Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Paper! Tele...!!!!

I remember, as a child growing up in outer Brisbane, going in to the "city" and hearing the old guys on the street corners yelling out "Paper! Tele!!" beckoning for people to buy the Newspaper. Apart from watching the 6 o'clock news it was the only way for the public to keep up to date with the goings on locally as well as globally. It was a social staple to buy the paper and read the news, be it trash or treasure!  Sadly the newspaper is a dying commodity and the happenings of the Fairfax and News Limited companies over the past few weeks is testament to this fact.  People are just not buying print when they can get the news online when it happens.

It has been a very stressful 4 weeks in the Kitchen Kitsch house as Mr. D, a newspaper printer since High School, was told that as of July 1 he may no longer have a job.  He has had to reapply for his position as a printer employed by one of the "big ones" and we have been trying to fathom how we would be able to continue paying for the school fees of Miss H and Miss M who are nowhere near the end of their schooling as well as keeping up the simple pleasures that we have become used to.......like bottled wine!  Thankfully as of last night Mr.D has been told he is one of the lucky ones and his job is safe for the next 2 years or so. Celebrations and sighs of relief!!! Technology did not get us this time around.......

People! Get back to grass roots, enjoy the smell of ink and the blackening of fingers as you thumb through your local rag.....please.....I don't want to drink cask wine......! (It really is all about me, isn't it???!!!)


Saturday, June 23, 2012

It's Been a Long Time Between Drinks......

.....and so much has been going on.  Since my lovely week end in Melbourne with two fun friends I have hit the ground running but in the mean time completely neglected my posting. So to give an insight into what's been happening (I will only bring your attention to the NICE things) I have a few snaps from Miss M's school fete for which I was the convener of the Sweets and Jams stall, appropriately called "Hey Sugar!" It was my first attempt at any thing of the sort and I was lucky to have my co-convener and fabulous friend Mrs S helping me through.....well, Mrs S and many cheeky vinos!

I used some of my collection of Kitchen Kitsch-enalia as props and I must say I was pretty well satisfied with the outcome given that all we started with was a few standard issue Cath Ed trestle tables.

.....you get the idea! Anyhow, a fun day was had by all and we raised a fistful of cash to boot!

After a busy week of extra shifts at work I'm now looking forward to a Sunday drive up to beautiful Maleny to check out a property where two lovely friends will be wed in October.  The exciting bit is ....apart from their impending nuptials......they want me to help with the decorating using my vintage collection of treasures....that's what I'm talkin' 'bout!!!!  Can't wait!


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