Saturday, May 2, 2009


I have nausea
Associated headache
I want a big spew.

Friday, May 1, 2009

haiku 1.5.09

I need a new muff-
ler for my Holden Astra
It sounds pretty rough.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Haiku based on MMSE question 2

It is not summer
Neither is it yet winter
It must be Autumn.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009


I can't be bothered producing seventeen of these syllables. Ha.


Paying It Forward

It is nice to Pay It Forward (in the absence of that Sixth Sense kid) and it is nice to make things for other people. Today I took Anzac biscuits to work for our team meeting, that I baked on Anzac Day. I could send some to you except that they were all eaten.

I am in this bloggy Pay It Forward thing via Sarah from the lovely blog Trixie's Table. I have stolen her instructions to paste below.

The first three people to leave a comment on this post will be receiving a small gift. Here are the restrictions:

1. I make no guarantees that you will like what I make. Whatcha get is whatcha get.
2. What I create will be just for you, with love.
3. It’ll be done this year (2009).
4. I will not give you any clue what it’s going to be. It will be something made in the real world and not something cyber. It may be weird or beautiful. Or it may be monstrous and annoying. Heck, I might bake something for you and mail it to you. Who knows? Not you, that’s for sure!
5. I reserve the right to do something strange.
6. In return, all you need to do is post this text on your blog and make 3 things for the first 3 to respond to your blog post.
7. Send your mailing address - after I contact you. (Be sure to leave a working email!)

It will possibly take the rest of the year for this blog to have 3 readers. Oh well, it will be fun anyway.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Visiting Perth Part 2 - Mt Lawley and Leederville

In Perth, shops (and most other things) shut at 5.30pm on weekdays (Fridays at 9pm in the city centre, Thursdays at 9pm everywhere else) and are closed on Sundays. Exceptions to this are special "tourist precincts" that are allowed open on Sundays (such as Fremantle, Perth, Mt Lawley, Northbridge, Leederville, Guildford), usually between 11am and 5pm. Mt Lawley and Leederville usually open late on Wednesday too. They both have bookshops, cafes and record stores that are open late every night.

Beaufort Street in Mt Lawley. The art deco cinema has closed down but the area still has many great reasons to visit, including (but certainly not limited to – many of the places I like don’t have websites):

My favourite restaurant
Other places to eat
Planet - video, music, books (and now clothes, it would seem)
Test Tube - excellent source of wedding gifts
Luxe - cocktails
Billie & Rose Boys' and girls' clothes
HAL More boys' and girls' clothes
Ruck Rover Yet more clothes
Libertine - local, independent fashion
*ware Good for greeting cards (and jewellery, gifts, clothes, etc)
Mariposa Divine smelly stuff
Allure Interiors
Behind the Monkey Jewellery, local art and design stuff
Method local and Australian designers
Dr Russell's Emporium antiques, bric a brac, ephemera,'s fantastic however you look at it

Another café/retail strip is Oxford St, Leederville. Most of the businesses open late Wednesdays and Thursdays (and during the day on Sunday) and the cafés/bars open late every night. Can’t find websites for most of the places but basically start at Funky Bunches (flower shop at the south end of Oxford St) and work north until you get to the Luna cinema. If you trek further down the road you’ll reach Distracted Merchants of Fancy and the Oxford Hotel. Again, many places have no website.

Jus Burgers
Luna Cinema
Leederville boutiques by a local blogger
Remedy Everything in this store is to love
Varga Girl relocated from its King St store, it stocks vintage, Aussie and international designers, accessories and quirky hoemwares
Distracted "Merchants of Fancy"

Guide for Visitors to Perth Part 1 - City of Perth

I've updated this and moved it to here.


Recent responses to, "Write a sentence here."


2. A sentance her

3. The beauteous one opposite will not go home, she still persists with her beauteous stares.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Today's haiku (or two)

There is an ulcer
On the right side of my tongue.
It hurts to swallow.

Faeculent odour
Has been befouling my lift
For more than two days.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

What's on your mind?

My status updates
Will be in haiku format