Friday, December 31, 2010

Tuesday just gone

On our walk through the Abbotsford Convent, and the Yarra Glen on Tuesday.
I'm not sure why but the video below never fails to make me laugh and shed a tear. It could be the emotional music, or the fact i'm a sook but its great and i love it.
Happy New Year!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Since my camera has gone AWOL I resorted to iphone. Cute cat though. Its the ginger one. He didn't respond to the name i gave him (Sylvia).
Anyway good news about the camera, it is safe and sound and i should be able to retrieve it tomorrow. I left it in the flexicar we borrowed on christmas day.
Breakfast time! xxx

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Merry Christmas!
I have lost my camera. I'm pretty sure i know where i left it so i'm really hoping i can get it back. Fingers crossed!

Sunday, December 19, 2010


This is for Joe. Just incase he needed any ideas for birthday presents.


Friday, December 17, 2010

Always use protection...

My pretty new macbook doesn't have a case, therefore it has never left the house yet. And it won't leave the house till I purchase one of these beautiful protective covers from etsy (click on the pictures to go to them). I believe it will be this one:

But the following are also quite pretty...

The above prints are available at Paper Jam Press

"If you don't know where you are going, you will end up somewhere else." - Yogi Berra

So its coming to the end of the year, and with all the changes that it is bringing I feel it is time for us to do some goal setting exercises. I know they can be cheesy, and daunting but its pretty important to do it.
I think my main goals will be:
  • To start and finish at least 1 term of french. I will not let myself be scared off when it gets hard and when I get scared of failing.
  • To adhere to my savings plan
  • To keep going with my 'new healthy lifestyle'.
I'm pretty sure that's it.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


I didn't take this picture. Click on the delciousness above for its owner.

A restaurant in Melbourne that we love is 'Moroccan Soup Bar' in Fitzroy. If you haven't been you really should go.
They have a delicious dish called 'Fattet al hummus' which is essentially a chickpea bake. So good. I've found a recipe online and i'm going to recreate it on Saturday night for yummy dinner because Hollie is coming over and she loves it too.
Anyway, an interesting thing i noticed in the recipe there was an explanation that the reason for having cumin in it is because it acts as an anti-bloating agent for all the chickpeas. I find that sort of thing amazing and i wonder how many other foods does it happen in? I know in Japanese food there is alot of that concious paring of ingredients and i would like to find out more about it.
So there is another thing for me to add to my weekend things to do.
A research project on: 'Ingredients that are friends with benefits.'
(I thought for a second i could say 'symbiotic relationship' and sound smart but i would be completely wrong. Wikipedia tells me that means they live off each other... not quite right in my instance)

Sounds like it could be tasty.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

pretty kitty...

Trying to decide whether or not I should by this t-shirt from threadless or not.
Pro's: its freakin awesome and the dollar is pretty good right now
Cons: i'm a bit poor... thats a lame excuse.
I'll think about it... meanwhile here's another picture:

Monday, December 13, 2010

Ok so I wasn't exactly Christmas spirit yesterday, but when I got home I had packages! My lovely Mum and beautiful Katherine had sent me Christmas love which cheered me up a bit.

and then nature left me this wonderful gift this morning... Its a bit blurry because it was freaking me out but in looking at the picture i realised he has big beautiful wings... still not wanting to go see them close up in person. Three eyes! ugh... still gives me the heeby jeebies just thinking about it.
Off to work now.

Christmas is coming...

I'm feeling remarkably un-christmasy this year. In 2 weeks it will all be over with anyway. I spent the weekend in Brisbane but didn't take any pictures. Well, i took some on my toy camera with the black and white film in it but i may have ruined them all when trying to remember how to wind the film off. I'll have another go tonight.
I've been looking at kitschy christmas pictures on flickr. Its quite fun.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The light was amazing tonight so i tried to take some pictures of the new dress but Joe was at yoga so i struggled with my self timer and tripod... Plus it was raining so the first picture was actually through the window. I kinda like it though.

Our fantastic new scales that we don't use because we have lovely electric ones

Monday, December 6, 2010


Beautiful photo found on flickr. Click on it to see more.

Good Morning.
I haven't blogged in forever. The longer i left it the harder it got. So instead of continuing what i was doing i'm going to start fresh.
I'm going to have alot of time to myself over the next year. Joe is working every weekend. I have to come up with fun and interesting things to do that aren't shopping... Will be tricky.

♥ I'm going to learn french. There is a brilliant french school near our house which is apparantly one of the best in Melbourne. They do all sorts of different classes but i'm going to do it term by term, and non travelling french. Proper everything
♥ I would like to blog more
♥ Maybe do a photography course
♥ Read
♥ Go for walks and take pictures

So hopefully i will start blogging more.

Oh and if you want photos from Tasmania - Go to my Flickr here