For our engagement friends bought us a hot air balloon flight over Melbourne. We took flight last Sunday.
It definitely made for a comedic morning; blurry eyed, hung over frantically stumbling, profanities flying (think opening scene on Four Weddings and a Funeral) racing to get to the meeting point at 6am. We made it just in time, not a minute to spare. Arrh, we can only look back and laugh.
When we finally woke up to the crisp morning air, we breathed in the beautiful city view..
I first fell in love with her home a couple years ago when the bedroom featured on the cover of Inside Out. I was devastated to discover Archie had eagerly chewed and ripped up the cover. More recently it has featured in months Real Living.
So much happening in the real world, posting will be light over the next few weeks. Blog ramblings will be few; no messy words perhaps just pretty, pretty images. I'll share the news when the whirlwind settles.
Did the weekend fly past? Or was it because the week felt so long?
Well at least the sun came out. It feels like we've been granted an extended summer.
Saturday, my friend & I talked talked and talked during the car ride down the beach. We didn't make it to many op-shops but came across an amazing store with antique pieces and wonderful coastal collectables. I have eye my an old science lab cabinet and these amazing Danish timber utility style chairs. I can't believe I left empty handed. But I think I'll be finding my way back when more pennies are saved.
On the Sunday JD and I worked a little more on the flat. Nothing overly exciting worth elaborating on or sharing photos of. Bah!
I've been rather busy in the kitchen. Cleaning out the pantry, drawers and cupboards.
And baking like a mad woman. I am terribly bad at following recipes accurately. I made two generous sized carrot cakes and underestimated how long they would take to cook. Midnight madness and come 12am they were finally rested on the bench cooling and I was whipping up the cream cheese icing. Still it was worth it. Everyone at work thought so anyway..
I love the little pops of yellow and green, and lovely pressed white metal in the hall.
I love small spaces with style. I relate to it more because let's be honest that sprawling beach house villa or loft warehouse apartment doesn't look like it's happening anytime soon.. I need to show some restraint and be more thoughtful about the furniture I have. Need to assess what actually works in the space and not just lump it in here.