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Saturday, September 26, 2009

Sunday morning stroll

I have been very tired and eating badly and feeling very sick lately and of course it is because because I am now 12 weeks pregnant. I had my 12 week scan on Friday and everything is good and going great. I am starting to feel better and this morning I got up at 7.00 am and decided to walk to Bondi Junction to get Jas some custard tarts he has been craving since Father's day and could not eat as he was very sick with the flu.

So i put on my runners and walked up the road to Bondi Junction, to Pastelaria Caravela on Bronte Road, it took me in total 1 hour but good exercise, since I have not been running for the last 10 weeks of my pregnancy as I have been feeling so exhausted. The tarts cost $2.50 each but if you buy 6 they go down to $2.20 each, I bought 5 and a croissant and ate one while I was there as I was feeling so hungry without breakfast.

Photo from Jessica and check out her Blog with recipe on how to make the yummy Portuguese tarts.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

renovating home in Patagonia

This is the house my parents are building and renovating in Patagonia.
They are going to put a roof on it.

Below are some photos of theinside of the house, the floors are tiles as wood is not a good material when there is a lot of snow and ice and water around.
Also the kitchen is cement and the kitchen furniture will be hand made in local wood Lenga.

Sydney in the red

I woke up this morning with a red light coming through the window, then I walked to the kitchen and saw through the balcony doors how red everything was. There is red dust all over Sydney and I have never seen Sydney like this before. It is here as there has been strong winds over Northern Territory and South Australia and has brought all the red dust south. All the things on the balcony are covered with a fine layer of red dust and all our things look like they did when we came back from our trip up north covered in red dust.
Here is a photo from SMH of Coogee Beach this morning (just 5 min down the road from our flat)
Now it is 2.34 in the afternoon, I am at home Joaquin is hopefully asleep and I might have a shower and attempt to do some washing to hang on the line hopefully the dust has gone. It is sunny and blue now outside and no more red dust clouds!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

21st of Sept Spring is here

The days are becoming warmer, and Spring is here, though I think officially Spring arrives on the 21st September (tomorrow). In Argentina there is a Spring day and all the students go out and have picnics on the 21st of Sept. Last weekend we even went down to the beach for a swim, the water was cold but Joaquin went in a lot, and i just laid on the sand and slept. I have been tired lately but starting to snap out of it.
Yesterday we threw out 5 bags of clothes and shoes, well not threw out we donated to St Vincent de Pauls.
Today we have to clean out the office. I feel good throwing things away and starting a fresh.
I am motivated to do some drawings and was very impressed by Gennine's Blog and the essentials needed to do water colour. She has an etsy shop and has beautiful water colour prints.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Spring has sprung in the South

What inspires me?????

Spring, spring is here in the Southern Hemisphere and it was quite hot out, yes singlet and denim shorts weather. We went to the park just like that packed a picnic, fed the swans and cygnets (5 grey furry baby swans), had chocolate ice cream and Joaquin rolled down a grassy hill in the Park.

Inspired by flowers in everyone's garden and the smell of spring.

Inspired by clog like shoes such as these red clogs

And from Swedish Hasbeens

Inspired by people who can sew and knit like Mette
Maybe I should get this book Weekend Sewing. I wonder where I can find a good easy book to start sewing?
What about this book (it is in french)clothing for future mothers and this one LOVELY MATERNITY DRESSES - Japanese Craft Book (In Japanese)