Sunday, August 23, 2015

HE IS BACK! Chuck Bass the VERY naughty cat.

yep, he's back - and as you can see, as if nooooothing happened..

What a night it was. A facebook site that had posted him missing had reported that a "Grey, beautiful, well looked after cat' had been found deceased near a mcdonalds on a main road very  close to my house.
I was SURE it was him. Distraught I have mum and dad en route to my house and my dear friend Pippa. I contact the site and ask them if they think it might be Chuck - they send a photo of chuck to the people who found the poor deceased kitty.
I was a TOTAL mess. Next minute Pippa is yelling at me front outside the front door. I open the door and there she is HOLDING A VERY ALIVE CHUCK BASS.
As she pulled up and got out of her car, she heard meowing coming from the garden of the house across the road. On investigation there is the little rascal nesting in the bushes.
It was surreal. Ridiculous relief. And chuck? meh. whateves. really didn't care much. not shaken up - just trotting about once we get him inside.
A ridiculous set of events and such a miracle to have my little fur kid home with me. There was a lot of preening and cleaning going on, as you can see in this pic. And his little paw pads are a tad rough but thats it.
I can't begin to thank my friends, family, neighbors, everyone for looking after me during this time and helping me look for Chuck. 
We are off to the vet tomorrow for a check up as well as attaching him to every type of identification money can buy.
Thinking of that poor kitty that didn't make it at maccas and incredibly grateful chuck is home safe and sound xx

Saturday, August 22, 2015


The fur kid did a runner. Hasn't been seen since Friday night (21/8/15)

If you have seen a british blue cat - no ID in the Norwood or any Adelaide areas (South Australia) for that matter please please please get in contact with me on 0417978705

He is an indoor cat and has never spent more than a couple of hours at a time in my secure courtyard area.

Desperate to have chuckie home, any information would be incredibly helpful.

(and chuck, i promise NO MORE bow ties if you come home..... xox)


Tuesday, August 11, 2015


My dear friend Emma sent me this clip tonight. Um, on wayyyyy too many levels I love this.

First of all, its a bloody brilliant ad. And its fair to say that I am pretty fond of anything 'crazy cat lady-esque' given my ridiculous devotion to my cat, Chuck Bass the British Blue.

But the song. Oh, the song. I learnt the flute as a kid and it got that bit more 'cool' (yes really) - when I got to play songs on my flute accompanied by a backing cassette tape. On my hot pink ghetto blaster (ok, tape recorder...). And this song was one of my favourites.

So if you live in the Eastern suburbs of Adelaide, and you see some crazy woman riding around on a bike with a distressed cat strapped down in a basket this weekend its likely to be me and chuck, attempting to live out this advertisement. Wish us luck.......

Thursday, August 6, 2015

By special request for the little sis.....

So the little sis wants to know where the cushions in the above pic are from. She has a very similar couch and wants to recreate the look. 
Call me the decorating detective!!! (or not.... call me whatever.... um... yeah)
Of course this gorgeous shot comes from the inside of a brilliant Swedish home.
SOOOO let's see if we can recreate the look with some cushions that are available locally.

First up - the teal cushion. This 'vintage washed linen' pretty by Home Republic in teal  is $59.95 (including fill) - and available at Adairs. 50 x 50 cm. If  you wanted to go a bit lighter, the same cushion in spearmint might also be a good choice.

Next the cute little mustard cushion - this one is in velvet. 35 x 45 cm from Citta Design. $32.90 for the cover only, you will need to purchase the insert separately.

While we are talking Citta Design, they have a sensational collection of cushions at present. This one in particular took my eye and would work in with this combo perfectly as well. 

The pink was a little harder to decide upon. A different texture would be good, and in the pic it kind of looks like a standard bed pillow - so perhaps a great standard pillow case with a super big fluffy standard pillow to fill it out.

This pale pink chambray fabric is the business from no chintz. A 40 x 40cm cushion is $80, and you need to order a minimum of two, and doesn't include insert. but look at that fabric and colour - delish! You can even pick the piping colour - eeks! i'd definitely go cranberry piping.

If you wanted to go velvet again, this Kip & Co one is a good one

Damn - then I find this european pillow case from Sheridan. But sold out everywhere. Boo.

oh oh ok - good old etsy has come to the rescue. I love both of these, both a bit different - the burlap comes with lots of different size options. yay.

The embroided/patterned cushion reminds me of the exquisite cushions that often feature in Megan Park's Home collections. I'm really struggling to find a good option for the white and coloured pillow - which is very frustrating. Leave it with me though - it will pop up when I least expect it, I'm sure.

And if you need a couple of cute owls as well, I'm sure etsy will provide some options.

I love a treasure hunt on the www. Let me know if you are looking to replicate a look you love, happy to help! x