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I work, I study, I play, I laugh, I sing out loud, I skip, I drink too much coffee, I love great food, I bake, I write, I try and be a good mum and wife, I sometimes do housework!!!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Whats On Your Table - Tuesday

 I see the wonderful Joyce has something delectable on her table - hmmmm, no such luck here!!!

I am just in from a morning running around, followed by a massage appointment, not the relax & enjoy type, but rather the crunch of bones & inward gasps of pain type!!

My latest op shop find - my crochet bag!!!!! Love, love it, love it, hubby hates, hates, hates it!!!
Gotta have a scarf  or two in the mix! Wearing BOTH of these today!! One on me & one on the bag!!
cough lozenges
my current "must have" item - Korner Just Delight lip balm (pressie from my sister when she recently visited from UK)
note book - see the scribbles...that needs work!!! & needs to be put on my laptop. I still do my writing freehand & then transfer it onto laptop - slow & old fashioned I know but thats the way I work.
devotional book - to help guide me & stay my busy stress head mind!!
novel from the library that I am still trying to finish!! Think i will take it to Auskick this arvo & spend some time reading in the car - its cold & wet here today!@!

Whatever your table holds,
enjoy it, delight & take pride -
its the little minutaie of life that makes
us special!!!

TK xx

Monday, June 28, 2010

Monday Musings...

I have been musing on
little things today
Can you guess what this is?

Yes that's right it is a little box....

Look what's inside the little box...

Thats right it is two little hearts.

You may be wondering what this means,
believe me when I tell you it is TRULY special...

Shaun & I were married some 20 months ago now
and despite our insistence as to no gifts, most people
just ignored us!!! We were truly blessed with many lovely & beautiful things.

One friend did something a little different....
She gave us this box
with two little hearts she had carved out of
the surfboard things on the beach...you know those long polystyrene things that
birds love to peck at with their beaks
she also put in a sweet little card

Why is this special?????.....

this dear friend had been VERY ill and we honestly didn't expect her
to be able to get out of hospital to share our day
she made this herself
she honoured us in doing this....
I love that it is unique, handmade & restored from something else
and to this day it is the most treasured of all our wedding gifts....
it sits in our bathroom & is looked upon daily by us reminding us of gorgeous & special memories.

Little things can have a HUGE impact...
Can you think of a little thing you have or can do that will have a big impact this week?

TK xx

Saturday, June 26, 2010


"Ah, Hope! What would life be,
stripped of thy encouraging smiles,
that teach us to look behind
the dark clouds of today,
for the golden beams
that are to gild the morrow"


TK xx

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

I need help....

I have had yet another of those mornings where I feel I am pushing up hill.....no matter what time we get up & get going, no matter how organised I get before hand I still find myself tearing my hair out at my son, raising my voice & losing the plot - BEFORE WE GET TO SCHOOL!

I am not a  morning person & struggle to get out of bed but after a few minutes I can usually warm into the day. I make myself a coffee, get breakfast sorted, finalise school lunch, check all Maxie's homework is in his homework bag, I know Max cannot handle a whole list of instructions at once so I split them up into bite sized chunks. We have a list on the fridge with pictures of  what he needs to do to get ready BUT I feel like I am not doing it right.

Every morning I am ending up exasperated & sick of it, I want to yell & scream & its not even 9am!!! We seem to be continually late and I wonder how on earth other parents do it with such ease - AND I ONLY HAVE 1 CHILD TO MANAGE!!!!!!!!

Its bothering me because more often than not I pull back into our driveway & burst into tears feeling like the WORST mother in the world! I am really starting to hate myself & the way I don't seem to manage this little task properly.....

Thank goodness holidays are around the corner.....& just as well I don't have to head on to work as I would be an absolute mess!!

Any thoughts or suggestions would be most gratefully appreciated,

TK xx

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

What's on my table Tuesday

I decided to join in with Joyce http://joyceliveshere.blogspot.com/ and show you
 what is on my table today........

A scrapbooking catalogue - dangerous move!!!
school note that I am about to enter into my diary, lest I forget!!
cards to send to a couple of friends
my writing book - yes I need to get on with some work
magazine I am perusing and a recipe that is
going into my "must try" pile.

Needless to say there is washing to put out, clothes to iron but having spent the morning helping a friend who is just out of hospital,  think I am more inclined to peruse the magazine!!! maybe I'll get some writing done - there is a piece rattling around in my head!!

Happy Tuesday
TK xx

Monday, June 21, 2010

Monday Musings...

After a rather grey drizzly weekend
we have woken to clear blue skies today
it is rather cold but the blue is so bright,
pretty & piercing!
I have added some blue thoughts for you today....

It led me to muse on the colour, it is the coolest colour in the pallete - the colour of the sky, ocean, sleep, twilight.
A pure blue is the colour of inspiration, sincerity and spirituality.
 Blue is often the chosen colour by conservative people.
Blue is the calming colour. 
Blue is so soothing that is a good choice for pyjamas.
Dark blue is the colour of truth and moderation.
Wednesday's colour is blue.

