Friday, September 30, 2011


Abi and I recently discovered the Disney movie 'Tangled'.

I bought the DVD for her in Woolworths a few months ago when it was released and kept asking her if she wanted to watch it. But stubborn Abi, wanted to watch her usual favourites like Toy Story 3, Beauty and the Beast, Dumbo and The Lion King. Finally, after my sister Louise chimed in how much she would like it, Abi sat down with me and watched it.

And it hasn't left the DVD player since. I can honestly, and almost shamefully say, that Abi watches it nearly every day. She is IN LOVE with this movie. We have the soundtrack on my ipod and on days when I say no to the movie, we listen to the soundtrack on the ipod dock, dancing around the house.

I'm a big kid at heart and love watching the movie too. The songs are adorable and Mandy Moore was the perfect choice as Rapunzel. My sisters and I can sing all the songs from Annie, The Lion King, The Little Mermaid and Aladdin, we like Disney movies in our house, ALOT!

I have no idea how long this obsession might last. Toy Story 3 was the last movie to leave the DVD player, and that was on high rotation for nearly 12 months.

The last song of the movie is probably my favourite. I love Grace Potter from way back and fell in love with this song even more when I found out she co-wrote and sang the song.

Have a fantastic long weekend, and if you need something to dance to, I highly recommend this.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Monday, September 19, 2011


Did some painting in the sunshine on Friday afternoon.
Woke up early on Saturday and headed to Palm Beach.
Found a lovely shady spot and enjoyed the sunshine and fresh breeze.
Abi and James went to the playground and Abi made friends while I fed Ted and we cuddled on the rug.
We devoured some simple cheeseburgers and headed back home.
Detoured on the way and signed up to a new gym in our area, Virgin Active.
James and I both need to change our lifestyles to include alot more exercise.
Am already looking forward to swimming and yoga and pilates.
Am sure I will bump into both my sisters, because they both work out there.
Headed to my niece's 2nd Birthday party yesterday.
Tried to stay cool in the shade with Edward while Abi climbed the playground with her cousins and friends.
Made bacon and egg rolls for dinner and read the papers.
Went to bed early and watched a few episodes of Arrested Development.
Enjoyed every moment of the weekend with my loved ones. This weekend is going to be busy. We are off to a wedding in the Hunter Valley, cannot wait!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Currently - The August '11 Edition

A few changes this month, hope you enjoy xx

Current Book
There is so little inspiration out there at the moment. I was in Borders today and honestly couldn't even pick one book that sounded enticing. Still want to get my hands on Tina Fey's Bossypants and Keith Richards "Life" autobiography.

Current Playlist
Alot of great new material this month. These albums have been high on rotation lately;
  • The Weeknd - House of Balloons
  • Lupe Fiasco - Lasers
  • Drake - Thank Me Later
  • Gotye - Making Mirrors
  • Florence and the Machine - What The Water Gave Me (single)
  • Feist - How Come You Never Go There (single)
  • M83 - Midnight City (single)

Current Colour
Blue for swimming lessons. Green for baby food. Yellow for sunshine.

Current Drink
Water. Ginger Beer. Iced Coffee. Passionfruit juice. Lime cordial.

Current Food
Thai takeout. Porridge. Broccoli. Lasagne. Rice Pudding. Meatloaf. Baby food. 

Current Favourite Show
True Blood is almost finished, only 2 episodes till the finale. The whole season has been quite lacklustre. The new season of Australia's Next Top Model has started off slow. I wish Charlotte Dawson was the host, she is super hilarious. Come Dine With Me, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and Sesame Street have also been favourites in the last few weeks.

Current Wish List
Same as last month. A new neck and upper back. A tropical holiday. A cleaner. 

Current Triumphs
James and I finally had our 1st date night since Edward was born. We went to Rockpool for my Birthday dinner and it was amazing.

Current Abigail
She can dress herself head to toe. She loves Katy Perry. She wants a pet dog. She is ALREADY talking about Christmas and Santa. She can move around my iMac like a pro, opening apps and taking photos of herself on the camera. She is 3 going on 13.

Current Edward
My little champ is onto solids now, 2 meals a day. He loves brocoli and pumpkin. He rolls over but his favourite place to be is laying on my lap. He loves to cuddle and bath time is his favourite thing in the world, besides the boob!

Current Celeb Crush
Jason Bateman. Super cute 80's child star turned movie superstar. I love him in Arrested Development.

Current #1 Blessing
I turned 30 last week and was completely spoiled by my family. It really took my breathe away how loved everybody made me feel. 

Current Excitement
A few friends have recently had babies or are about to give birth. I'm super excited for them all. James is nearly finished Grad School for this term which means a few weeks of uni at nights and on weekends, no text books or study groups, yay!

Current App
Woolworths Supermarket app is awesome. You just scan items around your house and it adds them to a shopping list. It even saves your local Woolies in the app so it tells you where each item is in your local store. Pretty impressive!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Tokyo Rising

This short film about life in Tokyo, post tsunami, is just brilliant.

Having been to Japan 3 times in my life, I admire and respect their way of life very much. They are amazing people and I pray they can rebuild and start again after the devastating events in March this year.

If you watch only one film about the rebuilding of Japan, I highly recommend this one.



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