Creative Chaos

Creative Chaos

Saturday 30 July 2016

Adelaide City

A few more pics of the gorgeous city Adelaide - loved the architecture. Such a divine city to walk around and everything seemed so close. It was designed on a grid system. Little traffic to us Aucklanders and I loved that part of Rundle Street Mall had been pedestrianized. A total surprise and delight to see a pelican in the city too. Beautiful buildings in the University of Adelaide too. We really did not have enough time to see everything - I can walk and walk in a city like this!

Monday 25 July 2016

Winners of the giveaway

Linny (Down Under) and Ellie (Top of the World) - you lucky two are my winners. Please e-mail me at Kimberley(at) with  - your mailing address and I'll pop the goodies in the post asap.

(might not be this week).

I've just made the horrid discovery of a 1000 word essay due in FOUR days - lecturer e-mailed today with a mistake in the university guide - instead of a 200 word quick paraphrase thing, they want the entire essay. Oh boy!! University only started a week ago!

Very busy at school with new term and dozens more new books arriving today; National Library books; putting old shelving back in and moving half of the library book stock around.. it's all go,go,go. The class has moved into a new classroom - tis very quiet all of a sudden.

Have a great week.

Thursday 21 July 2016

Ooh-er - spoilt!

I've a very good teenager bringing me back divine Liberty of London clothing from Uniqlo and stationery from Muji in Melbourne. I didn't even know there was a Muji in Melb!

The husband and him have been over there for business and the teen looking at Melbourne University (sadly foiled as has not done maths in his last year of high school which he needs for entrance. Australian universities have MUCH higher entrance levels than New Zealand universities - of which only 48% of NZ students achieved NZ entrance last year too!). He adores the city and really wants to move back there after living there as a young child.

Simple little things like this I love and make me happy!

Wednesday 20 July 2016


I've had 3 full days by myself (husband and eldest in Melbourne; middle hanging out with mates and youngest doing a theatre programme) and have rather enjoyed it.

Next week I basically start a 55 hour week regime through to the middle of November... I've doubled my university workload with 25 hours study a week and condensed working hours into 4 days. I'm quite looking forward to a day's mental break from school every week.

I have attempted to make a decent start with university this week around stopping to clean showers, vacuum clean, sort out a 3-4 week backlog of laundry and ironing (it's done! it's all done!!), baking, picking junk up from one room and putting in next room etc, op shop drop offs etc.
I'm happy to be going back to school with a pretty well sorted house!

I've finished a sock which I adore...

A well-meaning friend told me about Marks and Spencers delivering to New Zealand with free postage over $50... (I seriously think their clothing etc is a lot cheaper than I remember 20 years ago) - hello new stationery and gorgeous plain tees (my original lot from 2009 are still perfect and have never lost their shape!) and a skirt and a pair of shoes on their way...

And some cute sneakers picked up in Adelaide for $10 !
One of the 3 winter wool clubs I have signed up for arrived today -

And I'm delighted that my tulips and daffodils are popping up - I have not grown either for over 20 years!

Lots of little things which make me happy!

Tuesday 19 July 2016

Adelaide Central Market

Oh what an absolute gem the Adelaide Central Market was. We went mid afternoon where it was so easy to wander around with few crowds. I'd be here weekly if I lived in Adelaide.

Food was wonderful everywhere in Adelaide -
I recommend -

Bang Bang on Hindley Street
Jamie Oliver's Italian on King William Street
Bread and Bone on Peel Street
La Rambla Tapas Bar on Peel Street