I had some of our family over for lunch for my father's birthday over the weekend and I thought I would try something different for the table setting. I used a fuchsia table cloth from Market Import. Most unlike me, colour wise, but it suited the beautiful sunny spring day. The little milk bottle vase is from Ada & Darcy.
(lunch setting Sunday 21 November 2010)
The colour also suited the conversation, which was a typically lively one. All current topics were covered (the Greens, climate change, asylum seekers, planning approvals, the Federal minority government, violence in children's movies, the forthcoming State election and so on). I felt a bit like I had gone 10 rounds at the end. In a good way.
I have changed my training spot in the mornings, we now do it in Alexandra Avenue near Morell Bridge in South Yarra. The other day my trainer, who like all trainers I suspect is not prone to exaggeration, said to me 'Look at that vista, Jane. This must be the best place to train in the world'. So I took a photo this morning to show you all.
(View of part of the city taken from Morell Bridge, 6.04 am)
(view of some of the rowers on the Yarra River)
Now, to the point of this post. Yes, it has a point.
A couple of weeks ago I had a severe bout of gastro. After I recovered I made the mistake of looking in the mirror. Looking back at me was Actual Death. So I went straight to High Street where every second shop is a beauty salon, and immediately got a facial. The excellent lady also sold me many Vitamin C, Vitamin A, soothing, cleansing bits of cream and potion.
After a week of ill judged and overzealous application of the
I was getting reasonably desperate and then I remembered this product, currently residing in my daughter's room. Lucas Pawpaw Ointment is made of fermented paw paw (papaya). It is spruiked as great for 'boils, burns, chaffings, cuts, cracked skin, gravel rash, splinters, open wounds, insect bits and nappy rash'. I use it all the time on the children's bottoms and elbows.
I slathered it over my face and two days later, my skin is perfect.
The ointment is made in Brisbane, you can read about it here.
I love this stuff so much I want to share it with you. I realise that if you live in Australia you can buy it very cheaply from the local chemist. But still you can NEVER have too much.
If you leave a comment, and are a follower, I will put you in the draw to win the biggest tub I can find plus a handy purse tube.
Giveaway is open until close of business 29 November 2010. If you post about it, you get an extra entry.