Tuesday, August 31, 2010

alot of bother

It seems as if its hard to come up with a name for myself. So on my business cards Im just going to have these minute lil black and white umbrellas floating and my name

Allison Miles


with my phone number on it. Everything I think is clever is GONE. I have sat here googled all I could think of.

Tis the first day of spring. Must say it has not stopped raining either. Good for all the dams, gardens, farmers good for everyone really. I am yet to make jams etc today. Will do that all tomorrow morning. I need to buy some new music. I am soooo out of the loop with it all.

welpers best be off

Monday, August 30, 2010

more cards


Had a great weekend. Went to gordon ramsays maze.. delicious food. The beetroot and goats curd was a fav. I loved the desserts too of course. All seven courses, shared.

So these past few days I have spent making cards, heaps and heaps of them. Bursting with colour. I bought some great ribbons. to match my tags. I came up with what I want on my business cards, lil black and white umbrellas.. cute but time consuming. My hand is sore now.

Am going to make rhubarb jam and more lemon curd in the days ahead.

got a letter from a friend today too. Always good.

take care out there


Wednesday, August 25, 2010

gift cards

As you can see by the change in my header picture I have been making gift cards. I have spent a "little" bit of money and effort. Most of them are from pictures I have`drawn and I have also been using some beautiful ribbon. I am needing some business cards, I am yet to have done, perhaps a photo of my paintings.

Its super cold today, I went out dressed in my jumper shirt and thermal and it was so icy. Im glad the bus stop is right out front. I received a letter from one of my penpals, I shall write back. Speaking of that, I have managed to lose my fav. calligraphy pen,grrrrr so mad with myself.

I went to have soup in a cup... it tasted like eating a bleedin stock cube with peas and a lil carrot. Bleh. Having some veggie burgers with salad for dinner. I am going to make lemon curd tonight most likely.

Well back to the drawing board.


Monday, August 23, 2010


I went to see the movie SALT it was loads of action from the word go. Thought it was quite good. A book came from a friend called Aspirations, I am only three pages into it though. I have been looking for outer guidance though and that might be just the ticket. Maybe its time to have a reading done.

I am sipping my raspberry leaf tea, listening to some music, the suprise i bought for mum has yet to arrive. Should be here in the mail tomorrow, well here is hoping. I am making more lemon curd too.. to give out of course. Currently trying to come up with a name for my business cards... i wanted a lil birdie told me or a bird in the hand bt both those titles are GONNNNNNEEEEEE. So my mission tonight is to peruse the dictionary and find a winning word.

I will be off now..

Thursday, August 19, 2010


in amongst the clutter of my head there is a silence.

I went and voted today. Done my bit. There was a polling booth opened all week here. I promtly handed back the coloured photocopy how to vote papers back to the old guy on the street. I hope the recycle them. A waste of paper. They should not have them glossy, rather on recycled paper. That will never happen!

I went shopping @ etsy. Got a few nice earrings, should be here by monday. I hope. I spent a bit this week already. I gots to save i tells myself. I am here sipping raspberry leaf green tea, thinking bout things.

Im going to try and make some cards today, later. Its cold out and it's the perfect weather for making and baking things. I guess I shall get a move on.

ciao for now

Sunday, August 15, 2010

to the city and back

Arrived in the city at a spritely 10:30am, the train was PACKED, lots of youngens heading to uni open days plus footballer supporters etc. Went to the lidnt cafe had two macaroons and a coffee. Delicious. I had a slated caramel, strawberry one. Then called in at the bookstore. Needless to say I restrained myself to one book.
Moved on to the tea store. didn't open to noon! So we went to meet up with besty.

Had fun waiting for the trams, as usual we missed one and that means a 10-15 minute wait in freezing cold weather and a jacket that is summer weight! brrrr! Thats the only coat I own though..... I vow to get one when sales happen, which it being spring in about two weeks there will be a more than likley bargain to be had.

Went to the woolshed for lunch. Its a beautiufl bar/dining area... super spacious.. and a lovely setting. Think I like the bar area the best with a nice roaring fire. The food was ok. The best was the pork belly in coriander and chilli. Lovely. I ordered the garlic prawns. Pretty poor, no rice, no cream nothing. They were rather bland. Louise barely ate anything, she was quite sad for some reason or another. Besty probably chose the best meal though out of all of us.

So said goodbye to lou and allen went back into the city. Feeling absolutely yuck.. my stomach was churnning and i felt ill. Im not sure what it was. ANyhow, headed for the tea shop. Of course purchased what was on the last. Bar the orange black (it must be that darn popular) and apple berry. They are not going to make any more hurro purro (raspberry green leaf) so i better use it sparingly me thinks. Also called into big w and found another book there at about 8 smackers cheaper than the book store. So i have some reading to do.

Anyhow... after that...went down the road across from the qv center is this very unassuming cafe called INternational cakes.. I had macadamia baklava, so delish
Welpers, after that, the train was packed with some people standing. Th only had 4 carriages on... silly billies. This couple sitting opposite mum and I took up sooo much space... i was gettting a lil annoyed to say the least. Put my eyes on my book and listened to my music and made it home.

