Friday, December 23, 2011

Christmas in Melbourne

And here we are almost at Christmas and I'm officially on leave.

On Thursday I meet up with a friend who is back in town for the holidays. We had dinner and hung out in the city which was filled with people and signs of Christmas. Including the lightshow on the side of St Pauls cathedral.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Saturday Salutations

Goodmorning I am enjoying a lazy Saturday morning at home. We got up and walked the puppies before having a rather decadent breakfast. Now I am sitting on the end of the verandah and patting Darwin. It is quite chilly considering it is meant to be summer. Hopefully it will warm up next week as Darwin is off to be shaved due to the fact he has managed to develop tinned if matts that I can't get out. Kind of to be expected given that he swims everyday and curls in dust holes.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Weather and rainbows

Edit: so didn't actually hit post yesterday!!!!! So a day late but posted.

I'm just waiting to meet a friend for brunch. It's pretty official that I'm in love with my iPhone. That I can be waiting and posting is so amazing. It is so far out of what I could have imagined as a kid.

Anyways what I wanted to post about was the rainbow that I snapped waiting for a tram yesterday. It was a stiffling day yesterday. Up until I went into the gym. When I came out the world has completely changed it was dark and wet and not cold but crisp. Later when I went to meet friends for dinner the Sun made a reappearance and brought with it this rainbow.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Where I have been.......

Hitting the books to finish off semester. Until this morning I was torn between wanting to be on holidays and not wanting uni to be over. This morning though I definitely hit my limit and just wanted it to be over. And it is.... almost. Just one more read through and then I will hit submit.

And then holidays. Wooooooo.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Bah Humbug

As I can't figure out what determines the order of photos I shall be dictated by their order this week.

I have been really getting into my kobo lately. It has not done what I hoped and gotten me to read the free classics but I love that it is light and seems almost never ending in capacity. Not awesome is when the battery dies at a crucial moment or today when it combined with a dying laptop cable to drain my battery and so render my laptop useless.

Darwin says hi! He spent a few hours inside yesterday while we had dramatic thunder storms. He wasn't afraid of the storm because he was so much more interested in snuffling and sniffing for tissues and any tasty morsel we may have left.

This week I managed to make it to the gym three times. And here is my bag waiting patiently in the locker for my return. Three times is always the aim but this semester not so successful.

And now season 3 of Merlin is beginning. So I will leave you for another week.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

This post is brought to you from my iphone

So I just got to thinking that I downloaded the blogger app and hadn't even looked at it. Really.

And that maybe if I did I would have an easier way of posting photos than our dial up speed Internet.

But now I have the photos but no idea where they are going to turn up in the post.

So photo the first is a square I made today for a friends quilt - all her friends are making a square and then it will be put together in all it's crazy color madness and image mismatching. (I'm also so disappointed by the edges on blocks before they are finished but then I'm really not that neat at cutting out stuff so I don't know why I complain when there is an obvious solution!)

Photo the second is my new shoes I picked up for the bargain price of $11. Go chain store with crazy prices.

Photo the third is a cool scrabble ring my friend made for me.

And the final photo is of my teapot bookend which I got for my birthday way back in March but I love. It is holding up last semesters studious books.

Right so shall we experiment with what order the photos come out in when I post.

Edit: hmmm can you guess the orders those photos should have been in? I shall have to experiment with next weeks post as Mums awesome pork and fennel sausage rolls are calling. And I heard the ice-cream maker going this afternoon so I have hopes for dessert.

Friday, October 7, 2011

I'm back....

.....well I haven't really been anywhere just distracted by the usual uni stuff. Which is actually a lot more distracting when deadlines are not as close and suddenly I am way more excited to post when the deadline actually looms. Yep I'm card carrying proctastinator.

This week I bring you photos from my iphone again
I found this in a pot plant under some wormwood today. It was a definite sign that, despite the temperature and the rain, we have changed seasons and are moving into summer (fingers crossed for a nice mild summer again this year). I spent sometime sitting on the end of the verandah with Darwin and Mopsy watching the birds flittering about. My favourite are the blue wrens who show no fear in landing in the dogs yard and then flit away flashing bright blue.

And of course there was time to snap a new photo of the monster with his newly ungunked eyes (trust me to have a dog that gets hayfever).
Check out this terrifying monster. Apparently a yawn in dog world has gigantic proportions. For a second I thought he might have been auditioning for Terra Nova (which is as family as you'd expect but it has dinosaurs so I can see myself watching it anyways).
And lastly. A few weeks ago we went to a friends BBQ party and one of the people there was a temporary tatto artist. This is my ink. I am still in two minds about the entire permanent tattoo business but the temporary tattoos are very fun.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Sunday Sunshine

I should be writing my essay on the ideology of Augustus's marriage and childbearing laws but instead I am here reading blogs (and writing one) and writing complaint emails. I am really not very good at those as I kind of end up saying look this was bad, but don't get upset it is really not as bad as it sounds. Oh and of course I am drinking tea and eating cake. I am bit concerned about the size of my waistline after this weekend as I haven't had a single ounce of self control (and I have no idea why self-control is measured in ounces it just is).

Apart from complaint emails and cake eating I bring you some iphone photos from this week -

This is a photo wall hanging/ art thingy that I am working on for a friend of mine. I stay at her house a fair bit and she has a cat, a pretty amazing cat which gets into absolutely everything. As I am a bit snap happy with the iphone I have ended up with a tonne of photos of which I have printed out (some) and punched holes in the corners (so much harder than it should have been) so I can string them all together and magnet them onto her fridge. I also had a couple of pens I brought when I was in Japan last year especially for writing on photos, and have written some captions on. I'll try and get a photo of it hanging up at her place this week.

This is a detail from a building along Collins St that I noticed and thought was pretty.

And of course Darwin with his cheeky toothy grin. Taken this morning in the sun and after I had cleaned out his yard which contained an array of bones, pieces of foam, fabric, the handle off a bucket and a piece of chewed plastic pipe. Given that I cleared his yard a few weeks ago I'm not sure where he manages to get all these treasures but they are safely in the bin now. The oddly shaped shadow is me and Mum's dog Mopsy who insists on being in close contact whenever possible.

Now I think it is time to get back to the essay. I have already carefully mapped out my week of work, uni, homework, excercise and social activities and now just need to get into gear to get everything on the list done so as to not be a mess by the end of next week. Onward I go.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

In Apology for my absence I bring you photos

Well as you can tell I spend a lot more time reading blogs than I do writing my own but I still have dreams of being this organised being who posts regularly and has lots of awesomeness to show for may never happen but I can keep hoping right!

In apology for my long absence I bring you pictures from my new(ish) iphone. My new(ish) red gumboots just before Darwin and I went for a walk this morning. (Of course Darwin was on his pink lead so that we colour clashed).

Darwin himself. Helping me with my uni readings. Not at all trying to convince me to give him treats and let him sleep inside. His belief in his right to sleep inside and my belief that he should sleep outside is a nightly discussion involving Darwin lying down as flat as possible on his mat (making him an impossible dead weight to lift) and me coaxing him to get up and ending up offering him a treat. Poor Darwin falls for the treat everytime and then is lead out to his yard - where he settles down to sleep rather quickly.

The fire has been burning away at our house all day long. Trying to hold back the chill. Only marginally successful. Despite a few days of warmth the other week, winter is still definitely here.

Now I must post this and feed Darwin. He has been giving long and loud yawns to remind me that he is outside and patiently waiting for his dinner and then to be let inside to sleep while we watch tv followed by the completion of the evening with a discssuon about where he will be sleeping.