Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Story Time at your local library - Review

Story time at your local library

I am a big fan of story time at our library... Pre Mace we used to go most weeks, but pregnancy and baby stopped us going for almost a year... I had a last minute cancellation yesterday and thought I would brave it with two kids BIG MISTAKE, at 8.5 months Mace wants to get about, not be sat still.... And Marley inevitably needed to use the bathroom at the same time as me having Maces lunch and toys out, luckily it was 5 minutes to the end and we just kept on going... We won't be back until Mace has the capacity to watch the story teller, but I do recommend it if your little one/s are a year or older!

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Myer Santa Land and Christmas Windows Review

Myer Christmas Windows and Santaland

It’s Christmas time already, this means another photo with Santa! We headed to the 6th floor (instead of basement) to queue up for a photo with Santa... Queue went surprisingly fast, Marley was far more interested in the train ride then Santa, so we used that as a bribe, oops, positive reward! She wouldn’t sit with Santa so we all sat with Santa, got the photo, then she played with the sleeping Rudolph and once we chose the photo, we were off!

We joined the queue for the train ride, it was super fast! She got her ride, I was surprised that it was free!!! Once that was over we went out in the pouring rain to see the Myer Christmas windows, another short wait, but well worth it...

Last year I found the windows to be really creepy... This year was brilliant! Really lovely puppets, a nice song, bright and traditional... A big hit with Marley, she loved it! (her face is saying why are you making me look at you?!?)

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Monday, November 28, 2011

The Fairies Christmas Ballet Review

The Fairies Christmas Ballet

We booked tickets to The Fairies Christmas Ballet months ago, a couple weeks ago we started to listen to Christmas carols and watch The Fairies Christmas DVD to prepare for the live show... The DVD was fab and really set the scene for the show... Tickets were reasonable at $27.50 each, the merch surrounding the event (DVD, cd and fairy bells) another $50!

From the moment we entered Marley started dancing to the background music and for every song she danced then jumped back into her seat for the acting... There was one piece of the story that maybe went a minute longer then she would have liked between songs, but she is 2 & ½ so everything needs to happen now now now!

The highlight was Barnaby the Busy Buzzy Bee, hilarious, love him! Lowlight was that all of the other actors were lookalikes (aside from Barnaby and possibly Minuet), they said this might happen and she didn’t notice...

Now there is a film of this event, hoping we get time to take her!

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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Breaking Dawn Part One Review

Breaking Dawn Part One

I was extremely lucky to get out to the movies twice in two weeks, unheard of since having two babies! I am a fan of the Twilight franchise, loved the books and last three films for the cheesefest that they are... I didn't see this film for a deep cinematic experience, I came for the next installment in the Edward, Bella and Jacob story...

It was extremely entertaining, didn't look at my watch in the whole almost two hours and was sad that it was over... It was beautifully shot, the only downside was that it was a bit too dumbed down from the books, was looking forward to some rough sex and bloody labour!!! Haha, oh well...

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Saturday, November 26, 2011

The Inbetweeners Movie Review

The Inbetweeners Movie

These boys are hilarious... If you have watched the series then you know this! The film has taken the laughs to the next level, proper belly laughs... Who knew scripted dancing could be so damn funny!?! A little bit graphic on a full tummy, but that's the only very mild complaint I have about this film...

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