Wednesday, September 18, 2013

W axl rose unauthorised biography - Mick wall

W axl rose unauthorised biography
Mick wall
Back in the 80's and 90's I was a bit of a Guns and Roses fan... Right up until use your illusion 1&2, then it went weird, and I grew up! When I saw the paperback of tis on sale for $10, I thought why not? A good book for take off and landing, when my kindle must be turned off! So I used it for just that, over several flights, it wasn't so special that I felt the overwhelming desire to finish it outside its initial purpose... It did provide lots of interesting background on Axl, and the band, I did really enjoy it while I was reading it, but made zero impact once I had put it down... Definitely $10 well spent, I definitely know more about him, worth a read if you ever had any interest in him!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The Great Gatsby

I haven't read the book and didn't know what to expect, but it was a big deal when we were in Vegas (which feels like forever ago!), so I thought I would check it out... I didn't know until I turned it on that Baz Luhrmann did it, which meant it was beautiful... So lovely on the eyeballs! The story and acting was all quite average, the whole film was, except for the beauty of the sets and costumes... 

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

The White Princess -Philippa Gregory

I have read just about every book the Philippa Gregory has written, and enjoyed every single one... Having watched her most recent series on tv 'The White Queen', based on her books about the York/Lancaster Wars, the war of the roses or the cousins war, I was already in the zone for her work when The White Princess was released... It's a very speculative book which I thoroughly enjoyed... Reading her interpretation of a time when history was written by the Tudors, about an incident that no-one will ever know the truth about... It was gripping, and kept me addicted right up until the afterword... A time period I know nothing about, but an interesting one at that...

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Friday baking... Gooey caramel condensed milk slice...

Friday baking
Gooey caramel condensed milk slice
My best friend who LOVES condensed milk (seriously, as  a teenager she used to eat it out of the tin/tube), and I saw this a couple weeks before and decided immediately that this would be our sweet after brunch with the girls... It IS gooey, and crazy sweet... Definitely a recommend, but maybe if you had lots of people to feed, you could convincingly cut the pieces very small, like 16pcs in a brownie tin!!! Delicious and way too much for a big piece, of which I had several!

Friday, September 6, 2013

Flamingo at Ikea!

We saw, and bought these this morning at Ikea... They are too cute not to share! So far just cups, trays and napkins, totally affordable too... Fingers crossed for placemats!!! Love, love, love...

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Lovelace the film

A movie about a porn star with isn't R Rated? Interesting... I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this... An awesome cast, was pleasantly surprised by Amanda Seyfrieds performance... It was an interesting story, made me really want to read her books... Much more depth then I thought it would have... Don't make the mistake if watching it in a public place, because there are boobs and sex scenes!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Sound City The Movie

To start, I am a huge fan of Dave Grohl, Nirvana and the Foo Fighters... I didn't know much about Sound City, and I feel better knowing about it... It was informative with some great interviews, really easy to get into and absorb... If you get the chance, have a look... Definitely highly recommended!

Monday, September 2, 2013


I always say that we only fly jetstar without kids, but it seems that the attitudes from staff have either changed, or a 4 year old isn't as annoying to them as a toddler or infant... The staff were great, flight was fine... Only gripe was that there were only 3 food options available from the advertised menu, on a flight that goes over dinner times for 3.5 hours! So glad I had snacks, poor Marley didn't like anything that was left, me either really! It's pretty poor form, and all because the flight before was hungry.... If you are that low on supplies, get more stock!