Friday, July 25, 2014

Timing is everything

This arrived in the mail today. Quite exceptional timing. It's nice to know that this would remind someone of me - even if it is my mum....

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Monkey business

Spotted and hearted in Belcompton.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Monday night sounds

On a million playlists - just not on this one.

Play it loud. Les Savy Fav - Let's Get Out Of Here.

Sunday, July 20, 2014


Bright blue sky, morning coffee, crazy hair, pots of tea, hello kitty, red beads, drawing houses, hot pink hearts, giggles, old school music, winter chill, olives, cocktails, daffodils, the perfect roast chicken, saying goodbye, hugs, chatting to a friend far away, photos, happy tired, hot water bottle, the breeders, quiet.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Penny University - open til late

Over summer, I spent a lot of time at Penny University. Coffee, cake, iced coffee, breakfast, cake, cooling cordials, cocktails, snacks and the odd lunch. Never for dinner. Turns out dinner is just lovely - easy menu, good selection of wine and much less hectic than during daylight hours. 

And excellent for people watching. The table by the front window made me feel like I was in an episode of Girls. Espresso martinis, cute girls with buzz cuts and bandanas, denim shirts with cut of sleeves and a great 80's vibe. French kissing in between courses to a soundtrack of Vanilla Ice.

The table behind (two couples) were talking about A based staff, free trade and other agreements, so quite the contrast. But as they left one of the girls danced by the front door - like you would in your lounge room (but with the thought that someone was watching). Then more happy groups of friends opened the big wooden door and came in for dinner and laughter and niceness. In the mix were couples grabbing a quick coffee and some respite from the cold. A soft quiet buzz on a Friday night.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Belcompton - the Paris of the Australian Capital Territory

I expect there will be at least 207 more locks here by Monday. Guaranteed.

I'm not sure why we are locking out hate but I am sure we nearly hit a lady on the head with our tiny padlock keys as we tossed them over our shoulders. Yelling out ' rules! Oh.......sorry' just shows how badass we really are. And given the eruption of giggles. Very.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Fed and watered

Two ladies have restored my faith in humanity today. A giant coffee, a bag of nuts, home made risotto, some nori rolls, malteasers, sesame snacks, a bottle of wine and some damn fine company.