Thursday, November 25, 2010

If I was...

At home. I would be wearing these. I wish I was. I'm not. That's all. x
Track suit pants from

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

W is for....

Prince William.
Isn't it lovely that he gave her Diana's ring. Just beautiful.
Love a royal wedding.
Nice interview with BBC too.
Can't wait.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Maybe I need this...

But there is the pesky ban on no clothes shopping in this house.
Sonia Rykiel t shirt from NET A PORTER.
I love a good bow.
I'm distracting myself with online browsing when I'm meant to be packing. That's all. x

Friday, November 12, 2010

Its a sign.

I'm home alone till Sunday.
I had a visitor last night. I don't know its actual identity but it was behind our fireplace and making a hell of a lot of noise. (When Beauty and the Geek was on - not happy.)
I had to kindly interrupt my neighbour from hosting a dinner party and a lovely cooked meal from his charming wife to help with with "the situation." "The situation" being something behind the fire that could potentially kill me, while watching Beauty and the Geek

There's nothing like seeing a man in an Armani suit with a flash light around his head standing up in your fireplace. Nothing was found but the noise is still in there. Its a combination of rustling, growling and scratching.

Then a huge locust (I know biblical reference here) flew inside and decided to land on my foot - well I was already at breaking point after "the situation." You know how that ended.

As I went to have a shower last night before bed barely able to contain myself from "the situation" that was still being played out in my living room there was a lizard hiding under the bathroom scales. I kid you not. Its still there. I'm too scared to attempt to move it and I've run out of people I can bribe to help me with bottles of wine.

My neighbour just told me they had a rat in their laundry this week and that "she's a nice girl from Bellevue Hill and if she See's a snake she outta here..."
I'm taking these freaky phenomenon as a sign that we should be moving back to the city.
Sometimes the universe must be laughing its arse off.

I would like to apologise for the use of damn and arse in this weeks posts. Its been a busy week. Please don't judge me. The pest man is coming at 5pm. Its amazing how "unbooked" a pest man can become if you cry on the telephone. x

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Missing and hoping.

Things I miss about Sydney:
Being able to walk to a cafe, restaurant, anywhere.
Sydney Harbour.
That great Japanese place in Glebe.
My hairdresser. I love you Nicole.
David Jones Sydney. And its food hall.
Walking the Cremorne harbour foreshore work with my gal R.
Rosie's nail bar. I know they miss me.

Things I'm not looking forward to:
Stinking hot days.
Lines at Woolworth's.
Storage issues. We have a lot of stuff. Hello when was the last time my husband went surfing? Do we need a surfboard? Tent. Blow up mattress. 2 sets of ski's. Beach umbrella. Rakes, shovels, A collection of baskets for firewood. I went a little crazy on the wicker baskets...More candles and photo frames to poke a stick at. Wreaths...don't start with the wreaths.

Things I'm going to miss about the country:
Our little community.
Friendly people.
My beautiful house.
Log fires.
My garden.
Country decorating. Lets say I have embraced it....
Cellar doors...

I'm definitely not going to miss...
Field mice. Yes Its been kept a "secret" but we have had mice this winter... Lets just say the local pest man can go on that European trip this year....
Busy bodies. Especially that nosy lady in the chemist.
My husband working from home. Enough said.

So that's where I'm at. Mixed feelings about another move. We are doing the right thing....but damn I am going to miss this house.

Kirstie Allsopp would say something clever here about "houses don't make homes. people make houses homes" or something like that. I love me some location, location, location. Housewives favourite that Phil Spencer.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

W is for...

If you were one of Australia's premier cake makers, what would you design for your own wedding?
I would imagine it would be hard to decide. This beautiful cake was made by Faye Cahill for her recent Sydney Wedding. Love love love.
More of Faye's beautiful work here.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Eat, Pray, Move.

How to look chic when moving.....

I'm all about structure. Organising is my middle name. I really enjoy a good clear out. Hoarders are not my friends. I could browse around Kiki K and Howard's Storage World all day. But bloody hell, (pardon my french) I'm going to be happy when December rolls on by.

We're moving. Back to the big smoke. Goodbye beautiful country house. Hello modern apartment. Its been on the cards for a while and now its happening. Heaven forbid we relax around here ;) Did I mention we are moving in two weeks. We are. I'm a little stressed. I am stuffing TV snacks into my mouth as a distraction. Its not working. Did I mention I need to find an office too? I do. I'm a little stressed about that as well.
A little Oprah Winfrey party is the light at the end of the tunnel. I'm on top of the desserts.

Monday, November 8, 2010

It's a bird, It's a plane, It's a rex.

Its actually a tea towel inside joke for my gal R.
I might get one for her for Christmas.
Considering she's been light on the comments lately she's lucky she's even getting a mention. Just quietly.
That's all. x
If you are interested in tea towels, check out this site.

Happiness is..

Unfortunately I'm not here.
I wish I was.
There is nothing that can't be fixed by a stay at a four seasons......

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Why I love Christmas Part one.

So I've had the talk. The serious talk. The talk about table settings and colours and all that serious stuff. The Christmas talk.
Said talk was with my mother. She gets just excited about these things as I do. Genetics. Aisle 4.
Decisions have been made. Tentative plans about menus have been discussed. Someone may or may not be attempting a bomb Alaska. Some new blue plates have been spied and will be purchased. Whats Christmas without new crockery right?

I'm putting my thinking cap on for some genius decorating idea's. Nothings hit me so far.
We're going duck egg blue with pops of red. Should be gorgeous....
Lets hope we don't peak to early.
Images from Canadian House and Home

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

W is for

Had I known about this...
I'm just sayin'.
Hope you are having a stylin' week.
From here.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Big Decisions

Cream or black?
Did I mention I have won every year on the Melbourne Cup? I have. Its a gift.
Get your frock on. x
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