Monday, September 29, 2014

Loving the Warm Weather

We have been soaking up the deliciously beautiful warm seaside weather for the last few days. It really feels like spring now with this warm weather. It's been so cold back home, I've been finding it quite draining. So this break from the cold mountains is just what we needed.

Sunday, September 28, 2014


Funny what you come across when you're on holidays!

This is the first time that Sian has ever seen a pig in the flesh. She was fascinated with these friendly pigs and she wanted to pat them. They were quite friendly as they stuck their snout over the fence and oinked at us giggling at them.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Cows in the mud!

It's Term 3 Spring break from school. We got off the mountains and down by the seaside of the south coast for a few days to get some sun and hopefully a splash in the ocean if it's not too cold.

Yesterday while driving, I was admiring  
the array of flowers in bloom - the azaleas, wisteria, daffodils, crab apple   and many other blossoms - getting inspiration for my garden. As we were heading to Berry for a pit stop there where these cows hanging out next to the fence checking out the cars passing by. We stopped to say hello but because it was raining and boggy we didn't get out and have a closer look at the cows,  much to Lou's disappointment. Sian was happy to point at the cows from her seat. 

We had a pit stop at Berry and had a bite to eat, and a bit of window shopping. Katie and I had a long look at Goldfish toy shop. It is an amazing toy shop with lots of beautiful wooden toys and other toys that you don't see in the big box department shops. I couldn't resist buying these little treasures for Sian; a little case to put little girls treasures in when she is a bit older, a cute deer money box that is furry to touch and a rubber ducky for the bath.

My other favourite shop is Global Contact. It's a new-age shop that I like to have a look at but it was closed (it wasn't even 4pm). I was disappointed but I took a picture of the crystal heart mosaic on the path out side of their shop. It had been raining which brought out the colours of the little crystals.

So fingers crossed that the rain clears up so we can have a splash down on the beach!

Monday, September 22, 2014


Sian growing up fast. The last year has flown by. Sian is starting to talk she is saying a few words.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014


Spring is here!!! Sian checking out the daffodils at the Blackheath Growers markets.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014


Sian playing in the garden enjoying the spring sunshine. :)

Tuesday, September 2, 2014


Spring blossoms are blooming and a little fairy is playing in the garden.

Been doing some spring cleaning. 
I've just started Flora Bowley's Bloom True Boot Camp. I'm dusting the cobwebs off and getting my art space ready for some creativity!!!!!

Lou is enjoying his hot chocolate. I love the old blue tiles on the wall behind him.

Monday, September 1, 2014


Spring is here finally!