Thursday, December 23, 2010

Merry Christmas

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and safe New Year.

Drive safely, take care of yourself and your loved ones.

Thanks for stopping in at Good Mum Hunting, I appreciate every single comment.


Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Last few days...

New House Renovations -  Have knocked down walls

The ensuite in the master bedroom. This was a small bathroom + small walk in robe, now it will be 1 large bathroom with double shower and double vanity.

Abi enjoying custard at the McKinnon family Christmas dinner last weekend

McKinnon / Robinson family sitting around the unique decorative tree with toy decorations

Abi with her Aunty Weezie at the Sydney Aquarium on Friday. We had a great day although the aquarium itself was a bit of a letdown. Wildlife World next door is much better in my opinion.

Rainbow on the M2 last Sunday. It was a double rainbow. I managed to control myself, unlike this guy.

Abi looks REALLY sleepy in this photo. This was taken at the David Jones window display at the city store today.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Lux Xmas Wish List

Michael Kors Chronograph watch. I have this in black already, but the yellow is CUTE!

1 week's vacation here in Bora Bora

Holga 120FN Camera

Louis Vuitton Denim 'Sunlight' Tote

Ray Ban :Ladies Specs

Flashback Friday.

Gorillaz - Clint Eastwood

Last night the Gorillaz played in Sydney and I didn't go. Tickets weren't that expensive, but until last week, I thought I would be going to U2 this week already and didn't want to commit to 2 shows in 1 week.

Well, I didn't go to U2 and I'm kicking myself that I didn't go last night. Some friends on facebook said it was the best show they have ever seen, best live band setup, best this, best that.

Needless to say, I'm upset but I'll get over it.

This song is one of my favourites. Their clips are always brilliant. I'm stunned that Damon Albarn was so talented and successful with Blur and then managed to start another band who became just as, if not more, successful.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Single Parenting again

As I type this, James is boarding his flight to Singapore.

I desperately wanted to go with him on this trip for many reasons. To finish my Christmas shopping, to stuff myself full of dumplings, catch up with old friends and most of all, to take Abigail back to her birth place.

But Singapore being strict with their medical system, restrict entry into the country for pregnant women past 28 weeks pregnancy. This is to stop tourists and locals of neighbouring Malaysia/Indonesia/Thailand who used to cross the border to give birth and receive the amazing level of medical care which is prevalent all over Singapore.

Although I am only 27 weeks, I didn't want to risk arriving in Singapore and being turned around at customs!

James travels to Singapore often and I'm sure there will be an opportunity to go next year after the baby is born. I would love to take Abi back to see some of her old friends and try the local cuisine and see the sights.

My favourite mall in Singapore is The Paragon. Designer labels everywhere, but also quirky shops and a whole level dedicated to Children's shops. The basement level is a huge foodcourt with a massive Din Tai Fung outlet. We used to eat here at least twice a week, stuffing ourselves with pork buns and dumplings.

We had a whirlwind weekend of Christmas shopping, a progress inspection at the new house and yesterday, my inlaws had their family Christmas lunch because most of my inlaws will be away on the 25th December. I envoked an early slumber last night by stuffing myself full of turkey, roast vegetables and apple sauce. The meal was delicious. I actually like that I have another 2 weeks to prepare my belly again before another big meal on Christmas Day.

Abigail was an absolute gem as we shopped all day Saturday. We spent a few hours in the new Sydney Westfields which wasn't too busy. I did get tired quite easily as I'm starting to carry a big bump and required little pit-stops every few minutes. We took her to the park in Pyrmont just before sunset so she could run around and play. I will miss that amazing park when we move to the suburbs. But our own yard with play equipment is much more fun and convenient!

Tomorrow my Mum is coming into the city to stay with me for a few nights which will be a blessing! It will help curb the lonliness and we plan to Christmas shop and enjoy this one-on-one time with eachother. I can't wait!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Flashback Friday.

