Archive for the ‘far south new south wales’ Category

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Tweet It’s been a bit of a crazy time here in Bootville lately.  My poor old Grandad has had quite the year, suffering a heart attack in January then a stroke in April.  There have been many trips to Brisbane, quite a bit of extended family angst, and many big changes.  Through it all, my [...]

posted by on books, far south new south wales, knitting, yarn along

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Tweet Joining in with Ginny’s Yarn-a-long!  And a heart felt thankyou to all the lovely folk who visited here last week.  Thank you so much for your kind words – I look forward to catching up with more of your lovely knitting this week! I really think – hope – that 2014 is going to [...]

my favourite locals

Jan
2014
02

posted by on beach, far south new south wales, outside

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Tweet There’s so much life down here on the far south coast.  Wombats trotting doggedly along the road’s edge.  Gently, spiky little echidnas clambering up the storm water guttering – oh my goodness, their legs are SO short, I don’t know how they manage.  Ringtail possums sitting in amongst the toys on the bookshelf in [...]

come for a walk

Dec
2013
30

posted by on beach, family, far south new south wales, outside

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Tweet supper has been cooked and shared :: the beautiful summer light still softly dusts the sky :: a salty mist slowly slips in across the bay, laying its folds lightly over mountains, forests and beach :: Come for a walk … a narrow sandy track takes us through a small forest of gums, she-oaks, [...]

christmas

Dec
2013
28

posted by on applique, books, christmas, cooking, family, far south new south wales, sewing

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Tweet Such a merry Christmas round here with moments of … :: packing :: :: last minute stitching :: :: receiving :: :: giving :: :: tying :: :: steaming :: :: dancing :: :: cooking :: :: brining :: :: feasting : :: reading and re-reading old and new Christmas favourites :: :: relaxing [...]

a spring garden

Oct
2013
09

posted by on family, far south new south wales

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Tweet I should be writing my presentation for tomorrow morning.  Last one for the year.  I have just one hour before it needs to be submitted.  I have never felt less motivated.  So – as a precursor before writing (there’s been several of these this afternoon – just check this website, just check this newspaper, [...]

on the front porch

Oct
2013
04

posted by on beach, chatter, embroidery, family, far south new south wales

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Tweet It’s my favourite spot – Mum’s front porch.  Just a narrow strip, wide enough for a pair of Adirondacks at one end, the old miner’s couch in the middle, two rows of vibrant red geraniums and a couple of potted herbs under the kitchen window.  All carefully positioned to soak up the sun.  Within [...]

posted by on beach, christmas, embroidery, far south new south wales

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Tweet My favourite spot.  Nestled in amongst the glowing red and honeycombed rocks, the turquoise water tinkling close by.   Cardigan dropped within moments.  Cross stitch on my lap. Sea birds gather.  Small black ones duck and dart amongst the gentle waves.  Every now and then one catches a fish and must frantically throw back [...]

posted by on beach, christmas, clothes, family, far south new south wales, patchwork, quilts, sewing

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Tweet This wee “genuine hide” suitcase came from … you guessed it!  Mr. P’s dumpster.  I love vintage suitcases so had been on the lookout for one each week.  It wasn’t until the very last week (yes, I know, ’tis sad, but it does appear that there will be no more dumpsters outside Mr. P’s [...]

starting small

Jul
2013
22

posted by on family, far south new south wales, homely, thrifted

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Tweet Ah!  One of the many joys of having my Mum come to stay (I write as I savour the last of tonight’s apple crumble) is having a terribly keen co-conspirator when it comes to hard rubbish.  So, Sunday, we set off to the wilds (read: never before travelled to parts of Melbourne), and perused [...]

posted by on applique, embroidery, far south new south wales, homely, thrifted, woollen blankets

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Tweet Done!  After a “bit brisk” start to the morning … bit brisk is how my Grandad describes cold weather – you know, frost on the grass, the temperature gauge has almost hit zero and he goes out to feed the chickens and ducks in his shorts, a short sleeved shirt, work boots and the vest [...]

posted by on beach, chatter, family, far south new south wales, homely, patchwork, sewing, travels

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Tweet if you would like to share your ~loveliness found~ moments from this week … & I would so love it if you did … please leave them in the comments or share a link to your place! ~ picnicking at a magical spot where rolling green hills meet the glittering blue sea underneath a [...]