Thursday, August 25, 2011

30




The big day is here. Today I'm 30. I feel better today, much better than I have the last few weeks. I've been dreading today, like I dread my Birthday every year. But here it is, and there's nothing I can do to stop it.


I feel ready to move on from my 20's in a positive way. I plan to lose all that tension and anxiety about who I am and what I want to be.


I am going to embrace life. Did I think my life would be like this 10 years ago? Probably not. But I love what I have. 2 gorgeous kids. An amazing partner. A fantastic family who care about me. A new home that I feel blessed to call my own and my health. At the end of the day, what more can you ask for.


Tonight my parents are minding my babes while James and I are heading to dinner at Rockpool in the city. Tomorrow, no plans yet. We will see where the day takes us. Mathildas Market, the beach, who knows. Sunday, my whole family are heading to Bather's Pavilion at Balmoral Beach for a gorgeous lunch. Hopefully the sun will shine, the salty breeze will blow and we will laugh and be merry.


See you on the other side. xx


Wednesday, August 17, 2011

July - In Photos

I've been so lost lately. Can't find my mojo. My blogging mojo. My friendship mojo. I'm barely holding my wife mojo together too, while focussing everything on my 2 tots.

Here is what I did in July. Easier to show you then to tell you.

She played with her toys

We went to Fagan Park in Galston,

where we had a picnic and cuddles.


My new double pram is amazing!

We drove to Glenorie and enjoyed the scenic back roads

Edward rolled over and loves tummy time on the mat

Abi is in love with Masterchef and made me play-doh cupcakes for days

We are really settled into our new place now. I have a love affair with my kitchen.

Saturday nights are for takeaway and DVDs

Edward's favourite place to fall asleep, on my lap

Abi is delighted that she still fits in the bumbo baby seat!

My little mermaid at swimming lessons

A very generous gift from my inlaws! Abi turned 3 and this is her awesome new cubby/playground. I never have to visit the park again!

Edward tried his first meal, organic rice cereal. He wasn't thrilled.

Here is my angel on her 3rd Birthday. She was so inspired by Cadel Evans winning the Tour De France that she wore her helmet around for 3 days.

We went to the beach house for 4 days. Why on earth do we need so much stuff?!

James and Abi swam at the indoor pool and enjoyed the quiet family time,

until I ended up here. 6am, Monday morning, Wyong Hospital ER. Was picked up from the beach house by an ambulance with chest pains and difficulty breathing. Once I arrived at the ER, I was more frightened by the general filth of the ER wards and the mental patients roaming the aisles. Avoid Wyong Hospital at all costs.

Edward loves sitting in his bumbo seat

Where did my other baby go?! 3 going on 13 sometimes

My crazy outspoken lady with my quiet prince, what a pair!

Siblings. Best Friends. Love.

Edward and I playing around with photobooth on my iMac


Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Currently - The July Edition

Current Book: No new books this month. Have been reading some magazines though, Donna Hay, Real Living, Home Beautiful and Masterchef.


Current Playlist:


Current Shame - Inducing Guilty Pleasure: Chocolate. My cocoa friend and I have been having a serious affair. 




Current Colour: Gorgeous blue winter skies. 


Current Drink: Water. English Breakfast tea.



Current Food: Wraps, oats, cheerios, eggs, pasta bakes, spinach, feta.



Current Favourite Show: Curb Your Enthusiasm has started a new season and it is brilliant. Larry David is a genius. I laugh till I cry watching this show. If you have never seen it, I highly recommend it.





Current Wish list: A tropical holiday. A healed back. Willpower to stick to a diet. 



Current Needs: Must make time to get to the pool and swim laps. My physio has ordered me to. No excuses now!


Current Triumphs: Abigail's 3rd birthday party was a complete success! 32 guests, lots of food, wine and laughter. She is STILL talking about it, 2 weeks later.




Current Bane of my Existence: Laundry. I hate you. I often walk past you and just ignore you for days.


Current Celebrity Crush: Leo DiCaprio. I recently watched 'Inception' and 'Revolutionary Road'. He totally deserves the top spot on the Forbes Highest Earners list. What a god. Kate Winslet, you should totally seduce him!






Current Indulgence: Long showers. Sitting in the sunshine.


Current #1 Blessing: My inlaws and parents have been real troopers the last few weeks. I barely had to lift a finger at Abi's party. They did most of the catering and cleaning on the day. They mind Abi and Ted when I need to duck to the shops and run errands, they clean my house and fold my washing, they let me whinge on the phone and still offer stellar advice. I feel pretty blessed having them in my life.


Current Slang or Saying: Random movie quotes from Billy Madison, Happy Gilmore, Annie and Goonies.




Current Outfit: asos, bonds, peter alexander, nike.



Current Excitement: I'm turning 30 in 3 weeks. I can't believe it. I am excited, but also a little sad.





Current Mood: Feeling sorry for myself and my recent bad bouts of health. I know I'm the only one who can fix it and overcome my health problems, but in the mean time, woe is me.







Current Link: 
  • asos.com - for great ideas for spring fashion
  • ittibitti.com - I am considering making the switch to modern cloth nappies. These are the cutest for sure!
  • qantas.com - I am always browsing on here, calculating where my frequent flyer points could take me.


Current App: 
  • Instagram - very cool photo app. Love seeing my friends creative photos.




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