Friday, April 30, 2010

The Tinderbox Team is here!

If you have'nt heard, Thursday night radio is the place to delighted by the timely tunes and themed extravaganzas coming our way each week and presented to you by the fabulousness that is Lauren and Amy

Together with a groovy new blog, the girls are sure to rock your socks off with funk, soul, folk,jazz and other such stuff, with promises of good old-fashioned banter.  Yay

Tuesday, April 27, 2010


The weekend kicked off with a big night on Friday, celebrating Kirrilee Baileys Art Photography Exhibition, supported by a crowd of around 50!   The postcard series of 3, a limited edition set,  is a brilliant and affordable idea and a great way of promoting Kirri's art.  Original framed prints, wearable decorated undies and postcards are all available for sale now (postcards are selling fast!)

Saturday saw us working on a huge project after we closed the shop, which has included renovating and re-designing the interior of a 1960's house.  We refer to it as 'The Howard Arkley Project' as its nestled amongst white chain fences, garden swans, tidy edged lawns, and directly opposite is an all-white house with a concrete front yard, white concrete lions and dozens of garden gnomes, all smiling back at us.

The biggest job so far has been preping the hardwood floors for painting, and we're very happy with the outcome.  We used a heavy duty paving paint in 'Steel Charcoal', which has a hi gloss.

Anzac Day Sunday was party day for the family, but firstly the morning included a second coat of floor paint, then racing to the birthday lunch for Bridget, David, Toi, George, Cindy, Brian and Ziggy.

bbq'd fish with chili dipping sauce, lamb, thai salads, roast vegies and for sweets-quince tart, berry flombe, chocolate mousse, meringues, and other delicious assortments-all made by Jan, George and Cindy, where gratefully gobbled up, which then called for a walk to the Lake, all I could manage was a lie down!

Back to  the reno project on Monday-almost completed,  then on to the next one!

I noticed a blue-grey theme running through the latest pics- grandma's tablecloth and coffee mugs, Kevin standing on the rug, blue sky,  my cardi,  Toi's blue-grey top, Davids blue eyes, Saabarella, Sofa, steel blue/charcoal colour of painted floor, hope you like them! x

.....and the chocolate coated pretzels  where a fantastic birthday gift-nom, nom, nom