Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Moving On...

Remember, not that long ago when we moved from this...


to this...


...well, it must be a year or so because we're moving again! Yes, Loveridge Towers will be moving approximately two hundred metres from the first house. Kind of makes you wonder why we moved in the first place....ahem...

 I do love the functionality of our current home but I can't shake the feeling of being near the water. So, crane your neck and you too can enjoy a peep of the harbour from our new home. Actually, it's teeny so just one at a time perhaps...


We did actually finish the renovation I started to chronicle, but I struggle to find a decent photo. Truth be known, I struggle to find a room tidy enough to photograph.

Mmmm, that rug's gone and I would like to find those cushions again...

Arabella's Room

Girls' Playroom


Guest Room

Master Bedroom...mental note to close drawers properly in future...

So, it's kinda busy getting ready to move...so I threw a photo shoot in the mix, because I don't like things to be too easy. Tomorrow. Sanity wavering, oh yes!


All photos my own.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Nest Weave Awning Stripe

Decoration and Design kicks off in Sydney tomorrow and Armadillo&Co will be releasing some AMAZING new designs.
Behold the beauty of all this colour in a hemp rug...

Nest Weave Awning Stripe


With pretty names like Rosewater,


Duck Egg and Citrus,


Tangelo,


and Celadon,


What's not to like?


If you are lucky enough to be in Sydney for Decoration & Design, pop over to C14 and see the gorgeous girls from Armadillo&Co and all the new designs.

If not, and that is me unfortunately, the Awning Stripe will be in at the Paper Room in Auckland in a couple of weeks.


All images courtesy of Armadillo&Co.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Happy New Year

I suspect I will be the last blogger in town with that title this year! At least it's still January right?
I hope you have all had a lovely Christmas and Happy New Year, and for those down under, are enjoying our hot summer and surviving the school holidays. 

I am slowly getting my head back from here...



...and exercising off 4 weeks of hanging out at the buffet breakfast!

We were very fortunate to have a lovely holiday - in Singapore for the Christmas lights, then Christmas on Bin Tan Island - with my husband's family and all the children's cousins.

We visited friends afterwards, back in Singapore, and the kids had a blast at all the fun parks Singapore has to offer. My nerves are still recovering...

Mum, Dad and two wired children then headed for another 10 days of doing absolutely nothing - my type of holiday!

Living here, at the bottom of the world, it is nice to get away and experience new food, languages and cultures. A special treat for me in Asia is the gardens...all those lush greens and layers. Even the hotel gardens were beautifully tended...


I can't tell you how much all that symmetry appeals to my - worsening - sense of order!







The Botanical gardens in Singapore are a whole other blog post - albeit torture to younger members of our family - until we stumbled across this chappie...




In fact, I think the only type of tree my children were interested in the whole trip was this one...

Candylicious...you trying saying NO to your child when this is the entrance...

I think when things get busy it is so easy to just get through the day and the joy is lost.
It was so nice having time - just time really - to relax and not have to rush from A to B.

And so I start 2013 with all the right motives! Long may it last for us all x.