Sometimes when life just seems a bit too too much?
I buy hair dye and strange nail polish and spend Saturday night all alone just being quiet. Shhhh. It’d be silent here at Park Place except the heater is humming and my fingers are taptaptapping against this iPad.
I watched just the littlest bit of the Royal Wedding last night. It was on but silent and I was hanging out with a coworker. That was much much more fun than listening to the inane commentary.
35 hours from now I will be climbing the stairs to my garret tattoo studio (it is attic-like but not wretched) for my new tattoo. I am ridiculously, goosebump-ily excited.
Sometimes you just have to focus on the small things – feeling pretty, people who make you laugh, adding to my personal art gallery.
I padded around the house and Craig watched the V8s.
A rainy afternoon bled into an eerie pink/orange dusk.
I made my own way home and had a little wander around the rain-fresh gardens of Park Place.
Cotton candy dawn stained the bay.
We had an Easter morning-tea at work. I took the opportunity to make little easter basket cupcakes.
They were freaking adorable, if I do say so myself.
A lazy good Friday. All I managed was reading half of book 2 and half of book 3 of the Hunger Games trilogy.
And working out how to make my plait stand out all professional-like.
I helped out at the door of Craft 2.0, a modern craft fair.
This is the stall for Plucky Sheila, Kate Sheppard features prominently.
Craig was on strip duty again this week. Yellow jerseys and green shorts and socks littered our house.
We really need to get better at being grown ups and planning our meals in advance. All too often we have to go to the supermarket on the way home which is just SUCH a pain.
The saga of the dress continues. It was the perfect colours and I loved the material. SUCH a pity that it made me hate myself every time I looked in the mirror while wearing it.
But! Thanks to the wonder that is The Outnet, it was picked up by the courier for return within 24 hours.
I liked this vespa parked near my work.
Early morning petrol run.
I gave to the Greyhounds as Pets charity and patted this pretty pretty dog. Her name was Adie. Or Amy. Something like that.
I bought a car. I guess I now have to learn how to drive.
with my glasses and curly hair I feel like an alter-ego.
I’ve said before and I’ll say it again: I just adore Flickr*.
In their adorable little Stats section of my account I get to see how people end up at my photos. More often than not it’s because strangers are searching for tattoo photos – I should know, I did the same. So I tend to help those people out by tagging my photos in a helpful manner**. Less often they are searching for Leather Skirts or Scarves. For a while there were people searching for Self Injury. Which I do NOT approve of but I do tend to take self-portraits of my injuries so what can I do? I think I changed the injury tag to accident. Because they all were. Accidental I mean.
I’m getting off point.
I noticed that there was one referee which was “all cctv information’. Huh? that piqued my interest. Turns out? A photo of a vintage fire alarm site has been used on a Malaysian site about CCTV.
With credit. Which is fine!
Oh internet, you amuse me so!
* this post is not sponsored. Sadly.
** incidentally? I ran a little tag experiment last week when I posted the photos of my side tattoo by tagging them with “underwear” etc. SPIKE!. Hah. Oh internet, you are predictable.
Craig had to was his team’s football strip. There was green and yellow everywhere.
Daylight savings changed and all of a sudden the mornings were light again. It was creepy.
And immediately it seemed like the weather was all about winter.
The family met up after work on Wednesday to trial out wedding venues. It turned in to somewhat of a bar crawl. Fun!
Autumn loves pretending to be Winter. The bus adverts for Rio? just a tease.
The internet went down during a lull in work so I broke out my emergency magazine.
I understand they’re playing around with white space but this was ridiculous.
We bought my baby sister’s wedding dress. She looked beautiful.
One of the things I like most about taking a photo every damn day is looking back at this day in years past.
Craig and I had dinner in Paris. As you do.
I almost forgot to take a photo and ended up with this shot of our Hawaiian Tiki.
I was filming Tetris Cops and the location was home to Star Wars Potato Heads.
Daylight Savings changed again and the light workday morning was unnerving.
Some years are more exciting than others …
It was pouring with rain in the morning but by the time I made it around to Eastbourne for the Oleanna auditions it was bright bright sunshine. Crazy Wellington Autumn.
I got home from work and I was unusually full of energy, so I went for a run. Madness!
I love this ad for Workshop Denim. Navy blue glitter & piercing eyes.
I got the part I auditioned for. I was thrilled.
The last day of March. I found a sweatshirt to see me through winter.
I printed a copy of the Oleanna script and highlighted my lines. There are quite a few.
I spent a couple of hours reading the Fashion magazines that have been piling up for months. Autumn inspiration.