the new year has arrived…
Posted in nature, pia's photos, sydney January 4th, 2010 by pia


Bonjour mes amis, how are you? Well and full of energy to start the new year I hope. My two week computer hiatus has come to an end. It was really great to take the break. While I was not blogging or checking emails I was reading, napping, eating, and enjoying some quiet time with my parents and french boy. I am settling in nicely to Sydney life. But this time, for the first time, I feel foreign in my own home town. It’s a strange feeling, but also rather exciting – I see the area with fresh eyes, and yet every space is filled with memories.


French Boy and I have been having two breakfasts a day – a light one before we take a long walk on the beach and then one after that which is a little more extravagant – white peaches, mango and banana with french toast, or avocado and eggs on thick buttery toast, and so on. This is the city for breakfast, there is no doubt about that.

I will be back again soon as there have been a couple of lovely surprises that I want to share with you. Until then, welcome to 2010! May it be a year filled with love and happiness for all of us…


PS how gorgeous is the little guy in the first photo? He lives in this tree and comes out at dusk, climbs up to the tallest branch and gazes out at his surroundings. I’ve grown attached and love to watch him while he wanders around his home. It’s possum magic.

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  1. ibabe says

    Those days with french boy and family in Sydney look so relaxing and filled with new energies…It is great you feel so full.
    I also love that first photo. Lovely guy. And love the idea of two breakfasts!

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  2. Freshly Found says

    It’s good to be back! Looking forward to what it is you are about to reveal! All the best for a successful and satisfying 2010!

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  3. Kate says

    Wow sounds wonderful. I did not know boys ate things other than sausages for breakfast. (maybe thats Irish boy for you?)
    Looking forward to watching you grow with all your exciting new projects this year. Best wishes and well done, you deserve it!

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  4. Melissa says

    Welcome back, Pia!

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  5. alexia says

    Happy New Year Pia !!
    So nice to hear from you walking on the beach while it’s freeeezing in Paris !!!

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  6. sammy says

    welcome back pia & happy new year … sounds like you are enjoying Sydney. It’s freezing here in Devon but so sunny with beautiful pale blue clear skies.

    glad you enjoyed your break,

    sammy & glenn

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  7. Cassandra says

    So nice to have you back!

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  8. MΓ³nica says

    Hi! Sounds delicious! It’s good to read your words again.

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  9. Meb says

    YAY two breakfasts (my favorite meal ever)! YAY you in Sydney and Sydney making you feel good! YAY you’re ”back” to enhance our everyday! πŸ™‚
    This year’s gonna be GOOD.

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  10. Tara Bradford says

    Sounds like you’re having a fabulous time…two breakfasts per day! Really sounds scrumptious. So glad your year is off to a good start. xo

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  11. Jen says

    I’ve just returned to London after two weeks of eating breakfast all day in Sydney. The trip home was so refreshing – summertime, warm breezes, strong sunlight and crisp shadows, fresh fruit with yoghurt and honey, getting a tan on your feet wearing thongs all day, that strong aussie accent.. I really look forward to your posts and all your new year news. As expressed above, I think 2010 is going to be a fantastic year..

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  12. erin says

    lovely. two breakfasts sounds just right.

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  13. Melissa says

    Welcome home Pia! And congratulations on your profile in “Dumbo Feather …Pass It On”. I took in every word over my own lazy breakfast on New Year’s Day & it was a wonderful read – I felt I’d enjoyed a long and inspiring conversation with you. I really admire your philosophy in relation to your professional and personal life. ‘Happy New Year’ – hope it’s a wonderful one for yourself & all of your lovely readers whose comments I enjoy. Carpe Diem! xx

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  14. katiecrackernuts says

    Oooh, you know how I love wee surprises.

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  15. emily says

    Happy New Year! I am glad you enjoyed your time away. It sounded lovely, especially the breakfasts.

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  16. Claire says

    Welcome “Home” Pia! We’ve missed you! Glad you’re enjoying being home. There’s nothing better than re-acquainting oneself with the wonders of memory and the past.

    Take care till we ‘read’ again! πŸ™‚

    Claire (Canberra)

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  17. sari says

    dear pia,
    hppy 2010, wlcm back. i’m glad that u enjoy ur break. u can be my patron in frame of work because, i’m food stylist & writer like urself…

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  18. Hedy says

    Happy New Year Pia! Out of the snow into the sun.Do you think this possum has to eat all those australian delights every year as well not to become invisible again? (‘Possum Magic’ by Mem Fox)

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  19. cricket says

    Happy new year Pia!!
    Oah yes it is sooooooo good to disconnect as a way of embracing the new year/new decade isn’t it!? Enjoy!
    It is going to be a fabulous one, I can feel it!!

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  20. christel says

    bienvenue back en australie πŸ™‚ i feel the same when i go back to france, a stranger in my home(natal)town and a stranger in my living town. in a nice way though!

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  21. Maria says

    Happy New Year Pia!
    I was waiting for such a long time for this post! May 2010 bring all the happiness for you and your people that you love the most and of course lot of success for all the art projects you are preparing! Cant wait to see more of waht are you up to πŸ™‚
    Bon journΓ© en Australie! et a bientot!

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  22. vanessa joie says

    Has it only been two weeks? It feels like longer. πŸ˜€ Happy New Year! Can’t wait to hear your news.

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  23. pygmy says

    Happy New Year! 2 breakfasts sounds wonderful, as does long walks on the beach!

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  24. Clare Lancaster says

    Hi Pia,

    Was browsing in the newsagent today when I saw that you were featured in Dumbo Feather – I said to my husband “this is the woman I told you about ages ago who is a stylist and lives in a houseboat in Amsterdam!”

    Loved your piece – love your peace.

    Cheers, Clare.

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  25. Christina Diaz says

    Those breakfast sound delicious and I love how the possum is enjoying his tree!

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  26. Maria says

    Hallo Pia, where are you?:-)
    You are all lokking forward to see more pics from Sydney πŸ˜‰
    A bientot!

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  27. Maria says

    I meaned: looking forward! πŸ™‚

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