It’s Boxing Day!

Ahh the day of fussing over hangovers, and wondering what on earth you’re going to do with all this stuff you were given yesterday. And shopping the sales, if you do that sort of thing (I’ve only done it once, never again!) I hope you all had a safe and happy day yesterday, and that…

My Collection

I keep forgetting to do the My Place and Yours theme! This week’s is My Collection, set by Fox’s Lane. I have collections of a few little things: pens, pencils, doilies but nothing big. They’re all useful things too. The biggest collection I have is buttons… just random buttons. Pearl buttons, shirt buttons, spare buttons,…

Totes houseproud

The weekend means mystery flowers from the market! The sign in the bucket said “Lizzies $5 or 3 for $10”, so I bought three for a very plump looking arrangement. I did a bit of a google for Lizzy/ Lizzie flowers but the image search results turned up some flowers that didn’t look like these…

You’ve got red on you

I bought these lovely velvety, brainy-looking Celosia from the markets because they are such fascinating looking flowers! The stems are green but have threads of the red through them and they reminded me so much of rhubarb that I wasn’t surprised to read on the wikipedia page you can eat some variants of these flowers.…

Let’s play a game

We went to the markets this morning and I bought some more mystery flowers! Remember the mystery flowers from last Saturday? Amongst the suggested species: sweet pea, snapdragon and ranunculus; but the closest suggestion was from ozjoe who said they could be Stock flowers. The photo on the wikipedia page wasn’t convincing but after browsing…

Sweets for my sweets

Today was a busy day! This morning I had breakfast to celebrate my uncle’s birthday and this afternoon we had an epic dessert picnic for dear Kathleen’s birthday tomorrow. We all brought something, so there was too much food. Too much delicious, lovingly made food! Cupcakes, slices, brownies, biscuits and cakes – I’d never seen…