Tuesday, August 24, 2010


I think we all know someone who would sport a leopard skin Snuggie.  For most of my friends, it's ah.. probably me. 

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Ok, so how is the weekend going?  We headed back to the hills to vote (hadn't updated our address yet, whoops) and it was a joyful thing as there was literally NO queue at the Scout Hall we voted at, although I hear the primary school was over run and the rotary were having a freak out as everyone was buying the school's fundraising sausages, and no one showing any interest in their hot jam donuts.  Hearing that information made the crave hot jam donuts for the rest of the day.

Other uninteresting, but true facts:

1. roast vegies with meredith feta for dinner tonight, which is hands down my favourite meal in the world

2. the vegies I roast are: potato, sweet potato (my fave), parsnip, carrot, pumpkin, mushroom, zucchini and asparagus

3. I am typing this to procrastinate from doing some overdue GL work.

But look!  Inspirational doggy!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Vote 1 Queen

I think I have mentioned before that Queen Clothing is my absolute favourite clothing label - the clothes are beautifully made, quirky, lovely to wear AND they are made in Melbourne.  They also have two fairly spectacular studio sales that are well worth a visit and one is THIS weekend.  I will see you there, but hands off the obis - they are my favourite.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Very busy. Very important. Can't stop.

It's very important to get your under 2s skilled-up to perform the most tiresome jobs in the house.  Get cracking Ruby Rock, or no dinner.  Well, no after dinner leftover cheesecake.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Saturday afternoons

I am lolling about on the bed this afternoon.  After the whole cranky post of the other day, I got a like this winter coldy relapse with the stupendous additional features of:

1. a coldsore.  ON MY FOREHEAD, which made me look (and feel) like I had leprosy.  There was no covering this bad boy.
2. this weird allergy thing in BOTH eyes, they are super itchy and very bloodshot.  I have a prescription which has done nothing but cost $36 and made me a little poorer.
3. antibiotics which are a little blah-making, but I seem to be finally shaking this winter-long disease, so BRING IT ON.

So basically, I look like a flesh-decaying zombie or an oddly chubby crack addict, and if you don't find the idea of me so freaking hot right now, there is something seriously wrong with you.  There is.  You.  Not me.

It's ok, I have the companionship of my faithful hound on the floor beside me, who as you can see, is stupendously thrilled to make a triumphant and overdue REAPPEARANCE in the blog named in his honour.  His.  Not the human-puppy, ok?  HIS.

So I made this lemon cake the yesterday (note: it is delicious and is so a cake and not a bread, but I used the juice of two whole lemons rather than 2 tbs, which is ridiculously tight on the lemon juice)  the batter tasted odd and I wasn't sure how it would work out, but it is delicious and perfect with a nice cup of tea in bed on a Saturday afternoon.  Very light and fluffy.  If you have a massive and never ending box of lemons sitting on your bench mocking you, I would suggest you make it too.  We went into the city this morning and wandered about and bought some books, which is also a very nice way to spend a Saturday.

Anyway, I wanted to say thanks for the crank-shaking advice.  I have taken most if not all of it on board - eating comfort food (I am lucky, for me this is roast vegies), going to bed early and trying to do nice things with very nice people.  I am also trying to clear out some old metaphorical crap and baggage that I have been holding on to - which I will put in the bin next to a ridiculous and annoying letter I received last week.  I think it is all working  That and the fact that it's DrMr's turn to vacuum and mop and it's my job to sit on the bed and drink tea and eat cake and look at things online that I will bake.  Dinner is already in the slow cooker and smells delicious.

I hope you are happy wherever you are and whatever you are doing!

Saturday, August 07, 2010

Winner of Nevertheless GIveaway!

random.org says congratulations to GREENAPPLEDESIGN as the winner of our giveaway - drop me a line to let me know your address and what piece I can send you!  YAY! :-D

Friday, August 06, 2010

Tiddy Bear

Only the toddler in the car seat is grabbing it with a "WTF" face.

Thursday, August 05, 2010

ppppfffffffpfpfpfpfpfpffffffff (sound of balloon deflating)

Can I tell you something, I am not sure if you have noticed or not, but me... I have totally lost my mojo.  Somewhere in packing and moving, debating between changing jobs and staying, Georgie Love changes, a teething and cranky child (who has picked up a myriad of obnoxious habits from daycare) I turned into a surly cow.  I am cranky.  And short tempered.  With everyone.  And I don't like being that, particularly with the ones I love the most. 

I am not sure what I need to do.  Drink more coffee?  Drink less coffee?  Go for more walks?  Get some time out?  Sleep more?  Sleep less?  Eat more cheesecake?  I am trying all but nothing is working.

For my birthday yesterday, Ruby gave me a 4 hour sleep.  So I cooked and pottered about and did a few things that I like to do without a 22 month-old clinging to me.  It was bliss!  Maybe I need more of that?  Time on my own (I am an introvert, it's definitely required), rather than birthdays (nice, but expensive for DrMr to maintain). 

Any advice welcome.  Gladly.

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

You did, you know.

I absolutely ADORE these, I am literally sitting here debating between getting this as a brooch (RAD) or a pendant (EQUALLY RAD) for myself.  They are NEW from Georgie Love's newest friend NEVERTHELESS.  To celebrate such wonderful rad-ness on the site, we are having a giveaway!  Pick your favourite piece from Nevertheless (if you can, obviously I have played with these in person and they are just STUNNING), let me know in a blog comment and you could win it!  You have till early Saturday morning (7 August).