Monday, April 25, 2011

anzac day

lest we forget. april 25 is always a sombre day in nz. happy anzac day to everyone. thank you stacy for this beautiful image.

love you Pop.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

happy easter

happy Easter!

is anyone doing anything exciting? its saturday evening and we have already done the gardening,eaten our eggs and been out on an adventure. i woke up at 6 this morning - there must be a God - and so i woke up mark. we decided to drive up to the matakana markets. we got there as it began and i am so excited - i saw rhys darby! whoop whoop! love his stuff. and we still have two whole days left. happy.

as for the cute tiger above, he lives at the auckland zoo. we went along this week and they happened to be giving this amazing puss an Easter egg as part of an awareness-raising campaign. they were encouraging people to avoid products, including Easter eggs, that contain palm oil because the collection of it destroys the tigers habitats. i knew it wasn't a great product - i had no idea that some of it was so destructive. poor tigers! if you want more info, check out auckland zoo.

anyway, on this amazing holy weekend i hope you get to demolish some chocolate eggs, hot cross buns and enjoy a lovely holiday. if you go to church this weekend, say hi to the Big Guy for me.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

retail therapy

i've been hitting the local vintage stores lately. well, i always am actually. i haven't stopped as much as paused recently. op-shopping has not been great of late - does anyone else feel like the op-shopping heyday is well and truly over?
so disappointing!
i've been avoiding op-shops (charity stores) and just going straight to the vintage stores. particularly on k rd. my faves are those in st kevins arcade - fast and loose, search and destroy, vixen and of course, aunty mavis!! love love love.
here are a few of the cute numbers i've picked up recently...
my new very practical winter shoes! whoop whoop!
actually, lovely stacy brought this back from oz for me. i have a weakness for vintage souvenirs. 
i couldn't resist this pretty little 'wishing well' number by the meakins.

but this mouse, maisie, is my new best friend! how could anyone resist this face?!
don't you love the apron???!! 

hope you are having a good week. i'm looking forward to the Easter long weekend personally. i'm counting on maisie to get me through this week! and my pretty shoes. oh, sigh, so pretty.

au revoir!