Thursday, 31 May 2007
Wednesday, 30 May 2007
If you have ever lived away miles away from those close to you, you can probably relate to that desperate sense of urgency to suddenly see and be with those you love.
This Air New Zealand advert has been showing in NZ for a while now but I still love it. I think they have captured that feeling beautifully.
It's good news day for me. I received a text message from my friend Amy in London to say she is coming home for Christmas. Hurrah!!
Amy J I can't wait to see you!!!
Tuesday, 29 May 2007
Monday, 28 May 2007
Friday, 25 May 2007
Thursday, 24 May 2007
Emma also writes the most gorgeous love fables. Ever.
Wednesday, 23 May 2007
Usually when I post a photo, it shows up in the draft as just that - a photo.
But now when I post a photo it is showing up as html code! What the?!
Also, there are no font options, colour options or alignment options.
Have I done something funny by accident? Please help!
UPDATE: It was me! I am officially an idiot. But thanks to Alyson and Robin all is sorted and I am a happy blogger again. Phew.
I know you shouldn't judge a book by it's cover but with so many gorgeous cover designs out at the moment I'm finding it hard not to.
These SASS (Students Across the Seven Seas) books caught my eye in the young adult section at Borders.
Ok, so I haven't been a young adult for a while now but these pretty pretty covers make me want to read these books and hop on a plane! So cute.
Today was a good mail day - my Get a Hobby! book arrived from Holly! Thanks again Holly I love it. Very cool!
Tuesday, 22 May 2007
These are some of my favourite karaoke hits. Please share yours!
And for a fantastic wedding dance rendition of Time of My Life click here. This makes me grin from ear to ear.
By the way - has anyone heard the new Damien Rice album?
Monday, 21 May 2007
There has been a lot of re-development happening lately in the city centre. I'm glad that these old signs and business names have been uncovered and left untouched.
They're like little treasures of yesteryear when everything was a little simpler. It reminds me of unwrapping a present and finding a nice little surprise inside.
I downloaded some fonts by Eduardo Recife here which I found via How About Orange.
Being the technophobe that I am, it took me a while to work out how to actually get them on my computer so I could use them but somehow I suceeded. Hurrah!
But I can't quite work out how to use the sky picture below as my blog header. When I try it comes out way too big. Any ideas?
By the way - does blogger look different to anyone else? I'm not sure where the font options have gone!
Friday, 18 May 2007
- turning my alarm off
- a little lie in
- catching up with a friend for Saturday shopping and lunch
- going to check out my friend's new house
- catching up on some reading
- and maybe, just maybe, a little sewing.
Thursday, 17 May 2007
Wednesday, 16 May 2007
Monday, 14 May 2007
Friday, 11 May 2007
Have a fabulous weekend x
Thursday, 10 May 2007
I just can't stop listening to this song. It is so hauntingly beautiful. Watch the video which is gorgeous too.
So then when I did a little exploring and discovered that in recent gigs Snow Patrol are pulling women out of the audience to duet with them I got goosebumps. If there is is any one dream career I could ever have, I would choose to be a singer. I can rock at Singstar (a few gin and tonics help) and sing loud in my car but Kate Bush (whom I adore by the way) I am not.
But I just love going to gigs where the band engages the audience and how more involved could you be than by being asked to join them on stage? Sigh!
'your words in my memory are like music to me'
Wednesday, 9 May 2007
Tuesday, 8 May 2007
So as promised, the following (in no particular order, I love them all) are my picks for top male and female duets:
1. Islands in the Stream - Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton (Debbie B next time you go to Dollywood I'm a comin' with ya!)
2. Set the Fire to the Third Bar - Snow Patrol feat. Martha Wainwright
3. Don't Give Up - Peter Gabriel & Kate Bush
4. Finality - Dimmer feat. Anika Moa
5. Southern Lights - SJD feat. Anika Moa
6. Don't - Gramsci feat. Anika Moa
7. Time of My Life - Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes
8. You Don't Bring Me Flowers - Neil Diamond & Barbra Streisand
9. El Presidente - Drugstore & Thom Yorke
10. I See You, You See Me - The Magic Numbers
11. Dice - Finlay Quaye feat. Beth Orton
12. When the Stars Go blue - The Corrs & Bono
13. Good Morning Baby - Bic Runga & Dan Wilson
14. Where the Wild Roses Grow - Nick Cave & Kylie Minogue
15. Land Locked Blues - Bright Eyes feat. Emmylou Harris
All, in my humble opinion - sweet sweet songs!
Let me know what your picks are!
Ooh, just watched a Patti Smith interview on the telly. I've only recently discovered Patti Smith. Can you believe it? The lady oozes rockstar cool.
Lastly for NZ readers, go check out The Haints of Dean Hall coming soon to a venue near you.
Monday, 7 May 2007
patterned pillars at the Arts Centre
one of many sculptures at the Arts Centre
The Huffer kids are helping out the Westpac Rescue Helicopter kids with these cool tees. Nice work all round.
Friday, 4 May 2007
So tonights treat is the April/May issue of Donna Hay Magazine. It had a free kitchen timer that magnetises to the fridge. I am a sucker for free things that come with magazines. And that's why I miss buying magazines in the UK. They come with free loot all the time and it's good loot too! Umbrellas, tee shirts, lip gloss, books etc. But my kitchen timer will do me pretty fine. Not sure how much use it will get though...
Find the recipe for the lovely teacup desserts here. Perfect for International No Diet Day on Sunday May 6 which I discovered thanks to Alyson. I think I shall have to partake in that!
Thursday, 3 May 2007
When I discovered I had Abigail as my swap partner and I saw her amazing illustrations I secretly hoped I might be the recipient of one. Bingo! And this one Abigail sent me is gorgeous. It's going to be framed and hung for all to admire.
Phew, it's been a busy day! And I have managed to cross two things off my 'to do this year' list (well partially anyway). Tonight I started a night course in bookbinding which was fun! Challenging after a long day at work though. Started to make a notebook. Pretty cool.
And I booked some flights for a trip to Melbourne in October with my sis Jo. It's Jetstar's birthday and the flights are as cheap as chips. Take a friend for $3. Yes please!
Oh the funniest thing about posting about the real me yesterday was that my friend Lee asked me what I meant by 'chucks' when I said I have a huge hole in my chucks. So I told her they were my shoes and she thought it was an old fashioned word for undies! Man it cracked me up!
But let me set the record straight - I do not have a huge hole in my undies! I don't even use the word undies. They're what boys wear. And anyway, as if I would say anything even if I did! (which I don't. By the way. Again.)