Tuesday, December 28, 2010


I hope you all got what you wanted for Christmas this year. And if you didn't...re-gift it to someone in need, or donate it to a charity.

"The joy of Christmas is not in the presents, but in His presence" - anonymous

Monday, December 20, 2010

It's coming...Christmas

I love this idea for re-useable valcro 'paper' chain, and can imagine baby boy wanting to spend time putting it together all by himself.  Will I make it in time for this Christmas though??
 (Picture from 'nap time crafts'). 

Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

So much rain

It has been one of the wettest spings in decades here, and summer has started off promising the same.  So in search of making my home feel drier I have decided to try out this solution.

Using regular chalk to keep mildew out of the closets and draws (I have started putting a few sticks in a few of our shoes as well).  I first heard this idea on a radio program with Shannon Lush, and have now found it again on Martha Stewart.  I am not sure my chalk bundles will look this stylish, but I will give it a try.

At this rate of rainfall I will be hanging them on the Christmas tree as decorations.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

I apologise for not using you...public transport

I have not caught a bus for a very long time (like it could be 5+ years).  After years of catching the bus to uni and a few short trips to a course a year after I graduated I have avoided public transport like the plague.  Basically, these days I like things to go by 'my' time, I don't want to be scheduled to 'leaving right now', and I don't like the thought of being stuck on a bus in the middle of traffic...anyways all my dumb reasons aside this week I needed to catch a bus into the city and back in peak hour for three days (as I did a course  for work).  And...I was pleasently suprised ,and here is the amazing thing, I think I might catch the bus again, just because I want to.  

In the city I live in we have this fantastic thing called the 'busway' and it is basically an extra set of separated lanes that runs the entire length of the freeway to the city (basically guaranteeing you won't have to sit through peak hour mayhem).  This has been around for years, but this week I appreciated that it is easier to use, more frequent and quicker than I ever remembered it to be.

So, even though I am glad I don't have to catch it every day (as I am lucky enough to live 5 minutes from my work), I am glad I gave it another go...and was pleasently suprised.

Or I could just be still on a high from enjoying full buffet lunches from a fancy pants hotel for the last 3 days ;0)

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