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04 April 2007 @ 01:00 am
live from kew, victoria  
i've moved out from doc's since he's going away to adelaide, and am now bunking in at may's cute little granny flat in kew. :)

a granny flat is a tiny ground floor apartment which is attached to a house. a nice indian family owns the property. they live in the big house and give may's little residence heaps of privacy. kew is a lovely suburb in east melbourne, where there are lots of retirees and beautiful houses. it's a wonderful neighbourhood - clean and serene. it's about 20-30 minutes by tram or bus into the city.

am enjoying my stay with may. she's a dream to get along with and we're rather alike in many ways. we share a very tiny space, but it isn't claustrophobic at all. i think my final week in melbourne will be a very lovely one, thanks to this babe. :)

i've been a headless chook since the last entry. packing up to leave doc's was a huge mission because i was getting jetta express to collect boxes to get sent home to singapore from his place. this entailed much internal struggle over what i needed to have with me and what could be sent home by air-freight... and what to give away to salvos... and what to throw away in the bins. eventual freight weightage was a shocking 91kg. half of that was the weight of our 'oven' spa machines, so it's not all of my stuff that's all of the 91kg. still shocking though. i was absolutely horrified when the jetta man told me the bill.

have less than a week in melbourne now and am trying to do everything i want to do and to enjoy myself. lots of farewell teas and dinners lined up for the week, as well as a gig to catch on friday night. one small project has come in through email today so i'll be getting my paws into that tomorrow arvo. dinner date with tom after that, followed by tea with jean and charmaine on thursday arvo, and dinner date with penny, wendy and may on thursday evening. cooking dinner for may on friday evening, then the D.A.V.E the drummer gig after that. possibly koko black with sean sometime on saturday, as well as ringing the doorbell on my bourke street apartment to see if the current resident would let me take a look at my beloved home. stoker's pancake house at some point for supper. also have yet to visit the krispy kreme store with the hugeass glass windows where you can look at donuts being made.

errands left to do include buying macadamias and pine nuts for mother from victoria market on thursday or friday, collecting uni transcripts from rmit for a friend, chasing a debt for a friend, buying wine for father, and nougat for bryce. errands completed include: promite and misc supplements for val, vietnamese satay sauce for darius, donna hayes magazine for vanessa, jelly snakes for freddie, essential oils for mel, ripcurl card-holder for lennon.

have chalked up heaps more backlog in pictures... will try to get a post or two up tomorrow between work.


feelin': tiredtired
Little Miss Sunshine.tiffanyx on April 3rd, 2007 04:14 pm (UTC)
donuts yes yes? *blink blink*

or timtams? :PP
JVdrag0nette on April 3rd, 2007 05:24 pm (UTC)
donuts not likely. timtams maybe!
Little Miss Sunshine.tiffanyx on April 4th, 2007 12:06 am (UTC)
teehee! i hope soooo!
hianhwee, tracy LIMhianhwee on April 3rd, 2007 04:25 pm (UTC)
more fun before coming back....
JVdrag0nette on April 3rd, 2007 05:23 pm (UTC)
yes i will! :)
kyle cassidykylecassidy on April 3rd, 2007 04:43 pm (UTC)
what on earth is a headless chook?

does it have anything to do with vegemite?
JVdrag0nette on April 3rd, 2007 05:21 pm (UTC)
a headless chook is a headless chicken. :)

i can't say it has anything to do with vegemite except that when i'm a headless chook, i still eat vegemite on hot buttered toast every morning. does that count?
The Citygentcitygent on April 3rd, 2007 07:25 pm (UTC)
Busy diary!! You social butterfly, you ;o)
JV: graffitidrag0nette on April 4th, 2007 03:25 am (UTC)
teehee! :)
.that girl.: cheekygirlwhowaits on April 3rd, 2007 11:34 pm (UTC)
I used to get the "buy me 1kg of mac nuts!" when I lived in Melba ;)

I just bought 1kg of jelly babies though for mum. Luckily no nougat this time. Or apple strudel. O_o

Enjoy the rest of Melba! :)
JVdrag0nette on April 4th, 2007 03:29 am (UTC)
1kg of jelly babies! :o which ones did you buy? are they available here?

i'm buying 1kg of plain mac nuts, 500g of salted mac nuts, 500g of sweet mac nuts and 1kg of pine nuts. :| and maybe 1kg of nougat.
.that girl.: caffeine queengirlwhowaits on April 4th, 2007 04:58 am (UTC)
The Myer candy bar at the Londsdale side - my mum loves them and my brother too.

That's a lot of nuts ;)
JV: japogothdrag0nette on April 4th, 2007 05:11 am (UTC)
wicked! will check it out. :)

yes, my brother was cracking jokes about getting "balanced nuts".
.that girl.: caffeine queengirlwhowaits on April 4th, 2007 05:29 am (UTC)
roflol abt the nuts. The lady at the Myer store stared at me like I was going to smuggle the stuff across when I asked for 2kg back then.

Now only David Jones here in Perth has the ones mum likes so I don't have to run around flailing my arms looking for some if they ran out.
JVdrag0nette on April 4th, 2007 05:31 am (UTC)
should i buy them from the market or from myer's or DJ's?
vanessafridavanessafrida on April 4th, 2007 02:37 am (UTC)
sweetheart...forget abt the donna hay magazines ok??

Don't need.

JVdrag0nette on April 4th, 2007 03:21 am (UTC)
huh? already bought leh!
vanessafridavanessafrida on April 4th, 2007 03:41 am (UTC)
oh...than thank you!!!

I put money in your acct again??
JVdrag0nette on April 4th, 2007 03:43 am (UTC)
umm... i can't remember how much it is and i've shipped it back with the jetta stuff. :) we'll sort it out when i get back.