Thursday, July 22, 2010

My poor neglected blog...

Hello everyone - bad blogger here once again (bows head)...

The last few weeks have been a little crazy to say the least. Something we were working on very hard but couldn't talk about until now was a big surprise part we threw for Ryan's Mums 50th birthday - we hosted it here (bouncy castle in the back yard and all!) and baked and decorated our dream cake for the occassion.

The cake alone took a week of solid work - learning sugar-craft was a whole lot of fun though and we had a blast. Overall, we were delighted with our design for the cake as centrepiece! What do you think?!

You can see a little more of the cake HERE :)

In addition - we've been sick (still/again)! UGH times a million... I've been bad, but Ryan was much worse - trips to doctors and A+E made last week very worrying, upsetting and very stressful and we're just beginning to find our feet a little again now. I don't think I could have cried any more!

Spending lots of time recovering making simple, good food - a must for our delicate tummies ;)

This morning, for brunch, a Japanese sushi feast I prepared with rice left over from last nights dinner... the other day, lovingly baked Korean treats by Ryan were oh-so nice to wake up to - we shared the recipe HERE... fresh veg harvested from our garden - we pulled some carrot nubs this evening to munch on, and R has some spinach soup on the stove as I type after our perpetual spinach went insane!

Just stopping in to say hello... there is a lot happening and evolving work-wise, and I can't wait to share. I will, very soon. I promise!! :) We got some lovely press for abigail*ryan homewares, HERE and HERE in the last month so things are very happy workwise in that camp!

Oh yes... here's me on the bouncy castle for your amusement... we had a blast, but there is only so much bouncing a girl can do in a silk party frock before she starts to look a little worse for wear, so this is as much as I care to share of the sweaty/bouncy/rained on but super happy spectacle ;)


more soon,

p.s. No, our gorgeous four year old niece never did run out of energy for bouncing. She was good for a full TWO days ;) Oh - to have that energy now! ;)

Tuesday, July 06, 2010


There is some fantastically tasty treats coming out of our garden these days - the sweetest of which were our first few ripened strawberries which we picked the other day... they were so very juicy and tasty, I can't wait for the rest to red-up!

Thanks so much to everyone who left well-wishes on my last post... my horrible stomach flu lingered on for a good bit longer and seems to keep coming and going. Eating beef seems to be a bit of a flash-point for not feeling at ALL well, so I've cut that out as a start (I never used to eat very much red meat, it just so happened there has been more of it on the menu since I moved over)...good thing there is so much veg getting ripe in the yard! ;)

Still feeling drained, exhausted and a bit off and really hoping to be able to shake this off soon... sadly, I think it's all a throw back to Swine Flu at the beginning of the year, and it's proving hard for me, and Ryan's sister and Mum to get our health and energy levels back up to par! It's really quite tiresome, especially when there is so much to do to just keep up with day-to-day!!

ANYWAY - on to nicer things... ;)

I am working on some limited edition summer necklaces inspired by all the veg we're growing. Think carrots, lettuce and lovely beets in silhouette - cute, quirky and quietly humourous... I'll be sharing them with you, and they will be on sale likely this time next week!!! Hope you will all check back then.

Hope all is well in your corner of the world... hopefully be back in this space more and more from now on, all things willing, and sharing more from our new home...

back soon and happy new week!