Thursday, 11 October 2012

Back in Oz

OK, so it's a little late, but it's taken some time to get reorganised back into the real world. So:
Matt and I spent the last Sunday in Wellington browsing the produce markets, where I knew I would be getting my breakfast of simple raw milk cheese and bread. I was not disappointed! I bought a baguette from the Simply Paris stall, and walked over to the purveyor of cheese with lust in my eyes. After a few samples, I handed over the remaining money I had and asked to be given some stinky cheese. The lovely man could see I was a cheese freak, and said, "if this is your breakfast, do you want two types?". "Yes please!!" said I, and chose a lovely ripe Brie and a heavenly stinky thing matured in a cave - and couldn't you taste it!! He was a generous man, and gave me more cheese than I had money,and I thanked him, saying "you have made a cheese freak very happy, thank you!". Impulse purchasing an eggy fillo cup on the way out, I consumed my market feast subtly (although leaving a pile of crumbs!) and Matt and I both enjoyed one of the least offensive coffees of NZ. (Sorry guys, you seem to like coffee a lot more bitter than I do!)
From here we decided to head up to the Botanic Gardens via the cable car, something I've never done before. Although fine, it was pretty windy, but a fine view, enhanced by the trio playing old fashioned jazz at the entrance, which added a lovely vibe. I would have liked to explore more, but Matt is allergic to hills, and we didn't have a great deal of time.

Farewell for 2012, Wellington.
The flight home was nearly 4 hours due to a headwind, and we had the most turbulence I have ever been through - yikes!! I was more than ready to touch down in Brizvegas!
I really did think we would be coming home on a total high this year, and still remain perplexed as to why we did not place. Devastated though I am, I am content to be in my current space of review and renewal. It also seems as this was meant to happen at this time in my life, where I am questioning many things. Also, nothing can dampen my pride at having BioLumina and Fimbria Figura so prevalent in the advertising for this year.

Post Preview with heart balloon at the Cuckoo Lounge
With BioLumina in the foyer on Preview night

It was wonderful to return home to a gawdjuss bunch of lilies, fresh milk (thanks Miss J!) and a boofed up Mishka, who has thrived on his new goat meat diet whilst we have been away and is visibly boofier - yay!!
The Tuesday after our return, it was off to the Robyn Bauer Gallery at Paddington for the ATASDA 'Beyond the Surface' Exhibition setup, followed by a lovely opening on the Friday night. Here's some pics of my work on display there.

Sharyn Hall in sales area

My Plum Nuno felt dress and wrap, and 'Undulation II' outside
Since returning, I have, as I usually do after WoW, taken stock of my life and where it's going. Now in my mid 30's, I suddenly realised that now was the time to move on from the world of administration which has supported my ventures for the last few years, and ensure I have the skills to position myself in an environment where exciting opportunities may come my way. So, back to college I go to finish my Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Technology, starting midway next year. Yah-hoooooo!!

1 comment:

  1. The cross roads of enlightenment... Your new path awaits;-)