Saturday, April 24, 2010

Oh blog. Having a not-so-great week. So not much to say that I'd like to put out there if you know what I mean? BUT did make Anzac biccies for work yesterday, I just wish I had a photo of my 1940's inspired outfit and new Clarins vintage red lippie. Pity had no time to pin curl hair. Maybe for tomorrow instead? Chooks are settling in okay. Only one named so far - 'Spitfire' Pretty self explanatory haha. Their day pen is almost finished - photos soon.

P.s. Lovin all the blogs I'm following - like a godsend!
So thankyou girls

New boyfriend jeans + mambo tshirt. Old thrifted scarf + "sylvia" necklace

Sunday, April 18, 2010

My friends, how desperately do we need to be loved and to love - Chief Dan George

It has been a long week.

I have watched my closest Aunty, my dad's sister, lose her man, the love of her life. I have devoted myself to her this week, as I could do nothing else, and still it doesn't ease her pain. Her partner was killed on his motorbike, on a social ride on Sunday morning, with a close group of friends they call 'the church' because of their sunday morning ritual. He was 52. The funeral was friday, and I am exhausted.

Andrew also bought chickens yesterday, so now we have 3 more animals running around. Crazy weekend trying to finish off their house and monitor dog-chicken relations and try to get them settled in. Photos soon :-)

We went to the Brisbane Roller Derby on saturday night, my first one ever, they're trying for a revival of it over here, even though the teams have been competing underground for awhile I think they're trying to bring it back to the mainstream. Photos of that when I get them off Sarah :-)

And.... I handed in my 3000 word breastfeeding assignment, so I'm feeling somewhat relieved.. still I am so so behind, another big one due this week. I'm exhausted. Did I say that already???

Work, last Tuesday?? Getting cold - felt like first proper Autumn day. Newly thrifted vintage wool vest, thrifted white belt, skirt & red stockings - I can't remember

Wednesday - funeral planning in morning and work in afternoon.
Thrifted red dress, Thrifted shoes $3, cat secondhand too haha

Andrew and I at the wake. This dress has seen 2 funerals and a wedding in the past 6 months - and nothing else I don't think

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

A night in the valley

Saturday night - drove some of the girls from work down to brisbane to see Andrew Morris play at the Powerhouse. Dinner at Tibetan Kitchen - I had my favourite-to-die-for Tofu Curry. It's made with sour cream, coconut milk, lime and coriander. New thrifted necklace - it was a bit expensive at $15 but it's lovely and kind of aztec designed.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Chicken for brains

When we get our chooks in the next month or so, once their house is finished, I'm going to get them from here

They're ex-battery cage chickens given a new life, free of cruelty and confinement. Here's some photos from their website.

1 month on at new home

The next 3 pics are the first day out of the battery farm

And here's the Cage-free campus campaign I coordinated at uni last semester, along with the fabulous help of Sally and my chicken friend Rhiannon and Lacey. We got over 300 signatures, and once I can get myself organised - will be taking our proposal to the head of catering operations to stop the use of cage eggs in all campus food outlets. To find out more

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Very sad day

Bob Dylan - I Shall Be Released

They say ev’ry man needs protection,

They say ev’ry man must fall.

Yet I swear I see my reflection

Some place so high above this wall.

I see my light come shining

From the west unto the east.

Any day now, any day now,

I shall be released.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Murals by Ellen

My very good friend Ellen (who I'm going to see Andrew Morris with tonight yay) is a beautiful beautiful lady, and she also paints amazing wall murals.. as well as other crafty things in her spare time from being a teacher. You can see some of her mural work here

Dogs laugh with their tails

Seen as though it's saturday, and my weekend will be spent working on assignments with these guys for company - I thought I would pay tribute to the 4 very special furry people in my life (plus the fish). So here's a random collection of pictures of Rusty & Bambi my dogs, Myf and Tiny (Snowcat) my kitties, and Blue Fish. A friend of mine has recently lost her life-long four legged friend, so I'd like to dedicate this to Jacko, and also to Hollie - who's going through her own little battle right now. xxxxxx