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sunshine
Perth WA
30 something expat mum, new to staying at home and Australia :-)
Interests: Crochet, shopping, books, children, home, education, interiors, baking, making, sewing, food
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Yes, it's definitely bright! I'm not really in love with it right now and keen to just get it finished (although realistically I reckon another year?) which is a shame because it has it's own scrappy charms. Little Miss Sunshine just won't let me forget it though, it's for her... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2014 at Sunshine
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We had rain in Perth for the first time in a hundred days last week. I love autumn and spring here, they are warm and balmy, still full of sunshine but comfortable. The skys have been nothing but blue for such a long time that clouds are a novelty! Lazy... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2014 at Sunshine
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I loved the enticingly sparkly scarf on Coco Rose Diaries beautiful blog too much not resist attempting my own, however crazy it was in the middle of a Perth summer! It was started as the temperatures soared in December, helped to beat the boredom of vac swim in the melting... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2014 at Sunshine
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Its taken me twenty years to complete but it's finally done! I have endless happy memories of stitching these roses over two decades. I bought the magazine the pattern came from when I was pregnant with our first baby. With him in a pram I went to town on the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2014 at Sunshine
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:: beach loving :: :: dirty toes loving :: sunshine loving :: :: colourful fruit loving :: :: biscuit loving :: :: park bbq loving :: :: blue sky loving :: I'm not sure I'll ever get used to these January days. January will forever be dull, grey, seeping cold... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2014 at Sunshine
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I used to dream of being able to spend my time crocheting. As a working mum with four children in the house it used to seem an impossible dream. I tried to learn in the holidays but it just didn't fit in with the hectic hurly burly pace I was... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2014 at Sunshine
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This was where I ended 2013, on the beach with my youngest two and my lovely husband. So different to past Decembers in the cold British winters. A year of highs and lows as always but a year that ends well. I am loving 2014 already. Full of shiny new... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2013 at Sunshine
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Dec 31, 2013
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Phhhheeeeeeewwwwww!!!!! It feels as if my feet have hardly touched the ground this week! Mr Sunshine has taken some holiday from work and we've had an action packed week! Finally taking a breather on this bank holiday Monday, although we have a bike ride planned for this afternoon, so I'd... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2013 at Sunshine
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1 :: Beautiful colours of the stormy sea (not quite captured by my iphone) 2 :: Picnic in the park. Friends and fun for the children and hooky time for me 3 :: Australian coffee from the van in the park yum yum 4 :: A finished cushion front, ends... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2013 at Sunshine
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When my youngest daughter was born, nearly six years ago in 2007, I was searching for a small toy rabbit for her and the google search bought up Little Cotton Rabbits blog. I was mesmerised and followed every post religiously. I loved the ideas she posted and drooled over the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2013 at Sunshine
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1 :: A few quiet minutes and some indulgent magazines - pure luxury! 2 :: Enjoying the outdoors and the scenery at the local park 3 :: A pleasant breeze and cooler temperatures after the heat of the last few weeks 4 :: Message from my biggest boy 10,000 miles... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2013 at Sunshine
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How long is too long to be working on a project? I'm not sure if I should share this guilty secret, but... I've been working on this project for 19 years! No, you didn't add the 1, NINETEEN! A lot happens in 19 years - my baby boy is now... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2013 at Sunshine
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Baking is always one of our favourite ways to pass time during the long holidays. However, after all the Christmas indulgences and in the heat of summer, it feels less fun. I suddenly realised that we could get around both of these issues, by making a healthy, cold snack, PeRfeCt!... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2013 at Sunshine
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Ok, so I'm a little late to the party, but I need to do this. I'm so guilty of feeling miserable when I have lots to be happy about! Thank you to little birdie for the inspiration. So.... 1) The brilliant blue sky. It's so high and wide here compared... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2013 at Sunshine
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Dec 10, 2012
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:: Enjoying the results of dusting, polishing and tidying :: Loving an unexpected treat from Mr. Sunshine :: Sharing some quiet crafty time with Little Miss Sunshine :: Making the most of a quiet Sunday morning :: Making a shady den :: Yummy end to our Sunday morning! Have a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2012 at Sunshine
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Welcome to my blog! In August this year we bid a sad farewell to our life in Plymouth, UK packed our belongings into a container and flew 10,000 miles to Perth, Western Australia to start our new adventure. Now I'm a stay-at-home mum I'm hoping there will be time for... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2012 at Sunshine
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