to ert is buman to forgive divine*

As is invariably the way at the end of January in Sydney, it is disgustingly hot – bordering on tropical. So of course there was nothing for it but to go out for a quick run this morning.

The garmin told me it was 25oC when I set out at 8:46am and I believe it. I must have lost about 2kg in sweat. The idea that I run much better in the cooler weather was disproved again because I did much the same time as the last two runs, one hot, one cold.

I was hoping to get to 4 or 5km tomorrow, but it is forecast to be hotter. Ugh.

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A couple of weeks ago we took the old television out of our bedroom where it was doing nothing apart from gathering dust and gave it to Joe/Frank. We didn’t have anything appropriate to sit it (or the dvd player) on, so there was a quick trip to the big blue and yellow store this morning for an insanely cheap tv bench, and a lamp for his room, and some batteries, and a sisal rug, and NO ikea chocolate.

On the way we dropped a couple of bags of cast-off items to the charity shop and then were side-tracked by planes and industrial things:

After we shopped, I took what I think is my favourite photo ever:

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We then stopped into the cat protection society (don’t get excited) to buy the kitties a new scratching post.

NewKitty was pretty happy about it:

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It was such a sparkly day that I was forced to take more photos:


can’t say this looks entirely safe


power pole installation 1


power pole installation 2

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We stopped off for supplies for dinner – chicken legs for BBQing and salad fixings – and a giant bit of ginger for booze-free drinks. Today marks a month since we have patronised any Coles or Woolworths (or subsidiary) stores. I feel pretty good about this and hope we can keep it up for as long as possible. We’re pretty fortunate to have alternatives, though I will admit that it can be more costly to purchase from them.

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We spent the remainder of the afternoon hibernating in ThePalace(OfLove) There was beer making, there was cleaning, there was pottering on the InformationSuperhighway, there was a good deal of complaining about the heat.

*spotted in Hong Kong on a tee shirt sleeve.

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3 Responses to to ert is buman to forgive divine*

  1. I love your local Ikea. The platonic ideal of an Ikea store. I plan to go there when the kid moves to Sydney next month. In fact, I am probably going to be in your city a lot more due to her forthcoming uni studies. Also, I hate tvs in the bedroom so applaud you moving it along.

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    • carolbaby says:

      Oh! That is exciting! Where is she going?

      I think we had the television in the bedroom for 2 years and watched it for approximately two weeks during the world cup.

      It is definitely one of the better ikeas. I’m always conflicted about shopping there because I don’t want to be the ikea house, but as I look around that is mostly what it is. Surely I am at the age where I should be buying grown-up furniture!

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  2. Since no-one can afford to shop at koskela (sp), I think Ikea does very nicely. She’s going to Macquarie.

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