Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Monday, July 28, 2008
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
I am very sorry Elizabeth Barrett Browning, but sometimes, when you are wearing a great pair of jocks, you are moved to bastardise the classics.
Bonds do the best underwear ever. (And, according to the girls below, its even good as outerwear)I love my hipster boylegs when wearing skirts or jeans because they never give you a wedgie - before they brought these out, I used to wear the cottontails and roll down the top so they were low cut - I thought I looked so hot (ah, the folly of youth, I think it probably made me look like I was wearing a nappy, but on the up-side, you never saw me unplucking gusset from my butt crack).
Their skimpy cuts actually make your butt look nice and they make hipster gs in every colour of the rainbow for when a VPL will just not do.
I wear a chesty bond singlet for bed and am about to purchase their new sleep pants.
I have bonds trackies in fleecy, organic bamboo, yoga cut, 3/4 length and as shorts. I am always wearing my Bonds hoodie (and Bert's) and, if you need a simple T, take a peek in my dresser. I can always trust them to come up with a cut that is flattering and a colour that is great.
Their opaque tights take forever to get their first run and their business socks encourage business time.
I think their babyclothes are the cutest in Australia and the Bonds babies - well, let's just say that most babies would be getting a complex hanging around the nursery with them.
I mean really, so sweet, your teeth start falling at just by looking at them
If they were ever looking for someone to earnestly spruik their brand, they really need look no further, but wait, they've got that covered by the cutest ex tennis pro and the most gorgeous chick in the world. Swoon.
Gotta Love Bonds.
Monday, July 21, 2008
As I mentioned in my very first post, I am an ebay addict. Inspired by the looks from Balenciaga, Ralph Lauren, Stella McCartney, Oscar de la Renta and Dries Van Noten above, I won the very 80s dress below.
Sunday, July 20, 2008
PS. I was going to call this post "Stool Sample", but I am way too mature for that.
Friday, July 18, 2008
But, I'd rather grow me one of these so I don't ever run out
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Here's how it works
The Big Read says that the average adult has only read 6 of the top 100 books they've printed
1) Look at the list and bold those you have read.
2) Italics for those you intend to read.
3) Underline the books you love, and strikeout the books you read but didn't like.
4) Reprint this list so we can try and track down these people who've read only 6 or less and make them read.
THE BIG READ TOP 100
1. Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2. The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
3. Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
4. The Harry Potter Series JK Rowling
5. To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6. The Bible (I've read about 3/4)
7. Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
8. Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
9. His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
10. Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
11. Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
12. Tess of the D'Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
13. Catch 22 - Joseph Heller this is my FAVE book ever
14. Complete Works of Shakespeare (about half)
15. Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16. The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17. Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks
18. Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19. The Time Traveller's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
20. Middlemarch - George Eliot
21. Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
22. The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
23. Bleak House - Charles Dickens
24. War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
25. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
26. Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh .
27. Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28. Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
29. Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
30. The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
31. Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
32. David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
33. Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
34. Emma - Jane Austen .
35. Persuasion - Jane Austen
36. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis
37. The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini (this is going around my office at the moment)
38. Captain Corelli's Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
39. Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
40. Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
41. Animal Farm - George Orwell
42. The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
43. One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44. A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
45. The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
46. Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery (like a million times)
47. Far From The Maddening Crowd - Thomas Hardy
48. The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
49. Lord of the Flies - William Golding
50. Atonement - Ian McEwan
51. Life of Pi - Yann Martel (waiting for my Dad to finish)
52. Dune - Frank Herbert
53. Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
54. Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
55. A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
56. The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57. A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
58. Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
59. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
60. Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
61. Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
62. Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
63. The Secret History - Donna Tartt
64. The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
65. Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
66. On The Road - Jack Kerouac
67. Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
68. Bridget Jones' Diary - Helen Fielding
69. Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie
70. Moby Dick - Herman Melville
71. Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72. Dracula - Bram Stoker
73. The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
74. Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
75. Ulysses - James Joyce
76. The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
77. Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
78. Germinal - Emile Zola
79. Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
80. Possession - AS Byatt
81. A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
82. Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
83. The Color Purple - Alice Walker
84. The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
85. Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
86. A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
87. Charlotte's Web - EB White
88. The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
89. Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
90. The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
91. Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
92. The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
93. The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
94. Watership Down - Richard Adams (this was the first book I owned)
95. A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
96. A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
97. The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
98. Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
100. Les Miserables - Victor Hugo
Scary thing is, I read most of these at least 10 years ago. I'd actually like to read all the ones I haven't read to get me back up to scratch and so I can say I've done it - although I could knock a few more off cos I've seen the movie...
As it is quite late again and I have to get up for work fairly soon, looks like I'll be helping out again right now.
Mum and Auntie Heather had been on a wine tour of the Adelaide Hills today, so were still quite "excitable", but the thing that cracked me up the most tonight was the fact that they had practically donned the same outfit again. This time it was pale pink (Mum)/pale mauve (Heather) woollen skivvy, each with a black knitted top over and black pants. To top this off, my Auntie Jeanie had gone along with them earlier in the day and Mum said she had turned up in a pale pink skivvy with black pants too (no black top for her though). Freaks.
So, in the theme of sisterly love and similar sibling suiting, here is the wonderful Mel and Kim.
I loved these girls. I had this song as the personal ringtone for my friend James as she ain't never gonna be respectable.
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Monday, July 14, 2008
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Friday, July 11, 2008
If this was my house, despite feeling rather smug at its general gorgeousness, I don't think I would be able to leave that cockatoo in peace. I think it would look rather fine in one of these
and maybe some nice beads
from J Crew
Thursday, July 10, 2008
and quite enjoyed it (though "not as much as Subway").
She had her first felafeland couldn't believe it wasn't meat.
and licked the plate (OK, that was me), but she liked it too.
And we watched Happy Feet, Sal for the first time.and she sang along.