Friday, 29 January 2010
Wednesday, 27 January 2010
My four day weekend vanished in the blink of an eye it wasn’t particularly busy but it was fun:
· I went on a road trip to the Evandale market – no big treasures but did pick up some cute little fluted pie tins and some fantastic apricots and blueberries.
· visited the museum - some things haven’t changed since I was five
· made an orange and almond cake that needed to be both gluten and dairy free, and involved boiling oranges for over an hour… it turned out pretty yum
and went to an Aus Day bbq and listened to the hottest 100 (yay Mumfords!)
Now I’m finding it really hard to get back into a routine again, and am a bit confused as to what day it is, it feels like a Monday!
Saturday, 23 January 2010
I hope everyone is having a lovely weekend, mine is four days long and I'm so pleased! I've spent today rescuing my 20+ year old billy bookcase from collapse, the poor thing had far too much weight and it wasn't helped at all by my flats wonky floor! So I'm having a bit of a storage crisis at the moment, does anyone have any good rental storage suggestions? There are no in-built cupboards at all and no room for more furniture....
Wednesday, 20 January 2010
Please excuse my little break, it really wasn’t intentional but I only came home to my flat late last night after house-sitting/kitty-sitting and I’ve learnt that blogging from a foreign computer is just not something I can do!
I wanted to share a few links, I love all these things so much:
* Lena's vintage napkins - the print is gorgeous
* Ingrid's house on sfgirlbybay, so amazing
* pink clouds by Alessandra, so pretty and dreamy, and I am so tempted : )
* Stephanie's little leaves
oh yeah and I've been listening to Ian Brown's My Way which i'm really liking a lot.
I hope everyone's having a great week!
Tuesday, 12 January 2010
This week has felt like it’s been about twenty years long…ok that’s an exaggeration but it’s felt long and really hot and I’m currently housesitting/catsitting for my parents which means I’ve been back and forth between two places. Reality has definitely kicked in. There my whinging is done!
On the brightside the white cover for my couch is starting to come together, there's still a lot to do but I am excited, oh and I splurged and got the cushion with the pom pom from castle and things. I really love their products and would love some of their artwork but that definitely isn't in the budget right now.
Saturday, 9 January 2010
This house was in the December issue of real living and it's someone's holiday house! Can you imagine a holiday house like this, I think it's gorgeous. Anyway I am attempting to spend the day cleaning my own little flat, but I've been sidetracked by going out to buy a few new frames (after seeing Katja's lovely picture wall I'm determined to get my own organised) and internet browsing...somehow that seems far more appealing than loads of washing! I hope you're having a lovely weekend!
Thursday, 7 January 2010
I can't believe tomorrow is friday and my holidays are disappearing far too quickly, I'm dreading reality on monday. I think this year is going to have to be a year of big changes!
Anyway I've been eking out the past few days baking cinnamon buns, making homemade pasta, bolognaise and soup with my roast tomatoes, walking and more reading and after seeing Fantastic Mr Fox I had to rewatch the Darjeeling Limited and loved it even better this time around. It's been pretty relaxing round here.
Wednesday, 6 January 2010
So the hang it all is now hung and I love it! I used those command hooks that aren't supposed to leave a mark so I could put it in the hall (the room with no picture rails and no hooks at all). I think perhaps it's a tad crooked so don't look too closely!
Also does anyone know any good pomegranate recipes? I found some at the supermaket yesterday, i've never seen them here before so I was quite excited.
Sunday, 3 January 2010
Summer holidays are good for:
:: reading lots of books
:: seeing Fantastic Mr Fox (brilliant!)
:: sitting in the wonderful sunshine
:: ice creams
:: sewing new couch covers
:: roasting tomatoes
....and I started a tumblr, so if I'm not here I do plan to post an inspirational picture there every day for the coming year.
I hope everyone had a wonderful new years!