Sunday, July 31, 2011

Visual Feast for Sunday

Petticoat Lane

I have just discoverend Petticoat Lane.

A Townsville vintage and preloved fashion Boutique.

As they say "Very fabulous, very fun, very you!"

Petticoat Lane’s mission is to provide you with an up-scale selection of women’s new, second hand and vintage fashion. Explore the website, their style mixes boho charm with contemporary glamour ready for any occasion.

The boutique is also interested in your closets!

Lisa Ho Sz 10 RRP$1199

Clothes, hats, shoes and bags - if your wardrobe is too full of stuff you never wear: all time favourites, one-season wonders, that one time race out-fit or that beautiful ball gown gathering dust, Petticoat Lane can help! Sell your labels from home and earn that extra cash-instantly! Too busy? That’s OK; Petticoat Lane can come to you with Petticoat Lanes butler service. You can schedule your own time for a personal pick-up at no cost. So ladies... be hunter gatherer for the day experience the boutique perpetually in sale!

BOUTIQUE NOW OPEN! Visit them at 4/224 Flinders Street Townsville

Open 10am-5pm Tues to Fri. Open Saturdays 10am-2pm and Sunday 9.30am-12pm (CLOSED Mondays)

Divinely decadent, ultra glam and unashamedly girlie

Join them on Face Book!
Or follow their blog here

Emma, the owner, is a girl from outback Queensland.

Emma is creative, glamourous, sophisticated and is passionate about where she lives and the unique style of Queensland women.


She is also seriously gorgeous.

I could learn alot.

And now I want to move to Townsville and be her BFF...

Saturday, July 30, 2011

And After the Sparkles....

Lies a beautiful day in wait.

So many plans while the sun is out, but first one must get all the children's Saturday morning sport out of the way.

Friday, July 29, 2011

A Different Point of View

I have never found much to like about a -7 degree frost

But this morning my 4yr old daughter couldn't believe the amount of sparkles we were surrounded by on our early morning trip to the school bus

She was right

Everything was sparkly

The sheep were even sparkly

It was rather magic

I saw the frost through sparkly eyes this morning for the first time ever

Now I will remember that I am surrounded by sparkles every morning.

What a way to start our day!!

Rural Women Leaders

Foundation for Australian Agricultural Women are today asking who are the rural women leaders that you admire?

Head on over and tell them now.....

It's All Happening in Wagga This Weekend


This weekend Wagga will play host to 60 single ladies looking for their very own country boy!

 Bushbelles posted about this event previously here

It's not a small event, many local businesses around Wagga are getting involved.

Good luck to all and here's to finding happiness in the country!!!

Thank Goodness he's a Country Boy

PS.  Have to play the Ship Song Project again as it is so beautiful - and it's all for our Opera House

Thursday, July 28, 2011

The Ship Song Project

The people at the Sydney Opera House wanted to remind people of how wonderful the icon, and the culture it represented, was and decided to do it through song.

Listen to it.

It is hauntingly beautiful.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011


Young farmers could soon become involved in a scheme to remediate unproductive land.

The New South Wales Farmers Association says it will seek changes to the native vegetation act to unlock access and sell-off mismanaged land

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Michelle Obama

“That it has to be a true partnership and you have to really really like and respect the person that you are married to because it is a hard road. I mean that is what I tell young couples, don’t expect it to be easy, mending two lives and trying to raise others and doing it forever… That is a recipe made for disaster. So there are highs and lows, but if in the end if you can look him in the eye and say I like you. I stopped believing in love at first sight, I think you go through that wonderful love stage, but when it gets hard you need a little bit more.”

 - On What She Knows after 18 Years of Marriage


A unique food event designed by the state’s farmers has helped showcase some of the best produce in the country.

The New South Wales Farmers Association’s Urban Paddock event attracted hundreds, all keen to get their fill of fresh food.


Doctors For the Bush

A petition has been launched to establish a 24-hour medical retrieval service in central western NSW. The service currently only operates in daylight hours. This means that if a person is injured or ill and needs an urgent transfer to a regional base or Sydney hospital after 6pm, the retrieval service cannot respond.

If you would like to assist with this petition please email

Monday, July 25, 2011

Seriously Gorgeous

Townsville Cup Fashions on the Field

The Walk Towards Hope - Dubbo 10 September

Suicide Awareness, Prevention and Support
10th September 2011 - World Suicide Prevention Day

On the 10th of September each year people around the globe demonstrate a worldwide commitment and action to prevent suicide.  This year the NALAG Suicide Network is organising

"The Walk Towards Hope"

This walk aims to:

Promote awareness of suicide prevention
Provide a Remembrance Ceremony for lives lost to suicide
Shine a light on the issue of suicide in the Dubbo region

When:   Saturday 10th September 2011
Time     11.30am - The walk will start from Bob Jane T-Marts in Macquarie St
             12 noon - Remembering Ceremony
             12.30 - Lunch
Cost:     Free BBQ Lunch

"We hope to shine a light on the issue of suicide in the Dubbo region, promote help-seeking and acceptance for those who might have suicidal thoughts and provide a remembrance ceremony to remember those who have lost their lives to suicide. There is also the opportunity to get together as a community and socialise with others over a free BBQ."

'We hope that as many community members as possible can attend on the day to stand in solidarity to support this very important issue.

Also, any organisations or groups who would like to walk as a team, or donate resources and service information to information bags are also more than welcome to do so.'

For more information please contact

Follow the links for an eloquent post written by  Sharnanigans here

Sunday, July 24, 2011

My Home Exactly...

via {In Style Kids} and {tumblr}

Especially on a Sunday

Saturday, July 23, 2011


Watch Mia Freedman's interview with Ingrid Poulson below.

Her book Rise is a must read, its been out for a few years but watching this interview below reminded me what an incredible lady Ingrid is and what she has endured is unimaginable.

Her resilience is inspiring.

Find Ingrid's website here

Anyone Needing a Pair of These Today?

Friday, July 22, 2011


Friday afternoons always leave me feeling like I should be sitting in a bar somewhere with a drink in my hand.

A hangover from the days when I use to live and work in Sydney

Favourite haunts were The Oak @ Double Bay

Royal Oaks Hotel

The Bellevue @ Paddington

Hotel, Pub, Restaurant, Sports Bar, Sydney: Bellevue Hotel

The Lord Dudley @ Paddington

and later we could always found at Mansions @ Kings Cross

and if I really want to show my age The Aussie Rules Club which is now know as Club Swans (hasn't got the same ring to it if you ask me)

and remember the Bourbon and Beefsteak next door

The Bourbon's website says it is "renowned as undoubtedly being one of Sydney’s most beautiful and stylish venues".

I kind of don't remember it as being as such but will believe them and it has been a while since I frequented its doors.

There were others of course than those mentioned above, but they are the ones that spring to mind.

So on Friday's where are or were your favourite bars/pubs and clubs.

Are you like me and always feel a yearning for a cold glass in your hand on a Friday afternoon or is that just me?

Did you ever frequent the above establishments?  We may have crossed paths.

Is 4pm too early to open a bottle of sparkling?

Here's to Friday afternoon drinks and happy memories!


Friday Frills

Waterfall Ruffle Curtain by thisnext via athomewithit Ruffles




and the last Friday Frill...

Team Patrick