Sunday, January 30, 2011

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Wardrobe inspiration

Our new wardrobe is going to be 4m x 1.4m. I am looking forward to designing the layout and this wardrobe looks like a good starting point!

Hang about, are those rolls of toilet paper that I spy in the top left shelves? I wonder why they store it there!!


Saturday, January 15, 2011

Best wishes

Best wishes to all of those affected by the recent Queensland floods. The images that we are seeing on the television seem so surreal, and as I watch I can only pretend to understand what people are going through.

Those of us in other states can help in a small way by making a donation to the Premier's Disaster Relief Appeal.


I have too many mailing list subscriptions, so I figured that I would transfer these to my hotmail account, rather than my regular account to cut down on the traffic! I have found that most of the lists that I am on require you to unsubscribe and then resubscribe - there is no way to change over your email address to show your loyalty or continutity!

I have been receiving emails about The Strokes for a few years. I unsubscribed this morning and then tried to resubscribe. The website rejected me with the new address! It then rejected me with the old address that I had been using and said that I was not a suitable candidate for being on their mailing list.

Oh well, one less item of spam in my mail box I guess.

Has anyone else been rejected like this? What reason did they give you?

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

BUILD: Little update

I am very excited, we have a lovely limestone WALL at the back of our block. The wall is almost finished - a few more blocks to go! I will post some pictures once it is done. The wall is approximately 1.6m tall and it is made of 200kg limestone blocks. Very cool. It will be the backdrop of the scene from our new living space.

We have also had all of our downstairs slabs poured now - the last one was poured today and two had been done prior to Christmas.
I am excited and it is all moving along. Yay!

Goals for 2011

This was meant to be posted on the 2nd January, however I once again got confused about the US date system and scheduled it for 1st February. Does anyone know how to change that??

A new year means a new set of goals. I had written down only one goal for 2010 and I did not achieve it, so it is top of my list for next year!

1. Achieve professional certification.
Embarrassingly, I have not done this yet. I need to finish it before my next performance review in May, as it will be awkward to admit that for yet another year I have failed to achieve it, so there is my incentive!

2. Make a skirt, and possibly coordinating top, using my Ink & Spindle gingko fabric.

3. Re-cover my footstool.

4. Successfully make macarons.
I have to have a cooking achievement in here somewhere, and macarons are something that I say I will attempt but never get around to.

5. Visit a place that I have never been to.
Exmouth in May should cover that goal and I will work on getting to more than one. Actually maybe my goal should be to get Chad to a place that he has never been...

6. Run the City to Surf.
I signed up this year but had a nasty cold on the week of the run. Nasty enough that I had three sick days off work (and should probably have had more), in case anyone suggests that it was an excuse!

7. Get my skippers ticket so that I can drive our boat!

8. Spend more time with friends and family.
This is something that is hard to define. I shall try to keep it in mind however and make sure that I keep in regular contact with friends.

9. Clean something once a week.
Cleaning is not one of my favourite pasttimes and so it can be a long time between scrubs! I shall endeavour to be more consistent this year.


There is still room for one more, I would like a nice, round ten so I will have to keep thinking!!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

WWotW: Refrigerator

The word refrigerator is one that is commonly misspelt. The common word fridge has a "d", whereas the formal refrigerator is without. Many people do not realise this, and I cringe at "refridgerated" trucks as they drive past.

I had always thought that fridge was the informal word for refrigerator, however it seems that as far as the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictiony is concerned, it is the other way around!

Refrigerator noun formal for fridge =

Fridge noun a piece of kitchen equipment which uses electricity to preserve food at a cold temperature =