Why I loved the 90s

December 12, 2008 at 3:41 pm (Uncategorized)

Oh I’ve just been reminded of the show Blossom. I heart Blossom. Seriously I don’t even want to think how many hours of my life I’ve spent watching it. But come on – it had everything a girl could want. The main girl was sort of dorky, which was cool. She wore crazy clothes and really horrific hats. There was the hot, dumb brother Joey. The cool friend with the wacky name Six LaMuere. And the Dad was a cheesebag. Good times.24muqt0

And best of all – the theme song was amazing!

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Three movies which I can’t wait to see:

December 10, 2008 at 1:02 pm (Uncategorized)

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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0421715/
The Soloist
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0821642/
Revolutionary Road
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0959337/

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Don’t read this if you don’t like hearing about spew

December 10, 2008 at 12:59 pm (Uncategorized)

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Not the most pleasant topic of conversation but a very topical one. In my life at least. I remember when Abby told me her one memory of visiting London as a child was the vomit on the street which I found quite amusing, but I must admit it’s nothing to see piles of the stuff on the streets of Shepherd’s Bush on a Saturday, Sunday or Monday morning. But lately, I can’t escape the vomit. None of it’s coming out of me, thank God. Incidents of vomit in the past week:
1. Last week my workmate Viv was on the tube and a man threw up down the leg of a complete stranger. What’s even funnier was that the effort of the powerchuck forced his false teeth out – on to the floor of the tube. Not funny for the man, but a little giggly all the same. I laughed for a good 10 minutes over it.
2. That night Tim and I were traveling home on the jolly Hammersmith and City after a comedy gig when Tim saw a girl throw up on our tube – just at the door. She almost made it. I turned around in time to see her produce one hell of a pile of spew on the platform. Nice. I then spent the next five stops breathing into my scarf and pleading with God not to make me smell it.
3. Saturday we were walking down Uxbridge Rd (the main one in our hometown of Shepherd’s Bush) with Tim’s mate Rowan. It was 1pm and we saw a woman (possibly homeless, definitely drunk) who had just thrown up all over her front and all over the pavement outside of an off license. Put me right of my lunch.
4. Yesterday I got a message from Kelly as she was leaving for work which said: ‘Big pile of spew on the doorstep this morning’. It was getting to be super spooky. The doorstep? Who the hell would spew on our doorstep, as it means specifically walking to our door.
5. Last night Tim came home from a work party and was telling me (very enthusiastically) that the biggest pile of spew he’d ever seen was on the footpath outside our house. Just what I wanted to hear after being woken up at midnight!
6. And this morning – I saw that very pile whilst making my way to the tube.

To use a terrible pun, I’m getting kind of sick of all this vomit craziness!

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R.I.P Chris From Skins

December 10, 2008 at 12:43 pm (Uncategorized)

I’m so gutted they killed him off. I’ll get over it – slowly.

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What a precious little thing

December 10, 2008 at 12:37 pm (Uncategorized)

I stole this pic of little Dita Street – hope the parents don’t mind. Just wanted to share with anyone not on Facebook what my friends managed to create! What legends. She is so adorable!n660110489_2201518_344

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It’s a Wonderful Life

December 9, 2008 at 2:26 pm (Uncategorized)

