Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Catching Up

My apologies for being a slack blogger lately, it seems that cold/hayfever I had didn’t disappear rather it turned into a sinus infection and I’ve been feeling pretty blah. But I think I’m on the mend and looking forward to catching up on all the new posts and writing back to emails and getting my head back in this space. December tomorrow, can't quite believe that!

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Island Menu Christmas Cards

I am very excited to share a little project Sam and I have been working on for Island Menu over the past few recipe cards. Yes thinking about christmas that far in advance was no easy task (for us!) but we got there in the end and I am so proud of the results. I can vouch that each recipe on the cards is worth giving a whurl, but I particularly love the champagne poached salmon...totally decadent and perfect for that time of year, ooh and the cocktail of course! If you are interested you can purchase them here.

Sunday, 20 November 2011

This weekend.....

was a Bruny Island weekend, so nice to get away, and I managed to kick my bad hayfever/cold I had at the end of last week. The boys caught some calamari and now it's sitting in my fridge waiting for me to come up with an idea of how to cook it.

Wednesday, 16 November 2011


Really love these graphic pvc storage baskets from Varpunen, that top one in particular! I'm sure I could find a use for it, also loving a few other graphic print things right now like this iphone cover and this one, lisa stickley bag and these castle pillow cases (so awesome!).

Duck egg sponge is now up on Island Menu too!

Sunday, 13 November 2011

different but the same

I have been feeling a bit blerg about my photographs lately and actually deleted a whole heap without keeping any which is quite unusual for me, but this weekend I feel a bit better about things. Sometimes I feel like I always go to the same places and see the same things and just end up taking different -but-the-same pictures in my house. I need to mix it up!

Anyway the weekend has been a really good one, went to the farmers market looking for asparagus but came home with more peonies, visited the Market and saw Sarah's lovely stall, and then came home to work on an Island Menu post that will be up early this week (i think!). All in all rather nice.

Saturday, 12 November 2011

the mod collective

beautiful porcelain pieces from the mod collective, I think I like the orange and pale pink pieces the best, for today anyway, I'm sure another day I could be swayed another way!

Wednesday, 9 November 2011


I know I’ve been a terrible blogger lately, things have been kinda busy but in a really good way, like doing some exciting things for Island Menu. I’ll let you know when I can! The sun has been out and so are the peonies (pretty sure they might make me sick but I still had to get some!), I've been enjoying watching Simon Hopkinson's The Good Cook - I have so much to learn, and listening to the new Wilco album especially Art of Almost.

Sunday, 6 November 2011

This weekend.....

some seriously good strawberry's at a friends farm Hillwood, not to mention amazing blue sky weather!

Wednesday, 2 November 2011


Every now and again I go and do the stupid thing of looking at the rugs from loom, they are all so beautiful - I particularly like the vintage ones.

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Midnight in Paris

I saw Midnight in Paris tonight, which I have been looking forward to seeing ever since I saw the posters for it while I was actually in Paris earlier this year. It made me want to go back, but really not to the touristy parts, more to just be able to wander and take pictures and eat at small interesting places and imagine what it would be like to live in those building with the beautiful roofs. I liked the film too after the first part, it was nicely quirky, Hemingway and Dali were good, Picasso less convincing. I have to say I didn't realise they were going to be characters in the film, but that was cool.

oh and by the way Sam has updated the Island Menu site and I think it looks great, plus we have a new Gallery section.