Sunday, 31 August 2008


Now who could this golden haired boy be?

Friday, 29 August 2008

Drop In And Visit

Gabbinbar Homestead, Aust.
Iced Tea and a game of croquet anyone?

Wednesday, 27 August 2008

4 Days Till Spring!!!

I was so proud of myself for growing this - until I saw these....

Oh Well!

Monday, 25 August 2008

Happy Birthday Dadsy Wadsy

A massive HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the fabulous Bill Pearson, my Dad, and one of the greatest men you will ever meet.

According to my Mum tonight, Dad and I grow more alike every day.

I am more than happy to go with that as Dad is one of the most loving and generous people I have ever met and if I am only a little like him I will be happy.

The things my Dad has given me -

Generosity (hopefully)

a love of MGM musicals

the ability to remember fairly useless music and movie trivia

an interest in Authurian legends

olive skin

low cholesterol (sorry Mum)

we waddle when we're tired

a love of country music

the desire to keep up with pop culture

the ability to sit over a drink for hours

the tendency to grossly exaggerate to improve a story

a love of people watching

good spacial relations (definately not from Mum)

the ability to tune out others when reading or watching TV

a liking for Vanilla slices

love of surf culture
a love of shopping
and a million more that I'm sure I'll think of as soon as I sign off...
Happy Birthday Dad.

(Surfer Boy wanted me to add another - we are both vulgar and have a dirty sense of humour. - fair enough)

Sunday, 24 August 2008

Goodbye Tas - Tasman Blizzard Memorial Paddle

Yesterday we said a final farewell to Tas Blizzard on his hometown beach at Point Lonsdale. Over 100 board riders paddled out to send Tas on his way and a 100 more threw yellow flowers from the beach. It was the most beautiful and moving ceremony I have ever been a part of and every touch was such a perfect reminder of Tas.

Andrew with Tas's dog Gemma

In Memory - Tasman Blizzard arch

Everyone heads through Tas's arch to hit the water.

Heading out.

The board riders formed a circle, holding hands while Blizz scattered Tas's ashes to a huge roar of approval from the board riders and those watching from the beach.

And as was so appropriate, everyone road the waves back in.
Tas Blizzar,

Tasman Blizzard farewell

The board riders club put on a BBQ and everyone slowly left the beach to continue to celebrate Tas's life with Blizzy, Rosemary and Michael. The whole day made me proud to be a part of such a supportive community and I hope that somewhere out there Tas was watching 'cause I recon he would have loved it.
Tasman Blizzard memorial paddle,

Tasman Blizzard, Tasman Blizzard

Friday, 22 August 2008

Soaring High

Oh My!!! I usually like my home small and cosy but these ceilings are stunning!!
Just imagine having book group in that lovely circle of armchairs... bliss.
Have a lovely weekend everyone.

Thursday, 21 August 2008

Monday, 18 August 2008

New Kid On The Block

For those of you who, like me, love shopping online, here's the latest website to check out. My lovely sister-in-law has developed and it went live over the weekend. If you are looking for a onesie (baby bodysuit) then this is the place to go. She has a wonderful selection of labels and caters to all budgets.
Pop in and have a look and let me know what you think.

Sunday, 17 August 2008

I'm Never Going To Like The Girls He Brings Home!

Moondoggie was given this fabulous tee for his birthday. Every time he wears it he makes people giggle. My only problem with this tee is the actual choice of women for the top 5!! What the hell is with Angelina at number 1?? Team Aniston all the way!
Who would you put on there?

Saturday, 16 August 2008

The Blue Room

I finally got around to painting the second wall in our bedroom. What was a blue feature wall has now spread to 2 walls, and I'm loving it. It's so nice to have a bit of colour in your life. Do you think Surfer Boy will now build us a bed like this one? Surely all that decorative scrolling couldn't take that long!

