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31 January 2015 @ 10:36 pm
Vote night  
Watching the state election night coverage tonight; at present the ALP is one seat away from forming government in a real surprise result. No surprise that the premier lost his own seat as there was a hell of a lot of dislike for him, but the overall result I wouldn't have foretold. Even the bookies had the LNP at $1.10 and ALP at $3.30.

What annoyed me, though, was the coverage on the news. "Oh here's a politician, let's ask him some serious questions. Oh here's another one, let's ask him some serious questions too. Oh here's Kate Jones, who is running against the premier, she's wearing a similar dress to the premier's wife". Really? Better vote for her then.

When I first switched the tv on before the news started, "George Gently" was screening. I stuck around for Martin Shaw and scored a bonus Mark Gatiss. Nice.

I found a fantastic little shop today called The Happy Herb Hut, and they were very happy to sell me an owl carved from amethyst, a couple of patchouli soaps and a marvellous pyramid-shaped candle; it stands about 30cm high on a square base, and due to all of the lumpy coloured bits in the wax it forms a weird lunar landscape as it burns down. Trouble is it's almost too pretty to burn.

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dolly_daydreamdollidaydream on January 31st, 2015 03:45 pm (UTC)
That's a very pretty pink votive holder. I love candles. They warm the room and I like the quality of the light, too. They de-stress me after a hard day at work. The owl sounds lovely. :)
miwahni: Random Rainbow Earthmiwahni on February 2nd, 2015 11:19 am (UTC)
I love candles too, especially scented one.

That votive holder is actually a deep shade of purple but it glows pink when the candle is lit. It's so pretty! I have four of them and when they're all lit they cast a lovely soft glow.
Strike while the irony is hot: [EMATE] CUPPAdraycevixen on January 31st, 2015 03:53 pm (UTC)

I always thought UK politics were amusing enough but US politics have really pushed me over the edge. I can't believe some of the things they get away with saying.

As to the candle, that's why I stopped buying shaped candles. I wouldn't burn them and then they'd hang around so long they'd start fading. That candle is really pretty though. :D
miwahni: Random Rainbow Earthmiwahni on February 2nd, 2015 11:21 am (UTC)
Ah yes, US politics. *nods*. Sadly our prime minister would give your last President a good run for his money in the gaffe stakes.

My biggest problem with candles, especially shaped ones, is that they'd often melt from the daytime temps before I got around to burning them. Not this time, though, I'm determined to enjoy this one.
Trepkos: Arthur and Kai smiletrepkos on January 31st, 2015 06:22 pm (UTC)
So, the LNP were the bad guys, right? This is a good result?
miwahni: Random Rainbow Earthmiwahni on February 2nd, 2015 11:23 am (UTC)
Depends on your point of view, I guess. *g* Yes, it is a good result from my POV. The LNP at state level has been combative, arrogant, high-handed, and very unpopular as a result.
kiwisue: Fire in the Holekiwisue on January 31st, 2015 06:29 pm (UTC)
My Queensland friends are just about bouncing with happiness and almost everyone else I know (a couple of LNP voters excluded) is hoping that a federal backlash will take out Tony before he does another embarassing thing.

Candle is pretty.
miwahni: Random Rainbow Earthmiwahni on February 2nd, 2015 11:29 am (UTC)
Personally I'd like to see Abbott remain as PM until the next election - I think the national Labor party would have a much tougher time if up against a real quality opponent like Malcolm Turnbull, or even Julie Bishop. Even so it's hard to work out exactly what the LNP stands for, it seems to change on a weekly basis.
lilliarosa: Blackcatlilliarosa on February 2nd, 2015 07:24 pm (UTC)
That's a very pretty candle - and what a sweet cat. I'd love to see Amethyst Owl. :)
miwahnimiwahni on February 3rd, 2015 10:15 am (UTC)
I picked the cat up in Thailand, many years ago - I loved the shape and the feel of it.
Not able to get a good photo of the owl as it's tiny, only about three cm high, and my camera won't focus properly on it - this is as good as it gets:
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lilliarosa: Owlslilliarosa on February 3rd, 2015 03:21 pm (UTC)
Oh, it's delightful!
miwahni: pagan owlmiwahni on February 3rd, 2015 08:32 pm (UTC)
It's a lot more delightful in real life, I promise. *g*. Not so fuzzy around the edges, for starters, and a bit more detail.
lilliarosa: Sunlittreeslilliarosa on February 4th, 2015 12:03 am (UTC)
I used my imagination for the details. :) I took a photo of my crystals today. I've collected quite a few.
miwahni: pagan owlmiwahni on February 4th, 2015 11:54 am (UTC)
I hope you post the photo, I'd like to see that.
lilliarosalilliarosa on February 5th, 2015 10:03 pm (UTC)
ooh, I may do... or I could send you a pic.
miwahni: pagan blodeueddmiwahni on February 7th, 2015 08:53 am (UTC)
Or that, too! miwahni at gmail dot com will find me :-)