Friday, July 25, 2008

This meme is doing the rounds at the moment, and Sasha tagged me....
The way it works - go to Flickr, and type in your answers to the questions below (one at a time!), then, using Mosaic Maker, use the first pic that comes up for each 'answer' to make your collage! Simple !! (it must be, I managed to do it!!!!)

1. Lisa's gaze, 2. there's nothing better than summer, 3. 20080315_IMG_5683, 4. Flickr meltdown, 5. Hamster With Nut Riding A Bell Pepper, 6. ♫ YO Yo yo, there's no place like a green penthouse... so i told the genie i wanted to be well hung. ^o^ ♫ nah... wildlife from singapore♫, 7. Pink Morning, Mono Lake, 8. do you ♥ a matcha tiramisu? ^-^/, 9. For AZ Greyhound Rescue....a little bit of heart goes a long way!!, 10. Chihiro, 11. Sumo, 12. 1/3 parts Pimm's cup + 2/3 parts bokeh =

What is your first name?
What is your favorite food?
What high school did you go to?

What is your favorite color?

Who is your celebrity crush?

Favorite drink?

Dream vacation?

Favorite dessert?
What do you want to be when you grow up?
What do you love most in life?

One word to describe you?
What is your flickr name?

Now to the meme Jolene tagged me for.....

Monday, July 21, 2008

whoa....a post? From Lisa??

Yes, it is a post. And some of it contains knitting!!!!

Here are my Spring Forward socks (pattern modified to 44 stitches, 4mm needles) for my Ravelry Australian Knitters Swap partner, made with Dream In Colour Classy, lovely and squishy and snuggly.....

Every year, a group of very fabulous people go to Rottnest, a tradition started many years ago by Jules and some friends she was teaching with. They were teaching in a wheat-belt town, and had sea-side withdrawals, and so the pilgrimage to Rottnest was begun! More and more people were initiated into the group (now up to two chalets!) – this is my 6th year!!
Usually we catch the earliest ferry, at 7am, which also carries the commuting workers to the island. This also has the added benefit of a very smooth trip…..THIS year, however, it seems there is no early ferry, so we were faced with the prospect of a bumpy 9.30am trip....

(Jules, being very happy and excited, doing the traditional Rottnest Happy Dance)
We got on the ferry, only to be told not to not get too comfy, because we were going 10 minutes down to the next port, to
get onto a bigger boat, as the weather was getting bad. Hmmmmm.....

They were right. This bag contains my breakfast
. Long AFTER I had eaten it... (I don't know how to make the picture be the right way up...

But not until after I had done some knitting!

Anyway, I won't go on too much, but we got there, did another happy dance, and then went onto Breakfast II, which involved wine and burgers....and Jules being deliriously happy...

The view from our breakfast table

Jules, being deliriously happy (yep, it's a theme with her!!)

Right, I fear a post way too long to hold anyone's interest, so I think I'm going to resort to just posting pics with brief descriptions....We went for a week - it rained a lot, the sun shone a lot, we ate a lot, laughed a lot, drank a lot, burped and farted way too much, and had a great time!

Bad shot of a quokka, IN the restaurant! From here, it was onto the next gruelling stop -
The Quokka Arms Hotel....

There are masses of peacocks, wandering the island, scabbing food off poor unsuspecting tourists....

Jules modelling her beer....and the Malabrigo (Sealing Wax) mitts and beret that I made for her.

Philip, the grumpy old English man who tags along every year, just in case we run out of things to laugh at, wearing his latest Rotto hat, again Malabrigo, again made by me (are you loving the child-like embroidery??)

Me and my mitts (yep, Malabrigo - is there anything else???)

Stalking peacock....

You know how when you're with your friends, having a cold beer, and you see something so funny that you snort your drink out of your nose? For days?? Well, this was ours - we looked up, and all we could see were these two seagull feet running along the top of the sail/canopy. Still laughing.....

Very brave quokka

The view from our window

Jules, end of a long day...

Fancy-pants holiday nails

Me, being all glamourous and stuff....note - the television doesn't get switched on, and the internet didn't work, so the computer was used for solitaire!!

Shani, being silly (congratulations Shani and Ric - baby due in December!!)

Pretty much how most meals ended - my Mum's home-made Rocky Road, and a Baileys....

King Nando - he's growing his beard for a fancy-dress party - now that's dedication!!!

The next day, we had a storm that was awesome in it's size - wouldn't know it from this beautiful sunset!

I've saved the best till last - meet Olivia Alice, Aaron and Melissa's (Aaron is my cousin) first-born, oh how beautiful she is....

That's it for now, I'm buggered. Blogging makes me tired....maybe I should do it more...!!