Sunday, August 22, 2010

Today I spent the afternoon at the harbour with an old friend from uni and remembered how stunning it is on a beautiful day like today.

I sometimes forget that I live in Sydney until I come down here. Sure there are the dodgy didgeridoo buskers, the wierdo circus acts and millions of tourists but the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House are so impressive, I love it.


The last few weeks

Monday, August 9, 2010

I have been a bit slack the last few weeks with blogging. Not sure if its because I have been so tired and lethargic or that I've just been a bit uninspired by things. Either way, I thought I would do a catch up post and update the crazy goings on for the last few weeks.

Firstly, there was The Strokes...and what an amazing gig that was! I remember back in 2001 when "Last Nite" came out, an old friend and I were on our way to the dodgiest but most fun geography field-trip in Norfolk on the bus singing and dancing away to the wonder that is The Strokes. And nearly 10 years later I managed to secure tickets to see them in Sydney. SO AMAZING!!!

Following The Strokes was Mumford and Sons at the Enmore Theatre. This was quite a low key affair in comparison to The Strokes but equally as amazing. They played a fantastic set combining a selection of the current album which I saw at Laneways in January, with a sneaky peak at their new stuff. Which, although is in a similar vein and format to their current album is definitely up their on the same level.

 We then headed down the coast with some friends for some R&R, we stayed at our flatties parents house on the South Coast NSW which was perfect.  
We spent most of the weekend drinking good wine, playing Articulate, taking the dogs for a walk along the beach and eating amazing food (yummy roast pork). Was so nice to get out of the city for a weekend. 

And finally, we discovered the best vintage/flea market in Sydney on Sunday. The lovely Rozelle markets which are held every weekend at the School. So many treasures, but unfortunately a lack on money meant I couldn't purchase anything :(


A work in progress...

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Although my time for crafty-ness has been reduced slightly, as has my enthusiasm to sit down and do it. I have been progressing slowly and steadily with the Ruby Hexagon Blanket, which I featured in an earlier Crafty Wish List post. 
I have managed to complete 9 hexagons, in various colours, but thankfully my tension is good and they are all the same size, so I thought I would post a progress report on the blanket so you can watch it's formation as time goes on, and believe me, time WILL go on. I think this may take me a few winters to complete.


Insect Collections

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Photo from here

I have a thing for Insect Collections.

It's the section I am most excited about when I go to the Natural History Museum in London (or the equivalent wherever I may be in the world).
Firstly, because of the diversity of species within this class of Animalia, and their illusive nature, I will never actually understand the enormity of the number of species that exist in the world. Looking at these collections allows me a little insight into the different shapes, sizes, colours and purposes of these bugs, it just amazes me.
Secondly, how cool would it have been to travel the world, like Charles Darwin, back in the 19th Century, when we knew very little about the world around us, discovering these species, looking at them in wonder and trying to understand more about them, definitely the job for me.


1,000 Paper Cranes

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

How amazing is this dress!

Its made from 1,000 hand-made origami paper cranes, using old Metro newspapers, something which is usually discarded on the tubes all over London.
Such an original idea by designer Yuliya Kyrpo, and nice to see that more people are using recycled materials within their designs.

If you want to see the real thing, it is on display at the Science museum in London.

Found here


I heart Macarons

Thursday, July 15, 2010

I heart Macarons.

I had my first one the other day from the Lindt shop on the city, and it was amazing. I had a salted caramel one, followed by a milk chocolate one. The filling just melted away in your mouth after the crunch of the outer shell...mmmm


The Photodiarist - my new favourite photography blog!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Found this great blog today, The Photodiarist, she takes photos of everyday things and people that capture her imagination. I love the results, she takes the time to open her eyes when she is walking around doing her everyday tasks, something I often forget to do, or forget my camera for. 
All her photos are in black and white, but she also has a second blog called The Photodiarist In Colour, for the photos where black and white just won't do...and you can see why, the colours are amazing. These two pictures have to be my favourites (well, two of the many favourites).



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