Sunday, October 28, 2012

40

We celebrated my beautiful friend M's Birthday yesterday at a fancy pants girlie lunch on the river. She looked gorgeous in sequins. I met her through my then boyfriend in 2001 but we lost touch until 2005 when I saw her on the 377 bus. She's an amazing friend to me and the Baby and we are so lucky to have her in our lives. Happy Birthday M!
I carried my fab pink bag (Thanks A-M I luff it)
And wore this green 1 shouldered Shoshana number
It was a Very Glamorous crowd

She had her own signature cocktail (If you need some visuals you can have a look at my Instagram photos. I'm at fauxfuchsia)
Like all the Best People she had a Welsh Lady Birthday cake. Which was Delicious.
Meanwhile this one continues to squeeze himself into the most improbable spaces


Some people love jacaranda trees but I am not one them. Look at the mess they create on my driveway:

Turns out this Mischa bag works a veritable treat with Missoni. Who knew?
And  Very In Exciting News we had our 1st Haircut! I saved a lock for a keepsake.

Am loving my new sandals from Jean Brown. Those wings are the Bomb.
I saw the most fantastic documentary at the movies this morning called Searching for Sugarman. If you haven't seen it Sprint Don't Stroll because it is 11/10. Seriously. I might see it again. It's about the singer Rodriguez who released 2 albums in the early 70s. His career went nowhere in America but he was huge in South Africa. He never knew this though. His fans thought he was dead but it turns out he wasn't. It's hands down the best movie I have seen all year. And I can't stop singing I Wonder.
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  1. I have to say I am a Jacaranda Fan. But then again I don't have one. I just think they are pretty. Dead Set Messy though. Bit like babies.

    G ends up in the funniest of places. She likes to crawl under the desk and stand in between it and the side table. So pleased with herself.

    I have been toying with cutting her hair. She has long straggly bits that need evening up. The glamour.

    K xx

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  2. I love Jacarandas as long as they are on someone else's property, They make a terrible mess but I love when they are in bloom with the promise of summer.

    The photo of Master FF near the china is making me very nervous.

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    1. it's an antique lamp base that he was turning on and off. We were nervous too.

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  3. I was captivated by the Searching for Sugarman trailer when I saw Monsieur Lazhar a few weeks ago- I'm so glad it is now showing; I will get my running shoes on to see it tout suite!

    Those sandals are brilliant!

    SAS

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  4. You golden goddess, you got the winged Mercury sandals!

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  5. I love that Shoshana dress. Do you think Baby FF was heading for the Bombay - that's how I started out. Ha! Messy or not, that Jacaranda is such a beautiful colour.

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  6. I was excited to see the promised pictures of the Winged Sandals - they did not disappoint.
    Looks like a lovely party. Can't say that I know what an "Instagram" is, but the few ingredients in the picture above sound like they would make a great drink.

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    1. B, it is an iphone app that lets you instantly upload photos and change the colours in them with a filter. Much faster than blogging and nore fun x

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  7. I love jacarandas and don't mind cleaning them up. Mulberries on the other hand...

    Is Toddler FF holding a lemon in his haircut photos?

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  8. Oh those sandals look amazing! I like jacarandas from a distance, but not a fan of he down muck that the flowers become when they hit the ground. You have to admit though that Coronation Drive looks so much prettier at this time of year.

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    1. I deny that.

      Jacarandas remind me of uni exams, create a horrible driveway mess and are the devil's work.

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  9. FF, when I was a surfie-chick in a previous life, Rodriguez was key music on a road trip. Might check it out.

    F x

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    1. you would be crazy to miss this gem of a movie

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  10. Oh I love jacarandas! Love them! That lunch looks terrific.

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  11. Dear Ms FF, It looked like a lovely party. I am not keen on jacaranda either because where I went to uni in Sydney a million years ago, its appearance signified the onset of exams (actually the given wisdom was that if you hadn't started swotting before the jacaranda flowered, you were certain of failure). So, I still feel a little unsettled when I see them. My eldest has asked me to download Instagram - it is evidently all the rage in 6th grade here. Isn't it lovely pottering about when one's family naps. love Lindaxxx

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    1. Linda you are so right! I had never heard this before but I am back at Uni (first time in Aus, as English) and my professor said last week that jacaranda's mean trouble as the end of Semester and she only see's stressy students with them. I laughed at the time (as I love them, or so I thought I did). But now agree with two major assignments due next week I will never see them in the same light again!! Steff :)

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    2. Absolutely agree about the jacarandas. Beautiful trees - on the street or in someone else's garden - but even now they remind me of exam times and the jitters we used to get. Husband and I both studied at University of Queensland and they always bloomed in Brisbane in the lead-up to annual exams.

