Sunday, January 5, 2014

A little history lesson

So in 2005 this guy named Tom wrote a blog Here called Wellurban which he based a blog post on the location of my current apartment.

The address has changed slightly, we've officially moved "next door". It's not 140 or 144 but 142. Weirdly mail addressed as 140 or 142 gets through. I haven't tested to see if mail addressed as 144 gets to us.

A picture of old Liks now Ilbordello, which is again changing it's name again this year.

Chrissy was the woman who set up the place that was the loser to arson, now the location of my apartment building which ironically is filled with a rainbow assortment of people. Last year Dan and I flatted with a lesbian woman. This year, not such a rainbow flat.

Building rumours...  It's interesting to read back on what Tom and others thought a few years before the current building was actually built in 2009.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Back to December...

Today's the 4th of December.

Not a lot has happened on the job front: more rejection letters and emails.

More applications sent every day.

One good thing? Eva's Attic re-opened so I have more shop experience coming up before Christmas. I just wish I got paid! Volunteering is pretty awesome though.

A bonus for December? A few family birthdays, a family wedding for a cousin, being able to eat candy canes... having a Christmas tree up. Oooh and having an advent calendar with chocolates. (Mine's of the Justice League this year).

Not loving? Hearing Christmas songs & seeing Christmas decorations in September! There's a time and place people: December 1st means it's okay to go ahead and decorate the tree and the house and all the things! *giggles*.

We've been pretty reserved having a tree in the lounge, and I have a pretty mini one on my dressing table. They're both those cool Fibre Optic glowy thing ones.

Hoping it's a relaxing one... we're having a quiet one.
Dan's mum is coming to stay. The menu? Roasted chicken & veggies and salads and hopefully more seasonal fruits (berries) if I can get my hands on some more!

In the mean time, hoping the weather clears up long enough for the outside ceremony to take place for my cousin's wedding!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

An update of sorts

I haven't been posting recently as I've been busy with Life.

I have been applying for work, so it's been a mad rush of interviews, assignments and recruitment tests to complete.

On top of admin work for some Facebook groups, I'm involved with...

Volunteering at a local theatre and shop.

Oh and trying to brainstorm a Fan Fic story for Castle. I've been watching since the Pilot was released, most recently it's now the Winter Hiatus for 2013, next episodes are next year!

Season 6, episode 10 is where we're up to. My Fan Fic is related to that...

Will see how this goes.

I've been on twitter talking to other fans about my fan fic idea, so now need to see if anyone else has got one...

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Eva's Attic

Eva's Attic the great little used clothing, premium clothing store where I've been volunteering closed down after the July/ August quakes, the building we were in just wasn't safe enough..

Last night I received a great email - from the women who run the charity, to say...


We're reopening in a new store.

New address and opening details: 

The Grand Arcade, level 1, (that's on Willis Street).
Re-opening on Monday December 2nd!

So, here's hoping I'll be around browsing and helping out a bunch more... which means less FB. (Might not be a bad thing, in recent light.)

I'm not afraid to speak my mind

I'm not afraid to speak my mind and if that makes me a bully. I don't care.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

A whirlwind and a special guest request

Today started out like any other weekday: Dan leaving at some crazy hour for work. Waking me up and then leaving me in bed.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Room for Rent

So our flatmate is leaving us next year at the end of the tenancy, and we've started the new flatmate hunt...