Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Find a Penny, Pick it up, All Day Long You'll have Good Luck


Is it still fortuitous when said penny falls from your own pocket?

Please excuse this picture as lovingly stolen from Flickr and then graffitied by me, as I have only had coffee and a piece of lemon slice today and the sugar and caffeine are playing havoc with my brain. This is a Botta's Pocket Gopher - I was hoping the picture would organically infer that one should keep such a creature in one's pocket and therefore not lose their change as I did today, but it doesn't appear to have worked well at all. It looks like he's just won the Rat Olympics.

Citius, Altius, Fortius.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Never go it alone in a pine forest

Another reason why I hate pine trees...
Day of Reckoning Tee on sale at Threadless for only $5. Watch your backs people. They are everywhere, especially at this time of year.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Dear Father Christmas

Not being greedy - just want one thing this year.
I'll have this little gem in Kensington thanks. No need to wrap it, just tie the keys with a big red bow and I'll be happy.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Feed my Addiction

Last year was the first in ages that I didn't buy a new bikini (instead I got myself a couple of pairs of new boardies). This year, I am looking at my pale and pudgy post winter self and thinking that maybe I am over my bathers addiction...

But no.

The clever duo behind Kitten have come up with a new swimwear label; Hotel Bondi Swim. You probably wouldn't guess it from the label name, but their collections are inspired by Bondi and the ideas for the prints come from all the different vibes the place throws out - from the parrots behind the Bondi Pavillion to those dreamy boardriders.

And I am in luurrve.

Lets start with the pic that greated me when opening up their webpage
My usual shopping day outfit.
I grew up with boxers, so I think I should get this Tshirt for free

The best dresses always have pockets.
They think my eyebrows are cool,

but most importantly, they do a mean bikini.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

I still call Australia Home

I just saw the Baz Luhrmann movie Australia and I was completely suckered in. The whole movie was one glorious cliche after another and it pushed every emotional button it could. And I LOVED every moment of it.
Brandon Walters was just beautiful. I really hope he lands another great film after this as he was a natural. He had me laughing and crying - I was a bloody emotional wreck because of him.

Nicole Kidman's wardrobe was heaven sent. It was all designed by Catherine Martin, who has used the Lady Sarah Ashley character as inspiration for a new, exclusive (and super expensive) line for RM Williams. Its all rather flamboyant and romantic and cos I'm still in the lovesick throes of the movie, I'm rather taken by it all.

This last dress costs $7,900. I didn't think you could buy anything in Oz for that much, but apart from that, I think its lovely.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

French Kiss

How gorgeous is this frock? Its made in France and it wants to live in my wardrobe (although I should tell it now - my wardrobe is time share; it will probably get about a month in there a year, the rest of the time it will have to live in its real home, the floor).

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Tuesday Tunesday - Escape

The most exciting thing happened to me!!!!!!!! (I do not like exclamation marks, so that has got to be a good indication of how exciting it is!)

I got given an ipod touch!!

It has changed my life! I am a different person! I am way cooler for a start!

I loaded it up and culled songs that appeared across albums more than once, except for this one! I think it may be on there 3 times!

I love love love this song! (see how I did the 3 times thing there again!)

One afternoon in the unibar, my friends and I planned how we would make our own film clip, but several rounds of Pina Coladas later plans stalled, which sucks cos it would have been rad!!!

I think this version is very much on my wavelength!

Friday, November 28, 2008

Humphrey Fingers

Not typing too well today. I have Humphrey fingers.
Did a great spello though when entering a TV Schedule;
Movie Manatee
Heh heh

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Shopping list - Purple fedora, fur coat, diamond cane...

Here I am with my brothers Rowan to the left and Brad to the right.
I am a bit sad tonight as Rowan is leaving for Canada tomorrow morning. He has had a quarter life crisis and is taking the year off and going to work at Panorama Mountain resort to be a ski bunny. I am very jealous (although he is missing Summer), but I'm hoping to catch up with him next year in Vegas for my birthday. We've just gone out to tea to say goodbye and got the waitress to take a photo so he could have one of our cheesy mugs.

The little presents on the table are early Christmas presents I got for my bros. They were bottle opener rings and I think they are just the coolest things ever. I got each one engraved with "Moose Knuckle" which is a completely tasteless term of affection between us.

I think this is the perfect opportunity to pimp him out (hence the shopping list) as he will be in a different country when he reads this.

He is single, only slightly annoying these days and has the same warped sense of humour that I do, so if anyone is thinking of hitting the slopes up in British Columbia, look him up eh.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Weakness - thy name is Kermit

This is the yummiest, scrummiest cake ever!
The South Australian Heritage Icon - the Balfours frog cake.

pic from here

Just like science class, I will now perform an amphibian dissection

I just drooled on my keyboard!

Personally, I think the green ones are the best and would never say no to the pink ones, but I'm not such a fan of the chocolate ones.

pic from here

At uni, I would be struck down with the biggest cravings and we would have to do frog cake runs - which is not the easiest thing to do as I'm pretty sure they are only made once a week and not all delis stock them, so it was sometimes a hit and miss affair.

These gorgeous paintings by Dianne Gall would solve my craving problem forever, in fact I think I would be on a permanent sugar high. If they were still available for sale, I would so be breaking into my piggy bank right now.

that's my kind of breakfast

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Sweet Treats

Continuing with the cake theme...
I was at my folks' house the other day and came across this picture of a cake I made for my mum for mother's day when I was about 13.

those tim tams went in my belly!

I was so darn proud of it at the time, but now a look at it and think it would be perfect for the blog my brother recommended I peruse...
It is now a firm favourite.
Here is a sample of some of the delights you will find over there

I see balloons, what do you see?

Mmmm, tasty severed head cake

Speaks for itself really

What the bride asked to be made, what the professional cake maker produced

Trust in technology

An extremely Curious George

Sunday, November 16, 2008


Darling Emma, who loves the puggies, would never ever put something like this on her ever so tasteful blog White and Wander. But she doesn't fool me, I know she'll love it.

Pic from B&T mag - an ad for www.electricart.com.au a digital retouching and 3D creative company
If only....
PS. I wonder if they are Choc Chip

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Moses Supposes His Toeses Are Roses

My favourite chore is doing the laundry (only the washing bit though - not hanging it out, I would contribute greatly to the hole in the ozone layer if I had a dryer). I can only use one detergent and one fabric softener though as I'm a bit allergic to the rest. My mum changed it once when I was living at home and I came out in a rash, but they didn't link the change in washing powder with the little red spots and they thought I had scabies. Scabies! I was mortified!

I don't shrink stuff and colours rarely run, but I often forget to check pockets. I now have numerous tops that have holes in them from when there have been screws and nails hidden in a pair of work trousers.

So, I keep my eye out for cute badges and brooches to cover them. At the moment, I like rosettes.