Friday, December 31, 2010

Ten things...

I have loved about 2010! These are not in any particular order nor are they meant to be deep and meaningful, just some things that have made me smile!


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Speaking of smiles, my new camera ( mine is a little more modern than the one pictured above!). A surprise pressie from my lovely hubbie. Although I am by no means a photographer, I love that I can take some half way decent shots and use them for my work and blog. I am actually interested in taking photos now and I love it - I hope to get better in 2011!


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“When everything was quiet. I went up to the corridor and the curtain of the living room was open just a crack….I could see outside. I watched, only for a few seconds.”
He had not seen the outside world for twenty-two months. There was no anger or reproach.
“How did it look?”
Max lifted his head, with great sorrow and great astonishment.
“There were stars,” he said. “They burned my eyes.”

I am not much of a reader (something I am working towards rectifying) but this book is amazing and I couldn't put it down. I highly recommend it. My favourite book for this year.


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My new kitchen. No! This isn't it!  It's not quite finished yet so I am saving this as a post for next year. I am so happy with it and can't wait to show you.


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Our trip to Melbourne. Just wonderful, I got to eat at the Press Club - chocolate fondant how I love you - and once again my hubbie surprised me with a gift for no reason - my awesome boots!


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Rocking out to the amazing George Benson at the Opera House. Sixty seven and he's still got it! I loved too that my son enjoyed it. You know what teenagers are like - difficult to engage at the best of times!


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The surprise picnic my husband organised for our wedding anniversary. Under the harbour bridge with my favourite bottle of bubbles - what more could a girl want? I am very spoiled!


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 Starting my blog! I never thought that anyone would read it - but they do! Not only do I have followers, TEN at the moment!, but I have made many friends from all over the world. It has been a fantastic experience and I can't wait to see what next year brings on the blogging front for me and all my internet friends too!


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That I got my husband front row, yes front row, tickets to see Neil Finn as a surprise for his birthday. I don't know what he thought but I was like a schoolgirl! We were so close I couldn't believe it!


I know that I have blogged about this before but it is my all time favourite song for 2010! I love it - cool band and cool clip too - enjoy!


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 Being able to be a part of some wonderful celebrations with family and friends. I hope to share many more in the New Year!

So there you have it, my last post for 2010. I hope you can look back on your year fondly as well.  I look forward to seeing you in 2011 - a new decade - how exciting!

May your new year celebrations be wonderful,
Stephie x


  1. Hi Stephie!
    I hope that there are countless things that make you happy and smile in 2011. Your New Year's Eve is already there, only less than 5 hours until 2011 ! I wish you all the best, lot's of love, health, happiness and inspirations !
    Talk to you in 2011! xo, Britta

  2. Hi Stephie,

    Thanks for your kind comment on my blog. I enjoyed it very much! I see you just started this year. It's fun isn't it?!

    So strange that it is hot in your part of the world. It's cold and snowy in Holland for some time now.

    I have been marvelling at your dolls. They look really great!

    I wish you and your husband a Happy New Year's Eve and a Wonderful 2011!

    Lieve groet, Madelief

  3. Stephie, a happy 2011 to you, with lots of joy, love, health and success. Hugs

  4. Great post StephieB! I have just discovered Lola's Rooms on Etsy her pics...sure there'll be some on my blog soon. It has been great meeting you (in cyber space), and I look forward to more from you in 2011. Happy New Year! x

  5. Hi Brit! The same to you and here's to a 2011 that is happy, healthy and inspired. Talk soon, Stephie x

  6. Madelief,

    It is so nice to hear from you. I am glad that you got my comment and, yes, I love blogging! I don't know why I didn't start sooner but I am here now and having fun. I just love that I have met such wonderful people also. I love to see what everyone is up to.

    It is 40 degrees here today so enjoy being cold. I would love to see some snow!

    Thankyou for your kind words about my dolls. Hopefully I will get organised and start to sell them online. Maybe I should make that a New Year's resolution?!

    I hope that your New Year Celebrations were fun and that we keep in touch,

    Stephie x

  7. Thanks Maria and here's to a wonderful new decade. Hugs from Sydney, Stephie x

  8. Hi Kerry,

    Thankyou! I am glad that you liked my post. Lola's Room is great isn't it? Such pretty, images with a hint of "girliness" I think. I look forward to your post about her.

    Can't wait to see what you get up to in 2011 either!

    Stephie x

  9. Hello Stephie!

    It was very nice to "meet you" and read your posts this year. I love your "lists" and hope to see more dolls of yours. I take this resolution of making dolls as well. Maybe we could do a swap of dolls from all over the world. Wouldn´t it be nice?

    Happy new year!
    From a rainny Rio de Janeiro.


  10. PS: I haven´t thought of 2011 as a new decade yet...

  11. Hi Mari,

    It's been nice to meet you too! Thankyou for your kind words, they have made my day! I hope that we will both get busy with dolls this year. I can't wait to see what you come up with. A swap sounds like a great idea - I would be in it for sure:)

    Happy new year to you from a rainy Sydney - it's cold and wet - only two days ago it was 40 degrees!

    Talk soon,
    Stephie x