Thursday, August 15, 2013

a parcel and some reflection

On Monday, I received the most gorgeous parcel in the mail. 
I was the lucky recipient of Zara's birthday giveaway last week..

Each little gift beautifully wrapped with care and love...

Each item handcrafted, repurposed and/or op shopped...

A glorious handmade cushion cover which was quickly snaffled by my eldest daughter for her room...

Beautifully made and carefully finished, lovingly labelled...

 And this bunting...oh my...I will find somewhere very special for this...

Thank you so much, Zara. I love everything...absolutely everything. When your shop is up and running, let me know. 

 And joining in with Pip, this seemed like a nice way to spend some quiet time reflecting on what I have actually been doing with my time lately

Making : more knitted hats. Something a little different from my previous beanies.
Cooking : with anything from the garden. We've got lots of lettuces and herbs.
Drinking : coffee, as always. And lemon and honey tea with ginger to keep the bugs at bay.
Reading: Mr Wigg. Just finished. It was beautiful. Happy and sad and just about life and fruit...
Wanting: a holiday...
Looking: at real estate on Bruny Island.
Playing: backgammon and card games.
Wasting: time checking my work emails. I need to learn to switch off when I'm not there.
Sewing: a patchwork pillowcase with my daughter. In oranges and limes.
Wishing: I was over my virus.
Enjoying: this amazing winter weather.
Waiting: for my weekend in Sydney.. booked so long ago and so anticipated.
Liking: the fact my parents moved up the Coast.
Wondering: when I'll get my tax return started.
Loving: PK. And getting out on my bike. And walks on the beach.
Hoping: my magazine subscription will arrive this week.
Marvelling: at Stella's tomato plants. they've outgrown our tallest stakes.
Needing: sleep. And chocolate. And red wine.
Smelling: the jasmine flowers on the front fence. Reminds me of my childhood.
Wearing: PJ's.. whenever I can.
Following: all those lovely inspiring blogs I've discovered this year.
Noticing: and ignoring the dust and dirt in my house.
Knowing: I am happy.
Thinking: it will be lovely to catch up with an old friend from the UK this weekend.
Feeling: relieved last weekend is behind me.
Bookmarking: pages from online holiday specials.
Opening: a parcel from Zara..see above!!
Giggling: over Ruby's "blues" singing.
Feeling: shabby but on the mend.


  1. Wow!! What an incredible parcel.
    Lucky you.
    Things sound cozy and wintery and lovely at yours.
    Gorgeous. xx

  2. What a beautiful parcel, full to the brim with gorgeous things. I really love the bunting and tea towel cushion. Can't wait till Zara's shop is open! xo

  3. So happy that you won and that you like all the goodies.x


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