If you live in Australia and you haven't discovered them yet you must try these new biscuits from Coles. They are surprisingly fantastic!!
Monday, 28 June 2010
Thursday, 24 June 2010
One of the things Surfer Boy and I have in common is our love of treasure hunting - by this I mean scouring op. shops, bric-a-brac. and hard rubbish, not the stuff pirates bury.
The last time we were down at the beach house it was hard rubbish day and for most of the weekend we were astonishingly restrained. It was not until we had walked past this little beauty a number of times that we looked at each other and nodded - we couldn't resist. It is times like these that I love the fact that S.Boy drives a Ute.
Home it came and now for the life of us we can't decide what to do with it. The top 2/3 are mesh and the top opens up a little like a rabbit hutch. If you have any suggestions as to what we can do with it / how we can use it I'd love to hear them, please!
Wednesday, 23 June 2010
Monday, 21 June 2010
This gorgeous woman was painted by englishman J.H. Lynch in the mid 60's and thanks to my fabulous husband, and a birthday, she is now gracing my wall. I have fallen in love with her and have been wondering what has made her a little sad.
There are more of these lucious woman painted by Mr Lynch and I have a feeling they may become my new obsession.
Saturday, 19 June 2010
The lovely Eliza has bought herself a home down the coast and we have been having great fun discussing all the fun things she is going to do to it when they move in. One of her ideas was to paint the outside black so when I came across this shot I thought of her. I think it looks fabulous.
Thursday, 17 June 2010
Surfer Boy has been driving me mad for ten years with his need to throw things away every time he has a day off. Now that we are getting ready to renovate and extend he has become almost manic in his desire to 'cleanse' the house of ' unnecessary items. The problem is that his idea of unnecessary and mine do not quite match therefore there is usually lots of me saying stuff like - 'for god's sake, just leave my stuff alone', and 'can you just go back to work before i get violent!'
On Saturday Surfer Boy had the house to himself while I was at work which is always a dangerous idea - so when I arrived home I visibly paled when he said..'you know how we need to cleanse..? well I want to show you something'
Shit! I knew it - I bet half my treasures are now in the skip!!
He and Moondoggie led me outside and I braced myself for what was to come.
It turns out that Mr 'Lets Chuck Everything In The Hard Rubbish' had discovered some hard rubbish himself and had made Moondoggie help him lug home one 12 foot wooden ladder and a step ladder from the neighbours up the road!! He had the good grace to look very sheepish as he displayed his finds and I was so relieved I would have been happy if 10 new ladders had appeared.
Wednesday, 16 June 2010
It's bone-numbingly freezing here in Melbourne tonight and I was more than happy to arrive home from work to find a warm house full of the delicious smells of a dinner I didn't have to prepare. I am now cosied up in front of the T.V and all the family is tucked up in bed.
The cold has got me thinking about cosy homes and what home is more cosy than Iris's home in the film 'The Holiday'?
The set designers have got this home just right as it suits the character perfectly and provides a perfect contrast to the L.A. home.
How great are these floorboards! I want diamonds painted on my bathroom floor now.
Although this home seems absolutely perfect - the house itself was actually purpose built and made of fiberglass - sadly it was demolished after filming! Talk about ruin the romance!
Monday, 14 June 2010
Sunday, 13 June 2010
Moondoggie at You Yangs Vic
It's a long weekend in Melbourne and after working the first two days, (I didn't think that through too well) we're taking the kids and heading out of town for the day.
Along with some friends, we thought we'd spend the day in the bush, suck up some fresh air and do some rock climbing. The kids are very excited, Surfer Boy is busy packing up the gear and I have just realised I need to provide food and the 'cupboard is bare'. Looks like I'm in for a late night trip to the supermarket!
Saturday, 12 June 2010
I've been at work today and when your business is called CHALK
the whole concept of the blackboard is constantly on your mind. Funnily enough we don't actually sell anything related to chalk at the moment although in the past heve have sold gorgeous big buckets of coloured chalk, animal shaped blackboards and blackboard wall stickers.
Friday, 11 June 2010
Thursday, 10 June 2010
We're off to meet with our architect tonight. We haven't dealt with her before as she is new to the team and we're interested to see what she is like. I have one of those lists that I'm sure architects find annoying, but lists the millions little queries we have about the plans for our house. I figure we are the ones forking out the dough so we have the right to ask as many questions as we like. We have only had a total of 3 face to face meetings with them so we have been pretty low maintenance so far.
Hopefully after this meeting everything will be in place to start the building drawings and finally get this baby moving.