Category Archives: Flowers

Skinflint Sunday: The bachelor pad.

I thought I’d start off with this shot today. Seems appropriate. Deana gave me this wall hanging (for want of a better word) when I stayed at her place last year when I was in England. I went to visit … Continue reading

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Now it’s in the lap of the Gods. (In other words, the real estate agents.)

Well it’s certainly been a hectic couple of weeks. The house is on the market, with a view to selling it in a couple of weeks if a developer likes the thought of two housing blocks side-by-side in the McKinnon … Continue reading

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Interesting link to a garden.

Wow, look at this garden. Not bad for only two years! Thermomix Recipe: Fresh Rice Noodles.

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This morning before I water the garden.

Bunty and Martha. The other gerls. No eggs yet. Picture for Spo, after his comment last time. Time to pick the apples, methinks! The apple from a distance. The nasturtiums have come back again. Funny how the red and yellow … Continue reading

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Apples and roses.

I noticed that some of the apples are beginning to be pecked by birds. Clearly it’s time to start picking them. There’s still lots more little ones left on the trees. This is the first haul, with an egg shyly … Continue reading

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Perspective.

I had an interesting conversation today. I was talking with a friend over the phone. She was a tad hungover from a Christmas breakup the night before, while I was hiding from the hot day by staying inside, reading Tony … Continue reading

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Skinflint Sunday: Hire a landscape gardener so you can save money down the track. Om nom nom.

Ok. That blog title may seem like a massive rationalisation, but I firmly believe that this is what will happen when I’m a sprightly old lady, living happily at my house and having the lowest possible living expenses due to … Continue reading

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I was so excited by my day off that I woke up at 4.30AM. I may need a nanna nap.

Daphne and Maris “holding hands” on the couch. August is shaping up to be a hugely busy month for me. There’s only 2 days in the whole month where I’m not working on either teaching or thermomix, (or both.) Today … Continue reading

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On my front porch.

Remember when I planted the daffodil and jonquil bulbs in the herb wicking bed? Some have come up! (So’s Daphne… this is two seconds before she got told off.) When I went to Yvonne’s place to do a thermomix demo … Continue reading

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Pyjama Day today.

It’s turning into a grey old day today. I’ve been inside for much of the time catching up on paperwork and eyeing off a pile of year 7 essays that have to be marked in the next few days. Deciding … Continue reading

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