Monday, September 27, 2010

Sunday 260910

We viewed an open house in Dural then headed to my inlaws house for an lazy lunch on the verandah.

I sat in the sun and ate salad and drank Deep Spring Mineral water and enjoyed doing very little.

Abigail played with the toy collection at her Great-Grandmother's granny flat, which is attached to the main house. Gran (my husband's grandmother) is 80 years young and still has the energy to run around with a 2 year old toddler. Gran is amazing to say the least.

More relatives joined us. Uncle Tim and his son Max came in his new race car. They live in Surry Hills and are very hip, so this new addition to the family didn't surprise us at all. It's a very cool, loud car which Abigail was terrified of.

We are staying at my inlaws house all week to retreat out of the city.
 
Construction has begun on the Barangaroo project which is right next door to where we live in the city. The noise on a weekday is ridiculous and I needed to get out of the city for a few days. Luckily my inlaws have the space for us to stay at their house whenever we need to.


Abi with her Gran


Lazy afternoon spent here


Almost warm enough for a dip


Garden


14 yr old Oscar the daschund


The cool race car


Thursday, September 23, 2010

Sesame Street does True Blood



Sesame Street take on True Blood with parody "True Mud"...

I'm not sure how I feel about this sketch.

What will the kids get out of it? Abi would probably get bored watching this clip.

This clip would have been mildy better had it contained Eric Northman or Pam. Te he he.

Flashback Friday.



Weezer - Buddy Holly

Huge Weezer fan here. This song and the clip are utter perfection. It reminds me of being a teenager and driving around with my husband (when we were dating!)

The Fonz doing his little jig towards the end of the clip is AWESOME!

I've never seen Weezer tour, but I hear they are rumoured to be playing Big Day Out 2011. Dang!

Happy Friday to all.

xx

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

And that's what you missed on GLEE!


Glee is back.

I was a late bloomer with Glee. My sister is a massive fan. I'm glad I jumped on the bandwagon, it's super cute and fun and lighthearted.

Last night's episode was really fun.

My favourite song was 'Billionaire' by newbie Sam Evans and the Glee boys.

The cast singing 'New York State of Mind' was also super cool. Glad to see Quinn is back to her old self again.

Newbie Sunny is cute but she is no Rachel.

Sue was brilliant as always. The new football coach was pretty hilarious too.

Next week's episode is going to be amazing, a whole episode dedicated to Britney Spears! I've been a fan of Brit Brit since 1999. Yes, she is a little loopy, yes, she dresses like a tart, but there is no doubt, her songbook is fantastic.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Super Cute Clip



Katy Perry featuring Elmo - Hot n Cold

Abi and I have been watching this all day and we love it! Abi LOVES Katy Perry ever so much.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Girl Crush



In another life, I would love to look like this. Like Penelope Cruz. She is just so incredibly stunning and sexy.

I adore her as an actress and activist. I have a huge crush on her and so does my husband.

Her role as Mirtha Jung in "Blow" with Johnny Depp was brilliant. I also like Vanilla Sky, Gothika, Vicky Cristina Barcelona and her cameo in Sex in the City 2 was brief but excellent. I'm yet to see 'Nine' but I heard she was the star of the film.




She speaks four languages: Spanish, Italian, French and English.

Her husband and co-star in Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Javier Bardem is an absolute god too. According to recent tabloids, they are expecting a child together, due early March 2011.

Penelope is currently filming 'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides' with Johnny Depp and the film is due for release next year. I cannot wait.


Thursday, September 16, 2010

Flashback Friday.



The Cure - Friday I'm In Love


This is how I feel today. In love.


We flew home from Qualia last night and had the best 4 days away. I did contract a stomach virus that was going around the island but it was short lived and didn't ruin the trip at all. I just dug deep and didn't dwell on it.


Happy Friday to everyone.


xx

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Bye Bye Sydney


Our bags are packed. Abi's are too.

We are heading to the airport, and she is heading to Grandma's house.

Tomorrow we are off to Qualia on Hamilton Island. And we won't be back until Thursday night. I will miss my baby girl so much, but at the same time, I am looking forward to getting away for 3 nights.

Weather forecast is great. Sunshine. 28'c. Humid. Perfect.

Bye bye stink town. See you next week with a light tan.

xx


Thursday, September 9, 2010

Flashback Friday.



Queen - Another One Bites The Dust

Today we rejected the contract to buy a house. The terms weren't quite right and the house, aged 25 years old, needed complete gutting and renovation.

We estimated at least another $75-100K was needed on top of the asking price to make the house liveable and comfortable to our standards, so we had to walk away.

