They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
Today, the 25th of April, is ANZAC Day. It is the day we remember all Australians who served and died in war.
Lest we forget.
Given I have a sneaking suspicion that geisha girls make-up lockers don't come on the market that often, I may have to set my future sights on Japanese shoe lockers instead.
Tonight I printed out the twelve photos I took on April 12 and created a layout. Working with 10 landscape and 2 portrait photos on one page created a bit of a challenge - not sure what I think of that white behind the title - but overall I'm pleased with how it turned out. :)
Tomorrow morning I’m heading away with my parents and sister for the long weekend. Yesterday I started typing up a list of things to pack. This is actually fairly organised for me.
The List So Far:
· Season 2 of The West Wing on DVD
· Bryan Peterson’s book Understanding Exposure
· Laptop and power cord
· Books to Read
· Nail polish
· Bottle of Moet and Chandon
Clothes do I hear you ask? Pfft. That is easy, last minute stuff. Well, not if I don’t do a load of washing (or 3) so that I actually have some clean clothes to take. Probably should go do that.
Tonight, so that I might actually get some things (like this blog post) completed, I have imposed a West Wing ban. Whenever I watch an episode of the best TV show ever I tend to get a bit compulsive and feel the need to watch the entire seven seasons all over again. Not the best for productivity.
I have no recollection of Friday night. No alcohol or mind-altering substances were involved, promise. :) I do have a sneaking suspicion that there was some (or a lot) of The West Wing.
Saturday morning I got a much needed haircut and splurged on 3 new bottles of nail polish. The colours will debut here soon but in the meantime I wanted to share this photo.
The other day my Mum had a pedicure and insisted her second toes be painted a different colour. Apparently the pedicurist hid the toes from view until complete and at one stage the store owner walking in and looked horrified until Mum reassured her that her toes were as she wanted them. Love them! Imitation is definitely the greatest form of flattery. And for the record, Mum took photos for me without even being asked. She knows me well!
Saturday afternoon I met with a friend to take photos of Gordon, his Landrover Defender, which he is putting up for sale. I think it's the first time I've been asked to take photos, normally I just bug people with my camera. :)
So if anyone is in the market for a Landrover, let me know. I can hook you up. (I can't even type that with a straight face!) But I am going to miss Gordon - there was some great trips in this car.
I had time to watch another episode of The West Wing before Mike and I headed into the city for dinner and a comedy festival show. A bit of a spur of the moment decision, we randomly picked the Andrew Maxwell show. Although not for the easily offended - we had a walk-out with only 10 minutes of the show remaining - he was very funny, playing off the audience with a show that felt fresh and responsive; dirty but not crude.
On Sunday Lucy and I headed out on one of our big couple-times-a-year clothes shopping trips. I discovered Sportscraft, purchasing pants for work, shirts and a cardigan. Oh, and boots too. Great day but wouldn't describe it as cheap. :)
Driving home I felt so tired that I decided to have a nap before heading off to yoga. I was still napping an hour later when yoga class would be winding up. Opps!
There you have it - a weekend that flew by. Great weekend, but so fast! I'm consoling myself that it's a short week before a massively long weekend. I love Easter! (And not just for the chocolate.)
On Monday morning there was a definite chill in the air - that bite that reminds you winter is just around the corner. Yesterday, the 12th, I awoke to the sound of pouring rain. All morning it would be pouring then suddenly the rain would stop only to start again, just as heavy, moments later. It was like someone was flicking a switch - on, off, on, off.
Today at work I was thinking about these photos and the impact the weather had had on the colour scheme. All dim and dreary compared to the pinks and greens of last month, taken on a bright, sunny day. I tell you all this just so you can imagine my surprise when I sat down to edit these photos. It seems there is still colour and life to be found on the dreariest of days.
And, I wanted to share some of Rebecca's 12 photos too. With little free time at the moment, Rebecca promised herself she would squeeze in some photos if it didn't rain. I think her wish went a little awry. (Thanks so much for all that rain Rebecca!)
The reason Rebecca is so busy - she's helping organise London Victoriathon, a charity event being held this Saturday to raise funds for Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami relief. I wish you the best of luck Rebecca!
Watching: The West Wing, Season Two
Drinking: Hot Chocolate
Wondering: What I am going to feed Jenna for dinner on Tuesday
Eating: Spaghetti Bolognese with Mum's homemade bolognese sauce
Reorganising: The shelves of my desk
Working: On my Santa cross-stitch
Looking: Out the window at my little garden
Cleaning: The bathroom and floor
Reading: Nothing as I need to go to the library again