Ten Cocktails-of-the-Week From The Age M Magazine; When I Made Them; and How They Tasted.
1. Wrong Island Iced Tea; Pause Bar; Kalhua, Cachaca, Drambuie, Franjelico, dark rum, fresh lime and orange zest, topped with ginger beer. (Wrong Island is the right island for me!). Not yet tested.
2. Passionate Kiss; High Society Cocktail Bar; Sparkling wine, passionfruit, raspberries, Chambord. Not yet tested.
3. Blood Orange Mojito; The Collective; z60mls of Bacardi, muddled lime, blood orange, mint and sugar syrup over ice. Yum. Not yet tasted.
Ten Places I Would Like to be After Seeing Inception.
1. Back in Gold Class. I could live in Gold Class. All they need is a shower, but all other necessities of life are there. I could possibly even plug in my laptop and write my thesis in the space between movies.
2. Tokyo. The wide lens pans of the cities in this movie were extraordinary. They made me want to go. Somehow they looked whiter, and cleaner as well. They should do all tourism ads like that. Although then there would be so many places that I would want to go that I would never get anywhere.
Ten of my Sartorial Mentors.
1. The entity that is both Sarah Jessica Parker and Carrie Bradshaw. I love them both and they think they feed from each other. I love her quirky style. She is the one-of-the-four I want to be!
* This list suggestion and the next were kindly donated by A——. Thanks, it is certainly starting to get difficult to come up with something new everyday. A different perspective reminds me it doesn't have to be so obtuse—and I'll probably be able to get ten things down here!
Ten Pros and Cons of Having no Discernible Prime Minister.
1. It's like being at home when your parents have gone out. No body is running the joint! Anarchy! Yay!
2. It's a nice break to have nobody to dislike on the highest level. Seems to filter down to the layers below—you can like everyone for a while, until you have to take a phone call at work. Then it's 'bloody people'. Then 'bloody managers'. And then 'their bloody managers'; 'the government'; then ... Which takes me to:
3. It's not so good to have no one to blame on the highest level. You are left hanging with no discernable link between government and 'God'.
4. It's good to have nobody embarrasing us on a global scale. As I get older, the PM's seem to get younger and they seem to look very silly next to more serious and important seeming Heads of State from other places. And this is when I think I am getting to the place where I don't care what other people think.
1. Schuh 'Max Cleat' Lace Boot.
2. Iron Fist 'Love Fast Die Young' Platform Mary-Jane.
3. Doc Martens Lilac '1460' Boot.
4. Iron Fist 'Oh No Eyeball' Peeptoe Platform.
5. Hush Puppies (Eek, I can't believe I just said that) 'Lola Shoeperstar' T-Bar Heel.
6. Red or Dead Patent 'Cha Cha', Red (of course).
7. Converse All Star XX Hi.
8. Catepillar 'Jodie' Boot.
9. Iron Fist Limited Edition 'Zombie Stomper' Platform.
10 Louboutin (from ICL site: do not believe they are real from the very bad english, but they are cheap) Pique 140 Platform Sandals.
1. Because I won't commit to it.
2. Because I choose not to exercise my most important muscle, will power.
3. Because I like fake food more than real food: sour peaches rather than peaches with a pip, salami rather than a lean chicken breast, raspberry cheesecake yoghurt rather than low fat greek yoghurt with raspberries.
4. Because I have lovely, generous, amazing friends who shower me with sweet gifts (and then I eat them).
5. Because I shower myself with sweet gifts (and don't hesitate to eat them).
6. Because I haven't found an exercise I like (beside walking through England with a backpack, which is both a great exercise because you can still eat, and unsustainable).
7. Because I still think that eating makes me feel happy.
8. Because I have polycystic ovarian syndrome. I don't actually know if I do, but I do have a relative with it, a family history of diabetes, a fat tummy and hairs (two) on my big toes. I think I am clutching at straws.
9. Because tomorrow doesn't ever come—they were right about that.
10. Because I have high and mighty opinions about why its bad to eat low fat and sugar free things. I think I will maintain those forever though—I just have to avoid the other, high fact, high sugar extreme.
Ten People I Would Have Preferred to See on My Ballot Paper Today at Pre-Voting Voting.
1. Richard Branson. I'd like to see some entrepreneurial business men up there instead of the staid ones—imagine what creative concepts he could come up with. Yes, he has had some massive failures, but its also what makes him successful. Yes, he offers an opposition to the 'big guys', that's a good thing. The only concern someone raised when we were chatting about this was what would happen to all the ugly people?
1. I love socks with high-heels. I am so looking forward to trying it. I wore some socks with my Nolita Honeys one day but was too nervous and so it didn't work. Fashion working is a psychological thing—to a point.
2. Shorts and stockings. Yes, maybe it's an excuse to wear shorts when you have, shall we say, 'older' legs. But, who cares. They just have to be funky stockings.
Me? I like Pina Colada (but mainly if its made from white rum and strawberries) and getting caught in the rain (yeah, I just like that). I like lists, Scrabble and puppies, and semi-colons are my favourite punctuation (em dashes are a close second). You? I guess you just need to like hearing me waffle on!