As we edge ever closer to the weekend, I have so many exciting things planned that I can barely concentrate on what I have just done in this past week! Honestly, it's been a bit of a quiet one, which you can probably tell based on the small amount of photos here, but all in all I'm feeling pretty cheerful! I actually managed to get a good start on my Christmas shopping this week - I've picked up presents for my parents and my sister, now I've just got to work out what I'm buying my boyfriend...hmmm...
1. I don't take advantage of the Queen Victoria Market as much as I should, considering it's only a ten minute tram ride from my house. I did go this weekend though, and picked up some incredible produce and some gorgeous flowers to brighten up my house.
2. Bought tickets to see Alt-J next year - coincidentally, the concert falls on my birthday! I actually bought my mum a ticket as a Christmas present too, so I didn't feel too guilty spending money on myself at the same time!
3. I feel like I make a pilgrimage to the Victoria Gardens Ikea twice a year, and found myself this passed Sunday making the familiar journey out there. I picked up a new desk (more on that later) and a bunch of other house things that I desperately needed - there's only so long you can use old jam jars as glasses.
4. The Latin America & Spanish Festival was a huge event over the weekend on Johnson Street, and it was so much fun! It ended up raining on the Saturday evening when I was there, but I didn't really mind as I had my umbrella and the rain drew everyone away from the food stalls, allowing me to take my pick!
5. I've been trying to incorporate some vegetarian days into my routine each week, and this week even bumped it up to two days with the help of some delicious falafel and tabouli!
6. How good is the new Azealia Banks album? I feel like I've been waiting forever for it to come out, it's hard to believe 212 was two years ago. This album has been on high rotation since it came out!
7. A TV program called First Contact aired on SBS this week, which was a huge deal for me as I work for the network and I know how much hard work and love has been put into this series. For those who don't know, First Contact shines a light on the deep divide between Indigenous Australians and the rest of the nation by taking six non-Indigenous people and immersing them into Aboriginal Australia for the first time. An utterly fascinating documentary, and often hard to watch in parts due to the incredibly ignorant statements made by some of the cast.