Monday, June 30, 2008

New inspiration

Thank you to everyone for all of your kind thoughts and words on Maggie. It's still really odd not to have her around, but I said I would not go on about it, so I am moving on.

Well, I feel like I am coming out of the fog following an absolutely crazy last couple of months. A special thank you to my gorgeous husband for getting me through such a demanding schedule. I am starting to feel more refreshed and am wanting too spend some time focusing on our beautiful house for a while.

So I thought I start things off by sharing some fabulous NEW things that I managed to find some time to order on line! I am sure that many of you are familiar with the stunning work of Natascha Rosenberg. If you are not, you really must check out her blog and website/shop. I have wanted this beautiful diorama since the very first day I discovered her work and cannot believe it's finally mine! Of course I then could not resist this little painting (I love crocodiles!) and was thrilled to discover that Natascha had included one of her lovely "softies" as a surprise! I feel so lucky!

I also picked up these fabulous frames at a market over the weekend - 6 frames in total for a mere $25! Don't you just love the round ones? Can't wait to fix them up a bit and get them up on my walls. Then of course there's the wonderful excuse to get some more artwork to put in them....maybe I should create something myself?! Stay tuned!

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Sunday, June 22, 2008


This is not the post I thought I'd be writing after a two week absence from posting, but this weekend we said good-bye to our amazing dog Maggie. She passed away on Friday, following a long illness. I am not going to go on too much about it, but anyone who has ever had a such a best friend will know how tough it is. Thank you for the memories Maggie. We miss you already.xx

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Saturday, June 7, 2008


No prizes for guessing that it's been another busy week. Here is a snap shot:

Stunning weekend up north lazing around on a tropical island.

...drinking plenty of these!

My parents returned from a "trip of a life time" (visiting Egypt, Jordan, Europe and the UK) with these fabulous pressies for me! Welcome home Mum and Dad!

This fabulous purchase arrived from this clever blogger. I love it, and have seen some more great stuff in her shop that I want! Check it out if you can.

Bought a copy of this magazine to read about fellow netballer (and of course designer!) Auntie Cookie! Fabulous pic Shannon, and congratulations on your growing celebrity status! So exciting!

Just received advance copies of my latest books from this series! I am so happy with them, but I can't reveal them yet as they have not been officially released. Will give you all of the details when they are available. This was just the boost I need to motivate me to complete the next two that I am currently working on in the series.

Thank goodness for the long weekend, as I have 8 books due by this Friday! Isn't it typical that when you commit to multiple projects they are bound to have deadline clashes! So needless to say I am still working those long hours! Can't wait to have another weekend off! Enjoy the rest of yours!

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