Saturday, 31 July 2010


Max and I had a great few days away at Lorne.
We went from one side of Port Phillip Bay to the other, about a 2 and a half hour drive.
Click on some of the links to check out the history of the area

Sparrow on the Pier at Lorne

This is the view from our balcony to the beach

12 Apostles
Giant rock stacks that rise majestically from the Southern Ocean and are the central feature of the rugged Port Campbell National Park

This was our appartment

Thought that some of you "Shabby Pink Girls' would love this little boat

Something for the 'Lovers of Rust'

This gorgeous Swing Bridge was just up the beach from where we stayed

Max's yummy Big Breakfast

Erskine Falls - 312 steps to get down there and what felt like more than 312 steps to get back up

How sweet is this little bird
I should have cropped this photo so you could have a better look at this sweet bird, so why not just click on the photo to enlarge it

Sunrise from our loungeroom on our last day

Moonlight walk on the beach on our last night at Lorne

Friday, 23 July 2010


Time for a break.
Max and I are just about to jump in the car and go to stay at Mantra Lorne
We come back Tuesday afternoon

Monday, 19 July 2010


During the school holidays I was babysitting all 3 grandchildren.
Usually I only have the littlest Riley for 2 days a week (and Lachlan and Chloe occasionally after school) but as you can see by his little face in the photo below he was sick.
Chloe and Lachlan sat with him on the sofa watching TV. They had my Gran's crocheted rug on their knees.
It got me thinking about my Gran and the influence she had on my life.
Here is a photo of her in the mid 1960's. She died in 1968 when I was 14
I visited her nearly every day as she lived just around the corner and had a wonderful relationship with her
She was always busy making something.
She crocheted this lovely rug

I remember her pulling about old sweaters and washing and rewinding the wool to use in the rug. Many a time I sat at her feet with my hands out stretched to wrap the wool.

She also made this hexagonal quilt that sometimes lays at the bottom of my bed

Most of the fabrics in this quilt were from clothes that could no longer be repaired, scraps from sewing even the occasional tie. I love looking at it and remembering which fabric came from my own clothes

Such lovely colours

I love seeing her hand stitching.
So many memories. She used to have newspaper templates that the fabric would then be hand stitched onto. Then the hexagons would be sewn together . Once it was finished the newspaper would be pulled out.
I beleive that her love of creating influenced me with the crafts I enjoy today
I can only hope that my grandchildren will remember me with as much love as I remember my Gran

Wednesday, 14 July 2010


It's White Wednesday over at Faded Charms again.
So many lovely whites to see. Click on Faded Charms and go have a look.
Today I have shown my Family Photo Wall
Love all of the White Frames and the lovely White Family Frame
The three grandchildren are in the photos under 'Family'
With 2 new babies due in December I'll have to redo the wall to fit them in.

This candelabra is one of a pair that is on a butlers tray.
They were a brassy look metal that I painted white and used on tables at Amy's wedding last year

This sweet little angel sitting on my dressing table was a gift from my sister

This is also one of a pair that sits on my dressing table.
I have lots of candle holders scattered around the house

So pop over to Faded Charms and check out White Wednesday

Thursday, 8 July 2010


I know it's Thursday here in Australia but over at Faded Charm it is White Wednesday
There are lots of wonderful blogs to visit and see lots and lots of Wonderful Whites.
Here in my entry from the mirror above a half circle table you can see my other little white entry table with some white goodies on it. There is also a mirror above that table. On the table I have white candlesticks, shells and a glass urn full of sea glass and a candle in the middle
There is a birdhouse you can see refleected on the left hand side of the mirror
Click on photos to enlarge
Here is the birdhouse, at night I have a battery operated tealight candle flickering inside

I love the detail on this wall sconce that is in my lounge room

This is also on top of the table refelcted in the mirror of the first photo

Tuesday, 6 July 2010


After a cold Winter morning there is nothing like going to a local beach for a stroll in the afternoon sun
Below is a photo of Fisherman's Beach in Mornington (5 minute drive from home)

It is a lovely little beach.
Always seems to be seagulls sitting there waiting to see what the fishermen throw their way

Looks like they are just about walking on water here

They are such amazing birds

This one was a bossy boots, squawking at and chasing away any other birds that came near us.
We enjoyed our afternoon thawing out in the sun.