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Oh Dear!

(All these brilliant photos are from Kimmika’s photostream)

Goodness me, the Christmas holidays have come and gone and 2012 is well under way.

I have been on a glorious break from the digital world. My days have been spent relaxing with my beloved husband, eating too much, sleeping too late and generally enjoying the good life. We have also been very busy with my latest decorating project. Alison and Rob (my sister and brother-in-law) are about to become the proud parents of twins and in the excitement of realizing I was about to become an Aunt I volunteered to decorate the nursery.

It has been an amazing experience, we transformed a manilla colored guest bedroom into a gorgeous grey and white baby room. It’s a light and airy room, punctuated with pops of bright yellow and framed beautifully with bold white stripes. (photos in the pipeline)

The babies are expected to arrived next Monday (yippee) so there is much excitement in our family. My poor Mum can bearly contain herself (it’s her first adventure into grandparenthood) and I too can hardly wait – my new niece and nephew are going to be so spoilt. Finally Mum and I have legitimate excuses to coo at cute baby clothes.

Then to add to the New Year’s excitement I am having Lasik surgery tomorrow. After wearing glasses (and later contact lenses) since I was 11 years old, I decided to take the plunge and ditch the frames. Tomorrow I go under the knife (or laser) and hopefully a miracle will be performed. Apparently its a fairly routine procedure, but the prospect of being able to see it all happen is a still super frightening. I will be out of action for around a week and after that I intend getting back into work and normal life (sans the specs)

So here is wishing you all the most wonderful 2012, I hope its a year filled with smiles and adventure and doing what you do best.

(All these brilliant photos are from Kimmika’s photostream)

Le Petit Atelier de Paris

Its terribly exciting – my sister is expecting twins! Finally I can legitimately look at cute baby things without worry that my Mum may think I am getting broody. Hopefully with the prospect of not one but two first grand children, Mum will lighten the pressure on me.

Naturally decorating thoughts have turned to all things pretty for a nursery. I must admit that I am not terribly fond of overly “baby” like nurseries with Barney or Barbie plastered over every wall. After all Mum and Dad are going to have to spend a lot of time in there and until the baby is old enough to insist on cerise pink walls and Tinkerbell everywhere, I feel the space should be fresh and calming but none the less interesting for little growing eyes.

On my new quest to find unusual but gorgeous nursery decor items I stumbled across this amazing ceramicist studio in Paris “LE PETIT ATELIER DE PARIS”. I love the detailed and delicate porcelain work. You can see more of their fine collection on their website and blog