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The sun has been so charming and sociable lately, coming out to play in the late mornings and early afternoons.

Last week, I went into Kmart to buy chocolates and wrapping paper. I left with all that, as well as a purple and yellow bubble wand. If you ever required a little bit of magic in your life, it’s really simple. Go to Kmart, spend a dollar, and get one of these giant bubble wands. Spend an sunny afternoon waving it around your backyard with friends, and watch your cat be confused and excited at the same time. Sorted!

 

I had the most delicious breakfast at Miss Marmalade this week. Farmers market breakfast, get in my belleh. A poached egg on top of house made corn bread, on a bed of veggies cooked to PERFECTION. There was swooning and enthusiastic exclamations through the first few mouthfuls. We also had the gingerbread hotcakes with maple mascarpone and stewed seasonal fruits. It’s hard to go past even the name: GINGERBREAD HOTCAKES. It calls to mind homey scenes, loving parents in aprons, and a sense of well-being.

The service was beautiful, but we did go there on a weekday, so it wasn’t excessively busy. Nothing complements a meal better than an affable smile on your servers face.

Zoe Steers and I caught up yesterday afternoon for a drawing date. She is pretty much the epitome of creativity. I love the crafty things she makes and the fact that she challenges me to draw monsters on sticker paper. I enjoy having friends who help me think in different ways. We went to a new cafe called Acoustico, under what used to be Shape Warehouse next to Jewell Station. We had delicious organic fizzy drinks on ice, with pretty labels.

I also managed to catch ‘Midnight in Paris’ with Nuwan at Cinema Nova. $6 Mondays!!! Whenever I have Mondays off, I reckon I’ll go and catch a movie. The stories and cinematography take my brain to interesting places, and I find it incredibly mind-and-soul-expanding.

My thoughts on Midnight in Paris? The friendships depicted in the story absolutely reminds me of our own social scene here. Renaissance people swapping ideas, and living for what they love. We have a modern day rebirth on our hands already, even if we can’t see it now. We need to keep creating, to keep loving and pushing our ideas forward, and get closer and closer to a heaven on earth.

Also, how cute is this super colourful bracelet and rose ring? Ishka has some lovely, affordable things. I went to life drawing at night, and that is a very relaxing experience.

There is just too much to tell. List form, next time.