Though this blog was idle for several weeks while we remodeled, life behind the scenes scurried along as usual. Several readers e-mailed to check in with me over the holidays – just to say hi, so thoughtful – and suggested I post an life update once I was back in business. This is that update.
1. My sister-in-law got married over the weekend! I was so happy to be one of her bridesmaids and help her plan her big day. This is the Aussie Mum and I en route to the ceremony // 2. Plenty of time for Melbourne’s famous coffees, this one at neighborhood fav Two Birds One Stone // 3. We adopted a very charismatic 9-week-old kitten, and I have officially transitioned from normal person to crazy cat lady // 4. We caught a few of our favorite acts over the holiday season, including Tame Impala and Kimbra, but his is Django Django // 5. We celebrated our first Christmas in our new home // 6. Beautiful Byron Bay beckoned, and we answered the call. Five glorious nights were spent eating, hiking, beaching and road tripping the incredible New South Wales hinterland.
7. He’s been baking fresh bread, I’ve been thanking the universe for such a good catch // 8. I made gluten-free, dairy-free Hazelnut and Blackberry Cakes as a guest post for my friend Casey’s very funny blog. I adore her, and I’m sure you will, too // 9. Hot nights lazing around iconic Luna Park, St Kilda // 10. Seedlings upon seedlings, herbs upon herbs, in constant growth on our balcony and windowsill // 11. The veggie patch is in full throttle, bursting with zucchinis, two kinds of tomatoes, chick peas, sweet peas and more. A new post on The Kitchen Garden coming soon // 12. Always blue skies I never take for granted.
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