Well hello there!
Just like that I see the try the new interface button, and voila, much better.
Friday, December 30, 2011
Well hello there!
In a couple of days we're taking our caravan off for its first holiday (with us). We're very excited and will take lots of photos. I think I have to reluctantly concede that Blogger is shit and I'm going to have to export this blog to a better service. It is very awkward to write and upload photos on this. Hmm. Will work on it.
Posted by Martha Craig at 8:34 PM
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Once in a blue moon I go out, and one such occasion recently was the launch of Bees Blessing's rebrand/launch party at the Empire in Petone. We love Bees Blessing because 3 of our corker wee chooks came from their farm, not to mention the fact they make very tasty cordials and condiments. We love the Empire because they make the finest hot chips (Belgium with cheese and gravy and curry with curry sauce - don't choose, get both), so it was a lovely night (albeit brief, 3 kids in a pub?).
Ice if you like. I love marzipan, but I have never iced a christmas cake and won't be starting now.
Posted by Martha Craig at 6:11 PM
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Since we've been in our new house a few things have been procured that are somewhat awesome. The latest (and favouritist at the moment) is a piano. I've wanted a piano for a long, long time. Our last house was too little though, so last week we got on Trademe and bam! Piano love. I'm blimming hopeless, but what I lack in technique/talent I make up for in gusto and enthusiasm. The neighbours may be a little tired of my extremely slow version of the Sound of Silence. I've bought lots of music books full of cheesy music, not because I actually want to perform for anyone, but so that I can sing along as I learn.
Posted by Martha Craig at 3:17 PM
Monday, August 29, 2011
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Thursday, August 25, 2011
We went up to the big trade fair in Auckland on Tuesday, we being me and Glen. My parents came to look after the kiddies at 7am, bless, and we tootled off to the airport. We hired a massive Rav 4 in Auckland, curious to see if that is a car we'd want, it wasn't.
Next time I'll put up some house pics. We've been hard at work, and just love it. The place is splendid.
Posted by Martha Craig at 8:30 PM
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Why am I so obsessed?
- He allows me to like blingy things
- He allows me to have books out
- He is hilarious
- You can put curtains behind beds - I'm so going to try this
- I have a teeny fixation with gold things, after years of going "yuck, gold". Jonathan Adler likes gold.
- He has allowed me to slightly get over my fixation with yellow
- He seems to be having fun when plenty of the world is being very, very serious
Posted by Martha Craig at 4:13 PM
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
I've decided I want to be Jonathan Adler. I'm not sure how I'll go about it, given that I'm a white, straight, non-Jewish, woman from New Zealand. However I'm going to do everything in my power to become a potting, fabulous, talented, motivated, Jewish, gay man from America.
Now I have to go and paint my house lime and gold and pink and fabulous.
Posted by Martha Craig at 1:03 PM
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
We've moved! The past few months have been crazy. We found this house, sold ours, and now we've moved. It has all been a rollercoaster, but I think we've been pretty lucky. Our house sold quickly, our new house is huge and awesome. It needs some serious tlc, but I like thinking about decorating, it is relaxing. I can see that we could spend a decent lotto win on getting things right, and it will take a few years, but already it is comfortable and fits all our crap.
Posted by Martha Craig at 10:14 PM
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Kia ora bunnies!
- Bought a new house! Yay. JUST CAN'T WAIT TO MOVE. It is massive. Massive and ugly. I love a project though, and I am scheming up a storm. I think I might make this page a bit of a before and after type space. Here is my dream board, I think it is going to be a cool place. The section is 2530m2, which is almost incomprehensible to me, after living on 372m2 for almost 10 years. I'm going to make it into a dream Karl Maughan type scene.
- Sold our house! It was insane. We had to be so tidy for quite a long time. Having said that, not actually that long compared with what some people endure. We had 5 open homes. Jeez, it makes you realise how hard some people work to keep their homes shipshape, what a freaking nightmare. I found a new place to clean every day, somewhere obvious that I'd missed for 8 years (like the light fittings, skirtings, switches, tops of pictures etc).
- And now, since I've had my evening glass de vin, time for my latest obsession, Friday Night Lights.
- Mwah to you all.
Posted by Martha Craig at 8:29 PM
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Beautiful Christchurch is a mess. I can't begin to imagine how the people down there are holding it together. I'm seeing glimpses of my childhood in ruins, which is sad, but my god, the people stuck there every day dealing with mess and death and pooing in plastic bags and general misery. Oy. The thing about being human is you do endure, you don't have the option of just giving up, because you can't. I wish there was something I could do. I want some Christchurch people to come here so I can give them some alcohol and some food and a bit of a reprieve, but they can't just skip out on their lives.
The whole incident has prompted me to actually pull together an earthquake kit, because honestly, how stupid would you feel if the big one did actually hit, and you couldn't give your children a drink of water?
I'm going to list here what I did, because I know that some people will be interested. It is by no means comprehensive, and I haven't actually finished. You should feel free to chip in ideas about what to add, where to stash it, what to stash it in, that sort of thing.
From the supermarket:
Dettol (cream and liquid)
Soap (I got liquid bodywash, figured it would be versatile)
Water (we bought 40 litres. We need more, but I honestly don't know where we'd keep it, so I'm gonna keep all our water bottles and soda stream bottles filled in the fridge too)
Tinned bean salad
Tinned creamed rice
Tinned fruit salad
Aquatabs (water purifying tabs)
Freeze dried food (which Pauline assures me is tasty)
To come from Mitre 10
Things I should have but haven't worked out how to store
I think we'll keep it all in the caravan, and hopefully it survives any major earthquake action better than the house. We have a camping stove and lantern there, plus several torches and we have a radio (but probably should get another too).
Please add in comments anything I've missed.
Posted by Martha Craig at 1:12 PM
Tuesday, January 04, 2011
My laptop has gone a bit spazzy and won't charge, so my planned longwinded, meandering spiel is truncated to a bullet format, which happens to be my favorite thing anyway.
So, without further ado, highlights of the year past (utterly arbitrarily, based on no logic or sensible timeframe, in fact potentially backwards so I can start at the easy recent bit):
And omg shock, there are no bullets on the iPad! It will just be a wackadoo list:
We just got back from camping. It was fantastic, even the bit where we got caught in that big gale and had to make a dash to my parents' place. We went with friends and ended up in Waimarama. Currently trying to work out how to move to Waimarama. Ooh, and we saw the family from That Way of Life TWICE. You'll have to do your own googling.
We went to Melbourne. Frankly it was kind of hard work with the kids, but I did get lots of awesome stuff for the shops.
We got a parking sign outside the shop, after months of nagging the council and writing letters and emails. My feelings towards the council are somewhat negative, but I'm a grownup, so I'll concentrate on sending bad vibes and not on whining about them. SO mature.
I went to the Pixies with friends, it was awesome, great concert, great company.
Lots of shit stuff happened; the shop got robbed several times (the bad vibes I'm sending those losers will be making their lives a misery), we had stupid car troubles, random illnesses, yawn. While it was all a bit rubbish our spirits remained pretty chipper, and there were plenty of people having much worse 2010.
What a boring list. I'm stopping now.
Posted by Martha Craig at 10:12 PM