Tuesday, 22 January 2008


Welcome to the world little guy. My wonderful friend Coralie had her beautiful little Boy, Noah, today. Congratulations to all of you from all of us.

Monday, 21 January 2008

Today She Waits

My lovely friend of 28 years is celebrating her birthday today ::HAPPY BIRTHDAY CORALIE::
Tomorrow my friend is having her first baby, we are waiting in anticipation of who he/she will be ::GOOD LUCK CORALIE AND JAMES::

Friday, 18 January 2008

Rain rain go away...

Today is one of those days where I am really enjoying the rain being here, but don't want it to stay for long. It kind of depresses me and makes me want to sleep all afternoon.

We spent the morning at an indoor play centre, wrestling with a thousand other kids and their mummies and the incredible noise. I think I forgot I told myself I wasn't going to them any more. Hopefully this time though, no vomiting virus or flu or even cold came home with us. The little guy ALWAYS gets sick after going to one of those places.

I wanted to spend this weekend in the garden, making it pretty and pulling out all the weeds, somehow I don't think it is going to happen though. This rain looks like it has set in for the weekend. I have a ton of washing piling up as well which isn't pleasant when I don't have a clothes dryer anymore. I was happy being energy efficient while the sun was out and I could hang the clothes on the washing line to dry. We may have to bite the bullet and buy a dryer because we will need it in winter.

With this indoor weather I have been getting a bit more organised inside. My studio area is coming along slowly. I need to buy a tall bookshelf and a cupboard that I can lock with a child lock so Mr Nifty Fingers can't get at all my paints and fabrics. There is just enough space, although there isn't enough high up or closed storage yet. I am kind of putting things wherever they fit, I am just happy to get everything out of their moving boxes.

I am happy to have unpacked, my inspiration is coming back slowly. I know I still have a ton of painting ahead of me just to finish off the half done ones, I just have to get over the first hurdle of actually getting set up to paint, and start painting.

Ok rain, you can go away now, my garden has been watered...

Thursday, 3 January 2008

Another year over...

WOW! That year went fast. The weeks leading up to Christmas were pretty hectic with moving, that I forgot to take time to enjoy it all as much as I should have. We have been unpacking since the day we moved in and still have a lot more to do. Everything is organised into where it has to go, it is just taking a little longer than expected to be as comfortable as we want to be with boxes here and there.

I almost forgot, HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and your family. I hope you have a wonderful 2008, full of love, happiness and fun surprises. I can barely believe that it is a new year already.

I am not making any New Years resolutions this year, I think I have only ever fulfilled one resolution back in the 90's sometime. I always forget what mine was by the 3rd of January - or maybe I choose to ignore it and enjoy falling off the resolution wagon. I don't have time for them anyway.

I think I just need to get motivated to do more. Its not a resolution, but something I think I would just like to do. A short list of things I would like to do this year include (in no particular order):

-Spend more one on one time with Luca before the new baby comes in May.

-Start a compost bin in the backyard.
-Install a grey water hose from the washing machine to water the garden.
-Keeping my house (and studio) tidy (it gets a little out of control sometimes).
-More painting and creative stuff.
-Continue being happy and (mostly) healthy.

I am sure there are quite a few more important things, but I can't think of them right now.

Happy New Year once again.
Mon. xo

Tuesday, 1 January 2008

The first day of the year...

He is waiting ever so patiently for the chocolate chip cookies to be cooked. This was our major event for the day, so it was worth writing about.

The finished product was pretty much inhaled by all of us. They were ever so yum!

Happy Day. Mon. xo