Friday, February 25, 2011

Friday afternoon....after a busy week, I just couldn't wait for it to hurry up and get here...and it didn't disappoint...

Simple times, simple pleasures.
Hoping yours was as wonderful....have a great weekend everyone.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

With grateful thanks....

to the fabulous chateaudelille who passed on this award, I was truly both thrilled and surprised (and possibly ovewhelmed a teensy bit) to be included in a list of such gorgeousness.

With accepting this award, there are three rules ~
1) Thank and link back to the person whom awarded you
2) Share 7 things about yourself
3) Award great bloggers that you've recently discovered
4) Contact the above and tell them of the award

So the 7 things I share about me are -

  • I am an Early Childhood teacher (currently on leave)
  • I love lychees, seafood and really really good chocolate (but not all on the same plate!) but my guilty pleasure is hot chips eaten sans children!!
  • I love to cook and I read and collect cookbooks avidly the way some people read fiction novels, I love finding new recipes for gorgeous food and tweaking them to suit our tastes or coming up with my own ideas for fabulous food
  • but ....having said that, I will admit that I have been known at the end of a super busy day, to make bacon and eggs for dinner (oh the shame haha!)
  • there are rooms in my house I haven't blogged about because they are the rooms in my house where furniture goes to die
  • My favourite appliance is my KitchenAid mixer but I wish I had trusted my instincts and bought a white one (oh the regrets!)
  • I watch Escape to the Country every Friday and Sunday nights (but am really missing Catherine Gee!!)
And the blogs that I'd like to honour -


Plain Jane


Hope you are all having a gorgeous day,


                                              New table runner!!
I'm almost embarrassed to blog this morning.  In fact, I'm sneaking in, very very quietly!!
It's been soooo long.  But I just found a few quiet minutes in this mad house this morning and thought I'd jump on and catch up on a few blogs and then I thought I'd better catch up on my own!!

Still here, just been a bit busy is all, real life got in the way a bit, but it's all settling now as we're finding our feet in new routines and new rhythms!  I have taken leave from work for a spell, our oldest daughter changed schools and with all the usual chaos and madness that comes with having four children and a busy lifestyle, blogging took a back seat!

Hope you are all well, missed you very much!!

Off to catch up on you all,