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My passion is connection, what is yours?

October 18, 2014

my passion is connection

I once saw a clairvoyant who had a little look at my past lives.

She said in one of my lives I was subservient and was forbidden to speak. She smiled and said I would make up for it in this life.

That’s funny, right?

This was before I was a writer, in those days I was just a big mouth. I’ve always had a big mouth.

HUGE.

I’ve always been passionate about about communicating. My passion is connection.

I remember as a little girl when I was in trouble I’d compose these phenomenal diatribes to rebut my mother. In my imagination my 6 year-old speeches were as impassioned as any monologue from Grey’s Anatomy. It was probably when I was about 9 that I finally got the courage to let them out of my head and gush forth from my mouth.

I’ve been called dramatic on more than one occasion. Can you believe it?

I’ve been doing a blog course that requires a helluva lot of blog/self reflection and I’ve been asked what I’m passionate about. I’m passionate about connection.

Humans being human.

Connecting.

connection

I’m not generally a huge fan of small talk, I like the juice, and the marrow from the bones of our lives.

That’s the shit that makes us all fascinating, very few of us are truly boring. Every life is made up of these intricate jigsaw puzzles and each multi-coloured piece is interesting. Even the missing pieces.

Whilst in this blog-flection phase I’ve been thinking about who you are. Why you come here and share this with me and I’ve come up with a few possibilities –

1. You’re lost (or you’re the guy that googled ‘chorizo in her arse’ and sadly ended up here)

2. You’re my mum (Hey, Ma. ‘Sup?)

3. My neurosis makes you feel normal (distinctly possible)

4. You think the way I think and speak is interesting (what I hope is the answer)

I realised that I don’t know that much about you, really. My analytics tell me where you live and how old you are, but I could probably stalk each of you online and find out what you do on LinkedIn….. but that’s not the juice nor the marrow.

I want stuff like what was the last book you read, or what do you wear to bed?

Do you prefer pinot gris, pinot noir, or tea? What type of tea?

I do know that we are similar because your comments makes me laugh and cry, and you share your stuff with me while I share mine. We all have crazybeautiful lives….

I’m going to chuck some questions out there and I’d really flippin’ love if you could take 2 minutes to reply and share a little of you with me. If you only have time to answer one, then throw me one. I’m good with that.

I’ll go first.

 

1. The last book I read was….

I’m currently reading a great book called the Secret River about life of the early settlers living on the Hawkesbury. It’s beautiful and fascinating. The last book however, was The Wolf of Wallstreet and it took me an inordinately long time to finish. When I dig a book it’s devoured in days.
The Wolf is a good book, and it’s entertaining in it’s writing style, but Jordan Belfort needed a slap upside the head and that annoyed me.

2. Favorite alcoholic drink….

This is tricky. Wine is my every day love – white wine. Pinot Gris or Grigio preferably, but I’ll take anything in reality. Then, spirits is spiced rum (Sailor Jerry’s or Kraken) or whiskey (Jamesons) at home, but vodka soda with fresh lime, not squeezed, when I’m out.

Margaritas and martinis are my go to cocktail, but swim up bars require a different approach.

3. Pajamas or nude?

I was always all about nude until I had kids, and then I thought I had to wear clothes because, god knows; Maybe up and down 500 times or kids in bed with me. I’ve recently gone back to nude because sliding my bare skin between the sheets at the end of the day feels nice. Who cares if the kids come into bed?
They came from this skin. They’ll get weird about it eventually but right now they think boobs are hilarious.

4. If you could drive any car in the world what would it be?

When I finally got my licence at 30 I decided I wanted a rocking car. I was talked into a VW Golf. I’m a fan of VW but shit I’d look rock and roll getting out of a Mustang. My grown up fantasy car will be a Mercedes 190SL. Vintage movie star car.

 

Alas, in reality I drive a VW MILF wagon to fit all of my kid’s shit and half a tonne of sand and drawing from kindy in the back.

Please note dream car has NO BACK SEAT.

5. Last album you bought?

Ok, last album I ‘acquired’ was Hilltop Hoods latest one, Cosby Sweater or something. It’s quite good. I’m quite fond of a bit of hiphop. The last album I bought all proper like was Kimbra and Sia’s latest albums. Bought simultaneously with the same click of the thumb on iTunes. I do still like CD’s though. I buy them too. Do you still use CD’s or am I a dinosaur? Shits me when the kids get their grubby hands on them, or worse, use them as skates. They ain’t hardy.

