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FÉTE WINTER 2013 $14.95 INC GST

WINTER 2013 / EVERY DAY'S A PART Y


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JA N E CA M ERON & A N NA BELLE K ERSLA K E

JA N E CA M ERON

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ANNABELLE KERSLAKE

SUNDAY LUNCH/NO. 02

TAKE TWO

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AT HOME WITH

THE MASON FAMILY

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RHONDA, RICK AND THEIR SONS, ANGUS, PETE AND JAMIE, WELCOME US IN TO THEIR SUNNY SYDNEY HOME FOR AN INSIGHT IN TO THEIR BUSY LIVES


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tell us about your family… Rick and I have been married for almost nine years. He’s my best friend through and through. We come from very different backgrounds, yet within a week of dating, both of us knew that we would end up together. In the last five and a half years, we’ve had four little boys together and I’m due to give birth to our fifth. Cameron was our firstborn – tragically, we lost him at 41 weeks and we have been missing him ever since. He’ll always be a part of our family, even though he is no longer here. Angus, our second, is four and a half and will hopefully be starting school next year. Then there’s Pete, who’s just turned three, and Jamie, who’s just turned two.

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what happens in your household on a typical weekend? As a ministry family, our typical weekend is probably quite different to most other families’. Saturday mornings are generally spent at home – I usually keep an eye on the boys while they play and chase each other around the house and Rick will do some work in his office. By late morning, we’re usually up at the church re-arranging furniture and making sure the hall is all set up and ready for the Sunday services.

I tend to stay on the sidelines, snapping photos on my iPhone and making afternoon tea for everyone. From there on, it’s dinner and bedtime for the boys. Rick then spends the rest of the evening working while I enjoy some downtime by myself – sometimes in front of the television and sometimes in front of the computer. We’ll have a cup of tea together at about ten o’clock to debrief and talk about the next day.

On Sunday mornings, Rick is out of the We then take the boys up to the local house soon after seven as his first church shops where we treat them to chocolate service is at eight o’clock. I then spend milk and sultana buns for lunch and then the next couple of hours getting the it’s back home for their nap time. Once boys changed, dressed, fed and ready for they’re down, Rick keeps working and church at ten. In the afternoons, Rick’s It’s been a bit of a whirlwind having I either have a lie down myself or work parents (‘Pa and Nan’) come over to the boys so close together, but I cannot on one of my projects. When the boys are spend time with the boys and usually express how much joy it brings me to see all up again in the afternoon, we usually stay 'til the boys’ bedtime, which is them with each other. Perhaps because enjoy a bit of family time in our backyard really lovely for all of us. they’re so close in age, but they get on – the boys love riding on their cars and After a long and busy weekend, Sunday superbly and play extremely well together. scooters and sometimes they might evening is the point when Rick and I Naturally, there is the usual bickering venture over to the bush with Rick for get to connect and spend time together. but they truly are great little mates. a bit of exploring. We always look forward to it with great Our fifth is also a boy (we’ve named him anticipation as it’s usually our first Edward), and we are all looking forward chance to actually relax together. to meeting him with much excitement. Angus, in particular, is literally counting down the days.

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1. The family room, full of toys and games for the three busy boys.

1. Rhonda, seven months pregnant with the couple's fifth child. 2. L ittle fingers play on the retro telephone.

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OUTDOOR GATHERING

Whether it’s on your own piece of paradise or you head out to your favourite camp spot, gather friends together and enjoy the great outdoors for some back-to-basics entertainment.

A CAMPFIRE LUNCH We are lucky enough to live in the beautiful Adelaide Hills bounded by trees and wildlife, our house nestled on the banks of the Onkaparinga River. With such an abundance of beauty it's sometimes easy to forget how special it is and it's not until we're reminded by visitors we take the time to appreciate our everyday surroundings. One of the perks of living in such a tranquil part of the world is that my husband, Naish, and I rarely feel the need to go on holidays. We'd rather invite friends up on the weekends to kick back and relax. With no shortage of firewood, fish in the river and native fauna and flora at our doorstep, a toasty campfire lunch is the perfect way to enjoy the company of good friends and enjoy our home through their admiring eyes.

