Another weekend bites the dust..

Well girls another weekend bites the dust eh? They go so fast and I must admit so do the weeks! Life is flat out. Absolutely beautiful weather here at the moment although we really could do with some rain. However, with 2 weeks of school holidays perhaps we can hold off for a fortnight! My […]

House makeover & magazine

before (above) and painted (below) magazine shot (below) and new paint (above) Hi girls – got a lovely email yesterday from a lady called Gillian (THANKS Gillian – could not work out how to reply via the ebay system!) that our house is in the latest Country Home Ideas – Easy Outdoor Living edition (see […]


Mothers Day 08Easter 08Christmas 07Halloween 08Over the years I have had little bursts of enthusiasm for entertaining and events. Other times i want to be a hermit and bundle up with my home magazines and books and not do anything! In a few weeks I am hosting a Girls Night In for the Qld Cancer […]

Weekend roses

The first photo is pretty much what I see when i look out of our office. Decided to go and pick some roses, inspired by the new Shabby Chic book. I love the very simple white look with a pop of pink roses here and there.Even though my poor rose garden is a shadow of […]

Catalogue love

Arrived home from work today to find the Wallace Cotton Spring 09 catalogue has arrived. Must say that I am in love with this company and their product. Everything is photographed so beautifully and beautiful locations/houses you just want to hop into the pictures and live there! The website is and you may join […]

Lovely books

Has anyone else fallen in love with Rachel Ashwell’s new book? I ordered mine via who offer free shipping worldwide. The pictures and wording are all heavenly and I cannot put this book down. My mind is already racing with ideas and inspiration. I also bought Cottages of the Coast – a book i […]

I am back..sort of…

Life is mad, crazy, busy but most of all HAPPY. Working full time is a huge challenge and I do miss being home and being a homemaker (even if it were only to be part time!).I have still found time to do a few little projects and pick some roses! Hope to visit you soon, […]

Finally – the bed!

When i left the blogging for a time i think i was waiting on delivery of our new king bed. Well she arrived safe and sound and we have now painted the wall red (Dulux Red Box decided upon in the end). I have been alternating linen between all white and my red quilt which […]

Roses and old frames

Since being at work 5 days a week i have very little time in my rose garden. Mother Nature is an amazing girl and still manages to provide me with roses on most weeks. Just picked this lovely bunch last night and they are divine. My lovely friend Dee at www.mycoastalstyle.blogspot.comsuggested that I put up […]