6. Why do you Holsby?

Me? Please refer to big mouth comment. What about you? Why do you Holsby?

miss peaches

 

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33 Comments

  • Reply CarlyFindlay October 18, 2014 at 7:55 am

    The last book I read was Dark Places by Gillian Flynn. Unlike able characters and wondering what sort of mind the author has to write such horror, I was still hooked. Read it in a day. I downloaded some books for the Kindle app – it’s nice to be reading again. Latest purchases are by John Green.

    The last album I bought was You + Me – a collab between Pink and Dallas Green. It’s nice. Twangy, cute, moody. I still buy CDs and the last one I bought was Sia. Boring compare to her last. I got into Sia because a former love of mine was into her. She’s stayed in my life, he’s gone.

    I drink cider and moscato. I love the elderflower cider – and it’s $8 for 4! I love pink moscato the best. I dont like dry wine. I also like Freangelico and lemonade.

    I sleep nude as my skin gets sore if I’ve got clothes rubbing on me in the night. When I was really sore earlier this year. Even the bed sheets made me bleed. In a more pleasurable note, I love the skin on skin feeling of my partner and I in bed. I’ve written a lot about touch on my blog – how I’ve missed it and how my body craved it because, having Ichthyosis meant not many people would touch me, and now Adam has come along, touch is just wonderful. The other night I woke up briefly to feel him touching my face, so gently. It was wonderful and he was so happy when I told him I felt it in the morning. Hardly anyone touches my face. He shows me such love.

    I really don’t care much for cars. They get me where I need to be.

    I Blog because I like writing and because I like to connect with others. I love he friendships and words and ideas that have stemmed from blogging.

    This was a nice way to start the day, thank you! Good to get to know you better. Can you do a post on swim up bars? They sound very Hollywood.

  • Reply Sonia from Sonia Styling October 18, 2014 at 8:06 am

    Last Book I Read? None. I’ve got a pile of ’em (Unlock Your Style, Hair Romance, Lisa Messenger’s Daring + Disruptive) and I’d love to steal a day to just sit and read, but there’s always always shit to do and I unwind at the end of the day with Pinterest. It’s my crack.
    Favourite Alcoholic Drink? Alcohol. We’re wine soul sisters – Pinot Gris/Grigio or a dry Riesling for white. Pinot Noir or Sangiovese for red. Vodka is my spirit of choice, though I’m not minding gin so much these days.
    PJs or Nude? I just cannot sleep nude, I have no idea why. If it’s cold, I wear trackies and a long sleeve top. I always wear a sports bra. I’d like my girls to stay in pristine condition for as long as possible, thanks.
    Car? A Maserati thanks very much.
    Last Album I Bought? Triple J Like A Version. I like half of it. I want to download more new music, but not sure what to get.
    Why Do I Holsby? For you. My fix of you. Your words. Your beautiful photos. To think, to feel and to laugh. x

    • Reply Danielle October 19, 2014 at 12:25 pm

      You wear a sports bra to bed? How does Mr Styling get in???
      If you like cool and diverse rock like Skunkhour, Powder Finger and Led Zeppelin try Kingswood’s new album, also The XX are great in a totally different way. I love music. Tell me what you like and I’ll throw you some ideas!

      • Reply Sonia from Sonia Styling October 20, 2014 at 3:12 pm

        Don’t you worry, he always find a way!
        I quite like The XX. My fave artists include (but are not limited to) Beyoncé, Sam Smith, London Grammar, Ellie Goulding, Fleetwood Mac…

  • Reply Vicki @ Knocked Up and Abroad October 18, 2014 at 8:51 am

    Hiya! The last book I read was Burial Rites – dark but brilliant. I totally wear PJ’s to bed. Don’t want to give my husband too many ideas 😉 I’m not that into cars although I like red fast ones (boring answer). I’m pretty much okay with any alcohol except gin. It’s just never taken my fancy. I recently bought the newer Coldplay album and … I find myself here because I like your words. Simple as that. You have an honesty and a sense of humor that sits with me. I also like connection and hearing the juice and marrow parts and I think you are able to suck that out and serve that up to us so perfectly. Happy weekend x

