Sunday, March 25, 2012

"You give me a time and a place, I give you a five minute window. Anything happens in that five minutes and I'm yours. No matter what. Anything happens a minute either side of that and you're on your own. Do you understand?"
I have never felt more anxious watching a movie. At one point the anticipation was so much that I felt physically ill. I was sitting on the edge of my seat saying 'I can't take it'.
It's a dark and brooding movie and you're never at ease while watching it. Ryan Gosling is of course glorious. On one hand I was worried about his character, and on the other I was totally freaked out by him.
If you love a good indie thriller this movie is for you. Don't expect a lot of talking though.
I loved the way it was made and the weird sort of 80s vibe the titles and music had.
*Mum, this movie isn't for you – there's a scene involving a hammer that I don't think you'd enjoy.


Saturday, March 17, 2012

'Ohana means family. Family means nobody gets left behind'*.
We laugh together and cry together. We yell and get angry. We sit quietly together. We talk and share together. We dream together. We support and encourage each other. We love each other.
My Family = my everything.
*Quote from Lilo and Stitch

Etsy love: In Haus Press.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Oh my. I'm in love with these letterpressed 'Mojave' coasters by In Haus Press! I need them. That is all.

Fresh pasta.

After our long car trip we had a day to recover and relax. We did a little gardening and tidying and then decided to do some cooking. We have an abundance of herbs in our garden, so my talented husband made some fresh pasta and then we pressed basil and oregano into it. We put the pasta through the pasta machine until we got to the last, and thinest setting. Then we laid the sheet on the bench, found halfway and placed herbs on one half of it. We then folded the plain end onto the herbed end and put it back through the pasta maker, pressing both halves together. It took a while, but it was totally worth it. Not only did it look pretty, it tasted amazing as well.

A long trip.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

We went to Bendigo on the weekend to celebrate our Grandfather's 80th birthday. We set off early on Thursday with a car packed full of goodies for the trip. It took us 12 hours to get there – a long trip – but we enjoyed the adventure.
Bendigo is a lovely country town with plenty of history and beautiful architecture. I loved the grand buildings and monuments. It has funky little lane ways filled with great shops and places to eat. The sun shone, we saw a crochet covered bike, ate mexican food and I even found a shop that sold awesome clothes for boys, Milt & Joe.
Apart from the family get-together, the highlight was going to the Grace Kelly exhibition at the Bendigo Art Gallery. It was amazing to see the collection of Grace's clothes and accessories. What a beautiful woman.
What a wonderful weekend.

And then they were married.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Well, it's been a week since the wedding. It feels a little like it does after Christmas – all that build up and excitement and then it's over, gone, done – and you're left wondering what to do with yourself. The day was wonderful. The weather was perfect and everything looked beautiful. We did pretty much everything ourselves, so it has taken me the whole week to recover. I Think if I help organise a wedding again, I'll book a 'honeymoon' for myself after. These photos are of the 'aftermath'. I can't wait to share more once we get them.

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