it’s time to draw the name from the hat…
Posted in pia's photos, sydney December 27th, 2008 by piablog

It has been a beautiful few days here in Sydney, and French Boy has fallen head over heels for this part of the world. We have been spending our first week here just lazing about the water’s edge, gently sunning ourselves and dipping into the turquoise H20 to cool down every so often.

I know, it’s harsh isn’t it. I just hope you don’t hate me for this, especially those of you who are stuck in knee high snow at the moment. I snapped the photo above while in Avalon yesterday, after indulging in a rather scrumptious breakfast at The Starfish Cafe (French Boy had never before seen a breakfast menu with so many choices! And I forgot how wonderful it is to be able to ask for (and warmly receive) a loose leaf english breakfast tea with honey AND soy milk!)


But let’s get to it – who is the winner of the stunning Dinosaur Designs vase? (which, I must add, to describe as ‘stunning’ is an understatement. must I give it away?!).

Well, let’s see. I’ve put all the names in a jar and am dipping my hand into it now. My eyes are shut. Oh I so wish all of you to win! But there can only be one…

…and the winner is…

Devi! Congratulations you lucky gal!! please email me your address and i will pop your prize in the mail tout de suite.


Thank you everyone who commented and wished me a happy blog anniversary. I can’t tell you how much your beautiful comments touched my heart. So many of you went out on a limb and commented for the first time, and others that I know aren’t keen commenters did so. Thank you! You have all made my first year of blogging so very special, and I can’t wait to share more with you this coming year, I know we are going to have an absolute blast!

Enjoy the rest of the festive season mes chers amis, I have a few new favourite photos that I will be posting over the coming weeks, and then I will recommence normal posting when i return to amsterdam, rejuvenated and bursting with inspiration, in late january. I’ve only been away for a few days and already my mind is alight with new ideas. Oh it’s going to be a wondrous year ahead. Can you feel it too?


PS I’ve got colours!

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  1. Janmaree at Trinkets and Roses says

    Congrats to Devi – lucky devil indeed. “I’ve got Colours” – I like that too 😉

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  2. Esti says

    Oh, Pia, I missed your blog anniversary, sorry. I’m having so much work these days that i can hardly blog.
    Anyway, you always manage to uplift my spirit through wonderful pictures. If I close my eyes I can see a beach. it might be your beach at this very moment. I smile.
    I wish you a happy time!!

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  3. cindy k says

    congrats to devi and enjoy the rest of your time at home, pia.

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  4. Devi says

    Whoaaa!! *pinch myself* I can’t believe my eyes, as I read it in my reader. Thank you so much, Pia & Dinosaur Designs!
    To be frankly, I have mixed feeling about 2009, since many things will be changing for me. But I’ll try to stay positive 😉 Looking forward to your year! I’m wishing you a great start or as we say it in German “Einen guten Rutsch!”

    Hahaha… Janmaree! Greetings from a lucky little devil 😉

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  5. ingermaaike says

    Wow what an amazing vase! They are all very stunning, lucky Devi!

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  6. pia says

    congratulations Devi! you are a ‘lucky devi’, ha ha! It is such a beautiful piece, I’m very envious. There is lots of change in the air for lots of people at the moment – I think the best way to handle it is to embrace it – remember, change brings opportunity – a way of seeing things you never saw before. So chin up dear Devi, try to focus on the positive side of your mixed feelings. I will send lots of positive vibes along with the vase!


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  7. katiecrackernuts says

    Oh I am so pleased your fella is enjoying our glorious Chrissie weather. Hasn’t it been hot? I’ve been gardening this morning (Sunday). I had to stop when I’d consumed almost two litres of water and was starting to feel a little light-headed from the heat. The suncream had also got too warm to reapply. I was going to head to the beach myself but once I’d sponged all the mud and dirt from my limbs I needed a little lie down. 2009? Eek. Not sure. Am waiting to hear whether the job losses gun is pointed in my direction. Well could be. One door closes, another opens hey? It’s good in theory but scary when there are so many people relying on that income. I love a new start, I love change and I love a challenge so I am feeling positive, if not a little apprehensive, about 2009. I can’t wait to hear more about all those ideas swimming about in your head.

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