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Goodbye to that again

  Oh the days over here have been lovely and warm.  I have to say I am really going to miss Winter.  I think a Sydney Winter has to be up there with one of the best, if only it could throw in, say, a week of lovely white fresh powdery snow and not including the bit where it's freezing cold, the snow has gone all ...

Blooms are Back

Oh gorgeous Sydney in Spring, you get me every time

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Thai and Stars

Hello, how are we all? Oh a lovely weekend here in Sydney, sweet days with lovely weather, long ocean walks, celebrations and mooching around on a Sunday doing not much of not much. After a birthday party, little black dress, lashings of Jo Malone on Friday night and then a 16km coastal pub crawl with lovely ...

reggae bars & Yorkshires

    Monday well, the warming weather sort of ceased for a bit...I have the day off today and it's cold, Australian cold not real cold (day off is following rather strange night which ended up in a reggae bar... ummmm would you like some advice from a person who is at the point of mid-life?  unless you ...

White Kitchens be my thing

    (WIP shot, still in plastic, needs to silicone etc) Hello!  How are we all? Well, I am all good.  It's the end of Winter in Sydney and things are slowly warming up.  Just back from a lovely long walk, a picnic lunch down by the beach and a dip in the harbour for mr bc (no, I don't enter the water, ...

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The Beach Cottage Reno Project

Hellooooo lovely ladies.  Long time no see.  How are you all?  I wonder if The Man From the Netherlands is still here? Rightio, well the other day I posted on my Facebook page (first time in a very long time) wondering if anyone was interested in the updates of the house reno project I'm working hard (very) on. ...

kitchens, bathrooms and picnics

  Hello from me. I'm sitting here in our bedroom on the sofa, the window is  open, the lamps are on, a soft cool breeze is coming up the hill off of the sea, the sky is that lovely just-about-to-get-dark inky blue and someone somewhere is barbecuing. The evenings here are now dark by 6pm and the scorching ...