Monday, 14 September 2015

Melbourne Aquarium

A couple weeks ago, as we were missing travelling, James and I took the time to act as tourists in our own city. I had never been to the aquarium in Melbourne and James hadn't been for ages so we grabbed out the camera and headed off into the city to the Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium!

 It's located on the north bank of the Yarra river which runs along the south edge of the city. It's a beautiful walk from Flinders St Station past some sculptures and under bridges. However, the entrance to the aquarium is off Flinders Street so you have to either turn off at the signs down a little path or walk all the way around the aquarium (guess which one James and I did not having read the signs properly...).

Once we (finally) got inside, we enjoyed looking at all of the sea life common to the area and some from other near by seas. We took part in the Art Aquarium, where I drew a mermaid inside the fish shape I was given, and we even got to see the baby penguins being fed. There are lots of those little domes where you can put your head into the the tank which was a great way for me to get my mermaid fix! 

It's smaller than the Sydney Aquarium but it was a really fun experience. Going during the week meant it wasn't really crowded and since it's right near the city you're a stone throw away from cheap food for lunch! It was a great way to feel like we were travelling without having to really go anywhere.

Vixen Dress: Made by me
Cardigan: Bought AGES ago at Forever 21
Brooch: Sandy the Seahorse by Erstwilder
Fake Samantha Vega Sailor Moon Backpack:  from eBay
Giorgio Armani Sunglasses: Op Shop
Converse: Urban Outfitters

Monday, 29 June 2015

Oz Comic Con

Yesterday, my friend and I had a blast at Oz Comic Con
Both of us had been to conventions before but Oz Comic Con truly impressed us with their organization. There was plenty of space, it didn't feel packed so you could move between stalls pretty easily, they had an incredible app (!!!), and lines for panels weren't crazy long!

Seriously though, that app! All of the information you wanted was at your finger tips. You didn't have to go searching through the paper guide to try to find what you were looking for. It was organized under multiple sections so you could find what you wanted quickly and easily. Also, you could organize your own schedule before the event. Friday, I went through and put in all of the panels we wanted to see and set in app alerts for when we wanted to line up. I was so impressed! It is the most informed I have felt before a con and it was all so easy! I was never expecting that when I downloaded the app. 

Aside from the fabulous app, we also thoroughly enjoyed the con. The stalls were really interesting, the panels were fun, and there were lots of things to see and get excited about. Lots of people had amazing costumes! We got to talk to some local artists about their work and buy some of their stuff. I got a Princess Bubblegum mug and Card Wars, it was great!

I went dressed as Sailor Jupiter and had a fabulous moment where after walking past the Sailor Moon signing section and being told they were about to head to lunch the lovely Linda Ballantyne, who voiced Sailor Moon in Sailor Moon S, ran over to me and gave me a hug exclaiming, "Jupiter!" and told me she didn't want me to miss out so she brought the other two voice actors that were there, Katie Griffin (Sailor Mars) and Toby Proctor (Tuxedo Mask), to say hello. It was very kind of her and meant a lot that she took the time to do that. 

I so recommend going it when it comes around again. It was crazy fun!

*All opinions are my own. Comic Con has not asked me to say any of this. I just really enjoyed myself and really liked the app!

Monday, 22 June 2015


So, I failed to blog yesterday. But you know what? That's ok. I ended up getting my butt into gear on a few pressing projects and I'm happy with how far I've gotten with those. I'm also really proud of myself for blogging as much as I did. 

I think this week was a really good learning curve for me. I worked out that I sometimes put too much pressure on myself to blog and it should be easy and fun. It wasn't always easy this week. I think Thursday was when I hit a bit of a wall but I worked through it and I'm happy with what I generated.

Now, I'm off to go finish packing that box so I can send it to the USA tomorrow!

Planner from Kikki K 

Saturday, 20 June 2015

City Escape

A few weekends ago, James and I went down to the Mornington Peninsula with some friends of mine. My grandparents have a house down there so we stayed over Saturday night. 

Sunday was spent exploring the surrounding area including Arthur's Seat and Main Ridge, where we went to the Pig and Whistle for lunch. It was nice having a brief escape from the city.

Dress: Deathrose Vintage (I am in love with this dress and this shop!)
Cardigan: Made by Me
Coat: Op Shop
Boots: Wittner