It has been so lovely having Mum (Sue) around for a couple of weeks, over on holiday from Dubai. She has made lots of cups of tea, worked her way through my ironing pile, and has been a huge help with the morning rush of getting the kids off to kindergarten. Mostly though, I have just been enjoying having her around to chat to.
Although we have spent a lot of time doing mondocherry work, we have also been visiting some of Melbourne's fantastic shops and cafes. This morning we made a last minute decision to go to the one shop our men most detest....IKEA. It may not be listed in any tour guide as one of Melbourne's tops shops, but it is a useful one nevertheless. We were impressed to find these two new decorating books, "Love for Textiles" and "Beloved Homes", both full of beautiful images and inspiring interiors.
If you are anything like me, you will know how hard it is to walk through the IKEA 'market place' without adding a few bits and bobs to your trolley. This cute little green vase was just too sweet to walk past!