Tuesday, November 30, 2010


Universe, "Please can you communicate to me something that I could get for my dad for Christmas this year?"
"Actually while you are at it, could you also please let me know what to get J?"

Boys are so hard to shop for. What do you get for people who only want things that cost about $500 or more? For J I want to get him something to keep, something personal, not a cordless drill. Every year for my dad, my sister and I end up getting him these expensive socks he wears and apricot bits and stuff like that. not super thoughtful gifts.

This is my current conundrum which is occupying a significant amount of brain space. as aside from these couple of gifts I am pretty much done. I would like to be completely finished now so that I can think about other things.

For example, the fact that our building plans are in for approval. Or that public liability insurance is going to cost us $1500. Or that my friend who I have not seen since her wedding will be able to meet up with me hopefully later in December!

So since it is the final day of November, Happy December everyone. Hope all your Christmas shopping is very nearly done!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Ok so, I have a massive thing for ducks. How cute are they? I alway get super excited when I see little ducklings when I go for my morning jog. I want them to come live at my house, but I think our dam might be a little too small for them!
I also like baby swans and I am glad to see that our nearby native wetlands promotes so many babies.

In other completely unrelated news. The engineer has signed off on our plans so we are submitting our mountain of paperwork for building approvals today!!!

Soooo exciting. If you have ever built your own home you will know exactly what I am speaking of!

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Thursday, November 25, 2010


I have just completed 90% of my Christmas shopping in under an hour. This my friends is the beauty of Etsy.com. It is so fabulous and ordering from them is a breeze. Parcels usually come in good time and everything comes beautifully wrapped (usually). One of my favourite searches is always "bird".
Bird motifs are very popular at present and the most delightful gifts can be found here.
I also like to search for 'leather handbags'... But that is more for me!

Go and have a look right now, that is unless you are on a shopping ban. If you are then do not click the link!

Monday, November 22, 2010


"I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud,"

I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,

When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze
Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the milky way,
They stretched in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.

~William Wordsworth, 1804

Wedding Bells

Well, ok, so there weren't any bells as the wedding was not in a church. It was actually in a garden which was soooo lovely at this time of year.The theme was high tea, and though most people weren't drinking tea, the table setting looked amazing and there were brightly coloured flowers in tea pots on all the tables.

The food was fabulous finger food and the wine was free flowing. All the brides close friends and family attended and a great night was had by all.

The garden was decorated with paper lanterns and fairy lights. At night the place looked magical.
I really like attending weddings, they always feel so exciting and I love to dance around and drink lots of sparkling wine (which I don't ordinarily drink). Weddings are more fun because you get a sense of duty to have fun and everyone is feeling so loving.

I can't wait til March for the next one!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Chicken Party

I had such a great weekend, but now I am tired due to lack of sleep.

I had a hens party for one of my very best friends, and I had a lots of vested interest in this particular party as I am her Maid of Honour.

I have to say that we actually really pulled the day off fantastically! (is that a word?)

We had a wine tour during the day with several stops at amazing Tasmanian wineries including, Pipers Brook, Iron Pot Bay and Bay of Fires. We had an amazing lunch at Pipers Brook, and an amazing day and the rain held out for the whole of it.

Then in the evening we went out for dinner to a little tavern and had a delicious dinner and the staff were incredibly accommodating! followed by a jaunt out into the town where everyone danced like crazy people (or was that just myself??)

The picture above is my sister and myself being nuts and tossing our hair. (also my bra is showing, but it is possibly I was having too much fun to notice.)

Hens Parties are fun, I cant wait to have my own!!!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

A Harbour of Fun

Some pictures from my trip to Sydney for my friends hens night. I was just walking around all this day taking photos of everything I saw that looked even slightly interesting.

If I don't blog them, I will never remember why it was that I took them at all!

These Old looking stairs are in the most strange place. In the Harbour and among all these new looking white buildings. I don't even know where they lead.
Sydney Harbour Bridge... Just Cos.

This cool rock wall which just dropped straight down in this wharf area.

A super old stone building with a tall modern glass building behind it. And the submarine next to the ship at the Maritime museum.

Wow these are really boring photos! But, god Sydney was fun...

