Tuesday, October 9, 2012

You stay same through the ages

 
 1-2. Damask patterned sweater, 3-4. Chiffon and Lace top, 5-6. Deep forest green button up, 7-8. Lace dress & 9-10. Ladakh denim jacket

Thrift store finds from the new Mission Australia in Liverpool (dropped by quickly as I was walking to the train station after studying at the library). They had $10/kg of clothing so I picked these up. Cost me just over $2 a piece (which is an absolute bargain). The forest green button up is actually a much deeper gorgeous colour but it didn't come up! Boo! Will be MIA until the end of HSC probably :( Pray for my sanity.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Eat Local: Top Autumnal Produce

Even though you can get pretty much any produce at any time of year
in the UK, all fruit and veg has an annual time to shine. It’s better for the
environment to shop locally, since it reduces the carbon footprint of your
vegetables. Although shopping locally limits you to whatever is currently being
harvested, it’s actually a plus for your body. Throughout winter, our bodies
crave comfort foods to combat the cold weather and lack of precious vitamin
D, a vitamin derived from sunlight. Think chunky stews, thick soups, roasted
veg and warming pies. Here’s a list of fruit and vegetables to look out for.
Leeks look like giant spring onions, and have an onion-like flavour. Chop,
lightly fry with a diced white onion and a generous grind of black pepper, then
blend with vegetable stock and boiled potatoes. Leek soup is hearty and low
calorie, perfect for filling you up and making sure you can still squeeze into
the cream of the crop when shopping for Halloween costumes.
little squash
Flickr: Muffet
Butternut squash and pumpkin are so deliciously autumnal: they’re even
orange, a staple Halloween colour. Peeling a pumpkin is about as fun as
watching your nails dry, but you can roast it with the skin on and scoop out the
soft, roasted flesh after cooking. Butternut squash, pumpkin and sweet potato
are all great additions to a stew, curry or roast. If you decide to make pumpkin soup
always add a splash of orange juice or even orange chunks for depth of
flavour.
Coxes apples also come into season during autumn. While they can always
be slung into your handbag before work, there’s a lot more to the humble
apple than being just a pit-stop snack. Stew them with a sweet blend of mixed
spices, assorted dried fruit and fresh apple juice for a warming breakfast that
tastes great with a little yoghurt.
Elsewhere, be sure to look out for the likes of Savoy Cabbage, sweetcorn,
green tomatoes and blackberries, all of which also come into season over the
autumn months. Eating seasonally has never been so tasty!
(Note: this has been a commissioned post)

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Tell me how could it be better

1. Visual Arts Gang, 2. Myself, Grady, Kyleen, Clement & Jodie, 3. Study Period Line 4, Myself & Kabhi, 5. PDHPE: Wilso's Warriors, 6-7. Now and Then: Aldrich & Lawrence, 8-9.Now and Then: Ashley, Anh & Diem, 10-11.Now and Then; Aldrich, Ashley, Anh, Diem, Tracey & Clement, 12-13. Now and Then: Avi & Kyleen, 14-15. Now and Then: Sam Bush (Bushie), 16. Bushie,Chris Tolson & Gabby, 17. Emily, George, Jordan Cohen, Daniel & Troy, 18. Daygo's Cheerleaders, 19. PE Staff, 20. Formal with Vincent, 21. George and the PE staff, 21. Amy, Qandeel,Carissa, Anna G, Grace Nell, Delayne & Mariel, 22. The Boys, 23. PE staff

Sorry this post has been so photo heavy but you know, it's a bit difficult to put the last few weeks let alone the last few years into a few pictures. I had the most amazing last 'fun week' at school and like all good things, it flew by unbelievably quickly. I've been putting off this post for a while and even contemplated not doing it at all but I have had 6 brilliant years at Hurlstone and Hurlstone deserves a proper farewell. In true class of 2012 style, the week ended with more smiles than tears. Take nothing but memories, leave nothing but footprints. I know that I've got my memories and I know that they will last. I can't thank the amazing teachers enough, for putting your time and effort into teaching us not only the lessons within the classroom but also life lessons that we'll be carrying with us for the rest of our lives. And to my unbelievable cohort? What could be said that hasn't already been said? As we head into a hundred different directions, I hope you guys look back in the future and remember that for 6 years; you, me and 178 others, all walked together on the same road. It's been a pleasure and a mighty privilege, all the best. God bless.

(Some pictures have been taken from Facebook from different people and are not all my own)