May 31, 2009
discovered a new warehouse op-shop over the tram bridge, down the road from our house
most success i've had in the clothing department for a while - take that! expensive country road knits that i can't afford......
(i'm also regretting not buying this oatmeal pure wool, button up vest.....)
May 30, 2009
May 28, 2009
came home (kee at work) and found this record on the table....rushed to take a picture of it cause it's so great, turned the camera on, and what a surprise! he's already taken the photo.
now munching on banana bread made last night in a flurry of domestic fervour that hit us both ....been seing so many lovely things on blogs lately - so much inspiration out there!
looking forward to the weekend.....
May 24, 2009
trip to ikea (hooray for $29 quilt cover)
plenty of organising and tidying
garage sale perusing
cooking: whole baked snapper with stephanie alexander's north african ginger marinade recipe and a lemon tart
camberwell markets: 2 x chrysanthemums and a yellow plaid capelet all for $12!
May 17, 2009
May 16, 2009
escaped the onset of melbourne's weather with a quick 4 day trip to darwin. first time visit for me. amazed at how fierce and beautiful the environment is and how, with a 15 minute ride in a tinny you can feel a million miles away amongst the mangroves.
have to say though - we both welcomed the crisp late night air of melbourne when we returned....
(it's always good to get home no matter how great being away is).
darwin -botanical gardens, wogait beach
couldn't help myself - my deda (grandfather) would be proud of me taking photos of all these flowers.....
and my nan, nonna and omama would have goo'd and gaa'd at these beauties!
(having had most of my gardening experience in grey-sky-ed melbourne i can only imagine having that much sunshine to play with).
a blossom from a cannon ball tree, darwin botanical gardens
i had intended on making a grand re-entrance into blogland (for the keenly awaiting mum and nina)....
can't add anything of what i've been doing before saying goodbye to our cousin Laura who passed away on Wednesday 13th May 2009.
Rest In Peace.