i’m back.

So.  I can’t quite even believe that my big travelling adventure of 2012 is over and came to a rather abrupt end when I landed back in a very chilly Sydney last week.   And as my tan is gradually fading and  I’m suddenly plunged into deep winter mode – wearing tights and scarves and baking bread and cooking soup – all those gorgeously long summer nights spent on various patios across Canada with lovely friends are fast becoming a distant memory.  Sigh. Continue reading

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oh canada.

Well.  It’s hard to believe that after more than a year of planning and penny-pinching my trip to Canadia is literally around the corner!  I almost can’t quite get my head around it.  At the moment I’m in that state of frantically trying to get everything done before I leave – I feel like I’m surrounded by lists, there are post-it notes all over my house and I’m hardly sleeping because I just can’t seem to turn my brain off.  And, the excitement of travelling and seeing all my Canadian friends again is building with every passing day so I’m practically beside myself with it. Continue reading

in a minute #2

So.  Welcome to my life in a minute #2 – an idea that I stole from Lizzie @ tablecloths and talking).  It’s kind of like a quick catchup over a cup of coffee.  Or even better, a glass of wine.  Continue reading

pieces + bits #2

So.  It’s been a little while between posts for me, I am in fact the queen of slack.  However, I offer the following excuses:

I’m currently in assignment hell.  I don’t know what I was thinking when I signed up for this Management Diploma, I was obviously completely out of my mind.  Not only is it super time-consuming, but it’s really, really boring.  Enough said.

Since the hatching of my baby chicks a couple of weeks ago I have had some serious farming duties to keep me occupied when I’m not studying.  Actually, even though looking after them can be a bit of work – mostly I just like watching them run around – they are so cute it’s ridiculous.  Did you know that chooks can totally talk to each other?  Well they can.  And the mother hen has a whole range of different clucking noises that seem to mean different things to the little chicks.  I could watch them all day, it’s just fascinating. 

so much cute.

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