Saturday 30 October 2010

It's Big - It's Orange...

People's creativity constantly amazes - and sometimes scares me.  Take the humble pumpkin for example. 
Halloween pumpkins can be a thing of wonder, or just plain funny.  Enjoy.

Friday 29 October 2010

Thursday 28 October 2010


How fabulous is the colour of this car!!  It belings to a friend of mine and I sooo badly want it sitting in my driveway.  Hmmmm..... I must buy a Big M and go on a surf trip!

Wednesday 27 October 2010

Paper Straws

I think that this summer it is all going to be about paper straws at our place.  They remind me of soda shops and bobby socks and an era where life was simpler. 
Hot days, cool drinks, sun kissed skin.....

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I think these Ada And Darcy Straws will be my first purchase.

Wednesday Wedding - Home On the Range

Cherries and hay bales - just perfect.

Styling -  Duet Weddings
Photography - Jose Villa

Tuesday 26 October 2010

LOVE This Cake

Seriously.... who cooks stuff like this?  Brilliant.

Time For A Nana Nap

Monday 25 October 2010

Cafe Love

 "Unattended children will be given espresso and a free kitten".

So reads the sign on the wall at Rowena Parade Corner Store in Richmond.
I laughed out loud when I read this and will definitely be visiting just to meet the people who obviously share a similar sense of humour to me.
Check out  Little Eats review and I'm sure you'll be dropping in too.

Sunday 24 October 2010


It was Surfer Boy's 40th birthday during the week and tonight we are taking 40 family and  friends to see his favourite movie.  It may come as a surprise but his favourite film is the 1956 musical -
Not the movie anyone was expecting - except his family who are responsible for him knowing every word and song.  Coming from a family with 4 sisters he was bound to be influenced and I for one am rapt that we are seeing this and not his second favourite film - PLATOON.

C.K. Dexter-Haven, a successful popular jazz musician, lives in a mansion near his ex-wife's Tracy Lord's family estate. She is on the verge of marrying a man blander and safer than Dex, who tries to win Tracy's heart again. Mike Connor, an undercover tabloid reporter, also falls for Tracy while covering the nuptials for Spy magazine. Tracy must choose between the three men as she discovers that "safe" can mean "deadly dull" when it comes to husbands and life.(IMDB)

Shop Love - Taylor Gourmet

I am particularly in love with the use of old packing crates for the counter sides - we've been contemplating similar and it's great to see it here looking fabulous.

images found here

Nearly There

Well we've managed to move our staircase without too much drama although I will admit I was close to chucking the whole thing. We're anticipating that within the next couple of days we will be clear of council for the foreseeable future - you can imagine how pleased I will be about that.
Surfer Boy even managed to find a place for the fridge in the re-design which pleases me muchly.
Me thinks we might get this thing built after all.

Don't Show Surfer Boy

Tuesday 19 October 2010

Sunday 17 October 2010

Multi tasking

You may have seen this photo before but I couldn't resist posting it myself - Last month Licia Ronzulli, Italy's MEP, attended a voting session of European Parliament with her baby girl in order to draw attention to women's rights.  What a great image.


Photo by Reuters/Vincent Kessler,

North & South

Another big night planned with these two!
The South has declared it's Independence and war is in the air - don't do it boys.  Stay home!

You'd think I'd be more composed having read the books and seen the mini series before but I'm just as pathetically involved as the first time I met Orry and George.

Reno Update - you don't want to know!

After 18 months our council has decided it doesn't like where our stairs are!!!  Why would they sign the permit if they are going to change their minds later?
I can't even begin to understand how they work.
The upshot is we have to find somewhere else for our stairs - can you say 'complete re-design' anyone?

Saturday 16 October 2010

Shop Love - Rockaway Tacos

I'm not big on Tacos but I sooo want to hang out at ROCKAWAY TACOS.

Chef Andrew Field is located in Rockaway beach, Queens, New York where he lives, surfs, reads, and cooks some of the best tacos in the area. He raises his own honey bees on his roof, grows all of his herbs and buys the bulk of his ingredients and vegetables from local farmers. This is a guy I'd love to meet - sounds like he has it all worked out.

Thanks for the info