Today Hayley and I went to see The Adjustment Bureau.
(source)We both really liked it - it's a science fiction romantic chase about chance and predetermined paths. We also did a spot of shopping - Hayley got some clothes and cushions and I picked up a super cheap lace blazer from Temt for a costume party and a ball - both coming up in the next two weeks - and also a doona cover from Ikea.
(source)I love the material of the doona cover so much I'd like it to be made into a dress. If any of my readers are seamstresses and could sew me a dress, please let me know. I'd like to commission you to sew me something :)
Yesterday I went to Canberra on a bit of a whirlwind day trip for work. It was a nice day too especially meeting interstate colleagues. I went to lunch at an International Women's Day event and the keynote speaker was Princess Kasine Zulu from Zambia. She spoke about her challenging life - walking five hours each way to get medication for her dying mother only to return after her mother died, raising her family after her mother had died, being diagnosed with HIV age 21, and realising she has to do more for women living in poverty. She also spoke of the importance of education and women in the workforce. Empowering and inspirational stuff. I bought her book and met her when she signed it.
Princess Zulu signed my book 'Dear Carly, the beautiful girl in the yellow dress...' - really special. I can't wait to read it!
I received lots of lovely compliments on my outfit yesterday - thanks everyone!
It's my new yellow dress from Freez, and a two year old Cue trench that I'd not worn yet, plus my Gossip Girl belt (hello airport security!) and Wittner heels. I love this outfit - so girly, and the floral print has beautiful reds and purples.
The flight home took ages - I don't know why there was a delay as I was too exhausted and was busy listening to my iPod. But apparently we flew the equivalent of Canberra to Melbourne to Canberra again. Despite getting home late, it was nice to unwind. Here's how I amused myself.
I don't know whether turning my iPhone onto flight mode is the same as turning it off? The plane didn't crash but it was delayed - was it due to my music??? I finished The Secret Life of Dresses - it was a nice read, nothing too cerebral, and I liked the stories each dress told. I had sparkling wine in a plastic cup too.
As we circled the sky, the sun was setting, making some beautiful light in the clouds...
and on the waterholes in the ground. This one looks like the earth's littered with diamonds.
I hope you're all having good weekends :)