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Bok Bok … Sam’s Hen’s Day

Sam's HensI have just shared an amazing 24 hours with my dear friend Sam whilst celebrating her Hen’s weekend with friends.

We started off at Stefano Lubiana Winery where we mingled on the deck overlooking the Derwent River whilst sipping their renowned Sparkling Wine.  After enjoying a fab lunch in their Osteria we soaked up that gorgeous Tasmanian sun and embarrassed Sam with a few cheesy games.

Stefano Lubiana

Sam's Hens Weekend

Stefano Lubiana

Sam's Hens Weekend

Stefano Lubiana

AImee & Jan

Stefano Lubiana Vineyard

Stefano Lubiana Vineyard

The Launy Girls - Clare, Jen, Aimee, Larni & Sam

Stefanoa Lubiana Vineyard

That afternoon we continued to the ever so stylish Frank Restaurant for more drinks.  A few friends then had a sleepover at the Sullivans Cove Apartments where we indulged in a 3 Bedroom Penthouse at the Gibson’s Mill!  Being a Gibson myself, I felt quite at home in my forebear’s quarters!

Oh my – it was so much fun having a mini-break in our own city whilst celebrating the imminent wedding of a dear friend.  More bubbles were shared on the deck overlooking the docks, more cheesy games were played and we even had a little boogy before we turned into pumpkins.

The next morning we had a hearty breakfast at T42 before returning home to our loved ones – feeling blessed for such dear friends and the opportunity to escape for a mere 24 hours of uninterrupted conversation and … no laundry!  Xx

Frank

Gibson's Mill

Gibsons Mill

Gibson's Mill

Gibson's Mill

Gibson's Mill

GIbson's Mill

Gibson's Mill

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Laundry Love

Laundry Basket

Poppy and James certainly create a lot of washing, but at least they love each other!

Laundry Love

Laundry Love

Laundry Love

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More Danish ♥

Today I am swooning over more Danish design pieces.

Georg JensenThe first is this Georg Jensen Archive Collection Necklace in Sterling Silver:

An iconic piece of eye-catching jewellery – contemporary design with a nostalgic nod to the past.

Design year: 1965

Secondly, I am loving these beautiful Geo Vacuum Jugs by Normann Copenhagen:geo-vacuum-jug-fs

A minimalistic design featuring masculine, sharp edges fused with bright and lively color combinations. This is the essence of the Geo Vacuum Flask. Geo holds warm and cold drinks in a stylish way.

Geo has a classic and retro-inspired design, and its eccentric and fashion-inspired color combinations make it a new and unexpected impression of a thermos. Use Geo on an outing to the forest, for afternoon tea or on the terrace on a warm summer evening.

The Geo Vacuum Flask holds one liter and comes in the colors purple, grey, black, white, red and turquoise.

Awards:

Red Dot Design Award 2013

German Design Award ”Special Mention” in 2014

You would definitely be channeling your inner ‘Dane’ whilst pouring a hot cuppa and wearing that gorgeous necklace.  X

Geo Vacuum Jug

Geo Vacuum Jug

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Pink Geo Vacuum Jug

Geo Vacuum Jug

Geo Vacuum Jug

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Autumn Boating

James and Maisy

I hope you all enjoyed a fabulous weekend?  It certainly was superb weather and we were lucky to be away on the boat for the whole weekend.

Bruny Island certainly turned it on for us as we enjoyed time on the water with our friends, Richard and Anna and Marcus and Janeen and their children.  Happy days.  Xx

A Sunday Sunrise

Sunrise in Missionary Bay

James' first fishing lesson

Autumn Boating

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Snap Shot

New Shoes

I have just downloaded the photos from my iPhone and found a snap shot of our past week:

  • Preserving more pears
  • Fireworks excitement
  • Watching Peppa Pig
  • Reading
  • A new bike
  • A walk in the rain
  • Breakfast at Smolt
  • Painting shed doors
  • Teaching ‘Outdoor Catering’ on Mt. Wellington with my Adventure Tour Guiding students
  • Pink Eggs for dinner
  • New shoes for our growing girl.

Have a great weekend. Xx

More pears

More pears

Daddy's fireworks

Daddy's fireworks

Watching Peppa

Planes go ...

