Oct 27, 2013

Sunday Selections #143

It's time for Sunday Selections!
Sunday Selections is a weekly meme hosted by River at Drifting Through Life. It's a way to showcase some of the photos we take, but don't get shown on our blogs. 

The rules are very simple:-
1. post photos of your choice, old or new, under the Sunday Selections title
2. link back to River somewhere in your post
3. leave a comment on River's post and visit some of the others who have posted and commented: for example:
    Andrew at High Riser

I normally go with a theme for Sunday Selections, but this week for a change I'm going "random".  Here are some photos illustrating my last two weeks.

My clever sister was a state finalist this year in the Telstra Business Women's Awards, and I went along as one of her guests to the gala dinner on October 15th. Here is a very badly exposed shot of my sister collecting her certificate. That's Jane Kennedy on the right, who was the emcee.  Mia Freedman also presented, as did last year's national winner, Carolyn Creswell. It was a really great event.

I wore heels that night, for the first time in a year and a half! Since I broke my arm last July, then had surgery, and it still took a long time to heal, and THEN I sprained my ankle this year... Well, since all that, I haven't felt stable enough to wear heels for some time.  Although I wore what always used to be very comfy wedge sandals, and it was a sit-down event, after walking to and from the carpark my poor feet were on fire, and I had a massive blister on the sole of one foot for the next two days. So, back to flats for me since then.

But I came home to this on the whiteboard in the kitchen:


My kids are awesome!

This barely shows up, but here is a "charming" little bumper sticker on the back of a van I was stuck behind last week. What a lovely little sentiment. 
"If you don't stand behind our troops, please feel free to stand in front of them."

This one came about when I sat my phone on top of the toaster with the camera app still open.  This looked kind of cool so I took the photo.  It's almost like architecture, isn't it?  Architecture with a garden of toast crumbs.

One of the only meals everyone in my family will eat without argument is apricot chicken. So eat up, family. I'm making batches of the stuff.

I love these tins, by the way. I know, it's fake 50's nostalgia retro, which normally annoys me, but the design is so pretty.

This week the school held its annual disco, and I couldn't resist a shot of these uninvited guests pining outside. 

Looking up at gum trees in the park

My dog Harry likes to sit on my shoulder, like a big fluffy parrot. But he won't sit still for a selfie.

Meanwhile, Tia has a new favourite "house" to sleep in:

Here is a very sad little dinner I had one night when funds were low and I hadn't been able to go to the supermarket. Yes, I couldn't even afford my own tin of tinned spaghetti, I had to skim off the kids' leftovers:

In happier news, I did some thorough spring cleaning today, tackling just one corner of my kitchen, but removing years' worth of grime from the rangehood, splashbacks, walls and the cupboards over the stove.

Then I did the window sill (which I do tackle a little more regularly).  I have to say, one of my least favourite cleaning chores is getting out all the carcasses of dead flies and bees from the tracks of sliding windows. But at least that's done now.

The Amazing A performs some magic. Her lovely assistant has been "disappeared" at this point:

THIS irked me in yesterday's paper. Because yes, every "modern family" has a McMansion and an SUV, of course we do! (says every newspaper lifestyle supplement ever):

And sure, we take holidays like this:

Every year when I see The Age's "52 weekends away" special, I think "oh lovely", then I look through it and sigh, fold it up and put it quietly in the recycling.

But, life's too short to be irked. To finish us off, this made me smile today:

How was your week?


  1. I loved this glimpse into your world.
    Congratulations to your sister. And you do indeed have wonderful children. Love like that is a delight.
    And Dilbert always makes me smile. Thank you.

  2. A nice little montage of your life. The toaster photo is excellent and I won't ask what inspired that, or how the phone ended up on the toaster.

  3. Lovely photos all of them.
    I love the toaster architecture and looking up into the gum trees.

  4. Thank you all - lovely comments :)



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