Australian Haul: The Little Things

I’ve been debating doing this post for long enough because I wasn’t sure if anyone would be interested. I had a lot of fun playing around with Instagram though, so I thought I might as well share.

The big picture: Penny Token, Lace Tape (2), Necklace (2), Watch, Bracelet, Alarm, Wooden Bookmark, Dracula’s Cabaret postcard.


Penny Token:

This is what an Australian penny looked like in the year I was born. On the back of the cover is a list of historically significant things that happened during this year:

  • War hero ‘Weary’ Dunlop dies aged 86
  • Unknown Soldier interred at Australian War Memorial
  • Allan Border becomes top test scorer with 10,000 runs
  • High Court Mabo decision establishes native title
  • Sydney wins bid as venue for 2000 Summer Olympics


Lace Tape:

I think I’ve mentioned that I love decorating my room. I’m always looking out for artsy stationery items to do this and this is one of my favourites. They also come in handy in other craft work.

I bought them in two designs.


Feminine Necklace:

Most of the time, I’m not very girly in my choice of accessories, but I admired this one at the HK airport for so long that I finally decided to buy it. I’m not sure when I’ll be inclined to wear it, but my mother has expressed interest in borrowing it, so I’m sure it won’t lack use.


Wooden Bookmark:

I deliberately forget to bring a bookmark when traveling so that when I eventually get tired of using tickets and bills, I’ll remember to buy one where ever I’m at. It’s a great way to sub-consciously dwell on travel memories when I’m reading a book at home. At the time, it found a place in The Perks of Being a Wallflower, in case you’re curious.


Watch-Bracelet Combo:

I never wear a watch because I can’t help glancing at it at inappropriate moments. If I need to check the time, I use my phone. But, this one was just whimsical enough to convert me. The moon and stars make me think of sweet, innocent times. It was also a steal, at 15$.


Three-Part Bracelet:

I bought this at the same place and, I think, for the same price. It’s slightly grungier than its calculating counterpart.


Alarm Clock:

This minuscule item was purchased out of boredom and curiosity at the post office. It does work, but I keep it more for its cuteness than utility.


Vintage Necklace:

I prefer a black chain to a silver one on most days and I’ve been wearing this one almost every other day since I got it. I love the outlined tree pendant. To me it says “Be natural.”



This is the bill folder at Dracula’s Cabaret, that carries instructions to be used as a postcard if desired. I chose to keep it. That was a fun night.


Almost forgot about these. I can’t recall what they’re called, but they’re usually available at any tourist spot. I got one at the Sky Tower, one at the Sydney Aquarium and one at a theater.


I know this isn’t what I normally do, but I hope it has sufficiently sustained your interest.



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