Fremantle has become host to a new foodie market at Bather’s Beach. It’s a grand idea and I hope it becomes a permanent event. I have very high expectations of pop-up markets, hailing from Darwin, home of arguably the world’s best sunset markets I wasn’t expecting to be too enamored with Freo’s efforts. Read more…
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How was your Sunday?
Ours was fresh pear juice, vegetable seedlings, jam donuts, puppies, apple cake, freshly painted walls, tissues, croissants, ugg boots, tears, cuddles and fox in socks.
It’s been bothering me for a while that every time I go to grab a necklace I have a battle untangling the one I want from the dozen or so others knotted up with it.
I was in the right place at the right time and found this bucket of door knobs for 75% off at a closing down sale.
I grabbed a handful and screwed them into the side of my closet.
Now I have all my necklaces easy to find, easy to see, out of the reach of little people and they look pretty too!
On my little wander down Wray Avenue for breakfast this morning I took these snaps. The cushions and the geometric triangles are at Wild Poppy café and the little mural is painted along the window beam at a shop two doors down. I have a bit of street envy for Wray Ave, it’s looks a very cheery little corner of Fremantle.
We had our first corn harvest. We planted them from seeds and they have survived the heat. Sadly, I can’t say the same about the rest of the veggie patch. I think i’m going to put some more thought into the next planting. I don’t do any research on when to plant seeds, I just throw them in and hope for the best.
A friend has this book from the little veggie patch co. It’s on my wish list because they have a planting guide that takes the guesswork out of growing veggies. Plus the design is so fresh. The logo and the packaging and the book are all delightful. I want to buy the seeds just so that I can frame the illustrations and put them in my kitchen!
Without getting all wishy-washy on you…
Having a partner that makes my life easier (most of the time).
Coming home to share my day and my worries with him and even if he isn’t really listening he indulges me and I feel a little better.
Sharing in the joys and torments of this life we have created with our two little boys.
Laughing because my husband’s idea of romance is saying to me, ‘honey, feel free to buy yourself some flowers on your way home from work today’.
Baby D and I had a fleeting and fabulous couple of days in humid, tropical, beautiful Darwin.
While we were there we enjoyed many things. Spending time with old friends and seeing family. A trip to the weekend markets at Parap and Nightcliff where we indulged in mango and coconut milk lassi’s, veggie and noodle laksa’s, frozen mango and pineapple iced treats.
It was hot and humid, but the upside of course is the rain. There is so much water pouring from the sky this time of year and I was in awe of how luscious and green it all is. Without any effort everyones verge is bursting with thick green grass and the streets are lined with giant coconut trees and palms.
Having been away for a few years I noticed things I didn’t before. The sky seems so open and vast. I think it’s because Darwin is mostly low-lying and flat, so you see more of the sky. There is no traffic! It was so nice to drive around with out the stresses of busy crowded roads.
It was only a few days but I feel reinvigorated, I have that after holiday glow. The question is how do I hang onto that feeling?
Hmmm, maybe I should start planning another holiday…
Anything that promotes relationships in your neighborhood has to be a good thing. With the added bonus of having your own fresh grown fruit and vegetables, how appealing is the opportunity to be part of a community garden.
I’m lucky enough to have my own little plot of land where I can grow my own veggies. Which I do with varying degrees of success. We’ve had about a fifty-fifty turnout of edible harvest this year. The slaters / snails / scorching summer sun and my limited gardening skills have attributed to the less than brilliant yield. It is quite lovely when you do have a potter around the garden beds and find enough produce to make a meal.
My brother lives in an apartment on the second floor, so there’s not much scope for him to have a vegetable garden. Just around the corner from his apartment there is a café (called 9 seeds) that has generously donated the unused land they have at the back for the community garden. Anyone in the neighbourhood can join, they all pay a small membership fee and share in the work to keep it growing.
I went and helped him water the plots on his rostered watering day and it was so nice. You can’t help but smile when you see home grown food!
So here it is, ironic post number two, how I keep my house organised.
We seem to have a disproportionate number of gadgets per person in this household. There are lots of little things that always need charging which means lots of cables that need storing and then untangling every time they get used. My biggest problem is finding the right damn cable, I spend half an hour searching when I need to charge my camera battery just to take one photo.
You need to find a drawer that’s near a power point and clear it out. Using strong double sided tape stick a powerboard into the back of the drawer (I had to cut a hole in the back of the cupboard to plug in the powerboard). Plug in all your chargers.
Now you have a spot that holds all your chargers and gadgets. I have my ipod/phone/camera battery always in there. Even my Hubby was impressed, though he doesn’t like to admit it, I did something useful for the house, not just prettied it up.
Sorry for the ordinary pictures, taking a beautiful photograph of the inside of a drawer is a bit beyond me, but hopefully you get the idea.