Nouveau Traditionalis

(noun) "new traditions"
a wanky phrase I made up to name the type of interior design I love.
what I want to create for myself and my family as we make a fresh start in life
the inspiration I want to give my daughters to embrace change and create a life they love

Friday, March 25, 2011

Weekend plans?

This is where we will be:


Somewhere among the masses:


What will we see?

Maybe some hard tackles?


Some man-love?


Some speckies?


Miss I won tickets and decided to take two of her friends. Three 6yo girls screaming at the football – it could be a long night :)

I hope they have a blast. They come from a town, population 600 (well, that is what the sign from 1987 says ;)

So, a trip to the big smoke is a big deal.

Wish me luck!

Romana xx

(Oh, I guess, “Go Crows!!!”)

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Random updates…

Thanks for the lovely comments lately :) Here is what has been keeping me busy:

Hubs didn’t end up buying an armchair.

He choose to wait until I visited him last week and we had planned to choose a new sofa together.

I found a mid-century mod sofa for sale in my little town and bought that instead.

Now just need to move it to Sydney along with our other furniture, lol.

Hubs DID get to buy a hulking new TV. I reined in his enthusiasm just a little though. You know guys and their TV’s ;)

My camera is broken and I can’t get it to take pics of the little craft project I wanted to share. Bummer. Trying to remedy that asap.

It is raining cats and dogs (and more cats) here atm – started with a thunder storm around 1am and has not really let up. Very glad my mum caught up all my washing while she stayed here last week with the girls while I went to Sydney to get some jobs done with hubs.

Miss I won tickets to see the Crows (AFL Football) this weekend. Unplanned trip to Adelaide coming up! I am taking her and 2 of her 6yo friends. Will be interesting ;)

A pretty pic to finish on:


via Made By Girl

I am so going for some folk-inspired cushions on my new sofa :)

Romana xx

Sunday, March 13, 2011


gets in the way of enjoying yourself at times…

or maybe I just need to alter my perception???


The last week has been unsettling…

Hubs has been and gone again…

the girls are trying to cope with unpacking, re-packing, leaving things behind….

I am frustrated by having to do all this again so soon after moving twice in the last 6 months…

I am sad to hear a fav blogger is stopping blogging… (maybe she will come back)

Such is life at times I guess.

I am just ready to get there and get settled ;)


Romana xx

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Be afraid–be very afraid…

Hubs is on the hunt for an armchair


By himself


In Sydney (i.e. me 2000km away)


Me pooping my pants thinking what he may buy.

Before you jump down my throat with  “Give him a chance… a little trust…” please note that this is this sort of thing that he liked to point out to me in our shopping excursions:



Oh yes.

Be very afraid.

Romana xx