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Wednesday, May 20, 2009


Hanging out with my son at the local park and blowing bubbles....

The world's first coloured bubbles or Zubbles

inspirations for the week

I have been very busy and sick over the weekend so really not motivated to write or look for inspirations. I am enjoying all the wonderful beautiful inspiring blogs out there though! Such inspirations..... Love, love, love the blogs made by creative people and seeing so much artistic creations.

Blogs that inspire me:

Lucy and I
Australian Craft Blogs

A new exhibition at the American Museum in New York on Extreme Mammals

Australian Masterchef

Finding leather bags, leather boots and White vintage bedspreads (Matelasse) on Ebay and trying to bid. There are so many lovely bedspreads in the USA ebay.

History of Marseilles or Marcella bedspreads
Portuguese Matelasse
Bates Matelasse bedspreads

Trying to find inspirations to organise my son's 2nd birthday party. Do not know where the last year has gone?

Green tips for Children's partys
Back to Nature party

Images from Pottery Barn Kids

Trying to find inspiration to finish my Postdoc application.

Palaeontology blogs such as Dinochic and Tetropod Zoology

Had a lovely morning down at Clovelly yesterday with a friend, her dogs and my son. The water was so clear and there were only 5 people swimming. I wish I had gone in.

Glad that next week is the last week I have teaching at Uni and then getting ready to go camping for six weeks up North.

Wish I could
a) sew and knit
b) cook better
c) be organised
d) be motivated to run more

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Monday, May 11, 2009

beds and bedrooms for children

We ventured to Ikea again on the weekend.
We decided it was the best time to buy our little 23 month old boy Joaquin a bed. He is nearly two and quite tall so a bed would be good, seeing that we will be away for over a month camping and when we are back he will have his bed.
We got him a white kritter bed, it is so cute with white sheep on the bed head and Fabler resa quilt cover and pillow cover. He slept in it the first night, but woke up at 4am very sick and was sick all Sunday (Mother's day). So mother's day was spent with a sick little boy and visiting the Children's hospital.
So last night he was feeling much better, eating and drinking and keeping food and water down and he slept all night by himself in his bed.

Inspirations from Ikea magazine
Living in a yurt. Love how the little boy is sitting on carpets and mats playing with wooden ikea trains.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Yum cha and Museum

Not last weekend but the weekend before we had an amazing time at the Museum, the Australian Museum. I went with J and J, my son and partner and it was great. The wondeful part about enjoying a Sunday out with the family was the beautiful scrumptious yum-cha we had before the museum, walking around the city, Joaquin's excited face when he saw a monorail for the first time, yelling Train train.

At the museum we saw the exhibition "When mammoths roamed". It is originally an exhibition from France from the Natural History Museum in Paris so they have all the information in French and English, it is interactive and Joaquin loved touching buttons and playing with the mammoth hair, and touching copies of mammoth teeth. We also saw the dinosaur exhibition, it is also quite interactive and good for maybe slightly older children, he was a bit scared with the Giganotosaurus dinosaur (from Argentina, Neuquen). And last but not least we saw the Climate change exhibition which is also highly recommendable.

He also loved the Kidspace at the museum, there is so much to do there, for young children between 1 and 6 at the kidspace, it is like a mini museum for under 5s.
Kidspace features five 'pods':
* Bug pod
* Marine pod
* Volcano pod
* Observation pod
* Imagination pod
Each pod will intrigue your children. They can feel real animal skins, enjoy wall puzzles, make crazy mixed-up animals and peek out of the observation pod for wildlife spotting. The pods are big enough for adults to join in with their children.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

pantry organisation

We just got a new car for our four wheel drive to Cape York holiday in June. So in celebration we went shopping for a stack of food, and also in case the Australian Government asks its citizens to stay at home in quarantine for 2 weeks if there is a swine flu outbreak.
So based on this we bought a lot of food, tomato cans, pastas, flours, tinned foods.. etc. and I had to clean the pantry to put all the excess food in. In order to do this I wanted to find inspirations on pantry organisation and yes I found it at Apartment therapy
Spice Jars

Grains in Jars

Bento expert Biggie's storage solution

Grains in half empty bags
Here is our pantry