Bjork - Hyperballad (Live on Jools Holland 1996)

My favourite Bjork song of all time. This live version of it is amazing. Bjork is in a league of her own. I think she is often misunderstood and criticised but at the end of the day, she is so talented.

This song is just so magnetic and powerful. Enjoy!

Robyn, a famous Swedish singer recently covered this song at the Polar Music Prize 2010, with Bjork sitting in the front row. Robyn's version is pretty amazing too.

Xmas Gift Ideas - Random & Cool

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Girl Crush

Anne Hathaway. Love her or loathe her. I love her. She is different to other actresses. She doesn't seem to be a show pony or diva or tart it up too much.

Rachel Getting Married is one of my favourite movies. I was stunned after watching it. Hathaway was brilliant in it. Other movies I've enjoyed include Alice in Wonderland, Brokeback Mountain, The Devil Wears Prada and Get Smart. I cannot wait to see her latest movie 'Love and Other Drugs'. Bride Wars was terrible, but Kate Hudson was a train wreck to watch.

She is hosting the 83rd Academy Awards in January next year which was an interesting announcement, I wonder how she will do. That role is usually reserved for much older and respected Hollywood anchors like Billy Crystal, Steve Martin and Whoopi Goldberg.

All images via

Theme Songs - Baywatch

It's embarrassing I know. I was a huge Baywatch fan. The early seasons were the best. This is the intro from Season 3. My husband admitted to having a crush on Erika Eleniak and I know I loved Hobie and Eddie too. Oh the shame!

The theme song is unfortunately awesome though. Some of the episodes were so disgustingly soppy and sad. I remember my sister and I crying in a certain episode with disabled children doing a special olympics event on the beach. That Mitch Buchannon, always doing the best thing for his community!

I have even seen the Baywatch Hawaii Movie, which is just ridiculous to admit. I'm laughing and cringing just thinking about it.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Single Parenting

He is there:

And I am here:

That's our apartment building in the middle of the photo.

James is in Melbourne for a conference and will be home on Thursday. Another week of single parenting. I'm still not used to it. Neither is Abigail. She knows when he is packing and knows his routine. When he is away, she becomes SUPER CLINGY to me. Like, follows me into the toilet, screams if I put a load of washing on, whinges for things she knows she isn't allowed to have, like chocolate and biscuits and chocolate, hehe.

Luckily, she still sleeps well and eats well. But I always struggle. I watch TV in bed till I fall asleep. I triple check the door locks. I don't sleep very well. It's even harder when I'm pregnant because my hormones are out of control and I cry on a whim. I've already had a big cry today.

What can I do? My husband has to travel for work. He always has, he probably always will. Next week he is off to Singapore for a week which will be harder. I have Dr's appointments and things planned. Hopefully my Mum is coming to stay with me in the city and we will hit the shops together and the Aquarium too.

I can't complain too much. I have many friends in WA and their husband's work in mines and on oil rigs. Away for 4 weeks at a time. Home for a week, then off again. And another friend of mine, her fiance is based in Melbourne in the Army but she is here in Sydney. They make it work, but it's tough on them. She said that's the life of an army wife!

Tomorrow, I will force myself to get out of the house to do something. Perhaps the park or playground. Hmmmm

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Flashback Friday.

U2 - Stay (Faraway So Close)

I have tickets to U2's 360 Live Show in 2 weeks but can no longer attend. James is off to Singapore for business on the same day so I'm giving the tickets to my sister to sell to friends.

I'm not too bummed as I'll be 27 weeks pregnant and trekking out to Homebush for the night will be hard, especially if it's hot and humid.

I'll keep my happy memories of their show from 2006 and hope that they tour Australia one more time before they retire.

In the meantime, here is today's flashback. One of my ALL TIME favourite U2 songs. This song is brilliant, and I love the acoustic version played in this video.

Happy Friday everyone.



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