Thursday 26 June 2008


My foot is still giving me trouble I will have to make an appointment for a Bone Scan today - yuk!

I'm am diverting from the dismal state of my foot and my weight loss efforts to talk about something completely frivolous.

Last night I was flicking through the remote and I came across a movie that had one of my "boyfriends" in it.

My daughter gave that nickname to all the actors I go weak at the knees over and will watch anything they are in. Some I only like when they play a character, so maybe that doesn't count, some I like for everything they are in.

So here's my list

Colin Firth - I like him in everything,he first came to notice playing the smoldering Mr Darcy in the BBC production of Pride & Prejudice. Loved him in Bridget Jones and Love Actually. Can't wait to see him in the movie version of Momma Mia. A big CORRR!

Alan Rickman - Like him in everything,even in the Harry Potter movies, another big CORRR!

Liam Neeson - A strapping man that looks great in a kilt (Rob Roy)CORRRR!

Viggo Mortenson - Like him in everything PARTICULARLY as Aragorn in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy.CORRR!
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Brad Pitt - Only when he has long hair - Ha! Loved him in Legends of the Fall and Troy - CORRRR!

So that's my list - what's yours?

Monday 16 June 2008


Thought I had better check in as it's been two weeks without posting.

The last two weeks have been a bit blah!

I've had my daughter home form school for two weeks sick with a virus -
I stayed home with her for two days which really impressed my boss, but it had to be done. Also have come to the realisation I have a stress fracture or fractures in my foot again.

I have been in alot of pain for about 7 weeks now,my ankle swells up like a balloon after a day on my feet. I have had - oh,about 6 stress fractures in the last 10 years mainly in my right foot, so I say I'm pretty good at picking them. For any of you that have had a broken bone, it's that deep seated ache you get, particularly at night that is a sure sign you have a fracture.

Luckily I have my own boot - it is an alternative to a cast, I can take it off to shower,drive and go to bed, sort of like a ski boot, I call it my "Hermann Munster" shoe - lol! It's a pain in the arse to put on and take off particularly when I drive, but it helps with the healing process.If there is n improvement in a couple of weeks I'll have to have a bone scan - BLAH!

This of course has not done me any favours on the exercise front. my eating also has not been so good over the last few weeks.

Am feeling very vulnerable at the moment and BLAH!with my foot and a head cold. I saw Sex and the City on the weekend, it was entertaining, I must admit I did not watch the series very much but the movie was good.I really want to see Indiana Jones - has anyone seen that yet, I am a big fan, so may pencil it in for next weekend.

Anyway better go and do some work, I'll leave you with a funny

Sunday 1 June 2008


Just got home from seeing the stage production of Edward Scissorhands at the Sydney Opera House. I bought tickets for my daughter as part of her birthday gift. The production is by Mathew Bourne the famed British choreographer and director. I suppose it would be in the category of a ballet, as there was no dialogue or songs, just storytelling via dance.

Both my daughter and I enjoyed it but if given the chance again I think I would choose the production of Billy Elliot(also playing it's season here) over this. We had great seats though and it was the first time I had seen a production at our famed Sydney Opera House. Pretty sad seeing I'm a Sydney girl.

On Saturday we took our daughter to NIDA (National Institute of Dramatic Art) as she wants to do a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Acting when she finishes school. It was very interesting sitting in on the information session and we lesrnt a lot.

Placement is by audition only, most people don't get in on their first try unless they are super talented.Also a bit scary is they have around 1500 people audition every year for just 24 places. Some of our very best actors are graduates of NIDA - Cate Blanchett,Mel Gibson, Geoffrey Rush to name a few, it is (in my opinion) the best school in the country and I can see my daughter fitting in well there.

Anyway we have another 18 months before she leaves school anything can happen, but I'm sure she will keep to this.

The weather here today has been miserable - raining and bleak, looks like winter is finally starting to show it's face.