Call me a scrounge but I bloody love council clean up.
We have them every three months and whilst the gold is few and far between in this here suburban oasis, there is a little joy to be found.
I’m a mega believer in the old adage ‘One mans trash is another piece of shit cluttering up my home’.
But old habits die hard.
I scored an amazing, massive ornate picture frame than I just gave a little love and a slick of paint to and now it graces my lounge wall with a photo I took of a bird in Singapore. People always comment on it when they walk in.
I once found an entire orange velour lounge suite in perfect nick that was my lounge suite for years until it finally died.
I’m actually pretty good at the art of the up-cycle…. the only cycling I truly dig.
I went for a
scavenge early morning run recently and on my way home I hit pay dirt. I love me a rocking chair and this little baby was in near perfect condition and had my name written all over it….. it just needed a little pimping.
I recently read a thread by some peeps saying how foul the term PIMPING is due to the fact that pimps sell sex and exploit women etc, and I just want to say no one was exploited in the pimping of this chair and if you’re offended by the term then, well, you know…..
Lighten up, homes.
Still searching for the perfect cushions…. maybe I’ll give you Chair Pimp Part 2 when I do.
I am launching my new book on the 28th November. The countdown is on!
Cook Once, Feed All is about making your life easier whilst preparing nutritious and quick food for your family. This book is a collection of family friendly recipes, all accompanied by stories from my life.
If you subscribe now to the Keeping Up With The Holsbys mailing list you will automatically receive my new mini-eBook ‘A Bit On The Side’ – A collection of fabulous summer salads and side dishes.
To pre-order your hardcopy of Cook Once, Feed All ($35) head to the Holsby Shop right now and you will be the first to receive the hard copy book after it launches on the 28th. You will also receive the Cook Once Feed All eBook (worth $15), plus the new eBook ‘A Bit on the Side’ (worth $5) as a bonus gift in your inbox today.
Three for the price of one, and you save $20.