Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Man Flu

That's right folks the man flu has hit our house.  However it's not Mr S it's me.  We have a complete roll reversal when it comes to sickness in this house.  Mr S is a trooper and I'm like a whinging man that thinks he's dying.  What's worse is that I have caught this from Mr S and it's the first time I have been sick in about 2 years.  But wait it gets better.  Mr S has gone and left me while I'm dying with the flu, that he gave me and has gone up to Noosa for a few days for a work conference.  Not diliberate I hear you say, I know it's just bad timing.
Anyway this is what DJ and I have been doing for the past couple of days.  Laying either in bed or on the couch sleeping.

Could hear this bird singing for ages earlier today, hear it was sitting on the fence in the rain having a great old time.  This is what the lovely weather is like today her in sunny Queensland.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Winter Days

Winter is my favourite time of year.  Not only do I prefer the fashions, but the thought of being snuggled up in bed under the doona is just fantastic.  I would have the air conditioning on in summer just to snuggle under the doona.  Unfortunately winter here in Brisbane is not much of a winter, it doesn't really get that cold.  However this winter has been particularly cold (well I think so anyway). 
Winter always makes me think of open fires, of which is no use in Brisbane and snow.  Well hell will freeze over before it snows in Brisbane.
I remember as a kid my mum always used to say to us when we asked for something that was just ridiculous "when the lake at Daisy Hill freezes over you can have it".  I am not even sure if there is a lake at Daisy Hill but if it ever happens she is in big trouble.  I know for sure that I will have a horse coming my way, other than that I can't really remember the outlandish things that I asked for.

Mr S and I are off to Melbourne again in a few weeks so I am looking forward to the cold weather down there.  I thought I might need another jacket or something a bit warmer than what I have and can you believe all the winter jumpers/jackets etc have all gone and it's been replaced by the spring fashions.  I hate that!! It's cold now and I want to buy something now, not months ago when it wasn't that cold.
And wouldn't you know it.  I have my first cold.  It's been about 2 years since I have been sick, Mr S however seems to pick up everything going around and I never catch them off him.  Well my luck has changed.  "fist shaking at Mr S....damn you!!!!"
Hope you have a great weekend, think I might go back to bed.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Fabulous Giveaway

Pop on over to Digella Emporium for your chance to enter in a fabulous give away.  She has some Jessie Steel packs to give away including a gorgeous apron, an oven mitt, pot mitt and tea towel.

Images courtesy of Digella Emporium

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Wallpaper Love

For ages now I have been trying to convince Mr S that we need to wallpaper a wall in our bedroom, well when I say we, I mean him.  He won't have a bar of it.  I don't think he has ever done wallpaper before and he's not willing to give it a go.  I will keep trying to work on him and who knows, maybe one day he will give in.
Anyway here are some pictures of wallpaper that I have found that I quite like.  Which one is your favourite??

Monday, July 19, 2010

Beautiful Lamp

Look at this gorgeous lamp.  Now I have the little vase and the clock but does anyone know where this gorgeous lamp comes from?  Yet again I did not note down where I got the picture from, may have to go back and check House of Turquoise, it looks like something from there.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Fabulous Friday

I don't really have much to say today so it's a short post with some pretty pictures to look at instead of me rambling on about nothing much at all.  Unfortunately I can't remember where I found any of these pictures so no photo credits.  Whoops sorry..
Hope you all have a great weekend.  I know I will.

Happy Friday everyone!!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Birthday Flowers

Mr S bought me some beautiful tulips for my birthday this year and they looked so good up against our new feature wall in the living room.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Some new stuff around the house

I have recently purchased some new home wares, hopefully with some more to come.  Thought I would share the pictures with you.

Eiffel Tower from Target think it was about $20.00

Black and White vase from Target on sale for $20.00, the small Eiffel tower from France.  A friend gave it to me after his trip to Europe a couple of years ago.

Print from Etsy.  You might remember it from one of my other Posts Loving this.  Currently hanging in the Living room.  Not sure if it will stay there though.  Frame from Earthborn.

The post card I got for free when I purchased the print from Etsy.  Frame from ikea for the ridiculous price of $1.20.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

How to make a Train cake topper

One of my favourite blogs that I read and where you get some great information on how to do things is Cake Journal.  They recently posted a tutorial on how to make a train cake topper out of fondant.  Thought I would share the pictures with you.  It looks so easy.  Pop on over to Cake Journal to get the full instructions.

All pictures courtesy of Cake Journal

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Ron Mueck Exhibition at GOMA

Here are the pictures from the Ron Mueck exhibition at Goma taken 3/7/10.  Some of them I think are a bit scary but they are just fantastic.  I can't believe the detail of his work, it's just amazing.  I kept expecting the giant naked man to jump up and say "boo", he looked that real.

If you are in Brisbane I highly recommend that you get to GOMA and have a look.  It's on until August 1st and cost $12.00 to get in.  It was pretty busy when we were there so I didn't get a photo of all the sculptures.  I think I only missed one which was titled "dead dad".  He is not very imaginative when it comes to naming his sculptures.  I have put the names of the ones that I could remember below the pictures.  Hope you enjoy and sorry if any of them offend anyone.

Old lady in bed

Naked man in boat