This week I have had Chloe from Melbourne staying at my house. We've been to the Little Chief Christmas Party, watched Stu support Beirut with Tono and the Finance Company at the Powerstation and tonight we went to a David Sedaris reading at the Town Hall and ate at The Depot afterwards.
David Sedaris is one of my favourite authors to recommend at the bookstore, I love finding someone who has never read him before and sharing the Sedaris joy. I told him this when I met him this evening - he just smiled sweetly, we had a chat about the rise of independent bookstores, he told me he liked my necklace and gave me this:
I drove one hour North to Sarah's family crib for one night of fresh air and lapping water.
We walked along the beach drinking wine in the evening, and walked along the beach drinking coffee/tea in the morning.
I tried desperately to read my book club book for the next evening (Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse) but kept getting distracted by Oscar the cat, red wine, freshly caught fish, a mulled wine plum and meringue dessert and lovely company.
I really, really wanted to be a part of the Bangles when I was small person. The modern version of this dream would to be a part of the Dum Dum Girls, but I don't think I have the bad ass rock'n'roll goods. Or musical talent. (Though I do have a fringe...)
On Friday night, I took some photos at the Dum Dum Girls concert for Volume Magazine. These Californian ladies know how to rock ripped tights, lace and short shorts, which were well appreciated by the crowd. A very drunk fan next to me took about 500 photos of Dee-Dee's bum.
Here is a video of their album trailer:
Here is a video of them singing The Smiths. Swoon!
Burnley Tce has again become a foster kitten zoo with the arrival of these cute brothers. They are a little person shy, but definitely happy to pose for the camera - just like those twins from New Zealand's Next Top Model.
Happy New Year to all of my lovely readers. Thanks for paying attention to my photos and ramblings. Here's to an awesome year of baking, photos, crochet, music, books, travel, reupholstering and friends for me and you!