Monthly Archives: January 2012




hello little blue bird of happiness ….


        where were you today when i needed you?


more furry friends


        man’s best friend comes in many guises …                                                                                             dogs are   definitely a big part of life here in the inner west and here are some that have been immortalised (or temporarily immortalised in some cases until the next graffitti artist comes along!)                                                                                  

some local friends ….


cats out and about in the inner west (and a curried mouse!) 



have i told you how much i dislike the dog tie up area at the Metro?


this poor pup was left tied up outside the Marrickville Metro shopping centre for hours while its owner went inside to shop. WTF? 

i LOATHE that dog tie up area. i cannot understand why any ‘dog lovers’ would want to tie their dog up outside in an unfamiliar area while they go shopping inside for hours. i have heard dogs barking and howling there for up to 2 hours. i love seeing dogs all thru the innerwest, with their owners having a latte at an outside cafe or whatever, but in those instances, if the dog is tied up it is close by to the owner so they can see each other and the owner knows if the dog is unhappy or not. at the Metro, the owners have no idea (no care?) that their poor pup is outside howling its guts out, setting off any other dogs there, or in the area. i hunted down a security officer one weekend day to try and get an announcement over the centre’s PA system to ask an owner to come back, as their poor young dog seemed to be in real distress, but they wouldn’t even do that. i am so disgusted with the Metro management, first for actually ENCOURAGING this behaviour by having an official dog tie up area and inviting people to use it, and secondly for having no control or responsibility for it now that they have established it.

i came across a gallery of photos of dogs tied up at the Metro that illustrate my point. look here –


so a little about myself …


well, what can i say about me? i’m a curious cat that loves crafting, creativity, collecting and cooking.

my favourite colour is black (naturally) but i like to accessorise with bright colours like fuschia, turquoise, purple or orange.

i live in the inner-city/inner-west of sydney. latte-land. yup that’s me – a chardonnay swilling, latte sipper, *flexi-vegi-tarian kinda critter.

actually if you’re buying the drinks, i  prefer a very chilled verdelho.  or if the sun is past the yard-arm (whatever that means! at any rate, drinky-poo time) a sticky wine with smelly cheese would be nice. yum. forget dinner, bring on the cheese and wine! all day tapas or mezze would be my idea of paradise.

but i digress.

i don’t care about labels or brands, please don’t try to impress me. genuine is the only quality i appreciate.

i’ve seen a lot of the world but there is still so much more to explore. places to see, people to meet, food and wine to taste, and shopping of course!

friends are gold. best friends are diamonds. family is precious beyond price. treasure them all.

(* the flexi bit covers my butt when i fall off the vegi-wagon!)

i’m excited !!!!! can’t you tell ?????


this is the first day of the rest of my blog, so i better start out the way i mean to continue … that is, all in lower case and probably with lots of exclamation !!!!! marks !!!!! boy i sure do like !!!!! marks. much more than i should or than is grammatically or literally (???) correct. but it’s how i talk, so there. i won’t be using CAPITALS unless i am really shouting. CAPITALS and !!!!!! probably mean i am really really REALLY EXCITED !!!!!!!!