Monday, November 26, 2012

Castles made of sand fall into the sea, eventually

I have:

Been spoilt rotten...

Received a fabulous stamp from dearheart Sue
I have almost used up the ink already on pre xmas bills.

Received a parcel from our Vix, including a crocheted cape, which can be seen from space, a delightful timber burro, a beautiful ethnic poncho top, some Barry M treasures for my collection, a vintage tablecloth, a fabulous leather flower brooch and some bindhis.


Received a parcel from dearest Tamera, including this BEAUTIFUL handmade Frida pendant and two magnificent vintage scarves and one of her beautiful handmade cards. Scarves to be featured in outfit posts this week. 

Received a fabulous parcel from darling Rebecca - a fabulous crocheted cushion with sugar skull, a gorgeous Japanese wall hanging, two beautiful handmade brooches, a groovy rubber stamp and a brilliant sugar skull mask...


Photographed the Canberra Roller Derby Grand Final 
and fell in love with roller derby...

Celebrated my Annabel's fifth birthday...

And Max's first...

Photographed the most beautiful couple ever...

And yesterday I popped home for a couple of shack days


 I was singing Castles Made of Sand and watching the sun set...

and a family of dolphins came to play... 

and now all is right with the world.

Sarah
xxx

37 comments:

Vintage Bird Girl said...

You are certainly one spoilt Senorita! I love all of your gifts, especially the brooches. But you deserve it all for being so FABULARSE! Your frock is BEAUTIFUL as well. Xx

Sacramento Amate said...

I am not surprised everybody want to give you a piece of paradice so you can add to your inner and outer gorgeousness and beautiful beach.
Even the dolphins came to great you, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

delia hornbook said...

aahh Sarah i loved this post it was so warm and beautiful. Happy birthday for little Annable and max what adorable children they are. I love your photo skills you are amazing those beach shots are stunning i want to be there right now dangling my feet in the sand and watching the dolphins play. I adore the photo of your friends kissing so full of love and cosyness wrapped within that blanket. Enjoy your lovely goodies and have a lovely week, dee xxx

The Grande Dame said...

That stamp is FABULOUS! What a bundle of absolute joy you've been spoilt with, and then you have to top it off with a couple of days at the seaside - you poor love. xx

Carina Rosenholm said...

What luck to have such friends.. And even moore luck to have shack by the sea...

edie pop said...

Happy birthday to the lovely Annabel and Max!!!How many amazing things in one post, you really deserve to be spoiled by everyone, every present is beautiful as you, I'd love to see you wearing all those amazing jewels and Vix's cape! Tamera's necklace is beyond awesomeness: the colours, the details and Frida: what a great creation!!
I love you more than dolphins!!
xxxxx

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

Fabulous pics, as always, Sarah, and what amazing gifts. The Frieda pendant is magnifique. xx

Rohmy said...

Visiting your blog and reading posts like this one is like a little "holiday", I enjoy it every time :)
Have a great week Sarah!
R.

Vix said...

You get gifts 'cos you deserve them, amor! What fabulous things, now we can be Tamera's Frida twins and maybe pervy old men will use wearing her as an excuse to get close to see as their "eyesight isn't what it was"
You look glorious on the beach and the kids and gorgeous couple are a sight for sore eyes although I'm rather distracted by that fabulous arse in blue!
Love you more than dolphins! xxxx

menopauselsupermodel said...

You looked fabulous in your caftan on the beach!! so wonderul the dolphins came to play.
Annabel is just too adorable!! and Max--omg those lil cheeky's!!

Glad you liked the pendant and scarves--you certainly were blessed this week with goodies.
I need the FU stamp

Miss Simmonds Says said...

all is beautiful. you lucky lady. I love Tamera's jewellery. All the photos of your family are wonderful. Doesn't that roller derby girl have a shiny arse though? Would love a fuck off stamp. And Vix sends the best parcels. Love all the day of the dead stuff too! xxxx

pastcaring said...

Lovely lovely loveliness, all for lovely you! So many delightful gifts, and sent with much affection.

Man, if roller derby gives you a bum like that girl's, I'm taking it up immediately!

Annabel and Maximus are ever more adorable, your photography skills are fantastically awe-inspiring, and then you saw dolphins! While wearing a beautiful kaftan and darling Tamera's pendant! Does it get any better?
LOVE! xxxxxxxxx

cb said...

That stamp..., perfect!!!! imlove roller derby however I have never been to a real game but i have been dying too! There is a local league here and i just need to bite the bullet and go!
Xo,cb

MistressCatgirl said...

WOW! You got some awesome pre-Christmas presents there. Lovely photos. I would love to see dolphins in the wilds of the ocean. However, now we live in a land-locked state so it will have to wake.

Ivy Black said...

You are a spoilt bitch indeed but I still love you loads! Lovely goodies. 'sepcially the Day of the Dead pressies. You know I love that stamp.
Geotgeous photo treats too...that's a very nice shiny blue bottom...how sexy is Roller Derby? I love it!
Beautiful picture of that couple and the kiddies and of yerself/ Perfect.
Have a great week.
xxxxxxx

freeda said...

Such a rich life!

lucy joy said...

Such beautiful photographs, all so lively and happy.
Parcels full of unique and special stuff, gorgeous kids, lovers and ladies bums, and you - looking chilled, free and very comfortable barefoot by the sea.
It looks like a bloody good life to me.
And you deserve it.

