Tuesday, January 24, 2012

last week (or so) in pictures

1. The lovely Sarah and her baby belly
2. Proud parents Brad and Di with little Remi
3. The Groom as he saw his Bride for the first time
4 and 5 old friends
6. Mr Rosemary Moustache
7. Our room
8. lots of balloons
9. Uncle Tim and Isabelle
11. Happy birthday!
12. Dessert Bar
13. hands down creamiest most delicious triple brie I tried on our holiday!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

home again home again

 "the spilsburys"
my summer holiday has drawn to a close.
I have had a wonderful time.
I finished one job and tomorrow I start a brand new one...little nervous...and excited,,,
I had the chance to relax, idle the time away, complete some projects and spend some quality time with both sides of the family.
This last week and a bit has been ace...
I saw my very pregnant best buddy
met a brand new little bubba and got to say hi to his wonderful parents
witnessed a wedding between a couple of cute people
was a real life wedding crasher
had a chance encounter with a lovely old friend from high school and her equally lovely older sister in Toowoomba
had breakfast with some friends we haven't seen for a year and heard about their tales of living in New 
hung out with the beloved spilsburys...which involved lots of cuddles from VERY precious and cute nieces, learning the Diego and Dora songs off by heart...and then having them going around in my head all day yesterday!
but I will be back to share photos during this week
now I must go and relax for my first day tomorrow!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

summer holiday

we're all going on a summer holiday, no more working for a week or...2!
I'm outty people, off to the Gold Coast to hang with these beloveds...plus a couple of extra cuties who have been born since this holiday back in January 2010!
See ya in a couple of weeks!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

january date

I'm not sure how I originally came across this but when I read it I thought that is totally what I am getting Tim for Christmas. So the idea is to plan a date for every month of the year, each month has an envelope with the date details, some have vouchers in, some have pictures of where/what we will be doing (eg. restaurant, walking in a national park). It was lots of fun to put together and Tim really loved it! I got a bit nervous closer to Christmas...I thought he might think it was lame! good thing he didn't. 
 So January was super easy! Go somewhere to escape the heat...even though now our weather has turned quite cool! ha We went to the movies and saw Sherlock Holmes and we treated ourselves to a "small" popcorn...it wasn't that small!
I made a goal earlier in 2011 to make date nights regular. We do a lot together but making sure we make special intentional time was what I was going for. It's a good habit to get into before we have kids!

Sunday, January 08, 2012

flea market finds

There are so many good things about holidays...one very good one is there are lots of opportunity's AND time to go op shopping! This is what I found in my travels this week!
Found a beautiful mismatched cup and saucer at a lovely collective in Hahndorf. 
 I took a trip to savers with a couple of lovelies and found some great work pants, and lovely doilies and wool! The doilies I have in mind for cutting up and making something along the lines of this...check it out over at dotti angel...
 Then around the corner at the salvos I found this beauty which I plan to chop to knee length.
Op shopping definitely puts me in a bright mood! 
To find some more thrifty treasures head over to Sophies!

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

number 7 DONE!

It only took me a year but that's OK! :)
Yesterday to the date Tim and I arrived back from overseas. It was a ripper trip one we'll probably never get to do again and I have thought back to that trip many times over the last 12 months and thought...that was so good!
 While on that trip I made a list of some goals/tasks I wanted to complete in the time I was 27. You can see the list here. Some things are easier than others some I will not achieve before March 15th but I am so glad I got this one done...and really in the end it took me no time at all! I can't believe it took me this long to do it!
 I kept all our tickets from the tours we did, bus tickets museums we visited and put them all in a collage. I received the frame as a Christmas present last year.
I also added a couple of photos from along the way too! I'm really happy with how it turned out and it is such a  great keepsake from the trip...
Hopefully I'll get cracking on some of the other things too over the coming weeks! 

Tuesday, January 03, 2012


 We had a lovely New Years Eve. Last year we were sipping Cosmo's in Hamberg. this year we were having a few quiet drinks at home with 2 of my sisters, playing games and eating delicious food.
 Have you ever seen the movie Four Holidays? There is a scene in it where they play Taboo and one couple just keep getting it right one after the other it's very funny...well Bec was describing this and it made me laugh for ages!
 We then met up with some friends
 played with sparklers
 and enjoyed the fireworks!
Happy New Year friends I hope it is a blessed, happy, fun and healthy year for you and yours!
We have had some scorching weather here in Adelaide ( 41 + degrees celsius) so we have been relaxing the last few days...yesterday we pretty much watched DVDS and sat in the air con the whole day! It was amazing!