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Sleeping on a Cloud

Ever since I was a little girly, I have always had this massive obsession with flying. The bit I love most about flying in planes is looking at the world from above, and especially the part where you get to look at the world from above the clouds. I adore the moments in flight when you break through the clouds andstart to ascend above them. This is when you can see them look their most fluffy and delicious. and sometimesyou can see their flatt bottoms and the cotton candy tops at the same time. Its like magic.
I also really enjoy being a total eejit and taking photos from the plane window. I know I am such a tourist. But really, who can help themselves being a little impressed by the whole aerial view of a city. Who can not be amazed to see roads snaking off into the distance, through cities and farmland. Ok maybe lots of people.
As such I thought I would share my inner childish-ness with you in the form of some pictures from my latest trip. Some are flying over Sydney (or Melb?) and some are flying into Newcastle, but you will have to guess which are which.
I hope these photos make someone happy today. Even if it is because they are thinking to them selves, 'a 25 year old sat in a plane and took these photos like a 10 year old with a new camera.' You may laugh, but clouds are wonderful. Why do you think people want to sleep on them and not with the fishes?

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Oldies but Goodies

Don't you just love having a catch up with a friend over coffee, or a yummy dinner. Today I had the rare chance to do both.
This morning I caught up with a friend who I see reasonab
ly often for a coffee at my mum's house. I turned on the clunky, 10 year old coffee machine at my mum's house and we sat around and drank hot chocolate and chai latte's while her daughter ran around watering the grass outside. It was just a blissful morning in the sun chatting and drinking yummy drinks, for a portion of the price of going out for coffee at a cafe.

Then this evening I had pad thai at a small takeaway 5min between another friend's and my house. The food wasn't gourmet, but it is always so nice to indulge in small pleasures such as catching up for a quick meal.

I ended up having a really nice day and it felt productive because I had caught up with people who I don't necessarily get to see that often, and it didn't cost too much money.

I would recommend taking time out every now and then to catch up with those people who you don't get to see very often. It can be hard to make time in you busy scedule and I know I am guilty of neglecting people. But you, and they will feel all the better for taking the time to catch up in person. Well, thats the way I feel anyway.

Monday, November 8, 2010


I have a strange hobby which includes falling metres at a time and landing by having knotted myself in a bit of material. (sounds like something spy's do right? Or am I kidding my self?)

My Hobby is a circus act called tissu or silks or I am sure it has a million other circus-y names, but I don't know what any of those are...

On the weekend I got to try out my at home tissu's as we finally had some good weather and have found some old foam we can use as safety mats (read: not safe enough) Now I barely ever actually fall, but even worse than falling in this hobby, is getting burnt. Sunburn would be bad enough, but then you end up getting a massive rope burn.

I currently have a really nasty and ugly red raw patch of skin on my side, which is approximately 9cm wide by 3 cm high. and can I just say OUCH! If you have not suffered silk burns before (which I imagine is not as common as a bruised leg), let me tell you, that it is not friendly. Its my own stupid fault, I would normally have a long top tucked into my leggings under a 3/4 sleeve top which keep most of the burns away, but this particular day seeing as tissu was not the only thing on the agenda I neglected to put another top on. and of course did all the usual tricks anyway. This is what you get.

Let this be a warning to all the teens out there who wish to run away and join the circus. It might seem fun, but let me tell you, it hurts.

In other news, Back at work today and thinking about whether we can put biscuits in tins and sell them, or if this would be too much work due to packaging safety standards...

Saturday, November 6, 2010


Riding in mums car with my great grandmother in the passenger seat on a sunny day.


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Friday, November 5, 2010

Memories Just Arent Enough

Did you ever lost someone that you never thought you would lose?

I lost someone, who was so young when he died, that I had never even imagined living with out him, as it was pretty much inconceivable. But I am guessing it was even worse for his little sisters and his mum.

I cried today. For a full 20 minutes all by my little lonesome in the car. I don't exactly know what started me off, but then I was thinking, memories just aren't enough to keep someone fresh in your mind, to remember what you really thought of them and what they really looked like and how they spoke to you and to others. I remember that he was nice to everyone, I remember his little quirks, like how he used to be able to readily able to pull apart electronic gadgets, with the full intention of putting them back together, but somehow they never quite got put back together. I remember that he was never afraid to hug, and I remember his reliance on computers, and maybe thats enough, maybe all you need to keep them close to you forever is those happy memories that had always seemed to make up such a large part of their personality at the time. But then you realise that they are never coming back, thats when you know that memories just aren't enough you feel like you need to give them a hug one more time, you need to send them a text and tell them something important, or maybe you just need them to know you love them.

It's probably one of the hardest things to go through, to lose someone and to wish that you could have them back, but to know that you can't. So I dedicate this post to all the people out there who miss someone severely and forever. I empathise with you, but I can't sympathise with you. Sorry.