Archive | April, 2014

Melbourne Photo a Day: Week eleven

27 Apr

Day 71: Scrabble Addicts


A whole day of Scrabble doesn’t provide a huge amount of photo inspiration so this screen shot was my last resort! The addiction has carried on all week and doesn’t appear to be abating, especially after a word score of 117. Sadly it wasn’t my word but I doubt I’ll be allowed to forget it quickly! Continue reading


Melbourne Photo a Day: Week ten

22 Apr

Day 64: London Marathon

London Marathon

The London Marathon is usually one of my favourite days out at home.  For quite a few years now either my Dad, my friend Faye or me (or all three of us) have run this amazing race.  I have very special memories of the three years I ran the marathon; and for those I haven’t I’ve stood on the sidelines doing my best to support the runners whilst happily partaking in a few drinks.  I definitely missed being there this year especially when I turned on the coverage to see London at its best – clear blue skies over so many beautiful landmarks. Continue reading

Homemade Pleated Skirt

16 Apr

Easy pleated homemade skirt

This blog started with with me making a dress for my niece, that was almost a year ago so I thought it was about time to create her something new to wear.  I picked up instructions for a patternless skirt via Pinterest and it promised to be an easy make. It definitely lived up to expectations and took just an afternoon to make from start to finish. Continue reading

Melbourne Photo a Day: Week nine

14 Apr

Day 57: Strictly Ballroom

Strictly Ballroom

My last day in Sydney was a very wet affair so the planned trip to Bondi was off and I took the opportunity to visit a few local museums. The PowerHouse was my highlight of the day, its interactive exhibitions were a hit with my inner child, but mostly I loved the displays of costumes from Strictly Ballroom. A ridiculous array of garishly coloured sequins, feathers and glitter, it’s just a shame you can’t try them on for size. Continue reading

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