Friday, December 31, 2010

happy new year 2011

getting in nice and early this year - wishing you all a happy and safe new year 
and may you meet 2011 with a twinkle in your eye x
some of my pics of my favourite 2010 moments

Monday, December 27, 2010


little gift
don't stop
birthday indulgence
billowing the beach yesterday it was cool and windy. We walked the length of the jetty with tussled and twisty hair. We watched windsurfers thrown around and lifted out of the water while grains of sand pelted us - twas great - exciting - and refreshing. .

Sunday, December 26, 2010

good things come in small packages.... me! It's my birthday today and I get to dance to whatever (and however) I like! have a happy boxing day x

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

thrifted tuesday

couldn't go past these gems at my local thrift store. I am beginning to tell myself that one can never have too many Heidi's or Anne of Green Gables to sit on the book shelf or given as presents.

Monday, December 6, 2010


A summer rain storm has left the parched neighbourhood looking shiny and new. My little one and I took a long walk along the river. Where we crossed over on stepping stones on the weekend has now been flooded over. Now the skies are all dark and silvery promising maybe just a little more rain.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

warm sunday at home

very warm these last few days. Yesterday was spent at the local pools. Today we decided to tough it out at home and make some fun. Too sluggish to be up to much so my camera and I walked around the house for a little while taking pictures here and there and capturing some fun moments. We haven't put up a tree yet - Christmas has come so soon again. We will save that ritual till next weekend. The rain has just started to fall....

Sunday, November 28, 2010

lost in transmission

Yikes! We have been mostly without an internet connection for over a week. Last week found me thumbing my way through the white pages, listening to news radio, paying a bill at the post office and missing my blog place and visiting everyone elses. This is the little basket and shoes I picked up yesterday which I think will go perfectly with this dress.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

pearl and grain

Ranunculus bought from the market this morning:)

Monday, November 8, 2010

sunday rising

lovely morning light, the folds and creases, the colours... later in the day we four went to the wonderful ABC sound studios to hear a free recital. I think I enjoyed being in the warmth of all that 70's wood panelling and original brown wool carpet as much as listening to the music.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

rosie's walk and more

drawings from Rosie's Walk and The Surprise Party by Pat Hutchins
thanks to Saturdays school fair we now have a new box of raggedy and damp smelling children's books (not complaining, promise) to sort through. Do you remember Puffin picture books in your school library? Well, it looks like many in the box are of that vintage. Some gems include Rosie's Walk and The Surprise Party by Pat Hutchins which gave my little one and I the giggles. I love her drawing and the colours she uses. For more of her illustrations look here.

Monday, November 1, 2010

stepping out the sunshine today :)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

in place

colours and collections from around the house. A tea cup bought for a dear friend. I's newspaper hat gets pride on place. Sweetest sweet peas, a spring treat. A growing pile of books waiting for us. Summer by Gerda Muller an old favourite to be revisited soon.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

stop and go

news paper hat
Wake up

On our last night away we were too bushed to put the tent up and slept under the milky way. It was my little ones first time and we watched and waited with anticipation for her to open her eyes the next the morning to see her surprise, knowing she would have forgotten in sleep where she was. She wore a similar expression of surprise back at home in her own room the other morning when she spotted scout cat at the end of her bed (he usually sleeps on her sisters bed) - a little event so exciting for her and another special moment for me to remember.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

waking from a day long nap cat has worked up an appetite. The ritual of nagging and wooing begins. Tonight I have some time on my hands and let him work a little for his supper. The sunshine and blue skies has receded and the familiar silver skies have returned. I am not complaining, it is nice to have a little of both before the long summer nudges spring away.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

on the road

a six hour drive to the Flinders. The passing country side changing as we go. We pass first the pink salt lakes and so many fields of canola to meet the mountains and the red dirt of the out back. We stopped at this hall in the tiny town of Locheil. One little lady modestly presided over trestle tables of her own work. Matinee jackets, crochet blankets, peg bags, aprons, child and dolls clothes, crochet bags and so many more hand crafted items. My daughter and I tried to estimate the time it would have taken to produce such a body of work, years and years. We are off for the weekend to my sisters wedding. More photos from the outback to come.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

we have been making...

...bunting for my sisters wedding and lots of it. Sewing by hand as my lovely machine has stopped turning over. New cat plays along, looks very dashing in gingham cat cravat.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

floral flourish

So good to have the spring school holidays off with my girls. My little blog here has been on my mind during the cold months - a busy winter with not nearly enough time to stop and smell this years rain drenched roses. A few days into the holidays and a new picture folder with colour and patterns is filling up. I picked this beautiful hydrangea looking geranium from the roadside yesterday. I haven't seen one quite this shape or colour before The other three pics were just taken randomly around the house over the last few days. The last is a 35mm film pic of my daughter taken about 5 years ago in summer. I still clearly recall asking her if I could take a shot of the daisy in her hair and her posing against the cold brick wall at our old house. Let's see if I can post again tomorrow. Have a nice day x.