Friday, October 31, 2008

my friday

coffee & lunch - gills diner
studio visit - victoria mason
fabric & trim addiction - patchwork on central park
scarlet jones - auburn rd, hawthorn, melbourne

Monday, October 27, 2008

this is... something i'm surprised i like

Heading up to the local fruit & veg shop today to buy tonight's dinner ingredients I had a flashback to earlier this year when I tried Leek for the first time. I remembered thinking "Leek, where have you been all my life"! It was an expected nice tasty savoury surprise.

On the dinner table tonight was

Chicken, Leek & Risoni Soup
1 teaspoon oil
1 leek, sliced
1 chicken breast fillet, thinly sliced
4 cups chicken stock
1/3 cup risoni or other small pasta
1 tablespoon flat-leaf parsley, chopped
sea salt and cracked black pepper

Heat the oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the leek and chicken. Cook for 2 minutes Add the stock and pasta. Cook for 8 minutes or until the pasta is al dente. Stir through the parsley, salt and pepper. Serves 2.

I think for 'This Is' next week I would like to suggest a theme - "This is... a favourite recipe I would like to share".

Photo credits: 1. Leek, blue cheese and zebra tomato quiches, 2. Potato and Leek Soup, 3. Project 2/366 Porree-leek

Sunday, October 26, 2008


Click here to access a free online polaroid image maker. It creates polaroid-like images from your digital photos. It's kind of addictive!

I've been thinking all day about my 'this is' post but I'm still stuck, I think I might need another day of thinking...

Current temp: 27° - Nice!

Friday, October 24, 2008

this is... with earl and cookie

This Sunday's 'This Is' theme has been suggested by Victoria from Earl and Cookie. She makes great jewellery too! You should pop over and see her latest necklace design, it's too cute.

Thank you Victoria for suggesting our theme this week on such short notice.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

six things

Today I was tagged with the 'six things' meme by sweet Jane from Strawberry Season. So I had a good think about some random facts and it goes something like this.

1. I like to eat almonds.

2. I don't walk down every aisle in the supermarket.

3. Once sitting at a bus stop with a friend I told her I had a very strong feeling that a car was going to lose control and come into the bus stop. Five minutes later it happened. Luckily no one was hurt!

4. When I was seven I won a colouring in competition and won the opportunity to meet Santa at the city town hall.

5. When I was nineteen I met Kate Ceberano in the ladies room of a club. She had invited me to come and join her at her table for a drink and a chat. I had fun that night and forgot to go and join her at her table. Oops!

6. When I was twenty three I chatted to Wendell Sailor at a bar. After a bit he asked me "Do you know who I am(!)" I said "Yes, you play basketball with my friend Andrew". He wasn't impressed. The conversation ended abruptly. Oops!

Monday, October 20, 2008

2009 diary

Found at Fredflare.


Photo Credits: 1. afternoon, 2. take a seat, 3. Untitled, 4. Outside-In, 5. Hair, 6. vintage "violet purple rose" dress (detail)

this is... my favourite film-s

Amelie, for it's beautiful cinematography and quirky tale of love.

The Truman Show, for it's underlying suggestions of the human condition.

Thank you Hokey for your theme this week and for your great list of movies!

Friday, October 17, 2008

breakfast out

If you are already planning on eating out in Melbourne tomorrow morning, may suggest taking a look at this new site that offers reviews and recommendations on the best cafes in town. I've personally been recommended to go give this place a visit.

Photo credit: Simply Breakfast

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

this current reading material

I'm cheating again and a little late for This is (bad host I am)! To be honest I haven't had much time to indulge in a reading list of late. But soon to be on such a list is this knitting book I spotted in Sweden. The styling is amazing!

Thank you Champagne Dreams for your theme, I would like to ask Hokey for her suggestion next week.

on my desk

On my desk today

Rosehip Notebook.
Make yourself a sausage dog kit.
Le cahier note pad.
Hand printed sausage dog card by Lisa Jones.
More cards by Isak.
Je t'aime prints by The Black Apple.
And there is a keyboard somewhere under there...

Friday, October 10, 2008


Today I had an exchange with a friend. "I will teach you Illustrator CS2 if you let me photograph your house".

Good exchange I think! She is the talented lady behind this special fashion, label. Her house was very reminiscent of this shop, introduced to me by this creative lady when discovering Copenhagen.

Admittedly, I'm keenly aware that I owe a 'photographic journal' from my trip, which is yet to be siphoned my 'Holiday Photos' folder! Hope to get onto that shortly!

Tuesday, October 07, 2008


This one is for you Brooke.

Photo credits: 1. simply yellow., 2. 3D Rainbow, 3. follow the yellow brick road meets modernism, 4. yellow

this is...

This is my very late attempt at 'This favourite kitchen tool'. Unfortunately my 'one person only' kitchen doesn't allow me the luxury to obtain many kitchen appliances, truth be told I struggle to share bench space with a toaster and a kitchen sink.

So in a daring, never been done before 'This is' twist I'm sharing what I would love to be my favourite kitchen tool!

Yes, this here (pictured above) coffee machine. I'll put it on my wish list up there with a bigger kitchen.

I owe Sharon from Handmaiden a BIG THANK YOU for hosting while I've been away. I am very grateful!

For this weeks theme I would like to ask My Champagne Dreams for her suggestion.

I have alot of new players to add to the blog roll, hopefully I will have the list updated by Sunday.

the nap hotel

During the stop over at Hong Kong airport, I paid $37 for a two hour sleep at an airport nap hotel. Best money ever spent!

However, you know that feeling when you have to get up really early for something important and you spend most of the night restless because your constantly telling yourself "sleep because you have to get up early in the morning".

Try sleeping with the meter running... "sleep, sleep, great you've just wasted $5, sleep already!" It's hard work.

Photo credit: 1. polaroid-heart. Thank you Liss for letting me use your photo, I wish the nap hotel room was as pretty but then I guess I would never sleep because I'd be thinking 'this room is sooo good'.

Monday, October 06, 2008


Where even the pets are well dressed

and the street litter looks good

I could move to there in an instant!

Thursday, October 02, 2008

the flight about flight of the conchords

Boarding the plane from Copenhagen to London, Allison and I met a Danish man named Ep - (phonetically spelt)(!)

Ep, was kind enough to offer to hold two available seats for us on our easy jet flight as a) there are no allocated seats on the flights and b) he possessed a magical 'A' class boarding pass that gave him the privilege to board first.

In return to his generosity I introduced him to the Flight of the Conchords via the magical video iPod and after watching a couple of episodes 'Ep' questioned me about the comical duo.

As it turned out 'Ep' shared a house with a top executive from the BBC and was eager to convince his housemate to give them some air time.

Smooth pick up line or was there an element of truth (?) I'll be watching the BBC tv guide to confirm. Watch this space.


Photo credits: 1. crazy cupcake., 2. light love empty

paper work

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

on this particular day - pt 2

On this particular day after contemplating that Madonna would probably use a side entrance to attend a fashion event and that I don't actually know what the guy from the Sartorialist looks like, I continued on my journey to South Kensington's French quarter.

After excepting my fate that I would not be making it to Paris on this trip due to a fire in the channel tunnel three days earlier, I had figured London's French quarter would be the next best thing.

So I took a seat in one of the many authentic French cafes, indulged in some wine and cheese and said Bonjour to all the French Waiters ; )

on my desk

Card designed by Isak.
Business card by Public Beware - Shop 7, 91 Brick Lane, London.
Sneek peak of sticker made by Lily and Agathe.

You can visit Kirsty for more On My Desk players or if you would like to join in too!