Break’s over

Yep I know it’s been months. Tafe got hectic with the exhibition, Peonies were back in season so I snapped up a few bunches, Christmas happened with a feast of food and booze, I spent 3 days camping at Greenpatch, printed 60 odd tea towels, then January disappeared in a haze and now suddenly I’ve been back at Tafe 3 weeks already. Oh lordy.

I’ll just bung up some piccies for you for a catch up.

IMG_1204 IMG_1199 IMG_1200IMG_2691 IMG_2702 Holiday 001 Holiday 005 Holiday 022 IMG_1487 IMG_1514 IMG_2597 IMG_2656 IMG_2662 IMG_2681 IMG_2689


Location Location

Back in July our house was used as a set for the new ABC series “Redfern Now”. For a few weeks there were people in and out as they painted and re-painted our house, removed all our furniture and replaced it with prop furniture and caused organized chaos so I decamped to Clare’s for the few days of filming. The series is starting soon so keep an eye out for our place, it’s the episode with Deborah Mailman in it.

There’s wisdom in them thar biscuits

A few fortune cookie quotes and predictions plus lotto numbers from my party. Some of them came true :)

  • You should not confuse your career with your life
  • You have a deep interest in all that is artistic
  • All change is not growth; as all movement is not forward
  • You will be lucky in love tonight
  • You will be advanced socially without any special effort on your part

And my fav…

  • Have a mouth as sharp as a dagger but a heart as soft as tofu


Back of the Pack

IMG_0514citytosurf7 citytosurf10 citytosurf13 citytosurf14 citytosurf15IMG_0894 citytosurf1 citytosurf4 Zoe and I reluctantly dragged our party weary bodies into the icy morning the day after my party and joined the other 90,000 people for the annual City 2 Surf fun run. Fun Run…how did those two words end up next to each other? Clare’s strange enthusiasm at this early cold hour was infectious as was the crowd who were generous, encouraging and good-natured. It really felt like a rite of passage participating and great to mark the run off my list.

We got smurfed down at Rose Bay by the mob of smurfs giving hugs then spent the rest of the run dodging water bottles, potholes and other runners. It was such a great experience to share with Zoe and Clare and fuelled by cheers from the crowd whose energy carried you, especially up Heartbreak Hill, I realised this was fun. Fun Run does go together! 14km’s later, running towards the finish line on the Bondi promenade felt darn good and I even got a medal at the end. Beer and yum cha awaited.

Catch ups

I found some old posts I never hit publish on see here’s a bunch in one go. Since I wrote them it’s been a bumper filled few months full of new babies, weddings, crazy assignments, broken bones (Nice one Mum!), road trips and more assignments. I’ve eaten dinner by banana light when there was a blackout, ditched class for some more amazing foodie work experience and laughed till I cried at Bill Bailey’s comedy gig. Dead set comedy genius that man.

IMG_1149 IMG_1154 IMG_1152 IMG_1159110420121128

Sigh no More

Mumford & Sons, live this Thurs night! Yeeeehaaa! It will be a night filled with sexy musos in dapper suits playing a riot of banjos, fiddles, tambourines and accordions. All those instruments and more! And to top it off, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zero’s are the support act. When they play “Home”, my night will be complete.

three oh, uh oh

There’s a sly Cheshire Cat moon out tonight, grinning down from high up. It’s grinning cause it knows I’m on holidays. 2 well needed weeks to recover slightly from the craziness of the last few months.

The big birthday full of bravado and nerves already feels like a lifetime ago and a tiny blip. What a crazy loud night fuelled by Chandon! What a feast! I do love planning a party and making all my lists for the food, it’s almost my fav part. There was cheese galore, smoked salmon, antipasto platter, brownies, birthday cake (thank you Clare), fortune cookies and an ice-cream bar. All very decadent . And I got to wear my sparkly party dress.

30, no biggie. As my friend puts it, “You’re not really in your 30’s yet until you’re 31.” Agreed.

Previous Older Entries Next Newer Entries