Saturday, 26 December 2009

Brisbane

I am off to Brisbane next week and would love to know if anyone had a restaurant or two to recommend please...

Friday, 25 December 2009

Monday, 14 December 2009

Friends in France...

My dear friend in France knows I love these biscuits and she was EXTREMELY generous to send me not 1 or 2, not even 5 or 6 boxes but no less than 14!!!!!!!! You have to love your friends in France - I know I adore mine!!! This is a painting I did to remind us of our time in Madrid... not bad for freehand and my first time... I am proud of me!





Sunday, 13 December 2009

Childhood Christmas memories...

What I remember about the family christmas tree of my youth is the lollies that my mother used to decorate the tree... they were Italian and they had ruffled ends... these were of various colours and my mother would have us string them on the tree... we would then eat them after the tree came down... so there was never the usual unpacking of decorations really... we used to have a real tree that was then used for firewood and the ash was worked in to the garden bed... nothing was wasted and all was done and dusted very quickly...


Years later when we came to Australia we bought a plastic tree and mum always used feathered birds to decorate the tree and I remember at some point buttlerflies joined the birds as decorations...


The girls and I made our own decorations many years ago and spent a good few days of the school holidays busy at the dinning table, cutting, sewing, buttoning and beading these...



Merry Christmas to all...



Visitors of the feathered variety...




Just some of the little visitors that pass through...

Sunsets















St Kilda beach has the most amazing sunsets... we are lucky enough to live on the 5th floor and we get such a clear view of the sky... it's just magic...

Sunday, 6 September 2009

AWOL...

Gone to Paris, London, Madrid, Rome, Lyon, Provence, Toulouse and Chantilly... see you soon... x

Saturday, 18 July 2009

Bali

Just a snipet of my time in Bali... more to follow... I swam in the sea at Sanur...
Made lifelong friends...

Ate like a queen...


Watched beautiful sunsets whilst sipping cocktails at Ku De Ta...


I watched over a dozen of the world's best Karate black belts (and higher) and even took a class!!!




Watched a traditional ceremony (western ceremony took place the following day) which was so symbolic...

Took an indonesian cooking class run by a Melbourne girl in Ubud...

Smiled a lot!!!!!!!!!!

Stayed in a palace...

Bali was beautiful... I attended the most beautiful wedding on earth...

Monday, 6 April 2009

Bali

Seems these days all I do is ask for travel advice and here I am yet again, begging for more travel advice... I am off to Bali in July for a wedding... my dear friend Y is having a reception and I am lucky enough to have an invite... I have a little over a week in Bali prior to the wedding so I have plenty of time to explore...

This is where I am staying http://www.villabeji.com and I don't have any transport whilst there so would appreciate somewhere close by if possible.

I would love any advice anyone has to offer!

Vida x