We have some very exciting BIG news… Continue reading
If this week was a person, he would be a big, hairy biker, standing over me and yelling. Yup, it feels like one of those weeks! i’ve been arranging (art-directing) a 3-day photo shoot as part of my real job for Dubbo Tourism and whilst this sounds all fun and ‘glamorous’, its been quite stressful (working with small children and animals!) but also rewarding, when the shots I had planned finally work out and look amazing. Can’t reveal too much, but took this (above) quick snap last night down by the river, and it is by far my favourite shoot of all the shoots. The light was just magic filtering through the old gums – and how fabulous is this MG! Today is the last day of the photoshoots (3 locations today) – so looking forward to the weekend!
The whip has been cracked and painting is continuing at a good pace. Second coat of Dulux White on White gloss on all the trim in the hallway and second coat of Dulux Passionate Blue on the lower walls, which makes a huge difference. Which doesn’t sound much but when you’re painting over 25m of trim, 25m of skirting boards and 6 doors – it adds up!
Thank you again to all of those who stop by my blog, like posts and comments – it still blows me away that people are actually interested in my little world. I do hope to post more next week when life settles back down. Have a great weekend
Where did October go? At work we organised a very large 3-day conference and today is my first day back, to reality. 12 days without checking emails or social media sites – I feel like I’ve been on holidays, kind of. Cleared inbox – check. Checked eBay bids – luckily I didn’t win anything over the last week. Ready to concentrate on our next big ‘project’ – moving into our house in 3 weeks! But I’m still not ready for Christmas. I’m avoiding all Pins and posts about Christmas – would love to leave my head in the sand a little longer. Then I will jump in head first! Are you ready for Christmas?
Image via here
We have successfully, after 2 months since our offer, and 10 months after we lost our other house, FINALLY exchanged on our dream home! We plan to move in, in 7 weeks – which I cannot wait for. Its been a long time coming – many offers and homes slipped through our fingers throughout the 3.5yrs since we moved out here. However, like everyone says “good things come to those who wait”. We couldn’t believe our ears when we were told about this place – yes, its a lot further out of town (will make it 150km return drive to work), but all worth it I believe, when you can come home to something you love. *insert update in 6months time!*
So over the next couple of months I hope not to bore you with ‘before / after’ photos – but I’m rather excited to jump into my OWN house and actually DO things. No more dreaming and imagining, I can actually breathe life to so many of my ideas.
This weekend I’m hoping for:
Storm clouds are on the horizon and I’m cheering – because I hopefully get to splash around (like a 3yo) in my new Hunter boots – eeee (squeeling like a 3yo). I have long wanted a pair (i’m talking 10 yrs since I lived in Hamshire, UK) and had to justify the AUD price for ‘some rubber boots’. Alas, I am over joyed with them and will take my 3yo neice out to splash in puddles.
Baked porriage – make Sophie’s (from Local is Lovely blog) bake porriage. Perfect start to a chilly, winter’s morning and will give me the stamina to start cleaning the house and washing! You must visit Sophie’s blog – they have a wonderful Deer Farm in nearby Orange, NSW. I’m booking into one of their tours/lunch in August, can’t wait.
Hope you have a lovely weekend and thank you to everyone following and commenting on my posts – so great to meet new people and explore other blogs!
A beautiful (rainy) weekend in Sydney from one of my favourite views in Sydney – Botanic Gardens.
Dinner at Chiswick was fabulous, as expected. Thank you for those who posted reccommendations – we simply ran out of time to try them all. But will be back down in a few weeks time anyway. I spent way too much at the sales (Herringbone, Rodd & Gunn) and on produce at Fratelli Fresh.
We stayed at Kathryn’s on Queen – a beautiful B&B on Queen St, Woollahra. Continue reading
Yesterday was International Women’s Day, I was too busy at work to post (ironic hey!), but saw this cute video and thought I would share. Its from 2011 and I’m sure some of the stats have changed but all in all inspiring to see what we, women, can do when we put our minds to it!
I also read a lovely blog post “A few good women” via AGDAVIC, with creatives talking about the women in their lives that inspire them.
The two women in my life who inspire me are my mother and my sister (above). My mother who raised us three children as a single parent, put us through the best schools and was selfless the entire time. Mum instilled in us, if you want something done, you have to do it yourself. We may not have had the best of everything like some school friends, but the skills we did learn have set us through life, we are resourceful and have a ‘can do attitude’. My sister and business partner, is like my left arm. We are so similar and yet we can push each other creatively. I know I can ask her anything and I will get a no-nonsence response. Georgie’s my sister, was my chief bridesmaid, my business partner and my best friend. Happy internatioanl Women’s day! Who inspires you?