Tuesday, November 12, 2013


While I cluck disapprovingly at shopping centres and department stores that start putting Christmas decorations up almost before the second half of the year arrives, I secretly wish I could get away with it too. 

I love Christmas. Love, love, love. 

So it was perhaps somewhat inevitable that a rainy weekend resulted in us fetching the tree and decorations from our storage unit. They aren't all up. But they are here and can be put up whenever the mood strikes. I think the chances of holding out until December are slim. 

Perhaps a little more Christmas craft may push us over the line? So far we've just done wrapping paper but I think next weekend may involve baking and some hard core Christmas crafting. 

Monday, August 19, 2013

Just around the corner...

Spring is so close I can almost smell it. Blooms, beaches and a birthday. My favourite time of year.

Thursday, August 1, 2013


On ANZAC Day we said goodbye to our precious golden fur child, Nell. It's hard to put into words how much we miss her. The house feels more than a little bit empty without her by our sides and in our laps.

As with every loss there's been a series of heartbreaking 'first' since she's been gone - the first walk without her, the first shower without her curled up on the bathmat, the first morning in bed without her, the first time automatically getting three treats out for the dogs, the first time not automatically getting three treats out...

She was utterly incomparable. Incomparable in every single way. What we wouldn't do for one more day of snuggles with our golden shadow.

Run free beautiful golden girl. In the words of Puddleduck, you'll be in our hearts forever.

Monday, July 8, 2013

A spot of rearranging

Some gratuitous living room pictures - because it's been a while and because I have been rearranging (again!).

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

One year in our nest

This last weekend marked one year since we first moved into our nest.

The bones haven't changed since I took the shots on our first night here, but as you can see from the shots I took on our 'anniversary' it's a little more finished one year on.

I wonder what another year will bring?

Tuesday, March 26, 2013


One of my pendant lights has started to give way at the top. Not quite as dire as it pulling the cord out of the ceiling (a very real fear we had when hanging them given the weight) but distressing nonetheless.

I've had a go at mending it today and will rehang it when Mr Puddleduck gets home - fingers crossed! I'd really prefer not to have to make a new one.

Friday, March 8, 2013