"Life, what is it?"

Beky's thought pattern's journal

The Tudors
Because of watching 'Desperate Romantics' it has wanted me to watch more costume dramas.  For the last few years I have heard of 'The Tudors'.  It's one of those series I have been meaning to watch, but never got around to it.   Finally I took the plunge and got Season 1 out from the DVD Library.  So I have only watched 4 episodes and loving it.   Has anyone else seen the series?  I'm aware that they are now up to Season 4, so I have a lot to catch up on.

Desperate Romantics

I am so loving 'Desperate Romantics' being shown on the ABC ever Sunday night. The costumes, the quirky humour, history, and dare I say the very handsome guys, especially actor Samuel Barnett who plays John Everett Millais. Also lovely to see actress Zoe Tapper who plays Effie, know her work from 'Survivors' .   The DVD will be a must to purchase.

I now have this urge to go to the Tate Britain now.  Who wants to come to London with me?

Meme Day - Day 6 & 7
Day 01 → Your favorite song
Day 02 → Your favorite movie
Day 03 → Your favorite television program
Day 04 → Your favorite book
Day 05 → Your favorite quote
Day 06 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 07 → A photo that makes you happy
Day 08 → A photo that makes you angry/sad
Day 09 → A photo you took
Day 10 → A photo of you taken over ten years ago
Day 11 → A photo of you taken recently
Day 12 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 13 → A fictional book
Day 14 → A non-fictional book
Day 15 → A fanfic
Day 16 → A song that makes you cry (or nearly)
Day 17 → An art piece (painting, drawing, sculpture, etc.)
Day 18 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 19 → A talent of yours
Day 20 → A hobbie of yours
Day 21 → A recipe
Day 22 → A website
Day 23 → A YouTube video
Day 24 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 25 → Your day, in great detail
Day 26 → Your week, in great detail
Day 27 → This month, in great detail
Day 28 → This year, in great detail
Day 29 → Hopes, dreams and plans for the next 365 days
Day 30 → Whatever tickles your fancy

Busy over the weekend, and look what happens fall behind in this meme.

Day 6 - What ever tickles my fancy. Mmmmm
Hot chocolate !!!
Day 7 - There are way to many photos that make me smile, but here's one. H ended up being on stage during Spamalot here in Melbourne. He was sitting on 'The Chair'.

Market this Saturday!!!

I have a stall at this market. So looking forward to it. As I said on Twitter, I really enjoy being in a room full of creative people. One can feel the creative energy floating about everywhere. That may sound weird, but it's the best way I can describe it. Also glad to see that my stall is next to Fab from 'Little Cooties', we have become fellow craft friends. This will be my last market for the year, next year I plan to really apply for more markets and try and complete a few more goals.

My biggest dream would be:- If I had some spare change :-) I would set up a craft / paper shop, stock all my friends products in it and others, with of course a little craft/paper bookshop on the side with a nice cafe to complete it. Locations I would choose, Chapel St, Brunswick St or the City. Does anyone have spare change? ;-)

I'm also looking forward to just visiting all the other markets that either Karen karenandmichael, Jennie vestalvagrant and Margaret missmargaret will be at. I miss just visiting the markets and enjoying looking at everyone's products and having a chat.

Addicted to Money

Just watched part 1 of the 3 part series called 'Addicted to Money: Who Killed the Economy'.

Fascinating show, I loved the following quotes

'what liberates you also enslaves you'

Of course he was referring to money. Also reminds me of my favourite line in the 'The Verb' song 'Bitter Sweet Symphony'
'Trying to make ends meet , you're a slave to money then you die.'

'lifestyle porn'

Liked this, referring to wanting all material items etc etc.

Credit is from the Latin word 'Credo', meaning 'to trust' or 'I believe'

This meaning, I did not know. I actually find the meaning a little scary.

At the end of the episode I said to my husband, all I can think of is that cult science fiction film 'They Live'.