James and I have barely slept the last few nights, debating whether or not we should buy this house. It was a HUGE house, 6 bedroom, 3 bathroom, 3 garage. But due to its size, renovating would have been very expensive. All bathrooms needed gutting and renovation, as well as the kitchen, floor surface, carpets, blinds, lights, garage ceiling, basically the whole house.

I feel sad but I know we made the right decision. We would have been living below the poverty line after we finished renovating, which is just something we could never do.

I know something perfect is around the corner. Until then, this song will be on my ipod, playing over and over.

Happy Friday to all,

xx

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

GQ Man of the Year

And the winner is Jon Hamm, gorgeous manly man / actor who portrays Don Draper on hit show Mad Men.

He is just gorgeous!







I love... M83


M83 are an amazing electronic pop band, based in France.
The band consists of mastemind creator, Anthony Gonzalez, his brother Yann Gonzalez, Morgan Kibby, Loïc Maurin and Pierre-Marie Maulini.




Lots of special effects, perfect soft lyrics and sweet percussion make this band absolutely devine.
Since conception in 2001, the band has released 5 albums, all amazing, all unique. The album artwork is very unusual and a little crazy but still brilliant.

They have supported artists like Kings of Leon, The Killers and Depeche Mode.



I highly recommend this band to anyone who wants to listen to something different.

You can check them out here:






M83 - We Own The Sky

Monday, September 6, 2010

New kicks for Abigail

Abigail is a HUGE, massive, crazed Dr. Seuss fan. Who isn't?!

Her favourite story is Cat in the Hat so of course, whilst shoe shopping yesterday, I HAD to buy these for her. I think she felt pretty cool trying them on in Shoes and Sox.

They come in adult sizes and I tell you, I'm pretty tempted to get a pair of myself or husband, considering we wear the same size. How insanely cool are they?

Kylie - Get Outta My Way



This is one of my favourite songs from Kylie's new album, Aphrodite. I am thrilled that this is the 2nd single to be released.

I don't understand how this album has had so little publicity since its release 2 months ago. The album is absolutely brilliant, one of Kylie's best.

If you haven't heard, I highly recommend it.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Point & Shoot: Babysitters Club


Saturday 4th September 2010
6pm
Aunty Jacki's House for babysitting fun
L>R: James, Mikey, Lucy and Abigail


My sister Jacki attended a wedding on Saturday and asked that James and I mind her kidlets. What fun was had. I watched them for a few hours on my own, then James and Abi came over once the kids woke up from the daily naps.


We danced, read, ate fairy chicken and had a jolly time.


On Sunday, we shopped for some last minute Father's Day gifts and then had dinner at my in-laws house.


Poor Abigail is really sick. On Saturday she started coughing and acting out of sorts.
Yesterday it escalated to a different level, add a fever, chills, aches and she was a really sick girl.
Today is even worse. Pale skin, high fever, no appetite, croupy like cough. I can't get her in to see her usual Doctor until 2pm tomorrow, but I might whizz her up to the medical centre when she wakes up later. I'm really worried about her.


Well that was my weekend. Went so quickly. We spoiled James for Father's Day and bought him a super cute card and a super duper present too. He is so excited to fly a 737 in the simulator. My nerdy husband, I love him to bits!


Head over to fatmumslim for more P&S fun.


xx

Thursday, September 2, 2010

U2 360' Tour


I've seen U2 before, on their last Australian Tour in 2006. Back then I worked in the music industry and scored some awesome tickets through the promoter. We were a few rows back from the front and had a great view of the stage. We danced, I cried, and it was one of the best concerts I'll ever see.


Having just announced their 360 Tour in Australia, I was tempted to dig deep and spend big bucks on tickets but I held back. Knowing how many things lay ahead of the family in the next few months, I did the responsible thing and bought the $40 tickets. YES, I'm seeing U2 for $40! I texted my sister, Jacki, another massive U2 fan and she and her husband are coming too.


What a fun night out to start the summer in Sydney.


The stage set-up looks amazing and I'm pretty excited to say the least. Again, U2 for $40 a ticket. Ok, the seats might be right up the back, which will be different for me. I'm a presale kind of gal and only this week, bought VIP seats to see Robin Williams in November. If you are keen to go, there are still tickets available from Ticketek.


It's a beautiful day indeed. Look at this photo of a recent show in Helsinki. WOW.


Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Theme Songs - Perfect Strangers



My choice for a theme song this week.

This show was so cool back in the 80's, although I'm sure alot of the jokes passed me by.

I loved the way Balki said "Cuzzin Larrrry". I can't believe this show ran for 8 seasons! I don't know if it was THAT good.

There were 2 different theme songs for this show and this is the one used for Season 3-8. How lame that I even know this.

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