Monday, June 05, 2006

Overdue update time...


I've moved to Melbourne :-D

I'm working for Monash Uni. My new job and workmates are awesome.

I miss my friends and I miss the familiarity of Adelaide,

But I am absolutely loving it over here! I haven't had enough time to get homesick yet, so here's hoping I stay busy.

I put in an application for a gorgeous little apartment in St Kilda! You can see the beach from the bedroom window! Uber cool.

So, yeah, that's my news.
I have a very strange sense of being super busy and a bit overwhelmed, but am also feeling very happy and peaceful about where I'm at right now.

It looks like the move to a new city was just what I needed :o)

PS - I'm posting on LJ slightly more regularly than on blogspot, so it might be worth checking for updates there...

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Dinner at Babanusa

So, these are a little overdue, but here are a few pics of dinner at Babanusa. It was my very first Sudanese meal, and I found it really interesting, and very yummy. The pumpkin and peanut dip was such a strange taste combination, but totally irresistable. We had a few interesting conversations about Sudanese cuisine, and I learnt that Adelaide has the largest Sudanese community outside of Sudan. Cool, hey?

An out-of-focus pic of Tom and Emily, which I find strangely appealing :-)

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Emily and Jonny (and the waitress in the background) at Babanusa.
There seems to be an awful lot of wine glasses on the table... I don't remember drinking that much... it must have been Emily... it's always the quiet ones.
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Margie-Mark at Babanusa
Sorry Mag, I know you hate that name, but I just think it's so cute!... like you :-P
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Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Molly can knit!

Here is my scarf, so far. Woo hoo!!!
Margie taught me how to knit on Saturday night and I am absolutely loving it! I know the scarf looks a bit wider in some places than others, but I'm not really that fussed. I am so excited to be doing something crafty and constructive! I've almost finished the first ball and have two more to go, so I'm starting to think that i might end up with a chunky and not-so-long scarf, but that's totally cool. I am in love with the colours too. Very happy :-)
I think I have the knitting bug, coz I'm already starting to think about what I might like to knit next :-)

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Monday, March 06, 2006

The sky that dances

More pics to come, but I had to post this one as soon as I arrived home. It was such an amazing performance and an absolutely beautiful night.  Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

My ponytail plant is flowering!!!

After seeing Margie and Mark's excellent strawberries, my balcony garden was leaving me with a severe sense of inadequacy. Then I discovered... my pontytail plant is flowering! Yay!! They're not supposed to flower until they're at least 10 years old... my pot plants are so advanced for their age :-P Posted by Picasa

I mean, look at this crazy thing! Posted by Picasa

... and it is covered in lots of lovely bees! Posted by Picasa

Saturday, February 25, 2006

mmm, just stuff

In this crazy tumultuous world we live in, it is great to know that some things are still constant:
- no matter how good a multi-tasker one might be, trying to laugh and drink Smirnoff Double Black simultaneously will result in all sorts of nasty, choking mess
- any gathering involving more than about ten choristers and some alcohol will generally yield Morals Report worthy quotes (eg, "Well, whose getting off first then?" from a suspisciously sober alto :-P )
- going to the Central Market and eating a Zuma's 'Full-on' breakfast at 1pm on a Saturday is an awesome start to the weekend

Thursday, February 23, 2006

All my friends are getting married...

Well, not exactly all my friends...
It was my girlfriend Donna's wedding the other weekend. Yay! I did the first reading at the ceremony, and made her cry. Excellent.
The reception afterwards was so much fun. This is my fave pic of the night - Donna (sans husband :-P ) busting some moves on the dance floor. Woo hoo!
I get such a kick out of hearing her refer to Dan as her hubby! Too cute!!
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Parisian bakery

So, I just returned home from AUCS coffee and was feeling very hungry, so decided that instead of having a midnight snack I would look through holiday photos to distract myself, when I came across this pic of a gorgeous little Parisian bakery Ben and I bought lunch from one day. Yu-um. I battled through in my dodgy French, then we took our yummy cake-y pastry-y things and ate our lunch by the river. Sitting on the bank of the Seine eating a chocolate eclair... *sigh* Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Yes, that's me, hugging an ancient Scottish monolith (you can tell it's Scottish from the heather in the background, for those who didn't quite get that one).

No, I can't be expected to go back to living in Adelaide and working 9 - 5 (make that 7.30 - 4.30) after having done things like monolith hugging.

Yeah, feeling very random at the moment... no, I'm not on the "University cigaretttes"... it's a completely drug free state of weirdness...

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Get me out of here

Ok, I'm not really sure what's wrong with me, but lately I have been feeling incredibly bored, but seriously overwhelmed by life at the same time.

I think I need to get out of Adelaide. I'm applying for a job in Melbourne. I think Melbourne would be good for me.

Any suggestions about what the hell I should do with my life would be most welcome. Seriously guys, I could use the input.

Friday, January 27, 2006

Australia Day

I had a very busy Australia Day!

Woke up super early and went for a long swim at Brighton, before it got busy and hot. The water was so beautiful! I really want to get down to the beach some more this Summer.
Then I met up with one of my best mates from school, Alicia, and had brekkie with her on Jetty road. Ish has just come home from a 2 year stint in Qld with her boy, so it was great to chill with her.
Then home to whip up a salad and off to a barbeque at Simon's place (Simon is my mate from Uni and now one of my best friend's boyfriend's - Adelaide is too small!). It was soooo hot outside. I don't know if it's a traditional Australia Day / Hottest 100 thing but we pulled out the kiddy pool and all stuck our feet in to try and stay cool.
Unfortunately my phone ended up having a bit of a swim, so it's now completely cactus :-( Big grrrr.

And another big grrr for 'Wish you well' being number 1. What's that about?! Not sure how i feel about the countdown this year. I'm a bit sad the Royksop's 'What else is there?' didn't make it in at all, coz i love that song. But Yay! to Sarah Blasko's 'Flame Trees' making it into the top 10. I know lots of people don't agree with covers in the Hottest 100, but that's such a beautiful track.

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Random Photos # 02

My fave photo of Christmas this year: me with my cousin Ming's little girl, Maeve.
(This is one isn't really random, but I love it so much I couldn't make myself wait to put it up with a Chrissy update post.)

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