Friday, October 10, 2008

Do You Miss Me Yet?

It has been very strange to be away from computers and keyboards for the past few days, and I am feeling somewhat like a recovering addict. However, if I don't give you an update you're sure not to forgive me.  At present I am touring around Houston town, taking in all the sites, which for me means lots of design, architecture and of course, all the shopping a girl could want.  That last bit is a little bitter sweet as our Australian dollar is currently experiencing what I believe to be the greatest drop in its history. Oh well, I still can't miss this opportunity, so onwards ho.


Oddly enough, my photo taking has been few and far between. I've been collecting experiences in a more cerebral way, and keeping a journal as I go.  This is proving to be a very thought provoking excercise and giving me some excellent material for future posts. So alas, I probably won't have much in the way of photos until my return, as I also came away sans laptop to avoid the trap of staying online rather than just getting out there.

I spent yesterday in The Heights of Houston, and area of concentrated vintage and collectable shopping. Although much of the vintage was more of a 1970's or second hand nature, (you know my definition of vintage) I did find some absolute gems amongst this. There will be complete reviews forthcoming on my return, as you'll be delighted to discover that some of these stores even sell online! But, after many many shopping hours, and a girlfriend with the patience of a Saint (and a gameboy to keep her entertained) I have a haul of biblical proportions to bring home and lots of photos to take for you.

Sadly, this will have to be a short post, as I am on borrowed technology with which I am not all too familiar (Mac?) and there is much relaxing and living to do.  So until next time, I'll keep on writing it all in my little book, and creating a wonderous world with which to present you on my return.

19 comments:

Casey said...

I was just wondering this week how things were going for you!!! :) And I just love how you said you're "collecting experiences" from this trip, rather than snapping tons of photos. :) I do that with many of my trips, and find sometimes it is the perfect, soothing way to enjoy something.

Have fun!!! :D

ShopDownLite.com said...

Sorry to hear about the MAC borrowing - that is like borrowing a stick shift when you only know how to drive an automatic :-)
Stef
http://www.shopdownlite.com

Make Do and Mend said...

Owh things to look forward to, great.

TheSundayBest said...

You can get around that problem by buying a Mac...

photography has become far too ubiquitous. It's nice to quiet it down and just experience things.

Tizzalicious said...

I'm glad you're having a good time!

the likkle girl who wurves pwetty things said...

Just have yourself a swell time, Mama!

Gladis said...

Fun!!

And, yes, we miss you.

OohLaLaura said...

Hello, there!

I HAVE been missing you, actually.
I'm guilty of lurking for ages without leaving a comment. I love your blog.

Anyhoo---a friend "Tagged Me" on my blog, last week, so I'm tagging YOU! See my blog for more details. If you have time, great---if not, I understand.

I wish you could scoot up by Dallas for a quick visit. I hope Texas treats you well! I can't wait to see your assement of the crazy state when you return home.

I'll try to start leaving more comments....I love all your photos of daily outfits, in particular.
Bye bye!
Laura

susie_bubble said...

Glad you're enjoying a nice holiday... i'm envious of ppl on holidays in general....

Lady Melbourne said...

Oh darling I know how you feel, I have barely looked at a keyboard this past week!
I'm on a borrowed mac at the moment as well and I'm finding it impossible to use, none the less for the purpose of the blog I shall prevail!
Can't wait to see more pictures from you, hope your trip over was a safe one.
LM
x

miss vintage love said...

Have a great time!
Would love to see pics when u get back!
xoxo

esme and the lane way said...

I can't wait to see the goodies you find! I hope your having fun there, and that the MAC gets easier; I can't imagine having to use a PC! :)

PorcelainBlonde said...

I certainly have missed you, haha!

Hope you are having the most fabulous time and looking forward to seeing all the treasures you bring back xxx

Mr SKM. said...

SKM is having a ball and is on her way from the USA to Tokyo for a 3 day stopover. From the emails etc I have been getting, she sure has been packing alot into each day.

The Girls and I are having a ball, and if I never had to go to work again I would do it in a heartbeat to spend so much time with them.....

Even though its only been 10 days so far, I have a new found respect for what SKM manages to achieve each and every day with and for the girls.... good thing we already knew how lucky we are :)

We get her back this friday, and I'm sure you will get her back sometime after that :)

Off to put Miss One down for a sleep, and play Princesses with Miss Four for the 3rd time today....

katie said...

Aw I do miss your posts~~ Hoping to see some super cute travel outfits!!

Imelda Matt said...

Jesus! I can't believe you've gone! I've just caught up all my emails post Milan and Paris and was going to email you about Spring Carnival. I guess it will have to wait until your return.

I'm looking forward to hearing all about it.

Anonymous said...

I miss you!! Checking your blog every day to see if you have updated, but so far, nothing. Hope you are okay and have a wonderful trip :)

Rosa said...

Oh I love ur blog, long time reader first time commenter for sure, and I miss it too! Have fun and show us the goodies! xxx

in company with sparkles said...

Hope you're having a lovely time! It was fun to hear from Mr. SKM.

love, cait