Sunday, January 27, 2013

Long Weekend

It's Australia Day long weekend. I'm not hugely patriotic but it does mean that its the annual Festival of Sail, which I love. We have had a great weekend although we didn't race this year.
The vibe down at the yacht club has been great and the fireworks last night were winners!

I hope you have enjoyed a few days off!

Simone XOXO

Thursday, January 24, 2013


 Over the Christmas break I did a massive cull of clothing. I hadn't got rid of anything in ages and my cupboards and floor were driving me bonkers. I have a fairly reasonable sized wardrobe which was in the house when we purchased it. Lucky for me it is an Ikea pax system which means you can easily customise it!
There is a lot of space in the wardrobe but much of that space is high, I am very short. I have previously posted about my wardrobe. I loved what I did.... But there were so many other clothes either in the washing basket or still not unpacked from the move. It was my ideal wardrobe not a practical wardrobe. 
After pulling everything out and starting again this is what I got.
This is my complete wardrobe.

On the left side is a skinny cupboard. I added one drawn at the bottom so I had more storage . Tops, underwear, jumpers, swimwear, pants and gym stuff live here.

Who doesn't love labelling! 

The corner cupboard holds a lot but things get lost. I have hung all my long dresses, with day dresses on the left and party dresses on the right. I have also put my long coats in here too. On the shelves I have frequently worn shoes. 
This is the big double cupboard. I added two draws at the bottom and  a slide out scarf rail on the right. This one holds skirts, hangable tops and short jackets/ blazers.

I have also added a lot of hooks for accessories.

The bottom draw holds winter shoes and under it is room for flats.

The top draw holds leggings, stockings, small purses and bags, gloves and accessories.

On the shelf I have less frequently worn shoes. In my previous house I got rid of all my shoe boxes, im not sure if that was a great idea.
 Its 39 degrees (celsius) here today. I also made it my mission to do all my washing, I had two big loads and a small load of hand washing so I could make sure everything had a place.

It feels like it will be fairly functional. Originally I had all my going out clothes in the double side and it was nice to open the doors and pick out something however this is a better use of the space!

Monday, January 21, 2013

Photo wall

We have been sick in my house so not much to report on!
A few weeks ago on a 40 degree day my sister and I put up a photo wall at her house. She has wanted to get pictures up for ages so part of her birthday present was picture hanging services.

Here is the finished product.

Thursday, January 17, 2013


I have never been taught to use photoshop, I have no skills in graphic design and the only computer credibility that I have is that I am Gen Y. I am a speech pathologist but I dream of doing something different. Don't get me wrong, I love my job but i'm not sure if its my passion.

I am slowly learning the very basics on photoshop. I have just got a bamboo tablet, which I love and a few other bits and pieces to play with.

I would love to take time off and learn all of this stuff but that is not an option at the moment. For now I will play, experiment and google the basics.


Tuesday, January 15, 2013


Here are a few more photos of our Mexican Christmas.
I still haven't got my hands on mum's photos yet, all in good time!

Sunday, January 13, 2013


Time is flying.

I have had an unplanned blog break, it just happened, I got busy.

How has January been for you so far.

Last week I went back to work. It wasn't too bad but I felt like I needed more holidays.

Yesterday we went for a bike ride to Buckley's falls. I have to admit I havent actually been there although I have driven past many times.

The ride was fairly easy but towards the end it got a bit hilly and 3 gears are not enough!

I'm not sure why I always feel the need to ride and take photos, I guess I am just a daredevil!

I will get back on track with my posting this week! I have had a massive computer cleanup so I'm feeling ready to share some more photos.



Tuesday, January 1, 2013

NYE 2012

I hope you had a wonderful New Years Eve.
It has been a massive year for us, too much for my tired head to remember at this stage.
We had a few nearest and dearest around for a BBQ and drinks this year, very spontaneous and very much disorganised. The best nights are the less planned ones!
We set up a photo booth on my iPad and took many snaps.
Here are a few.

I hope you have had a safe and content 2012. I'm certainly looking forward to 2013!