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:: Taking Stock: January

  Images sourced via The Galapagos Affair: Satan Comes To Eden – such a crazy/cool documentary!  I thought it might be a good time to stop and take stock. So here goes… Making : a blanket (quel surprise!) Cooking : my favourite breakfast at the moment: a 2 egg omelette with zucchini, red onion, mushrooms and tomatoes – sprinkled with spices,

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:: Gilmorealong : Season 1 Episode 02

Following on from last week’s Pilot Episode Gilmorealong, here’s a little breakdown of Episode 2!  Tell me if you watch! Tag any related images on Instagram with #gilmorealong so we can see!   The Lorelai’s First Day At Chilton After you watch: Things I noted/liked Lorelai and Rory are still so grumpy with each other. I like it better when

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:: 52 Hellos : Week 03

Do you know how great #52hellos is turning out to be? I’m not talking JUST about all the great letters I’m getting, but also about the letters I get to send. This week I sent something to my sister. A little package of good things and a long, messy letter. It was five pages long. As I was writing it,

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:: In Praise Of Single Tasking

A version of this post was first published here  (I’ve been thinking about this stuff a lot recently, and then my friend Defah got me thinking even more!)   I was listening to a podcast recently.  I am a big fan of podcasts and the one I listened to was recommended to me by Author/Illustrator/Fair Trade Ambassador Chris Haughton*.   I don’t take just anyone’s

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:: DIY Blog Critique & Tweak

Here’s one for the bloggers! If you’re not a blogger you could look here instead? This is the time of year we are all putting our best feet forward blog-wise, right? We’re sweeping the cobwebs away and making everything look sparkly and new? Well luckily I created this DIY Blog Critique and Tweak for people just like us! I made

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:: 52 Hellos : Week 01

  Hello pals! It’s time for #52hellos! And this is the very first week of letters! So cool. (If you’re not sure what #52hellos is head here for details). This week I’m featuring two hellos. The first one (above) is from Dot. Dot wrote her letter from Canberra after living in Perth for a while. I won’t show you all

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:: I Love Liberty!

Amazing handmade Terry De Havilland vs Liberty wedge: here     Hello! What have you been doing, peaches? I have been trying to not work (it’s very hard for me) and doing quiet things. It’s so hot here at the moment. I know it’s only been two days of heat, but I am waiting for the change. I want to be

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:: Finished, Unfinished, Ace

  From top: The Year of Magical Thinking* – finished Age Before Beauty blanket by me – unfinished (more on that later!) Hemsley & Hemsley cookbook – The Art of Eating Well*  – ace – Friends, Food, Family* – ace Double page recipe spread from Hemsley & Hemsley – ace Risotto recipe from Friends, Food, Family – ace Letters for #52hellos – ace

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:: Hello Puddings!

  Christmas. Aw. There it goes. Phew. And yet… sob! There’s something about Christmas, right? For those of us who celebrate it’s a special time, and yet it can also be exhausting and isolating and a bit sobering. This year, especially, it seems that so many sad things have been happening at the tail end of the year (or earlier).

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:: 52 Hellos

Harking back to the days of The Envelope Project and blogging 2009-style,  next year I’m doing a little artsy/cutesy/people-y project. It’s called 52 Hellos. It’s been rolling around in my head for a while and 2015 is the year to make it happen. Here’s how 52 Hellos goes! (You can join in too, if you like!) 1. Every week for 52 weeks I

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:: Stitch A Moomin?

Aw man! These just popped up on Twitter via those clever people at Sublime Stitching, so I had to tell you about them right away. Of course Tove is the best, but I love Sublime Stitching a lot too because they really opened my eyes to how fun and customisable embroidery could be. It’s not all geese and floral baskets,

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:: The Lorelei Gilmore-esque Christmas Gift Guide

I am obsessed with Gilmore girls. That’s a fact. I’m in Season Six at the moment and think that when I get to the end I am going to go back to the beginning and build some kind of Pip-GG-wiki (to rival the existing wikis!) and document all the bits I love about it the most, in one place. I

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:: Please Don’t Crash, A Cute Quiz (& Some Weekend Reading)

Aw hai! How are you going, peachy-pie? I am good. I am scrambling a bit, to tell you the truth. I’ve just finished off my work for the week and we are THINKING of going camping. The problem is that (I forgot to tell you this) a lady SMASHED into the back of our car on Monday. Our car is

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:: A Year Of Australian Writing : A Handy List Of Australian Literary Awards

In case you didn’t know, I’ve set myself A Year Of Australian Writing challenge for 2015. Honestly, I don’t think I’m going to have any trouble reading Australian for a year, but a few people have mentioned that it will be hard, that a year’s a long time, that there are so many great non-Australian books we’ll miss out on.

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