Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Just for the record

Just for the record:

My bicycle head light is waterproof to a depth of 50 meters.
This was one of the selling points that the sales guy helpfully pointed out.
This was the clincher, this was the feature that made me buy the light there and then.
As I cycle to work I can now go via Sydney harbour and my bike light will STILL work!!
So handy considering the vast amount of underwater cycling I do.


xox eve xox 
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Thursday, 6 February 2014

I cut all my head hair off

Hey beautiful people (you know who you are) long time no see.
Lots has happened since we last spoke. 2012/13 was a crappy year for me, it kinda went like this:
July August - relationship ends
December - I'm told my employment will cease as of 1 February
4 February my father dies 
and so began 2013, I was a total mess and to be honest, I'm only just finding my feet.
Anyway, I now have a great new job with an amazing group of people doing good things for others. I've just started an IT course (the text book for one subject is $300.00AUD!!).
Oh, and....I cut all my hair off and I'm loving it.

xox eve xox

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Thursday, 17 November 2011

New Painting - Two Cars 2011

New painting - Two Cars 2011 (detail)

I'm bored, I'm the chairman of the board...

I am at work, I am sitting at my desk and I am plotting how I can get out of here and head home in order to snatch some quality rest time before I have to 'hit the gym' tonight.

OK so maybe that sentence was just a way for me to sound all fit and healthy and stuff (which I am not) or maybe it was a chance for me to sound like other, normal people. Like I am doing things that normal people there a point? Well, yes, yes there is but it is hidden so deeply in the subtext and my subconscious that I dare not let it see the light of day let alone the Internet...but I digress, what was I saying?

I am bored yes, but also excited to be able to post. I sent the IT department an email saying that there was something wrong with my computer, that I could not access web sites and that some of the links were blocked etc etc. I even went so far as to say that I could not access facebook (one of our departments has a facebook page so it was a legitimate request).

I received a nice email a few days later telling me that they had fixed the problem and could I please check to see that it was all fixed. My cunning plan had succeeded! My thinking was that if they allowed me to access facebook then everything else would become accessible too. So here I am.

Previously, when I went to my blog site I could not see any of the side bar info and could not sign-in to create a new post. Basically, I'm a genius.

On that note I will bid you adieu.

xox eve xox

Copyright © E Jennings 2011.

Sunday, 21 August 2011

I had a dream

In February 2010 I awoke and immediately began looking for my sketch book and a pencil. I drew the image I had seen in my dream, I made notes on the materials used and included every detail I had seen. I then proceeded to talk about it for days, weeks afterwards.

I sought out the materials needed. That beautiful origami paper received as part of a Christmas gift, an A3 piece of thick black card, a white chalk pencil, glue and other bits and bobs.

All these things I placed in a plastic bag, stored them in a dresser draw and promtly proceeded to procrastinate about getting around to actually creating the dream picture.

That is of course until today. Today I fished out the plastic bag and my sketches and did it. It's a strange image. It reminds me of slave ship pictures you see in history books and on documentaries except with a comic book/Japanese/zombie twist....if you know what I mean.

I forgot to take a photo of it prior to framing it so the image above is not that great - although you do get quite a good view of my self portrait reflected in the glass - I'll take a better picture soon and add it here another day, just for the record.

Well that's my news. Oh, except to say that I found an app that let's me blog and add images all from my eye-phone, how's that for sweet?

xox eve xox

Friday, 19 August 2011

I'm baaaaaaaa-ack!

Hey there people of the interwebnetsphere, how have you all been? Yes, it has been a whole year since I have posted anything new and for that I appologise. I have been busy. Since last October I have been working in local government, doing a job that I really love with some of the finest people I have ever met. I am learning everyday, about my community and about myself too. I have missed this blog terribly and all the friends I made along the way. I still keep in touch with at least one of you over at bookface - you know who you are - but I have often wondered what became of you all. With no Internet at home and a workplace Internet policy that either won't allow me to see your sites or sign into my own, I have finally resorted to typing this post up on my iPhone. Even then I am having to type it in the 'edit HTML' section and it seems I am unable to upload images, but hey, at least I'm here now and I'll try in future to add something at least once a least.

Well, that just sucks. I tried once again to add an image and it won't let me - boo blogger! Boo I say.

Well, now that the inconvenient store across the road has nice shiney 'puters, I will wait till another day and attempt to add some more "visual content" for your viewing pleasure. See how I used the inverted commas just then? That was highlight um - I'm trying to think of a word that is universally understood, but the best word I can think of is 'wanky' which has a similar meaning to tosser when used in its non-literal sense - look it up if you are not sure but trust me it was 'wanky'.

