Tuesday, 31 January 2012


The weather has been typically Tasmanian over the past few days, Sunday so hot and still my house was most unbearable (so much so a bottle of beer I had out of the fridge exploded!) and then yesterday a 360 change to the point where I may have needed the electric blanket on low last night…. madness! Anyway I don’t mind because I can now justifiably (well for today!) admire the new Gorman collection….and I love it! So many great colours and patterns.

I also can't stop thinking about the Jodhpur boots by Swedish Hasbeens, and these Marc Jacobs sunglasses- love the colour of the arms.

Friday, 27 January 2012


Finally it is friday proper, it feels like I've had two this week after Australia day off yesterday. I didn't do anything in particular but did make some kiss biscuits, they are good there's no denying it. I am looking forward to the weekend, after seeing this post I think I'm going to give fabric printing a try. Will share the results if it works out.

PS I joined on instagram, I still don't know how to use it but I'm game to try. I'm littleglowinglights.

Kiss Biscuits

250g softened butter
1 cup icing sugar
1 egg beaten
1/2 teaspoon vanilla bean paste/essence
1 cup self raising flour
2 cups plain four

Preheat the oven to 190 celcius and line several baking trays with baking paper.
Cream the butter and icing sugar together well, then add beaten egg and again beat well. Work in the fours sifted and vanilla, until it forms a dough. If the dough is really soft just mix in a little bit more flour. Dust the work bench and break off 1/3 of the dough, roll it out until it is about 1cm thick and cut into shapes and place on baking trays, cook for 10-15 minutes until they are pale golden. Repeat the process with all the dough. Once the biscuits are cooled, join together with jam (I usually use raspberry), ice and sprinkle.

Wednesday, 25 January 2012


I seem to be loving the brighter colours right now, even in my clothes, I don't know if it's the fact that it is summer or just a short lived phase but it is nice and cheerful.

Monday, 23 January 2012


A few of my favourite pins from the last week or so. I think I might start making this a more regular post perhaps, a selection of the ones I think look good together or just take my particular fancy.

From the Owl
'The Heath'
simply breakfast

Sunday, 22 January 2012


....life has been about the Mona Foma festival, hence the silence here, four nights of great music: Girl Talk, the Dresden Dolls, Amiina, a rendition of the Violent Femmes first album, and stunningly PJ Harvey last night.

Oh and the Mona Market yesterday too which I thought was really great (I got some of Michelle's wonderful strawberry and pimm's jam - which was perfect on my blueberry pancakes this morning and a lovely cheery bunch of dahlia's!). So I am a little tired and weary today and have spent it soaking up the sun because it has been a perfect blue sky day. Posting should be better this week...well that is the plan!

Tuesday, 17 January 2012


Today definitely feels like summer, mostly because I have spent what could possibly be Hobart's warmest evening for the year leaning over a hot boiling vat of apricot jam because the fruit needed to be used before it dropped to the ground (oh and in the midst of a thunder storm!). But the positive side is I love apricot jam, and while I am not a bread or toast person at all, I now feel like buttery toast and jam. I also love all the blueberries that are out right now and I'm thinking I might need to make some blueberry cinnamon buns.....I'd also better keep up with the gym I think.

Monday, 16 January 2012


It's been a while since I've taken any pictures of my mum's cat Angus and yesterday he was nicely tucked up in the pike position looking very soft and cuddly!

Tuesday, 10 January 2012


There's no particular rhyme or reason to this collection of photo's but I liked the way the colours looked together.

Pics from my pinterest board.

Monday, 9 January 2012

This Weekend

This weekend was a pretty quiet one which is never a bad thing. I went to Salamanca market for the first time in ages, got some amazing fresh blueberries and some white chrysanthemums and rather unfortunately saw an antique throw from Afghanistan that I can’t stop thinking about.....very bad! It was a silk thread one with some lovely muted pinky/browns and stronger pinks in the design, but it’s sadly not in the budget right now.

Monday, 2 January 2012

End of the Break

I have realised that I am actually quite bad at having holidays at home, it takes me ages to feel relaxed and know what to do....or more to the point how to just settle into doing not very much at all. I don't think I got to this point until saturday, a whole week into the break and now tomorrow is back to work and I feel a bit duped! It has been nice though, mostly hanging around home, cooked a really good paella, actually enjoyed going to the Taste of Tasmania for the fist time in years, had a great new years eve with friends (I made those primrose bakery cupcakes again - definitely the best recipe!) and had a picnic lunch at the beach today, oh and got to put my calendar from Rifle Designs up, I've wanted one of those for ages!