Thursday, January 19, 2012

Tea Parties, Tomatoes, Tequila and Time Out.

The summer holidays continue.

 Tea Parties are being enjoyed and
fresh organic tomatoes from our garden are being devoured.

Holidaying at home in Melbourne is great when you live in the inner city. Most people have gone away, and so we have ACMI, Science Works, National Gallery, North Melbourne Pool and the Cornershop all to ourselves (nearly)

And our spare time is spent planning our mid year trip to Portland and Hood River in Oregon USA.

I know. I had to boast just a little bit.

So, I have a few readers from the U.S of A. If you are from Portland or have been, I would love to here from you.

And so back to my holidaying. There are plans and ideas running at the back of my mind, but I'm due to meet friends for Margaritas.

Prioritising is apparently the key to a successful business.

Chin Chin.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Summer holiday reading for inspiration.

I am spending the school holidays enjoying the sun and relaxing with my family, but also planning for a bigger and better year ahead for Sunshine & Daydreams. I am going to to sit in our new blow up pool reading inspiring biographies while sipping iced tea and yelling at children.

Here is my reading list.........

Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson - chosen for obvious reasons. This blog is written on a iMac, photographed on an iPhone while I listen to my iPod and dreaming about buying an iPad.

Charlotte Bronte, a biography by her freind Elizabeth Gaskell. This one I bought myself as a Christmas present and I shall read to remind me that my life is not actually that hard.

Finally, Halston by Steven Bluttal and Patricia Mears. I picked this one up from one of the libraries I belong to. It is full of wonderful photos from the 1960's, 70's and 80's. I keep my iPhone in hand and google everyone in the photos as I go.

I love opening my mind up to possibilities of what you can do. It is always a good idea to start the year off inspired.  

And I've just joined Pinterest in order to gather all the photos I collect for inspiration in one place. I'll add a widget as soon as I can be bothered to get out of the pool and figure out how.

Happy New Year. I hope you are starting this year fresh, happy and inspired to do something wonderful.