    • Reply Danielle October 19, 2014 at 2:37 pm

      My mum was talking to me about Burial Rites just an hour ago! She loved it, and also said dark, dark, dark.
      There is one track on that Coldplay album that gives me shivers…. can’t remember the name though. The love song.
      Anyhoo, thanks for playing x

  • Reply Champagne Gillian October 18, 2014 at 9:18 am

    Books – I’ve always got three or four on the go: Teaching children to meditate/rereading Scar Tissue Anthony Kiedis/Patricia Cornwall crap/Life in Two seconds from PB (rubbish)
    Fav Alchohol: Fizz!!!! Followed by dark n stormy (Bundaberg rum and dry, because I’m a Qlder and love a biff)
    PJs/Nude: both depending on how I feel
    Car: so funny, mine is a merc of similar era to yours Mercedes-Benz W113 SL-Class or otherwise an early 70s Holden Premier, drove a friends for a while it had a moroon bench seat and was awesome.
    Last Album: Ministry of Sound 90’s Dance Anthems, Jake Bugg, listening to Banks on Spotify
    Why: your sensitive gentle and interesting storytelling, your angle on life, you make me think and I remember your words for days after I read them, your images that let me me have a moment with someone’s soul/heart
    Cheers mate!

    • Reply Danielle October 19, 2014 at 2:39 pm

      Loved Scar Tissue, and I still have that Life in Two Seconds beside my bed but I can’t say I’m that drawn to it..
      Great taste in vehicles… bench seats are the only way to fly when you’re snogging at the drive in 😉
      Thanks for the feedback, made me smile x

  • Reply Carly Findlay October 18, 2014 at 9:48 am

    The last book I read was Dark Places by Gillian Flynn. Unlike able characters and wondering what sort of mind the author has to write such horror, I was still hooked. Read it in a day. I downloaded some books for the Kindle app – it’s nice to be reading again. Latest purchases are by John Green.

    The last album I bought was You + Me – a collab between Pink and Dallas Green. It’s nice. Twangy, cute, moody. I still buy CDs and the last one I bought was Sia. Boring compare to her last. I got into Sia because a former love of mine was into her. She’s stayed in my life, he’s gone.

    I drink cider and moscato. I love the elderflower cider – and it’s $8 for 4! I love pink moscato the best. I dont like dry wine. I also like Freangelico and lemonade.

    I sleep nude as my skin gets sore if I’ve got clothes rubbing on me in the night. When I was really sore earlier this year. Even the bed sheets made me bleed. In a more pleasurable note, I love the skin on skin feeling of my partner and I in bed. I’ve written a lot about touch on my blog – how I’ve missed it and how my body craved it because, having Ichthyosis meant not many people would touch me, and now Adam has come along, touch is just wonderful. The other night I woke up briefly to feel him touching my face, so gently. It was wonderful and he was so happy when I told him I felt it in the morning. Hardly anyone touches my face. He shows me such love.

    I really don’t care much for cars. They get me where I need to be.

    I Blog because I like writing and because I like to connect with others. I love he friendships and words and ideas that have stemmed from blogging.

    This was a nice way to start the day, thank you! Good to get to know you better. Can you do a post on swim up bars? They sound very Hollywood.

    Eek my comments arent posting 🙁

  • Reply Lila October 18, 2014 at 10:02 am

    Last book I read: Camera Lucida
    Alcoholic drink: I rarely drink as my ex was an alcoholic and I have sensory issues around the smell. But when it hits over 40c here a nice gin and tonic with a splash of orange and lemon, it’s a little like a tic tac.
    Pjs or nude: mostly pjs, I have no idea why as I’m a but of a naked person around the house generally.
    Car: The Tesla, sleek and insanely clever engineering, You can be geek and chic all at once.
    Last Album: Probably the live recording of the Pixies from the concert we went to before Eve was born.
    Why? I like that you’re a communicator, what you said about wanting the marrow, that’s what I love to get from other people. I’m an introvert so it doesn’t come across often to people but I usually want to know everything about them, people are amazing.

  • Reply Carolyn @ Champagne Cartel October 18, 2014 at 11:01 am

    Last book I read was my first ever ebook – so exciting – I downloaded it and read it in an evening. It’s called Talking Smack, a realistic look at drugs in the Australian music industry. Quite interesting.

