Saturday, June 28, 2008


Most lame excuse ever for a tradesman not to arrive:

Lazy ADSL guy: "I don't want to come today because it's raining."

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Saterday is for Scattergories

(stollen from Creating Motherhood)

SCATTERGORIES - it’s harder than it looks! Play here or play on your blog. Saturday is game day!

Use the first letter of your Mother’s name (first or middle) to answer each of the following.

1. What is your Mother’s name? Leoni

2. Something you would find in the freezer section? Lemons (at least in my freezer- I like them sliced and frozen for a nice cold gin and tonic)

3. A beverage enjoyed in the summer? Lychee Martini

4. A word to describe your butt? Large!

5. Something you would find in your garden? Lizards

6. Something a cat would drag in? Left hand of a mutilated corpse (which is why I don't have a cat)

7. A favorite book title? Love in the Time of Cholera

8. A fancy entree at your favorite restaurant? Luscious finger food

9. Something that is on your amazon wish list? Lots!

10. Something you have hidden under your bed? Lint

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Really? You think?

Flaming football: toy fireball banned

A toy ball designed to be doused in kerosene, set alight and kicked around has been banned in NSW after a West Australian teen was injured.

- Sydney Morning Herald, June 19, 2008


Monday, June 16, 2008

Shanghai Drive-by Shooting

Shanghai Drive-by Shooting... of the photographic variety:

WARNING- has been known to induce vertigo in viewers!

All photos taken by myself out the window of a taxi, at dusk in Shanghai.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

handmade jewellery on etsy

My sister Liz set up this etsy shop a while ago to sell her handmade jewellery online.

It is fabulous and I highly recommend you visit. I personally love these earrings:

Monday, June 02, 2008

New look

For those of you reading this via rss feeds, I have a whole new look here at Aussie in the Orient.

For those of you reading via this actual site, this notice is irrelevant- feel free to carry on as you were.

PS. Does anyone know how to get the header image to line up inside the header background?? Or is it only overlapping on my screen?