Archive | November, 2010

Cute is way over-rated

8 Nov

Apparently the word “cute” was the most overused at the Finders Keepers markets. Do you know how hard it is to be faced with all the lovlies at the stalls and not use that word? Extreme. A friend and I attended the markets yesterday afternoon. B resorted to using the same word translated into Italian or French. The markets are at a lovely spot – the Old Museum in Spring Hill. Three large rooms are home to the dozens of stall owners goodies. Bought a few items and oohed and ahhed over others.

Some of things that caught our eye were brooches made from keys from old yellowing keyboards. Is that really vintage or retro enough to be cool? And cross-stitch badges with mustaches on them. Tre cutsie! They would be brilliant for our Lash and Stash party!

Current list of dislikes:

Greeting cards with messages written inside – this is not a new dislike but it is something I have been pondering the last few days in depth. Really how hard it is to write a few words. I would prefer something small and simple than a pre-written nonsense piece from Hallmark. Please leave the cliches alone and use your brain to think up something yourself. I would appreciate that much more.

The only time pre-written messages are ok in cards are if they so bad they are funny. Or just inappropriate for the recipient and that’s amusing. Eg. when my brother married he received a card from a friend that said: “Heard things have been sucky, hope they will be ducky!” or something like that.

Family stickers for cars – Oh they are awful – and something that I am seeing more and more of. Those silly stick figures that portray what makes up the drivers family life. Is it intended to show off about what you do have? And in the case of singles is it the new way to advertise what you are lacking and what you are looking for? “Oh its just me and my cat – wanna join?”

 

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A cute tune for Monday

7 Nov

Fruit Bats – Earthquake of ’73

A totally lovely song about love and an accident prone girl.

Blues Fest 2011

4 Nov

Oh my goodness – just heard part of the line-up for Blues Fest for April 2011 – the part that really got my attention was Elvis Costello and Bob Dylan. Can you imagine? I’m so excited!!

http://www.bluesfest.com.au/

 

I love you Duckie!!

1 Nov

This coffee has Kahunas!

1 Nov

Isn’t that just exactly what you wish for in a morning beverage? 

 Just back from a long weekend down the coast to a lovely little town called Yamba in NSW. Joined up with a few friends from Brisbane and yesterday one from Grafton. Stayed at a unit right on the beach. There was plenty of swimming involved at the pool, spa, freshwater springs and the ocean. The weather was mild, although cloudy particularly today.

It was a weekend of firsts for me.

First sweet Saki experience. 

First Japanese pancake with pork and cabbage, and a special spicy sauce.

And although not pictured, my first whale viewing. That was extremely thrilling for me. There was at least three Humpback whales frolicking around, including a baby. So sweet!

We were told about an awesome cafe there by some friends called Beachwood. It was a little hole in the wall place with cute tables and chairs right by a herb garden and run by a Turkish lady.They made an awesome coffee and that inspired the title of this blog – overheard from a fellow cafe-goer.

I had the Turkish eggs which were fabulous in a lovely tomato, capsicum sauce with turkish sausage. Yummo! I felt like licking the plate.

This morning after another morning swim at the beach and cleaning up the unit we left and went onto Byron Bay for lunch at the Balcony. Then back home mid-afternoon.

Overheard conversation today courtesy of a homeless guy talking to a shop-owner:
“You’re ugly!! You look like like you crawled out from under a rock. I’m perfect!”