    Despite the obvious branding requirement to say my favourite alcoholic drink is champagne, it actually is. I am also partial to a great martini, a margarita or a G&T. Oh, and a cold beer on a hot day.

    I’ve fallen into the habit of wearing just whatever is at hand. Last night was a pair of grey marle yoga pants I bought to wear after the birth of my last baby. And the singlet top I was wearing all day. I don’t have sex as often as I used to.

    Cars are pretty much purely transport to me. Couldn’t give a shit as long as I get from A to B in comfort and safety. Having said that, something with nice leather seats and a good sound system.

    I haven’t bought a new album in ages because I have Spotify so I just listen to everything. But You Am I’s last album isn’t on Spotify so I forked out for that. They’re my favourite band and I’ve seen them about 20 times live.

    I Holsby because it’s like a kitchen table chat with a very very good friend every time I come here. I fell in love with your blog first, then you on social media, then you in person, and now I have to settle for you on a page. But this page captures all the glory of Holsby perfectly. It’s all the juicy gorgeousness that is Holsby laid out for all to see. You’re brave in what you share, you do fantastic recipes that even I can follow, and you talk to me like a friend. You don’t bullshit me, and you don’t spend your time telling me what to think or how to feel – you let me be me while you’re being you. You embrace all.

    xxxxxxx

  • Reply Jess October 18, 2014 at 5:33 pm

    Heya,
    I’m a bit of a lurker around a few blogs via Facebook but I hate that FB advertises to the whole world that you have commented on something & I don’t always want the whole world to see what I’ve written… so I hold back. That’s a bit odd really!
    I wear a nighty to bed when it’s hot and pj bottoms with a singlet when it’s cold. I hate sleeping in the nude – I get too cold! I like white wine (yep, pinot gris/grigio) but after having a baby/breastfeeding/having no social life with a kid & now preggers again… I don’t drink much.
    I like English breakfast tea or chai tea and one coffee a day with breakky. I live on a farm. I like what you write because it’s real. I like your photos too. I have a shit hot camera and hardly use it, though I would love to.
    The last book I finished was Richard Dawkins’ memoir because I’m a bit of a nerd & his ideas just make sense. I’m currently reading Julia Gillard’s book because I think she is an amazing woman, plus re-reading 1984 because I never finished it years ago.
    My dream car… Maybe a BMW X5 or something, though I think I’d feel like a wanker driving it.
    The last album I bought was so long ago I don’t even remember.
    So that’s me 🙂

  • Reply Zanni Louise October 18, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    My passion is definitely connection. Above all else.
    1. Allison Tait’s Mapmaker Chronicles: very fun and easy to read.
    2. Champagne. The real, French kind in a big balloon glass.
    3. Pyjamas. I am a posh/shy private school girl at heart who is slowly thawing after 8 years with a European husband.
    4. Mustang would be nice, but would probably be more suited to a VW mini. We used to have a Golf. Loved it. Now we have a Prius. Actually, I’ll probably just stick with the Prius, as it’s amazingly economical.
    5. Justine Clarke {it’s been way too long to remember since I last bought adult’s music}
    6. Because I love every word you write. You are passionate about connection. You make me laugh.

