with you, so glad that you are great with instruction sheets! *loved* wearing your PINK feathers in my hair X

babe, they taste pinky-perfect too! seriously! X

i love woozie. love that she loves all things pink. love that we shared the moment X

yes, i am rather dangerous when armed with a camera. it truly was a wonderful feeling out there with all the Pink Ladies, though...
yes you are right about power combined. beautiful! X

these cupcakes are worth packing up the family for a Down Under Holiday... lol X

oh a *pink* hangover, you say? i know JUST what you mean. lots of emotions this week, love that all the strings were pulled together at the last minute - you and margot need a medal.
thinking of you and the lads this weekend. much love X

5:48 PM  
Anonymous Abbsy fabbsy said...

oh, my goodness. i don't know if anyone could even FATHOM how jealous i am right now - there is NOTHING equal to that in Cambodia; walking the streets, declaring your pinkness and presenting a united front as gorgeous ladies who support one another no matter what. i am especially jealous because i am researching the NZBCF right now for an English paper (we had to choose a charity) and that walk would have been an incredible experience. i am SO doing that when i get back to NZ. if i EVER get back, haha.
missing you all.

1:22 AM  
Blogger kate5kiwis said...

dahling abby
what a cool charity to research! help yourself to any of my photos if they're helpful lol. it was a wonderful feeling, walking together, and i will make you a pink tutu when you come back and we can all walk together!!! tell Mum that there's even wine-tasting en route lol!! X

11:37 AM  
Anonymous BeachMama said...

Way to go Kate. I did a 5k run here a few weeks ago now, and although I did not dress up many others did. Your t-shirts are delicious and it is such a wonderful cause. Our run was emotional too, but hopefully one day we won't have to walk and run.

1:46 PM  

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