Sunday, December 23, 2007

The Cookie Incident of Christmas 2007

The title is thanks to my darling husband. The picture is a scanned box that contained a single cookie. The cookie was a 'Christmas gift' from the partners (about 11 of them) of the law firm from which I have just resigned. So here's what I have deduced... my entire year's efforts and dedication to this organisation has been recognised by a single serve of sweet baked goods. It's so insulting that I haven't stopped laughing yet!

Saturday, December 22, 2007

I Love Bison

In this case I don't mean the North American beast, although I really do love them as well. This is about Bison Australia - makers of beautiful stoneware and based right here in the ACT region. My dear friend (whom I met in a parents room) gave me a tea bowl for my birthday (centre picture). Another Bison piece for my collection. My ambition is to have an entire plate set in all the colours, go check out the colour palette to see what I'm talking about. I can also vouch for their customer service brian @ bison was amazingly helpful when I was trying to choose colours for the table pots I sent to my old roommate in San Francisco.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Birthday Tent

Well this is a first, I've never had a birthday tent built for me before. Last night my family and I had a belated birthday dinner for me with my oldest friend (we met when we were both 5) and her family. Her very creative husband put together this tent so all of us could eat in the garden. It turned out to be just perfect as it rained a little and we still got to enjoy sitting outside. I felt very special.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

I Love Your Spoons

Look what arrived in the mail today! A birthday present from my dear friend Lane in Atlanta. A gorgeous print from one of my absolute favourite Esty sellers - Studio M. I think this one belongs in the kitchen - what do you think? Now I'll just have to increase my collection with the 'I Love Your Spatulas' and 'I Love Your Forks' prints. Just beautiful - thank you for thinking of me.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Resignation

I resigned from my job on November 23rd - I don't hate the place or the people I just didn't love the work so it was a tough decision to make. Here's a little tribute to all the Australian Government agencies I have lodged job applications to over the last year. I have applied for no less than 7 jobs in the Public Service - on all occasions I have got an interview, which apparently is a big deal! The application process is convoluted to say the least when you have to write pages addressing selection criteria on things like how you display your personal drive and integrity (for example). For one of these jobs I received a letter saying I was deemed suitable for the role but they didn't have a role to offer me!!!??? And I'm still waiting on a response to an interview I had in October. Suffice to say I'm not going to work for the Public Service but a small company called Squiz.net - I'm excited!

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

It's My Birthday!

Here is my birthday present from my family - a (product) red iPod nano, so I can catch up on my TV shows on the way to work on the bus. Well that's important!
Thank you to my beautiful husband, my little boys, all my friends and work colleagues for making me feel so special.