    • Reply Danielle October 19, 2014 at 2:41 pm

      I love you, Zanni. You are truly a divine human being x

  • Reply Nicole - Seeking Victory October 19, 2014 at 11:50 am

    I’m into connection too. I’m also a bit of a connector- linking others up. I feel a bit that, outside of blog land there aren’t that many connection peeps. I’d love to know which blog course you are doing. I’m thinking of doing one but am not sure what kind I want to do. Yours sounds very much like the acting exercises I used to do during my acting phase.
    1. The last book I read was ‘The Silkworm,” the second in JK’s Cormoran Strike series. I love JK. I want to be a wizard when I grow up. I like reading books that I don’t have to think too hard about. I (rather embarrassingly) read a lot of YA fiction for that reason.
    2. I am a wine girl. Actually. I work in the wine industry. And yep, you may have made the connection that I am also your Instagram chemist and then there’s that acting reference up above. I am an INFJ personality type if you believe in that sort of thing. Apparently we have trouble settling on a job.
    I like all wine, or at least can appreciate most of it. Pinot Noir over Gris/Grigio but then that depends on where I am and what I am doing. Onea hot summer day I would climb a mountain for a chilled pinot grigio (no way you want a noir after a mountain climb). Anyway, favourite alcoholic drink is wine. Most wine, probably if I had to narrow it down I would go Champagne with a capital C or riesling, or pinot noir, or there is this fab greek varietal called assyrtiko.
    3. Pyjamas. I like to be ready for any eventuality and I have a phobia of my house burning down. Public nudity and loss of all possessions is a double whammy I just couldn’t handle.
    4. My dream car is…. gosh I’ve never thought about it. I am an A-B er. My current car is a shitty ’97 Pulsar and I commute 1.5 hours a day in it. My dream car would just be something that doesn’t hurt my back and has airbags.
    5. The last album I bought was The Great Gatsby soundtrack. I just love the Lana Del Ray song. I don’t really listen to music much but when I buy it I still go CDs.
    6. I initially Holsbyed because of your portraits. I am fiddling about (not in a dirty way:) with photography at the moment and I love your portraits. I still Holsby for the photos but I also love the way you write. There’s no try-hard there, it’s just you.

    • Reply Danielle October 19, 2014 at 2:57 pm

      You know how I said I loved you after you prescribed treatment for my ailments? This, THIS, cemented my affections.
      You have cracked me up!! I had an acting phase too. It lasted for a good 10 years, but I wasn’t actually very good at it. Thanks so much for touching base.

    • Reply Katrina October 19, 2014 at 5:01 pm

      Fellow INFJ here too. It’s interesting finding others with the same personality type as apparently there aren’t that many of us 🙂

  • Reply Glen October 19, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    1. 10 Books That Screwed Up The War: And 5 Others That Didn’t Help by Benjamin Wiker. I actually bought the Audiobook version so I can listen and multitask. The narrator is Robertson Dean who sounds very like Leo Crane of Desiderata fame. Awesome voice.
    2. Your Mama’s Lemoncello definitely. That is on special occasions, so Jamesons Irish, most wines, hell anything alcoholic if it tastes wonderful!!
    3. Layers come off as the weather changes, so a fence sitter really.
    4. Dream on…a Mercedes Kompressor.
    5. Marcia Hines “Amazing”. Apart from the fact she is the consummate performer, Marcia penned the album and her concert was gobsmacking electric.Music is very big in our house.
    6. I Holsby because the first blog I read of yours was so honest, refreshing, articulate,thought provoking, unbiased, inspiring and hilarious. I am addicted.
    You are food for the soul. We all need your enthusiasm Girlfriend! You say it how it is, and don’t judge. You listen. That is an art form. Rock on!!

  • Reply Danielle October 19, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    Food for the soul. I like that. Heaps.
    How do you concentrate on the book if you’re doing other stuff? I never really understood the audio book thing. I need to sit quietly to absorb…..maybe it’s because I’m like a goldfish.

    • Reply Glen October 22, 2014 at 10:44 am

      Ah! It’s the soothing voice that calms and transports you….and gives the busy mind a rest. It takes bugger all concentration to do boring domestic chores Girlfriend. It’s great to be mobile and engaged in fiction,and not have to think about the drudgery of mundane chores. When it’s time to
      engage the brain…well that’s a whole ‘nother scenario.

  • Reply Katrina October 19, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    I just commented on your facebook page how I love what you wrote about connection. Human nature is so interesting & I too love getting beyond all the small talk & making real connections. I think that is why your blog appeals so much. 1. Currently reading This is where I leave you by Jonathan Tropper. It’s been made into a movie with Jason Bateman, who I had a poster on my wall of & still think is pretty cute. It’s a funny book. 2. Love a vodka lime (fresh) & soda with lots of ice, pear cider, or a glass of bubbles. I will also drink white – Pinot Grigio & have been known to drink the odd glass of red during winter. 3. Definitely pj’s. I feel the cold! 4. Hm, once I could have answered this, but I have come to accept driving my four gorgeous kids around in the Tarago that I have no idea now. Something sporty, stylish & expensive! 5. Hadn’t brought a cd in ages & I do still buy them as I like to play them in the car loudly. Recently went crazy & purchased Sia & David Gray’s newest. I have also got the new Coldplay for my hubby. 6. I Holsby for the funny, real, honest moments that make me connect as a person & a mum. I also like your humour & your writing style. Keep up the good work!

