Break

Saturday, July 23, 2011

 I am taking a little break from the blog. For a little while now I haven't been feeling well & blogging/internets seems to make it worse. So I'm taking a break for a while. Thanks for reading & check back once in a while because I will be back, for sure. 

Ivy & Bridges

Friday, July 22, 2011

I found this little house hiding behind the Granville Street Bridge. It looks so cute. I imagine that it was there long before the bridge was. 

Frockin' up - Star top edition

Thursday, July 21, 2011

 The other week I popped into the Zara sale, tried on a bunch of clothes & out of all of them (turns out Zara dresses in small fit my top half but not my bottom & the medium is just too big) I picked up this star top. A new fav.
Sadly this is the last photo of these Bettina Liano jeans. I picked them up at Mixed Lollies in Alice Springs 4 years ago & have pretty much worn them daily ever since. They finally gave way the weekend we were in Victoria. I fell a little lost without a go to pair of comfy black jeans.

Rainy days & movies

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

I had planned to take it easy on Saturday anyway and when I woke up it was chucking it down. It rained for most of the day. What to do on a rainy Saturday? Well I watched movie trailers on Apple. The pick of the bunch were:


Griff the Invisible - An Aussie Romantic Comedy/Superhero Movie


Girlfriend - About a young man with down syndrome who comes into some money & uses it to pursue Candy, a girl he's loved since highschool. 


The Devil's Double -  based on the terrifying true story of Uday Hussein's body double.

Just a Minute in July

Sunday, July 17, 2011


Reading.... The Help by Kathryn Stockett. An amazing book about what it's like to be a black maid in a white home in the South in 1962. It has recently been made into a movie, but read the book first, it's so good.


Listening.... to Triple J via the internet. Missing home so listening online is the next best thing


Making..... dinner tonight. It's been way too long since I've eaten dinner at home. Now that all our guests are gone & Nick's still on Man Trip, it's time to cook up healthy comfort food. Chicken Kiev that I picked up from the Granville Island Markets is on the menu tonight, with salad & veggies. Yum.


Watching.... Modern Family. I put off watching this until I'd finished all of Parks & Rec because for some reason I thought they were hour long episodes, but they aren't. Just a cute, funny half hour of fun. 


Trying.... Countess of Seville, sweet orange green tea from David's Tea. Delicious. 


Just a minute via Daydream Lily

Frockn' up - Hot day

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Last week it was hot! For a day! Yay! Well, hot is a relative term. I think it was probably 23 degrees & sunny with no wind, but it felt hot after the dismal summer we're having. My brother & I went to Commercial Drive where we had lunch & then wandered the vintage stores. An awesome afternoon out. I picked up a cute top from Mintage which you may see in the coming weeks. 
Hat - American Eagle
Dress - French Kitty
Shoes - Toms

Daytime wanderings in Victoria BC

Thursday, July 14, 2011

We started the morning at Wildfire Bakery. They have the best coffee & muffins. We then spent the rest of the morning wandering down Johnston Street. Johnson Street has numerous independent & vintage clothing boutiques. It reminded me of being back in Melbourne. They even have their own tea shop, David's Tea, to rival T2! 
Wildfire Bakery

The tiny green Turtle Hostel 

A yellow Fire Engine

Pretty hanging baskets against a fairly industrial parking garage

Johnson Street

The ferry, heading home

Victoria BC

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

 We arrived into Victoria as it was getting dark and after checking into our hostel, the Turtle, then finding a place that served dinner after 9:00pm (not easy, we ended up at Smiths Pub, very good food), we wandered down to the water to take a look at the parliament building all lit up. Victoria is the capital of BC and the fancy parliament building is located there. It looked so pretty covered in Christmas lights.

Ferry rides & sailing

Tuesday, July 12, 2011





On Friday we hopped the ferry to Vancouver Island & headed down to Victoria. The ferry ride was so much fun and so easy. I thought that it all might be a bit too hard, but we took the central line sky train to Bridgeport then took the number 620 bus to the ferry terminal and before you knew it we were on the ferry, sailing to the Island. 

Berlin Calling

Monday, July 11, 2011

A few more random street art shots from Berlin


Frockin up - Weekly Edition

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Singlet - Bonds
Jeans - Sportsgirl
Thongs - Havianas
Broach - Emily  Green
 Monday there was a hint of sunshine so I cracked out my singlet & thongs & was on my way out the door.

Surfboards in the city

Friday, July 8, 2011

Walking across the Granville Street bridge the other day I came across this apartment building, complete with surfboards! Surfboards in the middle of the city, miles & miles from the nearest surf beach. I sensed their loneliness.

Cute cars

Thursday, July 7, 2011

On Canada Day this cute parade of Eatery cars happened to drive past where we were waiting to cross the road. Cute!

Like bees to begonia

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Sometimes the sisterhood is great at sharing & other times they totally let you down. As I mentioned in this post, I never imagined that it would take more than a month or two to get pregnant, yet here we are. Infertility is not often the topic of conversation. Just the word sounds a little scary! But after hearing about my miscarriage, my friend sent me this book, The Conception Chronicles. It's the story of three friends who are trying to get pregnant, their emails back & forth & an in depth look at fertility treatment. 


The friends share little known truths such as "the average couple has a 10 to 20 percent chance of conceiving each month" (p7) and "the success rate for couples in their twenties is only about 20 percent for each month's attempts" (p7). You start to wonder how these couples fell pregnant when 'they weren't even trying' and why did we bother so much with contraception when there is only a twenty percent chance of falling pregnant? 


"Like bees to begonia, so too are overnight guests drawn to an ovulatory house" (p92).


The book handles what is a fairly serious, emotional topic with a little bit of humor. The friends draw you in and make you feel like there is someone who knows how you feel & what you're going through. Once they get into the fertility treatments and IVF the information becomes mind boggling. Where you could get lost in technical jargon the friends continue to bring it back to their story, personalising the process. If you or a friend is trying to get pregnant I would recommend picking up a copy of this book. 

Sunny days & weekends

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Sunny days in Vancouver have been rare so a sunny Saturday was the perfect time to check out the farmers market, pick up some tulips, have coffee in the sunshine & read the paper.
 How was your Saturday?

Hipster babies & music festivals

Monday, July 4, 2011

Today's street art comprises a few random shots from Berlin.


I imagine this baby belongs to hipster parents who've just taken her to a music festival that she has thoroughly enjoyed.

"Between you and me, I don't Chang a lot of chicks"

Sunday, July 3, 2011

We have been really getting into Community lately (well since my brother shared his copy of it with us, how nice is he?). Community follows the story of a lawyer who is sent to community college when his firm discovers that he actually doesn't have a degree. At community college he meets a cute girl who doesn't want to go out with him so he forms a Spanish study group so that he can crack onto her, sorry, get to know her. The study group becomes close & hilarity ensues. The characters are brilliant. I wish 'Troy & Abed in the Morning' was a real Morning Show. I'd watch it. Chang never ceases to amaze (his quotes get better & better in season two, including his over use of the word 'Chang')  & somehow we all just love Annie, inspite of ourselves. Get into it, you'll not be able to stop.

Frockin' up - Museum Edition

Friday, July 1, 2011

I've been offered a position as a volunteer researcher at the Museum of Anthropology in Vancouver. Of course I accepted & Monday was orientation day. This is what I wore. 
Scarf - H&M
Top - Topshop
Jeans - Bettina Liano
Shoes - Witchery

Apartment Buildings

The columns on this building remind me of the Flintstones/Jetsons. with their rocky mid-century feel. The rest of this building (if you could see it) is reminiscent of public housing towers. You cant have it all.
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