Category Archives: My Life

Weekend

Weekend

The weather was glorious this past weekend. I wandered the streets, enjoying the crisp air. When I wasn’t wandering, I supported the local restaurant scene … … and visited a beautiful home my friend is selling HERE … … and tended to my tiny gardens. We’re attempting cherry tomatoes and strawberries now. I rejuvenated aContinue Reading

Bastille Day 2014

Bastille Day 2014

I made a bit of an effort last night, for our Bastille Day celebrations. I cooked a nice meal and ensured that the French music was on high rotation, especially Les Mis. I have a very special affinity to that musical, as I met my husband when we were both performing in the 1995 QMTCContinue Reading

Pretty Ways To Store Your Jewels

Pretty Ways To Store Your Jewels

Ok, so I may be a minimalist when it comes to my wardrobe, but having been the proprietor of an online jewellery store, (back in the day when my youngest was in nappies -when no-one was online!) I still have a rather large collection of ‘stock’ on rotation to add variety to my work wardrobe.Continue Reading

Inspiring Women In Design

Inspiring Women In Design

I had the pleasure of being invited to the Design Institute’s, Queensland Branch, ‘Bubble and Speak’, June Breakfast Meeting last week. It was extra special for me as I was finally able to meet one of my design crushes, Megan Morton, who was one of the guest speakers. The Bubble and Speak Inspiration Breakfast SeriesContinue Reading

Happenings

Happenings

I needed a rest this past weekend. I really did. Hooray for the long weekend. I had to force myself to slow down and remind myself that I occasionally need to just ‘go slow’. I took the time to make my boys a yummy breakfast. All greenery was supplied by my #balconygarden … spinach, parsley, basil.Continue Reading

And That Was May

And That Was May

Wow! May has gone! It was a lovely month. The weather was divine. Still warm. Just slightly cool in the mornings. Each morning I sat with all the doors open and enjoyed the delicious hint of autumn … … with coffee here … … and sometimes there. I spent the month enjoying my new routineContinue Reading

Beautiful Sunday

Beautiful Sunday

 Sunday realestalking in West End.   Have a great night. A-M xx

On The Subject Of Balcony Gardens

On The Subject Of Balcony Gardens

  I am getting right into this balcony garden thing. Despite my irrational fear that my cantilevered balcony is going to collapse with any further weight of pots filled with damp potting mix, I am looking to expand! I now need tree thingys in planters like in this beautiful spot pictured above. I follow thisContinue Reading

Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day Mum! Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mums out there. I’ve had a lovely morning. I was found by my boys (sitting in the dark enjoying my candle and coffee) and promptly sent back to bed so they could make me breakfast in bed. Their cards get me every time. You should haveContinue Reading

Hamptons Monthly

Hamptons Monthly

Now I know if you follow me on Instagram you would have already seen this beauty but I just had to record it for posterity, here on my beloved blog. My photo of the Ralph Lauren store in Southampton, that I took when I was in the Hamptons in 2012, made the cover of theContinue Reading

Cherished Memories Competition

Cherished Memories Competition

Sponsored By NRMA Insurance and Nuffnang Cherished Memories? We all have many, don’t we? And many that we would love to relive over and over. My cherished memories from my childhood all revolve around my birthdays! Birthdays were special. You got to eat cake … …. and when older, even go to out to aContinue Reading

Weekend Happenings

Weekend Happenings

We had a great weekend. My youngest got to eat his body weight in fairy floss …  … my eldest got to impress the girls with his cards tricks at a local school fete. … and I got to put my feet up when the lads went to the soccer. My lettuces are going crazy inContinue Reading

Thank You

  I received an overwhelming response to my request for clothing for Aster yesterday. I thank you from the bottom of my heart. She does not know this yet but she will have a bag for her computer, a brand new sleeping bag, winter coats, pashminas, a beanie and warm socks, new underwear and toiletries.Continue Reading

A Little Favour

I made a new friend at the shed last night. I had seen her around the few times I had visited my new lighting digs. She sits cross legged on the floor upstairs, where the wifi works, using her computer … which she carries around in an old Coles shopping bag. We got talking last night andContinue Reading

Cape Cod Designs

Cape Cod Designs

My Cape Cod Designs has a new website, HERE.  Hooray! There is also a permanent sidebar link, on the blue gable vent, to the right of my blog. I am oooopen for business! Again. Yay. I have heaps more stock arriving over the next few months. Email me if there is something that you are lookingContinue Reading

Autumn Mornings

Autumn Mornings

Every year I forget how glorious Autumn is. For me? … it’s better than Spring. I love the promise of cooler days. The light in the mornings is just perfect. I have a thing for lattice doors …. … or I should just say, I have a thing for Batwing Doors … in any material. IContinue Reading