Happy New Year

Can I say that on the 11th January? I hope you had a great Christmas and New Year and 2010 is a wonderful year for us all.

Awaken The Spirit via www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/nye/2009

I’ve had a lovely break from work and my blog since Christmas Eve. I did manage to read the backlog of magazines that had been collecting dust on my coffee table. The only problem is that I had no sooner finished when the next months’ issues started to arrive. Oh well, reading magazines is one of the perks of the job!

December and January Magazines awaiting reading

I also finally got around to properly filing all the brochures, booklets and samples I had collected at various Trade Fairs I had visited throughout the year. Do you realise how much “stuff” we decorators need to store? Paint swatches and fandecks from all the paint companies, tile samples, carpet samples, samples of Caesarstone and Corian, furniture catalogues, fabric samples and oodles of brochures on all manner of house related products. It takes a lot of room. I needed to purchase another cabinet and a filing cabinet so my storage room now has some order. Being a Virgo this is something that delights me.

All sorted

All Sorted

Brochures, carpet samples and other bits and pieces

Fabric Samples

I’ve also been having fun in the kitchen. I love to cook or rather, I used to. In a previous life I even gave cooking classes! However, since being a mother, running a house as well as my Interior Decorating and Colour Consulting business there has been little time for cooking. I’ve tended to stick to the same tried and tested, 9 year old friendly recipes, week in, week out. But this past few weeks has allowed me to try out some new ones and the 9 year old has decided we should have a couple of them more often. Amazing!

Not this one but something like it - Satay Chicken Flan

So sometimes its good to holiday at home. As Dorothy said, “There’s no place like home.”

from Flickr via Mommylolly's Photostream

Let the year begin. I’m ready.

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  1. Jen, Fab blog, great update on what u hve been upto. I am heading to crows nest this morning so will check out coffee culture. I am sure there is a Cafe Culture in Bowral that is really popular as well! U make me feel guilty with your organized books & files etc but it is also inspiring to make me want to get myself organized.
    I wish you & the family a wonderful 2010. I still can’t get used to typing or writing “2010” as yet!

  2. I’m so impressed at your hard work Jennifer. I had all great intentions, but little action over my vacation. MOTH’s a Virgo too, but I don’t see too much organization in his incredibly messy shed! All the best for a fantastic 2010.
    Millie ^_^

  3. Look at you getting organized! You have 2010 off to a great start.

    Thank you too for dropping by my blog. Your blog is lovely!



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