  • Reply Katrina October 19, 2014 at 5:05 pm

    Ps I recently read Carry On Warrior by Glennon Doyle Melton on life & motherhood. It’s good & quite funny. She is also a blogger. Check it out.

  • Reply San October 19, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    Q&A time…. oh goody. Best you poor your self a BIG glass, this could take a while :o)
    1. Neverwhere , the unabridged version by Neil Gaiman. WOW – what a trip. Great for people who want to be transported, their fertile imaginations fed. I say unabridged because the abridged version is edited to buggery and loses SO much in the translation. For my money, most books should be read as the writer intended. Like films, too much of the great stuff ends up on the cutting room floor. Have to mention the book prior to that, A Prayer For Owen Meany by John Irving, poignant, powerful, human. Again, go for unabridged, for same reasons as above.
    PS. I’m right into audiobooks but I can’t multitask. I listen to them in bed, something I got into when I nearly broke my back in 2009. I fall asleep listening to them on my iPod and wake up listening to the voices in my head but hell, at least there not my own! I can go back to the part I last remembered and take up where I left off. The secret is to only put one earpiece in and not have it too loud.
    PPS. Anything by Michael Robotham, dark AND funny!!!!
    2. This a trick question right???
    3.T-shirt and nix in winter, b’day suit in summer spreadeagled in bed with fan on full force just daring Glen to come anywhere near me lest the movement of air should impede my airflow in any way or form!!! Neither a good look trust me :o(
    4.Well, call me old fashioned but I can’t go past my beloved VW Caravelle Bus. It belonged to my parents (since gone to God bless em’) and it means the world to me. I’d just love the bucks to have it completely detailed and bought into the 21st century mechanically!! It’s very me, built for comfort not speed and just LOVES to cruise!
    5. Seriously, I don’t remember the last album I bought. Glen does that. However I have two standard faves amongst the millions! The Nightfly by Donald Fagen, music for ALL occassions, I just adore this album beyond explanation AND Love over Gold by Dire Straits, this album moves me in ways I can’t explain either. There are another several 1000 I could mention, but to be fair on you, I’ve narrowed RIGHT DOWN.
    PS. OOOOPS – forgot, Cry Like a Rainstorm by Linda Ronstadt….. self-explanatory methinks…
    6. SHIT GIRLFRIEND… how long ya’ got??? I love that you’re out there in cyberspace, with all the possibilities THAT entails, and yet you’ve still got time for me. I LOVE having a connection with you despite the odds against it, and the feeling that when you’re there, that somehow there’s a divinity at work, like I’ve been guided to you cos’ you’re meant to be a mentor, a friend albeit via technology! I love the fact that I roar with laughter when I read your blogs or watch Holsby TV, and at times tear right up. I love your sensitivity, honesty, self-effacing humor and your willingness to bare all, warts and all, to us all. I love seeing your message waiting for me and waiting with delicious anticipation for a quiet time when I can read your stuff and absorb it. Uuuummmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, oh yeah, and you’re a total spunk and you don’t discriminate against women who have a major girl crush on you OR your Mama :o) XXXXXXXXXXXXOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  • Reply Hope October 20, 2014 at 12:10 am

    Eugh I’ve so many books on the go. These days I only get time to read kids books. Loving The Gruffalo. It’s an all time favourite. Also reading “Launch” by Jeff Walker. The occasional nugget of info every few chapters but he’s a massive tool that needs a good whack IMO. Can’t remember the last album I bought but it’s usually from whichever street busker I’ve stopped to enjoy and fallen in love with. I’m all about the local up and coming talent. I first found you for the fun and healthy kid friendly recipes but I’m going to be totally real – I “Holsby” in a love/hate relationship. It takes true skill to keep me coming back what with all the crude metaphors and potty language, then again, you got skill! I like that it’s real. x

  • Reply Sheppitsgal October 20, 2014 at 4:13 am

    Hi. Can’t remember if I’ve commented before, but this post came as I’ve just finished a book. It was ‘A man called Ove’, by Fredrik Backman and I bloody loved it.

    Fave drink is Rose wine, preferably Gallo White Grenache.

    Pyjamas are for wearing on a rainy day, reading by the fire. Naked for bed, or maybe something slinky!

    Read that book!

