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Radvent 2010 – Day 5: Rocking Out!

Radvent 2010 – Day 5: Rocking Out! Write down the soundtrack of your year so far. Play it for someone who loves you. 2010 Playlist 1. Darren Hanlon – All These Things Darren Hanlon: The consummate troubadour who has the gift of writing the tightest and sweetest, most genuine pop songs. Bron introduced me to him a few years ago — he was ducking out to go see a few minutes of Bob Geldof at Enmore Theatre just before he went onstage at Goldman’s. Rock ‘n’ roll! Since then, we’ve met him in other places around the traps like San Francisco and Dunedin, and am hoping he’ll stop by again soon… 2. Angus and Julia Stone – Big Jet Plane 3. Temper Trap – Sweet Disposition I have been far away from a lot of the hype around this group, but noticed it this song has been used on a few ads here. It’s growing on me and I like the clip, though. 4. Belle and Sebastian – I Want The World To Stop LOVE! …

Radvent 2010 – Day 4: Forgiveness

Day 4 of Radvent 2010 is all about Forgiveness, which is one thing I am terrible at.   [Source: Princess Lasertron] It’s hard to come out of a place of resentment, and it takes practice (just like everything). Practice forgiving about small, everyday things. You can always non-forgive later. Who and what are you ready to let go of resentment toward? I never used to be able to hold a grudge. My best mate in high school after a falling out would sigh, roll her eyes and remind me that, “Duh! We’re not talking because we’re fighting, remember?”… oh, right. Then one day, it was different. Once people did wrong by me, they were gone. A little harsh, maybe, but people kept taking advantage of me or treating me poorly and I guess that was my coping mechanism. I have done this to a few too many people in my life, and not all of them deserved such harsh treatment. I have been stubborn and self-righteous, and yes, I have been wrong about some things …

Radvent 2010 – Day 3: Writing

It’s day three of Princess Lasertron’s Radvent 2010 blogging project, and today we’re focusing on writing.   [Source: Princess Lasertron] Write a letter of love to yourself to read in one year. Dear Bec, Face it: you are totally cool.  And you’re totally awesome. Being that was just two compliments bestowed upon you, I know that if you could blush, you would do so right now. So go on and be your awkward, bashful self in the face of praise, but make sure you accept the gift of praise when you receive it.  Particularly from others. They are doing something nice for you when they say thanks for your hard work, or that your crafty work is awesome etc.  And I know deep down you really enjoy hearing that you’re doing something right, and that someone has noticed. They wouldn’t say it if you didn’t deserve it. I love how, with each passing year, you get more comfortable in your own skin. Knowing what I know and what you know, it’s getting easier to be …

Radvent 2010 – Day 2: Organising

Sooooo, I’m a little late with these, but better late than never, right? Today, I’m focusing on getting parts of my life in order so I allow some time for joy and creativity. Focus on one drawer, table, or surface today and spend 15 minutes making it pretty! (And take a pretty picture afterward to motivate yourself!) We have a pretty large closest for our little room in the sky here in San Francisco, and it tends to be the least loved part of our apartment. So tonight, I set about changing all that. We have a great layout here: we can walk through the closet and into the bathroom from the hallway (which can prove very confronting to those utilizing the loo, so we installed a curtain for privacy). But as you can see from these pictures, there’s not a lot of actual walking through that has been happening in here of late.   I really haven’t focused any energy on making this part of my home more practical and functional, and I knew …

Radvent 2010 – Day 1: Remembering

Today is the first day of Radvent 2010,  the blogging project I am participating in, which is the brainchild of designer Princess Lasertron. What were you doing five years ago today? As the holiday season began? Where were you? Who were you with? What did you want? What did you have? Five years ago, it was 2005.  I was living (rather unhappily, for the most part) back in Sydney. A few months previously, I’d lost my Grandpa, and threw myself into my studies and in supporting my favourite Aussie Rules team, the Sydney Swans. I remember a lot about the day my Grandpa died — the urgency in Dad’s voice when he woke me up; Mum encouraging me to touch his hand and talk to him; and one of the most memorable moments from that day was sitting outside in the sunshine with my siblings, chatting about the good times with Pa. It’s probably the closest we have ever been. We must have sat there for three hours, the sun on our skin, lounging on …

Radvent 2010

  [Source: Princess Lasertron] I’ve decided to join the Radvent 2010 movement, which was a concept created by one of my design heroes, Megan of Princess Lasertron. It’s a blogging project leading up to Christmas and the New Year, serving as a discussion platform for various topics as well as for exploration and reflecting on my own growth up to this point. I’m really looking forward to living up to the commitment to write more, and am curious to see where this adventure in blogging takes me. [Source: Princess Lasertron] *** Anyhoo, after months of planning, my plans for Christmas are confirmed: I will be returning home to visit my family and friends in Sydney. So instead of curling up by our imaginary fire, and wearing jackets and scarves and gloves when we head out into the cool San Francisco environment, I’ll be out and about in the Australian sun, waterskiing and kicking back in my parent’s new holiday house. I haven’t been home in 18 months and I’m really starting to miss everyone. Sadly (primarily …