Displaying posts from December, 2011

New Year’s Eve plans

Posted on Sat, 31 Dec 2011 by midcenturyjo

I want you all to come to my virtual New Year’s Eve party. I know it is late notice, my apologies, but I found the perfect venue while real estate stalking today and well one thing lead to another and I hatched this harebrained idea that if we all imagined hard enough and clicked our heels we could wish ourselves to this perfect party house. On a ridge in the hinterland behind Byron Bay in New South Wales lies an old Queenslander style house that is eccentric and magical, fun and historical, kooky and hands down the best house for an end of year bash. Look it even has disco balls ready to light up our night! Not quite to my taste (too many cherubs, Victorian velvet and lace bedspreads), I couldn’t live here but I could certainly party here! I am drawn in by its siren’s call. An entertainer’s paradise with age and character, loads of character, luxury and a little decay, a pool with a teepee, Moreton Bay fig trees to flirt under, verandahs to lounge on drink in hand and a rainforest stream for Sunday morning BBQ breakfast for those of us who haven’t indulged too much. For those of you who haven’t made it to bed yet there are vitamin B tablets and aspirin in the kitchen and heavy drapes in the bedrooms when you finally make it to sleep. We promise to keep the gramophone turned down low. Happy New Year!! (Link here while it lasts.)

Reading Guide part 1.4

Posted on Fri, 30 Dec 2011 by midcenturyjo

Finally the finish line is in sight! The last of our featured blogs for 2011. I have loved sharing all these wonderful sites. Almost 100… yes 100 (actually 98 but who’s quibbling 😉 blogs and tumblrs to explore and enjoy. Ok are we settled in? Are we ready for our last whip around the blogosphere? Let’s go!










Reading guide part 1.3

Posted on Thu, 29 Dec 2011 by midcenturyjo

I’ve developed an addiction to christmas cake. This is worrying. I can’t seem to boil the kettle without reaching for the cake tin. Help! And I never thought that I would ever say that if I see another piece of leftover ham I think I will become a pig. I don’t mean an over eater. I mean the animal. My new year’s resolutions will have to include lots of exercise. Time to sit back, boil that kettle and try not to reach for the cake. It’s blog time!











Reading guide part 1.2

Posted on Wed, 28 Dec 2011 by midcenturyjo

Wednesday already? At least I think it is. I have completely lost track of what day it is during this holiday break. One thing I do know is that there is something for everyone in today’s blogs. Enjoy!












Christmas reading guide part 1.1

Posted on Tue, 27 Dec 2011 by midcenturyjo

Ready for your next installment of blogs? I hope you are because I have so many more to share. Today has been a lazy day of visiting friends and cleaning up the last bits and pieces left over from too much fun on Christmas Day and Boxing Day. I have little gold stars everywhere! Last time I sprinkle my tables with them. It’s a bit like glitter… pretty but impossible to clean up properly. I’m sure I’ll be chuckling (or cursing) as I still find stars in strange places at Easter time. Enjoy today’s blogs!