      I've just finished cleaning up the mountains of fallen blossoms from my beautiful wisteria. It was so lovely this year and absolutely covered the pergola over our decking. But then around the end of flowering time we had very strong winds and it almost all came down in one day. Way above ankle deep! You would have hated it! Such a mess! But I still love it! And the perfume was heavenly. Best wishes, Pamela

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    3. So funny in Canberra it is the fluff from the Cottonwood trees. Uni was 10 years ago but I still feel a bit of that old exam anxiety the first time I spot fluff floating through the air.

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    4. In Scotland where I went to University it was always Wimbledon on the TV that marked the start of exam season. I'd be trying to study while desperately wanting to watch the tennis. I can identify with everyone who gets those Jacaranda flashbacks in Brisbane as I still get those Wimbledon flashbacks even now , when I graduated in 1991..... Luckily this means I can enjoy the Jacarandas without guilt or flashbacks. They drop their flowers all over my footpath but it's worth it. Fx

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  12. What's not to love about your birthday luncheon. The whole thing looks beautiful. Seriously considering a trip to Brisbane just for the Welsh Lady Cake alone. Does it taste as good as it looks?
    I'm a fan of jacarandas a bit like 'snausages' MrT and me have a thing were we say jacaranda in our thickest aussie accent. Don't know why we just do.

    I'd like to know what Baby FF is eating at his haircut too. Is it squash?

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  13. Baby FF got a haircut!?!
    I don't think I will ever cut Toddler C's hair!
    I love his curls too much!

    Where did you take Baby FF to get his hair cut?
    I suppose I should be prepared for when Toddler C's time comes!

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    1. He got his hair cut in the kitchen sitting on the bench! E who does my hair at home also did his hair. He knows her so he wasn't scared and didn't cry. His hair was falling in his eyes so we needed to trim it.

      It was a teeny tiny trim

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  14. I am loving that dress...the glamour!

    and those shoes, would like to see you pair them with an outfit

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  15. I do love those sandals! Are they comfy? I could get turned on to maxi dresses with a pair of sandals like those.

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  16. Hi FF, luff your blog. I'm sure you're watching but just in case, David Attenborough's Kingdom of Plants is on abc & it's fab viewing. xo B

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  17. My parents always used to play Cold Fact in the car on cassette - I will be running to the Rodriguez movie - I own the album now too but I have it on CD and in ITunes . India x

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    1. It reminds me of a time in my life- about 2001 when I used to listen to Cold Fact and Rogriguez a lot.

      The movie is fabulous.

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  18. Someone has GOT to ask! Is Boy FF eating a LEMON????

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  19. FF, We went to a restaurant in Sanibel, Florida this past May called Jacaranda. We had an exotic server who had a way with that word Jacaranda. I never heard it before, though it might be an animal. Now I know. The things I learn here...

    On another note, with the impending Frankenstorm, we are being warned that we might lose power for 7-10 days. We shopped yesterday for disaster food - dry roasted peanuts, peanut butter, bottled water, canned beans. I'll let you know how it goes.

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    1. Frankenstorm mentioned on news here- good luck Sheri I hope you will be ok and that you do not lose power for that long. Scary xxx

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  20. Dear FF,

    Thank you for all the '40' celebrations that you've shared with us this year - this looks like another gorgeous doo!

    I too am 40 at Christmas...and had always thought I'd have a party and DH and I would go to Bora Bora....but having been made redundant and setting up our own company we're in 'Frugal February' mode - all year!

    I'm sure we'll do something to mark the occasion and Bora Bora is top of my bucket list!

    I am living vicariously through your shopping - loving the sandals!!!

    PPx

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    1. I dream of Bora Bora. It seems very me what with the ocean and sun and resorts...

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  21. Oh wow, I really remember that song from way back. What an interesting story! I will have to see it. A bit silly but my Nana used to live in jacaranda st in Ipswich so I think of her when I see them!

