Monday, 23 November 2015


Two photographs again this week, I couldn't choose. He thoroughly enjoyed himself last night when I let him have a turn with the spoon and bowl. There was a lot of mess, but isn't that what it's all about. Elroy loves his food, definitely has a sweet tooth like Matt and I, banana, apple, apricot and yogurt all get devoured. I love the way he will open his mouth in anticipation, just like a little baby bird, it's very sweet and something I want to remember.

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Tuesday, 17 November 2015


It's been an up and down kinda week, literally, Elroy is pulling himself up at everything. The amp on our bookshelf is a particular favourite to stand in front of because it has knobs and buttons. A few falls and topples, but he is generally balanced rather well. We got one of those trolley/wagons for him to push, and he now happily wanders across the living room with it. It's all happening so very quickly. We also dropped the dream feed, on friday night we were late getting in after dinner with friends at the Sandy Bay twilight market, so we thought we'd see how he'd go without it, and he slept right through until 5:30am. Last night he almost slept from 7pm to 7am, never thought that would happen!!

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Friday, 13 November 2015


Instagram has a lot to answer for: the death of blogs, the illusion of perfection, and the invention of the term friyay....yep, I can't stand it yet when I was thinking about what to title this post that is what came to mind. Basically I am so freaking glad it is friday. This week Elroy and I have still been battling our colds, and I found out that I am rather iron deficient, among other things, which explains why I have been so tired/flat lately. At least now I know and can work to make life easier.

This week I had plans to get to mothers goup, catch up with a friend and her baby and take Elroy to his swimming lesson and we didn't get to any of them. So I am hoping to have a sociable weekend to make up for it, with a catch up with friends this evening, a birthday party tomorrow and more friends on sunday, and hopefully a swim for me!

Also I'm hanging out for the next episode of The Beautiful Lie, I haven't read Anna Karenina (I really should) but have seen several tv and film versions and love the story, this one with an Australian twist is very enjoyable.

And my copy of Lunch Lady arrived today which was perfect timing!

Good reasons to be pleased that it is friday.

Oh also our house looks like a mess explosion has gone off, hence the blog post...procrastination at its best!

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Seven things: blush and ochre (and a few shades in between)

1.  Bobo Choses tote bag 2.  Fictional Objects toffee tictac and blush shapes doona cover  3.  Citta Design sahara cushion cover  4. Kip and Co throw 5. Country Road sandals 6.  Blu Dot lounge chair 7.  Olive and Joy journal

I seem to have a thing for the 'blush pink and ochre' colour scheme at the moment, I think it was my trip to COS a month or so back that started it, when I purchased a very soft blush/nude leather tote. It was hanging on my bedroom door handle with the Bobo tote above (which I tend to carry baby bits and pieces around in) and the colours together just looked so lovely. Then Fictional Objects came out with their new range and I kind of had to have that doona cover, so now it is definitely a thing!! I really really want to buy that Citta cushion but my paid maternity leave is about to end (boo, good timing just before Christmas....) and I wonder if that is just taking it all too far. Will I be over it all in a few weeks? I thought perhaps I might satisfy this need by coming up with a screen print using those colours, so that might be a better option.

Monday, 9 November 2015


We've had a testing weekend, Elroy's first cold. Friday night was the worst, he woke every 20 minutes or so, then there was a very stuffy nose which made feeding so hard and resulted in a lot of painful biting. That's really not fun. He still smiles his way through it and it hasn't slowed him down, he crawls everywhere and is so determined to stand up all the time.

This photograph, the difference in skin tone between the two is really quite amusing, but then they are so similar in so many ways. So much love.

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Wednesday, 4 November 2015


To me peonies are a sign that the end of the year is just around the corner, somewhat warmer weather, the lead up to christmas and everything that that includes. This year I wish the time would go a little bit slower. I will have to go back to work part time in either February or March, and Elroy will have his first birthday, and I feel like the next thing I will know he will be a teenager and then moving out of home....I know that's a little bit extreme, but it does seem to be flying by!!

I guess I am very aware that the window of time is closing before I do go back to work. There are so many things I intended to do and haven't got around to yet, so maybe if I write about them here it might make me feel more accountable to get shit done!

So my list includes:

Screen printing
Exercising more
Reading the books that I have piled up, the Kinfolk Home book is in that pile, so far the photographs are lovely!
Take more photographs
Maybe do some more food related posts, poor Island Menu isn't dead it's just on hiatus

I could go on, but I think that's more than enough.

Monday, 2 November 2015


Elroy my cheeky chops, nicknamed occasionally Chops. Pulling himself up on the cot and loving it too, this is why he is still sleeping in a love to swaddle bag with his arms in, because otherwise he would spend all night standing up. Speaking of sleeping, and feeds and such, when we came back from Melbourne, we made a few changes to his routine, dropped two feeds, including the feed he was having around 1am/2am that was killing me, he still needs a bit of settling some nights, but for the most part he is now sleeping through until 5am/6am. Now we just need to drop the dream feed, I am nervous about this, but know that we just have to do it.

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