Monday, 31 December 2012

Looking Back, Moving Forward: Goodbye 2012! Hello 2013!

You know that final scene in 'Muriel's Wedding,' where Muriel and Rhonda are sitting in the back of a taxi, yelling out 'Goodbye, Porpoise Spit!?  Yes, that's how I'm feeling, quite frankly, I can't wait for the new year.  However, as the lyrics in a hit-hip-hop-rap tune go, - 'I should say goodbye before I say hello', - and so, I made a list of a few things I've learnt to accept in 2012.  GOOD BYE 2012!  Love you never... maybe, a little, okay, a lot.  

What I've accepted in 2012:

1.  There is no clear definition of 'Hipster,' - it's useful as both an insult and a compliment, yeah you hipsters, it is!  And I love the sound of it rolling off my tongue.

2.  I am officially 'pants' at making gravy and I am PROUD of that fact.  Ever since my Chef Sister casually mentioned that 'a good gravy takes at least 11 hours to simmer', I realised I don't have 11 hours to spare.

3.  No matter how many Cat Pictures appear in my Facebook feed, I will never be a Cat person.  Which is a positive thing really, it means I'll never be that crazy old lady down the street with a thousand furry friends in her house.  I'll leave that to all you cool-cat hipsters out there.

4.  Big Girls Do SO Cry.  I think this could be a talent of sorts, - I can cry at the drop of a hat.  I cry at Christmas adverts on TV, I'm constantly pulling tissues out at the movies, I've blubbered on public transport whilst reading books, - now if I could just turn tears into, I dunno, cash?

5.  You should never hang up on a Priest's answer machine, he will find you.

6.  Lady Gaga is younger than Carly Rae Jepsen and I find this a little disturbing but I can't explain that either.  Call me on the tele-tele-phone or like, call me maybe?  Maybe not.

7.  I suck at editing sex scenes.  Pun most definitely intended.

8.  Gangnam style is not going to disappear easily.  *deepest regretful sigh*

9.  Children are little philosophers and you really should listen to their conversations.  Covertly is best, as that's when they're at their most natural.  Preferably do this with your own children or nieces and nephews.  Do not randomly hang out at parks and eavesdrop on kids.  That will get you arrested.

10.  Love is all you need.

11.  Running will not kill you.

12.  Your mother will never change but you can always change your phone number.   *taps nose*

Now, what have you accepted this year?

Yes, let's do it!  

Happy 2013!  May the new year bring you peace and happiness!  
- Love Talei xox

A/N: Image via tumblr

Monday, 24 December 2012

If You Could Have One Wish Granted, What Would It Be?

In less than 24 hours, Christmas morning will dawn, friends and family will greet each other warmly, gifts and goodwill will be exchanged, children will wreak havoc and small dogs will run amuck.  Lovers will kiss under the mistletoe and old couples will cuddle on the sofa, when they think no-one is watching.  A tonne of turkey-lamb-ham-duck will be served up, a staggering number of Christmas pudding will be tossed out, and mothers the world over will require several glasses of sherry before 12noon.  Without a doubt, there'll be tears and laughter, but, as crazy as this holiday season is, it's worth it in the end, non?  Certainment.

At this time of the year, I love the quietness between the craziness.  Those calm moments where you sit back and ponder the year that was, and the year that you wished for.  Generally speaking, I find this type of reflection can be wildly enhanced by a glass of mulled wine, or champers.  Up to you, of course!  This Christmas,  I wish for a great many things, and I can't wait to see the excitement on Scribe Junior's face as he opens his presents.  I wish my family and I didn't live so far apart, and I wish my mother would suddenly, magically remember international timezones when she picks up that phone to call me, on Christmas morning, my time.  And, secretly, I wish for a long, long cuddle with someone special.

I hope Santa delivers that new Dior handbag, a sparkly pair of heels, oh, and if he could arrange that date with Tom Hardy.  Or, Bradley Cooper, that would be great.  Both unlikely, but I'm putting it out there.  Again.  Also, I'm wishing away Brad Pitt's god-awful hair and his Chanel no 5 advert.  We're all in agreement on that one, right?  Why oh why, Brad?

Mostly, though, as cliche as it sounds, I really do wish for world peace!  Yes, I do.  This year has seen some incredibly shocking events take place which, if I could, I would, wish them away in an instant. Well, these are my Christmas wishes, it's probable that only one of these will come true, but hell, you can't stop a girl from hoping.

If you could have one wish granted this year, what would it be?

A/N:  Thank you to everyone who has stopped by and read my posts this year,  I wish you all a wonderful festive season!  May Love, Peace and Happiness feature widely in your holidays. - Talei xox