Thursday, September 23, 2010

Seven things about me

I've been tagged by the lovely Mrs A to write seven interesting/random facts about me. I hope you find them, ah, interesting!

I rarely wear anything other than thongs in summer

Stevie and I lived in London for three years, and drove around Europe in a camper van for four months. Five years later we still talk about it. It was the best time of our lives!


I absolutely can not stand icy pole sticks. I avoid them at all cost, even if that means missing out on ice cream.

Striped t'shirts feature heavily in my wardrobe. None however, are in umbrella form.


Not really random, but I love talking weddings.  


The ring tone on my phone is Florence and the machine .
{You've got the love.} Because I do!


Sometimes, if I finish work early, Stevie and I will take a bottle of champagne down to the park near the bay and watch the sunset. We look a little like bogans, with paper cups, but meh....... it's so lovely.

Now, to share the love......I'm passing this task to

Julie.... Olive and Joy

all images via we heart it. except florence.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Not extinct

I was reminded yesterday by Julie over at Olive & Joy that it is time again for the Dinosaur Designs big sale. This is big news and a great opportunity to pick up some great pieces by a truly iconic Aussie brand. Their story of success is inspirational, and well worth a read, especially if you are completing the e-course run by Holly and Leslie. These guys started off running a market store and have grown into  internationally renowned design dynamos exhibiting in places such as New York, Milan and Canada. You can check out their online store here. They even do wedding registries!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

simple really


I'm going to be really happy. Are you?

Friday, September 10, 2010

Beautiful torture

This week I embark on a nine week challenge with my gym. nine weeks to get super fit and ready for summer. nine weeks of no alcohol*, minimal carbs, stacks of protein and multiple visits to the gym. 
as an indication of what I've signed up for, my personal trainer sent me a text this afternoon, kindly reminding me it was 4pm and not to eat any carbs from then on. hmm, right. so I'm guessing ordering our standard friday night pizza is out of the question. I'm also guessing if i happen to win the prize at the end of the challenge, which is a trip to Hawaii, i should probably send the boy. alone. if he makes it out of this alive.
in the mean time I'll torture myself (and you) with images of these beautiful cakes by maggie austin cakes

* I can handle the strict rules relating to everything else, but, alcohol? No booze for 9 weeks? That's a challenge

Monday, September 6, 2010

misguided pennies


How sweet are these drawings? I discovered the work of Nan Lawson via the green wedding shoes blog.
As my quest to buy a bike continues I thought purchasing the bike drawing above to put on my inspiration board would make perfect sense! Let's just ignore the fact that it is perhaps slightly counter-productive to be spending my pennies on pretty drawings, rather than putting them in the piggy bank!