Sunday, 30 October 2011

Tears for Fears

Was browsing through You Tube looking at some eighties toons, when I came across some vids of Tears for Fears. Gosh they were great back in the day! I remember when Shout was released and it was so different and dark, like many of their songs. I had this album and played it HEAPS!

In my mind, I pictured them to look like this for eternity (as you do) and then I spotted some recent pics and was shocked at how thin Curt looks (Roland still basically looks the same so the contrast between 80s Curt and 2011 Curt is even more pronounced.) He's very handsome, it's just, he looks so different.

So, while I recover from that, here are some songs:

and this one just makes me happy whenever I hear it, which is rare:

Now for a recent live vid, where you can really see how thin, mature and non-popstarish Curt is (you have to remember he is in his 50s). I love, love, LOVE the choir and the orchestra in this: goosebump stuff!

And for something a little different, I found a mash-up of two songs, one by Tears for Fears, Woman in Chains, mashed with Kings of Leon's Sex on Fire, created by dj lobstermash. If you are familar with both of these songs, you will realise how clever this is. (If the first half doesn't grab you, go to about 3.40 for the best bit. Brilliant!)

Okay, so I have overindulged in Tears for Fears!

For some totally different, and yet still great musical choices, pop over to Thea's blog where her Sunday Session link up is rocking!

Saturday, 29 October 2011

What the?

I so wanted to play along with Tropical Mum's new Friday Funny meme, but I couldn't find anything suitable to share, until hubby came home and showed me what he saw in the car next to him, when he stopped to get petrol:

Apparently, a huge drool was sliding off its lip as well! Snortingly funny!

Go visit Tropical Mum for some more laughs! xx

Friday, 28 October 2011

Cake Boss is Touring!

If you subscribe to Foxtel, you have probably discovered all the yummy and amazing cake making shows on the Food channel. We love them!

There's Cake Boss,

Ace of Cakes

DC Cupcakes

and a new Australian one, Planet Cake.

News is, Buddy Valastro from Cake Boss is touring Australia next year and is even coming to Perth!! We WILL be going! This guy is a LEGEND at cake decorating, and he's funny too. Check out some of his creations:

An aquarium cake

A Sesame Street cake, with all the buildings and characters

And even, a Bumble Bee Transformer cake!! Look at the size of it!

It really is made of cake!

Are you into cake decorating or do you just like to watch?

Thursday, 27 October 2011

The Babies are Here!

I'm so excited to say that my sister had her twins!
A girl called Willow, and a boy called Blake.

Willow came first and weighed under 6 pounds, and then Blake came next at 7 pounds 10 ounces. (Oh, you probably all speak in kg, but I still prefer to talk in pounds when it comes to babies.)

So, two adorable munchkins to cuddle and go gooey over.
Pictures coming soon....

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Cute houses to win

I popped in to visit Rockstar Diaries last night, and found these gorgeous pillows in a giveaway!

They are made by Pillows by Poppy and you might win one if you visit, and leave a comment.

I think they are truly adorable!

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Australia's Next Top Model - Montana!

I knew it! This girl is just perfection and only 17. She's a sweetie too!

Oh, to be young, pretty and slim!

Monday, 24 October 2011

Australia's Next Top Model Last Two Nights

I do so love the Top Model shows! Whether it be American, Australian, New Zealand or Britain, I love watching beautiful people dress in beautiful clothes and pose in beautiful locations. It is such an intense competition, and the judges are really quite demanding.

Tomorrow night is the final episode for the latest Australian series, where the winner is decided. I'm not sure what tonight's episode is about, something about them being in Dubai.

The competition is really close, and I love all three of the final girls:



and Montana

They are all very pretty, and take great photos, although Simone can be a bit cutthroat. I love Montana, But I think the most radiant girl is Liz - she has an incredible smile! I think Montana will win though, because she is confident, while Liz is a bit unsure of herself.

Can't wait to see what happens at the LIVE final at the Opera House!

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Sunday Session - Blushing Brides

I'm joining up with Thea's Sunday Session, as I try to do every Sunday, to share the songs or conversations that have been on my mind this week.

There's been some talk of weddings and bridal gowns, and I do so love wedding pics.

I really, really love this song and video by Beyonce, and I keep catching it on the radio. She just looks STUNNING in this clip (although prepare for some lingerie shots!) The cheeky lyrics are amusing too.

Take a look at the selection of songs over at Thea's blog. Thanks for dropping in! xx

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Strange birds

You may have realised by now that I LOVE fairgrounds, and every year it is one of our favourite family things to go to the Perth Royal Show.

Stand outs for me are always the noisy atmosphere (sounds of muffled announcements, screaming teenagers and blaring music), show food (donuts and fairy floss), show bags (magazines galore!), home shopping gadgets (this year I got a you-beaut mop and a de-pilling machine) and the lights and colours of the carnival. Usually we stay for the fireworks too, but I was being a bit of a party-pooper this year and didn't want to stay that long.

Funnily enough, I was quite enthralled (who knew?) by the poultry exhibition this year, totally fascinated by the freakishness of them all!  There were GORGEOUS artworks by school students, and I just have to share them here:

Such beautiful use of colour! And now for the freaky birds. This one puffed his chest right out and it wobbled around:

This one had the high collar Elizabeth I look happening:

This one appeared normal, until, woah, you saw his fancy feet:

This one had the whole fluff ball thing going on:

This one grossed me out with the mangled crown look:

And I perhaps felt even a little threatened by the Darth Maul impersonation here:

On entering the poultry pavilion I had expected to just see cage upon cage of glorious fellows like this one:

with his stunning colours, however, the prizes seemed to be given to all the freaky guys. Well, good on them!

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Books, babies and big bellies!

In the school holidays, I had a chance to hold one of my book parties in a park, with lots of little cherubs running and rolling around.

The sweet little Lily was there:

And my sister Kristie was looking HUGE with the twins on the way:

What a belly! The old basketball-up-the-jumper routine. (The babies will be here on November the 1st!)

Jack was sooo helpful playing with all the little 2 year old munchkins. Here he is getting a goodbye kiss from Lily.

It was a gorgeous day and a fun time!

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Sunday Session - Gavin DeGraw

Time for a Sunday Session with Thea!

I heard this song on the radio and thought it was Guy Sebastian, so I was surprised when this clip came up.

I love the piano, the drums and his voice in this song. He seems a little mismatched with the girl, though, until the end scene, when they look perfect together.

I was wondering what else this guy had done, seeing as I hadn't really heard of him, and realised that he sings this song, which I LOVE:

Seems like two different people in these clips - like he was full of youthfulness and energy in the I Don't Wanna Be stage of his life, and now he's just old and broken in Not Over You. Maybe he's just a good actor. Or maybe certain hats change your appearance.

What do you think?

If you'd like to share the songs you've been listening to, join up with the Sunday Session at Thea's, and check out some other music while you're there! xx