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So I’m kinda swept up in this Grey’s thing. I’m certainly not going to deny it. It’s possibly the most exciting thing in my life right now (please note that I am a stay at home mamma with a five month old who has just started solids. The bar is not overly high). The books are a pretty hot read, but they are making me question what I deem to be ‘appropriate’ in the bedroom (I’m a little worried about the fact that I find the books a ‘hot’ read).

I found myself blushing in the lounge room whilst reading. I couldn’t imaging attempting to read it on the train on the way to work??? But that got me thinking. How many of the people you pass by have read it? And how did they react? This book has gone global, millions of people have read this book, prompting production companies to consider making the paper version visual (my lord, I think I’d need a private viewing).

Yesterday at the shops, as I day dreamt of biting my lip, I started to look at the faces of the people walking by. I can not remember the last time I actually paid attention to my fellow shoppers (I normally pretend I’m playing Mario cart and try to beat my highest score/fastest time). As I looked around I saw so many different people who I could not imagine finding this book ‘hot’. The grandma’s looked so innocent to me, the super trendy 40somethings didnt look like they needed it and the super mums don’t look like they have time for it.

I have to remember that reading is a release of its own. People read to be somewhere else, to break from reality and for the comfort or stillness it brings.

What do people think as they look at my face? From a glance am I ‘that kind of person’? I dont read all the time because I get enveloped into the story, but when I do it’s because I’m tuning out. You can not get my attention, you do not exists. I’m on holiday in my book, I’ll be back when it’s finished. Do I want to be judged based on my escape?

I should know much, much better than to jump to assumptions based on a face, you truly can not judge a book by its cover!

Much love peeps xxx

Each month I’m going to post some of the things I’m doing, viewing, seeing, being etc. Let me know if your doing any of it too.


After reading the most beautiful book ever last month (Bloom by Kelle Hampton, she writes an amazing blog too check her out here), I needed something that wasn’t a thinking book. So yes, I’ve started 50 Shades of Grey. Mummy porn, well… its… yeah. Dont think I’m gonna comment on this one.


New (to me) MTV show Awkward. It has Teenagers, a love triangle and classic high school drama, I’m so addicted. I managed to watch the whole first season in record time, andĀ  I am up to the current episodes airing in the US. I am so incredibly addicted to it,o the point where I was utterly depressed when I realized there was no more to watch (but new episodes are released weekly so I can live with that).

Suckered back into to watching Neighbors. The Jade-Kyle-Kate storyline has got me a little hooked, but only because Kyle is hot. Tragic -heeeelllllllll yes!


Still with the crazy felt craft. Possibly something to do with the 35 odd pieces of felt I brought. I’m pretty sure I black out when I go into spotlight, resulting in a larger than normal purchase of random pretty things.


Preparing myself for travel with a 7 month old. Only 2 months away and soooooooo freaking exciting/nerve racking/terrifying/boundary challenging. I’m making lists, checking weather, preparing wardrobes, reading up on airline guidelines and over thinking just about every aspect. But that’s just what I do, I would do the same thing if I was going away by myself too :).


Music and I have had a somewhat rocky relationship over the past few months. My dad was my link to music and when he past away I couldn’t listen to anything. Recently I have been able to listen to the radio again. Its still hard, mostly because when ever there was a new song or artist I liked I would tell dad straight away. Anyhoo… a few song on repeat in my head are:

Feel the Love – Rudimental (Ft John Newman)

Earthquake – Labrinth (Ft Tinie Tempah)

Primadonna – Marina and the Diamonds


Healthy. Well trying to anyway. We start week 7 of our 12 week body transformation challenge tomorrow. Officially half way. I am mentally planning what glorious foods I will crazy binge on at the end of these three months. They mostly consist of cake and chocolate (the exact reason I started the 12wbt in the first place). Here hoping it doesn’t get to that.

Happy. Being, feeling, acting, absorbing and oozing it. Its my mental head set this month. I sometimes feel like I’m getting sucked back into that black hole of ‘I miss my dad’. If I take a deep breath and a step back, I can see so much fabulous stuff around me. A beautiful friend of mine is getting married up in Broome tomorrow (sending so much love that way), one of my best friends and a role model for mums everywhere is up the spud with number 2 (my gosh I am so crazy excited about that) and my brother and his gorgeous fiance are coming to visit next weekend. All the more reason to smile.

I will be requiring ideas on all the above topics to keep me entertained. Please feel free to recommend.

Much love peeps xx

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