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menu/crisps/ sweetcorn on the cob/mushroom soup/bread rolls/s'mores/ cider & beer/ The aim of the day was to serve a hearty meal without too much fuss. Coal-cooked corn, homemade soup with crusty bread, chips and dips were all on the menu. Handy crates were stacked with the basics and handed to guests to carry to the site. When emptied of their supplies, they doubled as seating arranged around the campfire with folded blankets for cushions. Keep things simple to avoid the great lug – no one wants to contend with a back-breaking load. Hand held soup bowls do away with the need for spoons, pre-buttered and foil-wrapped corn can be nestled in the coals then unfurled and enjoyed without a fork in sight and single serve bread means there's no need to cut slices.

A little campfire is all you need, enough to hold a hotplate for toasting bread and warming the soup. Send the kids out to collect kindling and don't forget to bring firelighters to kick start proceedings incase the wood is a little wet. Choose a spot where there is lots to see and do – perhaps a chance to fish or a place for the kids to explore. Those lazybones left behind can simply enjoy the country air and good conversation while keeping the fire stoked for the return of the adventurers.

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AT HOME WITH

JESSIE & RUSSELL JAMES

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T E A L I LY P HO T O GR A P H Y

JESSIE JAMES, DESIGNER AND OWNER O F S U P P LY PA P E R C O., TO G E T H E R W I T H HER HUSBAND, RUSSELL, INVITE US IN TO THEIR HOME TO MARVEL AT THEIR REL AXED, SERENE APPROACH TO LIFE


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PLAYLIST/ MUMFORD AND SONS/ VAMPIRE WEEKEND/ LIKE A VERSION/ TRIPLE J/ ALEXI MURDOCH/ THE BLACK KEYS/ PHOENIX/ BON IVER/ KINGS OF LEON/

tell us a little about Supply Paper Co. Supply Paper Co. is a maker of paper goods, designer of hand lettering and online atelier. Our humble offerings are a homage to craftsmanship – everyday things that are simple, considered and made by hand. Along with our paper goods and staple supplies, pop-up collections arrive in our online shop every so often in limited quantities, available for a short time only. Our pop-up collections are things made with unmistakable care, based around the places and stories we’ve come across in our travels, and may be one-off, limited edition or handcrafted in small production.

J E S S I E A N D RU S S E L L JA M E S

what is your best advice for keeping a good life balance? This one is hard, and I'm probably not the best one to answer this question! Supply Paper Co. is so much a part of me, I am working on something almost all the time, whether it is in the studio, with a pencil in hand and one of my many notebooks or just thinking through ideas in my head. I think the best advice I could give would be to keep work and home spaces separate as much as possible. If you have room for a studio or an office, only work in that space and not in your home.

Every design, every piece of paper, every package from Supply Paper Co. goes through my hands. That in itself means a lot to me. I have always had an innate need to make and create things, write stories and draw pictures. Ever since I can remember my spare moments have been filled with making things, almost always with paper. It is important to me to create something of worth. Things that will be kept and treasured, made with thought and quality workmanship.

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1. Jessie pours a cup of rosehip and lavender tea that she made with fresh lavender bought from her local farmers' market. 2. Shep enjoying the company, iPad in hand. 3. B elinda sampling the blueberry jam she brought to share.

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JA N E CA M ERON & A N NA BELLE K ERSLA K E

SHONA HENDERSON

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ANNABELLE KERSLAKE

A SLEEPOVER PARTY

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menu/cheese toasties/choc chip biscuits/midnight snacks/hot chocolate/milk/ A little planning will mean a fussfree evening if the kids can entertain themselves. Send the girls into ‘lockdown’ – we sent them upstairs to the loft which added to the excitement. Bundle up a survival kit of magazines, DVD’s, nail polish in their favourite shades and of course loads of midnight snacks. The chance to have a parent-free zone and to hang out in their own private space is an added bonus. Sneak a peek when serving up delicious, frothy hot chocolates and melty cheese toasties for supper – perfect, especially on a cold night.

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In the middle of winter what more would a girl want than to snuggle down with her besties for a night of movies, music, makeovers and sharing secrets. With a small group there’s less chance of bickering so everyone’s happy – rest easy leaving the girls to their own devices knowing it won’t end in tears. When it’s time for bed, a tray of milk and chocolate chip biscuits will help giggling girls get some sleep.

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