Recent Posts by WitchArachne
Yep. I can't find my cable either, which is annoying, but I got my envelope today and it's radical! Packed full of stuff that's inspiring me to craft, which is the whole point of it! So yay for Essex Debs! XD
I'll post pics as soon as I find that damn cable. lol
Partner Name: Essex Debs
Swap Name: International Happiness Swap of Joy
Did your partner keep in communication with you?: Yes
Were rules of the swap adhered to? (send out date, number of items, etc): Yep! We kept in communication and she was really good about me putting off the send date for a day or so because of uni exams. Luckily quick postage made up for it ;D
The items were awesome and perfectly suited to me (even including some things that I don't think were mentioned in my profile) and they've inspired me to craft things I wouldn't have thought of making. Awesome first swapping experience for me!
Yay! I'm so glad Essex Deb liked the things I sent XD
Also I'm a total knob :D I saw the picture before I saw who posted it and thought "Hey we sent the same stickers. That's cool!" *facepalm*
OK it's possibly too late but if anyone pulls out or pops up (wow that could be taken badly) I'm totally up for doing this too. Just wish I'd taken a look at the boards earlier :P
If I do get to join in at this late hour, here's my info :)
COK Name: WitchArachne
Newbie/vet: Newbie (never done a swap before)
what you would like your envelope to include/not to include: I'm pretty much cool with anything that fits in an envelope. I'm not much of a scrapbooker though, so it's best not to include anything that's really scrap-book specific (I can't think of any examples, but just in case). I'd love it to include something that's heaps like my swap partner or their country so I have something unique (for me, anyway) :D
Other forums I'm a member of have the option of watching a thread that you're either interested in or have contributed to. I can't find forum options for that, nor can I find a button to 'watch' the topic at the bottom of individual thread pages. Is it really obvious and I'm missing it or will I have to keep clicking on every thread I think I've written in to see if there are responses?
Sorry if this has been asked before, I did a search and couldn't find anything.
Yeah I reckon it'll be a bit odd to have prawns and beer at Christmas instead of the usual wintery noms :D
What do you do in Italy for Christmas? Is it the usual movie-style turkey etc, or do you have special Italian Christmas dishes and stuff? Lol I sound like such a culture noob. I know nothing :D
I find it really uncomfortable to go knicker-less but that might be just me. I find g-strings really uncomfortable too. Give me my frilly frenchies and I'm happy :D
Man that would be so awkward seeing someone's bits and pieces right out there in public. I mean, I grew up in the theatre, so I have pretty much no shame when it comes to people seeing me in my knickers (quick changes backstage, and you don't have time for the luxury of privacy), but I do know that other people aren't as comfortable with bare bodies as I am. For that reason I don't just get changed in front of people that I don't KNOW to be comfortable with it. I think it's really rude to go out and flash your bits like that in public. I agree that the human body is a natural thing and people SHOULD be comfortable with it being shown, but flashing your junk isn't going to make people comfortable. It's going to freak them out and piss them off. Plus it's a bit sexist really. I mean, I bet people are a lot more lenient in attitude towards that woman than if it was a guy flashing HIS bits while riding past kids.
It's not actually snot, it's the brain cells that died in your head while you were sleeping. They decayed and worms ate them, and like all things do after they eat, the worms pooed, and it runs down the back of your throat and into your mouth. Yeah. A lovely story :D
Where did the phrase "mind your Ps and Qs" come from?
Political science, that would be awesome :) There's a small amount of European archaeology here, but that only stretches back to about 3 hundred years ago, mainly Colonial stuff. The Aboriginal archaeology is pretty fascinating, especially when you remember that they've been here for at least 40 000 years. I'm not all that big on rock art though, which is what a lot of Indigenous archaeology is about. I like my Anglo-Saxon warriors :D So my plan is to focus on archaeological method, so I can stay here and teach for part of the year, and go overseas on digs in lots of different places for the rest of the year :D
Anyway, enough crapping on about old stuff. Wow, it gets much colder in Italy than I thought it would. Yeah you'll be fine here. It's like 8* on the coldest winter day in Sydney, you probably won't even notice it! You'll definitely notice the summer heat though. We all complain all the way through summer here. It's not so much hot as it is ridiculously muggy. Great time for celebrations though. BBQs and beer will make you forget all of that :D
Yeah I've been thinking about doing something like that for a while now. It'd be a good way for me to check out what it's like actually DOING archaeology, instead of just studying it. It'd be awful if I made it all the way through uni only to find out I hate the job! lol. Plus it'd be nice to feel like I'm doing something. What were you studying at uni?
It's not too cold here right now (I say while rugged up in a jumper and woolly socks and the heater on). The last few weeks have been really warm for winter (about 23*C), though I don't know how cold your winters get, it could be freezing if you're used to warmth all year round.
That's such a fantastic way to go overseas, having an aunt offer you a job. So sudden too! That's the best way, I bet. That way you don't have time to second-guess what you're doing. Hey maybe it'll turn out you love working with kids and you'll find a new career path or something! :D
Hey everyone. I'm Lauren.
Like most of the peeps who've posted I'm slightly new. I've only been a member for a day but I've been coming to this website for a few weeks now. It's taken me a while to get going with the community but I hope I get to hang around for a while. Everyone here seems so nice, and there's so many awesome ideas, I don't even know where to start :D Well, I didn't know. Then I figured - start anywhere - and made a handbag out of some old jeans. It'll do for a first project :D I've always been into craft and sewing and cooking, but I've never felt very good at it so it's great to have a place to start from. Though I've favourited so many things I'm going to be going in circles for weeks :D
Hi Susanna :)
You're totally gunna love it here. Like everyone always says, the weather is to die for. And the good thing about living in Sydney is that it's pretty mild, so you won't get that scorching heat and cold winters. I guess the size of the buildings keeps the temperature regulated or something. Depending on where you stay you'll probably see a few poisonous things. Just remember that most spiders OTHER than the huge ones inside the house are poisonous, and don't touch the pretty little blue octopus at the beach, and you should be right. I shouldn't be letting this secret out but the killer wildlife is mostly exaggerated :D
So what made you decide to be an Au Pair? Was it out of a desire to travel or something? That would be so fantastic to do, but I have no patience for kids so I'd never be able to do it :D I've debated doing one of those volunteer holidays though, where you build schoolhouses or tag turtles. I'd like to be useful while I'm seeing the world. Fingers crossed I get to, one day :)