Friday, December 30, 2011

::Good Stuff:: My new online shopping discoveries.

I like nice things. I like to buy nice things, especially for my lovely family and friends. I really like nice things from clever people. Sometimes the webnet has nice things. The webnet also has some clever people. Here are some nice sites I found for some nice things from clever people.

Totally devine cross-stitch iPhone 4 covers from The Yellow Brick Road Boutique

Friday, December 23, 2011

Inspirations :: Wrapped in this.

Simple Organized Living

Being the season of gift-giving, it's easy to getting wrapped up (ahem! pardon the pun) in wrap stations. I've posted about such destinations before (is it possible to have a 'destination' within a house? For 'wrapping events' perhaps?) as I yearn for such organisation within my house. Alas, not to be. But I can look at this for a long time and imagine...

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Inspirations :: It's a wrap.

Beautiful snowflake garlands from Oh Happy Day!
Unfortunately I've already done most of my Christmas wrapping, so I've stumbled across these very fabulous wrapping posts too late to save my drab-looking gifts. However, being a benevolent type of lady and in the interests of helping the rest of gift-wrapping humanity, I'm passing them on to you in case it's not too late.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

An open letter to Ms Gillard and Mr Abbott: A Christmas Wish.

Dear Prime Minister Gillard and Leader of the Liberal Party Mr Abbott,

I have a Christmas wish which you can grant myself and all the people of Australia, if you can just put ego and point-scoring to one side.

Can you please fix this boat people thing.

Monday, December 19, 2011

The lightness of being Luddite.

A few weeks ago, I read this article by Amanda Hooton and found myself thinking that someone had been spying on me, so similar was the story to mine.

For mine is also a tale of luddism by stealth. That's when you gradually realised that not only does the rest of the world have all the latest gadgets and you don't, but the gulf between your technology (analog) and theirs (wifi, iCloud, bordering on iThink) is so wide that you're pretty sure you're never going to be able to catch up. Don't get me wrong, we had a PC and accessed the internet, but that was the extent of it. Even our microwave oven dated to the Longford Gas Crisis of the late 90's. We were just not that interested in parting with money for a technology which seemed every week to outdate itself. "We're waiting for the next technology," we'd tell amused friends. And the next, and the next. The century ticked over.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Dear Santa....more ideas for you.

Recently I posted about some ideas for Santa to help his/her shop-weary brain to think of some treasures to fill my stocking on Christmas Eve. This was in response to the questions from family asking what I want, which I hate answering because I like suprises, but I also don't like getting things which I don't appreciate because it's so wasteful, so it's a means to an end and I apologise in advace for that. Hence the rather obvious Blog of Hints.

I have been further considering options, to accomodate all budgets, you understand, and have happened upon a few additions: