Monday, 21 December 2009

Time Flies


It seems that time really has run away from me. It's been 2 weeks since I have posted and what a hectic time it's been.

In all of the craziness, I have hardly had a moment to think about Christmas. Harry and Brad can't believe how uninteresting our Christmas tree is this year!! They think that I have turned from being a Christmas obsessed maniac to a Christmas Grinch! Not so, I keep on telling them...just lots of other great things I am trying to work through...

As from this Wednesday I will be taking one month away from the blog. I need some time to recharge and refresh...however, I am very much looking forward to continue to share my experiences, inspirations, travels etc. with you all in 2010 here on ABT!!!


Image - John Dolan photographer

80 comments:

Lisar said...

Wishing you and your family a wodnerful and relaxing Christmas and New Year...certainly sounds like you need and deserve a break away from blogging....I am relieved to hear that you will be back...I just love your blog....and your shop which I managed to visit when I was in Qld in September....

Kimberlee said...

Have a fabulous and well deserved break Anna. I couldn't agree with you more in relation to the festive season this year, ridiculous!

Gorgeous image, you always find the beautiful ones.

Enjoy the new year and I'll see you in 2010 xxx

Sophie said...

It's cool. Have a great holiday !
Happy New Year!

Greet said...

I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!
Greet

Edwina said...

Anna, Enjoy your Xmas break, I'm sure it's well deserved. Look forward to being inspired in 2010. Edwina

vicki archer said...

Anna, Have a very happy Christmas and a really wonderful New Year, xv.

Porchlight Interiors said...

For some reason i have been the same also. Have a lovely and restful Christmas Anna. Hayley & Tracey

Vintage by LOU LOU said...

Recharging the batteries...sounds like a great idea to me :)
LouLou
xx

pve design said...

Happy One Month - full of time for you...and time to recharge!
pve

Jo said...

Gosh, we just look forward to your posts so much. From a wintry Scotland, wishing you a restorative and reinvigorating time over the holidays .... and then blaze back with your inspiration when you're ready. Rest assured, we'll be counting the days...30 to go? Love, Jo

Karena said...

Anna, it is almost here and am I ready, no. However I am working through the holidays and so am just trying to relax stay calm and enjoy the season, lease look at my new holiday greeting on my site. xoxo

Karena said...

Ps I always feel I am on vacation when I read your posts! Wonderful!

Tamerie Shriver said...

Merry Christmas Anna and a very Happy New Year! Enjoy your time away and I look forward to your return.

Hugs,
Tamerie

La Dolfina said...

I'm the same way this Christmas too!
I feel particularly bad because it's our last Christmas before our only child leaves for college. I did a very small amount of decorating...not the usual. I guess, it is what it is!
I'm definitely in the Christmas spirit though and have lots of love in my heart to share.
(Christmas did come fast this year, it's so much better when Thanksgiving is early)
I wish you a wonderful month's hiatus. Go forth and relax and regenerate.
I wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year as we move into a new decade!!
xo
Terri

Mahala said...

You will be missed...enjoy your time off. May it be restful and restorative.

LIBERTY POST EDITOR said...

Anna, You are the most wonderful Blogger on the internet. You make me happy and inspired...you make me want to be a better person...sounds so cliche, but it's 'absolutely' true and I want you to know how much you and your words and work mean to this Canadian...so far, far away from you. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year My Friend. Liberty Post xo

Parisienne Farmgirl said...

I'll be back in a month then - sometimes you just need a break! Happy New Year!

custardbydesign said...

like myself i'm tearing myself away to enjoy the holidays...

looking forward to checking back with you in 2010...

Faff Around said...

Enjoy your Holidays and "Refreshment" I look forward to your postings in the New Year.

pamela said...

So sad you will be taking a break as I look forward to reading the blog. That said, I understand you have lots of things going on in your life and the fact that you even have time to post at all is amazing.

Thanks for sharing beautiful things with all of us and have a good sabbatical.

Pamela in Portland, OR - USA

Rose Potter said...

Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Anna!

Black Zebra said...

Have a merry Christmas and a Great new year! See you in 2010!xx

Amy said...

Ditto everything you said!

Fiona said...

Enjoy your time off! You deserve it.

Deepali Kalia Filling Spaces said...

Have a nice time off lots of good wishes and we will be waiting to hear about your break!

bathmate said...

nice posting. very good work. thank you. :)

bathmate

christine said...

Love to see a picture of your tree. I bet it's still beautiful!

Eliene Vila Nova said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
i love your work
kisses

Pat said...

I'll miss your downunder posts but have a restful holiday/summer break. Happy Christmas to all.

Gunn White said...

