Wednesday, May 15, 2013
I was shopping with Mum in Belconnen in November and we had a look in Ally Fashion. We don't have one nearby (although one is apparently opening soon!) but every time I have been into one of their stores, I've bought something! I loved this dress which at first I didn't think seriously about buying because I thought it was too young and cute for me. But mum told me to try it on anyway. I did love it! So did mum, so she bought it for me for Christmas! I just had to make a few alterations to make the top fit better and now it's great!
Dress - Ally Fashion
Leggings - Target
Shoes - Dianna Ferrari
Necklace - Mimco
Monday, May 13, 2013
Tuesday, May 07, 2013
Wednesday, May 01, 2013
This is a new skirt. It used to be a dress. Do you want to see?
The dress itself wasn't too bad, but those triangle boob holders were total boob squishers. Most unflattering. And then the triangles were flappy at the top. I challenge the designers to find anyone who would fit that shape! Maybe someone completely flat-chested, with large elevated pecs... Who knows. Anyway, I wore it a lot despite the boob flatteners before it dawned on me that I could so easily turn it into a skirt. It was so easy it's practically cheating. I cut off the boob flatteners and left the wide waistband. I folded the waistband in half and sewed it down. There's a zip at the back which I also folded in half and carefully sewed the folded bits to each side, so I could still pull the zip up. Super easy! Now I even wear it to work, which I never did with the dress.
Top - Ice (I think), it's actually a dress
Skirt - Op Shop and altered
Shoes - Diana Ferrari
Necklace - Diva
"A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2013."
We dyed Tassy's hair blue again - around her face like last time, and also the bottom half. Granny will be pleased that's the end of the tube and it will wash out soon!
Playing along with the Che and Fidel photo challenge.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
I haven't shared a WIWW outfit here for a while but I have a few photographed which I'll post over the next few weeks.
I tried on this skirt at Material Pleasures, a second hand clothing store in Canberra. I didn't love it till I put it on - but it fit so nicely, was the perfect length for me and was such great quality that I had to buy it.
Top - from a Chinese clothing store in Sydney City (I've since seen the same top in SES)
Skirt - Trenery (second hand, from Material Pleasures)
Shoes - Rubi
Bracelet - from an indie clothing store in Batemans Bay
Monday, April 22, 2013
"A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2013."
It's so hard to see in photos, but we dyed Tassy's hair blue during the week. She was so exciting to do it - just for a bit of fun.
Joining in the challenge on the Che and Fidel blog.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
My family came from Sydney and Wollongong for my birthday recently. The first time they have all been here since our wedding 13 years ago. We had a lovely lunch out at Podfood, had everyone at our place for takeaway Turkish for dinner, and back again for a big breakfast the next morning. It was sooooo good to have them all at out house. Here are some pics from the weekend.
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Sunday, April 07, 2013
It was an early morning start. The morning was cold but still pleasant - practically no wind. The long grass was wet tho so we got cold wet feet.
The launch site is chosen on the morning of the flight. This day it was Kings Park, near the Carillon. They had let off some helium balloons to work out the wind direction. It was to take us west over the lake. The hot air balloon can't steer at all. It can just go up or down and then go with the wind which can blow in different directions at different heights.
We all helped to unpack the basket and balloon, unroll and stretch it out. The balloon is enormous - 8 stories high in fact!
This balloon took off just before us...
Dave took these photos of us taking off. Woohoo! Actually it was sooooo gentle and quiet (apart from the blasts of the burners).
See you soon!
There was some mist or fog close to the water, it moved so quickly beneath us as we drifted slowly. You can see the Carillon on the right and the Defence Offices at Russell on the left.
That's the National Gallery of Australia on the left, the High Court on the right and Parliament House in the background.
Another of Dave's pics from the ground. We are in the blue EU balloon.
That's the National Library on the left.
The pilot told us about the Kayak Cameraman. He's photographing us here. I found his blog and he has some pics of our balloon that day on his blog (the EU balloon).
Nice and close to Commonwealth Park. It looked beautiful from above.
Smile for the camera - I'm going to buy the photo the pilot took of all of us on his dangling camera.
The flower beds for Floriade...
These are the other four balloons we shared the sky with. Looking south with Woden at the far right.
Looking south over Yarralumla.
This is about the highest we got. I think I preferred it lower cos I liked seeing the details of things below. That's Black Mountain Tower.
Some rowing sculls on the lake.
Looking west over the new National Arboretum.
Above Yarralumla Nursery.
Our shadow as we come in to land.
The landing was very exciting! We had to stand facing away from the landing, holding on tightly to ropes and bending knees. We hit the ground fairly hard and the basket tipped over about 45 degrees. Tassy and I screamed and laughed and screamed and laughed. The wind picked us up and dumped us again a few more times, each time the basket tipping about 45 degrees. There was lots of screaming and laughing. But it was a typical landing. It's not unusual for the basket to tip completely over onto its side.
The balloon deflated and we all helped roll it up.
Tassy's job was to roll in the middle of the balloon to push the air up and out the top of the balloon. She said it was harder than it looked (it looked like she was failing).
Then we all picked up the heavy balloon and loaded it back into its box.
Tassy's other job was the jump on the balloon to squish out the remaining air so it would fit into the box. Instructions were to jump like she was jumping on mum and dad's bed. Plenty of experience there.
And our adventure was over by 9am. It was soooooo special. I'll remember it always.