Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Monday, November 26, 2007

What a weekend!

Friday night Chris and I went to the Opera at the Myer Music Bowl which was just lovely...

Saturday I worked all day for the AEC at a polling booth from 7.30am-10.30pm. I am still really tired and very pleased with the result though I feel it hasn't really sink in, as i was counting 'below the line' senate votes for hours whilst everyone else celebrated...

Sunday Chris had organised a surprise trip to the Grampians to celebrate the anniversary of the first time we met. Have I mentioned that I have the most wonderful fiancee in the world?


We started off by driving to a beautiful lake. Then onto Hall's Gap for lunch. They were infested by circadas and it was so loud that people were actually wearing ear plugs to go outside! We walked down a waterfall (quite a challenge for me getting back up, but Chris was very kind) and went to various lookouts. A lovely day!

Friday, November 23, 2007

RIP Willow

A dear Companion Rabbit friend has lost her dear bun Willow. He was so very loved by us all...

RIP little man...

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Today's colour is blue....

















I love ebay :-)


I've been collecting stuff for when Chris and I move in together...

My latest purchase:


Luckily Chris understands my love of all things retro...

This week is going kind of slow but I'm feeling ok despite a rather crushing disappointment this week. An interstate shop owner saw my cassette wallets in a shop whilst vising melbourne. She contacted me and asked that I sent her 10 on consignment. So I laboriously made 10 and posted them interstate. She wrote to me this week and said she wasn't happy with them and felt they were too small to be useful for coins. So she is sending them back. I'm quite disappointed of course, but I'm working on a new design I've been kicking around in my head for a few weeks. I have a couple of stalls coming up where I can sell the 'rejects' or even just stick them on etsy for a while. I'm trying to turn it into a positive as I actually feel really mortified about the whole thing.

Busy weekend coming up. Friday night I'm going to opera at the Myer Music Bowl with Chris. We were originally going to the zoo with my student volunteers during the day, but not enough have signed up and I have to stay back at work for a major bullying case I've been working on any way. Work is very noisy as they are demolishing the back half of the building and building us temporary walls. its rather freaky and an obstacle course every time I need to go to the toilet....

After the music we are meeting up with a mate of Chris' from London who knows half of melbourne, so should be fun.

Saturday I am working all day for the AEC on a polling booth for the election!

So here's another plug for our colouring in book:


www.polkadotrabbit.com/election.php

New stockists are Metropolis bookstore at Curtin House and Friends of the Earth in Collingwood or you can buy one from the site.

Sunday I am either going to a picnic (and making trifle) or Chris and I are going to Great Ocean Road, as we met at Ding Dong a year ago on sunday when Chris was performing :-)

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Softies for Mirabel





I just posted my Softies for Mirabel to Meet Me at Mikes. I hope the children like them :-)






The Mirabel Foundation supports children who are affected by parental substance abuse. You can find them at www.mirabelfoundation.com

busy buzzing bees bouncing....

It's raining! So lovely to see the rain after the last few hot days. Haven't been up to all that much. Cleaned my bedroom and crafting area and in doing so seem to have lost a Meredith ticket. So I'll be going through all the recycling tonight-joy...

Some pics for the day which I am enjoying...




Monday, November 19, 2007

hot, hot, heat

Geez its hot. Though I am very pleased I managed to borrow a fan for my office today.

The weekend was good fun. Went to a friend's gallery exhibition

http://www.myspace.com/stjamesgallery

It was really hot and I felt really ill so had to go home after. I woke up on the kitchen floor which was rather disconcerting. The side effects of going onto Zoloft are really similar to those detoxing off it. I've discovered the hard way after trying for a few weeks that I am really really struggling with withdrawal symptoms, particular mood swings and bouts of aggression. So, I've gone back on them and will taper off gradually with the help of a naturopath this time.

Saturday Chris and i went to CERES to get our bikes fixed. It should be a bit easier with the gears working properly now. Went home and had yummy fruit salad and turkish bread and cheese and watched The Office christmas special.

Later on I went to the Espy to see Macaca Mulatta....

Sunday Chris and I went to the NGV to see The Modern British Exhibition which I really enjoyed
http://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/modernbritain/

And afterwards, we had our engagement party at Dante's. Lots of fun. Pics to follow....

Do you like chupa chups?







Please vote for my partner's band Macaca Mulatta

They're in the top 15 of the Chupa Chups band competition...

: www.myspace.com/chupachupsstickout

They will hopefully win lots of lollies, or world wide fame or something...

If they will lollies I will have a oompa loompa party to hand them out like Willy Wonka,,,,

Friday, November 16, 2007