Friday, January 6, 2012

Cricket and Cocktails

I'm a bit behind the 'happy christmas and new year' wagon. So, in order to catch up, i hope you all had a heap of fun. Seems like an eternity ago now.

2011's over and in some ways i'm glad. A nice fresh new year always comes along at the right time and brings with it positivity and hope for many people. No new years resolutions for me per se. Just the usual detox, try to stunt the ageing process, win lotto and so on.

The last few weeks have been pretty good at my end. Lots of these
and a fair few of these
Christmas day was a cracker at the family home. My nephew received a beach cricket set for chrissie which we set up out on the footpath.

It was deja vu. This same street through the 1980's was constantly filled with our laughing, yelling, crying and carrying on. As kids we were always out  and about playing cricket, tennis, riding bikes, building cubbie houses, raiding mulberry bushes and swimming until our bodies were shrivelled and eyes ached. There were 4 main families whose kids all hung out together. To this day we still remain in touch.
As cars drove past on christmas day to see 3 generations out playing cricket, people smiled, waved and nodded the same way i do when see a family having some good old fashion fun. Sometimes i see kids out swinging on trees, playing hopscotch on a driveway or having running races on the footpath, but not often. Shame really, even at my age, hitting the ball with my brothers is still a blast.

Flights are so cheap to LA for the month of Feb and March. About $1,200 return. Throw in NY and you can do it for about $1,600. Who can resist? I'm not sure that i can ... Meanwhile, the new sideboard is settled into this little nook for the time being

I just love cocktail cabinets of any kind. Pulling a bottle of scotch out of the pantry just doesn't seem right to me...

These swizzle sticks were a purchase from Palm Springs, They're glass and never been used. I just can't bring myself to take them out of the packet
Speaking of, i'm still kinda searching for the right Flamingos for the garden, but they're all too small. Some sold on Ebay early last year that were perfect. If you see any of the big one's give me a hoy. They're so pretty.

Have a great weekend!


  1. Love your new cocktail cabinet. Especially like how it's full! Happy New Year!

  2. How do those look?

    I must say it is a total pleasure to see kids playing in front yards/the street, in my street there is probably 4 houses with kids of street playing age yet they all seem to spend their time inside. sigh.

  3. I also must say I love how sly your cocktail cabinet is. It appears to just be a nice glass display area but spin it round and hey ho! There's a party to be had.