Saturday, February 15, 2014

This Morning at Home.

And so ends another (and hopefully our last for a while) crazy week. Monday saw unpacking from our camping trip, yarn arrive for a crochet project that had to be sent away by Tuesday lunch and repacking for Archie's school camp. I had a couple of days to do things like washing, shopping, town jobs etc before we had a phone call saying that my shipping container from Australia was about to be dropped off! Wahoo and eek!!!!!
 Some of you may remember that I went to my parent's place in Australia mid November to finally pack up the rest of my stuff as they were moving and down sizing. It has been the most wonderful thing to have lovely bits of family furniture and boxes arrive... However, with the whole house being rearranged it looks very much as though we have just moved in! Yesterday I concentrated on our bedroom because to me, the sleeping area will always be my main priority. Last night, settling down surrounded by old familiar friends (chests of drawers and so on rather than a strange audience of neighbours), I felt so connected to my Australian family... a real sense of homecoming. 
Waking up this morning was a bit special so I thought I would share a few photos.

I added this photo because I always like to include a reality check. Downstairs is flooded with belongings and furniture. It took me 3 years to find the children yesterday and that was only when I had removed copious bags of wool from the couch. It turned out they were happy watching Stephen Fry's 'Hidden Kingdom' on demand. I would have been contently lost too!
Lots of love,
Kate xxooxx.
p.s. I am reading 'The Food of Love Cookery School' by Nicky Pellegrino at the moment. It is lovely and light and exactly what I need. I've also just finished 'Ripper' by Isabelle Allende which I adored - a thriller/mystery set in San Francisco and well written with great characters. I love a good murder mystery but have been spoilt by Louise Penny who is my absolute favourite writer of that genre (and in my top 10 all time bestie writers). It's worth starting at the beginning of her books (Louise Penny) as the characters develop so much as time goes on.


  1. So, essentially your parents downsized by you moving all their stuff to your house? That is what I would do as I love so much of the stuff at my parents and would hate to see it disappear from my life! I hope that you get things sorted out soon and that you love all the "new to you" things once you are all settled in. xx

  2. Must be like Christmas again - opening all those boxes. I have just finished Nicky Pellegrino's new book too. Yes I really enjoyed this. Another good read is Still Life with Breadcrumbs by Anna Quindlen.

  3. Oh my goodness, I am so glad to have found your lovely colourful blog. Such happy cheerful colourful photo's. Nice to meet you from over the big old pond in the UK. :)

  4. Your sideboard is gorgeous - you will have a fab time sorting through your belongings and going down memory lane

  5. Also loving the fact that they've downsized and increased your lot, but if all as beautiful as the chest of drawers you're one lucky upsizer! Xx

  6. Hello! Your house is lovely - always looks so cheerful, comfortable and happy, just as a home should be! Fancy a house swap to 'sunny' Scotland (no hall floor at the moment, ditto bathroom floor, no wall in the bathroom, black mould on the existing wall, you get the picture). Whaddya mean, no? I can dream...

  7. What fun to get a container of goodies.....but understand the down side!!! Thanks for the Louise Penny recommendation - I've just ordered the first one.



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