Tuesday, 29 June 2010


Yum... we went to pick some strawberries after school and managed to bring some home without eating them all :)

Off for a swim soon, then strawberries and cream, can't wait!

Friday, 25 June 2010


My personalised boats and beach huts are now available to order through a fantastic website called interiors @ tides 'a coastal inspired collection of design led giftware, home accessories and furniture to enhance and complement the look of your home.'

The site is full of gorgeous seaside-y gifts, home decorations and artwork, well worth a browse on a summer's evening!

Folksy Friday : Holiday Snaps

This Friday I've combined two of my favourite things- photography and the beach!
Click on the pics to check out these lovely Folksy shops

Happy Holidays print by Tim Irving

Wave Print from Bear Graphics

Mister Softee Print from Red Shed Art
Saltburn Pier Print from Ross Photography

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

The Worzel Cup

It's scarecrow season in the village, and this one stopped me in my tracks!
You can't really see the scale of the thing in this photo, but the actual scarecrow is life-sized...
Where do people get the time to do this??

Monday, 21 June 2010


Here's one of my favourite birthday presents (ever..) It would look even better if we'd painted that wall...
Check out Famille Summerbelle's wonderful website here.
(Thanks Mim! :)

And a little bunch of flowers my boys picked for me last night...

Saturday, 19 June 2010

Embrace the jetlag...

Smallest Moody was wide awake at four am, so I've been making the most of it by sorting out piles of washing and looking at our holiday pics.
Today we need to pick up Molly from the dog hotel and mow the knee high grass in the garden.. so good to be home!

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

... and Fauna


I've taken over 500 photos on this holiday and, yep, I've managed it again - not a single one of me (actually there were a couple but I deleted them... Does anyone else do this??)
These are some of my best shots of my mother in law's garden - she's got amazing succulents and huge geraniums, plus see my next post for the most impressive garden gnome / ornament collection I've ever seen!

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

The Red Thread

I tell you what, it's exhausting being on holiday... The boys are bike-fixing so I've grabbed a couple of minutes on the computer to share a new find with you - The Red Thread is a great site selling such wonderful things as chalkboard eggs -

Handprinted timber postcards -

And personalised heart boxes -

The Red Thread creator, Lisa, has a lovely blog - check it out here.
Better get back to my holiday now... :)

Friday, 4 June 2010

Cottesloe Sunset

After the smallest Moody's birthday party, we headed to the beach to chill out a bit... the sun sets at about 5.30 here at the moment so we caught a beaut sunset (see - I'm getting the hang of the lingo :)
And apologies for the wonky horizons...

Thursday, 3 June 2010

UK Handmade Summer Issue

Out now!
I'm very pleased to have my Beach Huts included in the Summer Issue of UK Handmade magazine - if you haven't had a look already, check it out here!

Tuesday, 1 June 2010


Went for a walk around Kings Park today, and had a quick mooch around Aspects gallery - full of lovely Australian arts and crafts:

Jewellery by Meghan O'Rourke

Kiln fired glass bowls by Jill Yelland
Ceramic 'Mambo' Dog by Elodie Barker

Now I'm planning to kick back with a Redback (beer) and Peppermint magazine (enjoying this Aussie lifestyle :)