I have no words.

Remember remember the first of Dressember

I am speechless. Bereft of words. Exhausted and ineloquent. I have been under an intense amount of work-related stress. Which I do not talk about on the internet.

I realised last night that the last time I can pinpoint feeling wholly well was sometime around my birthday. Oh the joys that stress brings. Joy and hairloss and a weakened immune system.

Suffice it to say that I’m currently unemployed.
I’m sure I will be employed soon enough, but in the mean time I will enjoy my redundancy payments for a few days at least.

Also! I am taking part in Dressember.

I think I was somewhat drunk when Amy suggested it on Twitter. We had missed “Frocktober” and … it kind of grew from there.

So. For the 31 days of December I will be wearing skirts or dresses or … anything that is not trousers.
There is one dress I adore which is a smidgeon too short and will need shortshorts to be worn underneath but aside from that, it will be all dresses, all the time.

Why? I have no earthly idea. BUT I AM DOING IT ANYWAY. There is little I like more than ridiculous challenges. You will probably see terrible grainy instagram photos every day as well. Because I also like to share my ridiculous challenges.

365 in 2011

Oh Darling 365

Sunday: dinner at the parents'
Sunday
Just the usual Sunday night dinner at the parents’. Photo party on their side table.

Monday: another addition to my Meadowlark obsession
Monday
Another addition to my Meadowlark obsession collection.

Tuesday: tree outside the supreme court
Tuesday
A tree and the supreme court.

Wednesday: occupy wellington.
Wednesday
Checking out the bridge for sign waving and I spotted the Occupy Wellington crew.

Thursday: open day at the Hikitia
Thursday
Some kind of open day on the Hikitia. It was sunny but oh so very windy.

Friday: pink and red
Friday
I quite like the clash of pink and red.

Saturday: exercising my democratic right
Saturday
I voted. And went to my first ever election night party.

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Haircut. Pretty sure I hate it.
Haircut. Pretty sure I hate it.

365 in 2011

Oh Darling 365

Sunday: Sun on the Waterfront
Sunday
The sun was out and I was a lady of leisure. So I took my book (read: kindle (read: kindle app on iPhone)) and headed to the waterfront to read and people-watch.

Monday: Breaking Dawn
Monday
An amazing dawn – the light was perfect.

Tuesday: cherry coke from a coworker
Tuesday
Whenever one of my coworkers sees Cherry Coke, she always buys me a can. I like this pavlovian response.

Wednesday: it's a hard life having this as your walk home
Wednesday
The view on the way home isn’t too bad either.

Thursday: Meadowlark's Arrowhead launch decorations
Thursday
I went to the launch of Meadowlark’s Arrowhead jewellery range. I bought a gorgeous ring that Craig will be giving me for Christmas then smashed a glass and left in shame. It was a night of extremes.

Friday: another hazy dawn
Friday
One day soon I will tire of waterfront photos. I hope.

Saturday: Silly poster, you are not a camera, you are a poster.
Saturday
Silly poster, you are not a camera, you are a poster.

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Almost a month of glasses

365 in 2011

Oh Darling 365

Sunday: driving back into Town
Sunday
Summer is coming. The sun is still up on our way back into town.

Monday: Nov 7 - Christmas tree!?!
Monday
November SEVENTH and the Christmas tree is already up in Midland Park.
Madness.

Tuesday: after Ladies in the House
Tuesday
Walking home after Ladies in the House political forum.

Wednesday: reflections
Wednesday
Difficult day. But the reflection was lovely.

Thursday: teeny tiny touch up
Thursday
My tattoo artist gave my tattoo a teeny tiny touch up. It was just a smidge patchy. It’s perfect now.

Friday: there's something about today ...
Friday
There was … something? about the date? I can’t remember. Something.

Saturday: wondapartment tableau
Saturday
Bunnyhead people and tattoo book. This is how I choose to decorate.

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365 in 2011

Oh Darling 365

Sunday: Craig came home!
Sunday
Afternoon coffee with a friend. The sun was out & even the brickwork was in flower.

Monday: Japanese pre-John Waters
Monday
Craig, my sister, and I went for Japanese food pre-John Waters (which was a-mazing, by the way).

Tuesday: home late post public meeting
Tuesday
A busy day, a late night, and a terrible photo.

Wednesday: wedding invitation!!
Wednesday
I love weddings! This one is for two of my favourite people as well. Bonus.

Thursday: dawn over the harbour
Thursday
Heading to work early in the morning – I had work to do before a meeting.

Friday: sun on the water
Friday
I very much enjoy the sun on the water. I take far too many photos.

Saturday: entertaining myself while Craig talks bikes
Saturday
Entertaining myself while Craig talks bikes.

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Yawn

Wanderlust

November 2009 – Japan

In the early mornings, if the weather isn’t perfect and I have to skip the waterfront, I walk past two hotels and a backpackers.
Sleepy tourists, bulging bags, hotel breakfasts.
I miss travelling.

Leaving Wellington

Sunday: Souvenir Pins - Osaka Castle

Takoyaki - the signature food of Osaka

Painting roof tiles. Auspicious.

Monday: Macro Deer

Tuesday: Geisha!

Inglorious Basterds - Japanese Poster

Dentist sign?

Post seasoning

Fanta Jelly!

Grumpy Face!Me, waiting on the Shinkansen