Saturday, December 31, 2011

wide open roads

It was cool and the skies were dramatic at times along the way but summer was waiting for us when we arrived in the South East. And so there was swimming for hours, staying up late and sleeping in, drinking good wine in the Coonawarra, looking out over the light green glass ocean at Robe, pink noses and sandal lines and then home again. Happy New Year for tonight! x

Tuesday, December 27, 2011


We are almost on the road - heading to the beautiful south east for the week. Have a great week! x

Sunday, December 18, 2011

rain lover

It rained yesterday and today. Last night, dinner with friends while thunder struck and rain drops hit the tin roof. Today, a day at home, watching the rain and spotting a perfect rainbow.

Friday, December 16, 2011

good morning

A small sleep in for us on the last day of the school year. Time to tickle unwashed toes in bed. Not watching the clock too closely, knowing that the school bell will be ringing on the way there anyway. I didn't add a photo for Thursday so I have doubled up here and from now on I think I may need to be a little more flexible with my I photo a day till boxing day pledge. Have a lovely day x

Wednesday, December 14, 2011


...and quiet around the house today. Just two days left of school before the big summer break begins.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

one moment

taken on another day. Nice to look at again today.

Monday, December 12, 2011


1. paper star, 2. pippi, knitting, waiting, 3. dottie angel and a 'small being'..., 4. <3, 5. Christmas Bokeh, 6. Polymer Clay Birds wip, 7. в лето, 8. crochet boots, 9. a very Australian tree, 10. twirly transformations ~ after, 11. christmas cake, 12. IMG_5311

Wow wee, change IS as good as a holiday! - I am also on holiday (at home) so the goodness is double ;-) I chucked in my day job a few weeks ago and have had some time to do some of those everyday simple things that were once just part of my day or week, like posting here more often. I have another few weeks off before starting an new job which is less hours and will be a really nice change, and the new year, looks like it will bring with it the gift of some more space -to think, plan, create and to give a little more. I am just now setting myself the task of adding a photo here a day until boxing day. I have noticed that others in this space often post a photo on Friday that describes one small quiet moment in an otherwise busy week. I will just be finding one of those moments to post here everyday.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

play time

A giant canvas and a bright sunny day. We all joined in the fun, one by one  x

Sunday, November 27, 2011

a collection of starlings

I came across this video posted on cloth.paper.string this morning. It is beautiful and dramatic. I watched it twice with my daughters and then again by myself. I think I will watch it again tomorrow and wanted to share it here too. Enjoy!

Thursday, November 17, 2011


well....  I think it is time to mix things up. The time to take a few (more) chances. It's the time to stop and smell the roses. It's time for morning tea. Welcome in randomitis!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

make your own kind of music

You can make things up as you go along or you can plan for changes along the way. Sometimes you just have to wait to see what's playing next.  

Monday, October 17, 2011


Colours and details. A very Adelaide spring day with blue skies, bright sun and dry heat. I said goodbye to my lingering cold and shook of last weeks blues and headed into the city and gardens to make the most of my day off and the first day back at school. How pretty the city is at this time of year. The art gallery has had a bit of a change of furniture lately and has some  fresh Australian modernist paintings on display in the purple gallery. I just love these terrazzo stairs too.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

shine on

from flickr favourites and my photo set.
 1. scout, 2. window, 3. painting number - I've lost count now, 4. cutout1, 5. then..., 6. Untitled, 7. Untitled, 8. warmth, 9. boats
Sunshine and silver clouds. A weeks sniffles have left me and my photo taking mojo a little low. Oh well, it's just the way it blows sometimes.
P.S. that's our handsome puss Scout x.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Sunday, September 18, 2011

texture and warmth

jazz by I x
Yesterday we had our first spring swim. Outside the skies are blue, our streets are full of red Bottle Brush flowers and the birds are happy and busy. Inside I am noticing all of the autumunal colours and thinking of the coming warm and hot days.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


  Tuning into the ladies lately

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

blue for you

Saturday, September 3, 2011

over the border

3 days wandering around Melbourne streets and laneways.
Treasured time with a dear friend and sweet bro.
P.S. visit Ms. Katiecrackernuts to read her interviews with some fellow bloggers.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

on my way

Almost time to leave tonight for a short solo trip to Melbourne for a dear friends birthday and to catch up with my lovey brother. My daughters sudden high temperature made my happy go luck step falter a little this morning and I began to wonder if I should leave her while she is feeling so poorly. But she has now perked up a little and I keep reminding myself that she will be happy with her dad and big sister while I am away and that it really is OK to miss one fever out of the many we have shared together. Let me know about your favourite Melbourne Haunts. So far Meet Me at Mikes and the NGV Vienna exhibition are on the card.

Monday, August 15, 2011

winter spring

Blossoming jasmine, magnolia and wattle, letting us know spring is close. Cuttings of jasmine by the front door and in the bedrooms. Sweet and woody smelling wattle - natures pom poms growing down by the river.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

miss you

My daughter woke this morning to the sound of our lovely neighbours across the way moving out of their house. We have exchanged promises to visit, ah, but we still miss them dearly.

Monday, August 1, 2011


My daughter draws many pictures on the paint program. I am sure this one only took minutes to create but it has all of her flair and sense of composition.
"girl" by S.

Monday, July 25, 2011

today, last night

last night, ghostly branches against winters greyest skies

Saturday, July 16, 2011

winter beach

A couple of days at the seaside. I found myself taking a couple of deep breaths and then without any thoughts of resistance found myself slowing down after weeks of activity and must do's. The days were misty, the seas were choppy and there was a king tide - the highest in 7 years we heard. In someplace there was no sand to walk on and the winter sun only showed itself once or twice. But we found many things to do and an ever so cozy place to have hot chocolates and a good glass or two of red wine. Just before we headed off the skies cleared and I took this gull picture. The sun followed us on the drive home.

Monday, July 11, 2011


...eating fresh nashi pears...

...pj's till lunch ... watching sparrows outside our window...

...looking at pretty Olive Cotton photographs and thinking about the days of gelatin prints and darkrooms...