We had an amazing day yesterday snorkeling on the outer reef. The weather was superb and the visibility was so good. We even found clown fish which made the kids' day. Apparently you don't normally see them snorkeling- mainly scuba diving. We also swam over some reef sharks. I was very brave :)
We are now staying in Cairns to catch up with some friends who live in the hinterland. The hotel is amazing: gorgeous old thing with a divine atrium. I'm currently blogging on my iPhone sipping coffee. We've all woken up with slight head colds so taking it easy this morning. The pool is amazing so the kids will be happy.
I am now looking forward to picking up a paint brush again. It's good to have a break and get inspired again. I have a gorgeous lady who occasionally brings me lovely pieces of furniture. Free delivery and a good price for lovely pieces so she's a good person to know :)
I love it when she brings me especially beautiful pieces. This one is a beauty - a long solid console. Solid timber and a lovely shape - the back is the same pretty shape as front so I've painted it also in case someone wants to use as a sofa table. The top has been stripped, sanded smooth and finished in antique wax and the base is a lovely duck egg chalk paint, waxed and very gently distressed. I love it.
It is sold pending pickup but let me know if you wish to be next in line.
180w x 48d x 80h cm
I have some lovely pieces to work on when I get home. We are all looking forward to getting home and seeing our dog Charlie.