Tuesday, November 23, 2010

'Postcrossing' Stash-Building.

I've just done a teensy-weensy bit of shopping, to build my 'Postcrossing' postcard stash. SO excited. Check 'em out.

Seriously, who doesn't heart the Book Depository
Cheap prices and free international postage. Woo Hoo! 

I never, ever buy my books anywhere else. 
Quite simply, the Book Depository is awesome. 


Currently Listening to: 'Rubber Soul' The Beatles
Currently Reading: 'The Hobbit' JRR Tolkien.

Grouchy Erin.

I know, it's pretty hard to imagine me without a smile on my face.

Ha ha ha ha ha to those who know me, or have ever cohabited with me.  Yesterday I was in a filthy mood, we're talking extreme filth. I was cranky, head-achey and to top it all off my sunburn was dreadful. I'm sure it was the sunburn that caused the vile mood. However, sunburn is no excuse for irrational yelling.

Sorry Ritchie, I love you. One thousand apologies for blasting you. 

Love you long time.

I'm currently lusting over the beautiful resin bangles made by 'Dinosaur Designs'. One day Gadget, one day.


Currently Listening to: My fingers typing.
Currently Reading: 'The Hobbit' JRR Tolkien.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Red Lantern Night Markets and a family gathering.

On Saturday night I went to the 'Red Lantern' Night Markets in Newcastle.  For the second time, I only spent money at the 'Oscar and Matilda' stall.  I bought a pair of earrings for an Aunt and a pair for myself.

I could have spent some money at the 'Amorelita Designs' stall, however I felt it would have been a little bit indulgent given that we're currently trying to save, save, save for Christmas. 

Check these beautiful pieces out - they are so exquisite, one day soon I'll spend up a storm. 
I know they are going to look beautiful in my kitchen.

Additionally, as I am a novice blogger, I totally forgot to take my camera (primarily because I can't get into the habit of taking it everywhere). So I don't have photos of the actual markets, shame shame. 

On Sunday, Ritchie and I attended his Pop's 80th Birthday party. It was nice to see Pop enjoying himself. He is a lovely old man and well and truly deserving of a delightful day. Ritchie and I both got sunburn. Ritchie has a burnt face and I have burnt shoulders. I HATE sunburn! Last night I was lathering on the 'Aloe Vera' gel hoping it would take away the heat emanating from my poor skin.  I ended up going to bed with an ice-pack on my back and shoulders and reading, which leads me to my next point. 

I FINALLY finished 'Midnight's Children' by Salman Rushdie, it was an epic read. Whilst it was interesting and enjoyable, I definitely preferred 'Shalimar the Clown'. I guess it comes down to personal preference. It is however worth a read. 

So I'm unsure as to what I'm going to read next, It'll probably be 'The Hobbit' by J.R.R Tolkien. 

Prior to going to bed last night, Ritchie, my brother and I watched Ricky Gervais' 'Science'. It is his newest hour and twenty minutes of stand-up. I laughed my arse off. He is brutal, but hilarious.

Being BIG Dawkins fans we also enjoyed this video.
BE WARNED!: It's not for those offended by swearing.

'Hate E-mails with Richard Dawkins.'

Ok, I have to go shower and get ready for school.

Take it Easy.


Currently Listening to: My fingers typing.
Currently Reading: Unsure what to read next.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Putting out the call.

Hey Hey, 

I'd really like some pen-pals. People who I can write to 'Snail Mail' style on a regular basis. 

If anyone who sees this is interested please, pretty please, contact me. 

Because I hate posting without a picture, here's one. 

It's an artwork, whose name evades me, by the incredibly talented late Norman Lindsay.


Currently Listening to: 'Odelay' Beck
Currently Reading: 'Midnight's Children' Salman Rushdie

Monday, November 15, 2010

Spotlight's 99cents/metre sale.

I know, I could barely believe it either. 

Yesterday my lovely cousin Rhea and I went and spent-up at 'Spotlight's' 99c/metre sale on flannelette and polar fleece.

I bought twelve metres of flannelette. Despite the fact that we arrived pretty late on the Sunday of the two day sale, they still had some lovely material available. So this summer, (Yes it will probably take me all summer to sew four sets of P. J.s) I'll be sewing Ritchie and I, new winter jimmie jams. I took some photos of my new flannel stash. I love the robots, bicycles and the circus scene. 

