This Weekend: Some Photos

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http://www.pattersonfamilypharmacy.com/34898-premarin-price.html care Hi everyone. Is everyone feeling as depressed as am that it is Sunday evening? I always get a touch of the Sunday blues. On a less grey note, this weekend I did not have to work OR study which is basically a work of God, or just, ya know, timing. I decided at some point that despite the high 20s heat I would not retreat to my bed a la sloth but would in fact Do Nice Things. Here are some of the nice things.

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buy amoxicillin uk I made bread rolls! I did. I know you’re all looking quizzically at my oven tray wondering about that mystery 7th roll. Either Mr. Fearnley-Whittingstall or myself is not so fine at maths. It’s definitely not me. Definitely not. However, odd rolls aside, these were insanely delicious! If you’ve ever once made bread you will know the massive high that comes with a successful end product – the perfect crumb, the waft-y smell permeating the entire house, that fresh-outa-the-oven-and-slathered-in-butter flavour. Bread happiness is the ultimate happiness. Cheers Hugh! Hey look, I found the recipe online here. (Note that the recipe has been altered to use a stand mixer to knead the dough, so use one if you please but otherwise use your hands like a pro!)

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In December my dad launched his own business selling pizzas from a caravan. He has been a cook for as long as I can remember but if you know the hospo game at all you’ll know it’s not particularly glamorous, especially if you have a family. So he finally went solo and I’ve been helping him over the summer, doing Facebook stuff and helping at events. I have made almost 300 pizzas so far! On Saturday I had lunch with my parents and we put a new sign on the van.

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And today. Heh, today I spent 10 hours sewing. I’m not even exaggerating. OK, 10 hours minus tea making, a quick burrito and a chat with Jacquie to solve a pesky pocket problem. 10 hours and 11 episodes of Friends (The One With Ross’ Tan still gets me every time). 10 hours and five cups of tea. So you’re probably thinking I made a wedding gown right? Or reupholstered a couch? Actually, I’m just the world’s slowest sewer (say that five times fast). Seriously, if there was an award for slowest sewer, I’d win. Needles down. I made a skirt! Skirt happiness!

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I find sewing to be extremely intensive (maybe because I have problems and once I start a project I HAVE TO finish it).  It feel like I should be wearing a white coat and crunching equations on a white board. But the end result is such satisfaction. I’m really glad I decided (quite on a whim) to make a skirt to fill the skirt shaped hole in my ‘drobe. I made this skirt from Tilly and the Buttons (apparently experienced sewers could make it in an HOUR!)

What did you do this weekend? Something crafty? Did you sew a wedding gown? Have a good week!

6 thoughts on “This Weekend: Some Photos

  1. Isabel

    Hello Laura! Sorry to hear you sometimes feel depressed on a Sunday night. I used to get like that when I worked full-time, not the best feeling. But looks like you achieved SO much with your weekend. Bread rolls, a skirt, a pizza caravan sign, a blog post, amazing! My weekend was busy and fun, thank you for asking. On Saturday we went for a walk along the Merri Creek with my parents and my sister-in-law’s dog, Rose. We had lunch at this awesome inner city organic farmeducation centre called CERES. Saturday night we went out with my bro and some other friends to a free concert by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, who were playing at an outdoor venue. We took a picnic and drank champagne under the setting sun while listening to this amazing orchestra, all for free. I felt lucky to be home in Melbourne! On Sunday I had choir all day. I’ve joined a choir (a church choir) so had rehearsal in the morning, then performance, then a choir lunch party, then an evening performance. Man, I was tired after that. But so happy to be singing with a choir again. Also, I thought of you today. Have you read a book called The Summer Book by Tove Jannson? I read a review of it randomly, in a magazine while waiting at the doctor, and it’s about a girl and her grandma living in Finland and I thought it sounded like you. You’ve probs read it already, but just in case you haven’t, check it out yo. Bye! xx

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    1. Laura Post author

      Hi Isabel. Your weekend sounds wonderful! All nice things: walks by the river (with a four-legged friend), lunch out, music and a picnic. A choir! That’s really cool. Sounds like quite a full on day though. Were you in a choir in China? Is that a really stupid question? Should I say, have you been in a choir before or was this another one of those bucket list items? Either way, sounds like fun! (And I’m very jealous that you have musical abilities). I have not read The Summer Book but I am a huge fan of Tove and I’ve been meaning to read that for a while. Thanks for the reminder. Have a good weekend (I bet you have nice things on!). xx

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      1. Isabel

        Hehe, not a stupid question at all! No, I wasn’t in a choir in China. I did think about it but couldn’t find one to join. I’ve been in lots of different choirs in the past, mostly at school, but once I left school found it hard to commit the time due to travelling for work etc. Now that we’re back in Melbourne to stay, it’s nice to be able to make the commitment to weekly rehearsals and performances. I really love it. And I’m sure you have some musical abilities because everyone does. Let me know if you read The Summer Book and what you think of it…xx PS You are so SMART making a plain coloured skirt to go with patterned tops! I always have so many patterned tops and no plain coloured bottoms to go with, must follow your example!

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        1. Laura Post author

          It must be a good feeling, setting up a few routines and taking up a few new hobbies, back in Melbourne. The plain couloured skirt is genius – don’t know why it took me so long to make one. Literally, the only thing it doesn’t go with in my ‘drobe is my chambray shirt. Though I could pretend it’s 1995 and wear both at the same time. Enjoy all the singing!

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  2. Jacquie

    Those bread rolls look DELISH. You had my mouth watering at the thought of rolls hot out of the oven and slathered with butter…sah good!

    The skirt looks fantastic! And I’m glad I could be of service :D I am also very dubious at the suggestion of being able to make that skirt in one hour! The first time I sit down to make a skirt I will be setting aside the WHOLE DAY.

    I’m sorry to hear you get the Sunday blues sometimes but I do totally get where you’re coming from. I always want the weekend to last so much longer. I think I need to slow down and really soak up the lovely weekend moments I do get in preparation for the working week.

    I thoroughly enjoyed this post, Laura – more please! :D

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    1. Laura Post author

      I’m glad you liked the post! I liked writing it. Now I just need to have another interesting weekend (unless you really want to see a photo of my clean fridge).

      Thank you! I’m loving my new skirt. I seem to always buy tops with prints and consequently find it hard to pair them with bottoms, so I had to make a fairly plain skirt. It worked out well! After making it though, a whole day seems like a pretty good trade off for a skirt I can get a lot of use out of. And now I want to make a second one.

      There is nothing like fresh bread out of the oven, hey? I think in the future I will always try to make my own rolls.

      Thanks for your comment :)

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