• falling in love

    15 April 2006

    they say it takes time to fall in love with a person. apparently you need time to get to know a person, time to…

  • homemade rocky road

    26 June 2005
    My Homemade Rocky Road

    yes. i made my first batch of rocky road last night. after using 4 packets of cooking dark and milk chocolate … this is…

  • crowd habits

    10 February 2005

    things about crowds that annoy me.

    1. some people walk real slow! at peak hour time.
    2. some people stop to have conversations mid-traffic. and…

  • Ode to Brolly

    2 February 2005

    You are truly gone…
    Like the wind…
    Who probably took you away from me.

    I searched High and Low
    I searched the Stations
    I called HeadQuarters
    I ransacked the Office

  • summer.

    30 November 2004


    not dealing well with the heat at all. was 42° yesterday. went home (1½ hour’s ride each way) in a train with NO air…

  • element-stumped.

    29 November 2004

    haven’t been well by a long shot. been so weak, busy and generally weather-stumped. freezing in office today because it’s hot outside. why can’t…

  • M&M Psychedelia

    15 September 2004
    M&M advertisement

    I have to dedicate a whole post to our new favourite ad on TV. Andrew and I love the updated feel to the M&Ms…

The Woman behind the Blog

Welcome to my blog! It’s such a pleasure having you here.

What are you inspired by? I am inspired by beautiful and bright interiors, fabric, furniture, pinks, yellows, greens, chairs, china, trees, chocolate, peonies, hydrangeas, cherry blossoms, roses and rhubarb with cream.

Friends and family call me drey (pronounced 'dree'... short for Audrey) and I can often be found zipping through op-shops and vintage stores in the Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia.

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Write me at paperbean(AT)gmail(DOT)com