Thursday, 31 March 2011

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

This Will Be Me One Day


I know it's ridiculous but this photo has made me smile all day today.  Who knew baby hedgehogs were sooo cute!

Monday, 28 March 2011

Ann - Margret

Ann-Margret Olsson (born April 28, 1941) is a Swedish-American actress, singer and dancer whose professional name is Ann-Margret. She became famous for her starring roles in Bye Bye Birdie, Viva Las Vegas, The Cincinnati Kid, Carnal Knowledge, and Tommy. Her later career includes character roles in Grumpy Old Men, Any Given Sunday, The Santa Clause 3, and The Break-Up.

She has won five Golden Globe Awards and been nominated for two Academy Awards, two Grammy Awards, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and six Emmy Awards. On August 21, 2010, she won her first Emmy Award for her guest appearance on Law & Order: SVU. (Wikipedia)
On top of all this she dated Elvis Presley and is one of the cutest sex kittens ever to grace the screen.

If you don't believe me then watch this....

Saturday, 26 March 2011

Caravan Inspiration - O.T.T.

Sometimes someone needs to take you aside and tell you when you've gone too far!
This is a perfect example of this not happening.
Maybe this van looks better from a distance but at the moment it is giving me a sugar rush.

Friday, 25 March 2011

It's Here

The caravan arrived yesterday - Surfer Boy took the day off to go and pick it up and then drove past my shop so I could see it - hilarious. 

When I got home from work he had already started working on it - it was absolutely filthy and unfortunately smells rather strongly of dog!  Not my favourite aroma.

The poor girl is in a sorry state but I noticed there were measurements for sheets of ply on the dining table this morning so I'm tipping that by the end of the weekend she will have at least one spanking new panel.    I'll have to make sure I take lots of photos of her transformation.

I have to make a decision as to whether I cover over the current (original but gross and beyond saving) upholstery or if I splurge and get the seats recovered.  I'm leaning towards the latter as I don't think that dog wee smell is ever going to leave if I don't.  I've already removed the hideous curtains and binned them - tempted to make new ones tonight but think I should wait until everything is sparkling again.

So much to do - so fun.  Grab a pair of gloves, some Spray & Wipe and join us for a weekend of scrubbing....

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Peeping In....

Let's check out how Demi and Ashton live their lives..

courtesy of Architectural Digest

Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor was an icon in the truest sense of the word long before she passed away yesterday at the age of 79.

Elizabeth Taylor Sunning Herself on the Set of Giant (1955); photograph by Sid Avery. 
 I think this is my favourite photo of Liz - candid, relaxed and relishing the sun on her face.  Perfect.

Just Ace.

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Caravan Inspiration

This caravan pleases me!

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Monday, 21 March 2011

Shop Love - The Corner Shop

Every morning without fail you will find me breakfasting at The Corner Shop in Yarraville.
In fact you will quite likely find me there at other times of the day as well. 
My partner-in-crime (K.J.) and I meet there every day for what we term our morning meeting, of course no actual work is ever done but it does serve to set us up right for the day. 
At first we were a little embarrassed at the frequency with which we attend but now we have embraced it and have even been known to frequent the place up to 3 times in one day!

Clare and Iain who own The Corner Shop are very understanding and have even stopped rolling their eyes when we walk in.  The staff have become so used to us that they don't even pretend to serve us anymore - they just place our order in front of us almost before we have sat down - one day we are going to freak them all out and order something completely different.

 We both treat it as a pseudo office - my shop is just down the road, K.J. works at The Sun Theatre - and whenever we can swing it we meet up there before work, after work, before and after the movies - so many opportunities...

 Our favourite table

Apart from the fabulous staff (Hi Hannah and Eve!) and owners, the decor is right up my alley.  Clare's interior aesthetic is very similar to mine and we have had many absorbing discussions about furniture, fixtures etc.  Clare and Iain are about to open 2 new ventures which is fabulous and I'm sure they'll have all the style and warmth of The Corner Shop.

more stunning photos of The Corner Shop can be found here.

For The Caravan

Colour Immersion

Teal how I love you - green teal today..

Sunday, 20 March 2011


I got a present today - Surfer Boy went off to a friend's 40th and came home with a massive box of books for me.  I now have over 50 Fantasty titles to work my way through!  My fairy god-father is downsizing and knowing we share authors in common, packed up his stash and has gifted it to me. 

There is volume after volume of David Eddings, Stephen Donaldson, Robin Hobb, Terry Pratchett...... In fact I think I now own the entire David Eddings and Leigh Eddings back catalogue.  I'm a bit beside myself and don't know where to begin. 
Surfer Boy was less amused with every book I pulled out - even I don't know where I'm going to put them all.

I now have another pile of books that I have doubled up on so if you see anything you want let me know.  I'm off to start reading....

Saturday, 19 March 2011

Peeping In

Check out the gorgeous home of Sweedish artist Tove Mauritzson.