Thursday 25 February 2010

Serena Style

Another fabulous outfit by Blake Lively for Serena Van Der Woodsen.

Tuesday 23 February 2010

Better Watch What I Say

Hi, Jennifer K---y.
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Sunday 21 February 2010

Retro Surfer Boy

Surfer Boy has been going through some old photos, mostly from the days when he was more 'Climber Boy' than Surfer Boy. My how times have changed. I remember the days when every surface had the potential to be climbed and every building/bridge/wall was surveyed for it's possibilities. Even the long hair is long gone. As much as I loved it, it is much easier to be the wife of a surfer than a climber.
Thank god he doesn't have the time to do both anymore.

Thursday 18 February 2010

Wedding at Buller

Thanks to everyone who has asked how the wedding was - it was fabulous! Bride and groom were radiant, Mt. Buller was spectacular, good friends, lots of laughs, dancing, buckets of delicious food and apparently very drinkable drinks!
Congrats to the new Mr and Mrs Shanks and thanks for sharing the day with Surfer Boy and I.

Look What I Found - Web Love

LITTLE EATS is a recently launched website that provides a quick and easy guide at a glance to a cafe’s kid-friendliness and the services they provide. Their focus is mainly on Melbourne cafes that specialise in weekend breakfasts, brunches and lunches.
Each review consists of a simple checklist that includes whether or not a venue provides highchairs, change tables, easy pram access, a separate kids menu, or whether the normal menu has suitable options for little ones, the kid-friendliness of the staff, whether there is a play area for kids or activities and toys provided, as well as prices and the overall atmosphere of the place.
On top of that they also share their personal experiences with you and their opinion on the overall “vibe” of the venue and how welcoming and suitable they are to the little ones in our lives.
Pop by and have a look - it's definitely worth it.
Little Eats.

Wednesday 17 February 2010

Out and Proud Zac Fan

To celebrate Zac and Vanessa being in Australia I thought I'd share some of my favourite photos of them.

Tuesday 16 February 2010

Crazy Ladies Singing

If you had walked past The Corner Shop in Yarraville this morning you would have been treated to a rendition of all the major songs from 'Romper Room', sung divinely by myself and my partner in crime. (It's best not to ask why)

'P in C' has just sent me the original - I assume so we can compare renditions. I vote for ours.

Monday 15 February 2010

Rob Pattinson

I've just been posting over at about Rob Pattinson's latest photo spread with Detail magazine and I came across this photo. It's not from the shoot - not sure when it was taken.
I'm not a huge fan of Rob's but I must admit I kinda like this shot.

Thursday 11 February 2010

Tuesday 9 February 2010


Pole Dancing!!!

Well I did it - and won't be doing it again! (Before you ask, I am not in this photo - not that silly.)
It was hilarious, ridiculous, bloody hard work and did I mention hilarious?
My lovely friend Lisa is getting married on Friday so this hour of torture was part of her pre-wedding shenanigans. Hope you had fun Lise, although judging by the hilarity I'd say you did.

Monday 8 February 2010

This Is What An Australian Summer Is All About

Long busy days on the beach

and long warm nights BBQing with mates.

Could we get any luckier? I'm so thankful that I can bring up my children in such a fantastic environment.

Thursday 4 February 2010

Miami Horror

The Australian band reminding me what the soundtrack to year 9 sounded like! You'd almost believe it was 1983 not 2008.
(Thanks for the heads up Lizey)

Why I Love Yarraville

There are so many reasons to love this particular part of Melbourne but this morning was a perfect example of the colour and variety on show.

While Krissa and I sat over our cups of tea this morning at The Corner Shop we watched these lovely ladies across the road. They were fabulous and we commented that although they received double takes and smiles, in general they were treated as a fun but fairly commonplace sight. That sums up Yarraville perfectly for me.

Wednesday 3 February 2010


For those of us in Australia who own and love Vampire Weekend's new album 'Contra', here is the answer to a question I have been asking myself - and you may have too...

What on earth is Horchata?

Mexican Horchata
A refreshing cold drink made of rice, almonds, cinnamon (canella), lime zest and sugar. This drink is rumored to be a cure for a hangover and is frequently served at breakfast time. Even though the drink has a milky appearance it is completely dairy-free.

So there you go - never say you don't learn anything at CHALK & TALK! Apparently Horchata is commonly served with massive long donut thingys called Fartuos - it's sounding better and better.

Monday 1 February 2010

They're Off

Well it's official - I am the mother of TWO school children and as such Surfer Boy seems to think that the house will be immaculate, meals will be prepared, and various home crafts will be completed. He was a little miffed to find that nothing has changed in one day! Little does he know that I headed straight for 'The Corner Shop' cafe and sat around with various lovely ladies until 1.30pm!! There really wasn't much time left after that for chores of any sort. Maybe tomorrow will be different - but I doubt it!
Here's the lovelies off to their first day -

Gidget - year 2
Moondoggie - Prep
(and before you ask - no I wasn't at all sad or sentimental. He was so happy to be there that there didn't seem much point)