Friday, 1 February 2013

Can you believe it's February already?! My January seemed to fly by, and was mainly filled with enjoying the Melbourne summer and spending time with friends. Two of our closest friends have moved interstate today, so before they left we got in plenty of quality time eating yummy food, drinking good beer, watching the sun set and playing silly board games. We’re going to miss them big time, but at least they're still in the country so we’ll have visits to look forward to. In January I also started off my little herb garden (one of my resolutions) with basil and red chilli seedlings, and so far they’ve fared the few insanely hot days Melbourne has experienced. I think I’ll plant some mint and rosemary next, and then I might even venture into the world of vegetables (I’ll be adding this book to my reading list). I also made my first embroidery (another resolution) – a Mexican sugar skull using a pattern by Polka & Bloom, which I gave to our friends as a moving/housewarming present. I loved working on this embroidery and can’t wait to start my next project. I’ve also been attempting to get back into a normal work routine, cat sitting, doing Pilates, watching season two of The Walking Dead (after we finished the entire series of The Sopranos – epic!) and reading (Life After Death by Damien Echols).

Isn’t it nice to pause for a moment and reflect? I don’t always have the best memory, so it’s good for me to sometimes stop, take stock and think about the good times. Happy weekend x

[Images above from my Instagram feed]


  1. The embroidery looks amazing Diane - well done! That's an unofficial goal of mine too this year, more embroidery - used to love it back in the high school days but it just takes so much time!

    1. Thanks Helen! I'd love to see what you come up with. This embroidery was surprisingly quick to do, at least compared to the couple of cross stitches I did last year. I like that you can sit down and do a little bit each night while relaxing in front of the TV - so rewarding!


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