I went for a walk today after my mundane day consisiting of a whole lot of nothing and have decided that I absolutely love the streets of my suburb. No matter how many times I’ve walked this area I always find something new… whether it be street art on the side of a fence, a cottage the size of a pecan nut tucked away in a street I’ve never seen, or a store that has disguised itself as a house, but upon stumbling inside is filled with gorgeous trinckets and handmade goodies.
I love the boutique feel of Latrobe Terrace, the main shopping area, just up the road and how every time I walk out of my house there is that smell of fresh air or on many occasions the smell of newly made beer wifting over from the local brewery.
There are a variety of boutiques and independent stores to have a look at while in the area, but my favourite without a doubt is Paddington Antique Centre. It’s absolutely CHOCCAS with the most amazing antiques and miscellaneous items you’ll ever come across…. and there may even be something there that brings you back to the childhood you thought you’d lost!
Okay so I’m not going to immediately assume that all of you have heard of the site Postsecret, which I am undeniably addicted to and which forces me to sit on my laptop every Sunday evening religiously just to watch its content get updated. BUT. I hope that you will at least take the time to have a little squiz when you have a day off or during one of your many 5 minute coffee breaks in between uni tutorials (or for the grown up crowd – “work” meetings). It’s confronting and unnerving at times but on occasion gives me that warm fuzzy feeling we all need once in a while..
In a nutshell, it’s an online community where people have the freedom to post (anonymously) any and every secret, experience, thought or belief that has ever crossed their mind. And better yet, it’s in the form of a post card…I know. Its genius. Go to the site right now. You’re wasting time. Stop reading my dreary babble and GO.
If you’re still here… you can admire a few favourites of mine which I will continue to share with you as this blog grows into the amazing resource I dream it will one day be. (Take Heed! Not all secrets are good secrets, so be prepared for everything under the sun)
Here’s a shout out to this fine specimen of a lady, who is without a doubt one of the most hilarious and wonderfully endearing people I have ever had the good fortune to meet. The amount of stories and side splitting anecdotes that have come out of her mouth are enough to write a small novel or atleast a column in a national newspaper. The name of that column would be something along the lines of “I don’t know what day it is but fuck Robert Pattinson is dreamy”…. ahh what a doll.