Thursday, November 08, 2007

Facebook Is Cool

I quit my job at the homewares store this week. I have been dancing on air, I am just so bloody happy to be out of there.
On the bright side, it has shown me that I am more than able to run my own small business. Lets just say if we weren't in a boom time in my city at the moment I don't think this place would have survived.
The owners know about my blog so I won't say anymore except KARMA. What you put forth you get back.
Luckily I still have my job with Villeroy & Boch and of course, there is always eBay.
My cousin sent me a picture she found on facebook recently. It is of us at a pool party circa the summer of '86 - '87. I was 13! I am the one in the photo who is not in the pool, my cousin is in the middle.

Villeroy now has the new ice cream range in store. I really want this tray to prop behind my hotplates. It's plastic so it will be a whiz to clean!

I have made a new cooking gadget discovery. For someone who hates cooking, I love this!

It is an oil mister. You can use the best quality of olive oil and get a light mist so you are using less saving dollars and calories. Also it is goodbye to those icky aerosol olive oils.
They are $20 to $30 most places but I got mine from Woolworths for $9.


  1. Good on you quiting your job and moving onto new and better things. With all your knowledge I am sure you could run your own small business really well. Arent you a sweetie in that photo!!

  2. Oh i wish i could quit my job Peta, your other job sounds lovely though! Cute photo of the pool party, ahhh those were days hey?
    Mel xxx
    (look at all this blogging you got me addicted to missy!)

  3. Thanks Alicia and Mel :) You have been quite busy with all your decorating Mel, lol!

  4. Yay! No more stress!


  5. Peta, No doubt you sure could run your own business. Sometimes we just have to take a chance.
    What a great idea - the Oil Mister is. i will have to look out for one of those.

  6. You sound happy! It's not nice to hate your job. Love your pool photo, good luck with it all Peta

  7. Glad that you made the decision to leave! You sound much happier now! Love the pool photo! What a cute little girl you were! That oil mister sounds great! But Woolworth's?? Do you all still have Woolworth's over there? I haven't seen a Woolworth's for years over here!

  8. Good on you Peta, I did the same thing 12 months ago, never looked back! I too, realized I was holding a shop together, it closed down 4 weeks later! Sometimes you just have to walk away, and I think you will do much better with your ebay, and your other job,witout the stress!

  9. Hi! I've just stumbled upon your blog, and I am so happy that I did! I love it, you have so many gorgeous things! Truly a girl after my own pink heart. lol Adding you to my blog roll right away so I won't forget to visit again soon!
    Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

  10. Hello Peta!

    I am passing the YOU MAKE ME SMILE AWARD so drop past my blog and pick it up.

    Siobhan xo

  11. Hey Peta, drop my blog...SUPRISE!

  12. Well, congratulations on the job quitting!

  13. I was at the V&B Counter in DJs the other day soooo eyeing that tray off its sooo darn cute!

  14. That my dear is one awesome tray!!! I can't seem to find anyone in the U.S. who cares any of the line. Later, Lori

  15. Peta, there is nothing worse than being in a job you hate. Good on you for being brave & leaving. You will be so much happier. I'll have to keep my eye out for one of those oil misters, I use an extraordinary amount of olive oil.
    Hugs, Coll :-}

  16. OH you were such a super sweet kid!!! You're so cute!

  17. If I had a kitchen corner that looked like yours I'd even enjoy cooking!! lovely post!!! & v v cute blog!