28 February, 2014

Happy 50th Ma.

28 February, 2014

Happy 50th Ma.

50 years old. BUT only 12 birthday's.... 1 in 1461 chance.... Yes, my mum is born on the 29th of February - a leap year baby. As a result she (forces) us to celebrate her birthday for 7 days (not even joking - it is like an Indian wedding each year) I am aware that I talk about my mum waaayyy too much..but it is secretly because I find her really 'cool'. I love her…

21 February, 2014

Leaving Indesign.

21 February, 2014

Leaving Indesign.

This is my last week working at Indesign. I feel so blessed to have had the opportunity to work with such inspiring, creative and talented people.   It has been a pleasure going to work every day.   From a personal perspective, the last couple of years have been emotionally turbulent, however working at Indesign has been a constant. Honestly, at times it was the thing that kept me 'going'. Whilst other parts of my…

14 February, 2014

to the weft, to the weft…

14 February, 2014

to the weft, to the weft…

I am officially obsessed. I am officially addicted. I find myself thinking about it....all the time. In the shower. In the pool. In the elevator. Weaving. It has woven itself (tightly) into my life (I guess there could be a lot worse things to be addicted to). It is meditative. It is immersive. It has an element of 'boho-ethnic-chic'. It is my 'thang'. The perfect hybrid of colour, texture and pattern. I find the act…

10 February, 2014

Found in his pocket.

10 February, 2014

Found in his pocket.

I do not know how I find myself in such strange and bizarre situations. I cooked dinner for my sisters last Thursday night and they left at 10pm. At 10:30pm I received a call from Waverley Police Station. Telephone script: Police Officer: I am calling from Waverley Police Station, can you please confirm you are Nikita Sheth? Me:  Yes, that is me. What has happened? Is everything ok? (I start shaking, stomach churns and I feel like…

02 February, 2014

Getting dumped.

02 February, 2014

Getting dumped.

Waves of nausea. Waves of anxiety. Waves of sheer panic. ………Waves crashing over my entire body. Today was a momentous day. I completed my very first ocean swim. My friend, Clauds ‘signed me up’ a week ago. No time for training. No time for pre-race preparation. However, there was time for carb-loading (….like I need an excuse…). There was also time to purchase a long-sleeve rash vest…and yes, I wore it. I can not afford…

26 January, 2014

Ring my bell.

26 January, 2014

Ring my bell.

The plan was to meet my friend at her house and then walk up King street together to grab a coffee. Her house is located in cute lane way in Newtown (opposite the kitchen of Dominos Pizza). Her house does not technically have a front door (the front segment is commercially-leased out and is currently a beauty salon). Her house does have a high back gate (comes complete with tangled barbed wired). I scanned her…

18 January, 2014

In-flight entertainment.

18 January, 2014

In-flight entertainment.

I love travelling. But, I dislike flying. In addition to my  intense susceptibility to cabin fever, I always seem to attract awkward moments or situations when held captive in an airplane cabin. One time, I honestly couldn’t wake the man sitting next to me (I had tried everything from a gentle shake to a scream in the ear). I was BUSTING  to go to the bathroom….so I had no choice but to  jump over him...…

01 January, 2014

#Rewind2013

01 January, 2014

#Rewind2013

2013...what a year! For me, it was defined by a massive amount of discovery. Self Discovery. Discovery of new places. New people. New interests. Throughout the year, I was continually pushed outside my comfort zone. Without getting too cheesy (ewww- the thought of cheese actually makes me feel slightly nauseous...had way too much cheese and wine last night!), here is a list of 27 things I discovered in 2013... I discovered.... 1. The deliciousness of kale chips…

28 December, 2013

Tandoori Turkey.

28 December, 2013

Tandoori Turkey.

Without fail, each Christmas...a plump tandoori turkey is placed on our table. 100% fusion. 100% delicious. We take tandoori chicken to the next level. We also sprinkle garam masala into our fruit cake. And make hot chilli prawns instead of the traditional cold pre-cooked ones. We slightly 'indianify' everything. We can't help ourselves. This year was no different. The tandoori turkey was one of the best yet. Marinated and cooked to perfection (Great Team work…

21 December, 2013

My Highland Fling.

21 December, 2013

My Highland Fling.

I was a prefect. I never got a detention. I played sport. I debated. I was in mock-trial. I actually loved.... school. And yes...I was not a loner, I did have plenty of friends. I guess you could call me a nerd. A teachers pet. I just loved the rules. The routine. The familiar safe environment. One of my greatest memories of school was being in the choir for 13 years. Yes…for 13 years I…

14 December, 2013

50 shades of brown.

14 December, 2013

50 shades of brown.

Summer has officially arrived. The sun is out with vengeance. Every year at this time I face a massive dilemma… "to sun, or not so sun..." I lather on the SPF 50+ (which makes me go a weird purple tinge). I wrap my entire body in a towel when I lie on the beach (resembling a human 'beach burrito'). I go through tubes and tubes of 'Fair & Lovely' cream (google it...yes, it is a cream…

08 December, 2013

Mama Africa.

08 December, 2013

Mama Africa.

I have made some new friends. They are the guys  that live next door to my work building. They are African Drummers. They have dread-locks. They import & export drums. Let's just say ....they got da riddim' Last week, they invited me to attend one of  their 'African dance classes'. It took a bit of convincing, but I decided to go. I rocked up in my colourful 'African-inspired' pants and big hoop earrings. Only to…