Posted: January 24, 2017 Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: 365, Acting, Actor, Actress, Anastassiou, another one bites the dust, challenge me, compete against me, competition, Crazy, daddy, family dinner table game, fit rice cake in mouth, have a rice cake, in the closet, in the cupboard, mouth stretch, rice cake, shovel rice cake in, sides of mouth pain, stretch open mouth, think rice cake mouth, use tongue, you compete me, you compete me 365, Zoe, Zoe Anastassiou
Posted: December 14, 2014 Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: 365, Acting, Actor, Actress, advent, advent calendar, advent calendar theif, Anastassiou, Baby, Chocolate, Christmas, Crazy, daddy, dinner, Marvel, Marvel comics, nothing in it, sad face, sneaky, stealing, stolen chocolatr, theif, Virgin, Virgin 365, Virgin365, whispering, Zoe, Zoe Anastassiou
Posted: August 12, 2013 Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: 365, Acting, Actor, Actress, Anastassiou, daddy, daddy coming, operation 365, Poem, poetry, Zoe, Zoe Anastassiou
Looking out at the sea
Waiting for the boat
For the grand arrival
That will keep us all afloat
It will be a surprise
For the little one
To see who I bring home
And for him to see his son
Been too far away
Especially when it was bad
Will be nice to have him here
Will be nice for us to have Dad
Two hours and counting
Oh we’ve missed you madly
Even it’s for one week
We will take any time gladly
Posted: May 15, 2013 Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: 365, Acting, Actor, Actress, Anastassiou, daddy, operation 365, Poem, poetry, Zoe, Zoe Anastassiou
A father and child
Beautiful to see
Sleeping on their chest
Sitting on their knee
Watching the little one look up
Watching daddy look down
Looking into each other’s eyes
Watching smiles come from a frown
Everyone lights up
When daddy’s holding you
It’s something magical
It melts my heart too
Its nice to see a father
Be so involved and hands on
In the future
Nothing will break that bond
I see it now at home
When daddy comes through the door
Your eyes open wide
You can’t wait to be picked up from the floor
Its a love you can’t ignore
Da Da will be your first word for sure!
Posted: September 16, 2012 Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: 365, 365 Challenge, Acting, Alice Burgess, Anastassiou, Audition, Baby, Burgess family, Burgess reunion, Character, chasing POOKIE, daddy, Downton Abbey, exhausted, Grease soundtrack, Haylie Bottomley, I can't believe, Improvisation, Internet, jet lag, London, Mum, Neil Burgess, NYC, NYC wedding, Ollie Francis, Paloma Woo, plane, Pregnancy, Pregnant, Project 365, scary feelings, Sha Na Na, Stuart Burgess, talking to TV, Tony Whitmore, Tony Whitmore photography, TV, two months, UK time zone, Walking, wedding photography, whale, Whatsapp, Zoe, Zoe Anastassiou
Day 252: September 16th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!!
Cardio was = Walking
Dance of the Day was = “Sha Na Na” from Grease Soundtrack
Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Chasing POOKIE”
Anything to Note =
Stuart arrived this morning 🙂
It was so nice to see him after almost two months….which is crazy!! I can’t believe it has been so long since I have seen him! It’s funny as I was a little scared about seeing him as I am a whale!!! But also as it means we are getting close to the end with less than a week to go until the official due date, but really it can happen anytime!
But it was so lovely to see him as I had missed him so much regardless of my scary feelings under it all too.
I still don’t believe it’s real, that he is here. I also haven’t had any time to just be me and him yet as today we had the Burgess family over too (sadly I could not arrange for all members to be present for Stuart but managed to get two siblings, their families and his mum), so that was wonderful, and Tony, Stuart’s wonderful friend who I love, and who took our beautiful NYC wedding photos (if anyone needs a fantastic photographer let me know as Tony is your guy!!! Seriously!!)
