Sunday, 30 October 2011

Just a normal day....

Today I had 2 things to do: go to the vintage store near my suburb to find a pair of gloves to finish off my outfit for Tuesday, and go to my gig.

My day filled out so much more though.  I got off the bus to go to the vintage store, and the flea market was on nearby, so on a whim I thought I'd check there first, bound to be gloves there.  And wouldn't you know it?  One of the first places I looked, they had much nicer gloves than I was ever imagining I'd find, at far better prices than I was expecting, and..... the stallholder had beautiful old 1940s dress patterns too!  Oh I was in heaven.  I did so well.  The stallholders just offer you discounts before you even ask for them!  I ended up finding a fantastic pair of 1950s earrings too.  Conversation between me and that stallholder:

Me: How much do you want for these?
Her: $38.  Oh I'll do it for $35..... $30, but I can't go lower than that.  $28, I really can't go lower than that OK $25. 
Me: OK.

After the flea market I went to the vintage store, and will probably return for a piece of fabric they had there, I did a rough measurement of it and I've got to work out if there's enough of it for what I want to make with it to make it worthwhile buying.

Then into town, where Myer was on sale for me to stock up on stockings.

Next I was off to Lincraft who were on sale - stocked up on various bits & bobs including a lovely cotton voile which is now earmarked for Vogue 2902.  I think it's time to hit the pause button on fabric purchases for me.

In the middle of all my consuming, I saw a couple of angels in Sydney Town.  When I left Myer and was waiting to cross the road, there were two young women who appeared to be distributing good food and kind words to Sydney's homeless. There they were, like seraphs, happily chatting to the man who's always in that spot, basket of treats in hand.  He seemed so happy for the interaction and I was transfixed.  I will try to remember those 2 girls next time I hear someone criticizing gen Y (or am tempted to do so myself!) 

Next up, down to the FoW for my show.  Here's one of the songs we did today: 

Please excuse the production values - it's quite difficult to do a live recording in such a rowdy pub!

You might notice the stunning gloves I purchased earlier that day.  They are slightly sheer & cream with a little bow on the wrist. 

The guy who walks around selling roses gave me a rose!

To top off the day, a very dear friend surprised me with a visit to the pub and took me to a lovely dinner after the show.

Life is good.  Life is very good.

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