Things I’m Loving

I am SO very much loving the last few days. Christmas was lovely but post-Christmas relaxing is even better. The weather has been undeniable rotten, but I think the incessant drizzle has helped us keep the pace s l o w.

Christmas Dinner

Mum has of course hosted Christmas dinner before but it was the first time for Dave and I. 35 of our family rolled up and it was awesome! We had over-catered (of course) but the leftovers are amaze, the rain held off and we now know that our house can handle a big crowd with ease. Having a large family has always made Christmas fun and Ethan rates seeing his out-of-town cousins as the best thing about Christmas. I love that.

Christmas Dashy

The four dogs coped well with the Christmas influx, luckily we have some very dog-friendly rellies who were always up for a cuddle with dodgy Dash and managed to prevent his anxiety from getting the better of him.

Summer Stripes & cottons at Country Road

Loving soft cottons and summer prints from Country Road. Their sale is brilliant btw.

Star Wars Lego

Oh Star Wars Lego. You are everywhere. You haven’t made it under my feet yet, but I’m going to want the coffee table back at some point in the near future. Loving your games Ethan, play on.


I LOVE Dahlias. This is our first year growing them and they have gone bonkers, dinner plate sized blooms on each plant.

Home grown tomatoes

Finally loving that my tomatoes have also gone buck-wild this summer and the first of our crop are just about ready for picking.

Have a great holiday week everyone!

Boxing Day Sales? I don’t think so

After a whirlwind few days of finishing work on Friday (delicious), attending the magical Mary Poppins musical and visiting the Christmas lights on Franklin Rd on Saturday, recovering on Sunday and preparing on Monday to host our entire family for Christmas dinner, I am exhausted.
I am not leaving the house today unless its on fire.
It is raining so I am not leaving the house.
We have leftovers for days so I’m not leaving the house.
Santa aka ME, outdid himself herself and finally managed to track down the original Star Wars Trilogy box set on DVD (all versions from retailers are on Blu Ray wth?) and Dave, Ethan and I are in the middle of a nerd movie marathon. I have been waiting for this day since E was born, and finally the resurgence of Star Wars Lego has piqued his interest to the point where he is glued to the couch clutching his large X-wing fighter – rather awkward by all appearances. I am SO not even leaving the Lazy-Boy!

I hope you all had a fab Christmas with your friends and family x


Wardrobe Wednesday | I’m Back!

After feeling decidedly under the weather for the last couple of months, I’m finally coming right and beginning to get some of my blogging mojo back.  The best place to start is with Wardrobe Wednesday, which I have missed!  Regular, weekly posts are something that I enjoy but WW motivates me to try a little harder with what I wear, to step out of the box (sometimes) and to finish an outfit properly with accessories etc.  This outfit is certainly ordinary and nothing fabulous at all, but hey, it’s what I wore and I’m just celebrating that I even felt like joining in this week!

Jeans and Huffer T

Huarache Sandals


T-Shirt: Huffer

Jeans: Wrangler

Cardigan: Hand me down from my Mum, Verge

Sandals: Urban Outfitters

Necklace: The Warehouse

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