Enduring Friendships

imageAn old friend dropped by for lunch this week, and although it wasn’t the fancy restaurant date I had envisioned (we had a picnic lunch on the office floor, due to the fact that we don’t have any chairs here yet & temperamental babies), it was a lovely catch up that reminded me of the following quote; Good friends are like the stars, you don’t always see them but you know they are there!

This particular friend could be described as a Parisienne Princess, her name conjures up thoughts of pink champagne, pearls & Chanel handbags, I have to say that it has been easy to have lasting friendship with her (we’ve certainly had our fair share of ups and downs). But she’s the type of gal who pops handwritten notes into the mail if it has been a lifetime between talks, or sends parcels of flowers or chocolate when geographical distance gets in the way of important moments.

The inevitable change that occurs as things become more hectic with growing families, business and lives, disrupts all friendships (especially ones forged in the school yard decades ago!) but it’s nice to know that some things don’t change, sometimes catching up with an old friend can make you feel like you just saw them yesterday!

I love the idea of dropping one of these “let’s have drinks” cards into the mail to a tres chic girlfriend you haven’t seen in a while – $19 for a set of 4 cards with lined envelopes from Paper Provisions.image If you can do so without buying a little something something for yourself (such as one of the prints below) you’d be doing better than me! Teehee xxx image

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Happy Easter

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I was about to attempt to dye these lovely farm eggs but their natural hue was so pretty I decided to leave them as is! I did colour some half shells we had left over to use as place settings for a rustic Sunday picnic lunch. Today’s vibes include lazily watching the breeze rustle through the sunlit leaves in the park, endlessly throwing the dog’s ball & trying to gain the momentum to get up and get some fish & chips to eat in honour of Good Friday… I hope you have a beautiful relaxing weekend too, see you next week xx mwah xx

Introducing Molly 11 Facts

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I haven’t formally introduced the two little fur-balls this blog is named after so here is:

11 Facts about Molly  

1. She is coming up to her 10th birthday this June.
2. She is a Shitzu x poodle.
3. I called her Molly after my great grandmother but she started life as a ‘Missy’, named by her previous owners who didn’t want her – and before you get all sad thinking who could feel that way about their newest family member – I am so grateful that they did as she has been the bestest friend to me for the last decade!
4. She is the cutest little thing in the world (no bias).
5. She has a human-like smile – which is a little creepy but also adorable at the same time.
6. She totally understands English.
7. She would choose sweets over meats any day & has an obsession with chocolate (I know, I know – deadly to doggies!) – but if I can explain – I recently found her sitting in the guest toilet… Randomly… I kept asking her what she was doing and telling her to come out until I realised – there is a ‘hersheys’ chocolate candle in there…. I think she would have found a way to climb the cistern and eat it if she could!  She mines empty wrappers for any crumb of chocolate she can get her paws on.
8. She gets depressed if I don’t give her the last sip of my tea & can tell when I’m halfway through the cup – when she starts ramping up her puppy-dog eyes, often pawing me to remind me to leave some for her (I sometimes forget).
9. She has a ‘boyfriend’ – a toy dog named Benji (Benji was my teddy when I was younger).  Benji, sadly, lost his head about a year ago, but the bottom half of him goes nearly everywhere with her.
10. Molly, Benji & Beans get tucked into a heated bed with a feather duvet at night (totally spoiled I know) – see my dog house revamp here.
11. She started to act like an old dog until we get Beans 4 years ago, now she has a new lease on life and acts like a puppy.

I’ll introduce Beans next week.

Love ya x

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