Monday, October 31, 2011


After a couple of days home with my mum we returned to enjoy a weekend with Mr Pickle. The weather was far from glorious so lots of indoor pursuits were enjoyed. A bit of this:

Lots of admiring these popping up all over the garden:

 A call from friends to say they were in town with their new baby and popping by for afternoon tea meant a quick present was conjured:

 And the Big Pickle discovered the calming powers of baby nursing:

The Spring table finally took shape:

 Particularly thanks to these little felt wonders made by a Chilean woman I met at the Footscray City Primary School Festa the previous weekend.


 Sadly, after a wonderful Festa and a day showcasing a school which had both mainstream and Steiner curriculum streams on offer, the community is now reeling from the announcement that the Department of Education has decided to cease the Steiner stream at the end of the year. One hundred and fifty children and their families are now facing an unenviable and challenging task of finding a new school for their children. If this is an issue that concerns you, you can read more and sign a petition here.

Back in our little world, the dining setting got a makeover

A little trip to Spotlight, a bit of time at the machine and the chairs went from this to this

 And through it all the house had a beautiful perfume wafting from these beautys which hitched a ride back from mum's. Her rose garden is in full and magnificent bloom at the moment and I'm looking forward to seeing it again this weekend when we return for the Colac Show.

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