Sunday, November 10, 2013

This happened, then that happened, then another thing happened.


Far out. I hate it when I forget to blog. It necessitates a sort of catching up post.
 
Ugh.
 
Anyway, here goes. Let's just get it out of the way and we can all move on, and hope like bally HECK that I do ACTUALLY get my act together blog-wise.
 
So Halloween happened. You can read my post from last year's Halloween if you like. And let's face it WHY WOULDN'T YOU?? 

I've given in totally (well, almost) to Halloween, being as how my kid was desperate to share it with her neighbours, and also I have to admit that I actually really like American stuff. She had a little witchy poo hat on and went along to one of the special streets round these parts that goes in for celebrations in a big way.  She managed to gather a hoard of treats that I confiscated and then proceeded to eat myself over the last couple of weeks. Luckily she seems to have forgotten about them.

I have some good friends who loathe Halloween, and look, I do admit that packs of roaming teenagers getting about with bolts in their necks can be somewhat OMINOUS but I am ok with small fry having a bit of a dress up and a trick or treat.

There I said it. 

I have no photographic evidence of the costume but never mind.

On to the next Festival that Divides the Nation - the Melbourne Cup!
 
Here's what happened this time last year! FASCINATING! AND NOT JUST BECAUSE OF THE HATS!

I really love Melbourne Cup. Mainly because of the hats and FARRSHHIIOON and champers. Less so because of the evils of gambling and the whole shooting of horses what break their legs and so forth. I mean I am not on board with that. Naturally. Sad face.

But my work puts on a HELL of a shindig and I basically look forward to it all year because by God I don't get out much these days and a girl needs something to HOPE FOR.

I was going to write and article for The Shake about DIY hat fashion but I ran out of time what with me being really shithouse at writing at the moment.

Still, I did attempt to make a few fascinators including this one that I actually wore....


Made from some faux flowers I got from Spotlight and usually have shoved in a vase in my hallway, and my small daughter's sparkly headband. Deadset ingenious. Did kind of squeeze my skull a bit but as my mother always said, you have to suffer to be beautiful.

Made this one too, from a kindy creation P made with a paper doily stapled to it. I also made one out of Lego, trying to go for an Isabella Blow/Philip Treacey vibe. This was, however, less successful.



Here I am in my DIY fascinator. I got this dress at an op-shop recently for a few quid. Bargain! It was, however, slightly too tight for the enormous lunch I consumed. I had to unzip it at the back in an unladylike move.

Another, more artistic angle. Taken by my mercurial colleague R.
Here's some of the vittles from our luncheon. Pretty good right? They even have radish flowers and all! FANCY AS!

My work colleagues R and A getting their pink on.

Plonk.
Anyway, it was rather enjoyable. Not that I won anything but I never do.

Also, in an interesting move for the YOOF of Australia, I have applied to undertake a Postgraduate Diploma of Senior Secondary Education.

That's right, mofos, I am going to be school-marming it the utter heck up before you know it.

I'm trying not not to get ahead of myself, seeing as I haven't actually been accepted into the course as yet, but I see a beautiful future ahead for me.

Coffee, coffee, coffee before we teach-ee teach-ee.

21 comments:

  1. Wonderful catchup post. Has it all - farshion, fun events, frugal DIY sort-of-crafty wearable stuff (note where I put the qualifier "sort of" - not before wearable) and food. And topped with some self-disclosure.

    A school marm! Would that aiming to be a teacher-librarian? Been there. Brilliant time of my career. Thinking of returning to it.

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    1. Yes! Or English teacher, or a bit of both! I hope I get in to the course I will be very very disappointed if I don't!!!

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  2. Shoulda added: you look divine! Lovely little black dress.

    Glad you settled on the flowers and not the Downtown Abbey upstairs maid get-up.

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  3. thank God you are back and I luff the hat thing and frock and of course the lunch.

    I hear your real voice when I read your blog now which enhances it 11/10.

    Your hair looks so glossy and good.

    Lovely to see you x

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    1. Thanks FF! Here's hoping I can keep it up again! People I know IRL say they can hear my voice when they read the blog too. So funny!

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  4. I spent Melbourne Cup day in denim shorts and a tank top not getting drunk and bitching about it. Let's swap lives?

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    1. I went to the shopping center and had a kebab. It was magical.
      xx

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    2. Haha! Guys it wasn't as glam as it sounds. I mean, it was WORK you know. Ugh.

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  5. You are a dead set fashionista. And congrats on the higher education! I like how you shove that down the bottom after DIY fascinators and champers. Priorities people!
    xx

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    1. Totes! I am excited about the course. Fingers crossed I actually get in!

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  6. That girl in pink looks pretty quiche. *just saying*.

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    1. That's fortunate, because mostly she looks pretty pants actually. HAHAHA I KID I KID.

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  7. God, I want your well behaved shiny hair! Bloody damp weather we are having has turned mine into a giant frizzy afro that you'd lose a facinator in - seriously, some mornings it's so big you cant tell which way my head's on! Fortunatly SD cant see much in the mornings or it would really freak him out!

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    1. Get a hair straightener! They are a GOD SEND!

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    2. I HAD hair straightners NS I lost them in my affro :-(

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  8. I've missed you and your dry ass humour Sarah!! You'd be so fun to work with - love the doolie fascinator! You look lovely in the black number. And you are my hero for wanting to become a school teacher, I find my own kids hard enough without hormonal teenagers!!! Keep us posted on your moves Mrs!!!! Em xx

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    1. I've got this weird idea that teenagers would be easier than toddlers! Maybe I am mental...

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  9. Hooray! You are back!
    Instead of watching the Melbourne Cup, I watched Thomas the Tank Engine...I put my money on Henry.
    I am impressed with your DIY.
    As for the unzipping, that is what cardigans are for!
    I feel like could never do a proper Melbourne Cup lunch because I cannot wear fitted, structured dresses, I cannot wear heels, I don't really do lipstick and my hair never behaves! I do however appreciate a glass or two of champers at midday!

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    1. I can hardly wear heels. I embrace a wedge at every given opportunity.

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