Thursday, 29 September 2016

40 things about me

1. Are you named after anyone?  Possibly Laura Ingalls Wilder. My parents read me her books as a child. I'd like to say I'm named after Laura from Carmilla.



2. When was the last time you cried? Um I don't know, I cry at sad movie scenes so...

3. Do you like your handwriting?  It's ok, pretty hard to read, even for me.

4. What is your favorite lunch meat?  I'm trying to quit meat entirely. I've never eaten deli meats.

5. Do you have any kids?  Yes, a 6 year old dog and four year old conure.

6. If you were another person, would you be friends?  I think I've finally become so awesome I'd really want to be my friend, but I'd probably be too shy to approach me.

7. Do you use sarcasm?  Constantly.

8. Do you still have your tonsils?  Yes. Several years ago I was about one bout of tonsillitis away from being able to get them removed but they're ok now. Touch wood.

9. Would you bungee jump? No, Knowing my luck I'd hit the bridge or the cord would snap. 

10. What is your favorite cereal? One of those honey nut crunch cornflake things probably. I don't get them 'cause it's too easy to just eat a pack in a day!

11. Do you untie your shoes when you take them off? Depends on the pair. My old boots I had them laced halfway up and didn't have to, my new old Docs I definitely have to.

12. Do you think you're strong? Physically, no. Mentally, after all I've been through I'd have to say yes, 

13. What is your favorite ice cream flavour? I love mango gelato, white chocolate and raspberry gelato and honeycomb gelato.

14. What is the first thing you notice about people? What they're wearing. Also coloured or outrageous hair.

15. Red or Pink? Pink! I'm old enough now to accept that I can like pink and not be a Barbie doll.

16. What is the least favorite thing you like about yourself? I could do with losing some weight. Depression and anxiety aren't fun either.

17. What color pants and shoes are you wearing right now? Blue PJ pants. No shoes. I'm at home. Obviously. But I have nice old new Docs in a sort of Burgundy/ Ox Blood colour.

18. What was the last thing you ate? Borgs Vegetable Triangles.

19. What are you listening to right now?  Nothing. I'm watchi something.

20. If you were a crayon, what color would you be? Turquoise or purple I think.

21. Favorite smell?  Chinese Jasmine.

22. Who was the last person you talked to? My partner, Jon.

23. Favorite sport to watch? I'm not interested in physical pursuits.

24. Hair color that's real? My hair colour? Brown, although it was true red as a child.

25. Do you wear contacts? No. I'd like to wear coloured contacts but I have sensitive eyes.

26. Favorite food? Chips.

27. Scary movie or happy endings? Happy endings please!

28. Last movie you watched? Possibly Tinkerbell Fairy Rescue film

29. What color shirt are you wearing? Purple

30. Summer or Winter? Winter, although my favourites are Autumn and Spring. I hate being too hot. And Winter in Australia is really mild anyway.

31. Hugs or kisses? Depends on who from. Hugs from most people.

32. Favorite sweet food? Black forest cake.

33. What book are you currently reading? Forests of the Heart by Charles de Lint

34. What is on your mouse pad? I don't have one

35. What did you last watch on TV? I'm currently rewatching The Vampire Diaries.

36. Favorite sound? As in music? I like a lot of bands including The Cure and Lacuna Coil. Natural sounds: birdsong, the wind in the trees.

37. Rolling Stones or Beatles? I'm not really into either but I like John Lennon's Imagine and Paint It Black.

38. What is the farthest you have traveled? England and France.

39. Do you have a special talent? Writing. Being way over imaginative.

40. Where were you born? At my parents house. Literally, I was a home birth.

The Sixth Annual Sydney Gothic Picnic




With friends Kat and Liset (the organiser)


Amy and a new pug friend who was in the park



Kat and a pirate dog


Me and Kat


Bec and Miachaela




Steph






My outfit: 
Spice Road top
Secondhand skirt
Secondhand Doc Marten boots from street stall
Flowers in hair from Kmart
Hair: Fudge Turquoise Days and Fudge Purple People

Saturday, 17 September 2016

Friday, 16 September 2016

Haircut (8th September)


Undercut pinned back
Eyeshadow from Medusa's Makeup
Hair clips from Kmart



Thursday, 15 September 2016

Ostara

I found this Ostara celebration online and read it outside to celebrate Spring (1st September)

The Wheel of the Year turns once more,
and the vernal equinox arrives.
Light and dark are equal,
and the soil begins to change.
The earth awakes from its slumber,
and new life springs forth once more.
The sun draws ever closer to us,
greeting the earth with its welcoming rays.
Light and dark are equal,
and the sky fills with light and warmth.
The sun warms the land beneath our feet,
and gives life to all in its path.
Spring has come! For this, we are thankful!
The Divine is present all around,
in the cool fall of a rain storm,
in the tiny buds of a flower,
in the down of a newborn chick,
in the fertile fields waiting to be planted,
in the sky above us,
and in the earth below us.
We thank the universe* for all it has to offer us,
and are so blessed to be alive on this day.
Welcome, life! Welcome, light! Welcome, spring!
http://paganwiccan.about.com/od/ostarathespringequinox/ht/OstaraSolRite.htm

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

August- Month in review


Gnome crossing at library

Saw Cassie, Kat
Local markets with Emily

Reading:

Mr Fox by Helen Oyeyemi
Wings by Aprilynne Pike
Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead edited
The Merry Fates website
Under My Hat story collection edited by Jonathan Strahan


Watching:

Daria
Gilmore Girls
New Ghost Busters W Kat
Wall Street
Hail Caesar
Heroes
Suits

Listening to:

Tom Waits
Mors Sylphilitica
Nick Cave
The Pretty Reckless
Ibeyi
Rob Zombie
Inkubus Sukkubus
Strawberry Switchblade
The Clash
Eluveitie
Nightwish

Ankh


Shrug secondhand 
Dress from eBay (Free People knock off)
Ankh from Killstar
Black beaded necklace bought ages ago