Wednesday, September 8, 2010

The great chinese firewall!

Due to Christi currently being in china - and blogger being blocked - the blog is now located at: Wordpress

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

In Limbo

I am still hanging around.
hope to leave soon. Paperwork is so annoying sometimes!
I am sad that i will miss the Qingdao beer festival, but what can i do?!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

To boldly go where no man has gone before...

I have moved in to the house of my boyfriends mother. The atmosphere is psychotropic. I send this message from this alien world, yet i have grown accustomed to the new surroundings, and strange ethereal cultural quirks... There remain only 23 days until my departure from this community into a much more exciting place. China! Believe me, i am keen! here is some random photos to tide you over!
bendigo at night.

random skull nailed to a tree in havalock street...

me and my woman. being hair looks grey in this hmmmmmm

Anyway, there is an immense possibility that i am going to have to transfer this blog to typepad when in china. so watch for a link in the future!
Lotsa love Xx

Thursday, June 17, 2010

rocky road cake!

I made a delicious cake a while back, but then made a delicious coating of chocolate, marshmallows, but i missed the glaced cherries!

i got the recipe from a generic search for rocky road cake, then put in my own twist!,186,159183-254196,00.html

( also today I passed my license test- i am now a driver! look out world!)

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Opp shops again and my scarf obsessions!

Well... Its true, I do spend my money like water when i have such wonderful opportunities!
Katy and I went for another grand opp-shop adventure yesterday and you should see the treasures i found!
How often is it that you find a jumper with your year of birth on it? awwwww yeah!
Ten, yes TEN!! beautiful silk and cotton scarves! (I have an obsession!)

Also, a great nighty with the potential to be an awesome tunic and skirt. As well as this old little english lesson books from the 60's!
All up, even though i am supposed to be decreasing my substantial stuff piles, I just can't pass up a beautiful scarf! Or a lovely day with one of my closest pals, Katy!

p.s: 6 weeks to go!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010



We all love to recieve mail! not just Email, but personalised letters that come to your actual real life letterbox. I know there is a special kind of thrill i get when i recieve a letter, and i really feel that in our modern, online, society this doesnt happen all to often. Thats why i was pleasently suprised to stumble across this wonderful post on Indie Fixx, a great little website on its own, about Penpals! Now dear reader, most of the people on there are American, but if you are looking to bring some letter writing and spice back to your mailbox, choose a commentor below that post and get writing! I know i will!

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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Opp shop finds and Stormtroopers!

Today i had a fun afternoon with a good friend of mine, Katy. It was meant to be a crafty day, so we did a pre shop and then returned to her house for a crafternoon. But first, we stopped off at one of the many oppshops on the way... here are my super finds today:
Photobucket an oppshop i found an uncut pattern for American civil war costumes! wow! this scarf is lovely too, and the book? We loved the cover!
I saw this somewhere on the internets.. and decided to copy it! Although it was my beautiful friend Katy who did most of the work! It feels so good to have stormtroopers on me...but it feels strange actually having nails instead of the bitten down stubs i am usually sportin'
A new skirt i finished today. Its probably the first one i have been happy with! Plus this fabric is super adorable, and teamed with a beautiful vintage heavy weight cotton given to me by my grandma. I am yet to try it out on the town but i am eager!