We are so organised – oh yes. I have just labeled a bunch of folders with the different room names in the new house. In each folder we can put magazine clippings, paint brochures, sketches and whatever else needed to keep our heads focused as the task of redecorating almost an entire house is a little daunting to say the least.

So now that all the hard work is done, we can take a break!

Look who has turned up in the Southern Hemisphere – sweet little Buttercup…

She’s had to shed her lined coat so that she can laze in the afternoon heat. Thank you Hilary – she is so beautifully made with an incredible amount of loving detail. I hope Pippy finds her way to you soon. Check out Hilary’s Easter Rabbit auctions. I have my eye on two of them, but with upcoming house expenses, my softie budget has all but dried up.

And finally here are today’s five from my daily reads list. Today’s list is titled “friends – part one”:

Lliam: fresh from his stalking role in Neighbours, Lliam has updated his journal and although there are no warts ‘n’ all behind the scenes tales of the famous stars of Ramsey Street, his blog is still well and truly entertaining, packed full of good links but is not updated nearly often enough… actually, speaking of his good links, I am going to go and pillage his blog now for some links to post to Drawn!.

Nicloe: Nicole is one of the good friends I made while working at Wishlist. We often catch up over sushi or episodes of Survivor but not nearly enough. She sees the most bands and most movies out of everyone I know put together and currently she is posting a bunch of gig photos to her blog – currently – well – ahem.

Funkwit: Paul’s really not as angry as he seems in his blog. Really! He’s a little kitty-cat who eats sushi and is ga-ga over his little girls. We are seeing him and his posse tomorrow so I hope he isn’t really mad at me for calling him a kitty-cat. Often I will read his blog, and think “oh no, have I ever said ‘touch wood!’ before while tapping myself on the head around Paul?” and I am sure I have pronounced Target “tarzhay” or even worse, “The House of Tarzhay” in my past and most probably around Paul while working at Wishlist, or since. Ah, you see, a friendship with Paul – while good – is like walking on egg-shells.

52 Fragments: Another old Wishlist friend, she often appears before me at the Camberwell Flea Market (usually somewhere near the Button Lady who sells hundreds of splendid and expensive buttons) with a “Hello! I thought it was you!”. Fragments is a lovely way to catch up with her when we haven’t bumped into each other in a while. She is a hugely creative, beautiful person.

Beeep: Bronwyn is an old internet friend from the early days of blog-mania and meeting up with strangers from the Net. I hope that I will be seeing much more of Bron after we move house. She is a ray of sunshine.

Friends-part 2 will be up soon.