I have just discovered Etsy. So much talent and so many beautiful pieces, I have literally spent hours browsing. This print by Studio M is on it’s way to me from Minnesota! It’s called The Little Family and besides the colours, which I love, it just reminded my of my little family. I can’t wait to choose a frame and put it on my wall.
Since moving to the small town they now live in, my parents are more avid gardeners. I guess it’s the climate that’s more conducive to things growing. I took this photo while visiting them on the weekend. The one on the right is such a bold colour for a flower and what you can’t see is that it was completely dwarfed by the reds, yellows and pinks of the others.
It’s raining in Canberra! I know this may not be news but here it is a welcome relief. If only it would continue for a few more weeks! I took this photo of the drops of rain on one of the many Acacias we have in our very native garden. It was such a lovely sight. I’m really quite obsessed with weather – my most referenced website is the BOM. Even my blog name is an homage to the science of predicting weather – which, by the way, I know nothing about.
I received my T-shirt this week – thanks Sidsel! This beautiful design is by Sidsel Gaustadnes a Danish graphic designer. You can view her blog here or if you can read Danish you can view her studio web site here. Mine is the pink one and it fits beautifully. This is the Breast Cancer Awareness T-shirt for 2007 and was done for the Danish Cancer Society – I recommend you read her blog to get the real meaning. And just to add another connection, Sidsel is sister to my dear friend Mette who was my yoga, chocolate and swimming buddy when we both lived in Sydney.
My boys’ day care centre recently celebrated its 20th Birthday. The boys handed over a dollar in a lucky dip and both came up with these sunglasses. I later learned that they were the only two pairs among the 50 prizes in the barrell! Are they seeing stars or am I?
I am quite enamoured with the colour red at the moment. It was not too long ago that I actually hated it! I think it had something to do with the colour of my school blazer (I went to boarding school), that’s right… it was red. Here’s my first attempt at a Mijn Moodboard – it’s a very addictive site and such a great time waster! It’s all in Dutch but not too difficult to work out what you need to do to get going and so worth the effort.
It’s swooping season in Canberra. This is where the partners of nesting Magpies come out to protect their territory by swooping passing cyclists (that’s me), and pedestrians. I remember the first time I came to Canberra and passed a fellow on the street with an ice cream container on his head, now I know why. I’m sure I looked very strange yelling “don’t you do it!” at the only swooping bird on my route. He’s very persistent and just a little bit scary.