Thursday, June 25, 2009

The end of an era...


I won't go into it too much... Today Michael Jackson, the King of Pop, passed away.


He was my childhood hero. I have fond memories of dancing around the family living room at our house in Murrumba Place, listening to Beat It over and over again. Mum's record even skips now when you play that one song, because we scratched the vinyl with our hardcore moves!


Over the years, MJ has been in the media for all the wrong reasons about his health, children and cases about child molestation. He was never charged for any crimes and I guess the only people who really ever knew what happened were MJ and that little boy. The father of the 'victim' said in an interview once;

"If I go through with this, I win big-time. There's no way I lose. I will get everything I want and they will be destroyed forever...Michael's career will be over".


In the end, they settled out of court, but MJ's reputation was tarnished forever.

May he rest in peace now. We'll miss you MJ...


xoxo

Driving....


It's fine, I'm fine, Abi is fine and that's all that matters.


Yesterday I was in Castle Towers car park, waiting for a couple to leave their spot so I could park the beasty 4WD and head into the shops.


This woman in a Barina, drove past me on my right and attempted to turn right, behind my car and completely underestimated how much room she needed and then drove right into my bumper.


This stupid woman who was walking past said to me, "You're reversing into someone, stop!!" and I told her my car was in 'Drive' mode and that I also have reverse sensors in the car that warn me when I'm in 'Reverse' mode.


So the woman has driven into my car, then decides to reverse back along the bumper. I jumped out of the car and asked her what the hell she was doing. She was apologetic but confused. She started crying, telling me her boyfriend was cheating on her and that she had just found out. While that is a sad story, I had a baby in the car and told her to calm down.


My in-laws generously loaned that car to me, and it's such an amazing car! I care for it, as if it were my own and they know I drive safely and responsibly.


I drove to my Mother-in-laws house after lunch and showed her the car. Turns out we buffed all the scratches off the bumper and removed the white paint (off her car), off my parking sensor so the car looks fine. The parking sensor is a little loose so when I have the car serviced at BMW, I will ask them to check it and replace it if it's faulty.


Then I drove home to the city at around 5pm knowing the traffic could be a little hairy. I drove in the Transit 2 lane, forgetting how great having a baby in the car is! Once over the Harbour Bridge, the traffic on York /Erskine Street was so bad. It took me 20 minutes to travel 1km. I had a few taxis nearly clip the front of the car, trying to cut in front of me. Then sitting on Erskine Street, a bus pulled up next to me. It was so close to me, I put my window down and I could actually touch the bus from my car. The side of the bus was about 50cms from my mirror!


Driving in Singapore was a breeze. The lanes are wide, the freeways join up all over the island, and the roads are kept in such amazing condition. I don't think I saw a pothole in 2 years! Now that I've moved home to Sydney, I forgot how appauling the roads are here. The lanes are too narrow, the drivers disrespectful and the roads are falling to pieces. I was out for dinner with a girlfriend the other night, and driving along Sussex Street, I commented that you actually need a 4WD to navigate that road because of the uneven surfaces and potholes.


Anyway, we're ok. It just annoys me when people do silly things. I know that once we buy a house in the suburbs that city traffic won't be a problem for us anymore... Until then, look out for me. Mummymck in the black 4wd, safely navigating around Sydney CBD...


xoxo

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Marriage

This is my husband James. This photo was taken on our wedding day, obviously!

Our tale is a special one.

I began dating James when I was 13 years old. Yes, you read correctly, 13!

Over the years, we grew up together and formed a special friendship. A partnership, if you will.

In 2002 whilst holidaying in Paris, he proposed marriage on the banks of the River Seine, a moment that I will never forget. I accepted and with the addition of a lovely but simple ring from Tiffany & Co, we continued with our lives as normal.

It wasn't for another 5 years that we finally decided to make it official and marry in 2007. We were married on Hayman Island in the Whitsundays, around a small group of family and friends. The 4 day weekend was enjoyed by all, as we celebrated of love, friendship and family as well as the beautiful tropical surroundings.

We have our moments, like every married couple does. But we love and respect eachother. I guess that's all that matters...

Motherhood

This is my daughter Abi. She is the light of my life... Literally, the best thing in my life.

She was born in Singapore last year. We recently moved home to Sydney and she is adjusting well to her new surroundings here...

I want what every parent wants. I want her to be the best person she can be. Intelligent, honest, compassionate and loyal. Funny, witty, clever and confident. Charming, sweet, beautiful and caring...

Raising a child isn't like anything else in the world. Every day is different to the one before. It's challenging and scary and fun and intense, all at once.

I wouldn't trade motherhood for anything in the world.

xoxo

Finally... I'm blogging

I remember when I first heard the word 'blog'... I was so mystified as to what the heck it was!!! That was so many years ago now... And here I am, penning my thoughts for the world to see. Well, not the world... Just whoever stumbles across this page...

I'm not the most articulate person in the world... Sometimes I make no sense... to my husband, friends or even myself... So bear with me...

Here we go...

xoxo

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