Wednesday, June 27, 2012

A new week and when things don't go according to plan

The new week has brought some delight and dislike at the same time. I shall reveal the good news first: we have found a home! YES! And I am so, so happy! It's in a lovely area and it's got plenty of room for everyone plus it has a fireplace, it's always been a dream of mine so I'm over the moon!
Sometimes though things don't all go according to plan and as it often happens when one thing (finally) starts to spin in the right direction another will inexorably go wrong. Our plans for the weekend went up in the air when my son got sick on Friday followed by his younger sister on Sunday, poor darlings! I just want them to get better and enjoy their break. This flu is a five day business, it starts with a dry cough and a temperature and goes on from there. It's not fun. One needs to keep warm, eat soup and take vitamins. The weather hasn't been that great, just rainy, grey and pretty chilli too. It looks a bit better today though, at least it's not raining.  
At the moment "the move" occupies the majority of my thoughts as I am faced with two jobs, a stimulating one and a depressing one. The former being placing and organising furniture in my new home - just on plan at this stage - and the latter (less exhilarating one) being sorting through our stuff and (yes) de-clutter.
Well do I need to say that I am in need of a big injection of life and inspiration at the moment? I need to recharge my batteries...badly...we all need a holiday around here but need to wait just a little big longer - planning to go away in September :)

I found inspiration in these images today, gorgeous and immaculate interiors/vignettes with lots of style.
Oh and isn't that view just to die for? (That is where I would rather be right now)

all images honestlywtf

Hope you are all keeping warm - if in my part of the world :)

Take care,

Claudia xo 

Friday, June 22, 2012

blue + gold + grey = my new favourite colour combo

BLUE | of a colour intermediate between green and violet, as of the sky or sea on a sunny day

photograph by Mark Laita via pinterest

GOLD | A deep lustrous yellow or yellow-brown colour / yellow precious metal used in jewellery and decoration


GREY | of a colour intermediate between black and white, as of ashes or an o/cast sky


TOGETHER | perfect combo : fresh, smart, sophisticated



Would you agree?

Well it's finally Friday and although it's cold and windy outside and I am not feeling particularly great, inside it's cosy and warm and I can take it easy for a little while, at least until school pick-up time...
My youngest is at the Australian museum today with her class and she will be telling me all about her excursion when she returns...she's in first grade, they are just gorgeous at that age, I can't wait to hear all about it :D
We will be going house hunting tomorrow and then hopefully - weather permitting - will have a bbq lunch with the family on Sunday. It should be fun
What have you got planned for your weekend?
See you next week

Claudia xo

Tuesday, June 12, 2012


images 1, 3, 4 solid frog; 2, theyallhateus

What do you collect? 

We are collecting quite a bit of rain here in Sydney... not fun ::

Take care,

Claudia xo

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Cool Britannia

Celebrations for Queen Elizabeth II's diamond jubilee have started in London today, the Britannia fever has erupted and it's quickly spreading everywhere... It's definitely arrived here too!

I've come across this fantastic board (below) on pinterest lots of divine creations, LOVE!

 From fashion to interior design...

images pinterest

the cool Britannia look, always a favourite for me  :)
"God save the Queen" 

Wish you all a fantastic week

Claudia xo