Turquoise is the colour of communication.
Aqua is the colour of high ideals.
Blue gives a feeling of distance. Artists use it to to show perspective.
Put some blue in your life when you want:
calm and relaxation to counteract chaos or agitation
to open the flow of communication
to broaden your perspective in learning new information
solitude and peace

Enjoy today whatever you do!!!

TK xx

Saturday, June 19, 2010

fabrics & cards.....such a great mix!!

Head on over to http://herewegoloopylou.blogspot.com/ & make your vote count!!!! She is celebrating turning 1 in blog world & has an amazing giveaway......she makes these DIVINE, that is TOTALLY DIVINE fabric cards & needs your help!!!

I am always struggling to find decent, interesting, cute cards to send out as I love cards & now I have found these ones that will deninitely fit the bill!!! Creativeness all round I say~!~

Happy Weekend peoples,

TK xx

Friday, June 18, 2010

Those red boots....

"I did not have three thousand pairs of shoes,
I had one thousand and sixty."

Monday, June 14, 2010

Monday Musings...

I have just got back form a day of visiting & feeling a little flat....I hate that let down feeling after a long weekend when you are kind of sorry that the long stretch of family time is over & getting ready for another week of school, work, study, life.

Musing what on earth we are going to have for dinner!!!

Maybe I can get a Beef Casserole done in time!!!! I love this rather 70's pot in a retro "happy memories way". I have a little one too, minus the lid but use it for small mornays & macaroni cheeses for Max.

TK xx

Sunday, June 13, 2010

A cup of tea....

Its a cold slow Sunday morning
one of those days where I need to
start out with a nice pot of tea.

Aren't these teacups just tooooo divine?
My favourite teas are English Breakfast or Irish Breakfast when
looking for something robust, & Lady Grey or a decent Chai when
hankering for a soothing brew.
What about you, let me know your favouritest favourite teas??
Have a happy slow warming Sunday...

TK xx

Thursday, June 10, 2010

My Creative Space

Well it has been a stay at home week as my maxie has been rather sick. The bonus of this is there has been plenty of opportunity to be creative...
Fresh fruits picked from the garden

Lemon & raspberry cake

Apple muffins

my mum's delightful orange cake recipe

Maxie made paper airplanes

I love the jumbled assortment of colours

we played some chinese checkers

& have been reading Geronimo Stilton -
Maxie LOVES reading this with me!!!

Its been a slow, cuddling up, staying warm bonding type of week & I have loved it!!!

TK xx

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Oops...I had that link wrong!!!

For all things fabulous & Frenchy French my aunty Dianne's new blog site is: http://frenchaz.blogspot.com/

Hope that works for you!!!

TK xx

My mum is having an on-going love affair...

and it has been going on for quite some time. The weirdest thing about it is that my dad seems to be quite okay with it all?? Now before I go any further I should inform you that my parents are really really in love, have a great marriage and seem to be quite happy and content.
So...how did this affair begin you ask....

Back in the 70's my parents first went away overseas and I think it may have begun to emerge then. They travelled around Europe and the UK.

They then returned in time for my mum to celebrate her 60th Birthday
in France & I think that cemented her affections.

Now in celebration of your birthday today mum here are some lovely piccies of your other great love!!!

French patisseries

French macaroons

Arc de Triomphe
Monet's house and gardens

Provence fields

French coffee
Paris hotels
Paris metro
Champs Elysees
French Boulangeries

To my beautiful mum I love you very much...hope you have a truly fabulous birthday, this is in your honour!!

Also check out her sister (my aunty's) Dianne's new blog "All Things French" http://azfrench.blogspot.com/
for some truly inspired French photography!!!

TK xx

Monday, June 7, 2010

Monday Musings...

Today I have been wondering if I could do as the amazing & thrifty Trace @ http://bountifully.blogspot.com/ & join in The Challenge!

I absolutely know I SHOULD do it........but wondering if I COULD do it!! Well its only for 365 days, yes that is the problem, its for 365 DAYS!!!!! but I am musing if I will feel all warm, fuzzy & virtuous if I do it OR be immediately swamped every time I venture out with NEW things to buy!!!!!

TK xx

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Anais Nin


And then the day came,
when the risk
to remain tight
in a bud
was more painful
than the risk
it took
to Blossom

Anais Nin

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Lovely Letters...

Well the marvellous Pip over at http://meetmeatmikes.blogspot.com/ has put out the challenge to send in a letter with special things in it.....of course making it pretty as well,  to then be drawn at a later date for a lucky winner to win ALL the special somethings that are sent. So join in this little bit of artistic fun & be sure to add some touches of whimsy!

TK xx

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Winter is upon us

What better way to mark it than with a quick catch up with Vivaldi - The Four Seasons Winter....enjoy a quiet few minutes letting this music resonate in your soul...I suggest sipping a cup of English Breakfast along with it!!