Thursday, February 10, 2011

Eskimo kisses

If I had been more organised I would have arranged to have this print sent to Meu Amor in time for Valentine's Day. Maybe for our 5 year anniversary in March instead?...

Lovely prints from Etsy seller Blancucha in Madrid.

image from Blancucha's Etsy store

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Blue skies in Newcastle

There was a lot to love about Newcastle. The deep blue ocean baths, Darby Street (thank you Miss Jodi!), bircher on the beach, park snoozes and the sense that something is well and truly underway in the city and surrounding suburbs. At first the streets seemed a little deserted but I think that's Newcastle's little trick. There's lots to explore if you're happy to nose around...

*breakfast here and sit up at the panoramic window overlooking Newcastle beach
*oilcloth goodies, great courtyard cafe and a spunky looking lady behind the counter here on Darby Street...and while you're in the vicinity, poke around in this beautifully styled shop
*swim or float about in one of two of Newcastle's ocean baths
*book at table at this charming but unassuming tapas restaurant
*if you're lucky you might catch these local crafty markets

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Early weekend

Heading to Newcastle for a mini camping trip tomorrow. Anyone have any hot tips? I'm hoping to get in some ocean swims, plonk myself in a cafe & have a sticky in little local shops.

Hope this weather lets up...don't like my chances though.

On that subject, my thoughts are with J&M up in Cairns. Stay safe. x

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

What I spent my last $10 on...

...these gorgeous wooden coasters from FEN&NED.

I can't wait till they arrive in my letterbox. I love that they are dainty but hardwearing & practical.

Surely it's not such a bad thing to have a coaster obsession? At least they are useful?

image from FEN&NED