Party Report
Last night we went to Andreas birthday party which had a Halloween theme. Driving on the way to his place we saw the odd crowd walking around in costume. I feel Halloween is defiantly crawling into the Australian culture. Which I personally don't mind because I love the decorations and costumes.

The party was lovely and there were many assortment of costumes, ranging from witches, devils, injured person with bullet marks in his head. I said to Tim, he really needs to get that looked at and offered my husband (a vet) could help with the stitching. ;-)

At one point in the night I went and watched 'Hello Kitty' with the kids. Bad but cute cartoon. I had never seen the show, so I just had to have a look. When I told N that my 9 year old son liked Hello Kitty, you should have seen her face expression. It was absolutely classic. It was a combination of sheer shock and surprise. Yes 9 year old boys can like cute things too.

I was so glad that Andreas liked his presents and he didn't have them. I always have that fear when giving books, especially when they are on a particular theme.

It was a great night and I hope Andreas enjoyed himself.

I was a teenager last night, but today I'm feeling my age.........
Errrr I'm so tired and was a little seedy this morning when I was in the car when we had to go to H's clinic to check on animals. But now I'm a little bit more human.

Last night enjoyed a packed full 40th Birthday party for Trudi chocolatetrudi . The theme was 1980s. I decided to go as Cyndi Lauper , so all I needed to do was hire some full skirts from Eltham's costume hire place and make up the rest. Had fun making my hair a little wild and almost used a whole can of red hair spray. Our poor dog kept sneezing while I was doing my hair.

We arrived around 8.30pm to the sound of much chattering and 80's music. Ahhh memory lane. Trudi went as Madonna in 'Desperately Seeking Susan'. She made her jacket  which was fantastic, she did an excellent job. There was a vast collection of costumes, Devo, V, Ghostbusters, Fraggle Rock, New Romantics and many padded shoulders and leg warmers etc.

Trudi had professional bar tenders at her party. They whipped up cocktails so quickly and professionally. The young man behind the bar said, "who are you dressed up as"? I said, "Cyndi Lauper". He said, "who?". Ahhhhhh I explained and said to him you must be early 20's. He said yes, I said, "I'm old enough to be your mother". I groaned and left with my margarita.

To end the night, was a great rubiks cube chocolate cake. Yumo. I took seconds.

I hope Trudi had an excellent time. Look forward to seeing an end product from that knitting book Trudi. ;-)


Northside Makers Market
Boy I'm tired from yesterday, and if I'm tired, I would hate to think how tired the organisers are www.northsidemakers.com

The day started off well. Karen (Cosmic Cat Creations) karenandmichael and I met up at around 8.20am. They had asked for volunteers to help set up, so of course we roped our selves in. Our job was to set up two chairs for each stallholder and label them. Thank goodness I brought my glasses.

Anyway, set up went fine. I was really happy with my new layout of my table. One thing I have noticed and have read about on other blogs. Is to add height for your products. It tends to get the customers attention and of course makes ones table a little more interesting. To add height I purchased an old magazine rack from a Salvos op shop a few days ago. I was happy with the find, because I wanted a better way to show off my gift wrap. It did the trick to a certain extent, you couldn't see the gift wrap on the other side. Will have to think a little more for future displays.

Overall the day was great. Great weather, really nice vibe, lovely and cute location. Love the stage and court yard. Overall the organisers did an excellent job and should be proud. My only regret, I really couldn't browse for ages, every visit for a stall was a flying visit.

Note: For more pics go to www.pivx.blogspot.com

Happy Birthday Marita!!!

Happy Birthday Marita msvda

Hope you had fantastic day!

See ya Saturday!

Lv Beky

Crochet and Skateboarding.

Mr. Chip and I went to one of his fav skateboard parks to do a little scooting (YMCA Skateboard Park on the banks of the Yarra River). As you can see I filled my time with crochet. :-) It was wonderful to sit in the sun and hopefully get some Vitamin D into me.

While I was crocheting I had a young guy ask me what I was doing, I explained.  He stated that he knew how to knit.  Surprised me, a young guy with a skateboard knows how to knit!  It proves don't judge a person by their looks.



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