Thursday, May 21, 2009

I'm so web 2.0 right now

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Considering how quiet it gets around here I decided I should probably tell you where I am most of the time. Because it's not like I'm out there having a life or something, no no I'm still on the internets, just other parts of it.

My flickr
My twitter
My tumblr
My momentile

Stalk away my sweets!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Magic wands

magic wand

Every single time I walk past these in our front garden all I can think of is this picture, and it always makes me smile.

Psst.. is to thank for my sudden increase in photos, as it turns out deadlines are good for inspiration and creativity. I'm trying to take at least one photo every day, which sure is making me look at things differently. Read about Momentile here, if you want an invitation leave me a comment with your email and I'll send it over, it'd be nice to have more people to follow!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Oh, the Places You'll Go!


rainy morning

Obligatory feet photo

Someday soon I hope to be stepping over cherry blossoms and crazy Tokyo streets, until then I'll try not to spend so much time looking at my feet :)

Monday, May 4, 2009

A corner of my home

paper cranes

/japanese paper cranes from yesterday's craft market

/champagne glasses from my brother

/mum's very old plastic pink polka dot champagne glasses

/salt and pepper shakers from my granny

/an assortment of books, old and new

/teacups from the body shop (weird I know)

/and a beautiful tea tray that I want to use and display at the same time (I should have bought two)


/beautiful tin of chinese rose black tea

/a brownie model C also inherited from my granny

/a japanese vase with jasmine incense

/for the love of light

Sunday, May 3, 2009


I'm thinking I was maybe a little bit too excited for the beginning of winter and instead I should focus on autumn while we have it. The last few days have been chilly but sunny, which is the best find weather because you can wear jeans and a cardi while still enjoying clear, bright skies.

the art of shoe-tossing

Something that annoys me a little bit about Melbourne is that we rarely get to experience the full range of the seasons properly. Sure summer is hot and winter is cold, but autumn too often feels like winter and spring looks like summer (with more rain). I get super jealous of people who live in places where the leaves actually turn brown, yellow and red in autumn instead of remaining evergreen, so when I see evidence of something like this in Melbourne I really have to stop and admire it.

shades of autumn

I've tried to spend the maximum time possible outdoors this weekend as it's been my first weekend off work for a very very long time. Ikea is a bubble, it's a whole other world, especially when working in markethall where there aren't even windows. So yesterday after afternoon tea at the Windsor for my aunt's birthday I dragged my mum (on crutches) to Fed Square to check out the book market and sit on the steps listening to jazz music. We only got snippets of jazz because it was 4pm and they were just setting up for their 5 o'clock show, but it was still a really nice atmosphere there with everyone sitting around and chatting. I think Melbourne (and Australia in general) needs more communal public areas like the town squares they have all over Europe. That way we can actually feel like a group of people rather than just a crowd of strangers. That's just my opinion anyway.

the violin store