Friday, May 3, 2013

Mother's Day Wish List

Hey, guess what?
It's Mother's Day next weekend!
Have you got your wish list sorted?
I hope you have.
Because you never get just what you want unless you ask, right??

Ok, so here's mine.

1. Blender
2. Juicer
3. Food processor
4. Any or either of these in any combination

I'm drawn to the green smoothies I keep seeing everywhere and I want to make my own for breakie.

Do you have any suggestions?
What's on your list?

Monday, April 29, 2013

Old Photos

Nan's wedding photo

Do you love old photos?
I do.
I remember sitting with my Nan and going through her old brown port of photos.
All just thrown in, no order, no system.
She'd tell me who was in each photo...with an accompanying story.
I loved those times.
My Nan is no longer with us and I think all of those photos went to my aunty.

Tonight I was wondering about our future generations.
I probably love digital photography more than just about anybody.
But it got me thinking...
Will our kids have old photos to look at?
Will I be able to sit with my grandkids and tell the stories of the photos?

What was once rare and precious, is now plentiful and abundant.
Do we have too many photos now?

Friday, April 12, 2013

Good Food...Healthy Kids

I'm very mindful of what our family eats these days...who isn't, right?
And while I know a lot about what is good, what is right, what is healthy...
I'm not so good at putting it into practice.
I always was better at theory than practical :(
I have two kids.
My eight year old boy won't eat meat, apart from bacon and sausages.
Fortunately he will eat a wider variety of fruits, vegetables, herbs, cheeses and milk.
He's one of those kids who will not try new things. Nothing on his plate can touch anything else.
He is extremely fussy (understatement of the year!).
My five year old girl loves meat! Lamb chops are her favourite.
She will try almost anything and loves to eat.
But she does not like vegetables...not even mashed potato...neither does my boy.
I don't get that. I loved mashed potato as a kid!

The problem is I'm not very adventurous in the kitchen.
I don't like to cook or bake.
I know, I'm a bad mum.
I have Jessica Seinfeld's Book and a lot of it sounds and looks fabulous,
and also too much bother.

So what I'm really asking for here are some really easy...I'm talking
Do you have any tried and tested, fail safe ideas or recipes that your kids love?
If you do would you please link them up below or leave a link in the comments?
Pretty please......

I'll be eternally grateful.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Is This True? Or Am I Nuts??

I don't know where I heard or read this, but I'm sure it's true...

A baby girl steals your looks

I know that I have not always been "good looking".

Exhibit 'A'
I also know I grew into my looks in my late teens and I thought I was quite "good looking"...


...well until the birth of my beautiful baby girl.

Now I know for sure I've lost all of whatever looks I ever had.

All I see here is old and fat!

And I'm quite happy to pass them onto my gorgeous daughter.

Sometimes I miss them, but I'd much rather she had them than me.
She is way more beautiful than I ever was anyhow!

So am I nuts?
Have you heard of this?
Has this happened to you?
Or am I just getting old and blaming my little angel?

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Les Miserables

I hadn't seen a grown-ups movie at the cinema for almost nine years...
Until last Friday.

My husband and I had a rare treat out after his mum (the best mil ever) offered to take the kids for TWO nights!!

So we took the very rare opportunity to go to the movies all by ourselves....

And this is what we saw -

Do not read on until you've watched the clip...
You've seen it? You're sure?? on...

I'm not sure if you know already, but theatre...operettas (which I prefer to call this movie) move me like nothing else can.

It's now four days later and I still can't get the music out of my head.
I'm hooked, I'm infatuated, I'm in love!

The line from this preview that does it for me is -

"You get the fragility of a voice which matches with the emotions of what the character's saying."

Oh boy, do you!!

If music means anything to you, you MUST see this movie.

PS Anne Hathaway's "I Dreamed a Dream" is pure brilliance.

PPS Whilst I was sitting watching the movie the thought struck me that we should all stop speaking to each other and sing everything instead...a much more civilized way of communicating!

PPPS If you really need to know the pronunciation (like I did) here it is... CLICK