Tuesday, 22 July 2014

In the kitchen

I love the light in our kitchen. Have you noticed how much my plants have grown?

Whilst we're in the kitchen, I want to tell you about a new blog our good friends have started, it's called Mostly Saturdays and it's by Will and Maria. They share beautiful photos of food, stories of cooking and eating, as well as delicious recipes. We've been lucky to have shared many meals with Will and Maria and they are brilliant cooks. Go check it out, your mouth will water and your eyes will love the gorgeous photos too.

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Still life

I was lucky to receive some lovely native flowers from Teddy for Mother's Day back in May. I love native flowers, they look so interesting, when cut they last a long time and lastly they dry so beautifully. So, I've got remnants of the beautiful bouquet in our lounge room - these gum nuts, pictured above, and also banksias and proteas. Thanks Teddy.

Thursday, 17 July 2014


I must say I'm really enjoying winter this year.. Although, we are lucky that our winters are mild in Sydney. Nothing like the five winters we experienced whilst living in London. This winter we have been:

Enjoying a lot of time outside...
Cronuts and coffee dates with good friends...
Reading books in our pyjamas in the sun...
Buying fresh produce and trying new recipes...
Visiting the local beaches for walks...

If you're in the Southern Hemisphere, I hope you're enjoying your winter too.

Monday, 14 July 2014

Lunch date

The other Saturday, a couple of weeks ago, Polo and I had a lunch date in Newtown. We had a delicious Ramen for lunch at a pop-up at The Rising Sun Workshop and after we had a wander up Enmore Road to Young Henry's Brewery

I work in Erskineville, not far from Newtown, but it's been a while since we visited the area to have a meal. There are so many new places, cafes, bars and shops. We plan to go back again soon.

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Traveling with bébé

Looking back at these photos, has reminded me how little and young Theodore was when we holidayed in Europe. Polo and I were laughing at the photos and the things we did with him, including: spending an entire day beach hopping on a boat, hiking in the mountains, catching chairlifts with him strapped in a baby carrier, spending days at the beach and visiting restaurants for lunch and dinner. I'm glad we did all these things and it was actually the perfect age - 5 months. Doing those things now, with a 16 month old would be totally different.. I don't think we could do them all / they wouldn't be as enjoyable. Teddy is at the age now, that we wants to explore and run around. 

We're heading to Bali in August for a week. We've found a great villa with our own pool (16 metres long!!) and a lovely tropical garden. It will be a different holiday, maybe not as relaxing as past holidays, but having our own pool will be wonderful. My sister and cousin are also coming, so hopefully they'll be happy to babysit a couple of nights, so Polo can I have some relaxing dinners :)

Monday, 7 July 2014

Shade / Sun

When we visit the beach, I like to find a spot that's got sun and shade. I've got fair skin, so am always careful to cover up and wear lots of suncream. I do manage to get a tan in summer, but it's quite slight and it takes we a while to get there. You'd probably say more sun kissed than tanned :). My best friend Edwina has very fair skin, so she's the perfect beach companion for me. Too bad we currently live on opposite sides of the world as she's my fellow big hat wearing, shade loving sister from another mister. She's got a term that I love, it's called 'lizarding'. It's sun-baking, but all covered up, lying on a towel with a big hat over your face. You soak up the sun, without getting burnt :). We have lizarded together in Croatia, Sardinia, Barcelona, South of France and Sydney. I very much look forward to future lizarding action somewhere in the world in the future with her.

Hope those of you in the Northern Hemisphere are enjoying your summer!

P.s I love how these two pics almost line up perfectly...

Friday, 27 June 2014

Sardinian details

The next few posts will be from our time in Sardinia last year... 
I won't be sharing all the photos I took as some are set to be published. I'll share more details about that down the track.

The above pics were taken in the places we stayed whilst on holiday, they capture some of the details I came across.

Happy weekend friends!

Monday, 23 June 2014

Take me back...

Picture postcards whichever way you look.
We were married in the Alps, at the local town hall. We had a photo outside this tiny church.
Dappled light and cool shade walking down a mountain
Little Teddy, almost 6 months.
Village details.
Me, in the shadows holding a delicious ice cream.

Take me back...

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Fresh Air

Fresh mountain air, is there anything better?

Monday, 16 June 2014

Lunch in the Alps

My next few posts are going to be in B&W. You see, I finally had those B&W films developed that I kept mentioning - it took a while. I found a good place in Sydney to develop the film and it doesn't cost an arm and a leg. So perhaps I'll shoot some more B&W, I do enjoy it.

We're travelling back in time to August last year. The above photos were taken when we were in the Alps staying with Polo's family.  On this particular day we did a hike and had lunch after, basking in the sun and resting our legs. Gosh, I wish we were going back this summer... Although I waited so long to get these films developed, It's actually really nice looking at these images 10 months on, it brings back wonderful memories.

We're planning a Euro trip next year and I'm already excited.