Enjoy your Christmas holiday!
Thanks for the inspiration via your blog, and I do look forward to see and read more in 2010.

Renae said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! We'll see you when you get back. Enjoy your rest!
xx

Cyma said...

Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year, I look forward to visiting your lovely blog in 2010 :)

Exquisite Accessories said...

Enjoy your well deserved break from the blogging world Anna.
Thanks for all the Absolutly Beautifull Things you have shown us & see you in the new year!!

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Herself said...

Anna, the world will keep turning while you are resting and rejuvenating! Just have a lovely time!

Zuniga Interiors Design Studio said...

Anna-
We will miss you!

Wishing you a happy holiday!
xoxo-

Michelle

Nina said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! XO
Nina

HoneeBee Gifts said...

Enjoy your break and thank you for all your inspiration!

Sara Bradshaw said...

Thought I would share with you some photos of my little sister's wedding. Have a great Christmas x
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Gypsy Purple said...

Wishing you a very merry Christmas, with lots of blessings--Gypsy Purple--Chamara

Elaine said...

I absolutely adore the photograph - it really shows exactly what Christmas south of the equator is like!

Miss Eve said...

Hope you enjoying your Christmas time dear Anna, love and greetings from Norway...

amber said...

what an inspiring photo!

Heather said...

I was going to say take all the time you need, such a busy life....then read all the comments....people can't wait for your take on things Anna....congratulations!
Rest and restore...it is a busy stage of life!
Happy New Year!

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Rebecca said...

lovely and amusing picture, happy holidays!

bilan said...

hi, just want to say i love, love your blog and your beautiful work. have a lovely new year ad see you in 2010.

the NEO-traditionalist said...

Just wanted to stop in and say how much your posts are missed! Happy New Year---see you in 2010!
XX Kate

Ana Balbinot said...

Dear Anna,
I hope you have a wonderfull new year! With lots of joy,peace and harmony.
Xoxo
Ana

rustic rooster interiors said...

Me too! Thank goodness it's a new year ? a new start... Good luck in 2010! Love reading your BLOG!
xoxo,
Alexandra

Daphne OP said...

thank you for for sharing your wonderful world and amazing design inspirations. i love your friday flowers.

enjoy your break. looking forward to more stories in 2010.

daphne

The Eternal Intern said...

Anna, what a fabulous picture!! It is perfect imagery to a sentiment I believe we are all feeling - time is just flying by much too quickly! To think it's already 2010! I discovered your blog this evening and find it so visually appealing! A real beauty...absolutely beautiful things!
Happy New Year and courage with 2010!
Flora xoxo

In My Home said...

Happy New Year 2010

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Henley on the Horn said...

We will miss you!!!

red ticking said...

i am sooo proud of you... i was reading my vogue living the other day and THERE YOU WERE! that article was simply amazing...(i want to steal your entry mirror) not only are you talented, you are so humble which makes you even more wonderful... HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to you sweet anna.... many blessings to you in the new year... rest well... x pam

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Adriana said...

Hope your having a glorious break with the family during the beautiful Australian summer

Mariska Meijers said...

Dear Anna, I have been missing your regular inspirational postings. Hope you had some time to relax over Christmas and New Year's!

Mariska

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

I am so happy I found you! Beautiful blog. I love your style!
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Daniel & Liesel said...

happy new year!!
i hope things are settling down a bit but make for a great 2010!!

xoxoxo
anna



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IRENE said...

Hello, Anna,
I wish you a Healthy, Happy and prosperous 2010, full of inspiration and creativity.

Hilton said...

All of us need to take off the mask.......

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animal print gal said...

We all deserve a break Anna! You inspire me to start thinking on taking one...
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Dors said...

Amazing site. congratulations. All so interesting.

Love it.

Shelle said...

Hi, I just found you on a google search....gosh so many decorators in brissy. i just love this photo...and i saw a pick of Stuart Membrey down further....i worked for him in the 80's modelling. love your blog

Erin said...

Have a wonderful break, and I look forward to seeing you back up and posting soon! Happy new year!

raquel raney said...

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Rebecca said...

I miss your beautiful blog. Have a happy retreat!

Flor said...

its career time for me and i have to choices in my mind: 1) interior design 2) law
i think law will win out..however i always have loved what you do and i think i will end up doing something like this when im older
thanks for the inspiration

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Sandy C said...

Hope you had a wonderful holiday season and break! This photo is pretty funny!!

Neena said...

You may be surprised that you have a fan in Mexico. I follow your blog and love your store, I know you are on a break from blogging but I want to wish you all the best for the New Year and I want to share with you my first big decorating project. I think you'll like it.

Thank You for all the Ispiration.
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