One last Osaka post

This is the last of the posts I wrote in Japan. Seeing it lurking in my drafts folder is making me pine to be back there and I need to purge-post before I can move on with the shiny new year.

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Yesterday we caught the train to Nara with N, a friend of ours. Here she is helping the Baby feed a deer. I am standing a few feet away behind the camera because the deer in Nara are terrifying and the last time we were here one bit me on the arse. I was pretty sure the Baby would be fine though.

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Everyone was in Nara to see the Autumn colours that day. So. Many. Cameras. I can't deny it was lovely though.

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Here's an outfit with some more Autumn colour. Plus a bonus Baby rushing past on important Baby business.

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While we are on the subject of my infant son. He's developed an rather extreme finger up nose habit this past week. Frankly, it's been interfering with my holiday snaps.

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He's always sucked those two middle fingers but never plugged his nostril like this before. What should I do?

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I made a deal with myself re: shopping that I wouldn't buy anything wintery and ridiculous that I couldn't wear for summer at home. Whoops. Hello grey Zara poncho with sparkly sleeves.

Everyone in Osaka is wearing ugg boots on the street at the moment.

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When the hand of god offers you a piece of sushi I think you ignore it at your peril.

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We did as we were told.

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Stendig calendar and other living room bits

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Good morning, Happy New Year. I was in bed by 11.30pm last night because I'm super hardcore these days. Baby likes to wake up with the sun at the moment though, so I'm just as tired as if I'd partied late.

To prepare for the first of the first I hung up my 2013 Stendig calendar yesterday.

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It's big. I knew it was big when I ordered it but Wow, it seems even larger in real life. When I first hung it here I wasn't sure about it on this wall, but it's growing on me every time I see it.

I ordered mine from Need Supply. It looks like they are sold out there now but I found it on quite a few websites before Christmas.

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I'm constantly rearranging this room. Yesterday I picked up this pair of green velvet chairs at the oppie. Hitting up the op-shops immediately after the Christmas/New Year break is extremely necessary. So much spring cleaning goodness to be had.

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J hates the chairs but I adore them. I'd love to find another pair in a different colour, mustard yellow perhaps? purple?. I'm putting it out there to the op shop gods to provide.

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Just some lazy hipster wash tape wall art.

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This is what the other view of the room looks like. I made a bunch of new cushion covers before Christmas with remmants I picked up at the Black and Spiro Christmas flea and some Japanese kimono scraps I brought back from Osaka.

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Also? I finally got around to tarting up this op-shopped rocking horse. Here's what she looked like before.

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As long as you don't look too closely at my varnishing work I think it came out OK. Rather than try to repair the sharp and broken bits of cane I just gave her some ribbon bandages because scars are cool.