We just adore Camera Obscura.
No matter what kind of grumpy mood I get in - Camera Obscura and or Belle & Sebastian can cheer me up almost immediately.
Do you guys have any particular Bands that affect you that way?
So we got to spend the afternoon doing the first coat of cover up in the rain instead of sewing or printing or doing something else more satisfying and/or worthwhile.
Ok sure I know it only takes one "little boy with teeny bits" to use a fluoro yellow spray can to deface an innocent bulding...I am trying to tell myself that. Trying to shake off the feelings of distrust & betrayal by reminding myself that the majority of Novocastrians are lovely & encouraging & supportive. That an extraordinary/disproportionate percentage of Novocastrians are actually incredibly creative; artistic & talented people who would never lower themselves to paint this shite on someone else's Property without their permission.
All in all I guess it's been a weekend of swings & roundabouts.
(That's just a nicer way of saying ups and downs don't you know!)
We got kept awake all of Friday night by the Bogan Neighbours From Hell. Literally got 45 minutes sleep. They decided to have a party. Consequently Saturday was pretty much a write-off. Above you can see a photo I took of the Local School's noticeboard on Saturday morning when I was a cranky pants.
That summed up the way I felt about the neighbourhood that day!
Then having slept like a content baby Saturday night, I did a lovely window display in the Shop Sunday Morning & felt back on track. Sunday was a really really lovely & busy day. Very satisfying & full of interactions with great fellow humans.
Wasn't even too manic about Monday morning signalling a return to my "day job" or "real job" or however you'd describe it.
And then Sean told me about the tagging of poor Darby Street.
I was way too cross to cry. So we spent nearly two hours dealing with that - thanks all go to to Sean for doing it! He had to climb the ladder because I'm such a klutz!! LOL
He gets to do the second coat of cover up tomorrow. Cross your fingers that it doesn't rain on him please.
Thanks for letting me vent. You know what actually? The good thing about today is that so many people stopped to commiserate with us about the vandalism & several even offered to help paint it out!
Actually Newcastle I do still love you after all.
PS. EnjYoy your week!!
Retro lollies, Stationery & Playing Cards from San Francisco, Pezimystic Colouring Book for Grown Ups & Grey Gardens Brooches.
I love our little shop.
We are very lucky to have small range of her lovely creations in stock now! Be fast or miss out!! Her scarves sold out very quickly!I'm wearing my new Vintage Button Hairclips right now!
PS. We are having a really lovely but very busy month which is why I've not had time for Blogging or Twittering or Facebooking!
Think it's under control again now so onwards & upwards!
And remember kids - drinking & gambling are not good for you!
Hee hee Cate from Polka Dot Rabbit popped these cute brooches into the package when she sent her latest vegan gloves up to us! I immediately nabbed a red one for myself! There are literally only three left in stock as I type this Blog!
So that's the latest from Blackbird Corner! I'm a tad seedy from our impromptu mini-pub crawl yesterday afternoon so methinks a quiet lazy night is now in order.
Perfect SECRET CULTURE scarf buying weather this week in Newie!
Also, in the middle of the crazy day new POLKA DOT RABBIT gloves arrived! They're selling rapidly! Be fast or miss out again!
It was such a lovely Birthday! We had pretty much decided to make it a Birthday week! It started last Sunday at 11am with our "Magazine buying rewards"! We gave free back issues of other mags with each mag we sold! Sunday it was SPOOK; LIFELOUNGE on Tuesday & Wednesday and then HAPPENSTANCE on Thursday. These giveaways went down a treat! Also on Thursday we gave our LAST EVER Lomolito (disposable LOMO Camera no longer sold in Australia) away with the first LOMO sale of the day to a very lovely lass who was Birthday gift shopping.
The Blackbird Birthday Week will wind up this Sunday at 11am when we draw the winner of GIVEAWAY#2 on Facebook.
It has been an exhausting but incredibly satisfying week after another exhausting but incredibly satisfying Financial Year. And on the personal front we got some news today that was "better than winning the Lottery" as my Dad put succintly.
Yes Dad, you finally got mentioned on my Blog.
(He reads it religiously - or so he says! This will test the claim!LOL)
Tonight I will have a peaceful sleep indeed. Life can be good.