Thursday, April 30, 2009

I'm sick too....

It seems in the blogging world at the moment (and probably in the real world too) everyone has a cold. Well I have also, unwillingly, joined the trend and am feeling somewhat sorry for myself.
I'm sure its not the mexican flu though!
All this mexican flu stuff reminds me of when everyone was all a flutter about SARS (excuse the pun). The hospital I was working at at the time had all the medical staff fitted with special long wearing facemasks. It was made pretty clear to us that if the worst happend and a major outbreak occured we were expected to turn up to work (regardless of whether we were rostered on or not) and work until we died or dropped from exhaustion.
What a great job!
Late morning I crawled out of bed and decided today was the day to wear my new leather jacket. It is so comfy and fits like it was made for me, and is offically new favourite thing!
I got it for $10 from the op shop near the Chapel street bazar, given how overpriced the op shops here tend to be I was terribly excited!

The top I scored from the salvos in St Kilda, along with some russian stacking dolls(love those things!) and a travel book for the great land of Aus!

Introducing my new canvas wedge heels scored from savers....

And a double score...
Not one but TWO pairs of vintage style all leather heels, one pair not even worn!
I find it SO hard to find vintage shoes, they are either made for people with tiny little midgit feet, or are so narrow that i can't even get my big toe into them.
So finding these were a huge score for me.
I found both pairs on a massive op shopping trip i did down the Frankston line...I spent all day getting on and off the train, getting all sorts of bargins, I didn't come home until 8pm!
I'm sure you will get to see all my other treasures as I wear them!
I'm off to eat some piklets with jam and cream....
because I can!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

living it up!

So we are now officially living our lives in Melbourne and we love it!
Both of us have jobs, and tho i don't like mine much it is well paid so i can't really complain..
I realise now that when i last lived here i thought i had seen alot of what the city had to offer, but in reality i saw very little. So the boyfriend and i have spent the last few weeks exploring the suburbs and the laneways and the markets as much as we can.
The boyfriend being the sweet soul that he is has been pointing out op shops for me to explore, and coming home and telling me of ones he has seen on his travels...poor misguided boy!
We are also no longer homeless, as we are now in a lovely sharehouse a stones throw from the beach in brighton, perfect!
The outfit photo above has been taken in our new bedroom (it came fully furnished and decked out like a hotel, little soaps and a mini bar!) and the dress i am wearing is one of three that i got from the Camberwell markets (i love them!), this dress has pockets and cost me a whole $2 and is so very comfy. I then had to pay an exorbinant amount to have the hem and the sleeves altered, so when we moved into our new abode our landlords asked if there was anything we would like them to find for us?(they are VERY accomodating!) and i said "do you happen to have a sewing machine that i could borrow while i'm here?"
Well the next day they turned up with not one but THREE sewing machines, one of them an old treadle singer..........I'm sure i will be able to make use of at least one of them!
So far I have been to 2 of the Savers stores, and i plan to put up the treasure i got later..
one of the best things i have thrifted so far, from the op shop in Oakleigh is the book "the far pavillions" by M M Kaye.
I started reading this book years ago, when i was prehaps 9 or 10, but i found it too hard to get into so i gave up, but now i love it!i have been reading it at every possible moment and i don't know what i will do with myself when i finish it....
Hope you are all well!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Melbourne, day three.

We are still basically jobless, but the boyfriend has got a job trial on Tuesday so we are hoping that goes well...
Despite the fact there is still a worldwide cronic nursing shortage, I have still not got work, tho I have signed up with an agency. It is the weirdest feeling for me because I have never had to really LOOK for a job before, I have always had hospitals/agencies fighting to get me, or any nurse for that matter! they are still desperate, but more worried about there budgets at the mo!
Today we went and looked at the MOST filthy share house I have ever seen, it was so bad it should have been condemed...stinking piles of rubbish everywhere.
So even tho it was cheap we turned it down...
We are hoping to get a call about another place tomorrow.
T get full use out of our day tickets for the train we went to Prahran and then out to Brighton, I spent all of my wage shopping in Prahran when i last lived here!
Have just come back from a great dumpling dinner in chinatown...mmmmmmm
My outfit above is all new except the shoes, but the soles are stating to fall off so i hope to get them fixed tomorrow!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009


We have arrived, a bit worse for wear and a bit grumpy and tired, but in one piece! (very dramatic for a 3 and a half four flight!). I now have to find an interview outfit that hides all my tattoos and get a job, no pressure! I saw an op shop round the corner from the hostel we are staying at, so I will check it out tomorrow.....

Sunday, April 5, 2009

today i wore....

Blue and white flower print dress, tan leather belt, merino cardy, and brown boots.
All thrifted!
I was tagged by lovely Rachael at to reveal '7 things you may not know about me'.
1. I am a constant traveller, I think I might be settled and then I start finding myself planning my next destination.
2. I have seven tattoos, but have been tattooed a total of eleven times!
3. I love friends (the T.V show), I could watch it all day, it never ceases to be funny!
4. I have partied with jackaroos and jillaroos
5. I have a small mole on my lower lip, people are always thinking its a bit of chocolate and trying to get me to wipe it off!
6. Despite my boyfriends love of rock climbing I hate it, really, it bores me to tears.
7. I went and lived in the scottish highlands just because I was reading the "cross stitch" series at the time and I wanted to see what it was like! (I spent months trying to find the standing stone circle that is supposed to be near Inverness, according to the book, but never found it!)
so i'm going to tag:
gotta go!off to dinner!

excuse my absence...

I have not disappeared! For the last week or so I have been without the internet, I didn't realise how much it would be missed!
The photo above was taken after my work leaving dinner, my lovely workmates gave me the bunch of flowers ( only the second I have ever recieved in my life, take note boyfriend). My dress is a very cute handmade number, from savemart (again!), it has little feathers all over it.
Despite the great fabric this was the first time I have ever worn it, mostly because the waist is a bit tight ( goading me into losing weight), and the facing on the neckline is extremly stiff.
But because I loved wearing it so much the other night it is now packed away with ONLY THREE other dresses ( yes THREE!) in my suitcase, and will be coming with me to Melbourne, where it will hopefully live happily ever after!
The lovely Racheal at has tagged me, which I hope to answer tomorrow, but what I want to know is how do I then tag other bloggers? and how do they then know that I have tagged them? I find this all so terribly difficult!