Thursday, 27 December 2012

My first gingerbread house...

and possibly the last due to the time it too and nerve wracking moments (dough not rolling out properly, construction)! I have wanted to make one for years, and then last year the Gourmet Traveller mag had the most amazing one on the cover and I knew this year would be the year. I was going for their same elegance and minimalist design but then kinda went crazy, plus my piping skills need some work. I'd like to say it was fun but it was so-so, I am really happy with the final result though.

Wednesday, 26 December 2012


A few Christmas shots from around the house in the last few days, we had a nice christmas day, it was a quiet one but there was lovely food, french champagne and some rather overwhelmingly kind gifts, I feel very spoilt this year. I hope you all had a very merry day too!

Sunday, 23 December 2012

Christmas yarn bombing

I drove past here yesterday on my way home from my mum's and was so excited to see this beautiful christmas yarn bombing, I had to stop and take pictures. It must have taken someone so much time and it is so lovely to see! I particularly like the little bit that's wound around the trunk.

Also I cannot believe tomorrow is christmas eve, I'm so ready for a break but still have one work day to go.

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

black and white in da house

A few black and white bits and pieces around the house, a lovely tea towel that was a gift from Amanda (thank you so much), a gorman bag and ikea cushion cover that really needs an insert. I vacillate between really liking just black and white a lot and then needing something colour in the mix.

Monday, 10 December 2012

This Weekend.....

......strawberries, peonies, good treats from the farmers market and a wee bit of christmas decorating, not to mention the fact that the weather has been pretty amazing. This year I am hanging out for the break, because the weekends seem to go far too quickly!

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

I like these

Some nice bright plant hangers from Peaches and Keen, not sure which I like better the beads or the crochet.

Sunday, 2 December 2012


I made a strawberry and vanilla bean custard trifle and you can find the recipe over on Island Menu