Sunday, June 22, 2008


Today was my final day at the lovely bookshop I have come to love and loathe in equal measure. I feel quite melancholic about leaving. But just incase I was getting sooky, Niki made me delicious fudge and then chose the UBS leaving present for me. It is an AMAZING (!!) book called "Around the World with Mouk: a Trail of Adventure" about a small Parisian bear called Mouk who decides to travel the world, but keeps in contact with his lovely friends back home the whole time. It is written and, more importantly, illustrated by Marc Boutavant - a Parisian designer/ illustrator/ man about town. He's quite beautiful too. But anyway,
what is super beautiful is the cover of my book:

It makes me feel very positive about my current life choices.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Nautical Girls: Pei and Jing

I was having a birthday lunch with my mother at Fleur's in Moeraki (my favourite restaurant within a 200km radius of Dunedin) when I noticed these two ridiculously cute, stunning girls across the room. I nervously psyched myself up to go and ask them to let me take their photos, Anthony egging me on, and when I did they were completely sweet.

Pei (to the left to the left) studies Japanese at Otago and Jing just finished her accounting degree. My favourite part was when I asked them if there was a special occasion (considering that Fleur's is over an hours drive from Dunedin and not very cheap) and they said
"No, we just thought it was a nice day for some seafood."

Note: Jing's beautiful scarf looks like a Hermes scarf, but isn't (she found it in Hong Kong... I cannot wait to get to Asia, continent of beautiful things, already). Also, I've never been able to work out how to wear a scarf well - now I know. Thanks Jing!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Spooky Friday the 13th Kareoke

Matt and Hugh - two of the best Kareoke-ers that I have ever seen. As you can clearly see from this photograph.

This boy knows the value of a good hairdresser!

His name is Pete, although I would rather call him Peter because it sounds more classic, and he studies contemporary rock music at Otago. He admits that his hair is heinously expensive, unsurprising as platinum is the most high maintenance thing to do with your hair. But maybe it's worth it when you get to look like the masculine version of a playboy bunny? (I mean this as a huge compliment, if there is any confusion..)

Not quite: "I want to go natural soon, I want people to know me for me - not just my hair"

NB: This is the first stranger I approached and asked to pose and I couldn't have picked a nicer person. Thanks Pete for dealing with my ridiculous requests and being so sweet about it!