Thursday, September 30, 2010


How the cats think the holidays should be spent.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Well, little lady, let me elucidate here.

The friend I was with asked if I'd started doing graffiti when she saw this.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Masala Chai

The chai at Birdman Eating is intense, but pretty.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Under Milkwood

Did I mention the ricotta hotcakes? With banana, coconut, vanilla bean syrup and honey yoghurt? Also, of all the chai I've tried in cafes, theirs is my favourite.

Under Milk Wood.

Lifting the blues

I am almost as scattered today as I was on the first weekend of the holidays, but not quite as exhausted and I am not coughing up nearly as much, erm, stuff.

I re-thought my approach to the holidays this time. Usually I feel like the holidays are my opportunity to do all the stuff I don't get time to do during term. I have all these Ideas about Things that I should be doing. This time my daily goals were a little more within my grasp.

#1 get out of bed at some stage
#2 drink tea
#3 read a book
#4 be open to the idea of going back to bed if I need to

This does mean that I have spent most of the week either in bed or sprawled on the couch. But then the trip to get a pedicure left me needing a nap, so I am more or less at peace with the laziness. Plus, even though I set the bar so ridiculously low, I still felt a sense of achievement when I got to the end of the day and had done those four things.

Today I found this post on 62cherry. For 12 days her goals were:
#1 One espresso
#2 Walk at least one way to/from school
#3 Call a friend to see how they are doing
#4 No chocolate, cakes or biscuits
#5 Get out of bed and start the day at 6am
#6 Schedule time to do some hand sewing
#7 Write my morning pages
#8 Write a blog post here & on mixtape
#9 Work on Issue 13
#10 Leave comments on blogs i like
#11 Only eat home cooked meals
#12 Have porridge & yoghurt each morning

I have 7 days left of the holidays. So, in the next 7 days I will aspire to:
#1 Read a book
#2 Drink at least four pots of tea a day (only two caffeinated)
#3 Practice the guitar
#4 Walk to Milkwood for a[nother] baugette
#5 Dry my hair in the sun
#6 Try a new recipe
#7 Scale back the original plan of going through all the cupboards and dividing everything into keep/ give away/ throw away (and actually doing those last two). Change it to 'throw away at least one thing from each cupboard'.

Stanley Park seawall

Saturday, September 25, 2010


Oh the baguettes, oh the ricotta hotcakes, oh the ham and mushrooms on toast, oh the spending half my holidays eating there, oh the baguettes!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


A friend convinced me to have a pedicure. It was the most ticklish thing I have ever done, but my feet feel awesome and I have blue toe nails.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

More noses

I love that someone has done this.

Monday, September 20, 2010


This was such a fun pattern to make. In a burst of cleverness I called it carnivore because it is all in black... actually, now I think about it, that doesn't make any sense.

I love the yarn, too. I may or may not have purchased another skein on ravelry.

I have made myself one in the pesky skein of sundara that didn't want to be any of the things I tried making it into. It is a much more sensible colour for something called herbivore. Or squashed frog. I keep forgetting to take photos, though.

Thursday, September 09, 2010


I was absentmindedly looking at the graffiti on the tables in class and asked my yr 12s the meaning of a word I didn't recognise. They dissolved into fits of giggles and I said 'Oh dear, I might just ask google, then.' And got a rousing chorus of 'NO!!!!'s.

One kind, bold student drew breath long enough to give a definition and I was reminded to never ask questions in class when I don't know the answer.

I have set a new record on how brilliantly red I can blush.

Sunday, September 05, 2010


This was graffitied on the wall of the school on election day, but they got rid of it pretty quickly. I guess it doesn't matter if it is outside the school.

Saturday, September 04, 2010

Friday, September 03, 2010

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Wednesday, September 01, 2010