Wednesday, August 31, 2011

I'm Converted!

So after my last post I was a bit sceptical about Trev's idea for a new religion.

But when I was hanging the washing out on the weekend - his iPod fell out of one of his shirt pockets, it had been through the washing machine.  I thought his religion was dead.

I bought it inside and admitted to him what had happened (we agreed that it was actually his error - he knows I do not check pockets, if it's in the washing basket it's ready to go).

He charged up the iPod.  Miraculously it was still working.

And what tune do you think it was playing!

Coincidence? I think not.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Can an iPod be the basis for a new Religion?

Yesterday evening, whilst tidying the kitchen my husband was awash with the possibilities of a new religion.
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As the self-declared Grand Poobah of this religion he would send you a playlist to upload to your iPod.  When pondering a life question you'd just press play (in random mode, obviously) and the answer would come to you through song.
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Interesting idea, huh?  What songs do you think should be included on such a playlist?

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Sick Days & Common Ground

I have been off work this week with a yucky cold and a sore throat.  Got onto the antibiotics today (for the sore throat) so should be feeling tippity-top very soon.  However, taking sick days so close to parental leave has given me a lovely insight into those few weeks I'm going to have at home before this new baby arrives.

I have been enjoying sitting on the couch, watching bad daytime TV and knitting.
I'm knitting myself a cardigan - a Common Ground.  It's knitting up really quickly thanks to the 12 ply Bendigo Rustic and I'm looking forward to wearing this little number really soon!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011


Look what arrived at my house today...

...purchased with credit card points, otherwise it would be very unlikely to be seen in my kitchen!!

It's lovely and shiny and I can't wait to test out its capabilities (once I've watched the accompanying DVD of course!!).

And on the crafting-front, I was well and truely drawn into the 40% off at Spotlight on the weekend.  I bought myself some lovely wool since I've been enjoying some knitting over the last month or so.  I found this wonderful 100% wool in a rainbow palette but I'm not sure what to make with it - something for Matilda, but what?  Any suggestions would be gratefully received.  I'm thinking maybe a Swing Thing or Tikki's Rainbow Dress.

I also had to tidy up my knitting drawer in order to fit in the new yarn and finished this vest just in time to fit Matilda.  I knitted it using a free Guardian Angel knitting pattern from several years ago.  I love the freebie patterns available through this Guardian Pharmacy campaign but have never found enough time to knit anything to donate.