Where is the space?

So as you’ve read, I had a baby! A beautiful, gorgeous boy. My baby boy changed my life in so many ways, many of which were unexpected. Who knew I could love and be loved so unconditionally.

Moving on, Man of the House and I, didn’t want our place to be overwhelmed with baby things. We live in a small two bedroom apartment and were careful to have ‘just the necessities’.

I’d like to think our apartment looked like this*:

I’m afraid it now looks like this*:

‘Just the necessities’ includes among others, a jungle gym; a play mat for tummy time; a pile of toys, most of which he’s too young to play with; a bouncer; a high chair; a pram… and the list continues. He’s only 5 months! He doesn’t even move yet!

Where did the space go? I don’t know, but we need more of it. So we are in the process of finding more space. I don’t think it’s a good idea, but I can’t help stalking celebrity homes on RealEStalker. Oh how I could live here and I do think our kids would like living here. If only I had a cool $8.6 million (maybe chuck in a couple of extra million needed for up keeping).  What is your dream home?

*Photos do not represent the real home and might be a slight exaggeration.

images: spain dad; NY habitat

 

 

 

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YAY for imperfection

So when I became pregnant, I had an unrealistic view of motherhood.

Miranda Kerr and baby Flynn

Beyonce and baby Blue (of course being BFF with Gwyneth Paltrow you have to use a noun as a name)

Look at the perfect hair, lips and well behaved babies. But alas, perfect hair and lips are seriously unsustainable without a team. What was I thinking?
However, much to my amusement, a baby is still a baby, even if your surname is Beckham.

VB and baby Harper

Sigh. It’s good to know that even a professional team can’t predict when a baby is going to spew. I lifted the image from Suri’s Burn Book – where I head if I need a giggle.

I might not have perfect hair or lips but I have awesome sunglasses that hide the sleepless nights.
images: the Dirt; Just Jarred; Suri’s Burn Book

Spring is in the air…

Spring is a great time of year. It encourages social participation after the hibernation of winter, for me anyway. It’s also a great time to spruce up the home a bit. Throw open the windows and let the fresh air in. To help spruce up your home Ché and Fidel have an awesome competition going (yes I may have entered all three times).

GOOD LUCK!

OMG. Where have I been!?

Wow.

What can I say? I’ve been away for a very, very, v e r r r y long time. It did get a bit difficult juggling life and blog, so in the end I just stopped writing. But lately a lot of things have inspired me to go, ‘I want to blog about that or share that’.

Firstly, a recap of the last 10 months:

  1. Received my very first email from a reader who isn’t a friend/family. Woot!
  2. I got pregnant! What???
  3. I went to NEW YORK! Seems like everyone is going/has gone lately.
  4. I had a BABY BOY! (Don’t worry, I’m still getting over point 2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

I will be sharing some of these experiences, but generally continuing to write what’s going on in my head. So stay tuned…

Overheard something…?

Have you ever wished you were a fly? OK to have some context, I generally wouldn’t want to be fly, especially near fly spray… but sometimes it could be handy, particularly in a room when you want to overhear a conversation. Wish no more!

The elevator at publishing company Conde Nast, i.e. the Vogue offices (made famous by The Devil Wears Prada) has its own Twitter feed. Say what? I don’t know either… possibly entirely made up, but nevertheless quite funny.

Check out example tweets:

  1. [Girl holding brownie abashedly in elevator] Male coworker: I’m not judging you.
  2. [Guy walks into elevator wearing “Legalize Gay” t-shirt] Teen Voguer: That shirt is so two months ago.
  3. Woman #1 to Woman #2, holding an omelet: “What’s the occasion?” Woman #2: “…huh?” Woman #1: “I would need an occasion to eat that.”
  4. Girl #1: It’s been really quiet in here lately. Girl #2: [In a hushed response] No one wants to be quoted…

Did you catch The September Issue on the ABC? I’ve seen it before, but it’s something I can easily watch again. I find it a fascinating insight. Speaking of which, the Devil Wears Prada has some memorable quotes:

  • Miranda Priestly: Is it impossible to find a lovely, slender, female paratrooper? Am I reaching for the stars here? Not really. Also, I need to see all the things that Nigel has pulled for Gwyneth’s second cover try. I wonder if she’s lost any of that weight yet.
  • Emily: You don’t deserve them, I mean you eat carbs, for Chrissake!
  • Andy Sachs: Oh, thanks. You look so thin. Emily: Really? It’s for Paris, I’m on this new diet. Well, I don’t eat anything and when I feel like I’m about to faint I eat a cube of cheese. I’m just one stomach flu away from my goal weight.
  • Emily: [to Andy] You sold your soul to the devil when you put on your first pair of Jimmy Choo’s, I saw it.
  • Miranda Priestly: Bore someone else with your questions.
  • Miranda Priestly: Find me that piece of paper I had in my hand yesterday morning.

Have you had a boss from hell?

Yarnbombing? Say what?

Yarn bombing, yarnbombing, yarnstorming, guerrilla knitting, or graffiti knitting is a type of graffiti or street art that employs colorful displays of knitted or crocheted cloth rather than paint or chalk.

I came across this… phenomenon/coalition/graffiti artists/weekend knitting group strolling in town the other day.

It took a while to figure out what was going on. Apparently, Yarnbombing is thought to have originated in Texas, US where knitters trying to find a creative way to use their leftover and unfinished knitting projects. I get that. Now knitters are now beginning to cover ‘tag’ streets/places all around the world!

Check out some tagging from around the place here, here and here

I particularly liked how the following busts were tagged! I wonder how the models feel about their bust being tagged…

Former Prime Minister - John Howard

Former Prime Minister - Kevin Rudd

Are you a knitter? Will you be yarnbombing anytime soon?

images: Man of the house; Margaret Burin

Springy Sunday

I know, I know, my posts have been irregular, but fear not. There is a reason why but I just can’t share yet. Soon. Anyway, I miss my Sunday posts. The weather has been gorgeous lately and this photo was taken walking home from a picnic at the Botanical Gardens. The lady just looks sooo relaxed basking in the sun reading her book, by the water with her mode of transport next to her.

What have you been up to this Springy weather?

image: Man of the House