Monday, April 23, 2012

feeling the love ♥

I will state here at the outset that this post has nothing to do with Queenslanders
or renovation, so don't say you haven't been warned. 

It's been one of those weekends where you feel that everything in the world is as it should be, 
and I feel like sharing the love!

corner of our kitchen with the all important caffeine dispenser

I think all this warm and fuzzy talk has been prompted by the wedding on Saturday of a good friend of ours. He is a dear friend who went to school with the man of the house and they have remained close for all of these years despite us all being now in our (very) early 40's (anything under 45 is early 40's isn't it?). We all wondered over the years if he would ever find the right girl to get married to, and lo and behold about 7 months ago he got engaged to his now brand new and beautiful wife. It turns out they had known each other for over 20 years and romance blossomed all of a sudden last year, taking them both by surprise. Our group of friends has all been beyond excited about this wedding - weddings at our stage of life don't happen that often (or at least people taking the plunge for the first time at our age doesn't happen that often). A fabulous day and night was had by all, most importantly by the bride and groom. It was an evening filled with love, warmth, reminiscing, humour, tears and laughter, and none of us wanted it to end.

April is also the month that the man of the house and I got married in - back in 2003. We had a small
church wedding and then had our reception back in the old girl in the back garden. Time flies... 

the man of the house and I on our wedding day

From now until about October is the best time of year in Brisbane I think. It has been glorious weather these past few days - clear blue skies, without the searing summer heat. It's hard not to be happy walking in the dappled sunlight with a trusty canine companion by your side :)

the highlight of the day for the spotted dog is the her walk

Have a good week :)


  1. I haven't been to a wedding in years. I miss them. Congratulations to your friend.
    Hello Spotty dog - you're beautiful. My black dog would like you.

  2. Congrats to your friend. Glad to hear you had an amazing time <3


    1. Thanks B :) - we did have an amazing time but that one late night made me tired all week ..... the joys of middle age!

  3. Our spotty dog is one of the family - boy of the house insists we are a family of four. Hope you are well Kylie Fx

  4. That picture of you and your hubby is just gorgeous. I've been meaning to tell you for ages but I was on my phone when I read this post originally. Anyway, vive l'amour! xx

    1. thanks Brismod :) I am still in two minds about posting a photo of myself or any of the family on here so this was a compromise. I read your post about this with interest about whether to continue with your avatar or post that beautiful photo.