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Nov. 6th, 2011 11:07 pm
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Saturday's post, a bit late due to no internet availability then - I didn't even have mobile phone reception...

I drove up to Jamestown on Saturday, I really enjoyed the drive. I took this photo while I was taking a break from driving - I found that after a while I just had to stand up!

I haven't done a lot of country driving in the past but given this weekend's experiences I may just have to do more. I went up as I was asked to go to the Ram'n'Ewe ball in Amy's absence. Beforehand we went to a Soiree in an absolutely stunning house. The Ball itself was very loud but quite fun, the dancing was great and the people friendly ... so good despite the extra-noisy campsite while I was trying to sleep. It was more of a dance-in-a-giant-shed than a ball so I was a little overdressed, but that didn't really matter. The band - the door snakes - were very good if you ignored one or two lyric changes they made (I will never be able to hear a certain Ronan Keating song quite the same way ever again).

It was, if nothing else, quite an experience!
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Excuse tha late posting - the wireless connection dropped out as I was trying to upload my photo last night and I couldn't get it up again. Most frustrating...

This was last night's dinner - I took some Mexican food ideas and Chinese food ideas and just kind of wedged them together into a sort of Mexican San Choy Bow. It was delicious :D

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Nov. 4th, 2011 01:46 am
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I made this prototype of a Christmas card tonight - exterior decorations are very simple, all the time's on the pop-up tree inside. I've found a better template since - if I'm not happy with that I'll make my own up. Then make rather a few of these... and some other designs perhaps.

Template came from here, note the illustrations don't match the template provided with the tutorial, it seems those nice tree shapes are cut using a rather expensive cutting machine and die set.

Anyhow, took a bit of working out some of the finer details but I just love this card. It's still a thrill opening it up and having a 3D Christmas tree right there :D

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Nov. 3rd, 2011 01:00 am
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Another vintage postcard from my collection - I can't help it, I have to share them, they're too neat to stay tucked away in an envelope in a cupboard. I wonder if the tree is still there?

Fabulous photo colouring too...

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Nov. 1st, 2011 11:36 pm
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No hat for Melbourne Cup day? Just a plastic headband and some storytime art cupboard supplies and YOU TOO can have a fabulous fascinator!

Even glue not required!

And in the workplace sweep (a totally money free event) my random draws came in 11th and 22nd. Oh well...

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Nov. 1st, 2011 02:44 am
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Almost got forgetful and neglected to post... sssh!

Another vintage postcard, this one with connections to the other side of the family. NO idea how old it is. Some of the postcards in this group are written on, others embellished, others totally blank. Includes a couple very old Christmas cards and all sorts. Really fascinating :)

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Oct. 31st, 2011 12:40 am
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Out for two meals today - with Mum and Dad and with the Grant family. I am spoilt :)

I managed to do some geocaching too, which was very nice. I had a great walk around the Prospect area and treated myself to a coffee and a macaron in a very nice cafe.

Mum's cacti have the most amazing flowers at the moment. These are ENORMOUS. At least hand sized, if not more (depends a bit on the hands in question I suppose)

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Oct. 30th, 2011 12:16 am
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Today I went to a geocaching halloween party and met a bunch of geocachers and had some cachey fun. In other awesome news, it's my 500th photo-a-day post. Woah O.o

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Oct. 29th, 2011 01:40 am
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I thought I'd showe you a postcard from my small collection of vintage postcards. This one, at some point, belonged to my great-grandmother.

Today we had a farewell breakfast at work - the person who has left will be missed. On the bright side, the cake pops went over very well! The rest of the day was somewhat chaotic and stressful at times but I got through it largely unscathed. Then went to a welcome back party for another person from work - had some great conversations. Then watched some Buffy with the housemates... now I'm exhausted. Goodnight!

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Oct. 28th, 2011 02:05 am
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When the cake pops book came into work I promised a friend at work that I'd make some to share when I got the book - but I'm still the third person down the reserve list, and it's her last day working with us tomorrow. So I found a recipe on this site and made them anyway. In three colours! Most of them worked - you can see one of the two notable failures in this photo... but all said I'm pretty pleased with the end result! I might have to try some fancier ones someday :)

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Oct. 27th, 2011 12:16 am
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Tonight, after I got home from the late shift, I felt like doing something crafty. I was going through google reader and found a link to a blog I hadn't seen before, and to the tutorial for these, which you can find here. The original is actually on a Japanese website linked there.

This was the second attempt - the first is fine but it's a bit undersized - and on the second I made some alterations to the template. I have no idea what I'll do with the card, but making it was fun!

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Oct. 25th, 2011 11:43 pm
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Not a photo I took this time... I'm guessing it was taken in the fifties, but I'm not certain.

I have some empty boxes from moving, and it was time to get rid of a few of them. Amy helped. When opening the bottom of a box that had been used to store sentimental stuff for some years she found a photo tucked in under the bottom flap. I'm not sure where it came from, if it's a family photo... etc.. Also, it's very small. The original is only an inch and a half high and I've had to boost the contrast rather a lot to bring it a bit of clarity.

Whatever it is, it's an intriguing find. I love finding interesting things!

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Oct. 24th, 2011 11:42 pm
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Not much to say tonight I'm afraid! Today was a very domestic kind of a day - washing, grocery shopping and such.

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Oct. 24th, 2011 01:15 am
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After one housemate had mowed the lawns the 240L green wheelie bin was pretty close to full - prior to mowing it had been empty. I swear it hadn't been that long since the last mowing! The weather's been very good for the lawn though. I guess it got enthusiastic.

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Oct. 23rd, 2011 02:05 am
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I had my ten year high school reunion today! It was wonderful to see people again - some I see occasionally, others I hadn't seen in years. One or two since school.... there was a tour of school grounds (much changed), and much chatting at the Cremorne afterwards.

I'm sorry this is such a late and short post given I could talk about a lot, but unfortunately I'm having internet troubles and it's taken me ages just to get this far. Now I'm way, way too tired to think properly... might write more about it another day.

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Oct. 22nd, 2011 01:35 am
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There's something fishy going on here! That something is Bertie. The other aquatic housemate. I've elected not to introduce him to Finneas. I don't think that would end so very well...

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Oct. 21st, 2011 12:33 am
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Well normally I wouldn't post two books in a row, but normally I haven't just had a new Terry Pratchett (signed :D) arrive in the mail. Time to get some serious reading done :D

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Oct. 20th, 2011 01:27 am
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Awesome to see one of my favourite childhood books is still around! I loved this when it was in my primary school library!

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Oct. 19th, 2011 12:36 am
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So technically the photo was taken in August... but I was reading a book of Dali quotes earlier on this evening and finding it quite enjoyable!

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Oct. 17th, 2011 11:50 pm
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I mentioned going shopping on facebook earlier - these are the dresses I found. They fit PERFECTLY. Looking forward to wearing them in the near future :D

I'm feeling a tiny bit girly about them ^.^

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