Thursday, January 29, 2009

bring on the recession

Interesting interview on TV3 on demand.

Hit the nail on the head when talking about cutting out all the rubbish advertising and getting companies to start thinking smarter about the way they advertise and generally do business.

I’m stoked that I’m not out of a job too soon!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009


Nice quote form a new follower (and I too am soon to be following him)

And then a minute later he update with this tweet with this...

Hummm... Interesting character.

I think I like him.
Who ever or what ever he maybe.

You can also follow me on twitter

Monday, January 26, 2009

ruffles and layers

I just love ruffles and layers, so sweet and feminine!

more here at {a glamorous little side project}

tuesday crunch

I hate Tuesdays’. Most people hate Mondays’ because it’s the start of the week, but for me I rather like Mondays'. They are exciting because it’s the start of the week, a fresh start, a chance to forget about the deboturous events from the weekend; that leave you vowing to yourself that this week will be different, you will not drink too much, you will catch up on some sleep and you will not text your crush to see if he wants to catch up for brunch tomorrow morning. Of course as soon as the first opportunity to give it a nudge rises it’s head you are there with bells on and it spirals out of control once again, sigh.

Wednesday’s are not as good as Mondays but are better as they are hump day and you are officially half way through the week. I rather fancy Thursdays’ as not only is it a good day to enjoy a glass with a friend after work but I find it a good day to settle down and do some serious work. And Friday well that goes without saying, hello weekend!

Tuesdays’ however have nothing, they give nothing to me and I give nothing back. So I have decided to put a positive side on Tuesdays’ and find an interesting image on page 254(my DOB) of weheartit and share it with you all.

So here it is post #1 of weheartitpg254

This is from the blog Una Bella Vita; A Beautiful Life. She takes many beautiful pictures but I’m not sure if these are her’s or someone elses that she admires.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

sort it out wellington!

The headlines said it all of today’s Dompost ‘Longshots, long queues at Wellington Cup’. Once we finally got to Trentham race on the hot sticky trains that were crammed to the brim we had wait in queues of 20mins* to get R18 wrist bands. But that wasn’t the end of the never ending lines. There were queues for Africa; to the toilets (which were port-a-loos), queues to get across to the inner field and then queue to get booze. After another 20mins of standing in line waiting for a cold refreshing beverage the bar closed! Yes closed!

I’m usually okay at these kind of events. I have worked and still work a bit of hospo so understand there are lines. But really this was just rediculous! After an hour of being there this was the final straw! It was time to leave.
So we packed up our things and headed back home for a BBQ. We left without touching a drop of booze, placing a single bet or even seeing a single horse!

Ha, who would have guessed? Well at least I felt pretty in my ruffled dress, vintage driving gloves with matching hand bag and 2 inch heels.

It makes me wonder how on earth we will ever coup with the world cup!

• My friends and I only waited about 3 minutes as we invented a side queue and were served rather promptly.

in my nana's closet

One of my fondest childhood memories was going to my Grandparents house with my cousin Charlotte. We were the only granddaughters (until my sister was born) so we use to love to rummage through our Nana’s closets.

I say closets because Nana had every closet in the house filled with her wonderful fashionable bits and pieces. She was a dress maker and made all her own hats, gloves, shoes, frocks, handbags, the lot! Later she travelled the world with my Grandfather a lot and continued her collection, love and passion for fashion, collecting pieces that drip with style. As she still does today.

Every so often she decides to do a clean out and puts all the things she no longer wants into a suitcase. She calls up the 3 granddaughters and we zoom round there as soon as we can to pick the eyes out of the treasure chest.

Some gorgeous hat pins, all hand-made ofcourse.. “Apparently everyone had hat pins, how else was your hat suppose to stay on?”

A small sample from the boxes of clip on earrings. I already have some similar to the ones in the bottom right and people always comment on them.

From top left clockwise: A pocket hand mirror, a small clutch bag; hand embroided, Christian Dior Sunglasses; I’m guessing from the 60’s..., a small gold locket and a hat pin’ featured below.

From top left clockwise: A reading glasses case with red velvet interior, pearl necklace of my great grandmothers, a rose broach, a old brownies broach and a belt clasp.

This weekend we didn’t get a phone call but a visit from Nana to the beach house. Here are some of the little gems we picked out.