Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Brain dead

Hey everyone! I am safely back home and had a huge post with loads of pics mentally lined up. Then, yesterday I got a raging case of the flu. So, until I feel human again, here is a quick run through.

Perth is awesome, the shops close at 5pm on the dot (bleuch) but the free public transport system is great.
I saw (in no particular order):
- Lots of Perth river, some incredible ye olde architecture and the ever awesome London style alley right in the middle of the CBD,
- Museum, which I find overwhelmingly brilliant because there is a old style museum room complete with more taxidermied things than you shake the proverbial stick out. Also more old-style architecture with dinosaurs (witty captions/pics to come) and I also was there when a primary school group went through. Their squeals of delight (and for some, terror) when they saw the dinosaurs made things more fun.
- Kings Park, which is a beautiful spot, again, right near the CBD. A market was on, and to discover a plant with my last name on it was pretty cool.
- City Farm, an organic co-operative right beside a rail line was pretty fun. Also the odd person who talked to me on the free buses, where I learnt their opinions and pointed out local attractions was fun as fun can be.

Okay that's it for now, I'm going to bury my head in ice and hope this bastard flu goes away.


Sunday, September 21, 2008


Hi everyone!

Good news, since my last post (almost a month ago! GAH!) I have completed two assignments, which, by the end probably did a less than spectacular job on, but stuffit, over it!. I have also completed a few minor, rather secret projects, which, given how long it takes me to complete ANYTHING is a miracle in itself.

Also I've been on a sock yarn buying binge, which is really weird for someone who doesn't knit socks. However I'm convinced that the firestarter socks (Rav link) will be the ones that break me in. My theory being that I've started top down socks before and gotten bored/sick of teensy needles, toe up will stand a better chance because I can try on as I go, and also I happen to have aforementioned metric tonne of sock stash to choose from.

Onto some pretty pictures. Here is something I CAN show you.
Meet my teacosy. At present I am still tossing up names for this baby, either 'dready-ful tea cosy'. 'rainbow barf' or for the psychedelia that just won't quit 'duuuuuuude'. I'd also offer a prize for best name, but I ain't parting with my stash for nobody *eyes everyone suspiciously*
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Look what mum found when she was doing a major bout of spring cleaning!

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This is a tile I made in grade eight, On it is our previous cat, Coco (aka the most patient puss on the planet!,) music note, skirt and email. Nice to know that even in grade eight I was an email addict.

And finally, I'm off at sparrow fart to go to Perth tomorrow! I can't wait to spend a week on the other side of the continent, where I plan to meet the infamous Inoriz and her little girl, and check out the sights and sounds of the area. I simply cannot wait!

So, till at least next week, I bid thee adieu!

p.s. I'm planning to fly QANTAS on the way home, can you please send me non-burning food/safe travel vibes? I'd be ever so grateful! Might even be choccys in it for you ;)

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

The award for twit of the day goes to.....

Me. Because I thought my camera was broken and that the flash had died, so I drove 40mins (1 hour round trip) to find out that someone (not me) had accidentally turned off the flash setting. As in, the lady at the repair place took wee camera to the fixing-up blokes, who turned it on and solved the problem in <2 seconds.

Ouchy embarrassed me. On the plus side though, there is $55 I don't have to pay!