7 pieces of randomness

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  1. I start the new week prepared but not prepared. The essentials ~ grocery shopping and laundry ~ are done and Christmas shopping almost complete but I feel like I’ve forgotten something.
  2. This is a momentous week for us ~ the eldest is finishing primary school. On the other side of these summer holidays we will have a high-schooler and while being a little misty-eyed, we’re excited for this next chapter.
  3. Every week I clear off my desk, here where I sit now, and every week a new pile of random papers appear to my left. Where do they come from?!
  4. I can’t wait for Christmas ~ lazy days and presents. I’m ready.
  5. I can wait for the hot weather. We’ve been blessed with a somewhat mild start to the season but this week the temperatures are starting to climb. Thinking cool thoughts.
  6. Out of all the gifts I have to buy this year, I think Kris Kringle gifts for work colleagues are the hardest.
  7. The birds start chirping at a ridiculous hour but we are lucky to have many of them in our neighbourhood and it makes me happy to see them hopping around the garden looking for grubs. On a side note, I saw a family of plovers the other week complete with three little chicks. I hadn’t seen the babies before and they are the cutest balls of fluff!

the dinner party invite list


A 1957 dinner before going to the opera in Chicago. Picture: Grey Villet via Life 

It’s an age-old game, who ~ famous or not ~ would you invite to a dinner party?

Sarah Wilson posed the question here, after being included in a list [a great one, in fact] here and it made me think about who I would invite.

[By the way, I’m picking nine because the 10th would be me, so it’s nice and even!]

  1. The Mr: I can’t have a great dinner party ~ past, present or future ~ without him.
  2. Agatha Christie: A long-time favourite author, I’m hoping Aggie likes a chat and would fit in with some snapp conversation.
  3. Edwin Polaroid: To pick his brain and talk photography, naturally.
  4. J.K. Rowling: More recent favourite, hoping she shares a few Harry secrets, too.
  5. Diane: My first best friend at the age of 5, whom I lost touch with after her family moved away except for a brief contact during university when she turned 21.
  6. Marie Bashir: Our trip to Government House earlier this year was right before her retirement. Her story, work ethic and intellectual make me thing she would be an excellent guest
  7. Dave Grohl: If you have ever listened to this, you would know why.
  8. Hugh Laurie: Supremely talented and, if you follow him on Twitter, has a wonderful dry sense of humour.
  9. You: Prepared to bring a bottle of wine and add some sparkling conversation. Expect your invite in the mail!

So that’s my list, who would invite to your dinner party?



7 pieces of randomness

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  1. I’m having one of those disorganised weeks where I make bad food choices and am constantly playing catch up. These weeks make me long for the weekend so I can hit the reset button.
  2. I have no new photos to share. The ones I’ve taken this week are work related. It’s a reminder to make time to take photos.
  3. This means I’ve failed with a new monthly photo challenge before it even began.
  4. We have, however, put quite the dent in our Christmas shopping. It’s a Christmas miracle.
  5. This means, though, I find the countdown to Christmas even more excruciating. Hurry up already!
  6. The males in the family are still marvelling at the Christmas decorations. Apparently the least amount of effort brings the greatest reward.
  7. The festive season has been quite quiet for us, we’ve eschewed parties and the like but we have plans this weekend ~ we’re defrosting the freezers. I know, you want my life, too!

And that reminds me, need to post off the Santa letters. [Photo of this year’s Lego advent calendar]

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