October 03, 2013
SEPTEMBER 2013... I'VE DONE IT
I READ: Another David Sedaris title, Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk. There was also the spring edition of Fete magazine and the newly launched Elle magazine. Fete’s a real treat – not a great deal to read but there’s page after page of eye candy. Elle, hmmm, I think I’m outside the demographic. I was hoping I’d be in it, but you know, I am in the death throes of 39. Yup. Outside the demographic.
I WENT TO: Melbourne for work, yet another Girl Guide camp and Mudgee for a weekend of R&R. I know, enough with the Girl Guide camps. Indulge me. It’s the season. We Guide volunteers get a workout in spring.
I did take a moment to spoil myself after braving the terrifying combination of teenage girls AND the great outdoors and instead braved a Dinosaur Designs sale. I also dropped a little dough at Sydney’s Gaffa Gallery shop. Shiny pretty new things are so much nicer than smelly dirty camp things.
I LISTENED TO: Nothing new. Suggestions welcome. Music please.
I ATE: Beautiful dishes at Almond Bar, in Darlinghurst, Sydney.
I SAW: A flick at the Sydney Latin Film Festival. I’m a sucker for foreign films. I always, always find them so more richly expressed than anything I see out of western filmmakers.
I MADE: A hiker’s vest. I found wool at the op shop and wanted a close-fitting vest to wear, well, hiking, and this fit the bill. Mind you, I had to modify the pattern quite a bit and feel I’ve unravelled and remade the vest so many times I’ve knitted enough for two vests.