Friday, December 31, 2010


trying out the pram.....and admiring all the gardens whilst we're at it!

40 degrees today though so staying inside and trying to stay cool

happy new years

Thursday, December 30, 2010


k at work and Lottie asleep.....these slightly crisp, sunny Melbourne mornings sure are lovely.

now my feet have returned to their former size now I'm not pregnant any longer, i have been finally able to order my belated birthday present. a new pair of clogs! i already have these which i love but thought a pair of low ones would be a little more sturdier for life as a mama!

oh dear - 38 degrees tomorrow! what shall we do to escape that Lottie?

Monday, December 27, 2010

she's here!

Lottie Pearl

//born 13 december 2010\\

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


love this work by anna gleeson

colour / shape / pattern perfection!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

oh sheesh

every now and again something comes along that really makes my heart swell.

this knitwear by cooperative designs is one of those things............

found via thank you, ok


i must admit - even though i'm not buying ONE single present this year (our thought is that we are hand crafting a BABY this year for everyone!) i always do get excited about decorations and seeing what all sorts of crafty people are getting up to out there. i particularly love the fact that christmassy things don't HAVE to be red and green......

it is also super fun looking at all the northern hemisphere blogs as they enter the depths of their christmassy winters. all that knitting, cosiness and bunkering down is such a contrast to the high temperatures building here!

pretty garland found at whip up

Monday, December 6, 2010

day and night

DAY // harvesting german chamomile flowers from the garden to make tea

NIGHT // late night gelati...perfect for this weather

Saturday, December 4, 2010

lovely summer days

had the most divine last couple of days.....and it continues! beautiful japanese dinner in fitzroy, relaxed lunches (including my big love for chopping up any crunchy salad bits we have along with fresh mint and parsley from the garden) and you can see a gorgeous wooden phone we bought for the mini lady in an op shop. also made a yoghurt citrus syrup cake (from the yoghurt section in stephanie alexander's the cook's companion) as a friend came up and cooked us a beautiful eggplant and lentil lasagne.

the weather is heating up and all the wonderful plans i've been making (in the hope that she'll come along and ruin them) are coming to fruition! i am so, so, so, so lucky to have some wonderful friends that either think (or are good at pretending!) that hanging out with an overdue pregnant woman is almost fun! well thats how you all make me feel guys - so big love to you all......


Friday, December 3, 2010

alexandra gardens

kee took me for a stroll in alexandra gardens this morning in kew and it was beautiful. overcast and lovely and just right for a very preggy lady to stroll through......

Thursday, December 2, 2010

around my way


gardening, crafting, napping, ice-block crunching, nesting, walking all continues as we wait for our bubbaloo to arrive.

turned the phone off yesterday and napped four times and made it my perogative to rest up for her big arrival.

i made tabbouleh and kee made burnt eggplant and tahini salad - another winning recipe from the amazing book Plenty - yum! we must enjoy making these lovely dinners as soon i'm sure it will change when she arrives (for the first little while anyhow).

come on little person - come and meet us! we so can't wait for a cuddle and smooch!