Time for a jolly update on what’s been going down in Londontown recently. But first, some news from home. Tim and I would like to congratulate our awesome, admirable friends Mere and Marty who just had a little baby girl called Dita last week. Even though we can’t meet the little tyke just yet, the photos show she looks absolutely beautiful and we’re so proud of our friends for doing something so grown up!
After the initial shock of winter, I am starting to enjoy the blasted thing. I have found there’s nothing cooler (get it) than feeling the crunchy frost on the ground when going to work in the mornings. Less cool is when it forces you to slip over, but I have divided my shoes into two distinct camps: those which can handle a frost and those which will have me on my arse in two seconds flat. Naturally this has lead to the inevitable feeling that I need more pairs of shoes. But when doesn’t a girl need more pairs of shoes? I’m lucky enough to see a bit of countryside on my way to Slough (the very unlucky part of my day) so it’s always pretty when there’s a frost and the fields are all white. I think I might act like a loon the first time there’s snow out there too.
It’s funny how the cold re-evaluates our lives though. All of a sudden a trip to the shops means a dash through the cold and the days of going out in running shorts and jandies are well and truly over. I have invested in some seriously snuggable Ugg boots which are amazingly warm and I am quite in love. Tim has found the jacket of his dreams which keeps him warm. And last week we received a box of goodies from the Bree whanau, complete with warm socks, singlets and enough undies to sink a battleship. So thanks Ma and Pa Bree for those (not that I opened them early or anything).
Team Uxbridge is pretty damn excited at the moment. Not only do we have Christmas to look forward to but we have booked a four-day weekend to Berlin in March to see The Killers play. This lead to a lot of excited squeaking from the two Kellys. Now I only have to decide if I will be brave enough to visit a nearby concentration camp. Part of me feels like it’s all a bit grim and weird as a form of tourism – the other part is gaggin to experience it. Which part will win? Muh-ha-ha.
Tim and I went to one of the funniest comedy shows we’ve seen last week and in the meantime, lost our Wembley Arena virginity. It’s such a cool venue! We saw Russell Howard who’s a bit of an up-and-coming comedy superstar over here. He is fantastic – funny, original and intelligent and such an amazing performer. Not to mention sexy. I’d marry him in a heartbeat. He had girls screaming their lungs out at him – very Beatlesesque.
Then at the weekend Tim’s uni friend Rowan arrived, fresh from a trip to Italy and Germany and he was a very keen London bean so we went on a ‘walking tour’ of the Thames. Tim and I had done most of it before but we’d never been as far as Tower Bridge so we walked over that. The weather was absolutely stunning and we hit it about 20 minutes before sundown (ie 4pm!!) so I’ve got some beautiful photos to upload – what a stunning bridge. It’s second on my list of coolest bridges, just behind Brooklyn. I realized (which happens all the time) that London is such an amazing city! I can’t believe I love London so much after hearing all the negative things about it.
Okay I’m ranting and there’s surely some “site merchandising” that needs doing for work. Miss everyone that’s over in that long land with the white cloud! Love from me.
Ps: Whenever I get homesick I can watch the trailer we have on Amazon for the Chronicles of Narnia –the best shots of Cathedral Cove on there. Tim and I first saw it in a theatre in New York and it warmed the very cockles of our hearts! Sigh, can’t wait to see that place again!

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Tim, a man of many faces

December 9, 2008 at 2:07 pm (Uncategorized)

I stole these pictures off Ms Findlay to show a typical night out with Tim and his faces.
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Getting into the UK TV

December 3, 2008 at 6:52 pm (Uncategorized)

I’m becoming a lover of TV in the UK. They know how to make a damn good show! We have ‘on demand’ on our lap top for the big channels which means you can watch whole series of all the shows just easy a pie – very dangerous for me! We’ve just started watching Shameless, which Tim’s parents have been telling us is great for a couple of years. Here’s a pic of the hilarious Dad Frank:

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No more neglecting the Terry

December 3, 2008 at 6:37 pm (Uncategorized)

I have (almost) officially given up my Yahoo blog now because it was getting to be a bit too much in addition to my stressful job! Which means my fun blog – good old Terry – will be getting way more attention.

So as the Polish bastards play their annoying beats upstairs, I will try to remember what’s being goin on lately. Well we booked Christmas in Italy and we’re super excited that the Triple M (Martha) is coming with us. We haven’t made any major plans of what we’ll do while we’re there. It will be nice to see Tim’s sister and her whanau and have a bit of a relax. So that’s what we’re doing for two weeks over Christmas and Noo Year.

The cold has settled in here and we’re having fun figuring out how you deal with it. Tim Hickey is really good at checking the weather report and warning me when there will be a frost – so I can walk very slowly out of our house and not fall over (like I did one Sunday night, which sparked a frenzied search for the nearest A&E cause I thought I’d broken my arm. I hadn’t, I was just being a drama queen).

We discovered it costs a lot to post presents in bulk to New Zealand so lots of poor friends and family will go a-wanting this Christmas. I vow to make up for it at birthdays but we’ll see. You all know I’ve got the memory of a goldfish.

I’m eagerly awaiting news of home because Mere and Marty’s baby is due any hour now – so exciting.

Work is crazy but hopefully looking to settle down in the next month or so. Tim has two days left at the job he doesn’t like and I’m soooo incredibly excited for him getting to start a new one, nice and close in Ealing. I’ll be so jealous when I’m taking the overland train all the way to Slough and he’s nipping down the road to work!

That’s all for now. Will post some photos of what’s been going on lately…

Love to all! Kelly

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