Category Archives: My Life

My Masters Balcony Makeover – The ‘Before’

My Masters Balcony Makeover – The ‘Before’

Sponsored by Masters Home Improvement and Nuffnang. We have happily settled into our little space in West End and we are getting used to the rhythm of urban life … waking to the birds, the weekday building site cacophony and the Brazilian drum classes that go on for hours on the weekends! … not toContinue Reading

This Week

This Week

It’s been a perfect week. It’s school holidays, so I am spending whatever time I can with my boys … before things get busy again. We’re getting out and about on our bikes, enjoying the beautiful weather and exploring our local neighbourhood … and meeting our neighbours! … We’ve spent some time at Gran’s …Continue Reading

A Sunday Jaunt To The Hamptons

A Sunday Jaunt To The Hamptons

It’s been a very eventful week. My boys have finished the school term, after putting in a huge effort. Eldest is now as sick as a dog. It’s always the way, isn’t it? The body holds on just enough to get through the stress of exams and then collapses. Poor thing. He always spends hisContinue Reading

Elevations

Elevations

Met with my Architect and Building Designer last night. Yes I have two! #blessed I was in my element. Brief: low porch, balconies to capture the city views, gables, eave returns, dormers, pickets, stone paths, transoms, mudroom, great room, beautiful staircase, library, nooks. Getting it out of my head and onto their paper? … IContinue Reading

Bit Exciting

Bit Exciting

Today, I am going to be in my element, communicating this beautiful home, that I have had in my head for the past 3+ years, to my architect.   The possibility of eave returns … … and dormers … … a nice staircase … … interesting garage doors ….  … and maybe even a roundContinue Reading

The Kindness Of Strangers

The Kindness Of Strangers

Well the trampoline didn’t quite fit in our inner-city, urban courtyard …. not with enough clearance for this Mother to feel at peace with it all ….too close to the water tank. I could just see catastrophe. I put my foot down, despite the pleading …. and so I had to find an alternative. IContinue Reading

Commencing Project 333

Commencing Project 333

Ok, so I did the big Project 333 ‘edit’ over the weekend … and whittled my wardrobe down to 33 items, to wear over 3 months … 33 and 3! I didn’t include underwear, sleep wear, my running gear … or stuff that I lounge about in at home … or any jewellery. This isContinue Reading

Monday Nook

Isn’t this a cute little kitchen? Doubles up as a bar and servery too. All so functional and elegant. Smaller living. Lovely. Happy Monday! A-M xx  

Sunday

Sunday

Hope you are having a great day. I’m all caught up on my chores – clean car, clean house, clean beds, clean clothes, kids have tackled the ironing for me and I am now going to put my feet up and enjoy Sunday afternoon. Boys are now at the park for an hour or two,Continue Reading

Project 333

Project 333

It’s time. Again. For me to aim for this! My wardrobe is smaller and I still only wear my favourites … and the rest just hangs there and annoys me … because I can’t find my favourites. Doesn’t this image just lower your heart rate? If only your daily wardrobe choices were this streamlined! TheyContinue Reading