Thursday, 14 August 2008

Drop In And Visit

What a shame this home is in Tuscany - although I'm not adverse to moving there for a few years, especially if we get to live here.
I'm sure for many that kitchen would be a nightmare but I think it is an absolute feast for the eye, and I'm sure there are lots of wonderful smells emanating from there as well.

Images - Inside Out

Wednesday, 13 August 2008

Wompy Stompy Surfer Boy

I can't quite seem to get back to my frivolous blog entries so soon after Tas's funeral - it just doesn't seem right somehow.

So here are some bits and pieces that Tas might have liked..

The Meanies (in the 90's) Tas is last on the right.

Point Lonsdale Back Beach

Hoodoo Gurus - Kamikaze Pilot

Thursday, 7 August 2008

Tasman Blizzard

I knew a boy.
I first met him when he was about 12.
He was the little brother of my dear friend.
He grew up and became a surfer,
A rock star,
A psychologist,
And a beautiful man.
He had time for everybody. He made me smile.
He was one of the good ones, a gentle, gentle soul.

He died on Friday.

He crashed his car and left us.

I'm so grateful that his world touched mine.

Goodbye Tas.

Tasman Blizzard 1972 - 2008

I'll Always Call Australia Home

I am constantly thanking what ever lucky star I was born under that I live in Australia. For a million different reasons I wouldn't live anywhere else in the world.

Today while sipping on my morning cuppa and indulging in a little chocolate I came across these divine images of a home in N.S.W. They make me wish I had the guts to leave the city. I can't tear my eyes away and can almost smell the eucalyptus and the dust.

Coxs River in the Kanimbla Valley

What a fabulous chenille quilt. Such a soothing colour palette.

Aaah, this is where I should be enjoying my cuppa!

images - Country Style Australia

Wednesday, 6 August 2008

A Tag Of Threes

Whitney from Whit's End has tagged me and as I am sitting watching really crap TV I thought I'd get on with it... here goes
What are the last three things you purchased?-
Pies from the Kinder fundraiser
Country Style magazine
Breaking Dawn - the last in the Vampire saga by Stephanie Meyer
What are the last three songs you downloaded?
Sarah Buxton - Innocence, That Kind Of Day, Stupid Boy
What were the last three places you visited?
Point Lonsdale, Myrtleford, Point Lonsdale.
What are your three favorite movies?
Oh dear! It changes every my favourites are -

Dirty Dancing, Bring It On, Ten Things I Hate About You.
What are your three favourite possessions?-
The necklace of my kids by Georgina Cunningham
My dining table made by Surfer Boy
My books.
What three things can you not live without?
I'm going to assume that family and friends are a given so...
A book in my handbag, a bottle of Red Eye, and a cheesy teen movie.
What would be your three wishes?
That it hadn't been raining at 3.00pm on Friday 1st August.
That my kids stay safe and contented until old, old age.
That Surfer Boy and I live to see the kids live long and contented lives.
What are three things you haven't done yet?
Visited Prince Edward Island, lost the baby weight, taken the kids camping
What are your three favorite dishes?-
Balinese green coconut pancakes, Singapore Noodles, apple pie
What three celebrities do you want to hang out with most?-
Lauren Graham, Ellen Degeneres, Mandy Moore,
Name three things that freak you out -
cotton wool, injections in your pupil, flickering light
Name three unusual things you are good at - hanging pictures straight without measuring, teen movie trivia, keeping secrets
What are three things you are currently coveting?- a new driveway, a size 10 figure, season 3 onwards for Sabrina The Teenage Witch
Name 2 bloggers you are tagging-

Sunday, 3 August 2008

My Idol! Shannon Fricke.

I have scaled my blog list down to about 8 sites that I read on a regular basis. Number one on my list is always Shannon Fricke's gorgeous blog.
Shannon is renovating her new home at the moment and just posted a photo of her finished entrance way. I managed to locate a photo of her old hallway and thought I would show you them both so you can see why I love her blog so much.

Simply stunning.