17 November, 2015

More desert please….

17 November, 2015

More desert please….

This time last week….. I was sitting in a pitch black tent - literally sweating out of places I didn't even know you could sweat from... I was covered in black flies…the little morons even flew through the holes in my flynet, landing on my eyelids, my lips and up my nose… I was feeling slightly ill from consuming way too many snacks - pizza shapes, grainwaves, peanut m&ms…pretty sure I consumed every single primary…

05 July, 2015

Getting inked.

05 July, 2015

Getting inked.

inked. tramp stamp. flash. tat-wizard. colour bomb. yes, I'm talking about tattoos. I have been contemplating getting one for years. I know exactly what I want and where I want it. I just need to do it. I don't know what is holding me back. Actually that is a lie. I do know what is holding me back… the permanence (yes, I know you can get laser removal...but still...). Memorialising. Expressing. Artistic Embellishment. Tradition. There are…

07 February, 2015

when the lights go out….

07 February, 2015

when the lights go out….

They don't call it nightfall for nothing. Last night, I was stumbling for the light switch. My left foot got entangled in a ball of yarn and I went flying. I hit my upper leg against my dressing table. Hard. Now I have a large bruise. Not cool. If there had been light….I am sure I would not have face planted into the floor. My foot somehow got entangled with the base of my loom.…

04 December, 2014

‘Me’ time.

04 December, 2014

‘Me’ time.

I am a big ambassador of 'me time'. Don't get me wrong,  I do love spending time with family and friends, meeting new people, 'getting to know' people (especially those of the male-variety)…it is just that ...I require a certain quota of 'me time' to function, to recalibrate, to re-energise. Weaving, reading, baking, running, dancing (usually in my room) are 'me time' activities in which I regularly engage. However, one of the most satisfying ways to spend…

07 November, 2014

Staying in shape.

07 November, 2014

Staying in shape.

I’m not talking about the aussie 'lunchbox' savoury snacks - although I am definitely still a fan of a good Arnott’s ‘shape session’ (ie. eating an entire box of BBQ or Pizza Shapes -  I’ve never been a fan of  Chicken Crimpy). I am talking about actual shapes. Triangles. Polygons. Oblongs. Annulus (Yes, this is a ‘thing’ – it is the name for the ‘ring shape’ formed in the space between two concentric circles). Every…

09 October, 2014

Riding Solo

09 October, 2014

Riding Solo

I have always loved amusement parks. Especially the rides. Growing up, I was blessed to have been able to visit Disneyland, Wonderland, Movie World and Wet n Wild. I used to force my sisters come along with me, until one of them was.... sick. This time, exactly a year ago, I went to a Charity event at Luna Park. It had been years since I had last been on a ride. Within 10 minutes of stepping…

12 September, 2014

Book Club.

12 September, 2014

Book Club.

After 6 years and many failed attempts. It has FINALLY happened. I am officially a member of a (great) book club. Honestly, I have been in search of a good book club for years. They are not that easy to come by. I even attempted to start one of my own...it didn't even last 15 minutes. There was this one time I got really mad/fustrated/close to tears (yes, my inner nerd came out) as I dutifully…

19 August, 2014

CAR-ma

19 August, 2014

CAR-ma

Yes, I drive a yellow car (ok, it is more a mustard tone) - see my blog post about my car here. In summary I haven't had the best CAR-ma over the years… * Within 10 minutes of learning how to drive (on my L's) I hit a light pole right near a playground….crowds gathered. *  I left my handbrake down and my car rolled down the street and hit my neighbours car at 11pm…

10 August, 2014

Exhibitionist.

10 August, 2014

Exhibitionist.

Since I can remember my sisters and I were regularly visited (and dragged) to art galleries and museums. I guess it is just part of having a mum who is a (crazy) artist. From a very young age, my sisters and I were taught how to behave appropriately in galleries- we had to talk quietly (something I really struggled with - admittedly, I still find it hard to whisper....), tread softly and stay close to our…

03 August, 2014

Finding my way.

03 August, 2014

Finding my way.

Earlier this week, I spent 20 minutes driving around Surry Hills trying to find the restaurant I was meeting some of my friends. Up one way streets. Down one way streets. The wrong way... down one way streets. Earlier this week, I spent 30 minutes walking around Westfield Shopping mall trying to find the right exit. Up escalators. Down lifts. Accidentally bumping into people as I frantically scanned for exit signs. And for the past…

17 July, 2014

Stop. Look. And Listen.

17 July, 2014

Stop. Look. And Listen.

I would love if I could be a full time pedestrian. Never use any other mode of transport. If I could just...walk. Everywhere. I am not the best driver (I failed my driving test 3 times - enough 
said). I find the bus really awkward (I seem to always be yelling
 'backdoor please'). I am not a confident cyclist (I split my head open 
riding a bike down the stairs when I was 4). I don't…

08 July, 2014

Epic Fail.

08 July, 2014

Epic Fail.

The time I left my hand brake on and car 'drove itself' down the street hitting my neighbours car. Fail. The time I somehow 'misplaced' my shoes in NYC airport and had to buy, then wear compression socks. Fail. The time I got pulled over my the police for dpoing' caroke' (it was 9am on a Monday morning and they thought I was drink) - this may have been earlier this year…. Fail. And…the time…