Archive for the ‘growing our food’ Category

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Tweet … I’m in awe of my mum’s beautiful quilt … I’m so happy (relieved) that we’re moving into spring – my arms are bare and my own white way of delight has sprung ’round the corner … I’m thrilled to pieces with my first thicket of carrots – shall have to look up when [...]

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Tweet make sure you get to the bottom of this week’s ~loveliness found~ post to check the winner of the May Gibbs giveaway! again, thank you all so much for entering and leaving such lovely comments – I only wish I could send all of you a pillowslip! p.s. & if you would like to [...]

loveliness found

Feb
2013
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posted by on birthdays, books, chatter, crochet, dolls, family, growing our food, patchwork

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Tweet ~ the little girls discovered the thrill of making their own music ~ ~ Jules celebrated his birthday … with cherry cocktails and a kitchen supper ~ ~ a quilt design was tinkered with, fabrics were foraged from the stash (there’s a newly thrifted lampshade needing dressing), and an ever-so-sweet layer cake arrived ~ [...]

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Tweet I’m a girl who works best to a deadline.  Provide me with long, endless days of no commitments – nothing to do except exactly as I please – and I am all a dither.  On the rare instances that this happens, I mooch about, lost and lonely, waiting for the rest of my family [...]

sunday

Jul
2012
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Tweet Oh pretty sky!  You are such a welcome sight :-) The sunniest spot is mine … … with my feathery and furry critters close by … … and a hat, ’cause it’s so darn sunny! Julian’s bike twirls from the hills hoist in the sunlight, sparkling like a steampunk mobile … The potato plants [...]

steadily

Jul
2012
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Tweet Every moment, think steadily to do what thou hast in hand with perfect and simple dignity, and feeling of affection, and freedom, and justice; and to give thyself relief from all other thoughts. Marcus Aurelius, Book II, Meditations So that is what we did today.  After several days of both tumult and peace, I [...]

weekending

Mar
2012
12

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Tweet ahhh … a long weekend.  Such bliss.  We are … :: cooking and eating our way through Hugh’s new cookbook – Veg – though Abby is not sure the recipes could be considered authentic Hugh seeing as he has lost his curly mop! :: casting loving and longing looks at the two new gorgeous [...]

our new girls

Jan
2012
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Tweet Well.  That’s a big “well” followed by a big deep sigh.  And a bit of a shudder.  You see, this post – that I’ve been composing in my head since we began building in August, was going to be one of absolute delight and excitement … … and there still is an element of [...]

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Tweet Jules and I have given up coffee (mum gasps!).  At first, it seemed like a horrible, completely-undoable thing to do.  Especially since we have a beautiful Italian expresso machine that looks like she stepped straight out of the 1950s.  And especially since we truly love our coffee. But we’d been feeling as if coffee [...]

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Tweet This afternoon was at last deemed the right time – warm, sunny and dry – to start work on our raised garden beds.  I’ve been collecting unwanted pallets for the last couples of weeks (any locals who watch me must think I’ve finally hit rock bottom, lugging these heavy, dirty things into our car!) [...]

monday moments

Oct
2011
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Tweet :: finally, I’ve cracked the homemade digestive!  Wholemeal and oats, a hint of sweetness, thin and crisp.  Next time I’m adding poppy seeds, black pepper and rosemary.  Julian says if I insist, I’ll have to bake two batches ’cause he’s happy just the way these are. :: Sweetpea’s gardening.  I suppose we really were [...]