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Thus Spoke Sarathustra

My first is in sticks and stones
My second is in pirates not pipes
My third is in Brazil and in Australia
My fourth is in baloons but not in kites
Apr 29 '13
Here’s a painting I made of the scene in the movie where Sarah and the Goblin King are dancing :-) It’s not quite finished yet!

Here’s a painting I made of the scene in the movie where Sarah and the Goblin King are dancing :-) It’s not quite finished yet!

Sep 17 '12
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Mar 31 '12

So the graduate film I worked on in 2010 is finally online! :-D

I worked in a group with two beautiful girls, Ashleigh Beevers and Alexis Dean-Jones

I learnt so much in the making of this film… and so much more since we made it! Good to know we’re always improving and moving forward :-) Making this short film with two great friends is something I’ll always cherish. 

Mar 28 '12

This one of my favourite songs at the moment! I’ve been enjoying it a lot, and even trying to learn it on the ukulele… Though once I’ve mastered that the singing will still leave a lot to be desired!

I really like trains, even though sometimes they are crowded and smelly. They give you a great opportunity to read a book and to observe other fellow humans… The other day Nathan and I were so entranced in our reading we went right past our station just as the train became an “express” to the outskirts of town… I’ve also caught the complete wrong train numerous times, but they’re a good excuse to get lost and see other parts of town. 

This is one my favourite trains:

Spirited Away train

Mar 25 '12
Here’s a little drawing (?) I made today :-D The lyrics are from a song called Furr, by Blitzen Trapper.

Here’s a little drawing (?) I made today :-D The lyrics are from a song called Furr, by Blitzen Trapper.

Mar 25 '12
The other day we finally harvested our first tomatoes! When we first bought the tomato plant about a year and a half ago, several branches snapped and died before Nathan and I realised we weren’t giving the plant enough support… After the plant recovered and started to grow, we got flowers and tomatoes. Except that as the tomatoes grew and ripened the plant shrivelled and dried. It was like it was using all its energy to produce six little tomatoes, just for us. One morning we wake up to find out a ruthless possum had attacked the plant and gorged on all our tomatoes! Our little babies! The happy part out of all this was that he left some half eaten tomatoes in the pot still, and before we knew it a new tomato plant was sprouting from the dirt. We’ve nurtured it for a few months now and have kept it away from snails, caterpillars and weird fungus that grows in the pot sometimes. And this is our first reward! Our first tomatoes. I look forward to savouring them, I am sure they will taste delicious! The plant is doing well and still growing a lot, we’ve had to tie up the top of it to a hook in the ceiling because it was growing much taller than the spike we first used. There are currently 12 little tomatoes on their way, and we’re very proud parents :-)

The other day we finally harvested our first tomatoes! When we first bought the tomato plant about a year and a half ago, several branches snapped and died before Nathan and I realised we weren’t giving the plant enough support… After the plant recovered and started to grow, we got flowers and tomatoes. Except that as the tomatoes grew and ripened the plant shrivelled and dried. It was like it was using all its energy to produce six little tomatoes, just for us. One morning we wake up to find out a ruthless possum had attacked the plant and gorged on all our tomatoes! Our little babies! The happy part out of all this was that he left some half eaten tomatoes in the pot still, and before we knew it a new tomato plant was sprouting from the dirt. We’ve nurtured it for a few months now and have kept it away from snails, caterpillars and weird fungus that grows in the pot sometimes. And this is our first reward! Our first tomatoes. I look forward to savouring them, I am sure they will taste delicious! The plant is doing well and still growing a lot, we’ve had to tie up the top of it to a hook in the ceiling because it was growing much taller than the spike we first used. There are currently 12 little tomatoes on their way, and we’re very proud parents :-)

Tags: gardening
Mar 21 '12
So today Nathan and I went out for dinner with my parents. When we arrived home, we both stood around the door, waiting for the other person to open it… I reach into my handbag as Nathan pats his pockets. “Where are my keys?” we say in unison :-P
"It’s okay, I’ll climb up the verandah and go through the kitchen window". This involves 90kg of man (sorry I’ve told the internet how much you weight Nathan) trying lift himself up onto the very wet verandah- while crushing the mint and some other plants and vines we’ve recently started growing. "It doesn’t matter!" I shout- "The mint will grow right back!". But the kitchen window is also locked, so the mint has been sacrificed for nothing. 
We have no idea what to do next… We’ve locked ourselves outside before but we’ve always had Nathan’s housemate with a third set of keys and unlocked doors or windows to get through. But now the housemate is gone, and we’ve been locking the entire house with great care ever since we got our contents insurance and started to freak out about our worldly possessions… 
I pull out my phone and find out that 24-hour locksmiths do exist! And a phonecall later I also learn they charge $165 to break into your house :-( We sat outside for about half an hour while the locksmith comes to rescue us, I feel scared and vulnerable as I read Hunger Games and possums and god knows what other animals make noises in the trees behind me. 
Now we’re $165 poorer but really glad to be home.

So today Nathan and I went out for dinner with my parents. When we arrived home, we both stood around the door, waiting for the other person to open it… I reach into my handbag as Nathan pats his pockets. “Where are my keys?” we say in unison :-P

"It’s okay, I’ll climb up the verandah and go through the kitchen window". This involves 90kg of man (sorry I’ve told the internet how much you weight Nathan) trying lift himself up onto the very wet verandah- while crushing the mint and some other plants and vines we’ve recently started growing. "It doesn’t matter!" I shout- "The mint will grow right back!". But the kitchen window is also locked, so the mint has been sacrificed for nothing. 

We have no idea what to do next… We’ve locked ourselves outside before but we’ve always had Nathan’s housemate with a third set of keys and unlocked doors or windows to get through. But now the housemate is gone, and we’ve been locking the entire house with great care ever since we got our contents insurance and started to freak out about our worldly possessions… 

I pull out my phone and find out that 24-hour locksmiths do exist! And a phonecall later I also learn they charge $165 to break into your house :-( We sat outside for about half an hour while the locksmith comes to rescue us, I feel scared and vulnerable as I read Hunger Games and possums and god knows what other animals make noises in the trees behind me. 

Now we’re $165 poorer but really glad to be home.

Tags: locked out
Mar 4 '12
Get well soon card I painted for Nathan’s grandmother

Get well soon card I painted for Nathan’s grandmother

Mar 4 '12
Happy Late Valentine’s to Nathan ;-)

Happy Late Valentine’s to Nathan ;-)