Friday, August 31, 2007
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Monday, August 27, 2007
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Sunday, August 26, 2007
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
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Sunday, August 19, 2007
Flashback Friday: The theme this week: group photos, sad to say that I couldn't find anything from any sport, school or otherwise - I could only find this photo of me with 2 school friends sitting on a very young Santa's knee. This was taken in 1982 in Perth, so we had only been in Australia for 2 years at this stage. I'm the not blond one on the left. God knows why we are holding over sized Teddies - probably to hide the undersized jeans!
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
This is Claude, the Colour Changing Cat, he lives on a farm, when Claude becomes sad or excited he changes colour ... Which freaks the farm animals out, so they tease Claude who becomes very lonley, eventually he runs away to the bush ...
Where he meets some kind kangaroos and koalas.
who give him some milk, which excites him, so he tuns hot pink, the kangaroos freak out and tease him. Claude runs away ...
To the Circus! (As you do when you have the freakish ability to change colour without being able to help it)
That night the lion escapes and is headed for the Clown, Claude gets angry and turns red, this sends the lion back to her cage....
Claude is the hero of the circus, and lives happily ever after with the tolerant and broadminded circus folk!
My Op Shop find today: 'Claude the Colour Changing Cat' Printed in 1969 in Australia. It's a little tale of tolerance, or a tale of little tolerance?
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Friday, August 10, 2007
There's a theme this week - Fancy Dress, I couldn't find one picture of me in fancy dress - Mum not at all crafty in that sense. So fancy dresses instead, another photo of us 3 playing, that's me very determinedly picking my nose, and Leah flashing (sorry, Leah). I love the movement in this photo, we're having such a good time. (Leah would probably have written an Agenda for 'Washing Dolly' along with a time management breakdown, which is why Tim has fainted!)
Tuesday, August 07, 2007
A worthwhile trip to the oppy, just because I love these old teak lamps, this one does it for me cause I like the tree shape - not sure what the ball thingy is meant to be - but kinda suits the style.
The lady in the Op Shop said to me 'you love this stuff don't you?' Her tone was sort of accidentally judgmental, you know that polite/rude Mother-In-Law tone? Anyway I gave her the short answer (the same answer I give my MIL) 'yup - love it, see you next week'...
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Sunday, August 05, 2007
She's coming to live with us! I've just bought this little picture from 'My Charlie Girl' I didn't go through her Etsy shop though, I found her here I'm going to be selling some girl's clothes over there as well. It's a great site, and all local, really nice people to deal with, and as an independent seller and maker, I find them uber supportive. I've been looking around for something like this for ages, cause I am firmly committed to the hand-made life, hope you are too! As I like to say 'get a hand-made life'...
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Friday, August 03, 2007
Leah, Tim & I (that's me with the bed hair in the green top, um I mean dress) in Wanki Game Reserve (yup, it's really called that!) feeding monkeys, which are probably rabid and quite vicious, the Game Reserves are full of huge signs that say 'Please Stay in Your Car At All Times, Lions Roam This Park'. I presumed, at all times, that my parents knew what they were doing!