She’s there every morning, glaring down at me, when I open my eyes.
“If you’re going nowhere, neither is that extra chin”, she seems to say. “I have limits, you know. If we’re to ever get any closer, you should be out there, not hitting the snooze button repeatedly!”
She’s right, of course, my ideal dress size. I breached her
boundaries a long time ago and won’t be fitting back in any time soon, unless I get out there and move. Every single day.
“And cut out the champagne while you’re at it, lardarse.”
By my calculations, transforming Matilda’s reproach into rapprochement is about 720 km away.
The Matilda Dress
I’ve lived in Sydney for longer than the annual Vivid festival’s been going, but this year is the first time I went down to the Harbour to take a look. It’s fabulous, the atmosphere, the music and the visual splendour. Tonight’s the last night, so if you’re in Sydney and you haven’t been yet, get rugged up, and head to
Vivid tonight for a wonderful evening.
Museum of Contemporary Art, Circular Quay, Sydney
For those of you who couldn’t make it, you might be interested in these Vivid 2015 videos from YouTube.
Sydney Opera House
Museum of Contemporary Art
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I know what you’re thinking…
..but I haven’t taken to my husband’s head with a meat cleaver.
Being time-poor, I don’t cook much, but when I do, I like to try something new and recently attempted this
The problem is that the whole
trick didn’t work so well. Hence the pomegranate bloodbath. t ap-the-pomegranate-skin-with-a-wooden-spoon-and-the-seeds-will-just-fall-out
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Fresh Noodles – Tokyo
he Daily Post for other takes on this week’s photo challenge.
..the name of the river on the banks of which this photo was taken?
It’s our habit, on a Saturday, to head out early for breakfast at our local, and then to the golf course for 18 holes.
We got more than we bargained for today – on the fourth, a thunderstorm so powerful in its rain and wind action that we struggled to run against it to seek shelter from the lightning spiking all around us. The golf course was flooded in a couple of minutes – it’s frightening how quickly the weather can turn deadly.
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Do you think that context changes meaning in the two shots of the same subject above? What about the two shots below?
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My favourite five creative takes on this theme:
hamburg und mee(h)r
filling my bag with gear
Ron Mayhew’s Blog
“Our little weekend rituals
make me happy,
And prevent me from running
from the planet, screaming.”
OK, maybe I didn’t articulate that last line, hehe.
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At , Moo Burgers kids are encouraged to give expression to their inner Moonet.
. I’d give Tony, aged 4, first prize for his moomorous, Aussie-themed moosterpiece
The world seen through the eyes of children can open ours – see Launch Pad for children’s unique . insights
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Chocolate is essential.
I did not, I repeat, did not attempt to bribe Nancy at Spirit Lights the Way with chocolate so she would include me as a semi-finalist in her ‘The Writer’s Desk Challenge’. 😆
Thanks, Nancy – I’m delighted.
Vote for your favourite entry here.
It’s not what you’re thinking, Jo Bryant 🙂
Peels like a mandarin…
Tastes like a mandarin…no, orange…no, mandarin
Sumo mandarins, known as dekopon in Japan, have come to our local grocer from a Queensland grower
“I think I spy a worm…
“Pssst, Horace, I think we’re being watched.”
“Oh for goodness sake, Edith, stop imagining things and eat your dinner…”
“Mmm…I think I spy a plumper morsel over there…”
Click here for the Animal Olympics
Breakfast at Via Del Corso?
mmm, not quite breakfast
that’ll do the Man
fruit fit for bees
it’s a beautiful day for a boat show
to play tourist and reflect on the harbour
and the city
do some shopping
don’t forget to buy The Big Issue
(step away from the cupcakes!)
spicy chicken laksa
and head off to friends to watch the rugby
He ate Suzi’s paella
and dreamed of Ipanema,
of romance in Marbella
and Rio de Janeiro
He ate Fleur’s rindless blue
his dreams were psychedelia
he dreamt he was Theroux,
da Vinci and Ophelia
He drank Ping’s green absinthe
and dreamt he was a fairy
with eyes as green as minthe
his wand, a blue canary
He ate Fang’s chou dofu
her durian, then balut,
and napped as King Shi Chu
at war with King Canute
He ate Ann’s cherry duck
nightmared of Gordon Ramsay
who served confit of muck
with jus of some philandery
Then came Maeve’s Irish Stew,
no dreams his sleep disturbed
and as he woke he knew
his food of love’d been served
The task was set by
The only Cin,
Pesto Princess put up the prize,
Side View decided who should win –
That was me, to my surprise!
See The only Cin for one more chance to win!
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