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15 September 2006
I found a great, comfortable and cute dress today, this is what I look like in it. The close up cherry photo is the fabric design, very cute for spring and the coming warm weather and nice stretchy fabric to pull over a big and ever growing belly. I also happened to have a great scarf at home which is in the second photo. The scarf is handmade in Japan and I do not wear it near often enough. Now with the dress as a partner, it may get a few more trips out.
Soon cherry season will be here, yay!! They are one of my favourite fruits for their colour, flavour, smell and shape.
Did you know?
The word ‘cherry’ comes from the Turkish town of Cerasus
Are a member of the rose family
Have been cultivated for thousands of years
and don't ripen after harvest
....so I have been told.
14 September 2006
Here is a link to an interview with Michael Leunig where talks about his inspiration from the ducky....http://www.abc.net.au/tv/enoughrope/transcripts/s1632918.htm
13 September 2006
Bright pink is one of my favourite colours. It just so happens at this time of year (early spring) there are many flowers blooming and early morning skies in this colour. The top photo is a blossom tree not far from my house. I'm sure I am not the only one who walks past it on purpose to admire its beauty. Fortunately blossoms dont last long, so must be appreciated without delay (take time out to smell the roses).
The cake is for my friends birthday which is today. I was ruminating cake decorating ideas when walking past the florist I saw a lovely bunch of pink runuculus (sp?). I imagined it as a perfect springtime cake decoration. I have several boxes of silk flowers waiting to be used for creative purposes, so blended the real and artificial to create my own little cake/florist and hopefully see some smiles from a happy birthday girl.
To make it, simply buy an undecorated sponge cake (or make one - a ring cake might work well). Cut flower stems right down to the neck under the flower head. Stick a toothpick under the head where the stem was, this allows for stability of the arrangement and to give height when needed. I also laid a sheet of baking paper between the top of the cake and the flowers to prevent any nasty flavour/dust/debris transfer....viola :)
12 September 2006
This is the street duck, he has a little friend who is an orange coloured chicken. Usually they are together. They both have no identified owners and seem to belong to everyone in the area. There are small dishes in many peoples front gardens with water and bread. They walk their way up and down the street digging in gardens, making satisfied noises, and snoozing in the sun. I caught ducky this morning going for a little wander for more delicious morsels (this is no country street either!!).....
10 September 2006
The above photo is the view from the restaurant at Red Hill Estate wines www.redhillestate.com.au where the food is delicately prepared and served while the log fire is warming your body. My trusty companions had to taste the wines for me, being pregnant I just have to enjoy watching everyone else enjoying drinking wine.
7 September 2006
I found this very cute coat hanger at the thrift shop. Someone has lovingly created this little gift and I was lucky enough to be in the recycling loop. I love these kinds of handmade gifts, and as much as I love to shop for gifts, I prefer to make gifts and cards to give and even better, I love to receive handmade gifts and cards.
For excellent radio entertainment try DIG radio, the ABC digital radio station. It has NO ADS and very few announcements, it also does not back announce the songs so you just enjoy music all day and night long. It is by far my preferred station to listen to while making things and working on the computer, beautifully programmed with lots of Aussie and international music, no top 40 or crappy gangsta rap...try this http://www.abc.net.au/dig/ to find out more, tune in....
5 September 2006
I think its due to the fine weather days we are having now slowly creeping out of what was a short winter that I'm feeling happy and peaceful. These images are very beautiful and worth a look if you like goldfish and have some time http://kingyo.photolog.cc/g/