Saturday, June 25, 2011

Friday Fill-ins

1. Getting away sounds like a great idea.

2. In winter a big bowl of porridge is what you need to start your day off right.

3. Coffee, tea or hot chocolate?

4. A book in place of mindless television.....possibilities for the imagination .

5. The lights of the city as you come over the last hill.......home.

6. Spending the day lost in painting is my idea of happiness.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to meeting my son's girlfriend (!), tomorrow my plans include laundry and marketing and Sunday, I want to stay in bed with a book!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Unconscious Mutterings

Free association is described as a "psychonanalytic procedure in which a person is encouraged to give free rein to his or her thoughts and feelings, verbalizing whatever comes into the mind without monitoring its content." Over time, this technique is supposed to help bring forth repressed thoughts and feelings that the person can then work through to gain a better sense of self.

That's an admirable goal, but for the purposes of this excercise, we're just hoping to have a little fun with the technique.

  1. Diligence :: due
  2. Volume :: of work
  3. Hospital :: grounds
  4. Binge :: drinking
  5. Loyalty :: to others
  6. Pediatrics :: hospital
  7. Authorize :: signature
  8. Cage :: lion
  9. Studious :: industrious
  10. Transfer :: pass

Friday, June 17, 2011

Friday again!!

1. One of my favorite birthday presents was the dalek  money box from my son.

2. He knows me well, it was as simple as that.

3. The moon is made of something far less tasty than green cheese they tell me.

4. My bookshelf includes a great collection of books I may never read again but cant bear to part with.

5. I was tempted by bag of chocolate frogs.........and gave in.

6. Reading, getting up late and catching up with friends are some of the things I like to do on vacation.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to a play at the Whitehorse Theatre, tomorrow my plans include buying fabric for new curtains in the spare room and Sunday, I want to start a book (because my reports are finished!!).

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Paris In July

Some things are so good you want to repeat them over and over again........and one is the lovely Paris in July "challenge".  Last year it was a chance to look in some boxes of photographs and share a lovely time in my life quite a few years ago when we went to Paris and didn't want to come home.  This year, well, perhaps I'll find my black beret (I live in Melbourne, what other colour is there?) and sample french delicacies wherever I find them.  Might also have to shop for some seriously parisienne acoutrements........

Last year I found this storybook which combined my love of books, cats and some delightful it was french.  What will I find this year?  If you think this might intrigue you too, join us by looking here at the founders of this Parisienne journey and following your nose........

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Friday Fill-ins

Basil snoozing
1. I remember when I first heard possums on the roof at night and thought we had a burglar.

2. Red maple leaves are showering down from Peter's tree on the front lawn.

3. Most humans need a reality check once in a while.

4. "Where DID I put that?"...sound familiar?

5. I was inspired by Electra today.

6. I saved it on a really obvious bright pink USB memory stick but now I cant find the thing at all and its hiding who knows where!

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to starting my reports, tomorrow my plans include chasing the sun around the garden with our washing and Sunday, I want to get to the market with Lizzie!