Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Thirsty Thursday: thirsty for thoughts or some kind of tipple?

"You are beautiful like a rainbow."

"Beauty isn't make up."

"I always find beauty in things that are odd & imperfect - they are much more interesting."
~ Marc Jacobs.

"Life is short, choose happiness."

"Don't call the world dirty
because you forgot to clean your glasses."

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

What happens if... ?

Tomorrow I'll be writing a post about Beauty and some quotes around that, as a pre-emptive I've chosen to also cover a few of those "beauty blunders" we have among other things...

  1. Yellowed, stained, embarrassing teeth. You know the ones - where you're afraid to smile since you don't have pearly whites? Yeah those. Teeth whitening - does it damage your teeth?
  2. The hair that just won't be tamed, it can't be tamed, it's wild. Uncontrollable.
    My good friend Leah has the secret to wonderful hair and it starts with washing - or rather not washing it!
  3. What happens when we mess up common sayings?  I've noticed this more since deciding to teach English - the fact some people (myself included) can absolutely butcher the English language!  Ten common sayings you're saying all wrong.
  4.  I was on Facebook and noticed on a Facbeook group I'm in recently that someone asked "What happens if you don't bath regularly?"  Granted the person asking had a mental health reason behind their question - but from a science, health and well being point of view, what would happen if you never bathed again? Cleansing Myths what if you never bathed?
Tomorrow I have more quotes and it's the start of Thinking Thursday!!

Until tomorrow - L.

Te Papa Tuesday and going to the Library

On Tuesday I went to the library and returned books so I could get more. It's always good to have reading material to take with me for travelling. I'm going Home to Taranaki on Saturday, so I wanted to make sure I wouldn't be bored while going on the bus. It's a long trip - like 6 hours!

Below are some snaps I took while I was walking through the waterfront from the Library, across the City to Sea bridge and onto the waterfront to head towards Te Papa.

Then I saw these, giant ceramic pieces, plates or something, broken into pieces...

Once inside I wandered around looking at the displays. I wanted to see what the National Museum had to say about Women's Rights and how many "women" aimed displays they had. 

I did enjoy coming across the WoW 25th anniversary displays. Very cool to see not only the costumes on display but there are also videos from the show which let us see that the models actually danced in them! They're very, very well made that's for sure.
I was very impressed. No photos from me - since there's a No Photography sign up.

I wasn't so impressed (or happy) to see a piddly display up about Women's rights regarding the Abortion, Sterilisation Act of 1977! It's very outdated as a Law, so I really hope it's picked up and updated very soon.

As the act is from 1977, it's very outdated in terms of contraceptions being "available to married women, with permission from husband" as well as a number of myths which have since been proven to be wrong. (Like the myth that an unwed, unchilded woman shouldn't get an IUD since it'll 'be too difficult to insert'.)
[Not taken from the displays at Te Papa, my own views about the law.]

Here's some photos I took of the available sexual health items from the Te Papa display.

Over all it was a productive day - even more so when I wandered up into the Art Gallery areas of Te Papa and came across a "selfie" area - complete with 2 mirrors, one convex and the other concave to show how mirrors can distort our image;

Until next time, 

Monday, September 8, 2014

Spring is here and there's just 10 things I love about it

Ten things I love about Spring:

1. My Birthday - on the 22nd, officially it's the Spring Equinox on this date, the official start of spring.
2. The daffodils and other plants getting more (and greener) leaves and flowers. The colours are beautiful.
(That reminds me I should go for a walk in the park soon).
3. The sunshine - past few days, so warm and sunny!
4. The warm days still have cooler nights - so I can sleep.
5. Because it's warmer, there are more opportunities to have a drink after work.
6. Drinking more juices too.
7. I don't have to feel bad about having an ice cream or ice block to cool down.
8. Not having to wear a big, heavy coat or jacket to go out. A light cardy and I'm good to go!
9. Lighter and longer days.
10. Hearing the birds chirping...

Friday, September 5, 2014

Fashion clothing and another update

I tend to throw on whichever clothing is cleanest and go about my day. 
I rarely wear make up. (Will that change soon?) 
I put my bamboo brush through my hair and I'm off to enjoy my day. 

Am I unique in 'not caring' about my appearance? Probably not.