Archive for June 2012

Today

June 18, 2012

I am planning to bake a cake for Lucien’s second birthday – wish me luck as I am no baker! I have taken the day off on his birthday and weather permitting, we hope to spend the day outdoors at a farm park.

Every parents’ nightmare has happened to us. Our son found a pen and doodled on the wallpaper. Sigh! Oh well, my husband said, it’s bound to happen. So here’s today’s tip for parents to be: don’t buy expensive furniture. Our sofa and carpet have been so well used and abused. They have had everything thrown at it: spilled tea, coffee, milk, uneaten food, regurgitated food and formula milk, water and even wee. Probably explains that funny smell in the house.

Word hard. Be nice.

June 17, 2012

I saw this poster in an office unit next to ours when I went in there one day to borrow some milk. I instantly thought: WOW! those are such simple words but they make all the sense in the world! It reminded me of All I Really Need To Know I Learned in Kindergarten by Robert Fulghum. I couldn’t stop staring at it or thinking about it so I went to do some research on the poster and found out it is by Anthony Burrill. He also came up with some other slogans but I think this is still my favourite. Well what can I say apart from: this Anthony guy dishes out some pretty good and sensible advice. Absolutely awesome stuff. If only everyone thinks like Anthony!

Best of Jubilee concert

June 14, 2012

I went on YouTube to find out why so many people are criticising Cheryl Cole’s awful singing at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Concert last week (yes I can confirm it is rubbish) but instead unearthed all these smashing performances by Robbie Williams, Kylie Minogue, Tom Jones and Jessie J. They all sang live in front of a HUGE crowd at Buckingham Palace. I know there are a number of videos here but please take 20 minutes to watch them – you won’t regret it and will probably end up dancing around the room like I did.

The Adjustment Bureau

June 11, 2012

“Most people live life on the path we set for them. Too afraid to explore any other. But once in a while people like you come along and knock down all the obstacles we put in your way. People who realise free will is a gift, you’ll never know how to use until you fight for it. I think that’s The Chairman’s real plan. And maybe, one day, we won’t write the plan. You will.”

The Adjustment Bureau struck a chord with me. Perhaps I saw myself as Matt Damon, determined to overcome whatever standing in my way to be with the person I love.

At the end of the movie, I told R, “Oh my god! I’m Matt Damon!!”

He said, “You met who?”

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If you believe in writing your own fate and beating the odds, this movie is inspiring.

When life gives you lemon

June 5, 2012

… make lemonade?

I have tried to keep myself busy the whole day so I will stop thinking of the fact that I was meant to be on the plane home tonight, but instead, I am sitting at home with a well-stocked fridge.

It has been a terribly stressful month.

My problem is such that no matter from which angle you looked at it, you would discover a different problem. Perhaps what’s far worse is, the situation is such that none of the 100 million possible solutions I can think of will ever work.

I don’t think I’ve ever felt so frustrated in my life.

I’ve tried very hard not to place blame, not to allow myself to go crazy thinking about “what if I had…”, because what’s the point of harping on the past?

Instead of allowing my emotions to take over, I’ve forced myself to focus on what needs to be done.

I have relied on the kindness of strangers this week to stay afloat.

Things are bad but like R said tonight, “Hey, at least no-one died.”

I’ll be prepared to share and explain the details when all this ends.

Mummy, big tree, baby

June 1, 2012

This is currently my favourite picture.