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  22. I don't know what a Welsh cake is, but it's lovely. I love the mix of your bag and Missoni. The baby's little face is so sweet. Those first haircuts can be traumatic. He looks calm. My boys still go to the same lady who did their baby cut. It's kind of cute.
    xo

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    1. they are caked from a shoppe called the Welsh Lady and they are delicious!

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  23. Very glamorous looking soiree and the Welsh Lady Cake looks fabulous!

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  24. Those sandals are really great! I love jacarandas, they remind me of my childhood ..we had one in the garden

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  25. Is baby doing that on purpose and laughing or crying?? I am not a big fan of Jacarandas either, best left to the faraway corners of my garden.

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    1. he is laughing because we couldn't believe how he wedged himself in there

      I would never post a photo of him crying.

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  26. You are such a breeze of fresh air, Faux!
    So glad that you are also a Sentimentalist in keeping Baby's lock of hair.
    Have loved Rodriguez for years and have the two vinyl albums but planning on getting the CD's and play them in the car as loud as I bloody well want. Take care. xo

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  27. Dear FF,
    Any post that starts with a Tiffany bag is going to be a hit.
    Loving the Kate Spade.
    We have two enormous Jacarandas on the counci strip and they are the Bain of my life, we have to park away to get away from the dropping.
    First haircuts are so special. They are to be remembered. I have all four mini men's first haircut. What a lovely celebration.
    Huge day in the yard yesterday, it was huge but improved the yard 11/10.
    Have a great day.
    Belinda x.

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  28. What a decadently glam girlie lunch.....it looked divine! I spent one afternoon of the weekend at a party......up to my armpits in five year old boys! The reverse of the medal! Rx

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  29. Wedged in and eating lemons....how adorable!! Do you sweeten the lemon slice with sugar or is it a Meyer lemon that are a little sweeter on their own.

    I have never seen a toddler munch on lemon slices. Although my grandson, when he was about three, did ask for lemon but I had to sugar it and even then he was a bit surprised.

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  30. Luff the dress! It looked divine! I just walked Ms A to school and walked past the Jacaranda's - so beautiful. I am going to go to this particular one, next to parkland and photograph the children with the puppy. I can't believe I went to Kate Spade in NYC and DIDN'T buy a pink handbag! I seemed to buy everything else in the store though! Baby FF is just the cutest :)

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  31. Isn't having access to a good cake shop just one of life's necessities? Those Welsh Lady cakes look amazing.
    Such a glamorous party, what a host of well dressed ladies. And her own cocktail is just perfection!

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  32. oh wow i love those sandals! ancient greek, if i'm not mistaken! very achilles!

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  33. Listening to the soundtrack now, love it

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  34. Looks like a glamourous and well dressed crowd. Love that Kate Spade purse.

    PS: I'd like to invite to join the Bosisto's giveaway at my blog, I have 4 lavender packs up for grabs here: http://www.underlockandkeyblog.com/2012/10/bosistos-lavender-giveaway.html

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  35. It's awesome how we can watch this little guy grow up. May I say that from all appearances you're managing everything just fine, FF, the balance of baby and friends and doing what you enjoy - and you've stayed glam! Cheers to you -

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  36. Somebody told me that the purple flower from the jacaranda strips the paint off your car if parked underneath often. I like them from a distance. I had the arms cut off the mulberry tree in my garden after my washing was decorated in purple splodges from birds...no more purple fruit here thanks.

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  37. Vey glam indeed - I need to know about Welsh Lady cakes.
    First haircut photos are adorable xx

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  38. Dear FF so glad M had an equally fantabulous birthday celebration, she is gorgeous just like all your friends!
    Grew up sitting in my jacaranda pondering my existence so heart them deeply but are messy and of course always herald exam time.
    Don't get me started ole Jesus Rodriguez. Love love him and saw him back in 1978 at the Festival Theatre back in the day with my on trend crew of med students and nurses. Sugar man still on of my most beloved songs.
    Gosh I love how you always post some 'citing stuff!.
    Boy FF is ticking off milestone after milestone.
    Kate B

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    1. Spent the whole day dancing and singing with the Baby to I wonder and Sugarman!!!! LOUDLY!!! Jealous you saw him xxx

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  39. Winged sandals! You are footwear twins with the messenger of the Gods!

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