Monday 31 October 2011

Sunday 30 October 2011


There are probably many reasons to envy Miley Cyrus but I think being able to fall asleep in Liam Hemsworth's lap tops the list.

Love a Fun Gift

Look at what a lovely friend picked up for me at the local fete. I may never have been hugely interested in Diana but it is a fascinating overview of a fairly incredible life.  It also has some wonderful images of Will and Harry when they were young which makes it even more interesting for me.  We started flicking through it when she gave it to me and before you knew it we were engrossed.  So thanks my friend - I love it.

More Awesome People Reading

Kate Moss reads - and smokes

Natalie Wood reads

Ryan Gosling reads
Tom Felton reads
Audrey Hepburn is still reading
Elvis reads
and Marilyn is still reading
even Zac Efron reads

Friday 28 October 2011


Growing up I knew a girl who had an in ground tramp and I thought she was the luckiest girl in the world.  Even though we have a trampoline at home I would still kill for one like this - unfortunately it's going to be a space issue as this is one thing Surfer Boy would probably agree to if we had the room.

Weekend Eye Candy

The swoon-worthy Mr Chris Hemsworth

Princess Watch - Going Solo

The Duchess of Cambridge hosted a dinner on behalf of Prince Charles, celebrating the work of In Kind Direct.
Kate surprised guests attending a dinner at Clarence House yesterday evening as she stepped in for The Prince of Wales. Charles was unable to attend owing to a trip to Saudi Arabia to present his condolences to the Saudi Arabian Royal Family following the death of The Crown Prince.  This was Kate's first ever solo event - wonder if she was nervous?
“We were delighted that the Duchess was able to step in at such short notice after our founder was unexpectedly called away.
“The Duchess hosted a very special evening with absolute professionalism and charm.”

And in other Princess related news,  Kate and Will are visiting UNICEF in Denmark next month and Mary and Fredrick are tipped to be joining them - how fun are those photos going to be.  Can't wait.

Thursday 27 October 2011

Mary Kate Olsen

Reno Update

Surfer Boy has been heading over the house every couple of days while I have been quite happy to leave the builders to it  - I mean, seriously, there is only so much to gaze at when your block is a mud pit and it's actually quite depressing as naturally my front garden, my lovely garden, is slowly going back to nature.  I hate to think how long it is going to take me to get my front grass back to it's former glory.  Not only is the caravan squashed on to the front lawn but there is also a port-a-loo and a power pole at my front door.

I did drop by yesterday to check for mail and surprisingly there was something new to photograph - it's not much to look at but those brick thingies are the foundation of our new house and the shed not only has a slab floor but there is TIMBER!  There is actually something in 3D which is actually a bit thrilling.

I am a little concerned that Surfer Boy has instructed the builders to build the shed first in case the money dries up.  He assures me it is so he can use it to build the cabinetry for the house but I have my suspicions.

This last picture shows the original lining boards that we are contemplating salvaging for the dining room...  we'll see how they look once we sand them back. 

So there you go!  Fascinating isn't it.  Stay tuned, hopefully the next update will show some house progress rather than just shed.


Want the legs....
Want the socks....
Want the floorboards...

Sunday 23 October 2011

More Cool People Who Read

Brigitte Bardot reads
Anne Hathaway reads
Cary Grant reads
Hermione Granger reads...a lot.

Bob Dillon reads

and Emma Stone reads

Friday 21 October 2011

Thursday 20 October 2011

Tuesday 18 October 2011


It's Surfer Boy's birthday on Saturday but before we get to that we get to celebrate with the other love of my life - Mr Zac Efron who turns 24 today.

Monday 17 October 2011

Lining Boards

Our bathroom walls were the original lining boards, not dissimilar to the above photo, and we were quite sad to loose them when that part of the house was demolished.  We did discover that underneath the plaster in the kitchen were more lining boards so we have decided to salvage them (as we like to do) and use them in our new dining room. 
We have a long blank wall running down one side of the dining room and although I have toyed with wallpaper options, I think we are now going to use the recycled lining boards.


We'll put them up in their current state (see above) and if we aren't happy with the result we will slather them in white paint.  I really hope  we don't have to paint them as I think they'll add warmth and texture to that space.



 Living etc Jan 2011
Living etc Jan 2011

Saturday 15 October 2011

I'm Not The Only One Who Reads....

 Audrey Hepburn reads.
 Walt Disney reads to his kids.
 Barrak Obama reads, while Michelle sleeps.
Even Jude Law reads.
 Charlton Heston reads.
And Audrey is still reading.

Friday 14 October 2011

Princess Watch

Speak of the devils!  This is what they were up to last night...