    Lisa x

  • Reply Nina October 20, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    Last Book I Read? Literally just this evening I finished ‘Where’d You Go Bernadette?’

    Favourite Alcoholic Drink? Right now, red wine

    PJs or Nude? For sure PJs. Way more comfortable, plus I’m just scared there’d be an earthquake and I’d have to run out naked or osmething.

    Car? I don’t know much about cars but I’d love to drive something really luxurious just to see what all the hype is about.

    Last Album I Bought? I haven’t bought albums in forever but I’ve been listening to The National.

    Why Do I Holsby? Because I think if we met in person we’d be good friends 🙂

  • Reply Fashionista October 21, 2014 at 12:32 pm

    1. The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton. I read on the train and have been known to miss my stop.

    2. Red wine with dinner, gin and tonic when it’s hot, champagne just because.

    3. Always pyjamas. Don’t know why, tried sleeping in the nude when I was young and beautiful, but didn’t like it then either.

    4. When I am channeling my inner bogan, a late 70s V8 Kingswood. Or a Monaro. V8. Must be able to be heard 3 klms away. My Dad was a Ford man so would prefer me in a GT Falcon (V8 of course) and I don’t even know why the Kingswood stole my heart.
    Being sensible, an R32 VW Golf. Black. Sports equipped. Maybe I am a closet petrol head.

    5. What, for myself? I have no clue.
    Oh wait, yes I do. The artist is Dom Cooley, album name escapes me. He is a young guy who worked for a client of mine and made music as his hobby. Bit folksey, bit rocky, bit bluesy, interesting lyrics. I bought it because I like to support local artists. And he needs to eat.

    6. Your portrait series. Love the back stories. And just to sticky beak at your life. Isn’t that why we are all lurking the internet?

  • Reply Roxanne November 13, 2014 at 4:00 am

    1. currently reading A Field Guide to Getting Lost by Rebecca Solnit
    2. White Russian
    3. it depends
    4. i hate driving; that said i’d have to go with one of those really old Land Rovers, you know the ones with the flaps on the windshield
    5. really? i don’t remember. i do love to listen to music though. current favourites are: The Hillbilly Moon Explosion, the soundtrack to (the video game) Fall-Out 3, and Ludovico Einaudi
    6. because of your post ‘the secret shame of miscarriage’

  • Reply Aleney December 3, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    Last book I read: Camera Lucida
    Alcoholic drink: G&T or Pinot Grigio. Oh who am I kidding, I’d drink Avgas if you put it in front of me.
    Pjs or nude: I used to be a nudist but since the kids came along I’ve gone PJ.
    Car: Ummm… I kinda have to say a Ford Territory now don’t I? 😉
    Last Album: I just downloaded Electric Ladyland by Jimmy Hendrix for raffles who is going through a hard core guitar phase
    Why? Because I like your portrait series. And you rock!

    PS. Loving the new look.

    • Reply Danielle December 7, 2014 at 7:37 am

      I’d drink Avgas too. You and I could have a wild party. Hendrix and Avgas. (That is an awesome name for Raffles’ first album!)

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  • Reply Annéka April 29, 2015 at 10:26 am

    Danielle, I’ve only found you recently but I thought I would join in. Hope that’s okay!

    Last book I read: The Brave by Nicholas Evans. Brilliant writing, couldn’t put it down, made me want to cry. Still managed to get a library fine for taking it back late.

    Favourite alcohol: Hi Wine-sister! Pinot Gris for White, Bubbles always, Merlot or Rioja for red, vodka for spirits.

    PJs or nude? I’m sure my husband would love it if I slept nude but for some reason I can’t do it. I don’t like the creases all over my body in the am. So slouchy pants and a top in winter, shorts in summer. I wish I could wear one of those silky dress things but it’d end up round my boobs, not great.

    Car: Oh lord. Um. I’ve always been an Audi lover so I guess an R8. But I’d go for A4!

    Last Album: I’m not falling by Paul McDonald and Nikki Reed. Beautiful, soulful.

    Why? Because I love your words. There’s no shitting around with you. You tell it how it is. You make me laugh, you make me feel. I love feelings. And connecting.

    • Reply Danielle April 30, 2015 at 1:06 pm

      You betcha! Hi Anneka, so lovely to have almost met you, my wine sister x

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