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Wednesday, 15 May 2013


My younger daughter R was married yesterday morning. It was a very small ceremony with 5 guests in the registry office in Wollongong.

Afterwards we had lunch for 10 at Litani's, a local Lebanese restaurant. We decorated simply with a few balloons....

...and a carrot cake which I made with a pair of felt mice for toppers.

 I will give the recipe for the cake and the link for the mice pattern in my next post.

Daughter R had  beautiful engagement and wedding rings designed and made by a family member  Penny at Meakins Jewellery.

The groom also had his ring designed and made by Penny.

The wedding and celebration were just as they wanted them - low key and very simple.The groom made a special effort and wore closed shoes. It was a very special day.

Interesting sites

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 To build this house in Japan 2 trees that had stood for many years needed to be removed. They were used as part of the house interior.  Click here to read more.

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Here are some great octopus cakes. Click here if you would like to see them. I came across these at Gleeful .


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I have terrible trouble with clutter. I am wading through it and getting rid of lots of it as I get my house ready to sell. I thought this was an interesting article by someone with a similar problem. Click here to read it. 


  1. Your daughter's wedding sounds just perfect to me. There's so much hoo-haa involved in weddings these days, not to mention the expense.

    And carrot cake - yummy!