Got home, had a headache. Went to bed.

Woke up this morning around 8ish. Not bad. Headache gone thank goodness. I cleaned out the top and bottom of my wardrobe. Found some books that I am going to donate to the library or opshop. Thinking I should start borrowing from the library. Ive cleared out all my archers bar 2. I know he has a newy out but I think I will leave it for now.

So today I have not gone anywhere nor done very much. I shall look for the perfect frame for my jewellery tree tomorrow. I saw myself yesterday and know now that I better take control of a few things in my life. Such as eating healthier perhaps swim again and learn something new. Right now I feel im a little lost and need a mentor of sorts... anyone?

well thats todays rant


Thursday, August 12, 2010

gone again

A whole week has gone by just about. I have not made the lemon curd. I didn't feel like making anything today. I have been drawing owls again. So I can create tags. I bought some stunning ribbons yesterday. I just have to order some bags for them to go into.

I have cooked most nights. Its nice for mum to come home to a cooked meal and not have to worry. I wrote some letters for the first time in ages, put pen to paper.

So what does the weekend bring? Not too much! Eat pray love doesnt come out here til october! GRRRR. I am making lemon curd and then meeting up with besty and another friend for lunch on sunday in the city.

Welpers better go

ciao for now

Monday, August 9, 2010

A baking kind of day

It is absolutely freezing outside. Possibly about 10 maybe 12. My mad man father is out there gardening. I wonder if he will freeze his fingers off! We went out for morning tea at our fav cafe, had the amazing fruit bread again. Its a fav of mine. So is indulging in a latte. We have no instant coffee in the house at the moment, so we have to use the burko thinggy and the ground up stuff we bought at the market a few weeks ago.

On the menu today.. vanilla raspberry cupcakes, with cream cheese icing and a berry coolie. Sounds yum? I am yet to make it all. Im using the recipe that i used a few weeks back where the cupcakes (were so light like a cloud.) and popping berries. Im hoping they wont make the mixture soggy.

I got a letter! YAY! Will reply tomorrow. I have cards to make with the drawings i've done. Im keeping myself a lil busy. Though I admit today ive slacked off a bit and am annoyed that i cant find the masterchef magazine with the lemon tart recipe. I am going to make lemon curd tomorrow too. Maybe a lemon tart.... when given something i try to use that. I am going to make lemon chutney too.. will be nice on fish etc. and the curd along with the rhubarb jam made will go well with some scones.

Welpers. That's about it for the moment. Write more later alligator.


Sunday, August 8, 2010


Its just gone 5:30am and I do not want to go back to sleep. I had a weird ass dream. These men were sewing their beards with sewing machines. I woke up before they cut my hair; All i know is that their beards were right to the ground.

Anyhow. I had a good weekend. Friday I mainly just went out briefly got some card stock.. but when I got home it is very very flimsy and I cant make cards out it, so I have to go to the scrapbooking store today. So what I did do is draw the owls onto the cards. Ive done about 12ish sheets so far. I made risotto for dinner.

Saturday rocks around and went down the road for a coffee but no cafe that we like was open so ended up buying some groceries for cooking with and came home. Had a tea and some cookies here instead. I then got cooking and made rhubarb and vanilla jam.. it is absolutely delish. Made egg and bacon pie for dinner with veg......then I did some drawing read some of my book,played some scrabble and watched some tv.

So sunday... well I basically did little other than house stuff. It was a stunning day so i sat at outside in the sun for about an hour or so. Dog jumped on my lap sitting like princess on a throne. Scootie will be 12 this year. AMAZING. We love her, yes she is a funny one.. she has taken to put her head on the pillow now too. He he. I swear she takes up 3/4 of the bed!

Welpers I guess its time for me to have a cup of tea at least its very very cold. Ive just put the heater on too. So breakfast is calling as my stomach is a rumbling.


Tuesday, August 3, 2010

squandering time

I have done little today. Feeling a bit sorry for myself perhaps? Indeed. I guess we all have these days. I find myself reading and playing this highly addictive game on fb. No its not farmville either! Its called fluffy friends its really cute, you can make really great habitats and art with it.

Monday, August 2, 2010


The weekend slid away as fast as it arrived. I seem to have spent it reading, watching dvds and for a change mum did the cooking. I went out to mid valley got a few things. Today it's tuesday, yesterday I cooked this rustic type italian dish with sausages pumpkin and onion. Roasted in the oven for an hour with some thyme and rosemary.. Delicious.

I made honey and banana cupcakes yesterday too. I had two if them, with plain black tea, they were rather on the sweet side of things. I gave the rest of them away. I think i put a lil much honey in them. So today,once again we have to have sausages due to them going off in the next few days. So I found a recipe at taste.com.au , im making a casserole.

Went to warragul, did a lil shopping, found a few items too. I found this stunning red jacket that i really liked. I would love to own but at their prices i cant afford it.I guess I just have to stick with what i have got and add a few black pieces and colourful accessories. Not that I have really been going anywhere. I have kept to myself for far too long. Its about time I broke the silence me thinks.

I have a menu planned for the week. We have all the groceries i need to make each dish. Anyhow... I got's to go write more soonish