June 3, 2010

Blogging Month Day 3: Floating, Fashion, Fettucine and Film Memorabilia

Filed under: Fashion, Food, TV — liberrydwarf @ 9:23 am

Nice to have a bit of a cooler morning this morning: not sure why, but it feels like a pullover-and-hot-chocolate day, very pleasant!

1) One good thing: there was a giant beer hot air balloon floating around in the sky this morning on the drive to work (an enormous inflatable pint glass of some description). This photo isn’t mine, but it did look a bit like this except over the city skyline of Brisbane. And it made me smile, and I need that this morning…

Beer Balloon

2) One bad thing: I bought a new top on Monday – pink soft wool with sewn-in white cotton collar and cuffs, those ones that make it look like you’re wearing 2 shirts at once? Well, I grabbed my size off the rack and bought it without trying it on. BIG mistake. Because apparently at this particular clothing chain, round everything 2 sizes up, and I should have gone with a 10. Because what was meant to look trim and tailored is actually loose and frumpy and unfashionable, so I think it’ll be going to the only-wear-when-desperate pile. Which is quite a shame, because if it didn’t make me look like  floppy marshmallow it would have been quite pretty…

3) One thing I have learned: um other than try things on? Actually, yesterday evening I learned how to make pasta! I bought a pasta roller on Monday too, and last night had time to try it out. And after a tiny false start with too-dry dough, I managed to churn out some absolutely fantastic fettucine! I wish I had thought to take pictures! (Next time!)

4) Today’s link: you’ve probably missed out, but for an estimated £1,000, you could have been the proud owner of Edmund Blackadder’s codpiece at auction last week…



  1. Love this idea for blogging. (Good, bad, one thing learned)

    Comment by CW — June 3, 2010 @ 9:32 am

  2. Scrotum covering. You learn something new every day. Thanks Jen.

    Comment by nomesd — June 3, 2010 @ 1:35 pm

  3. Congrats on the pasta making. Were you able to do it by yourself? I had to conscript someone to grab the pasta as it came out the other end of the roller.

    Comment by Tony — June 3, 2010 @ 3:30 pm

  4. Mmmm.. love my pasta maker (and have recipes etc on my blog).
    Shame about the top! Can you take it back to exchange?

    Comment by Penny — June 3, 2010 @ 5:50 pm

  5. Tony – I did it solo; the first lot I had to re-separate out because they landed in an inglorious heap and stuck together, but the second piece of dough came out a bit smoother and onto a piece of greaseproof paper so no sticking, yay!

    Comment by liberrydwarf — June 4, 2010 @ 9:54 am

  6. Penny – recipes! Please send link!
    Sadly now that I have sweated in said top, no exchange for me. Still, after some thought, it might be quite a good casual-with-jeans thing, just not quite right for work.

    Comment by liberrydwarf — June 4, 2010 @ 9:55 am

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