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Citrus Tuesday June 18, 2013

Somewhere in the universe it was decided that today was the day I would receive gifts of homegrown citrus. First my wonderful friend and colleague Helen brought me a huge bag of mandarins from her parents-in-law’s backyard. (I’m not sure about the plurals and apostrophe in that sentence but I’m off the clock so make […]

a la Mr Henry Rollins January 20, 2013

The best thing I watched on TV this week was the documentary about Bill Hicks on ABC2 on Sunday night. Of course I recorded it and watched it on Wednesday but we won’t quibble over the details. I am ashamed I was not particularly familiar with Bill Hicks. I had heard his name here and […]

"Do I hear happiness?" December 28, 2012

It’s day 4 of the #blog12daysxmas challenge and so far I am keeping up. Until I go back to work next Wednesday I fear these posts might become a little repetitive. Yesterday I sewed and sewed and sewed and came up with this: No your eyes do not deceive you. That is indeed a skirt […]

tablecloth material December 26, 2012

Well I didn’t exactly have the Boxing Day Blues but I wasn’t up to much today. I did manage to get to Spotlight first thing and pick up some specials in the fabric department. It was really hot though and their aircon hadn’t really kicked in so I was feeling a little seedy by the […]

Christmas Countdown: the Christmas Eve version December 23, 2012

And here we are at Christmas Eve. In an effort to have a Christmas event without my grandmother, for the last few years I have my parents and sister for dinner on Christmas Eve. It’s not a big foodie event. It’s just a moment before tomorrow when we can have some family time. Soon I […]

Christmas Countdown: the feats of strength version December 20, 2012

What’s Christmas Countdown without a little bit of Festivus. Classic.

my strange addiction November 10, 2012

I have a new and disturbing addiction. It’s called How I Met Your Mother. I feel dreadful about it. I’m not sure how it began. Probably I was flicking through the channels one evening after work. Tired of watching Friends repeats for the millionth time, perhaps I was looking for something new and different. Of […]

watching people think out loud really isn’t that interesting September 23, 2012

I’ve managed to watch some interesting television lately, despite the best efforts of our TV stations to fill their schedules with rubbish. First of all though, here are some things I am not watching: House Husbands – looks awfulThe X Factor – no explanation neededPuberty Blues – not interestedBig Brother – seen one Big Brother […]

tales of domestic goddessery September 9, 2012

It seems like Sunday is blog day here at The Spiralling Shape. Except for last Sunday when I spent the morning with my little piano chickens at their exams. There were tears, laughs and mild panic….and that was just me. Needless to say I was happy when the weekend was over. I took two days […]

saccharine promos make me ill August 25, 2012

Sunday again? Already?Sadly, I have no tales of incident-packed personal grooming for you today. I managed to shave my legs again yesterday without any leftover salad hijinks. It’s been a week of busy busy busy. Next weekend my piano students have their AMEB exams. For the first time in many years I have more than […]