Monday, March 7, 2011
Labour Day; to commemorate the rights of workers, is always held here in Western Australia on the first Monday in March. So, that is today, people... Specifically celebrating the utopian ideal for all workers of a day comprising eight hours for work, eight hours for recreation and eight hours for rest, introduced at various dates during the late 1800's for various states throughout Australia... And pondering this titbit of history brings me naturally around to the subject of, well really people, what would we do without Wikipedia, hmmm? Such a modern-day marvel... Trivial information, tantalisingly eluding one's memory, is now but a google away. Not that the history behind this day is trivial, far from it, but you know what I mean... I mean that all these sorts of historical dates and events we had to memorise in primary school and probably had to write multitude little projects on to drill it into our young brains so that we could just pluck out said information easily in the future... sadly optimistic, as these facts are often lost to me now and have to be looked up each time all over again. Well, realistically my amnesia for historical facts was a career choice; ask me a chemistry question and I'm OK but history has been a long-closed book...
Having to look it up just now was good for me because I'll probably remember it now...!
Whatever, we took the opportunity to go kayaking out on the river with some friends, followed by brekkie at a divine little cafe on the water's edge. It's been one of those magical mornings.
And although you can't see them in the photo, my bathers (worn for the actual kayaking) are on underneath my shorts and top too, so unlike other days in which my underthings are shop-bought, this is a wholly me-made day!
(Oh, and re the original look of these bathers, I've long since taken out those bra cups. They were moving around during swimming and bugging me.)
Top; Burda 7834, silver crepe, and striped cotton/spandex trim, a review of this pattern is here
Shorts; Burda 7723 modified to be more flared, charcoal grey gabardine