Sunday, 21 October 2007
THINGS THAT MADE ME SMILE THIS WEEK
1. Gap-toothed people. My partner has a gap and our oldest son has inherited it (for his milk teeth, at least). I often find gap-toothed people quite charming. Several of my best friends are gappy. My younger son and I don't have a gap in our teeth. But we do have a gap between our big toes and the next toes. Aren't genes weird?
2. A day out shopping with Angela, visiting all her favourite shops around Melbourne and of course, being us, chancing on a church garage sale! We both came away with vintage Christmas lights and old books.
3. Receiving in the mail these beautiful hand-made shoes for Jules. They are from Chook Leaf in Mornington, who were our lovely neighbours at the trade fair in August. Rie and Guthrie design these exquisite shoes and they are made by a family in Bali. Look how beautifully they were packaged:
It is so difficult to find beautiful children's shoes at a reasonable price, so I really recommend that you look out for Chook Leaf - you can find their website HERE.
4. Vintage ric rac on my ironing board, ready to be sewn onto cushions for Lily & Agathe.
5. Red Beard Bakery. This traditional bakery is in Trentham, near Daylesford, and they have a huge old Scotch Oven that they use to make their breads, which have names like 'Brunette', 'Red Head' and 'Carmen Miranda'.
They also make delicious cookies and - my favourite - 'Nice Buns', with orange and sultanas and stuff. Yumm. We had a lovely brunch in their bakery café yesterday and, by chance, I got talking to the owner, who it turns out I used to work with in Melbourne, about 14 years ago, in the days when I was working in book publishing. It was nice to meet someone else who has been crazy enough to pack it all in and follow their dream!
6. Sunshine. The sun is finally shining on Daylesford!
Posted by Lark at 19:34