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20.8.10

Things I learned this week including that I need to own Country


Happy Friyay to you! Friday is my favourite day of the week. Yes, I still have to go to work (although I get to work Fridays from home every fortnight... heeeello clean floors!), but the anticipation of two whole days of whatever we like is enough to make me happy. Like any journey, sometimes the anticipation of the weekend is more exciting than the actual weekend, because in my daydreams there are no whingers, whiners, tantrumers or 'mum can I?'s. Just good old fashioned promise.

And speaking of anticipation... here's my wrap up of the week that was...

1. I need to own Jasper Conran’s new book Country . It just looks like a beautiful record of a country I love. The images are divine (see the one above), it's beautifully written, it's big.


2. There’s a villa in Northern Umbria called Villa Capanne and I really, really want to go there. I just know I would be very happy there.


3. MultipleMum taught me that, not surprisingly, there’s a site dedicated to Mary watching. I'd forgotten how super-stylish and proper Mary was until zooming through this site.


4. If you promise something and you don't do the promise, you break the love (so true, Maxi-Taxi!)


5. One of the best ‘treats’ for little people is plain potato chips. They have potato, salt and oil. That’s it.


6. How to reupholster a recliner in a step-by-step fashion that I think even I can follow. This is important because we have the world’s ugliest beige recliner that was LOML’s grandfather’s. Getting it professionally reupholstered would be a bit ridiculous as the chair is older than myself, but it’s just so comfy! Wish me luck.


7. My new favourite ‘activities for kidlettes’ site is Kiddley and I'm also very impressed with Planning with Kids.


8. Natalie Bassingthwaighte has called her first-born Harper Rain. Ho hum. I find this ‘unique names’ approach is all a bit samey-samey, really. Bit irritating, actually.


9. After a 40 year pattern of women waiting to give birth until after 30 (a pattern I contributed to), Australian women are beginning to have their babies in their 20s again. I think this is great news.


10. From Polkadotbug*, a step-by-step tutorial on how to make a reversible dress for little girls. How handy is this? You're out and about, they spill, you turn the dress over, they're good to go!



Did you learn anything special this week?


PS - You know you want a flogging... go on now... head on over to Lori's for FYBF.
PPS - Today I'm also linking up with New Friend Friday at Trendy Treehouse!


* Looks like an old blog as there are no updates this year... but the tutorial rocks so I'm sad she's closed up shop!

20 comments:

Miss Kitty-Cat said...

Villa Capanne looks gorgeous - I love Europe and I can't wait to go back to Italy... I agree - Princess Mary is divinely stylish. I applaud your attempts at repholstering the recliner - it sounds like a really tough job! I'm sure it will be a great success though! And I have to agree with you about Natalie Bassingthwaite's baby name. It's a nice name, don't get me worng, but it's very same same...

Lulu said...

Oh yay, I'm so glad you want to visit Villa Capanne too! Perhaps we can all go there someday :)

I don't know how Natalie Bassingthwaite is, but I'm so over the "unique" baby names. It's like they're all trying too hard to be different, but they're really just all the same.

LJ said...

There are so many points to comment on that I will just choose a few.

Princess Mary - yes, she is proper and stylish and well groomed...but she has a hell of a lot of help and I think I could look that great too if I had her life. And I am no oil painting.

The recliner - good luck. I look forward to seeing pics!!

Unique baby names - I didn't know Harper was considered unique? I don't mind them, as long as they are not TOO out there (like heavenly hirana tiger lily...or whatever that poor childs name is).

The dress - love it!!

As for what I have learnt...not so much me...but my 19 month old has learnt how to burp on demand. Great.

Tamara said...

sounds like an insightful week! I hope your parcel arrived safely!
Tamara x

Rachel said...

Well first of all can I just say I am totally smiling here big smile..as I just saw a lovely little blog that had been added to your blog roll...so thank you my wonderful friend ...secondly..can we go to Villa Capanne and have some fun....
Thirdly I learnt this week that even if the sun goes down still smile

MultipleMum said...

Gotta love a bit of Mary.

Being Me said...

Hey thank you so much for the link on how to re-upholster a recliner! I have two awaiting my attention...

And NB named her baby Harper Rain? Of course she did. How quirky of her.

Tenille said...

I find Natalie irritating. You grew up in Mt Warrigal Nat; get over yourself!

Anyway, this week I've learnt that a compliment from a stranger on Facebook can make me blush.

Mrs Woog said...

I too, would be happy at Villa Capanne. Can I come?

life in a pink fibro said...

You not only want me to sew a dress, you want me to sew a dress with another dress sewn inside? You are so the crafty one in this clan. As for Harper Rain, it sounds like a cleaning product.

RebaMc said...

I'm hearing you about the potato chips!

_vTg_ said...

Agreed on many points, especially Harper Rain and Mary. Coincidentally headed over here just after looking at a photo of Mary and thinking "I really should look at what she wears as she does it with style" (and then find a knockoff in Target, ho hum).

I learnt that in groups of 24 or more people, it is more likely than not that two people share a birthday.

Linda said...

what a fab post! wishing you luck with the chair and I can't wait to see it when it's done!!

Kristi said...

I love the country and what a beautiful image above. Thanks so much for all of the links. I'm off to check out the reversible dress. ♥

Filipa said...

I really enjoy to see this! At this year it will attend at the Maison & Objet the brand Boca do Lobo. They are incredible in fusing old styles with contemporary aspects. Visit www.bocadolobo.com and get in love!

Michelle said...

Happy FYB Friday, although of course it is not Friday anymore for you! lol Mich x

Draft Queen said...

Happy FYBF! I really need to start participating again.

Linda said...

Hi! I'm visiting (& following) from Fabulous Friday Follow. Congrats on being the Guest Host! Hope you have a great weekend!

Gill@OurParklife said...

As always this is one of my fave posts of the week...

i especially agree with your points on Planning with kids and under thirty mums!

Mira Narnie said...

wow - you learnt a lot in Maxebella land! I just popped past to tell you that I love the reversible dress idea that I tried it out last night - success - it's a fab tutorial and I think I'll be using it again! Thanks for sharing that link - i'll post some photos off it soon!
now i'm off to check out that Italian villa you're dreaming about ... have a great week ;-)

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