Monday, 26 September 2011

Big Week

This week I'm so excited because Sam and I are guest posting over on the Design Files for Island Menu one of my most favourite blogs ever.

I'm also excited cause DJ Shadow is live at the wireless on triple j tonight and he is seriously good, I wish I had made the decision to go to Melbourne to see him rather than dither around about it until it was too late! oh well.

A good monday!

Sunday, 25 September 2011


In the last two weekends I have been to Bunnings twice, generally I think I might go once a year! The reason for the trips is the $4.95 ranunculus plants, a white one last weekend and a red/orange one this week, slightly cheaper than market flowers and a little different too. And I think the red one looks kinda good stuck in the orla storage jar!

Can't believe the weekend is over already, have a great week!

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Sorry for the lack of posts this week, I had to send my computer to the mac shop for a few days and now it is back home and functioning as it should, such a relief, a new computer was definitely not in the budget!

Also I feel I should clarify my reference to kitchen chaos in my last post because I realise by saying that I sound like a bit of a burke! : ) Perhaps it was more of a feeling I was experiencing, I was cooking on the table because the bench was completely covered in mess I think that is the shot I should have taken instead....probably/definitely not as nice though! Next time.

Monday, 19 September 2011


Lots of cooking going on this weekend: porridge with blueberries and golden syrup, the best bread for home baking (more on that later) and some new things for Island Menu. In the middle above you can see the behind the scenes chaos! I'm not a tidy cook unfortunately : )

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Head Fog

One more day till the weekend, thank goodness! I've have been in a bad sinus head fog all week and it makes me so tired, that and the new neighbours party last night, I feel like such a grandma but really isn't 1am too late for pumping music on a wednesday? Tonight I got home from work and actually took these photographs, that means it is getting much lighter finally, I'm quite excited about that!

This weekend I'm looking forward to maybe baking some bread (I think the one in the 3191Q with pumpkin, sesame and flax seed crust), reading, some shopping and probably a big sleep in (or two) oh and hopefully Submarine. Bring it on I say.

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

two good things in one

Beautiful Bon Iver sans vocoder (it always amazes me why people who can sing use those things!) and beautiful Iceland to go with it. oh now I really want to go back.

Monday, 12 September 2011

Sunday, 11 September 2011

Le Sofa

So after going on and on about it for goodness knows how long, here it finally is! A shot of my new sofa. We are starting to get along a bit better now after the initial shock of 'my goodness it's a french behemoth'. Sure it isn't the sleek stylish scandinavian piece I had in mind but I suspect in summer when the sun streams through that window it will be a prime spot for reading. Perhaps it just needs a few more cheerful cushions....I'm still not 100%...!

By the way please excuse the so so shots, it seems to be quite difficult to photograph. Oh yeah and my beat up architraves!

Wednesday, 7 September 2011


A rather random collection of things I have my eye on right now:
art history poster
tote bag
saltwater sandals

Tuesday, 6 September 2011


The pie recipe is up on Island Menu, if you are interested.

Sunday, 4 September 2011

This weekend.....

crazy grey skies
a celebratory evening on Bruny Island
lemon/passionfruit meringue pie
Skins season 5
not enough sleep

Thursday, 1 September 2011


Happy September!

I’m ok with claiming that September 1st means spring! The weather might not have co-operated today but I’m sure it will (staying optimistic!). So here are some seriously beautiful floral arrangements I pinned a while ago from honey of a thousand flowers. When thinking about to write about earlier today the line from the Devil Wears Prada came into my head, you know something along the lines of “florals for spring….how original”. Nothing wrong with florals for spring I say! : )