Wednesday, September 30, 2015

these months...

have been filled with magic and wonder...

this day...there really are no words.

sending long overdue thank you notes
and creating one final keepsake
for those most special to us.

Saturday, September 26, 2015


This morning I went down to Byron to go to the beach side was raining and windy and cold.  I wandered through the lovely stalls briefly, jumping the puddles and battling the other umbrellas, and then found myself the last remaining spot in amongst the many cafes for coffee and breakfast.

I ended up next to a lovely young family who were holidaying from Sydney...despite the weather, they were laughing and happy and embracing the slower pace.  Their smiles and holiday happiness was contagious.  When he went to pay for their treats, the gentleman told his wife that he'd asked the lady behind the counter to 'pay it forward', leaving money to pay for someone elses coffee.  It caused complication with the billing process (sometimes I believe we are just a little too reliant on technology and the limitations it has) but they assured him they would make it happen.  I remarked that hearing this had made my day and got me thinking about this random act of kindness.  I too, will pay it forward with a random act of kindness in the days ahead and again in the months ahead...what  a wonderful way to bring a smile to strangers and to warm one's own heart.

When I went up to pay, there by the register was a hand written note with enough coins for a tea or coffee.  The note read...

'pay it forward'

{byron fresh...such a lovely spot}

Thursday, July 30, 2015

little beginnings...

 are starting to blossom.

There have been new beginnings all round these last few months.  Least of all, this little glimpse into something so wonderful, so perfectly right that I'm just bursting to share.  I'm secretly hoping you'll be smitten it too!

There has been travels and exploring; learning new things and finding my creative rhythm.  It's been quite the journey of discovery with moments of pure happiness.  Treasured moments...a clarity I've not felt in such a long time.

I have so very much to share...

Saturday, May 2, 2015

these days...

have been filled with wonder and magic...
my heart is full

Sunday, February 22, 2015


battering the grapes and frangipani

{thankfully, that is all she did}

Tuesday, January 27, 2015


has been unbelievably hot...the sticky, muggy, can't-get-comfortable kind of hot!

finding 'cool' with the blues around me...
the sea so beautiful
and flowers gathered from the garden against my blue wall

January has been beginnings and little celebrations.
 This year holds hope of all sorts of wonderful.

Wishing you happy in the months ahead too x

Monday, December 29, 2014

prettiest of pretty

Treasures from my beautiful and generous friend x

(look at that bow...more on that soon!)

Saturday, December 27, 2014

christmas snippets...

twinkles and sparkles,
little treasures,
a first christmas,
special treats...


Thursday, November 27, 2014

something special

I knew this would be something so special it would be incredibly difficult
I knew that I'd want them to be just so
They are for my love and I after all

Save the Dates...horribly overdue but just right...I think!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

farm days...

One of my favourite places to be is my dear friend's farm.  Being that we live at opposite ends of the earth, spending time in this place is extra special.  This time it was a little different...I had semi planned this trip, although didn't commit to it until ten days before leaving home (the benefits of my every day world) for various reasons.  She on the other hand, had no idea I was coming!  This meant we just did 'farm things' (although we did squeeze in a few delicious meals out and about!)...we did the 'everyday' on the farm and I loved every minute of it.

We picked wild blackberries and took to the orchid for apples to make apple and blackberry crumble for sunday dinner.  We watched as a new calf, born during the night, was tendered to by its mother.  We played in the farm sheds with the dogs and wandered taking in the last of summer.

It was bliss and I hope my next visit isn't too far away because four and half days there just wasn't long enough!