Monday, June 08, 2009

Just a minute in May

This meme seems like a good way for me to do one massive blog post to sum up all that has happened in May.

LOVING: my new nephew (Baby J) who was born on the 20 May 2009. I've never really been one for babies and children but my friend Jill tells me that you do end up loving your own. But I think this extends to baby nephews as well. I believe that this addition to our family has finally filled that yearning my father has always had for a boy.


Baby Blanket

Elijah for Baby J

READING: When in Rome by Penelope Green, Mansfield Park by Jane Austen, Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold - I'm rotating all three titles depending on how I'm feeling.

WATCHING: Harper's Island, Masterchef Australia, Spooks, Love My Way


Shiny shoes for work and play.

COOKING: Bundt cakes. I bought myself a bundt mould and from there, I have since made a chocolate and matcha one, a sour lemon one and an apple and cinnamon one from the last Donna Hay magazine.

LISTENING: This American Life (I'm really loving this podcast), getting back into Cast On, CraftLit, Get It Done Guy.

PLAYING: Living a retro life:

That he might really wear these vintage ties

What I would look like if I were me now in the 70's

DOING: The Global Corporate Challenge. I've been going on walks around the harbour during my lunch to try to clock up 10,000 steps each day. I realise that on an average day, I only walk about 3,000 steps.


  1. Congratulations on the new nephew! They really do grow on you, I adore my nephew :)

  2. Thanks! I'm loving mine at the moment. To the point where I would be quite happy to blow an entire pay packet on him!!

  3. Thanks for stopping by & leaving a link for those Sarubobo dolls - which are just so cute!

    What a busy month - loving your shiny shoes!!

  4. I love the retro ties and those glasses. Yup. A funny thing to think what we might have looked like, been wearing, been doing, in another era. I know I'd be the scullery maid or something equally un-glamorous.

  5. oh i adore those knitting projects. Any chance of sharing the patterns? Beautiful colour choices too

  6. Glad you picked up a copy of Peppermint Magazine. Did you see me on the contributor's page?

  7. Oh I'm so hooked on CraftLit podcast! Starting from the beginning with 'Pride & Prejudice'... so good!


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