Saturday was Australia day. I did the Strayan (that is Australian in Australian, for those of you outside Straya – which is, yep, Australian for Australia) thing and took myself off to a picnic to Drink Outdoors and Play Sports. To be honest I was really tired – I've been tired all weekend, how dull – so I needed a coffee first to get me going. And, more honesty: I was more excited by my hair than by looming Outdoor Sports. I found my pale yellow rat (lovely name for it) after months of thinking I must have chucked it out, and was in the mood for some vintage hair styling. I did my first faux bang in ages, and was pleased with how it turned out. It had a gentle sideways S shape that I decided to work with rather than fight against – oh, freshly washed slippery hair, you know how it is – and even put a small peachy coral flower on the up side, another first-in-a-while! I've also been getting into nail art and have been doing fanceh nails myself. I used tape for these but as always, the nail polish blobbed under the tape in some places. I have decided to stick to practicing my free hand painting, tape-free.
I might just wave my hands quickly at arms length when showing them for a while; movement + distance = oh that's
I had a side boo next to my faux bang. Wow, what a sentence. It's ok, it does make sense..! I also have sore eyes form an allergy and a wish that hair pins were made in clear plastic, or at least white-blonde colour. Wouldn't that be useful! I also finally got an orange lip liner to wear with my orange lipstick. I love wearing it, and I love orange with blue. I've also been filling out my eyebrows, expanding – literally – on their early 1960s' shape.
It was one of our weird mid summer days that are kind of dark grey but glarey at the same time. I wore my new vintage blue floral cotton dress with the elbow length sleeves – funny how slightly longer sleeves can make a dress seem so much warmer. I never expect it to be cold at this time of year and I wished I'd worn tights, and it's interesting seeing how different bright colours look on a gloomy day. I'm still madly in love with my orange polka dot shoes – they go with so, so much! – but I promise I will start wearing other shoes on the blog again, soon, too. Promise!
We played badminton and it got rather strenuous. Even I upped my game and actually moved my feet off the ground in my enthusiasm to hit the shuttlecock, but not quite this much! Note the beer in hand on the left there; most Strayan.
There was a flyover, and after a few minutes I had to get my camera. They came in really close, and it was actually really impressive; I wish I got some shots of when they were so close to us. How do they remember those long routines? I love the noise they make, and they flew so low the ground rumbled. It was actually pretty exciting... who knew?!
I'd put my badminton racket down to get my camera and it was promptly snatched up by this chap – but with tattoos that good there was no pouting from me. And how good is that lobster shirt?
My hair survived my sporting antics pretty well. Considering it was windy, too, I was rather pleased. Still, that was enough Outdoor Time, so we headed home for dinner and I painted a ladder – and more on that soon. I almost said happy Monday, but yesterday was a public holiday and so: happy Tuesday! One day closer to the weekend! x