Sunday, May 12, 2013

~ this week ~













1.  We made these garlands on Mother's Day a couple of years ago - the first time I'd used a sewing machine in about 20 years (haven't used it since).  Today the light was just perfect to cast rainbow shadows across our walls.

2.  My new wallet, also rainbowy and beautiful lying on the table ready to be filled.  I spilt Thai green chicken curry on the last one and wrecked it  - oh, about a year ago - there's no point rushing these major decisions.

3, 4 and 5.  I chased the light and found some autumn goodness this week.  I love Japanese maples almost more than flowers sometimes.

6.  Lemon slice for the soccer kiosk.  I may have made a second batch so we could enjoy some too.

7.  Nigella's chocolate pavlova with balsalmic strawberries that I made for mother's day lunch today. Usually I serve this with raspberries but they were $9 a punnet!!   I've had a lovely day - hugs, homemade cards and beautiful gifts in bed, home-cooked breakfast, the Mothers Day classic walk, lunch with family and friends and then our first hockey win for the season.  I'm exhausted... off to bed now.


I'm joining in with  the lovely Em to share some bits of our week.
May your week be beautiful.







23 comments:

  1. What a pretty wallet, I bet it makes you smile when you use it:) I have to agree those maples are just stunning and that bokeh is really beautiful Ally. I'm so glad you had a lovely mother's day, handmade cards and breakfast made are just the best. Enjoy your week. x

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    1. I do smile every time I open it :-)
      x

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  2. Beautiful, colourful shots of your days. Your new wallet is brilliant, I've never seen any like it.
    Happy Mother's Day Ally.

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    1. It looks like a rainbowy week doesn't it?
      Its the mywalit brand... lots of beautiful colours

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  3. Happy Mother's Day Ally :)

    love the rainbowy wallet & autumn colour

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  4. Beautiful photos- love the autumn leaves & light that you found.

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    1. I just love autumn Leanne - the light is beautiful

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  5. Sounds like you had a lovely Mother's day Ally, a new wallet was one of my gifts too :)
    Those maple leaves are gorgeous!

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    1. Hope your Mother's Day was great too Lisa - I'm loving the wallet!

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  6. Loving the look of that lemon slice and pav! :)

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    1. they didn't last long Naomi :-)

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    2. I'll bet! They wouldn't at one of our family gatherings either!

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  7. Japanese maples are my fav! not to mention a good old pav looks like you had a great week! happy mothers day!
    visiting via the beetle shack

    Steph :)

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  8. I love Autumn colours in the garden - I snapped a few Autumn images for my weekly snap shots too. Happy Mother's Day - also visiting via the beetle shack

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  9. Oh those leaves are just breathtaking. Gorgeous pictures x

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  10. Yum, yum, yum - that pav sounds divine and looks so pretty. Your photos are just gorgeous. Such a lovely space to visit. xx

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  11. what colorful photos! I'm in need of a new wallet too. Similarly to you, I've been in need for quite some time. Takes a while for indulgences to get to the top of the list doesn't it! How delicious do the last two photos look - yum!

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  12. Found my way here via The Beetle Shack. Such a lovely blog you have here and these photos are so light and friendly feeling!

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  13. I love your posts. They make me sigh with contentment... Happy Mother's Day!

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  14. the maple leaves are lovely and that lemon slice looks so yummy!

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  15. oh the colours! beautiful photos ally. (I just sent you an email about the lens) x

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