Friday, September 24, 2010

Ten out of ten

I am over the moon with my results for the second photography assignment of my course. I struggled over this one for a lot longer than I should have and in the end it turns out I should have just trusted my instincts and not tried to over think the lessons. Anyway, I feel so much more confident and excited to keep going with this new venture.

Part of the assignment was to submit a picture utilising some of the techniques we had learned, this was my submission…

So I also feel a little justified in my splurge on this fabulous jewellery from a truly talented Ayala Bar. I found her fabulous designs in a shop in The Rocks in Sydney called 'Hathi'. Absolutely stunning pieces, so beautiful that I was unable to stop at just this one, I chose another necklace and some earrings too. Naughty me!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Latest Buys

Do you remember I was harping on about wanting lots of lovely Iron furniture back around the time of my Birthday? (here)

Well, we finally picked up some simply DIVINE pieces on the weekend. I am yet to take delivery of these lovelies, but here are some sneaky iPhone pics I took in store at the wonderful Empire shop in Mt Lawley.

This fabulous old filing cabinet is huge and will be a delight to fill with all my little table items, candles, stationary, napery, cutlery, photos… and so on…

(Ooo, how did i miss that fabulous Mirror in the above pic? Hmmm…)

And then there is the long searched for 'perfect dining table'…

I love how the cabriole style of the leg bases completely transform this very industrial cold material into a rather classical looking design piece fit for even the most uppity of dinner parties.

We actually went out looking for a house, but having failed in that search we settled for things to put in one!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

A taste of home

illustration by julia rothman

I was chuffed to discover this fabulous post about my home town on Design*Sponge.

Sarah Hopkins has made mention of some fantastic Wellington institutions, some of them my old favourites and some of them are new to me and I cannot wait to check out when I visit home again in January 2011.

Thanks Sarah, and yay for mentioning the lovely Small Acorns, Amanda's store is truly gorgeous and a visit to Wellington isn't complete without picking up a little item of loveliness from there!

Floriditas is a second *must visit* spot, my mouth is watering just thinking about it. Mmmm.

If you are planning a trip to New Zealand, read Sarahs' post and whatever you do, don't skip a visit to this absolute gem of a city.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

I did it!

I am so unbelievably shocked and proud of myself, I never in a million years thought I would a) do anything like this and b) Do it as fast as I did…

This morning I ran the City to Surf 4km run with the Mr Person and Master No. 2. My training consisted of three runs over the past couple of weeks on the gym treadmill, the best time I achieved on the treadmill was about 25 mins. Today I crossed the line at a fraction over 20 minutes.

Yay for me!

Despite the fact I was sure I was having a heart attack at the finish line, I actually survived and I now feel fantastic for it.

Mr Person did really well, a shade over 16 mins, so he too is quite happy. Master No.2 did an impressive 17mins, a great effort for a ten year old!

Right, we're off to the pub…

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

A Dating Agency for Socks

Do you have one in your home?
My dressing table stool is the venue where all hip single socks mingle these days, it used to be that the telephone table in the living room was the hot spot in town, but now that place is just sooo 2009. Recently, any sock who is any sock heads to the dressing table stool in the hope of meeting their true 'Sole Mate'.

How these couples end up apart in the first place is a mystery, it just seems that a whole lot of agitation occurs in the old Fisher & Paykel and one ends up running out on the other or worse, getting mixed up with someone else's partner.

As they say though, absence makes the heart grow fonder, and usually, after a bit of time to think and a few rejections from other seemingly like minded but not quite compatible partners, these lone fellows end up finding their way back to their perfect match.

Today, at the Sock Dating Agency, we witnessed such a reunion take place… Oh how we wept with joy….

Here's to all you lucky socks out there who remain happily paired up. x

Monday, August 23, 2010

Spring has sprung in Perth!

And look what else has started to pop up in my garden…

Yep, for the first time in my life, I made some bulbs turn into pretty flowers!

I cannot wait to see what more lovely blooms will start to appear.

Happy early spring everyone! x

Images by Aimee

Monday, August 16, 2010

I'm Baaaaack!

I have been somewhat distracted since our holiday to Bali last month and have some serious Blogland catching up to do!

Reason for the distraction? I am now Engaged! Yay!
Mr Person popped the big Q on our first night in Ubud, all very spontaneous, a surprise to both of us really, but it was the perfect moment and we are both over the moon.

So now there is a wedding to plan and many wedding blogs to visit! But I will try to keep up with the posts too. x

Image via Once Wed

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