My new baby

A walk in the rain

Breakfast at Smolt

Breakfast at Smolt

Painters Apprentice

Painters Apprentice

Painters Apprentice

Provide Outdoor Catering

Provide Outdoor Catering

Provide Outdoor Catering

Provide Outdoor Catering

Pink Eggs

Pink Eggs

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Sugar ♥

That Sugar Film

Last night I went along to see That Sugar Film and boy-oh-boy, I gave my cupboards a good once over this morning.  We eat quite well at home – incorporating lots of fresh fruit and vegetables into our diet and limiting processed food as much as we can through home-made meals, but I have to admit it is really quite difficult at times.

I am a sucker for hot-cross buns and the odd chocolate treat … all processed and loaded with sugar!  I am keen to improve the food we eat at home and this movie certainly gave the inspiration needed.

THAT SUGAR FILM is one man’s journey to discover the bitter truth about sugar. Damon Gameau embarks on a unique experiment to document the effects of a high sugar diet on a healthy body, consuming only foods that are commonly perceived as ‘healthy’. Through this entertaining and informative journey, Damon highlights some of the issues that plague the sugar industry, and where sugar lurks on supermarket shelves. THAT SUGAR FILM will forever change the way you think about ‘healthy’ food.

THE EXPERIMENT:

Damon only eats the perceived ‘healthy’ foods that are in fact laden with hidden sugars like low-fat yoghurt, muesli bars, juices and cereals.

That Sugar Film

The quote from the movie that really struck a chord was if we remove all sugar laden foods from our supermarket shelves, we would only be left with 20% of produce.  Woah!  Get along to see it!

That Sugar Film

That Sugar Film

That Sugar Film

That Sugar Film

That Sugar Film

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Pocket ♥

Pocket Organizer

I am currently loving these Pocket Organisers by Normann Copenhagen:

Normann Copenhagen

Pocket

This versatile and decorative wall-mounted storage solution is suitable for any part of your home where extra storage space is needed. Pocket is available in four different sizes and is useful for countless purposes ranging from a magazine holder to the storage of pencils, make-up, kitchen utensils, plants and lots more.
A choice of six different colors provides ample opportunity for combining the Pocket Organizers to fit exactly with your taste and decor. Hang a row of white Pockets on a white wall in the hallway for a light, calming and Scandinavian feel, use dark green and black as a sophisticated contrast to a light wall in the bedroom or living room or create your own creative and colorful patterns by mixing colors and sizes.
Pocket is mounted on the wall with a sliding bracket, making it easy to lift off and clean.
You can source them in Australia through Top3 by Design.  So divine … yet so practical.

Xx

Pocket Organiser
Pocket Organizer
Pocket Organizer
Pocket Organiser
Pocket Organiser
Pocket Organiser
Pocket Organiser
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My New Baby

Cannondale Womens Synapsis Disc 105 5

I’d like to introduce my new baby … a Cannondale Synapse Women’s Disc 105 5!  I have had this on lay-by for the last three months and finally brought it home on Saturday.

This is my very first road bike after mountain biking for many years.  Since having Poppy and James it just didn’t feel right hurtling down single tracks in the bush anymore, and now I look forward to an endurance experience on the road (and yes, contending with traffic).

Oh my – it is so sleek.  Now bring on those road miles.  🚲

Cannondale

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A Walk in the Mountains

Mt Wellington

We were up early and out the door for another bushwalk this morning!  This time a leisurely stroll to The Springs on Mount Wellington with my dear friend, Sam.

We had two little hitch-hikers (James & Scarlett), a dog (Maisy) and a blonde tour guide (Poppy) – who loves learning plant names!  She added the Tasmanian Snowberry, Pink Mountain Berry and Melaleuca to her repertoire this morning.  Bless.

Tasmanian Snowberry

The Springs Picnic

The Springs Picnic

The Springs Picnic

The Springs Picnic

Maisy

The Springs

Mt Wellington

Mt. Wellington

Mt Wellington

Mt. Wellington

Sleepy Bye-Byes

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Eat Eat Eat

Our children love their food so much, they even sing about it!

 

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