Wednesday, August 31, 2011

the simple things in life are often the best sitting down and having a cup of tea with my sis.
(how adorable is her china!?)

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

coral, rose, salmon, blush, hot and everything in between…

a little collection of the colour that has been catching my eye lately.

links // bar cart // pink scooter photo taken in amsterdam by me // roman holiday poster // pink carpet // collage print // pink door // pink drink

Friday, August 26, 2011


i'm coming "home"!
to beautiful tasmania where i grew up.
for an extended stay to catch up with my darling family and friends.
and to enjoy frosty mornings, country living, road trips and snuggling up in front of the fire...

Sunday, August 21, 2011

pizza! pasta! gelato! vino!

as you may have guessed, all i did in italy was eat.
ok, not all the time, but it was a lot about the food and a few drinks of course.
but italy was just incredible.
so much to see, so much culture, so much history.
i also made some great friends.
boating around the island of capri and swimming though the green grotto in the mediterranean had to be a highlight.
and venice was amazing... and hiking through the cinque terre... and pompeii... and so so much more.
what an experience!

Friday, August 19, 2011

dear musketeer is two

a round of applause for myself...
it's the second blog birthday for dear musketeer.
thought that was worth a bit of a mention.
thanks for all the amazing feedback and following.
have a great weekend all.

why not?

mark twain quote.
just another one of my blackboard 'drawings'.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

canals, coffee, kroketten, calm and a kindred spirit

experiencing the ‘mother country’ – the netherlands – was one of the best times of my life.
strange and unexpected but true.
the greatest blessing was becoming wonderful friends with my best friend’s little sister leah.
two aussie girls in holland makes for some very amusing moments.
i have never felt so relaxed or spent so much time laughing.
plus there was the AMAZING food, great new friends, breathtaking scenery, long bike rides, scootering adventures, daylight til 11pm, dancing, swimming, running, guitar playing, boat riding, caravan living and so, so, so much more.
i keep being asked why i didn’t travel more in those three weeks, seeing that countries like germany and france are on holland’s doorstep, but the experience i was having far outweighed the desire for travelling alone and sightseeing.
i do believe the travel bug has bitten me, so i’m definately going back to that part of the world again!

my italian adventures will be coming soon...

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

the BEST combination going around

espresso + strawberries.
i. am. hooked.

link 1 // 2 // 3

Monday, August 15, 2011

dutch train slide

oh i love this.
installed next to a stairway at the newly renovated railway station overvecht in the city of utrecht, the slide offers travellers the opportunity to quickly reach the railway tracks when they’re in a hurry.
go you great dutchies!
check out the full story here.

Friday, August 12, 2011

friday is always a good day

is this not the most adorable photo ever?!

my iphone has case envy

Thursday, August 11, 2011

cycle on

one of my favourite activities in holland was to grab to push bike and just ride!
i absolutely loved just taking off down the little dutch country lanes and getting myself 'lost'.
plus it probably kept me from gaining 10kg from all the delicious dutch delights.
i could eat croquettes all day!

links // bike caravan drawing // 6 pack holder // b&w bike photo by me // cycle on poster // chalkboard bike

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

the traveller returns

hoi! ciao!
i'm back from my wonderful european adventure.
ok, truthfully i've been back for a few jet-lagged days already.
struggling with staying awake at appropriate times, let alone doing much.
but for you dears, i've found some time and energy to edit some photos to give you a tiny taste of the delights i experienced in holland and italy.
i'll post more on my trip in the next few weeks.

photos from top: little friesland clogs, my newest-most-darling-friend leah, canals in giethoorn, yours truly, the colosseum in rome at night, rose relaxing on the boat in capri, beautiful old town of assisi, ancient statue in florence.

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