Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year

Sydney Harbour shining on New Years Eve!

Happy New Year everyone! May this year be a year that brings all your hopes and dreams to reality.
I had so many ideas for this post. The New Year brings about many possibilities. That's just it! Possibilities and they can change into my or your opportunity in a heartbeat. It is really up to us.
I'm excited this year. I have woken up with a clear head and thoughts. Something was said last night that made me think. " Put aside now the mistakes of yesterday and think to the future!" - oh so true.
Looking back though in reflection, 2009 was a massive one for me personally. I took a leap of faith and I am loving the newness of it all. To help it remain fresh I am going to continue to dream. I was tired at the end of last year but now there is a time of rest and to look to the future. It's going to be a great year.
On my list of to dos I have an idea to make a dream board. It doesn't have to be something that I necessarily will do but just something to put out there into the universe and see what happens. So it starts today - my hopes and dreams of 2010. Exciting - join me in the journey. x

Monday, December 21, 2009

All I want for Christmas

All I want for Christmas.....
I feel I have kind of had my Christmas presents. A year filled with so much. It's been a wonderful adventure.
I am a little weary at the end of it now but I think most working folks are - and the stay at home peoples! It is easy to lose sight of the spirit of the season when everyone and everything about you seems to have sped up even more. I am trying, to stop and to be thankful - to contemplate and not to navel gaze too much. I am a little grumpy and a little tired.
Tears are just on the brink as I think it is time for a holiday. .. Hopefully I will have photos to share soon of all the goings on in the shop. It is time to be festive - even at work.
The kiddies are even looking out for Santa. x

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Happy Anniversary Baby!

Happy Anniversary my love
21 years of wonderful adventure.
thank you and I love you more than ever!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Alex Perry

Photos from here
In October I had the opportunity to help a designer with an event that was featuring Alex Perry as the key speaker.
Here are some photos of the event - they have come up well. It was good to see things from start to finish.

Friday, December 11, 2009

This little girly went to Market.

Take a basket
Grab some veges
Perhaps some flowers
Or some sunshine
Wa la'

I am sure in a former life somewhere some how I was French. I find myself loving, seeing and being French. The French markets at the Entertainment Quarter are no exception. The Market is so decidedly French, from the little man at the Pattisserie - to the French Market bags, it is all so lovely. I love to go here on a Saturday and just take my " Little French bag" and swan around. We did this last weekend and I bought some beautiful flowers. They looked lovely all wrapped in their brown paper and I made something for a friend.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

the 11th day - and the tree is up!

Our tree!

Oh Christmas tree oh Christmas tree
How lovely are thy branches!

Yes our tree is up. We put it up last weekend and everyone helped.
The house is now sparkling with Christmas lights and awaiting Santa.
I had a lovely weekend last weekend but have been swamped with the week that has gone. Thank goodness I feel a sense of being organised. There is just hubby to buy for but I have already spotted something lovely.
While my daughter and I were dressing the tree she commented " Mum, I love the way our tree isn't perfect, there are many memories on it aren't there?
Not a truer word spoken. It's just perfect for us!
Have a super weekend and don't get too caught up in the Christmas bustle.

Friday, December 4, 2009

The 5th day already!

image from here
Today is the 5th day of December and somehow Christmas just snuck up on me this year. Usually I am eager to pop the tree up weeks before I should - I am baking cookies and it is all Christmas. This year is a little different. We are very tardy with the tree. I have organised some presents but not all by the 1st of Dec. Usually they are wrapped and hidden for Santa. Wow life has taken a turn. We are being invited to Christmas gatherings and it all seems a little early.
I love to relish in the Christmas season. It is really a time I enjoy so much - so here on in - work or no work - I will hum those Christmas carols and get that tree in motion. I hope you are all enjoying the season. It is time to put my big boys to work and lug the tree from it's yearly home.