Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
To: Chess Moving Sydney
Re: Good Deed
I just wanted to let you know of the good deed of one of your employees.
A few months ago my bag was stolen from my house and some contents were never recovered. This week I received a call from one of your movers, Larry, who found my purse on the window ledge of a block of units he was doing a job at. He not only took the time to find my number and contact me, but he dropped it off in my letterbox that day with a note! What a champion!
As you can imagine it is was ace to recover many of my missing cards and contacts, and I’m very grateful. I am recommending Chess Moving to my friends and family as a result of this excellent karma. Give the man a pay rise. Or at least a bonus. Or a hug. Something.
Thank you very much for your email
I have passed on your kindly comments to Larry and also to our senior management team
It is always a pleasure to receive feedback and recognition for “good Behaviours” displayed by members of our team .
Thank you again for taking the time to commend Larry on his good deed
I will formally recognise him at our next team meeting
With Kind Regards
UniGroup Worldwide UTSChess Moving Sydney
Monday, March 29, 2010
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Hopefully I can salvage this one and re-bind it (just got myself a bias binding maker too. Awesome). Otherwise a certain sister may be getting a very defunct gift.
I looked at a few tutorials like this one from Crazy Mom Quilts (oh boy there are a LOT of bib tutorials out there), it advocates sewing it around the front then hand-stitching the back; is this the usual method or does anyone know a faster way?
Saturday, March 20, 2010
2. Inspiring love or affection.
3. Having beauty that appeals to the emotions as well as to the eye.
I use the word 'lovely' a lot. You may have noticed.
I was talking to a colleague the other day, who said that saying 'lovely' was a bit insipid. Like saying the day was 'nice' or someone looked 'okay'. It's a bit granny, a bit old. But in defense of the word, I think it's just swell (we can go into that word another time). I think it IS a bit granny. I like granny thank-you-very-much. To me it is patchwork, sunshine, fresh flowers and friends over for cups of tea. Just look at that definition. Call me old-fashioned, but it's just lovely.
I haven't found a word yet that quite says all of that in.one.word. I'm not one for 'awesome' (unless it IS particularly awesome) or 'great' or 'cool bananas' (that's for special occasions only). I find I use words in seasons, and right now, it's all about 'lovely'.
Do you find yourself using the same words? What do YOU say?
Friday, March 19, 2010
Thursday, March 18, 2010
I've been excited for yonks about my big sister's baby shower, and it was just as lovely as I imagined. My other big sister organised the whole shebang, and isn't it just the prettiest thing you ever saw?
I also got to meet my nephew for the first time, who loves to smile and giggle and hug and generally be the cutest.thing.ever. Oh boy. Spending the weekend surrounded by baby talk, this one, my pregnant sister and a liberal dosing of pregnancy magazines has made the cluck factor high, people.
On another note, my twin sister was admitted to hospital the night before, and missed the big day. We missed her terribly (and are still worried) but she's building up strength in a health retreat in the mountains right. now. I miss talking to her at random times. I think about her a lot. Send awesome wellness vibes please.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Now I am eating salad again and going to the gym. (still eating chocolate. Chocolate doesn't count.)
Geez it was tasty though.
Tasty Japanese beer (Brewed For Good Times!) at lovely Japanese Restaurant with lovely Boy.
Barbeque with Spanish folk. Those guys really know how cook. and sing.
Delicious Duck Noodle Soup from a little restaurant in an unexpected corner. With condiments.
Birthday cake in the Office
Birthday pizza. And Pasta. And Garlic Bread. And Wine.
then CHEEEEESE TOAST! Oh Sizzler.
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Monday, March 8, 2010
It's pretty darn awesome to have a sister who's your age. We can talk about anything. Everything and sometimes about absolutely nothing. She's my favourite twin in the world.
Sunday, March 7, 2010
Saturday, March 6, 2010
Friday, March 5, 2010
March Craft Leftovers Monthly: Volume 2: Issue 3
This month Craft Leftovers Monthly is taking a nice long look into the world of plush! Recycled stuffing, knitting, crochet, stitching, and a little corned beef and cabbage for good measure! Craft Leftovers Monthly is printed on 100% recycled paper. It is 36 pages of crafty goodness.
Ps. you can win one of these cute Craft Leftovers mags by visiting the needle.org and leaving a comment! On second thoughts, don't go and enter the giveaway. I wants it.
from this shop
Monday, March 1, 2010
I’ve done my share of first aid, in a calm-ish and proficient kind of way, it’s afterwards I turn into the doughboy. When people have been hurt, in the case of boys (not all of them. ones I like) I want to hold their head in my lap and stroke their forehead, and kiss it better. When friends hurt, I want to hold their hand, make a casserole, tuck them up with a big quilt and a cup of tea. And kids, well you have to hug them and comfort and give them a band-aid (those magical things) and wipe their tears away (without being too soft of course.)
I refrained from doing any of these things because I'd rather he gets to know me a little and knows I'm not mothering him at all. I'd do it to everyone.