Travel Snap Tuesday

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Indulge me this week, if you will. My TST post is in advance. This Saturday, I am flying up, up, and away and over to the USA. I am verrrry excited! In fact, I am almost packed already, and it's Tuesday.

I'm looking forward to LA for shopping, relaxing, and celebrity fun (stars, tussauds etc).

The LA leg of the trip is likely to be a little more relaxed and cruisy as I adjust to the dreaded jetlag. And just as I get it together, I fly to New York, and face another time challenge. Gah!

New York is packed full of things I want to see. I intend to be on the go almost endlessly. I have Broadway tickets! And there is so much I want to see here. I am squeesploding!

So, I will be away for a little after today, I am going to miss my kids desperately, but I know they'll enjoy the change of pace and novelty of having their Dad as PC for a bit. I'll be back to bore you senseless with anecdotes before I know it.

Travel Snap Tuesday comes from Little Miss Moi's blog. Head over!

What's news? Part 2

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

So, part 2 of What's news this week was going to be about the killing of Osama Bin Laden. But honestly, I'm sick of hearing about it, thinking about it, and all the opinions around it. So, forgive me, but no doubt you've read more than you can stomach on it too.

What's news? Part 1

So, I wrote this entry up as my news story for the week. How could I not choose the Royal Wedding right? It was massive news! Then some guy was killed yesterday that sort of booted it from the headlines. I'm publishing it anyway, I want to think about the good news as well as the bad this week, and a wedding is the perfect thing.

I am not a Royals fan. I'm not a monarchist, I am a supporter for an Australian republic, so, I was fairly indifferent to the entire thing. Meh, whatevs. But, I figured that for historys sake, and because Finn had been studying at school, I'd put it on the telly. Well. There I was, still glued to the set at 1030pm that night, waiting for the balcony kiss. Well and truly suckered in. The pomp and ceremony to it all fascinates me, and whilst I can't help but wish they'd show a little... well.. passion and emotion? I understand the cool Brits are doing the Royal thing and that's how they roll. The horses, carriages, fancy cars, royal guards, the outfits, the glamor, the wtf of it all... It was fun to watch, I have to say.

I watched it whilst on twitter, live time tweeting with others from around the world watching the same thing. United in horror by Tara Palmer-Tomkinsons 'vagina' hat, swooning at pretty but dumb Becks (and how did Posh get that hat to stay on her forehead?!), delighting in the steal the show bridesmaid, Pippa, and sighing over the beautiful bride. And Catherine sure did make a beautiful bride. Tasteful, glamorous, yet with enough tradition to satisfy the older monarchists. She was born for royalty. She is effortlessly gliding into her new role, and Wills was a sweet and shy, so reminiscent of his Mother, Di. It was pretty gorgeous all round, really.

The topper for me? Harry. It's gotta be Harry. He's the Royal we all relate to. The larrikin, mischievous, ratbag. I loves me some Prince Harry. Know what I did today? Bought Who Magazine. I think I'm becoming a Royal fan after all. Sucker.