Words of Wisdom

Youth is wasted on the young.

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

There's Nothing Like Gilbert and Sullivan in the 'Cheer You Up' Stakes (oh and by the way, we found my phone!)

Hooray for the 'Find My iphone' app! (by the way, am I the only one who wants to type 'Phind my iphone'?). Last night my friend called to say she had been contacted by a woman whose 14 year old daughter had been naive enough to buy my phone over the internet! Once she had it home and tried to activate it, the 'Find My iphone' app kicked in and told her the device was lost, giving her my friend's number to contact. Salient lesson for Miss 14 who had paid $250 of her hard earned pocket money to buy the phone.

It's all been handed over to the Police and I will get my phone back, but during the week, a wonderful friend gave me a spare iphone 5 she had lying around after an upgrade, so I am less desperate to reclaim my baby and more inclined to donate it to the silly 14 year old girl.
But......
Will that reinforce the lesson about internet purchases that she needs to learn? Probably not........

Meanwhile, I am soothing my soul by creating very silly sets for our local Light Opera Society again. I must say, I've seen worse....

Day one of the set up for The Mikado:


Enter a myriad of players. Average age 58.


The orchestra has never been so 'well contained'...hahahahaha




"Tell us about it KoKo...."




And tomorrow the builders arrive. Here are the 'before' photos.....


This is looking into the kitchen from the strangely designed eating area, or seating area....or corridor. However you see it...

And this is looking back out from the kitchen into the weird area, which we are currently using as a computer 'nook'.
The idea is to remove the wall/arch, replace the benchtops and update the splashbacks.
Stay tuned for developments, starting tomorrow!




3 comments:

Jill Morgenstern said...

Wait where did the brick come from? We have something really similar in our house in the wet bar. Very pretty sets!

Stacy said...

The sets look great, and YAY! for finding your phone. I wouldn't let her have the phone, actually. It reinforces that you can get away with buying stolen goods if the person is nice enough to let you. It should have been a big bright warning sign, and her parents should have known better than to let her get it.

Arizaphale said...

Oh my Stacy you are SO right! Mind you it is a harsh lesson....