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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Packing for travel requires short, sharp bursts of brilliance.

Firstly, when it comes to shoes, make sure you can roll them up into a tiny ball.  Most shoes won't do this so don't try it with steel capped workboots.  However, a nice pair of ballet flats are perfect for letting your feet breathe on the plane.

Leggings are perfect for travel as they don't tend to crease and they squish up into almost nothing when you want to pack them away.

Packing For Travel

Then you need to think about layers. Jumpers, cardigans, whatever you can find. When you zip between time zones and varying weather patterns, it's a good idea to be versatile. Remove layers or add layers when needed.

Why orange? I just have a thing for orange at the moment.

Knowing me,  I'll get another "green is the new black" moment.  Yes, I'm calling it.  I got there first.  Orange is the colour for right now.  Why?  Because mandarins are yummy.  Why else?

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

I'm back! It's not that I haven't had anything to write about, it's that I have had too many things to write about. A quick update of my latest endeavours -

1. Bought everything on ebay in the last 2 months (well, almost!!)
2. Designed some apps
3. Created a couple of websites
4. Prepared to sell a couple of websites
5. Downloaded heaps of apps
6. Wrote Christmas lists
7. Realised I was doing too many things

Sooo, I have a moment to reflect and take stock (literally) of my latest purchases.

There is one clear favourite at this moment - my awesome Zara leather jacket. It's buttery soft, looks amazing and people I don't even know come up and want to touch it. That's kind of weird but it speaks for the quality of the materials.

Here it is, in all its glory:

That's not me by the way, but you get the idea.  My jacket is exactly like the one in the pic.

It retails for around $400, but the sneaky ebay shopping goblins helped me to snatch it up for... wait for it.....  $39.


I pretty much wear it all the time, despite the arm touchers.

My other notable mentions include:

My lovely Nikon Coolpix L310 Camera, a present from my wonderful partner for my birthday:

This was not the sort of thing you would want to buy online.  We got it from a shop with all the proper warranty papers and stuff.

And for the bathroom decorations, these beautiful "Nile Stones" - I think that's a pun.  It's punny!!

Egyptian Stone - "Nile Stones"

You can still get these on ebay - they are hand carved and beautiful.  They are small, delicate, and... ston-ey.
I grabbed a couple of the 'beige' stones.

And.... some awesome ankle boots from shoebox_au (one of my new favourite sellers!)  The pic is a tad grainy because this particular ankle boot is no longer available.

Haha! because I got the last one!!

I really do love ebay.  Now, if I can just do all my Christmas shopping online, I can avoid the stores for another year!!

I can just click - get package - wrap stuff.   - Done!!

As opposed to - drive like a maniac through peak hour - park in a $150 per millisecond parking place, get whacked in the knee repeatedly by trolleys - have kids run into you covered in sticky stuff - wait in checkout line with a close-quarters-mouth-breather standing 1mm behind your neck - wait for even longer after the customer in front wants to put their $4.95 purchase on their Gold card that keeps getting declined so they can get 0.000002 frequent flyer points - get back in car covered in toffee apple, bruises, wrapping paper and cortisol sweat and drive like a slightly more careful lunatic back to civilisation.