Monday, July 20, 2009

Just because our lives are not complicated enough...

We have just extended our family! Introducing Roxy!

She's a 16 week old standard poodle puppy and she's just gorgeous! While we have been thinking about it for some time, it all happened a bit spontaneously in the end (typical of us!)- we made the mistake of "just going to have a look", but who could resist her!?

Well, we figure if you are going to live in the country, then you have to have a dog, right?! And what better way to give the neighbours something to talk about than having a poodle on the property!

Speaking of the property, we have spent every weekend there and just adore it! We can't wait to be there full time and we hope to make this happen in the next month or so. It's been bloody cold though, so this little wood heap is already rapidly diminishing!

On the book front, I have received the contract and the full brief (including text) and am ready to get stuck into things. I have to have the first couple of pages completed in the next two weeks for marketing purposes!

So it's busy, busy, busy - as usual!

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Friday, July 3, 2009


Last night was cause for celebration! I got the book project! I am sooooo excited. I REALLY wanted this one! I will know more details next week, but I am still buzzing with the news. Last night we headed over to Brunetti in Carlton to celebrate. (Any excuse!) They have the most amazing treats to choose from, and it's always tough to know what to choose!

I'll write some more detail on what I submitted when I get the chance.

I have also been meaning to update you on our fabulous new house. It's just magical, and we have started to explore the local area a bit.

We found this fabulous shop/gallery space called Bob that I am sure will be a regular spot for me to visit.

I found this great photo on this website where there's an interview with the lovely store owner Sonia. There are also some more great photos on this site, so go check it out if you get the chance.

Ray could not stop thinking about the gorgeous sheep featured on the front table, so I bought him one via the online shop and it's already arrived! Sooooo cute! It's a little house warming gift for him!

My sweet husband then surprised me by finding these gorgeous gumboots (Wellies!) on line for my house warming gift! I can't wait for them to arrive.
How decadent that they are coming all the way from the UK, just so I can splosh about on our new property in style! I swear we will be the talk of the town! "Those weird city folk!"

If only we could sell our Melbourne home then the week would be complete! Oh well, am enjoying having a holiday house for while! We are heading up there again this weekend, so will try to take some more pics to share! (The kangaroos seem to love it more than us! I've never seen so many in one spot!) Will try to snap a photo!

Am working from home today - I love these days as I always get so much done, but best of all, I don't have to battle through all that traffic!

Anyway, enjoy your weekend, whatever you have planned!

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