Sunday, June 29, 2014
We have had tea dwelling, raffles and I am eyeing of a beautiful decorated top hat. So far I am winning on the auction though there seems to be a bidding war starting to fire up. All the proceeds go to The Cancer Council.
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Live to you from Teananigans
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Penultimate Endings and Artistic Adventures
Sunday, June 22, 2014
Friday, June 20, 2014
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Cosplay for a Cause is a local group of costumers who love dress up and want try to make a difference to those who need help. In February, some of the members booked into Red Cross to donate blood – with a Superhero theme. At the end of this month, we are raising money for Cancer Council while enjoying an belated Australia’s Biggest Steampunk Afternoon Teananigans - steampunk style!
29th June in Adelaide.
We are looking forward to drinking tea, eating cake, playing quoits, having raffles, tea-dueling and competitions – all to raise money for charity. I am looking forward to the planned tea dueling and (hopefully) parasol duels.
I will be having a stall, selling some of my portable art – mugs, Octoarm jewelry, bookmarks and badges – and original artwork and photography. Ten percent of all sales will be added to the money raised.
This week I have been busy making more stock – some of the things on the go…
I am looking forward to corseting it up and hoping to get a new skirt made, if I can find the time (and still get some writing done!) Pictures will ensue.
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Tea and Shenannigans
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
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Sunday, June 15, 2014
Of Queens, Cats and Costuming
Thursday, June 12, 2014
There are but a few comedians in the world that always make me erupt into raucous laughter. Rik Mayall provided my with that (guilty – not always PC) pleasure – always pulling the corners of my mouth into a smile.
During my university days there was the Not the Nine O’clock News crew, French and Saunders (during my early working life) and Rik Mayall. Irreverence was allowed. Satire celebrated. Intelligence and wit encouraged. I was carefree. Happy. At Peace.
There are few bright lights who, by their comedic ingenuity (or by sheer ridiculousness), can bring a smile to my face even in the midst of sorrow. This week one of those lights was extinguished. Rik Mayall provided my generation (and beyond) with a happy – albeit wicked – glint to our eye.
He entertained us in The Young Ones (and Cliff Richard’s Living Doll), Blackadder, Bottom, Drop Dead Fred, and Grim Tales. He featured in many movies and other television shows including Miss Marple, Jesus Christ Superstar (2000) and apparently played Peeves in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (having had the scenes cut). Now that I would have loved to have seen!
I will remember him – either in pyjamas and dressing gown, striped green suit, a silk Elizabethan gown, or with badge-festooned lapels and baret. I will remember him with a smile on my face, even as the tears fall down my cheek.
Sleep well, Snotface. I will miss your hijinks.
The World Has Lost Some Sparkle
Sunday, June 8, 2014
I must apologise for the lateness (and shortness) of this post. I am recovering from a head-splitting migraine and am fighting the dreaded ‘post-migraine-hangover’.
Just a short note and some food for thought. There are a lot of charity shops that would love your second hand items. The money they raise from sales go to help people in need. We often donate outgrown children’s clothing and other items. Another thing you can donate is books (if you can part with your beloved tomes!).
Last weekend, we held a Bookswap Party. For those who do not know what a Bookswap party is, let me enlighten you. It is a get-together/ afternoon tea/ morning tea – whatever you wish – where all the attendees bring old books to swap for someone else’s old books. Check through you shelves for a book you no longer want, if you have doubles, or that book you were given as a present that you really did not fancy. All are potential swaps!
You can choose the rules. Bring at least one book. Take one book. (Ours was bring at least two books, take back any one or two books). Anything that is not spoken for gets donated to charity. The bonus is good company, food and conversation.
I donated several double-up books and scored a Arthur Conan Doyle and a Jules Verne compendium (with two stories I did not have).
The remaining books were donated to the local Salvos today. Maybe you could think about hosting your own book party? It is a great way of recycling while helping out others.
A Late Post - Apologies and Book Swaps for Charity
Thursday, June 5, 2014
A writer-friend suggested a reason to me. Fear of failure. I think she may be correct. What if no one likes my work? What if the story is crap? Then there is fear of rejection; if I do not finish, then I do not have to deal with rejection. So many insecurities.
The Best Laid Plans...
Sunday, June 1, 2014
Managing My Writing: Part 2: Organising Writings