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With a little bit of luck
Will come into your life.
When you are at the peak
Of your great powers,
And your achievement towers
Like a smoking chimney stack
There’ll be a quack
And right there at your feet
A little duck will stand;
She will take you by the hand
And lead you
Like a child with no defence;
She will lead you
Into wisdom, joy and innocence.
That little duck.
I wish you luck.
~ Michael Leunig ~
As a young girl growing up I would sneak around the neighbourhood, scissors in hand,
stealing permanently borrowing beautiful flowers (& often weeds, grasses or branches I deemed pretty enough) to put on our dining table.
I kept a running list of the things I would have/do as an adult when I had my own place and my own money (things that I more than often rattled off to my parents in a defiant tone) which I actually still refer back to today!
One of those things was having a weekly bunch of fresh blooms on my table.
I never look at fresh flowers as a waste of money, as I know some people do. To me, they are an investment in the happiness of my soul. A fresh bouquet; however simple or extravagant always makes me feel happy.
I always Instagram my weekly bunch with the hash tag #FridayFlowers, because that’s when I buy them; just in time for the weekend so I can enjoy them for two whole days before the working week steals my daylight hours.
Here are a few I’ve grabbed from my Instagram feed to share with you;
Can’t you just smell them all?!
When I was young my Mum basically had to tie me down and wrangle me into any pink clothing. She loves to joke about it now considering my love pink nail polish & lipgloss!
Here’s some eye candy to brighten up your working week.
If you’re like me, your jewellery box is a bazaar of trinkets; old, new, precious & everyday costume bling.
During my last week of holidays I’ve been sorting, organising & spring cleaning.
I thought I’d share a peek of all my jingles, jangles & pretty shiny stuff.
I love my Tiffany & Co charm bracelet. I’ve been collecting charms for seven years! If I’m lucky, I get them for birthdays, Christmas & anniversary presents.
L – R:
♥ Tiffany charm bracelet ♥
♥ Longines DolceVita watch ♥
♥ Witchery charm bracelet from my girlfriend Tam ♥
♥ Balenciaga bracelet & earring set (pure rhodium) -
(pre-wedding party celebration gift from Jay a month before our wedding) ♥
Do you wear certain pieces of jewellery everyday
& what are some of your favourite trinkets?
Margherita Missoni (the Missoni dynasty heiress) married her long time love Eugenio Amos recently in the garden’s of her Italian home.
True to her boho gypsy style, their wedding was a casual garden brunch event glammed up by her Missoni family (grandparents Rosita and Tai, and her mother Angela) and some celeb friends including photographer Mario Testino, ex-French Vogue editor Carine Roitfeld and Vogue Italia editor Franca Sozzani.
Margherita collaborated with Giambattista Valli for her etherial ivory wedding dress. The entertainment fit with the mystical gypsy theme including fortune tellers, gypsy musicians and acrobats.
Her bridesmaids were Tatiana Santo Domingo, Eugenie Niarchos and sister Teresa.
[picture sources: NY Times, UK Telegraph, Vogue Italia]
Today was cold and rainy. Which started me daydreaming about returning to Tokoriki Island in Fiji.
I’m remembering crystal blue water, huge friendly smiles, the softest ocean breeze rustling the palms, waking to the sound of gentle waves lapping and gulls chatting, reading my book stretched out on a swinging hammock, playing long games of pool-side chess, chasing geckos & hand feeding fish, the smell of sun block and papaya, snorkeling with reef sharks, hermit crab racing, our private little villa amidst paradise, the sweetest juiciest pineapple, midday beers by the pool, sunsets of the pinkest hues, massages by strong hands, the most amazing Kokonda for dinner, cocktails in the bar listening to the band and leaving so completely relaxed we felt reborn by the sun and the sea.
Last week, the 21st March, was Harmony Day; an initiative by the Australian Government to remind us of our multicultural society and the differences that define us is what joins us as Australians.
We have over 40 different cultural backgrounds at my workplace, so to celebrate we held a morning tea, where people could bring in food specific to their culture, for everyone to share. It was wonderful!
Everyone loved seeing (mostly homemade) foods from different cultures and it was a great half-hour break from our desks to celebrate our diversity!