Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Inspiration from Aneets.

So, last weekend I actually met someone that reads my blog.
I won't go into how I met the lovely Aneets because quite frankly, it's a long story and a little bit unbelievable.
I will say though that it was an absolute pleasure to meet her and she said some nice things about 'Box of Tricks' - which was great too.

This is Carla Bruni (the song is called ' L'Amoureuse)
- first lady of France, super-model, ex of Mick Jagger.
She is also a great singer. I have had 2 of her albums on my Ipod for a while and I'm a bit of a fan. She sings perfect Sunday afternoon music. Perfect relaxing/pottering around music.

So, in a kind of Richard Mercer, Love Song Dedication way - this is for Aneets.

Thank you. xo

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Guess who's back?

Hi there,

I'm not sure if there is anyone actually out there anymore - and if not - that's fair enough. It's been ages.

J is nearly seven months old now and it seems like an eternity ago that I was talking to you about being pregnant and waiting for his arrival into the world.

As you would imagine, alot has happened since I last spoke to you. I will fill you in over the next few weeks. I kind of forgot about being here and how much I liked it.

I hope everything in your world is great!! My world currently consists of household chores, ABC 702 on the radio, trying to teach myself to cook, and also quite alot of learning how to be a mother.

On the whole, things are good.


Monday, June 7, 2010

Song of the Week.

Clap your hands - Sia

Love the song.
Love the video.
Love Sia.
Hope you do too.

This is from her new album 'We are Born' - out later this month. Can't wait! xx

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Glee night!

Hi all,

I've had a hard day at the office (aka home). J is going through a bit of an unsettled phase at the moment. He knows what he'd like to be doing but he's not sure how to make it happen. So he's a bit frustrated. And...I'm a bit tired.

Anyhoo, I'm eating Smiths Salt and Vinegar Chips and having a glass of wine and looking forward to watching 'Glee'. Sd is on baby duty - which he is happy to do because it's been a few days since they've been able to hang out together.
I only started watching this show 2 weeks ago when they had the Madonna special - and I love love love it.
It is exactly the right kind of escapism I need right now. I've never really appreciated escapism before. Now, I get it. I love my life, but I get it.
If you haven't watched it yet, give it one only episode. You'll be either enraptured or looking for the remote.
I was on the enraptured team in the first minute.


Monday, May 24, 2010


I've decided to hit the Refresh button on my life.

I have survived the first four months of motherhood and I'm ready to 'get on with it'. I feel like my life is a bit stagnant. Time to change things up a bit.

There is so much I want to do. Here is my list so far;

1) exercise daily - like I used to.
2) work one or two days a week
3) learn to use the sewing machine I got for Christmas
4) do a post here per day
5) learn how to use our coffee machine ( you know, in case of caffeine emergencies! I took one look at it when we got it and decided that coffee making was Sd's job.)
6) sort out our family budget
7) organise our holiday for the end of this year. 2 weeks at the beach - can't wait!
8) read regularly - I've done well in the last week or so because I started reading Oprah's unauthorised biography by Kitty Kelly and it's fascinating.
9) go and see someone about my anxiety. I really thought that I had gotten on top of it. But no.
The last thing J needs is an overly anxious mother.
10) decide what I want to do next - another baby? think about planning to open the store I've had in the back of my mind? something else?

There are about a million more things floating around in my head but I wont get carried away. I think these are more than enough for now!

Ps. Happy 4 months J - you're the best baby ever. xxxxxxxxxxxooooooooooo


Monday, May 17, 2010

Tiny Dancer.


How amazing is this little boy? What a gift he has!

His name is Luke Spring and he is seven. Bless!

I want to do 'over the tops' and wear orange tap shoes too.



Sunday, May 16, 2010

Things I like on Saturday (on Sunday).

This week I have spent the whole week 'on the road'. Sd went to Armidale, Tamworth and Narrabri for work so J and I went too. It was fun, but hard work, but fun. A three month old in a car or a hotel room for an extended period of time works for no one. Let me tell you!
I'm running a day late with this post because I have been wading around in all our dirty washing.Nice.
I haven't really been able to discover many new things this week...but I have managed to find a few;

* The Circle.

I love the women on this show. I watched this every day last week and I often watch it at home when I am feeding J. The hosts of this show - Chrissie Swan, Yumi Stynes, Denise Drysdale and Gorgi Coghlan - are all very natural, real and funny. That's what I want to see on daytime TV or any TV for that matter. It's not rocket science and it has infomercials galore but these people are authentic and it's a breath of fresh TV air. It's on Channel 10, 10 - 12 each morning.

* Addison Road/Marrickville Growers markets.

We went to these markets today for the second weekend in a row. You can get all kinds of organic fruit and vege, eggs, cheese, meat here. It's all really inexpensive and a relaxed environment to shop in - which is important on a sunny Sunday morning. We even saw Gary Meighan from Masterchef here today!
There are all kinds of beautiful muffins, rolls, malaysian and vietnamese food and great coffee ( the coffee stand as you walk in NOT the coffee stand in the middle of the markets). If you menu plan - as we have just started to - it is worth a try. So much cheaper than normal stores!
There are also stalls with clothes, furniture, and other bits and pieces for you to explore too.

* Silly Billyz bibs

This one is for all the mummies out there who go through 5 gazillion bibs per day. Silly Billyz. They have a layer of plastic on the back which means it takes a lot longer for moisture to soak through onto clothes. Saved my life and sanity this week.