Do you like that? 40! Like the gestation of a human being, the old Miscellaneous post has been kicking around 40 times. Huh. I do enjoy writing them…hope you enjoy them too.
I love getting answers to questions on Facebook. It’s such an amazing resource instantly tapping into thousands of people. This week my favourite thing was asking about opening lunch boxes after School. Riveting I know, but I was getting slack on opening them up only to find in the morning that a sandwich and fruit was still sitting in there after I had then prepared MORE food for arvo tea. New rule is to eat what is in there before any more food is delivered. I loved this note that someone had left for them in her daughter’s lunchbox. Thanks for the laugh Sami, it still brings a smile to my face!
I tell you what I did enjoy when it popped into my inbox this week. Two hot homeware items that require attention:
1. Large knitted fruits from Country Road. Available $299 only in store (not online alas) are they not SOMETHING?
2. Aura bed linen now comes in single sizes. No longer will you have to put up with daggy pink or navy options for your kids….you can have cool linen. In single beds! I am cheering. You can check out their range online here.
If I see one more piece of mention of Mr Crackles in my Instagram feed I may just cry. If you are in Sydney you may have heard of Mr Crackles, and if you are there, please go and indulge for me please? It appears to be some kind of magical place in Darlinghurst that serves the sweet, sweet crackle. And pork. In buns. Dear lord I am dribbling just thinking about it.
It occurred to me this week that some of the new readers of the blog may not know of the podcast that I have called Over the Back Fence. I created this a few years ago with my good friend and neighbour, called, funnily enough, Neighbour. Even though she is quite small, she is certainly quite smart and worth listening to for her pithy observations on anything from current affairs to literature to recipes. We chat about all kinds of silly things that take our fancy and if you have a spare 30 minutes in your week it’s worth a listen…like having a chat with a few friends. I’ve had feedback that it’s good in the car (you can download it through iTunes onto your smartphone) or on a walk/run, or while you are cleaning the house, ironing or even while you are whipping up dinner. So versatile! Here’s this weeks episode (remember you can download 3 other seasons too through iTunes here: Over The Back Fence(mp3)
Any brides out there? One of my beautiful friends reminded me of this website just this week…it’s the Anthropologie site for BRIDES. You can imagine how beautiful the gowns are at BHLDN in fact I sometimes just peruse them because, you know, it’s good for the soul. Now someone go order one, and then let us all know. OK? Thanks.
Show time is nearing friends…next week I have to get my registration forms in. I just have to focus on what the categories are that I will be entering. Lemon sour cake perhaps? A pickled cucumber? Perhaps a flower arrangement? I will be getting my game on next week!
I broke my cardinal rule this week and entered Lincraft yesterday to purchase Hell loom (I mean Rainbow Loom) for the girls who have been pestering me for ages to get. It’s bracelet city round these parts – little fucking elastic bands everywhere. WHOLESOME CRAFTY FUN.
They are meant to look like nicely linked, coloured bands and yet most of the time? It looks like this: Small bands that break because someone missed a link and then it falls apart and I have a hissy fit because CRAFT IS HARD.
What do you guys have planned for the weekend? We have a pretty quiet one planned – it’s the annual village trivia night on Saturday night in the hall (I am the official scorer) and a visit from my Mum and Step Dad (I have a new topper to pick up from the PO this morning for her arrival). The weather is cooler…just 5 degrees here this morning…and a few signs of Autumn on the way.
Made the occasional sambo on dry bread? Morgan would be very unimpressed if I was her Mum.
Do you peruse wedding sites even though you’ve been married for 9 years or not even engaged?
Been to Rainbow loom hell? Any way out that you know of?