Saturday, October 28, 2006

I want a Luke...

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Happy Diwali everyone!

I've been lucky enough to go to the Diwali celebrations in Auckland and Wellington this year! I don't think anything's going on in Christchurch but if anyone knows of anything do let me know. Louise, you will also be pleased to know I managed to score a copy of Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham! I've been watching it all morning and sobbing my heart out....

Here are some random photos from my travels, I didn't take many sadly:

Also, I'm single again... while it was quite nice being with someone again, it was also kind of weird. I think I need to spend more time on my own. I guess with the right person it wouldn't feel weird, either. I kind of do worry that the longer I'm single for, I'll get too stuck in my ways to fit in with anyone! But time will tell.


Wendy said very nice things about my Sizzle.

I do wish the picture didn't make me look so pasty though! Oh wait, I AM pasty... (who woulda thought it's actually spring here?)

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

I finished Sizzle a couple of weeks ago and I love it!

I've also started knitting Martha:

I've got loads more pics to post but blogger is being a bit of a pain at the moment. Going to Wellington tomorrow, will post when I get back!

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

mello yello

tastes like childhood!

Doesn't take much to make me happy :)

I know I promised pictures a couple of posts ago.... I'll put some up eventually. Probably after I confess to A that I have a knitblog and then after he gets weirded out and dumps me and then we get back together because his unhealthy obsession with cricket cancels out my unhealthy obsession with knitting I shall get him to take some photos. Which will be way better than me trying to take them myself and therefore worth the wait.

(Do you know lawyers aren't supposed to use the word "therefore" any more? Apparently it's a made up word and doesn't mean anything!)

Monday, October 09, 2006

Dear Starbucks

Dear Starbucks,

I tried to like you. I tried to put aside all I learned during the course of my Political Science degree about how you forced world coffee prices down and about how poor Columbian coffee farmers have had to turn to drugs to supplement their incomes. I tried to focus instead on how well you apparently treat your employees here in New Zealand. I will admit that you do have cosy chairs, and I did try not to be so snobbish about your other clientele. I tried to understand why your prices are so inflated and your ambience so manufactured compared to other more local coffee institutions. I know that my boyfriend really enjoys drinking at your outlets and, although I am an independent, free-thinking woman, yes I did try to like you for his sake.

I understand that many people like being able to go into a shop anywhere in the world and being assured of getting the same thing every time. I understand that, so do I.

However, I am unfamiliar with your menu, so when I ask for a trim milk hazelnut hot chocolate and it comes with not only hazelnut syrup but also vanilla syrup and mocha syrup, which apparently come as standard with all of your hot chocolates (and would be horrible enough by themselves but far worse with the addition of hazelnut!) I'm sure you can understand my distress at being given what is by far the worst hot chocolate I have ever had. Also, what was the weird oily-looking stuff floating on top?

Sorry Starbucks, but this simple girl prefers to walk into her local coffee place and ask for a trim milk hazelnut hot chocolate, or perhaps an iced chocolate even, and get exactly that!


p.s. I know what a cappucino is (it's what you drink with breakfast in Italy) but what the heck is a Frappucino anyway?

p.p.s. I'm drinking tea now!


Friday, October 06, 2006

Two things

1. My Fall IK arrived today! The envelope was franked on August 15. Go go economy post!

2. Stay tuned people..... my next post will have pictures! And perhaps multiple FOs! Shock horror, has Sarah remembered that this is primarily a knitting blog?

Thursday, October 05, 2006

I finished Sizzle at morning tea time and now I'm wearing it! That means Martha is up next... just as soon as I get some beads!

Monday, October 02, 2006


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