In HILARIOUS news, lovely Rhea bought 63 metres of flannel and polar fleece. I couldn't stop laughing as the checkout operator measured, scanned and bagged. Rhea had two GIANT bags full, that should have been labeled 'two person lift', as they were genuinely heavy. I guess you've got to cease the opportunity to acquire 63 metres of fabric for 63 dollars. She is such a riot. 

I took a photo of her stash in the boot of my car, which I'll attempt to upload in the near future. 
In contrast, I guess I was quite restrained. 

In other boring news, our washing machine has resigned. It's not working properly anymore, so Ritchie and I have been researching washing machines, not the most exciting of tasks. I told Ritchie he could choose, I don't really care so long as it's decent, a front-loader and doesn't have an electronic control panel (A PITA to have repaired if it malfunctions).

I just want one with the knobs that you twist,  what can I say? I'm a simple girl. 

I think he has decided to go with a pretty basic 'LG' model. You'll have to excuse my lack of enthusiasm. I'm not exactly thrilled to the eye-teeth at the prospect of spending money on a washing machine.

Anyway, I have to go and get ready for school. 

Currently listening to: The whirring of the study fan.
Currently reading: 'Midnight's Children' Salman Rushdie (It's been an epic read).

Friday, November 12, 2010

So I got an iPhone

I finally got one. I have to say that I'm really happy with it. 

I've taken a few photos with it, which I thought I'd share.

I've recently become really interested in 'Mail Art'. I stumbled across this amazing blog. I'm in love.


Currently listening to: The whirring of the study fan
Currently reading: 'Midnight's Children' - Salman Rushdie (I've nearly finished it).

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Wow oh Wow! and 30 Things.

Bloggy Hell! I haven't posted in a million years 
(Yes I LOVE Hyperbole!) 
I have excuses, quite a few actually. 

We had Ritchie's citizenship ceremony, which was lovely. The planned Afternoon Tea went off without a hitch, except for the fact that I forgot to take any photos of all the beautiful food. Thankfully Ritchie's Mum managed to snap a photo. Please excuse the wonky candle in the 'George Jensen' Cadelabra in the  background.

Additionally Ritchie and I live in my Nan's old house, and due to our level of poverty are still using a fair bit of her furniture.

In addition to the citizenship ceremony on the 3/11/10, I was meant to take my car in for a service. I plum forgot. 
Sorry Adamstown Car Doctors - I will phone and apologise on Monday.

I've also had a metric tonne of University work to complete, which is all done and dusted as of yesterday. I have one exam to go for the year. I've also enrolled in a required History course, which I've put off doing about ten times (it's really weird, because I actually LOVE History). 
I'll be doing this course over the summer University break. 

So those are my excuses, pretty lame, but there you have it. I've decided to do a bit of a '30 Things' post, you'll get the general gist of it once I've started.

30 Things 
I'm looking forward to reading/seeing/achieving/being/learning/etc.
 (These aren't in any order)

Reading 'Hitch 22' by Christopher Hitchens
Travelling to and through Africa
Travelling to Japan
Seeing my parents leave on their trip through Europe, the UK and to NYC.(I am so excited for them.)
Having my hair cut and coloured by a hair-dresser
Learning Calligraphy
Learning to draw
Experimenting with the water-colours I purchased
Making beautiful quilts for mine and Ritchie's bed
Buying pieces of furniture I have been long-lusting-over.

Finishing UNI! WOO HOO!
Working in Western NSW
Buying some exquisite Indigenous Australian Art
Improving the quality of the photographs that I take
Learning the secrets of interior design and styling
Cooking BIG meals for my BRILLIANT immediate family
My wonderful little brother meeting someone just as wonderful (no pressure though Samuel)
Ritchie and I buying a beautiful home
Buying a new car, one devoid of rust would be awesome
Being able to buy a new pair of glasses

Receiving postcards and emails from my beautiful parents on their travels
Seeing my little Molly start school
Hoping Meggie takes her spot in the O.C class @ Jewells P.S
Seeing Lucas start High-School
Getting a Teaching 'pay-slip'
Having my own BRILLIANT classroom
Meeting the students who will make up my first ever very own class
Not having to worry about eftpos 'approving' at the checkout
Travelling through Europe with my bestie Ritchie
Getting older and angrier at the world with Ritchie

There you have it 30 things.
Over and Out.


Currently listening to: 'Places Like This' Architecture in Helsinki.
Currently Reading: 'Midnight's Children' Salman Rushdie.