it’s a melly GIVEAWAY!

I’m a little bit speechless, a little bit squealy and a lot thankful… for YOU; my follower friend who has helped me reach 500 Melly-friends on [existential detective].  Soooooo, to show my thanks, I’m doing a GIVEAWAY!!!! WHAT YOU’LL WIN: a care package of a few of my favourite things my favourite candle; Ecoya French Pear myContinue reading “it’s a melly GIVEAWAY!”

Harley photo bomb!

Twice a week, while we’re at work, our little Harley monster gets picked up by his dog walkers Happy Pets and roams the parks in Sydney with his pack of furry pals! They tweet his adventures so overzealous loving owners (like us) can see what he’s been up to (and why he smells so badContinue reading “Harley photo bomb!”

wild at heart

Her wild tangled hair, wearing a halo of  evening sunlight like a majestic crown, goes haywire, when a sudden guest of wind, in the manner of a lusty lover play with it, in every which way one can imagine. Waves of scent, of freshly cut lemongrass, emanating from her auburn tresses, light wild fire in hisContinue reading “wild at heart”

coconut pancakes | paleo recipe of the week

Paleo Coconut Pancakes *this recipe makes 5 medium sized pancakes* Ingredients 2 eggs 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted 4 tbsp coconut milk (don’t shake the tin & take from the top) 2 tbsp coconut flour 1 tsp sugar (I use Xylitol) 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp baking soda additional coconut oil & butter for cookingContinue reading “coconut pancakes | paleo recipe of the week”

weekend = bliss

what a wonderful weekend. blue skies sun shining Harley in the park friends sleepover dinner @ Gallon tapas & (too many) drinks chocolate fondue family time  [pic from Neen] [pic from Neen] this afternoon we had a horrible scare with Harley; out of the blue he had a seizure. He fell over with his legs allContinue reading “weekend = bliss”

throwback thursday

before the divorce; before the drama & complex relationships, there were these two lovely creatures; my Mum & Dad. after finding a photo album filled with old pictures, I have been feeling nostalgic and a little sad. it’s strange how the pain of my parent’s divorce lingers on my soul and feels heavy on myContinue reading “throwback thursday”


languid hours in sun, embedded in the autumn grass; premature winter winds gently nudge while the last remnants of the summer sun haze around the edges like yesterday’s hangover autumn in Sydney is a delightful season;  clear skies, calm harbour friends & family milking the last of the weekend sun with picnics and footy inContinue reading “supine”

banana pancakes | paleo style

Remember when I wrote about becoming a cavewoman [this post]?  Well, it’s been three weeks living the paleo diet and I’m feeling fantastic. I’ve dropped a couple of kilograms as well!!! I’m not a good baker on the best of days, so I’ve had a few kitchen fails with the paleo baking (burnt muffins, failedContinue reading “banana pancakes | paleo style”

West Elm Down Under

I can barely contain my excitement that West Elm has opened it’s first Australian store in Sydney!!!  West Elm has opened in Bondi Junction in the mall complex with it’s sister stores Pottery Barn and Williams-Sonoma.  Bondi store | pic [via] WEST ELM POTTERY BARN Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn and West Elm The Exchange Building, Cnr GrosvenorContinue reading “West Elm Down Under”