Lucy x

wardrobeexperience said...

this stamp is so fun! yes girl, you're spoiled - but you deserve it. ;)

Rose&Bird said...

Oh, I need one of those stamps! Actually, I need a recording like that for annoying telesales calls as wel! Lovely presents and how lucky you are to have dolphins on your doorstep x

Krista said...

This is the most beautiful post ever and you finished with dolphins! That Fuck Off stamp is well BAD ASS! I would abuse that thing! Vix's present looks like a rainbow of happiness and that brooch is extra juicy good! Tamera's Frida necklace is all kinds of awesome, she has real talent there. Rebecca's sugar skulls have me dizzy I want them all!

The ass on that gal, holy sweet Mary, sorry I had to say something. I love Roller Derby! Portland has a pretty dedicated following! Your lil ones look so happy and your bro and his wife wrapped up it that blankie well that's just love.

You look beautiful on the beach in that caftan and all that sass. You don't even have to try YOU JUST ARE!
Loveyou!!!
XOXOXOX

Forest City Fashionista said...

So many wonderful things in this post, I'm not sure where to start! That Frida necklace beats out anything they had in the gift shop at the exhibit in Toronto. Can't believe how much feck-tacular stuff you got in the mail! I do love the photo you took of the couple wrapped in the afghan, and I KNEW you would love Roller Derby. I was at a game this weekend too!

Red Shoes said...

Hey you...

I SO love that stamp!!!!

I gotsta have one!!!!

I hope all has been going well for you!

~shoes~

one denim bird said...

he he - I'm with Curtise, if you get an arse like that from roller derby sign me up pronto!!! But seriously, lovin all your special gifts and well deserved - you have much love to give and therefore receive much in return :-)
You and the beach and the dress and the dolphins are beautiful! As are your blanket wrapped friends and of course Annabel and Max! Bless their hearts. Enjoy your few days my friend. x

one denim bird said...

Such beautiful gifts! Wow, that FUCK OFF stamp rocks - go to hell all you bills! The sugar skull crochet/embroidered thingy is brilliant too! All are! Must say though, the seersucker fabric underneath everything caught my eye straight away!!!
Absolutely adore the photograph you took of your friends wrapped in the blanket! Very special moment for them! And wee Annabel and Max are just delightful. How lucky they are to have such a fab Aunty :-) Exquisite photos of you on the beach girlfriend - truly beautiful. xox

Marla said...

Those gifts!! I've never received anything like that before. Fabulous. Great pictures, you look wonderful.

Bohemian vanity said...

Wonderful gifts you got dear ! I love the couple picture it looks so cute ! And your outfit is adorable as always, such a pretty dress !!! It must be great to live at the seaside and watch the sunset there !!! XX Tani

Emalina said...

what gorgeous gifts you received, and you look so beautiful in your amazing dress, mermaid loveliness!

OP SHOP MAMA said...

Happy days!!! Good vibe post! x

Helga! said...

All is right with the world now I have talked to your gorgeous self!!! YEAH!
Squee, such wonderful treats for such a wonderful saucy bint!! That fuck off stamp is proving to be very popular...I suspect we'd all wear it out in about a month!
Tamera's Frida necklace is giving me the HORN!You look beautiful on the beach, you ARE beautiful!
Dolphin JOY! Apparently the males have huge dongs.
Love you more than sand and sea and frolicing fishies!XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

one denim bird said...

ha ha, I'm such a douchebag! I typed out the first comment and hit publish only to realise I wasnt logged on! So then logged on, went back and tried to re-write what I had previously written! I am so hi-tech challenged!!! te he he

Sue said...

I want to come to your shack and make castles in the sand down at the beach, I do!!! Love the Frida brooch. You got lots of parcels because you are parcel worthy ♥
PS: pretty sure you could re ink the stamp if you use it up, or I will just stock up on replacements for you.

Style Sud-Est said...

Sarah i was behind looking at your beautiful post
You live in a beautiful place i envy your shack days!
Delighted for you that you have been spoiled, you deserve it!

Annabelle is lovely! the whole family is pretty gorgeous the pic of the couple - oh my god! what a pic!

Grand what you did with Mélanie yellow skirt!

See you soon

Ariane xxx

Joni said...

You start out totally cracking me up with your bill stamping. I do that on the credit card applications that come here by the handfulls every week.
Then, you end with such a heartfelt landscape and almost a melancholy (I love that word so I mean it in a good way). There's a lot of powerful emotion in the photo of you standing near the waves. And look who came out to give you a show! Amazing! It's beauty responding to beauty...unless you've learned a new mating call....

Lynn Dylan said...

Sarah, I LOVE that photo of the couple! So sweet! You take marvelous photographs!! Would that happen to be one of your crocheted throws I spy? ;D

xoxo
Lynn

Melanie said...

Bwa-ha-ha! I need that STAMP!! Your packages of love are so awesome I cannot believe it. I wonder what kind of hosiery one wears when roller derbying. But mainly in this post I see you frolicking on the beach madame... Hmm. You so belong there with a gorgeous Frida around your neck no less. I can't imagine the magic it takes to see dolphins playing. You are gorgeous and magic too.

Miss Maple said...

You must be so happy to live in such a peaceful and idyllic place where dolphins play and you can watch the sunset. The Frida pendant is fabulous.

Truly Madly Beauty said...

How beautiful & idyllic those pics are! Yay for care package lovin! ;D You got some might pretties there huny & OH. MY. GOD...I NEED that stamp!!! Lol!

Aysh xoxo