Tuesday, April 17, 2012

R.I.P. spark thing ...

It's a beautiful day today.
I've already been out to the hardware store, (yes, I had to replace my dremel. Whoever misplaced it, I'm watching you ...) and, I had to get a new spark thing to light my torch as mine just stopped working. 

I didn't know they could stop working. I just thought, metal against metal, how simple can it get. I even felt a little embarrassed as I thought perhaps it was just me. But, as you can see, my new one came with replacement bits, so obviously they must wear out. (Watch me lose those bits before I need them.)

I also popped into the craft store, but just to return something. So proud of myself. It felt really weird leaving without carrying bags of stuff out. But then, I let myself down and went into the bead shop. Still, it wasn't as bad as it could have been. Just $25, not a $125 ... it's not my fault that they have lots of pretty things. In another life I'm sure I was a magpie ...

As we're on the subject, take a look at this beautiful magpie.

It's an Indochinese Green Magpie.

tuesday notes:
started reading my new book.

i'm already enjoying it, but then I love p.d.james and i love jane austin so not a lot could go wrong really. 

and, i thought i'd show you a picture of my lunch

in one of my favourite bowls. tomato soup, yum.

now i'm going to change into my old grungy jeans and t shirt and go spark up my torch ...


  1. Glad I'm not the only one who can hardly get out of the craft store with bags and bags of stuff. I was proud of myself that I returned some of the extra party supplies I didn't need the day after I realized I didn't need them. Normally it's like weeks later . . . ;-)

  2. i truly sympathize :)
    it's like we need a 12 step programme ...