Things I Love Thursday 31/5/2012

Good morning to you on this, the last Thursday of Autumn.  I have to admit, I’m not the biggest fan of winter.  However, I’m determined not to let the change of the seasons get me down, and what better way to counter the dreary weather outside than with a dose of gratitude?

First up, an outfit shot:

I am wearing:

– Pink tufted scarf (gift from Sam)

– White cheesecloth peasant blouse from Fashion Fair

-Teal long-line cardigan from Cotton On

– Brown pants (thrifted)

– Brown mary jane shoes from I Love Billy

– Starry night pendant (thrifted)

– Silk butterfly scarf (gift from Pernickity Pony)

-Amethyst ring

-Silver charm bracelet from Pandora

-Giant pink-stoned ring from The Queen Victoria Markets

– Fleur du Lis ring from Diva

I really love wearing my hair like this. I twisted it up in a couple of braid this morning, and then added the scarf as an afterthought.  I’m pretty smitten with the way it looks.

This week, I love:

-Going for a run, then coming home and having my mother arrive with cake not one minute after I’d changed out of my workout gear.

– Ringo, my gorgeous little cat was dreadfully sick this week.  He spent Friday throwing up over and over.  I was so worried about him.  Luckily, he’s made a full recovery and he’s back to his usual scallywag self.  I am so relieved that he’s alright.

-Visits to the art gallery.  At the moment, the Benalla Art Gallery has an exhibition called Love and War.  It’s a collection of stories, clothing, paintings, photographs and mementoes from couples during wartime.  It was very emotional, but also truly touching.  If you’re going to be in Victoria at any stage over the next few weeks, I’d highly recommend checking it out.

– Going through boxes of stuff from my parent’s place, and unearthing long-forgotten treasures, such as this lovely lady:

This doll was in my bedroom for all of my childhood years.  I’m not entirely sure where she came from, but I believe my grandfather might have bought her during one of his many trips to Korea.  She’s a bit tattered and battered, but I am so happy to have her in my house again.

-Having the house to myself.  Ross went to stay with his sister last weekend, so I had the entire house to myself.  It was the first time I’ve spent the night by myself since we moved in together.  I have to say, even though I adore living with Ross, it was rather lovely to have the place to myself.  I got so much work done and the house has stayed so tidy (Ross is certainly the less-fastidious one).

-Getting shit done.


What are you loving this week, sweetie-pie?


  1. Hey! I’m from Canada and came across your blog through Violet’s review of your e-book! (which, when I get $5, I will totally buy) Just wanted to say I really enjoy your blog, you remind me of my best friend, which is great, and I see you and I like a lot of the same things as well as music! Im’ a huge No Doubt fan, and Save Ferris is amazing! Yay! 🙂

    • Hey there! Nice to meet you. It’s always so lovely to have new readers. I hope you stick around for a while, I’ve got plenty of awesome things planned for the next few weeks.

  2. Hello! New follower from Newfoundler at Heart – and I look forward to reading more! I have to say that I too love being home by myself occasionally – my husband will be out of town soon for 3 days and 2 nights, and I am so looking forward to being able to get stuff done, run on my own schedule, and enjoy some tidier surroundings, : )

  3. Hello! I am a new follower that found you through Newfoundler At Heart – looking forward to reading more. I too confess here that I love being home by myself. My husband is a dear, but he is definitely the less tidy one, and I find that I really crave that “alone time” I’ll have some coming up this next week, as he will be out of town for 3 days and 2 nights. Hooray for going away – and for coming back!

    • It is lovely to have time to yourself. I always find that I am so much more productive without any distractions. It’s so nice when your partner comes back after a little bit of time away though. Absence truly does make the heart grow fonder.

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