Tuesday, May 31, 2011
28 April 2011- We headed out to Caboolture for a book exchange. It was held in this community hall, which was somewhat dated. I do have fond memories of places like this through my childhood in the USA, but they generally didn't have a picture of the queen (one dating from the 50s I would say) in the corner.
27 April 2011- I have been knitting these fluffy shawl/wrap things with this wool with fuzzy caterpillar bits. This one eventually became one for my mum. Just out of site is a big snarl of wool that I was in the process of sorting.
26 April 2011- My mum paints, and a couple of years ago I pointed out that she hadn't painted one of me, but my sibling had been painted. When we were in NZ we took a lot of pictures of me in the various red wooden phone booths of different eras (still with working phones). Clearly overcome by guilt she painted this. No, not really overcome by guilt I hope. Anyway, I rewarded her with this terribly composed exposure on the nets.
Monday, May 30, 2011
23 April 2011- I bought these for G's birthday. I thought they were cardboard folding things. No. Instead origami paper printed with police car (and fire engine design) and numbers to show where the folds should be. Fiddly
Sunday, May 29, 2011
This post card was received 13 April 2011 It is from someone in Dalian but is actually a picture of something in Pingyao. Wierdly, the caption is in Chinese (understandable) and Portuguese? Perhaps there are many portugese tourists? A mystery for now.
22 April 2011- But since I live in South east Queensland, it is very unlikely. I don't actually know what these tiny flowers are, but they look a little like snowflakes, and from a distance, the piles of them on the ground could be seen as tiny snow drifts.
Saturday, May 28, 2011
19 April 2011 - Leftover lollies (sweets/candy etc) from a lolly jar we made as a present. Mostly boiled sweets with some jelly beans. ONe month on from this photo, most of the lollies are still there, but all of the non-black jelly beans have been eaten
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
This one was received 29 March 2011, from France. Apparently the french have "light"magnums? Also, the USA has only now started to sell these? Amazing. I am also fascinated by the many names that the ice cream company (the heart logo) has. In Ireland it is Walls, in England (and Australia) Streets, in France it it apparently Miko. I remember that it was also different in Italy and Spain, but can't remember what it was
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
17 April 2011- We have been collecting bottlecaps for a year or so, to make a bottle cap man. It's quite easy when you drink as much sparkling Italian water as we do- these were all on the coffee table. To be fair, a couple were from the Boylans soda we bought as well.
Monday, May 23, 2011
Sunday, May 22, 2011
15 April 2011- I went to an industry lunch, and these were placed on each table. It is very convenient for marketers that the industry is "super", we have all kinds of puns around the word. I produce a news summary each month called "Isn't It Super". At least I didn't think of the name myself.
14 April 2011- While I was in Melbourne I visited a Haighs chocolate store and purchased a small souvenir for Greg. It's a tin of Easter Bilby chocolates, with this adorable Bilby magnet clinging on- protecting his chocolate brethren. The chocolates are gone, but the tin and the magnet are still here. Easter Bilbies are the environmentally friendly chocolate choice, because chocolate bunnies do so much damage to the environment...
Friday, May 20, 2011
13 April 2011- These metal sculptures are apparently meant to symbolise characters in one of the Greek tragedies. I can't remember which one. They used to be in the center of King George Square, in front of City Hall, but were moved into storage about 5 years ago, when it was redeveloped, and disappeared. They have appeared in front of the IBM building, where I once worked, in the last year or so.