Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Small angels at traffic lights.

Traveling to work on the bus this morning, iPod firmly planted in my ears.  I was trying to drown out the ravings of the local mad woman who was sitting in the seat in front of me.  I had the volume up as far as I dared without rupturing an eardrum but still she was able to out shout my music.  It was all making me rather cranky and then I looked out the window.  Sitting at the set of lights next to the bus was a 4WD with a kiddy seat in the back.  A small child no older than 3 was was sitting there and ?he ?she looked at me as I looked at ?him ?her.  The child smiled and waved so I smiled and waved back.  Then the lights changed and the bus pulled away.  I immediately forgot about the mad woman and her rantings and smiled for the rest of the journey to work.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

I've had intermittent internet for the past week.  Hopefully this post will stick.
An interesting and rather nostalgic sign outside a Paddington Pharmacy.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Write 10 times.

Graffiti has been a bit of a problem around here lately, but this I found interesting.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Monday, March 15, 2010

Monday Musings. Oh give me a home......actually don't bother.

A couple of years ago we had major bathroom plumbing issues - which reoccured around last Christmas - and again this week.  To cut an extremely long story short we now have a whopping great hole cut into our loungeroom wall that backs directly onto the shower, and another hole cut into the ceiling downstairs in the room directly below the bathroom.  This is to allow the problem to dry out before repairs can be done.  Drying time estimated to about 2 weeks.  Add to that a malfunctioning dishwasher that shorted the power to the entire house, and a car that didn't start. 
That has been my week.
Oddly enough I didn't find any of these to be a major problem (aside from the mess that is now our lounge).  We have a guest bathroom - so we remain inoffensive to the outside world.
I can still was dishes in the sink (and I discovered that if I did a bad enough job of it hubby would get disgusted and show me how to do it properly by doing it himself).
And as soon as the NRMA man came out to find out what the problem was with my car, the blighter decided to start and make me look like a twit.  But at least it's working again.
However in amongst all this activity I did wonder for a few seconds, "why in Gods name did I ever think it was a good idea to give up my lovely little rented apartment and buy an house?!"

Lead pencil drawing I did some time ago.  I was trying to teach myself perspective from a book.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Meditative Saturday


Driving home from meditation today, I was feeling quite contemplative. So even though I'm not of the Baha'i faith, I stopped by the beautiful Baha'i Temple for a quite walk around the garden. It was cloudy and raining on and off all morning but when I got to the temple the sky was a clear blue.  Very peaceful.

A shot of the inside of the beautiful dome and windows.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

One of the many great hidden stairways in The Rocks.  This guy just would not move until I took the photo.  I guess he thought I wanted to take his picture.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Something a little spooky

Old caretakers cottage next to St Stephens church, Newtown. You almost expect an old witch to step out the door.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Going up?


Magnificent and mysterious stairs in the QVB. Photo taken by my gorgeous sister in law.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

A quick one




As promised in a previous post here are some photos of the beautiful view of the harbour from the top of the Harbour Bridge pylon. You can see some more here.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Monday Musings


Soft pastel and pen. Another drawing I did from Note Couture - Carrie collection, last year.

What a weekend it's been in Sydney. Mardi Gras parade on Saturday night and this morning Spencer Tunick (photographer renowned for taking nude crowd photos) photographed a large crowd of naked people on the Opera House steps.

Neither of which I took a photo of.

Saturday night I had my darling daughter tucked up in bed and was having a quiet night in front of the telly with hubby - not watching the Mardi Gras. So I wasn't able to catch the action on my phone. I did venture into town Sunday morning but didn't see any bedraggled queens with sequins and feathers drooping trying to make their way home as I had done previous years. I guess it's because they didn't have the parade and party on the same night this year. And I was crawling out of bed when I heard about this mornings photo shoot which by then was all but over. Not that I could post a photo of a herd of naked bottoms on here anyway even though his photographs are always tastefully done - G rating and all. I suggest you just google Spencer Tunick if you want to have a gander.

Nope this weekend I opted for the simple life. Shopping in the city with my two beloveds and dinner with friends. Can't get any better than that.