Thursday, January 26, 2012

See you later f--kwitts

I recently took a long weekend for my my birthday and drove to Bundaberg to see the turtles with Mr Reread.  The town is described as 'modern and progressive' in the tourism brochure - the locals didn't get the memo. We booked in to a beach-side cabin resort, of which our cabin was unfortunately next door to an entire family or 'ford' of bogans. Mr Bogan was up at 8am the first morning 'thonging' through the carport directly behind our bedroom and emptying an endless supply of empty bottles into the Otto. Delightful.

Driving toward Bargara
Closed on Sunday - good thing we didn't need any fuzzy dice or a gun

On the Sunday, we drove out to a national park, that turned out to be more of a swamp and took a little turn around the swampy grasslands, it was pretty. We arrived back into Bundaberg looking to eat the arse out of a low-flying duck. Do you think there are any cafes open on a Sunday? No, there is not and apparently Woolies in Bundy observes the Sabbath too. We eventually found an IGA and made a dodgy salad of sorts before the 'turtles'.

These cute macropods were just chilling in someone's front yard

That night we went down to Mon Repos for the turtle experience. This is what made the trip totally worth the while. We were in the first group to go down to the beach. Standing in the darkness with 10 billion twinkling stars above us we got to see a nest of hatchlings emerge and run down the beach to the ocean. Only about one in 1000 of these little guys will survive to adulthood. Nature's a bitch huh.

Babies don't get much cuter than this
Just hatched - a baby loggerhead
Using torches to guide them to the ocean

On our last morning we had breakfast in the main street with the locals paddling in the significantly shallow gene pool. As we made our way to the car a tall, pock-faced boy walked by us and bode farewell to his mate who had ducked into a clothing store 'see ya later fuckwitt'. And that was the closing chapter of our Bundaberg weekend.

If you're ever up that way make sure you see the turtles. And don't bother going to the 'mystery craters' on the way to Gin Gin. The biggest mystery is why we paid $7.50 to see some slimy holes in some lady's backyard? 

'Mystery craters' and a hairstyle that really needs to be Photoshoped

Friday, January 20, 2012

All I want for my birthday is peace ...

That's what I would say if I was runner-up in a beauty pageant, but I'm not so that's bollocks. All I actually want for my birthday is a pony. My mum sent me some cute stuff in the mail, a marimekko tea towel, a moomin teacup and these cute wee cupcake toppers. Thanks mum xxx.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Uncle Arthur, you silly old prick

I ducked out at lunch today for some Lifeline Bookfest rummaging. Hello unpriced section! Great cause, great books, great crafting ideas all swimming though my head. I picked up some Uncle Arthur books, in all their sexist, racist, extreme fanatical Christian glory. Oh Uncle Arthur, had you been my uncle I think you would have been 'that' uncle, the one who never got invited to family weddings.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Spaces I would rather be

Friday, I love you and hate you. Towards the end of the day I get to know you a little better and we become friends. On a Friday ... these are spaces I would rather be.


Saturday, January 7, 2012

Ha ha ha

These cute little gift tags will be at my market tomorrow ... The Young Designers Market at South Bank from 10am until 4pm tomorrow. Click her for more info on the market and to see who else will be there.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

2012 markets

I am very much looking forward to getting back to the markets this year. I will be breaking into the 2012 market season this Sunday at South Bank for the Young Designers Market. The market is on from 10am until 4pm, come say hi and grab a handmade treasure.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Making a mess and getting it right

On my holidays I spent a lot of time cutting out animal shapes, applying resin and flicking through romance novels to find cheesy one-liners to go with my cards. The weather was so amazing all holidays, I had the most relaxing time crafting, walking, drinking cups of tea and messing up the room I had spotless for Christmas day. All my crafty endeavours are toward my markets for 2012, the first of which is this Sunday at South bank. Do come say hi!

Rainbow after a summer storm

You're so messy, oh so messy ...

Sunday, January 1, 2012

And now for something really different ...

Happy New Year! I had the best NYE ever. We had some dinner at home, the boys played guitar, got a lift into the Valley, had a few chilled beers at my fav bar (ric's) and then after the countdown got a free train home. Having a lazy Sunday with wonderful company and a ripper cup of tea. It's going to be a good year.

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