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:: One + Four = Life : Pad Thai, Boots, Books & Gigs

a table in the orchard favourite boots homeland pad thai

one : A Table In The Orchard by Michelle Crawford, tea and beads (and my book!)
two : My favourite boots. Bought from Vintage Sole on my street
three : My house looking tidier than usual (and Homeland)
four : Pad Thai

Geesh. I have had such a big week. My eyes are popping out and I must admit I had a tiny meltdown this morning, feeling the weight of it all. It’s okay though. I am fine now. Sometimes you just need to release that valve and things make more sense. A hot bath with lavender oil can help too.

My friend’s new book is out and it’s beautiful. I am going to give a copy away this week, so keep checking in. It features beautiful photography, delicious recipes and evocative anecdotes of chilly, Tassie life. So good. Like I said, I will tell you more very soon!

I love these boots. I wore them for two photo shoots on Friday (as well as two favourite dresses I bought from Obus last year). It’s funny that we’re encouraged to get new clothes all the time. I like buying favourite things and wearing those a lot instead. Fave frocks beat fresh frocks, in my books!

Sunday Life Magazine came to visit on Friday. They sent a great photographer called Bonnie who put up with my ‘I hate having my photo taken’ nonsense admirably. This is my house post-tidy up. I needed to watch Homeland to distract myself from all the looking at the camera and remembering to open my eyes and keep my chin up. It’s a hard knock life. (Thanks Bonnie!)

I spent the morning finishing off my piece for Sunday Life. So lucky that they wanted me to write something for them. I am not sure of the publication date, but I will keep you posted (if you are interested!)

We are all obsessed with Pad Thai at our house. Cam has been making this recipe and we’ve been eating it for dinner (and any leftovers for lunch). Actually, there aren’t normally leftovers but Cam made a huge amount the other night and only he and I were home to eat it. That meant there were leftovers. I had them for lunch today. So good.

I was a bit tired after going to The Corner last night for the Something For John show and Pad Thai was a great remedy. Last night was ace fun and featured Darren Middleton, Clare Bowditch, Adalita, Tim Rogers, Something For Kate and GUY PEARCE. Swoon. Also there were others. It was nice to catch up with some girls from our Bali Creative Retreat and it was not nice to realise that my feet were not used to going to gigs anymore. It was more than nice to see people support such a beautiful family. People can be great, can’t they? (There is a second show tonight with other special guests, if you want to go! Word is that Missy Higgins will play!)

How did your week go? What were the best bits? Do you like Pad Thai? Do you want to join in One + Four = Life? Add your link below!

Thanks for reading my blog. Thanks for reading about my week!

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  • Marie
    April 21, 2015 at 5:51 AM

    This is such a sweet idea, Pip! Here’s my review of last week in four pictures:

  • Clare
    April 21, 2015 at 4:40 AM

    Ohhh, I am going to snag that Pad Thai recipe, strangely it is one of my favorite foods, but I never make it. That may change! Love those beads, did you paint them yourself or buy them from somewhere fabulous?

    • Meet Me At Mikes
      April 21, 2015 at 5:37 AM

      Pad Thai is the best. We’ve never made it at home until recently and it’s so DELICOUS! I did make the beads! Yes! Well… I painted the beads, at least! x

  • Nanette Shone
    April 20, 2015 at 9:22 PM

    Just popping in to say thanks for the little ray of sunshine that your blog brings to my day. So much to see, listen to, make or just sit, read and enjoy!!!

  • Ruthie
    April 20, 2015 at 7:33 PM

    Sure does sound like a busy week Pip! I’m on the hunt for a good pair of boots… and that Pad Thai looks amazing! thanks for sharing the recipe link! I will have to give it a go. 🙂

  • Regina
    April 20, 2015 at 10:37 AM

    I am inspired to try this Pad Thai…I have never made it before. I always love your blog:)

  • Helen
    April 20, 2015 at 12:05 AM

    Beautiful photos (as always)….sorry you’ve been feeling ‘bllleeeuuurgh’ but I hope you’re feeling better now…..had a million things to say but the only one that’s screaming out from my mind at the moment is ‘Guy Pearce’!!!!! I’m a great admirer of his – his talents are seemingly endless and he’s such an inspiration. *Love* Homeland, too….am waiting on the second series arriving so I can binge watch….it’s one of those series (like Gilmore and Downton) that it’s physically not possible to watch just one episode of…..have a great week, Pip…..loving your 1+4 link-up and all the lovely ladies who join in…..thank you for having the idea (yet another of your *great* ideas!)

  • Isabel
    April 19, 2015 at 8:42 PM

    Such beautiful photos Pip. I love that a lavender oil bath and Homeland makes you feel more in order. Funny how comforting a good TV show can be. And I also love One + Four = Life. Best idea ever! x

  • Jane @ Shady Baker
    April 19, 2015 at 6:52 PM

    Pip…suddenly there are so many shiny new books out there that I need/want! Your boots are perfect, my winter wardrobe needs some major attention I have just decided x

  • giulia
    April 19, 2015 at 6:00 PM

    Those cushions are so gorgeous! And pad thai – my favourite!

  • Meet Me At Mikes
    April 19, 2015 at 4:57 PM

    Well that makes ME happy! Thank you for telling me! x

  • Karen
    April 19, 2015 at 4:45 PM

    I am loving your week even though it would have been such a busy one for you. Looking forward to Michelle’s book and I have pre-ordered yours. Those boots look perfect for skirts and dresses, and your cushions are gorgeous. And now I’m hungry after looking at your Pad thai! x

  • Amy @ Eat Pray Workout
    April 19, 2015 at 4:40 PM

    love those boots! Whats the photo shoot for pip? x

    • Meet Me At Mikes
      April 19, 2015 at 4:56 PM

      Hi Amy! One is for the Sunday Life Magazine that comes in the Sunday paper and one is for The Melbourne Weekly Review. Thanks for stopping by! x

  • Little White Dove
    April 19, 2015 at 3:59 PM

    Me too on the chin up /open eyes thing and not so good gig feet anymore, I gig in comfy shoes and look for walls to lean on nowdays 🙂
    I’ve bookmarked that pad thai recipe – looks delish… as does A Table in the Orchard book!
    Faves beat newbies in my books too… happy sunday to you, how nice the sun is popping out between showers and hail and classic autumn x

    • Meet Me At Mikes
      April 19, 2015 at 4:57 PM

      My feet/legs/back are still hurting! I am such a wuss!!! x

  • Bec
    April 19, 2015 at 3:20 PM

    Oh I so wish I could have been at the gig! Sounds like it was great. And I have to make that Pad Thai! I’ve never made Pad Thai before but as soon as you mentioned it the cravings started…

    • Meet Me At Mikes
      April 19, 2015 at 4:57 PM

      It was so great, Bec. EVEN GREATER than the Pad Thai, and that’s saying something! x

  • Annette of I Give You The Verbs
    April 19, 2015 at 3:13 PM

    Pip, your blog always makes me happy.

    Thank you!

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