Greetings from hayfever land!
I do love spring, I honestly do but my body has never quite adjusted to that early September pollen surge. My eyes are so gritty, I've abandoned my contact lenses for the forseeable future and it's back on with my specs. Which suits me fine because that's 2 minutes saved each morning not stabbing my eyes out with my mascara wands.
I've probably asked before but are you a 2 wand person? I'm convinced that volumizing and lengthening cannot coexist in a single mascara.
Eye makeup with glasses for me translates to a bit of highlighter waved around the temples and a fluffy brush worth of soft peach eyeshadow over the eyelid. Okay, so you may not be able to see any of it but at least it makes me feel like I've made a bit of an effort in the grooming department.
Griping about the pollen count aside, it's been a glorious day here in Sydney. The sun is shining, the sky is a clear blue. It bodes well for the weekend. It's also a lot brighter in the mornings now. Which has inspired me to reach for the more brightly coloured knits in my wardobe.
|Scarf - Hermes, cardi - Target, scarf ring - Mat Tai Colleciton.|
Thanks to Brad at Kitchenware Direct, the SSG Manor kitchen is now the proud home of this mouli. The hope is that sometime this weekend, I will be making potato gnocchi from scratch using the mouli to mash the potato. It's all terribly exciting. I can just feel myself being transformed from home cook to intrepid home chef. I have good vibes about this project. What could possibly go wrong with my gnocchi making when it involves using a mouli whose instructions are written mainly in Italian with a few other European languages thrown in for good measure? It's like assembling Ikea furniture or using French make up. The less English involved, the more fun the consumer experience.
I have yet more Costco news. Isn't shopping at Costco the gift that keeps on giving
|Lunch bag from Costo - under $20 from memory.|
The best thing is that the new lunch bag holds much more than it looked like it would. A large box of salad, a can of corn, a can of tuna and two pieces of fruit. I could even add a can of Coke Zero if I was feeling that way inclined. There are even side pockets. Which I will put to good use once I clear the back log of snacks I already have stashed away at work. This could take until some time in 2012. But it's good to know those side pockets are there in case I need them.