Saturday, March 26, 2011

Feel-good Playlist

Instructions:  Play these songs.  Feel good.

(I’ve included youtube links for added convenience…I’m good like that!)


Hey ya-  Outkast

The Beatles-  All you need is love

Smash Mouth-  All Star

The Jackson 5-  I want you back

Noah and the Whale-  Life goes on

Thin Lizzy-  Dancing in the Moonlight

The Strokes-  Last Night

The Moldy Peaches-  Anyone else but you

Depeche Mode-  Just can’t get enough

The Dandy Warhols-  Bohemian Like You

Bob Marley and the Wailers-  One Love

Tracy Chapman-  Fast Car

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers-  I Won’t Back Down

Carla Bruni-  Quelqu’un m’a dit

Jack Johnson-  Upside Down

Ellie Goulding-  Starry Eyed

Reef-  Place your hands

Punjabi MC- Mundian To Back Ke

Phantom Planet-  California

Paolo Nutini-  Coming up easy


And finally, this particular rendition of Bruno Mars Grenade.  Are you feeling good yet?  What are your favourite feel-good chooooons?

Thursday, March 17, 2011

It’s my Birthday

Hello Friends.  Today is my birthday.  The big 2-5.  It is also my sister’s birthday.  Yeah, weird I know.  On Fiona’s sixth birthday, I was her (somewhat disappointing) birthday present.  She loves me now though.

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Happy Birthday Fi,  I love sharing my birthday with you and wish I could throw us both a party like this one!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Fun Pix Fridays #12







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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Street Art

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Isn’t this cool? 

If you seen this post, then you will already know how much I love lego.  Here is another lego-related post I enjoyed (via Expresso).

Monday, March 7, 2011

More things to be happy about (9)

<<Aside: Yesterday, I had a bad case of the Sunday evening blues.  The worst thing about the Sunday evening blues is that they often rollover to become the Monday morning blues.  Even worse.  When they get to be the Monday evening blues, its time to say enough is enough.  This month’s ‘things to be happy about’ list is going to help me snap out of it.  Tuesday will be a brighter day>>

Choosing a watermelon;  Russian dolls;  unwrapping a sandwich;  trampolines;  sleepy heads;  acclimating oneself to a cold swimming pool one body region at a time;  freebies;  bathroom acoustics;  planning getaway weekends;  candles in wine bottles;  Snoopy- standing on a beach ball;  train trips;  Frank Sinatra;  umbrella shade tables;  the momentary confusion in a dog whose owner has just faked throwing a ball;  homemade jam on toast; staying in the tub longer than necessary;  manhandling the ‘open here’ spout of a milk carton so badly that you have to resort to using the ‘illegal’ side;  amateur psycho-analysis;  Ferraris.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Thing #92: Follow a Skincare Regime

I think it’s about time I got cracking on this list of mine. This was an easy one.  I started my skincare regime on Day 1 of The Day Zero Project and have followed it, pretty much religiously, since then.

I have long complained of problematic, breakout prone skin.  It has been pretty bad at times, but never quite bad enough to seek medical help.  I mostly put it down to stress. Funnily enough, I have never considered my dairy laden diet, lack of any skincare regime and habit of sleeping in my makeup to be contributing factors. Until now.


I chose Proactiv Solution, not because of the hilarious Jessica Simpson adverts, but because a few people I know told me that they used it and it worked. So I did it.  And I have seen a noticeable improvement in my skin. Surprise Surprise.

My skin type isn’t oily- if anything it can be a bit dry sometimes.  It is temperamental and prone to nasty sore breakouts. One of my biggest complaints is that when I am run down, my skin looks very dull and tired.  If you have skin like mine, I suggest you give this a try. Get it here.


€5 has been donated to the Ardoch Youth Foundation for the completion of this ‘thing’.  I read about this cause on The Belle Lumiere- Jessica is trying to raise $200AUD to fund a breakfast club for underprivileged children- read about it and donate by clicking here

P.S. If there are any specific charities that you would like me to support through The Day Zero Project, leave a comment below with details or send me an email about them.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011



This is not my Dad.  This is a picture of a man I don’t know in Milan, posted on The Sartorialist last week.  But a few weeks back, we brought my Dad shopping and he bought a coat very similar to the one this man is wearing.  I can’t help but picture Dad heading off on one of these things and it makes me smile!