Thank you to Tony, Alice, Ollie, Neil, Haylie, and their little ones Charlie, Lily, Grace for trekking to London to come see us!
It was so nice to have everyone all together for when Stuart arrived – even though, poor thing, Stuart must have been exhausted as he did not sleep on the plane (both he and I can’t sleep on planes) so he had to stay awake for a super long day. I just allowed him to go to bed now haha! I told him he had to make it to at least 9pm so that he falls into the UK time zone and beats the jet lag.
So I guess we will “see” each other and be with each other tomorrow as today was a whirlwind!
But it’s good to have the little schmonkie’s daddy around!!!! Ahhhhh…so weird to say!!
It’s funny as Paloma, my friend in NYC made a comment on Whatsapp messenger while we were chatting that every sentence she says seems to start with “I can’t believe….” and it’s so true as I feel exactly the same! I can’t believe anything!! And I always want to start with that beginning to every sentence!
Well, there’s no other way to say it but – I can’t believe Stuart is here!
Side note: am here typing the blog upstairs near the Internet while hopefully Stuart is sleeping downstairs, but what’s funny is that my parents are watching Downton Abbey behind me in the kitchen while I type and my mum is hilarious!! She is literally talking to the TV! To the characters haha! Commenting along with things like “No, don’t tell her!” and making grunts and emotional noises! I wish I had captured that on video…may have to try at some point!
Posted: September 12, 2012 Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: 365, 365 Challenge, Acting, Anastassiou, antenatal, Audition, auto pilot, Baby, baby heartbeat, Bad Day, belly business, big bang, Blood Pressure, Campus, Character, clinic, contractions, daddy, Doctor, giving birth, giving birth scale, GP, imminent birth, Improvisation, little monkey, Mum, pains, Pregnancy, Pregnant, pressure, preview, Project 365, robotic, Sainsbury's, schmonkie, Shopping, speechless, tea, urine sample, Vampire Weekend, Walking, Zoe, Zoe Anastassiou
Day 248: September 12th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!!!
Cardio was = Walking
Dance of the Day was = “Campus” by Vampire Weekend
Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Sainsbury’s Shop For Tea”
Anything to Note =
I had another doctor appointment this morning – am supposed to schedule a visit to the local clinic and see an antenatal GP once every week now until the big bang happens!
So, off I went this morning. With my list of things to ask – or rather my mum’s list of things to ask!!
I especially wanted to know whether there had been any update in the “out of five scale” to how far the head was down as that is an indication of how close apparently you are to giving birth. I have been getting a lot of pressure and pains – which are probably contractions or the little monkey pushing down – and so was curious to what she would say.
Sadly though this check-up was with another doctor I had not seen before, as they alternate, and this one today was unfriendly and on auto-pilot!
It was an in-and-out and “Next!” scenario!
Sit down, check my urine sample, check my blood pressure, lie on the bed (without even bothering to put any sheet down!), belly out, measure baby, press for head down, listen to heartbeat, belly in and DONE!
No hello. No goodbye.
Just business. Belly business!
I mean, all of the checks she did came back fine but there was no place for questions or answers or any sort of environment to do so anyway…certainly not like with the other nicer woman!
She may have been having a bad day this doctor, or rushed for something, or who knows…but it left my mum speechless and she is NEVER speechless! She didn’t want to ask anything! I think she was thrown off by her robotic appointment to say anything! And it whisked straight past her!
So now I don’t have any clue if the head has moved down further than last week, which was a 5 of 5 then, so who knows if birth is imminent or not! I assume she would have said something if so, but I guess we will see if it is!
Anyway, my next appointment is made for next Wednesday and thankfully it’s with the other doctor who I have seen twice already and who is lovely…so until then I guess…unless the little schmonkie decides he wants to make a preview appearance! It sometimes feels like he will!
How about you wait until your daddy (that is sooooooooooo strange to say!!!!!) arrives on Sunday…at least, little one!!! Deal?