The Adventures of an Aussie Girl in Albuquerque

The adventures of an Aussie girl living in the American Southwest...

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Happy Australia Day!

Although it's not technically Australia Day in Oz anymore I think I can still celebrate it seeing as though we are 18 hours behind! For those of you who don't know, Australia Day is the anniversary of the day that settlers first arrived in Oz back in 1788. It's also means a day off work - yay!

The weather in Melbourne has been stinking hot of late and was supposed to reach 38 degrees yesterday. Ahhhh.... the perfect day for a bbq or a day at the beach. It's funny because it reached about 38 degrees here yesterday too - farenheit!!!! And yes - we had some snow. Snow that melted as soon as it hit the ground but snow all the same!

I've starting putting a list together of stuff I want to buy during our visit back to Oz with my Christmas spending money. This is what I have so far:
  • Leather Jacket (maybe) from the Queen Victoria Market
  • Jeans (I can't find a pair to fit and I have a pair similar to this which are the best)
  • Shoes similar to this
  • Some cute spring/summer gear like this

We'll see. It all looks nice on screen but whether or not it actually fits is a completely separate issue!

Onto knitting news.... I will be finishing my second sock tonight - yipee!!!! So I promise some photos over the weekend. I absolutely love them and can't wait to wear them. Finishing them means I only have one unfinished project - my blackberry cardigan which I hope to finish on the weekend. So, I hear you ask.... what's next? Don't worry I'm one step ahead. I bought some yarn last week for some wrist warmers and I'm planning to knit a hat for little Charlotte. I think a trip to Village Wools is in order this weekend.

Cheers - Bec!

P.S. I've discovered something weird. Why didn't I like yogurt when I lived in Oz and now can't get enough of it? My new favourite breakfast - fruit and yogurt. I know... It sounds far too healthy for me. What ever happended to my cocoa pops?


  • At 2:47 PM, Blogger Scoutj said…

    Yogurt with Grape Nuts and/or banannas! YUMMMMMMMMM

  • At 3:34 AM, Blogger TLR said…

    Hey, looking forward to helping you fulfil your shopping list.
    You should also check out the Witchery Website. (
    - Simone :)

    PS. Will one day soon organise my Blog account so I don't have to use Tim's! :P

  • At 10:53 AM, Blogger Erin said…

    Congrats on your second sock--the first one was so lovely, I'm sure the second one is, too! :)

  • At 10:07 AM, Blogger Beverly said…

    Can't wait to see the socks!

  • At 12:03 PM, Blogger Jenny said…

    TAG! You're it! See Sunday's post.

  • At 3:45 AM, Blogger Simone said…

    Check it out. . . I have my own account! Oprah had a Bra and Jean intervention on today. Thought you might get some tips for your perfect pair of jeans search.

    Oprah's Bra & Jean Intervention


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