It needs buttons. There’s a button shop in the city. Hopefully I’ll find the perfect ones.
What’s for dinner? Not sure. Haven’t decided. Probably leftover crumbed chicken from last night, and either salad (I know – salad – I do eat it sometimes!) or hot veges.
What did you eat for your last meal? It was breakfast. About 10 minutes ago. So weetbix with milk (oh ok, and sugar) and a coffee.
What’s the last thing you bought? Cat food from the vet for my very spoiled cat!
What are you listening to right now? My iPod on shuffle mode – my favourite way of listening. It’s like a box of chocolates. You never know what you are going to get. Except of course an actual box of chocolates with a little guide to each chocolate. Clearly I only pick the ones I like. Not the ones with marzipan or kirsch (ugh!)
If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go?
I’d go to the Wollmeise’s new shop
and roll around in all the yarn. And also buy some. Ok, I’d buy LOTS. That’d take about half an hour, and for the other half hour, I’d go to the Manolo Blahnik store in New York.
Which language do you want to learn? French. But I guess if I really wanted to, I’d have done it already.
What do you love most about where you currently live? We bought this house as our “forever” house, so I pretty much love everything about it. In particular, the high ceilings, the old features and the quiet. I love this area of Sydney as it is so green and leafy, very suburban but also close to everything. And the climate is superb!
What is your favorite colour? I’m pretty sure you all know the answer to this one already. Although lately I have been acquiring a lot of orange…
What is your favorite piece of clothing in your own wardrobe? That is a VERY hard question to answer. I think at the moment it is a knee length straight demin skirt I bought recently. Very versatile piece.
What were you doing ten years ago? I was working as a lawyer, on a big matter involving the dismissal of a number of employees of our client. I was planning my wedding, and we were househunting, for our first home.
Describe your personal style? I’d like my personal style to be a bit eclectic, even avant garde-ish, definitely stylish and chic. But in reality, it’s mostly relatively safe, although I do try to mix things up a bit with accesories or colours. I love simplicity which is done elegantly, but I can never achieve that.
If you had $300 now, what would you spend it on? That’d go VERY quickly at the Wollmeise shop. Or not very far at all at Manolo Blahnik. So maybe I’d just spend it on champagne. A few bottles of Veuve perhaps.
What are you going to do after this? Put the washing (sheets) in the dryer. It’s pouring rain here right now. Although somewhat sunny. That never fails to freak me out!
What are your favorite films? Based on the ability to watch and rewatch, Dirty Dancing. The Breakfast Club. The Princess Bride. Why yes, I am a child of the 80s, how could you tell!! While these are not movies, I also love the Firth-Ehle Pride and Prejudice, the most recent adaptation of Jane Eyre, and of course the entire Buffy series.
What inspires you? Kindness, understanding, the ability to see different perspectives. The ability to let go. I wish I could do all of those things more.
Who’s work/designs are you inspired by? This is interesting – I think all the versions of this meme I’ve read so far have reference Ysolda Teague. And she is tops, I love her designs and admire her ability to (apparently) make a living from her pattern designing. I think that’s so fabulous. Cat Bordhi’s construction methods. The Isagers (Marianne and Helga), for their elegant simplicity. Kaffe Fassett’s use of colour. Norah Gaughan’s shapes. The Yarn Harlot’s humour and sheer knitting speed.
Your favourite books? Pride and Prejudice, Jane Eyre, Cloudstreet, To Kill a Mockingbird.
Do you collect anything? Well, you already know the answer to this too – yarn! and shoes. and knitting books and magazines. and all the other bits and pieces that go with my addiction!
What makes you follow a blog? I have different reasons for following different blogs (see the inspirations above). But things like good writing, good photos, and something that just grabs me about the person, are usually things that keep me reading.
What was the most enjoyable thing you did today? Lay in my warm bed for a few minutes before getting up. Mmmmm, flannelette sheets!
I shan’t tag anyone, but if you’d like to share, feel free!