Thursday, April 30, 2015

The Gurgle Pot

The Gurlge Pot -so aptly named as it will gurgle, I am not kidding.  We have one and use it every night  as our water pitcher.  Just fill the jug up and pour  a glass of water, as you replace the jug down on this bottom it gurgles.  It a great jug and look great but is really functional.  Which colour would you choose??  

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Real Estate Stalking in ....Newtown Vic

Newtown,Geelong,there are some beautiful period homes in Geelong. I spent some time in my childhood in the area as my nan lived in a seaside town called Port Arlington.  Geelong was the closest shopping hub.  Listed here while it lasts.

70 Fairview Avenue, Newtown, Vic 322070 Fairview Avenue, Newtown, Vic 3220

70 Fairview Avenue, Newtown, Vic 3220
I would deck this area just to soften it and I prefer decking to paving (of perhaps change to combination of recycled bricked deck!)
70 Fairview Avenue, Newtown, Vic 3220
The pool house.
70 Fairview Avenue, Newtown, Vic 3220

70 Fairview Avenue, Newtown, Vic 3220
I would deck this area and provide some shade.
70 Fairview Avenue, Newtown, Vic 3220
Butler Panty envy!
70 Fairview Avenue, Newtown, Vic 3220

70 Fairview Avenue, Newtown, Vic 3220

70 Fairview Avenue, Newtown, Vic 3220

70 Fairview Avenue, Newtown, Vic 3220

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Tuesday Night TV

I have confession to make - I am a little addicted to Friday Night Lights.  We recently signed  up to Netflix. So have and access to a ton of shows and movies.  Some of the TV show I have never heard of.  Don't ask me how I started to watch Friday Night Lights, I know zip about America ball and haven't learnt any more since I started watch the show, but I am hooked.   It's escapism pure and simple.  Its sit-in down switching on the idiot box an within something that the me away, it not a hard hitting documentary thought does have moral themes that they raise.

Saturday, April 25, 2015


ANZAC Day 2015

ANZAC Day, commemorating  the landing of Australian and New Zealand forces at Gallipoli on 25th April 1915.  2015 marks the 100 year anniversary of the Gallipoli landing.   ANZAC Day has become core to the identity of Australia itself, a day on which Australians reflect on the Anzac spirit and its place in Australia today. 

Laurence Binyon 1869-1943 English poet

Friday, April 24, 2015

Friday Feasts - The Raw Kitchen, Fremantle

The Raw Kitchen - OMG - you have to go and you have to have the Dhal and the Pad Thai (made with Zoodles which for those of you who don't know are zucchini noodles).  The place has seriously good food! I'm a milk with my coffee girl so as this place is vegan they don't use milk (unless you want almond milk - which I don't mind in my smoothies but not that adventurous yet to try in my coffee).  All I can say is get down there - you will not be disappointed!
They offer workshops, private functions and catering.
The Raw Kitchen 
181A High St, Fremantle
7 days per week 
Breakfast & Lunch 
Dinner - Friday  - Sunday  dinner

Nacho like you have never had  - they were delicious.
The Raw Kitchen: Just love this place..

The Raw Kitchen
The shop - small and compact but I still manage to while away at leat 45min browsing.
The Pad Thai - seriously good.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Real Estate Stalking in ...... Shenton Park.

I am moving modern, love the clean straight lines, the large weather proof outdoor area, the huge spaces, just a few more zero's on the bank account and I would be moving!!. Though I would have to replace the tiled floor  with dark stained oak. Listed here while it lasts.
20 Waylen Road, Shenton Park, WA 6008

20 Waylen Road, Shenton Park, WA 6008

20 Waylen Road, Shenton Park, WA 6008

20 Waylen Road, Shenton Park, WA 6008

20 Waylen Road, Shenton Park, WA 6008

20 Waylen Road, Shenton Park, WA 6008

20 Waylen Road, Shenton Park, WA 6008

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Tuesday Night TV

Monday night for me is ABC - if I am lucky to have cleaned up after dinner in time I will sit and watch Australian Stories followed by Four Corners -though lately I admit that I have been tuning turning on the iPad and tuning in to ABC iView.

A must watch before it disappears from iView is the report on "India's Daughter".(though I am pretty sure if can be found on youTube it is a BBC documentary).

Two year in the main this is the story of the rape and murder of Jyoti Singh Pandey, in Delhi.  It is a shocking story of a young girl who went to see a movie with a friend, who was male, and ends up being gang raped and left to die thrown out of a bus. 

Such comment as "....A decent girl won't roam around at 9 o'clock at night. A girl is far more responsible for a rape than a boy." and “When being raped, she shouldn’t fight back,” Mukesh says. “She should just be silent and allow the rape. Then they’d have dropped her off after doing her.”

This documentary was banned in Indian but it seems that the story and message is out –women in India are fighting back – they are seeking equity and rallying.  It seems like Jyoti’s rape and murder were not in vain  - changes in Indian will be slow but at least there it is moving. 

Updating around the house..

We are in the process of updating some things at home, we have installed a new black kitchen tap, and now are looking at what we can do in the bathrooms  - I am keen on updating our bathroom taps, so have been stalking bathrooms. 


Whiting Bathroom with Black Tapware | Remodelista

vola copper hv1

Monday, April 20, 2015

Like this space...

Its getting colder - though I love the April weather  - the sun still shines, the days are still warm and the nights are cooler and pleasant.  It really is weather for a long table lunch.

serpentine long table lunch in field

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Saturday Dreaming...

Everyone in the house is asleep  - I have be up for a few hours or so just getting the washing and ironing done.  I love the early morning, though the mornings are getting a little chilly. In between folding washing and the ironing I thought I would have a break and do some I like that  I could lounge on a Saturday morning read the paper with a cup of tea!!

5 tips tegen huizen-jaloezie

Vintage Kitchen Design by D3 Interior Design

Industrial Kitchen Designs-01-1 Kindesign

Industrial Kitchen Designs-03-1 Kindesign

Industrial Kitchen Designs-45-1 Kindesign

Okay no more dreaming ... time to finish the ironing and washing.  Have a great weekend, we are in for a beauty stunning sunny day!!


Friday, April 17, 2015

Friday Feasts - Propeller, North Fremantle

Great coffee, wonderful outdoor area on  a sunny day and a great place to spend a few hours with friends. The scrambled eggs are luxury, there is some cream action happening in there and the bacon was a nice not too think not too thick slice. For dinner I would recommend a share plate thing- the menu does change but if this  is still on the go then I would recommend the roast pork belly, figs, lima bean with a fatoush - bread salad.  Funky place with a recycle feel given a repurpose of sea containers as kitchen, coffee-take away area and toilets.  I actually want those toilet roll holders at home!! If it's a little windy in the outside are but the sun is out  then grab a blanket and enjoy.

  • Propellor
    222 Queen Victoria St
    North Fremantle 
    Container take away  7am - 10pm Monday  - Sunday 
Restaurant  11am - 10pm Mon - Fri and 7am - 10pm Sat  - Sunday
Pizza Noon  - 10pm Mon  - Sunday 

Propeller North Freo
Those tiles as kitchen slash back  - yes please.
Propeller North Freo