Monday, December 3, 2012

Back again

Hello lovely readers (for those of you who are still there!),

After what have been two very, very long years I have finally finished high school. Now that I am no longer locked away in my room with my laptop, a bunch of textbooks and lots of empty mugs, I've decided to start blogging again :).

However, I've also decided to move on from my dear Ducks Like Tea. This is due to some layout problems I just can't seem to fix and also because I want to start afresh.

I'll be blogging at Frankly Kaytee from now on, so if you want to pop over and have a look see that would be wonderful!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Vintage Bikes.

Gorgeous vintage bikes by Papillionaire. You can visit their Melbourne shop to have a bit of a test ride, or go here and design one yourself. They have cute wicker baskets and all!

P.S. My "Older Posts/Newer Posts/Home" link has for some reason unknown to me relocated itself to a very strange position. Does anyone know how I can move it back to the bottom of my blog?

Wednesday, June 29, 2011


A few pictures I took a while back with a disposable camera. The girl in them is my little sister, who I coerced into traipsing up to the back of the new estate with me, carrying a quilt, which got us numerous odd looks.

I quite like how they turned out, I definitely prefer film/disposable cameras over digital, despite the fact that they're more time consuming.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Pretty dresses.

So recently my school's started to organise our deb (or more formally, our "presentation ball"), something that's offered to Year Eleven every year. I'm not quite sure how to explain it...basically it involves all the girls getting dressed up in pretty white dresses and the boys wearing suits, a bit of ballroom type dancing and dinner. And then more dancing. It is most definitely not the whole girls getting presented to "eligible bachelors" event that it used to be. It's just a lot of fun and well, a chance to look nice.

What this means is that as of late I've been spending a fair bit of time making my way through websites and websites of lovely dresses, that are in most cases, a bit too expensive for my casual after school job to afford.

Here are a couple I've been swooning over lately - dresses from Papilio's The Nymph collection. Fingers crossed I find something similar that's a little less exxy, and little more located in Australia, not Belarus...

So I'm back (hopefully).

I think it has to have been almost a year since I've posted on here, which is a tad bad. No, not just a tad. A lot bad. Excuse the poor grammar. Getting caught up in school (aka too many assessments) and work and other numerous things that make up my life has led me to neglect something I really enjoy doing.

So, I'm back. And I think I'll be staying for quite a while yet.

P.S. I will be sure to post something of interest later. I've got quite a few ideas for this little blog now :).

Monday, August 23, 2010

Keep Calm and Carry On

I'm always seeing this phrase all over the internet - on posters, books, t-shirts. But I never knew what the story was behind it. It was only when I stumbled across this website that I found out. This is going to be a bit text heavy, but I urge you to persist, it's just so interesting if you're a bit history obsessed like me!

Turns out that it's actually related to World War II. The Ministry of Information was formed by the British government in WWII, and was the department responsible for publicity and propaganda. After the outbreak of the war, the Ministry of Information produced a number of posters that were designed to boost morale. The first two posters featured King George VI's crown and featured the phrases 'Your Courage, Your Cheerfulness, Your Resolution will Bring Us Victory' and 'Freedom is in Peril'. They were displayed all over Britain.

'Keep Calm and Carry On' was the third poster, and it was planned to be put up once Germany invaded Britain. Since this didn't happen, it was never displayed publically. All the 'Keep Calm and Carry On' posters were believed to be destroyed at the end of the war, but 60 years later a bookseller discovered a poster in a pile of old books (I love when things like this happen!) he'd purchased from an auction. There are also a few displayed in British museums. And since copyright on works created by the British government expires after 50 years, the poster is has been reprinted and inspired all sorts of products.

I think I'm going to have to buy a poster now, cause of the history behind it as well as the fact that I really like the phrase. Have a look over here, it's a site that sells all sorts of Keep Calm and Carry on products, t-shirts, books, posters...even chocolate bars. It sells pretty much everything actually :).

Monday, August 2, 2010

Very nearly sixteen.

It's my birthday quite soon, on the 5th of August. I'm just starting to get excited. I love birthdays, just everything about them :). And of course, you can't have a birthday without a wishlist:

• Matt Smith as Doctor Who poster
• Leather satchel
• Cuckoo clock
• Map of the world (has anyone else noticed how good they look on walls? It's also to motivate me to get to the places I want to go to once I've finished school)
• A good book or two
• Vintage camera to add to my very small collection of three
• Typewriter
• More pretty tights
• Matt Smith to jump out of one of those huge novelty cakes
•Doctor Who + Harry Potter DVDs wouldn’t go astray either...



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