Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Looking inward

Spring is in the air and it's time to change stuff around
I got my friend Marissa to make me up some cardboard curtains and some other little carnival pieces for my shop, she has done a great job and I am very happy with how it turned out

Friday, August 26, 2011

The finish of the first Tour de France 1903

" The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious.It is the source of all true art and science.He to whom this emotion is a stranger,who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe,is as good as dead:his eyes are closed."
Albert Einstein

Thursday, August 25, 2011


We are all guilty at some time of wallowing in our own self pity, thinking we are having such a bad time , then it happens a big slap in the face a reminder that life is precious and you need to celebrate it.
My thoughts are with a dear friend of mine who lost her sister yesterday.
All my love

"And when the stream; Which overflowed the soul was passed away, A consciousness remained that it had left, Deposited upon the silent shore; Of memory, images and precious thoughts, That shall not die, and cannot be destroyed."
William Wordsworth.

Made in Australia

I got these musettes made up from those lovely people Ron D Swan.
They have a reflective band and some shameless advertising on them.
RRP $35

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Splash of colour

Another week...

I am the kind of person who wears my heart on my sleeve,you know were you stand with me good or bad.
I set Northside up over a year ago and like most things in life it's not a given and you have to learn to take the crunchy with the smooth.
Northside is not a shop for everyone but to be honest I like it that way , in recent months I have thought about closing the doors and moving on.
I am lucky I have a good bunch of people around me plus my mentally insane lovable dog Sparky to keep me smiling through shitty times.
I don't know where Northside will take me but for the moment I am enjoying the people who come through my door and into my life.
So in those great words from Albert Einstein
"Life is like riding a bicycle in order to keep your balance you must keep moving forward"

Friday, August 12, 2011

A worthy winner

"O what a glory doth this world put on; For him who, with a fervent heart, does forth; Under the bright and glorious sky, and looks; On duties well performed, and days well spent!; For him the wind, ay, and the yellow leaves, Shall have a voice, and give him eloquent teachings."

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

On ya bike

" Those who wish to control their own lives and move beyond existence as mere clients and consumers - those people ride a bike "
Wolfgang Sachs

made by hand

My friend Hannah from Hannmaid
made these lovely Ltd Edition yellow musettes $30
We also have her cycling inspired cufflinks $49
I will use my musette on Friday as I head down to Fed Square and
Yell For Cadel !!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Sparky turns 6

Happy Birthday Mate !!

"I think we are drawn to dogs because they are the uninhibited creatures we might be if we weren't certain we knew better."
George Bird Evans

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Hell for leather

" The pleasure of cycling will come from exerting yourself,violently at times,but you must always be in control,so as not to exhaust your physical and mental resources too soon "
Docteur Ruffier
Voyage a bicyclette 1928

The seven commandments of Velocio

1. Few stops and short,so as not to lose your 'drive'
2. Eat little and often.Eat before getting hungry,drink before you are thirsty
3. Never ride until you are so tired that you cannot eat or sleep
4. Put on extra clothing before feeling cold,take some off before getting hot.Do not be afraid of exposing your skin to the sun,air and rain
5. Do not drink wine,eat meat or smoke,at any time while in the saddle
6. Never rush things.Ride within yourself,particularly during the first few hours of a ride when you feel strong and tempted to force the pace
7. Never pedal out of vanity