The cyclist will almost definitely disagree with me on this but I’m pretty sure I need one of these bags. Mattt bags are proudly handmade in Melbourne using fabric from Australian designers. I’ve narrowed my favourites down to four that all use fabric by the very talented Lara Cameron who is also based in Melbourne. Which do you think I should go with?
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Confession time again, I do that alot have you noticed? I have quite large calves… I notch this up to genetics, being a curvy girl, an extraordinarily large muscle at the top of my lower leg and my penchant for riding bicycles. Why is it that male cyclists are really lean and yet female cyclists aren’t? Not that I’m saying I’m in the same league as a professional cyclist but… anyway were was I? Oh that’s right, large calves and as a result I have never been able to buy myself tall boots. I spent all last year trying nevertheless and even the ones that are intended for wide calves really aren’t. Then I found Bennetts Boots based in Victoria and you can purchase from the aptly named http://www.widecalfboots.com.au/. Three widths to choose from and they fit! They arrived safe and beautifully packaged.
I am not what you would call a dedicated follower of fashion but I do love bags! While bidding on eBay for this one – the red plait poppet by Louenhide I went searching for other stockists of Louenhide bags. This is how I stumbled across Birdsnest and found a top so cute that I had to have it (which my darling husband thinks is an excuse he can use for a $3000+ bicycle). The cute top, which I didn’t expect to see until after Christmas, arrived on my doorstep less than 24 hours after I ordered it – how did they do it? In case you’re wondering I won the bag for $3.11 less than my maximum bid!
My gorgeous friend Rach and I decided to brave Spotlight this afternoon. It really requires a strong constitution as it is such a store of chaos and yet if you are willing to persist you can most times pick up a bargain. I almost became trapped in the rug department. I went armed with my iPhone for inspiration and Rach went with a very long list for all her projects. There is a definite theme to the fabrics that I captured. The middle one I bought but it’s not pink and pale green but actually a very dark brown on a very dark green and I think will make a groovy pair of shorts for my boys.
I subscribe to many newsletters… mostly because I don’t like junk mail in my letter box. Most of them I delete (just like junk mail) except those from Aesop. They are makers of lovely lotions, oils and creams that have bulk mail newsletters that are filled with interesting links. In this months edition there’s links to everything from Leonard Cohen tickets to a garlic farmer in the Hunter Valley. You can view the real thing online at Aesop - make sure you click the latest link to bring it up. The quotes at the bottom are randomly generated. Does it make me want to buy more hand cream (which I do actually use)?
Meet Michael and Loyzek who have come up with the most ingenious idea yet for Canberra. They have started Bring It Home, a business going on buying and transportation trips to Ikea in Sydney. Despite the rumours Canberra still hasn’t qualified for it’s own Ikea and it seems they were equally frustrated by this as a vast majority of Canberrans. These guys will be doing regular trips for 17% of the purchase price – sounds good to me! I love Ikea you only need look at our house! Now I better go an make my list.