Category Archives: gardening

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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From the other side…

Jeffrey wasn’t quite sure what was going on, but he decided to help me anyway. It was 19 years since I moved into this house and I’d forgotten just how much STUFF we owned. And this is from a family … Continue reading

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So here’s what happened.

Yes, I know this looks like Blogless Sandy bought the house, but I’m the one just to the right of her. The other photos taken by the real estate agent were all wrecked by the sun. So you know how … 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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Skinflint Sunday: Another project finished.

On Friday the painter came back and finished the fence. I’m absolutely loving the look. The next step is to get the front garden landscaped. In December I had Karen from Edible Eden  come and design a suburban food forest for … Continue reading

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Hi everyone! I think the pressure of blogging the Europe trip every day meant that I needed a blog break. I’ve been puddling around here for the last 3 weeks, getting over jet lag, putting (some of) the garden to rights … Continue reading

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Woo hoo!!! Flikr is back!

Look at the bagels I made! They’re like proper boiled bagels except you steam them in the thermomix before baking them. Too easy and very delicious. Evan18’s art installation is coming along nicely. There’s a lot of roadworks going on … Continue reading

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Skinflint Sunday: Catching up with no photos.

Argh! I’m still waiting to hear back from yahoo, who handles my log-in for my Flikr account. I thought I’d blog anyway… who needs photos when with the glory of the entire English language at my disposal, I can paint … Continue reading

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A lovely surprise.

I was going into the city for an excursion with my year 12 Theatre Studies class and I had to get to work early. I was running late (no surprise there…) and had no time to spend on making an … 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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