Friday, January 11, 2008

Hurry up 5pm!

It's insanely hot here with a really hot wind, akin to standing in front a hair dryer on it's hottest setting. Bush fires near Meredith which is a worry.

Have made some cursory rental property inspections. This involves standing in full sun for on average 30 minutes, waiting for the 'running late' real estate agent, with 30 or so other people , then being shepparded through some of the darkest and dingiest places I have ever seen. We may cross Carlton and North Melbourne off our list of possible suburbs to rent in.

Its the question of whether you go for location or the place....dififcult when you don't drive but we have our bikes. West Brunswick might be a good option.

At least I have plenty of sunburn to show when I get to London! Vile stuff.

Today's my last day at work for a month (!) and I've handed over all my cases except one, cleaned my office, and I just need to do the auto reply for my email.

Going out for thai for lunch. Had yummy indian pizza last night, after going to a comedy night at a bar with Chris and Gareth ( I went for the air con heeh)....

Itenary for trip:

14th - 17th Jan : I'll be in Singapore,
17th - 21st Jan : I'l be in Lincolnshire, so any of you up North, that night be a good time to meet up...
21st - 27th Jan : I'll be in London with (Chris has a gig at the Windmill on the 26th and a DJ set at ULU on the 27th, we'll be staying in Brixton...)
28th - 29th Jan : I'll be in Reading
30th - 31st Jan : I may be in Brighton, but I may be in London, not sure about that yet...
1st - 3rd Feb : I'll be in Bath
3rd - 5th Feb : I'll be in Venice / Treviso, Italy
6th - 8th Feb : I'll be in Rome, Italy
8th Feb - 14th : I'll be back in Lincolnshire for Chris' Dad's 60th, again, any northerners, or any southerners who fancy a trip north for a few days...

Monday, January 7, 2008

Woo for england!

Argh busy doing the 5 million things that must be done by friday night including work, visa stuff, packing, house stuff....


That said, I have been amusing myself in spare intervals with picking out clothing and shoes I would like to buy in the UK including:

Drool, drool! Poor Chris won't know what hit him!

Other things I can't wait for:

  • snow and cold weather!
  • op shops!
  • long romantic walks
  • drunken nights at english pubs!
  • curry
  • cornish pasties
  • real cider
  • Pimms!
  • Mulled Wine
  • Meeting Chris' family and friends

Thursday, January 3, 2008

How cute is this?

Bijou and Flossie enjoying the cool breeze after a really hot couple of days:

You should come to this

A night-time gathering of small-time crafsters with big ideas.
Celebrating all that is ecclectic, subversive, irreverent, kitchy, delightfully offensive, eco-genius & imaginative.

Come & enjoy a flogging from Melbourne's craftiest.

With beer & food.


Event Info
Melbourne Craft Mafia Night Market - mark #2
for crafty types who don't dig rose-scented doilies

Time and Place
Monday, January 7, 2008
5:00pm - 10:00pm
Section 8 Container Bar, Tattersalls lane
27 Tattersalls Lane

Happy 2008!

Well a new year has started....

I've been happily away from the internet for nearly 2 weeks which has been very good. I was feeling really, really burnt out before Christmas so it's great to have had a restive break.

The holidays kicked off with a Macaca Mulatta performance in the Myer basement. Rather bizarre and amusing:

I've included the second photo (not brilliant) to show off the Myer retro decor that makes it look as though they were playing in a 70's living room.

After wards I had lots of drinks and book $80 worth of books including Ian McEwan's new one which I quite enjoyed.

Christmas was fun in wodonga. We stayed at a motel which was good as it had a pool and it was rather hot

Here's some random pics:

Me and Mum and Norm on the way to Wodonga:

Chris and I at the pool:

Flowers and scenery

After a night in Wodonga Chris and I headed to Beechworth for a couple of nights. We stayed at Tanswell's Commercial Hotel, a really old gourmet pub which was situated next to a brewery, much to Chris' delight!

Highlights of Beechworth:
-lots of beautiful scenery
-yummy food (including awesome chips and plum pudding icecream
-managing to ride a bike up part of a hill even though it nearly killed me. I'm including the picture as proof!
-the lake! nothing like swimming in a big cold lake with the ducks
-getting away from it all and spending time with my beloved.

Pics from Beechworth:

Back at work today, fun fun fun-not. Tbey have demolished half our office and it is very noisy with the sound of vacuming and the like.

Onto crafty things:

I bought these recently:

Aunt Martha Transfers

(cut n pasted from amazon obviously for the pics)

(I attempted a skirt the other day, got ambitious and decided to make it a dress only to discover that I couldn't actually zip it up over my boobs. Poo.

And my sweetie gave me these:

I have the best partner! xxxCurrent Mood: awake