Lovely reads

As the weather is beginning to cool a little I am finding time to read and dream. Not much time spare really..but enough time to enjoy a little bit of me time!!Picked up this lovely magazine today (above) which is almost like a book – heavenly. Makes me think of breezy summers and luxury holidays! […]

New plantation shutters, new room

 We had our gorgeous plantation shutters installed recently.  What I didn’t expect is that they have given us another room !  This little deck was not really utilised due to sun and facing to a busy road but what a huge difference we have now! Blogger and Picasa are playing up and I am having […]

Feeling tropical…

I have been feeling very tropical of late!! In a few weeks we will have our outdoor plantation shutters installed.  One side of the house is on a busy road and it will give a little more room and privacy whilst adding to the street appeal.  Yes I am one of those crazy women who […]

Shells, driftwood & coral..

Here are a few pieces from around our place. Anything with shells, driftwood and coral draws me in and makes me feel relaxed.  Makes me think of a time when all you thought about was going to the beach, feeling the cool water and nothing else matters.  I still have that girl in me and […]

making things seem bigger

Today we had this lovely big mirror installed.  It has been a dream of mine to have a huge mirror in this rather small house!  Hard to photograph actually but I got so excited and wanted to show and tell on my blog! Haven’t had a chance to “style” and play around yet (or even […]

Support & love

I just wanted to say how wonderful I think the blogging community is in supporting each other in these troubled times. Especially the Brisbane ladies an hour up the road who have been keeping us updated on the situation there….take care everyone and give your loved ones an extra hug today, Mel xx

Pray, donate & hope

I write this after watching some shocking footage of the flooding that hit Toowoomba and surrounding areas yesterday.Words cannot describe.. http://today.ninemsn.com.au/livestreaming.aspx?player=mediaplayer if you can donate to the flood appeal here is the link.. www.qld.gov.au/floods On the TODAY show there was shocking footage of a couple in a white 4wd just helpless and stranded floating amongst […]

Raining and reading…

Well it will come as no surprise that the rain is relentless in QLD this summer.It has been the wettest summer on record and many families/business have been devastated by terrible floods. Fortunately we are not (yet) in the flood zone but almost every day/night the rain is torrential, even as I type I can […]

Stripey projects..

Happy 2011 everybody!  I cannot believe another year has passed along with Christmas too!  Am looking forward to a new year in this house…not tooooo many plans happening but of course never a still mind and always thinking, thinking ! Hope all my fellow blogging friends have a terrific 2011 ! Below are a few […]

Final Christmas message from me..

Have just finished my Christmas table! Would have to say that is one of my favourite Christmas jobs ~ if you could even call it a job , for me it is all pleasure! We hit the farmers markets at 6.00 am and got some lovely Christmas bush, seafood, cherries and lovely salad goodies for […]