Sunday, March 29, 2009

New Shoes and Painting!

I have had a really crazy week. I have been out every night this week it was quite depressing because every night, when I got back, Gareth was already in bed asleep - exactly what I wanted to be doing. I had Oklahoma on Thursday and Friday night - the kids really did well after the not-so-good rehearsals of the previous weekend. I now feel like crap and cannot stop sneezing. I hope I'm not ill tomorrow.
I have been trying to get more motivated with painting. It's been a really long time since I did anything I liked. I have done one painting I'm happy with - inspired by photos from Mexico. This is one I have just started. I'm not quite happy with it but will try to persevere. It's taken from a photo of some tulips I took in Chicago a while back. I have one similar back at Gareth's house that I did from the same photos, but I wanted this one to be a great big flower. I need some tips please?
These are the shoes I had copied in Mandarina (171 Le Thanh Ton). It's a great shop where you can take in an old pair of shoes and have them copied in any colour. I chose this green colour for my school shoes that were about to fall apart. I think I'm happy with them - I just need to wear them round school for the day to see if they are as comfortable as the old ones!
Watching the world go by from Highland Coffee - Gareth with an espresso as usual...

Here is the guy who fixed the soles of my old shoes. He was playing a complicated chess-style game with all his mates while doing my shoes.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Long time no blog

I apologise for my lack of interest in updating my blog, but not much has really been happening. After a very busy birthday weekend I have been taking it easy.

On Saturday Maz, Ben and baby Max came over. He was feeling a bit sorry for himself as he had a cough. I went shopping in the afternoon. I haven't spent anything on myself in ages, so I treated me to some really nice L'Occitane facial stuff and some make-up. I was very pleased with my purchases. Nothing like a bit of retail therapy! In the evening we went to a new bar in town to watch the football. I sneaked off to meet a friend for a glass of wine and a chat and came back once it was all over. Although I have my fantasy football team I still don't find it that interesting to watch.This Sunday I was very good and did my bit for school, by playing cello in the Oklahoma musical rehearsal. We have the final performance in less than 2 weeks, so it will be keeping me busy. It was nice to play again.

I promise that I will make a real effort to take some photos this week!