Friday, February 27, 2015

This Song

I think this may be my favourite song ever - I never get tired of hearing it...

Sheets of empty canvas, untouched sheets of clay
Were laid spread out before me as her body once did.
All five horizons revolved around her soul as the earth to the sun
Now the air I tasted and breathed has taken a turn

Ooh, and all I taught her was everything
Ooh, I know she gave me all that she wore

And now my bitter hands chafe beneath the clouds of what was everything.
Oh, the pictures have all been washed in black, tattooed everything...

I take a walk outside, I'm surrounded by some kids at play
I can feel their laughter, so why do I sear?
Oh, and twisted thoughts that spin round my head, I'm spinning, oh,
I'm spinning, how quick the sun can drop away

And now my bitter hands cradle broken glass of what was everything
All the pictures have all been washed in black, tattooed everything...

All the love gone bad turned my world to black
Tattooed all I see, all that I am, all I'll be... yeah...

I know someday you'll have a beautiful life,
I know you'll be a star in somebody else's sky,

But why, why, why can't it be, can't it be mine?


Wednesday, February 25, 2015

What would you do?

“What would you attempt if you knew you could not fail”

I would throw my fears into the ocean and follow my dreams.

I read a post on The Glitter Guide, about the owner of Sweet Bake Shop, Tessa Sam – and I was inspired.
After realizing that her chosen career wasn't making her happy - she literally worked as a waitress while figuring out what her true passion was. She realised that she wanted to bake, and did everything necessary to build up a successful business.

I really admire people who are brave enough to take such big risks, and are willing to work really hard to make their dreams a reality.

Here's to finding the courage to take the risks necessary to follow my dreams and live the life I imagine...


Thursday, February 19, 2015

The Best Bar Cart

For the longest time I have been dreaming about the perfect bar cart - and I think this one is pretty much it.

Pinterest, originally from Gingersnaps.

I seem to remember bar carts being quite poplar when I was little, and they seem to have become popular again in recent times. I haven't seen any in store, and spent a morning searching second hand shops for one, with no luck.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Jesse & Jacqui's Wedding

One of my New Year’s resolutions for this year was to take more pictures and that’s exactly what I did at Josh’s brother’s wedding recently…

Unfortunately I left my camera at home and I had to use my phone, and most of the pictures were taken with my shaky hands, facing direct sunlight. Perhaps not my most successful photography mission, but I still got a few pictures that were worth keeping.

It was a beautiful wedding, made even more so by a beautiful couple.


Friday, February 13, 2015


I can’t believe how Valentine’s Day snuck up on me this year…
Perhaps it’s because I have so much on my mind at the moment; that coupled with the fact that I am going to spend the day of love packing boxes. Not a typical Valentine’s Day for a hopeless romantic like myself…

None the less, I found this gorgeous cake on Pinterest about two weeks ago (originally from Butter Hearts Sugar), and in a perfect world I would totally attempt it this weekend.

You can find the recipe here.

"Don't forget to fall in love with yourself first"
- Carrie Bradshaw

I hope you have a Happy Valentine's Day!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Sprinkle Party

Sprinkles bring back memories of my childhood. Although they really have come a long way from the days of dipping a badly iced Marie Biscuit into the confetti of the confection world. 

What better way to celebrate, then with the equivalent of edible happiness.

All images Pinterest


Monday, February 9, 2015

Monday Musing

I recently listened to Brene Brown's TED talk - The Power of Vulnerability. In her talk she speaks about vulnerability and how it is necessary in order to be fully connected. 

Being vulnerable is not comfortable, but it is necessary in order to truly live. Even though vulnerability is the core of shame and fear and the struggle for worthiness, it is also the birth place of joy, creativity, belonging and love. 

We have a tendency to try and numb vulnerability - But the problem with this is that one cannot selectively numb emotions. When we try and numb negative emotions, we end up numbing positive emotions too. You can therefore never enjoy positive emotions unless you embrace the negative ones too.

Believe that you are enough!

Thursday, February 5, 2015


I have spent some time reflecting on last year – a very difficult year - and trying to see the light in every situation. I believe that everything happens as it should, but I must admit that a lot of the time I still battle to understand why.

I was retrenched for the third time – but have thankfully found a great new job, at a stable company, where I work with some really lovely people.

My mom was also retrenched from her job this year – and at her age, finding another job is really difficult. She has been keeping herself busy, and recently a small, independent job prospect has come to light - working with animals – something she is so passionate about. I really hope that everything works out for her. She is such a special lady, with the most beautiful heart.

My gran, who has always been so healthy and independent, had a minor operation, and ended up contracting a viral infection which has really affected her overall health – But despite the deterioration in her health and strength, and in turn the loss of her independence, she is so positive – and remains such an inspiration.

Cancer, such a cruel disease, took the lives of four special people – one of whom was Josh’s father. I don’t know how, but Josh has been so strong.

I had a health scare, which thankfully was caught early, so I was able to undergo a relatively small procedure to sort it out. The next step is a follow up in March – until then I am staying positive that the results will be good.

As 2014 came to an end, I found myself, as with every other year I can remember, hoping that the next year would be better. Unfortunately, I find myself in an incredibly sad situation. My heart is is shattered and I feel as if I am being suffocated by sadness. But I am once again reminded of the amazing resilience of the heart.

So much happened last year, but despite it all, I was still able to smile - I had some awesome times, and laughed often, and I know the same will be true for this year.