José y Nora's Navidad.

You guy, are the greatest. Merry Christmas to you too.



Completely exhausted.

Bring on Santa. Merry Christmas everyone. Thank you for all the support this year. It's been a gooden.


Condensed milk.

I just put condensed milk in my tea. I wouldn't recommend it but for a tea emergency it's like milk and sugar at once.

Happy 23rd of December. Two more sleeps till face stuffing commences.


Kute kiwi.

Gave me the loveliest Christmas present! And she really didn't need too! Two giant map books and one of her super candy cane decorations. I'm wrapped! Har hars.

Check out her loveliness here.

Nearly there.

It's nearly Christmas and I'm nearly off on my adventure! To Ireland, England, Germany and Nepal I go!

Packing must begin.

 But there are still many maps to make, and Christmas presents to wrap!



I tried to impress my boyfriend by skate boarding to the shop this morning for some milk. I fell off. You cannot see the graze on my hand in this picture but it was seepy and there was skin not attached as it should be!


It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

We've finally got our Christmas tree at my flat, a wee one that costed a bomb but for the smell Christmas it's given our house it's worth it I say! Plus the lovely decorations I got in Mexico last year now have a place to stay for a wee while.

And in the spirit of Christmas I've decided to do a little giving. This wee blog now has 95 (formal blogger followers) and my wee facebook page 75 likers. Thanks guys! I never thought wee Make Believe could be so grand! So I've decided to put together a Post Christmas Hamper O' Goodies (hamper is such a lovely word) to be given away when either one hits 100 because 100 is a very nice number.

Oo I'm waffling on, as I do. Every liker and every follower will be put into the draw- so if you follow in another manor please like Make Believe on facebook to 'be in to win'.

I have not yet complied said hamper but I image it to have a bit of everything, a map! some map magnets! a charm necklace or two! cards! a trip fund jar (if I don't sell the lot this Sunday) etc etc. Perhaps it shall be called 'whatever I can find hamper'.

Unfortunately there is a bit of a catch with the size of the map and bottle to post overseas, so if the winner is further a field they will receive everything but those bad boys and then I shall redraw for a lucky runner up based in NZ. I hope that sounds alright!

Right that's it, I'm off! Enjoy your weeks folks!


Come to the last Kraftbomb of the year. 11-2 this Sunday, Grey Lynn Community Centre.


Me atop the bridge.

In a fox mask.. because why not! I think I might just have to purchase one of these. Thanks Marathon Photos!


My Week With Marilyn

Sorry for so many videos, but this one I'd very much like to see!

Beirut - Santa Fe

Can't believe I missed out!


A bit lovely.

I have a bit of a think for the guys in the suits! :P

ahem.. a thing!

Untitled from Heart of the City on Vimeo.


That's huge!

I picked up the three giant beast maps today for tomorrow. I hope to photograph them to share with you but think its best they stay in their bubble till the morning. This is not black mail to make you come to the market, though it does sound like it a bit!

Come one, come all!

It's tomorrow!

I pledge.

and second hand! And I pledge - (lettering from Ornamelle)


The time is nigh.

For me to bike across the harbour. I'm not a single bit ready (for the whole 15km, I know I'm being dramatic) and I'll no doubt be exhausted from the market. Ah!

All go.

It's all go here at Camp Make Believe, in prep for this Saturdays market. Some things for show in tell!

Come along, come along. I'll be doing a large bit of Christmas shopping too! 11am - 3pm Aotea Centre.
And enjoy the Random Acts on in the square too! A lovely guy I know is one of The Bizness trio. Oh I do love Christmas!

My floor is once again covered in printed postcards trying to dry and the trip fund bottles are back plus there will be maps galore folks, galore! (great word no?)


Alright, alright but there's a market this Saturday!



Tonight I'm going to see Submarine. I could not be more excited.

Submarine - Trailer from Ante-Cinema on Vimeo.

And this morning I found a new huge op-shop I'd never visited before! It was so great. Delta Ave, New Lynn for local Aucklanders!


Gosh seems like I'm always after a vote or two! I don't think I mentioned so here I go, that the ol' street style blog was been nominated for Concrete Playgrounds web awards.

If you'd like to vote for me/it have a look here! And please vote for all the other wonderful blogs on there too. Thank you!

Harriet Falvey.

My Harriet Falvey jumper purchase arrived from Onceit finally (only finally because I was desperate to receive it!). It's great! Perfect summer pullover I say! Welcome to my wardrobe, I think we will be the best of friends.

Rainy days.

So we've had some rainy days, that's enough for now thanks!

But I did find a lovely new task to complete on all rainy days from now on. Picking flowers from around my neighbourhood for friends, from very full bushes only of course.


Hey cupid.

Shoot me with this arrow would you?

I've been waiting for this bad boy to be avaliable for ages. Finally it's in Odette's store. Grand! And I believe (if you love it too) you can get a discount by putting in 'GIFTED' at the checkout. Yus.

Twitter genius.


Not sure if I've talked about this much but I work for a wonderful wee company called Pauanesia. The store and brand celebrates New Zealand with an ever-changing array of home textiles, ceramics, jewellery and craft and I think it's pretty bloomin' good. As a work place and a company.

Anyhoo- I've been working hard with the owner and Zeald to put together our brand spanking new website. It's just been launched and I reckon you might like it- or your mum will!

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