Saturday, April 04, 2009

Phil Collins "Gorilla Drummer" Cadbury Ad (Dairy Milk)

I love this commercial for many reasons. Mostly it reminds me to close my eyes and FEEL the music in my soul.

My other favorite commercials are the Citroen ones. Check out youtube for those as well. Love the transformer ones the best.

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Buying shoes

I have been so VERY annoyed at all of the shoes I've bought since I've been to Australia. These are shoes I've had to buy specifically for work.

Gone are the days of wearing scrubs and tennis shoes to work. Here, one wears a uniform that looks more like a flight attendant and shoes that are dressy...which, to me, means damned uncomfortable. They're DRESS shoes for crying out loud. No one makes a dress shoe that's meant to be worn all day every day and not only be comfortable ALL day but also keep back problems at bay.

At the heart of this is workplace health and safety which maintains that shoes must be leather, fully enclosed, the heel should be covered, and the tops should come within 2 inches (or thereabouts) of the ankle. Also, the heels should be no more than 6 centimetres high. The height is generally ignored by most women and they wear high heels and get away with it....but I can't wear shoes that slip on with no backs, ie "mules".

Now that I'm going to be starting massage therapy school, I must buy new shoes. Firstly, the shoes I wear to classes must be the same as above, though I can get away with regular tennis shoes until clinics start and then I've got to wear the same as above. It's disgusting!! Come ON! As someone who will be on my feet all day, I need shoes that will keep me comfortable and keep my back from hurting.

Not only have I had back surgery but I also have congenital bunions. I had surgery on my left foot when I was 15 in an attempt to correct the worst of the two, but it's now the same as the right foot, which has never gotten any worse.

So, the hunt is on...AND I fully intend to challenge those workplace health and safety rules, too. It seems that the laws are open to interpretation and it depends on who one works for as to what is appropriate for that particular clinic or office.

I'm not sure what I'm going to do just yet, but for now I'm busily trying to find a Dansko dealer here in Oz.

Wish me luck!!!!

Cheers, Kimmie

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

This is my family

I had forgotten just how hard I can laugh at some of the antics my family can get up to. In this clip is one of my cousins children and the peanut gallery you hear laughing is the rest of the family. To be honest, I don't know who all of them are, but I could tell from a quick view, that it looks like cousins and an aunt and uncle.

Let the spoon fights begin!!!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

A continuation...

I have not given up blogging, I have apparently taken a bit of a break. Now I fully intend to start writing again.

I feel much better and I'm glad that I'm finally back. The past year has not been easy and I thank all of my friends and family for their support. I couldn't have done it without you all.

Stay tooned, more later :)

Please bear with me as I attempt to redo the blog. I'm playing with widgets, colours, etc and the look may change a bit over the next few weeks as I doodle. If you have any suggestions I'm up for it! As for blog links...I'm restoring them slowly. I've had a bit of work to do to repair broken links and such and rearrange stuff.