Saturday, 15 January 2011

LONDON baby Part 1

Christmas light displays
Kirstie fell in love with this dress :)

Gorgeous displays


Old sewing machines and wooden spools covered the walls

It was hard to take photos that really captured what it was like
All saint interiors were incredible
Well it has been an extremely hard week in our community... so I needed to go to a happy place so I thought I would start to tell you about our wonderful adventures on our month trip last November and December...After an extremely long flight (not my favourite part lol) we arrived in London late in the afternoon booked into our accommodation and had a nice meal at the Shakespeare pub and headed to bed.... We had booked a hop on hop off bus the next morning so up early to a lovely breakfast and then some adventures around the city of London....I am a country girl so I must say I am not generally a big city type person but London was gorgeous... I felt like a little girl seeing the world for the first time if that makes sense...Everything just seemed magical and I kept having reminders of the monopoly board which just made me smile....The photos I have shared were some of the wonderful shops we visited... As everyone knows I have a love for interior design and I just couldn't believe the AllSaints shops fitting and fixtures, it was TRULY incredible and the photos don't at all do it justice.... Anyway it is after midnight here so I should get some sleep as I have to work tomorrow....more soon .....
You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water. -Rabindranath Tagore

We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand - and melting like a snowflake. - Marie B. Ray

David Grayson
Adventure is not outside man; it is within.



Monday, 10 January 2011

Rain, rain go away now please!!!!!!!!

Taken from my front garden


From my kitchen window
Well what a few weeks it has been for the state of Queensland with flood after flood and today, our area has been severely hit with flash flooding, land slips and sadly loss of lives...Just to think that this time last year we were fighting bush fires and severe drought... We are lucky for our little cottage is safe and sound where we live but just to show you that our tiny creek that hasn't had water in it for a long time has blocked our road 4 times since Christmas... and when you stood at the back door this afternoon you could hear it roaring.....Some of the footage on the news would break your heart with what families must be going through in this extremely hard time... They are all in our thoughts tonight ............