Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Living in a crochet paradise.

I've recently learned how to crochet. I touched on that previously..

With Christmas just around the corner I've been bitten by the yuletide cheer bug.

I decided to scope out pinterest for Christmas crochet patterns.
Because I'm such a beginner it took me literally six tries to figure out this pattern, but somehow I did!

 Probably thanks to the fact that Paul was out of town for work, so I had no distractions! Then I was left to decide what I was going to do with my one tree. After a bit of deliberation I had a light bulb! I switched to green yarn, and began making some bunting to hang in the house. Why buy it when I'm completely capable of making it myself?!  I knew I wanted to make something to go between the trees, so once again I scoured pinterest. I happened upon another pattern for a cute little heart.  In total I made eight trees, and twelve hearts. It took me an entire week to crochet all the trees and hearts. It nearly killed me! But I done did it and I'm oh so proud!

Turns out it was really difficult to get a quality photo of it hanging up.
So...enjoy the above low budget photo.
I also whipped up this cute little tree skirt for our table top tree.
We currently live in a small apartment, so we just have a baby tree until we upgrade.
A little tree is better than no tree for me! I'm not ashamed to admit we've had our tree up for a week or two already! I absolutely adore Christmas. We travel so much for Mr. F's work, and we'll be traveling for Christmas, so I soak up all the time we've got with our decorations at home. My parents always decorated a ton for Christmas. I'm sure that's where I developed such an affinity for all things gay and bright.

Happy Holidays!
The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear!

Friday, November 8, 2013


I've recently noticed how rad Australian cemeteries are.
A lot of them have very, very old graves and headstones to match.
 There is one very close to where we live, so we took a little tour.

The graves have obviously been subject to the elements over the years. 
Most of the headstones I saw were from the late 1800's or early 1900's.


This one is from 1897.



Saturday, November 2, 2013


This past weekend Paul's work hosted their Chairman's awards in Adelaide. 
Adelaide is just a short one hour flight from us in Melbourne.

Paul and his workmates were nominated...AND WON two awards!
So in turn he was invited, and welcomed to bring a plus one.
I was his plus one ;)

Before the big event I joined one of Paul's workmates and three partner's of his workmates for a hair/makeup appointment. It was really nice to get to know the girls before the big dinner. It definitely made me feel far less nervous about going to meet a bunch of strangers. I'm hopeless in the small talk department. I'm painfully shy, so I usually just weird people out the first time we meet. The dinner itself was average for me, as I'm a vegetarian. So I had tofu for my entree and main, but the company was stellar! After a few adult beverages I hit the dance floor for the better part of three hours. I was actually sore the next day. I'm a maniac, maniac on the floor!

We had to make sure and take some sober photos before the event.
Good thing we did! These are our only photos together from the night.

The day after we hit the botanical garden. 
It was a beautiful day, but we felt like scum on the bottom of a shoe!

In the afternoon we took a little drive to Glenelg. 
We still weren't feeling up to snuff. But I'm glad we took the time to sight see.

Note the Aussie flag and the Australian Aboriginal flag.

So...this dude was there...making giant bubbles with a big net...
and weirding me out.

Paul and I are definitely no spring chickens! We were still hurting from Fridays shenanigans well into Sunday. But it was an absolutely fantastic time! Two thumbs up, good family fun!