Friday, 29 February 2008
Tuesday, 26 February 2008
Monday, 25 February 2008
Sunday, 24 February 2008
Happy 12th wedding Anniversary Pete
Warning: Read at own risk, content may cause you to blush!
Last night we went out to celebrate our 12th Wedding Anniversary, that is actually today. We had a great meal at il lido in Cottesloe. Food was goooooood. Pete had a Osso Bucco cooked in white wine with green olives and polenta and I had Pappardelle with Beef Shin, rich and delicious, I could have eaten another bowl. We shared a salad of Rocket, Peach and Gorgonzola, yum. For dessert we had a pot of Tiramisu for two - best one I've ever eaten I think, not too coffeey, creamy, delicious. This place is funk all over. Wines are served in those cool Riedel O series glasses.
After dinner we headed to Kings Park to the Moonlight Open Air Cinema to see Atonement. Pete had booked the "Gold Grass" seats, beanbags and all! We almost sat on some friends before we realised they were there - funny! We loved the movie, Keira Knightley is lovely. James McAvoy is strong and dashing. I think I need to see it again. It was cute lying there with my love, glass of wine and the stars twinkling above. We had to schnuggle under my pashmina - it was chilly.
We had a mighty giggle when Gina Mckee (Forsyte Saga) appears as Sister Drummond. Nearly three years ago, we watched The Forsyte Saga together, loved it. It is a story that is full of irony, humour, sexual tension and pathos, the vicissitudes of the leading members of the upper-middle-class Forsyte family(like those big words?). Loved it so much..........well, let's just say that when Pete saw her on film last night, he said, she's the reason for little Phoebe! Not, Gina Mckee, but the spirit that that mini series invoked in us, Pete and me. Oh, Irene, Bossiney, Soames, Jolyon. Aghh, you'd love it if you haven't seen it!
Such a great night together, thanks babe!
Saturday, 23 February 2008
So, it was a good night. A stroll through DJ's perfume section. I love that different perfumes remind me of different times of my life. I smelt Lou Lou - that's School to me; Byzance (just for a laugh) - reminds me of a dodgy resident at a hotel I worked for, who's parents owned a Duty free shop and we, the receptionists, used to buy the testers of perfume off him; Dune - working at Hyatt Regency Coolum, hot summer nights, crazy times, Anna; Agent Provocateur - Al; Issey Miyake - chicken schnitzel sandwiches 14 years ago with Lindy.......aggghhh I could go on....but it's late and I need to get some sleep. I have another project on the go at the moment which requires brain concentration - is there any other kind? Hopefully I will blog about it in the next day or two, provided it doesn't go pear shaped, which is very possible, as I've taken something quite simple and decided to make it tricky. Silly me.
Wednesday, 20 February 2008
1. Start a bit more sewing
2. Pull out my unfinished crochet projects from last year ( I think there are 3)
So, all being well, I hope to turn this into............
This was one I prepared earlier! Actually, it was a part of my sisters birthday present last year.
Maybe when I'm finished, it might inspire me to finish the unfinished.
Here is a close up of the block. It was quite a fun quilt to make. Sometimes my head would spin as I worked out my block sizes and measurements. Then I would doubt myself, go away for a couple of months and then come back, think bugger it and just cut into my fabrics. My measurements were fine but when you are working with triangular blocks, wooooo. And I quite like to iron the life out of my blocks, which is not too good for a triangle. Oh and working in sixteenths of an inch is tricky too. But i got there, triangles, iron, sixteenths and all! And that's only the top.
Monday, 18 February 2008
I'll be tweaking this girl today and tomorrow. Then I'll name her. It'll have to be something posh don't you think?
Sunday, 17 February 2008
Friday, 15 February 2008
Wednesday, 13 February 2008
The kids had fun together too. With the weather being as hot as it has it's been bathtime outside. All spare buckets and Ikea storage boxes were recruited until we got a little more clever and found the old baby bath in the shed later in the week. I love the fact that this activity brings so much fun and will no doubt be firmly planted into the memories of the older boys. Ahhh, this is what Summer and childhood memories are all about.
Here's Oliver kicking back on his lonesome. Loving it!
Anna and I had a few trips to Calico and Ivy whilst she was over. This is a happy snap of the gorgeous bits that Anna picked up there. I kept walking past this bag full of yummy, so I took a photo when she wasn't looking! Yum.