Saturday, 26 January 2008

Picture Perfect

Thank you for allowing me to rant.
I feel much better now.
I cheered myself up with these pretties.

And the juiciest, ripest cheeries I could find. Mmm.

And some new shoes. I love the peep toes and suede trim.

It's the last weekend of the World Buskers Festival. Here are some I caught last week.

Top L-R: The Topp Twins (NZ), The Sintes Brothers (NZ), The Great Dave (UK). Such skinny legs he had!

Bottom L-R: Chipolatas (UK) and Bendy Em (UK). Honestly I have never seen anyone this bendy. Surely it must be illegal! Tee hee!

I am going to try and catch some more buskers this weekend before I go see these rockers. I know. It's going to be FUNTASTIC!

Today is the lovely Alyson's Golden Birthday. Which I guess is tomorrow in the States.

Yes Ali, I guess I must be that far away! So happy happy day Alyson. Looking forward to hearing how you celebrated.

{image from moonjuice}

And to you all, have a sweet weekend x

Thursday, 24 January 2008

The grumps.

It's been a bad day. The worst.
I want to cry. Let's face it, sometimes it does make you feel better. Must be those toxins being released. But the tears won't come. Which is unusual for me.
So I need to vent. It's a glass half empty day. Bear with me.

Random things that wind me up...
1. Cyclists who don't wear cycle helmets. Or those that wear them but don't do them up. That's just stupid.
2. When people call sleeves arms. I work in fashion. I get this a lot. Sleeves are on a garment. Arms are on a body. End of story.
3. Drivers who don't use their indicators.
4. When I choose to sit outside when eating out, hoping to enjoy the warm weather, but instead am surrounded by smokers. Eww.
5. I miss my Alice.

On the upside, tomorrow has to be a better day right? I mean, surely. It is Friday after all. Hurrah.

Tuesday, 22 January 2008

The rap tribute

A cool tribute to a great man - Sir Ed Hillary.

Monday, 21 January 2008


Just popped in to say that if you haven't already, you better be quick to sign up to Kelly's Travel Swap.
And if I can't go travelling right this minute, then at least I can get inspired by putting a fun little parcel together.
Check out the details here. But be sure to sign up by Jan 21. Eek, I gotta go email Kelly.
More news from my weekend soon...

Friday, 18 January 2008

Oh Me, Oh My, Oh Laura

Sometimes I hate it when a song I really like gets used in an advert. I just find it annoying that I song I love or means a lot to me, just means a little bit of advertising to someone else. An opportunity to go make a cuppa.
But then again, sometimes it's good. Like in the case of the Saab advert for this lovely song. Because without Saab I wouldn't have heard of Swedish band Oh Laura. And it's a miracle really because I usually mute the adverts!

Happy happy Friday to you! I hope you have an ace weekend x

Thursday, 17 January 2008

A little bit smitten...

So here's the thing. I might be just a little bit smitten with a certain Mr Anderson Cooper.
Somehow over the holidays I discovered the 360 podcast on iTunes and have been excitedly downloading the new session each day. Of course I had heard of Anderson before, watched him on Oprah etc, but I don't have cable TV so did not have the pleasure of watching him each day. Until now. There is a whole lot of politics which is not really my thing but Anderson sure does make up for it.
And yes, I have heard that he might bat for the other team, but who cares? He's dishy and intelligent. I dig that. (Just so you know, I also have a thing for Nate Berkus. Yes, there is a theme here!).

P.S tomorrow is the Big Day Out in Auckland. Which means that the Arcade Fire will be playing. But I will be at work. In Christchurch. In the South Island. And they will be in the North Island. So you get it right? I don't get to see them! Oh boo hoo.

Tuesday, 15 January 2008

The Wombats

The Wombats - Let's Dance to Joy Division
I cannot get this song out of my head.
Can you listen to it without tapping your feet?
Nah, me neither.

The Golden Ticket

I'm not calling them New Years Resolutions.
From now on, the list is going to be called The Golden Ticket (thanks to my workmate EL). I was never much of a resolution grl. But I'm very attracted to the Golden Ticket idea. It must be the Willy Wonka fan in me.
So here it is. My list. There is no doubt a lot still to add, but it will do for now. Albeit 2 weeks late. I know I said I was going to be a better blogger and I haven't got off to a good start for 2008 have I? It seems I am not a good blogger in the summer. It has been scorching hot here. So it's been barbecues and swimming all round. Oh, and work.
So from me to you, two weeks late, Happy New Year my friend.