Till next time whence we meet again I must bid you all farewell. But know this, I love you all incredibly deeply so deeply that if I could visit each one of you even for a moment, or better still a cup of coffee then I would. I really really would. So, until that day stay safe and have fun (cause it's all fun and games until somebody looses an eye and we wouldn't want that now would we).

Lots of love

xox eve xox

Copyright © E Jennings 2011

Monday, 2 August 2010

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Pat Tudor

Pat died. She was friends with my mum and dad and she knew me from the day I was born. She was born in Australia but lived in London for most of her life. Every summer from as early as I can remember Pat stayed with us in Sydney. Escaping the London winter she would arrive and fill our house with her beautiful spirit.

When I was in fourth class she helped me to colour in some pictures I had drawn for a social studies project. I watched as she carefully sharpened the pencil and then licked it before she started colouring. She explained that licking the pencil made the colour more vivid, I thought that she was the best colour-in-er-ra I had ever seen.

We would swim in the pool and drive to the beach, afterwards we would shower and we would stand in front of the bathroom mirror and apply moisturiser to our skin and she would comb my hair. She showed me all the exciting bottles and jars that dwelled within her toiletries bag, she sprayed me with perfume and put my hair in french plaits.

She was beautiful, glamorous and exotic and almost six feet tall with long blonde hair and a fantastic smile. I was a lonely child. When she was around, Pat was my friend, she listened to me and talked with me. She would reach out as I walked by and pull me in for a squeeze.

Last month Pat was in Australia and we had dinner together and talked about her friend, my mother, who had recently died. She comforted me and we laughed and shared stories and memories.

Pat died. She fell down the stairs of her home in London. She hit her head and there was nothing they could do to save her. I will miss her. Even though she lived so very far away, I will miss her. Pat brought happiness into my life, into every summer of my childhood.

xox eve xox

Copyright © E Jennings 2010.

Thursday, 15 July 2010

Now that I have changed it, I don't know how to change it back.

The blog layout that is, the foxes on the other hand are fine and dandy and I am busting to put them on something....T-shirt, bag, canvas...T-bag, canvas shirt.


Mwah! Love you long time.

xox eve xox

P.s I now have a Diploma....with distinction. WOOOOOOHOOOOOO

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Friday, 4 June 2010

Here are a few pictures that I did. I was planning on thrilling you all by cutting and pasting large chunks of the 'Training Needs Analysis' section of my HUGE assessment task involving introducing a new document management system including designing and creating,from scratch, all the new business document templates...ALL OF THEM and they all have to include some sort of Macro and then I have to produce a user manual for all these templates and create a new style guide too and train the staff and create a visual time line of the whole damn thing using Microsoft Projects and implement the whole thing and document every tiny little detail and develop a contingency plan...Oh...look, it appears that you have all either gone to look at something else (far far away) or you have fallen asleep on your keyboard.
Soothed by its warm exhaust and gentle hummmmmmm you dribble onto the keyboard just between the 'G' and the 'H''s a beautiful thing.
Loving you all and missing you too (really, I am)
xox eve xox

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Friday, 19 March 2010


Hey everyone, sorry that I have not been here much lately but lots has been happening. College is hectic as it is the last semester...almost there, almost there BREATH.
My mother passed away on 7 March and we will be having the service on Monday, it is a very strange feeling and I am not to sure what to do with myself...I find myself thinking about her and remembering silly things and conversations etc.
My beautiful daughter is expecting her second child, a boy, in June (I think) which is exciting. My new home is just lovely and I am enjoying it but still find it hard to grasp that it is my own and that I will not be asked to leave.
On Tuesday my bookcases arrived and all my books are now out loud and proud. I am surprised at how a simple piece of furniture can make my life seem so much more together all of a sudden...does this mean that I am shallow? WHO CARES.
Soooooo that is what has been happening and much much more. I drew this picture for my Grand daughter, Bonnie in honour of her learning how to say the word "Puppy" I will make her a T-shirt too.
That is all from me but never forget that I love you all and think of you often, can you feel the vibes? Have your ears been burning? Cause if they have then that is me thinking of you. REALLY THINKING LOTS about you and sending you lovey vibes and big squishy hugs through the computer, into the miasma then up your nose and into your brain, yes, right into your brain... That's how much i love you...never forget that.
Be happy always
xox eve xox
P.s I miss the weasel :(
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