Sunday, November 26, 2006

... and the Countdown begins...

Wow! Just realised that in a few days, it will be December. Where did the year go?
The usual end of year panic has begun... the Christmas cards (where's the list?!), the shopping (gonna keep it real simple this year) and end of school exams plus buying new school books and uniforms for the next year. Gotta be done in the next few weeks as we will only have a week to spare before school starts next year.
yes ... and packing!
Our winters are so mild that I think we've no concept of what's going to hit us when we arrive at our holiday destination .. the US Nth East Coast.
Our downunder Christmases are warm to hot affairs. Traditional turkeys and Christmas hams with seafood galore topped with BBQs done by BBQ 'chefs' dressed in shorts and thongs and beers in hand. An orgy of food, drink and great weather to welcome the new year!

I'm not sure if we'll ever be prepared for this

Although this last photo looks promising.............

Knitty City, Here I COME!

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

RED she said

DD loves red. Never got to spin that red roving I gave to Celia but she had wanted something out of it - beanie, scarf, anything.
I need to get going on knitting these for our impending holiday. Then I saw "Fetching" at I'm not a fan of fingerless gloves as black ones always remind me of Fagin and dirty sooty hands. Why not "Fetching" in red? :)

Monday, November 13, 2006

"My Knitted Nightie"

There pics were for Auntie SK of me in my knitted nightie.

I think I need a much more modest neckline. The stripes don't do anything for my figure at all!

Sunday, November 05, 2006

John Mayer - A Great Concert!

This young man is so talented!
Here's a grab from Youtube - John Mayer: In Repair
and DS wishes he could play like this - Gravity
We had a fantastic nite watching him jam and enjoyed his insightful, cheeky comments.

More links here - Sydney Enmore Th on Tim Tams- 3/11/2006
and at

Check out the song "Belief"
(excerpt lyrics below - from JM's "Continuum" CD)

"....belief is a beautiful armor
and makes for the heaviest sword
like punching underwater
you never can hit who you're trying for
some need the exhibition
and some have to know they tried
it's the chemical weapon
for the war that's raging on inside
oh, everyone believes
from emptiness to everything
oh, everyone believes
and no one's going quietly

we're never gonna win the world
we're never gonna stop the war
we're never gonna beat this
if belief is what we're fighting for

...what puts a hundred thousand children in the sand?
belief can, belief can
what puts a folded flag inside his mother's hand?
belief can, belief can"