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A dog and a boat

I had the nicest time off and holiday.  It's wonderful to spend time at home and just mooch around and enjoy. We had a lot of things planned for this break, including doing things to the house which have been neglected...I am happy to say that not a single one of those was done but much decompressing was. About the ...

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A White Christmas

Wishing you all a very happy and peaceful Christmas from all of us at abeachcottage. Thank you for following along over the years  and as you can see, I finally got my naked tree.  ...

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grateful

Good afternoon. The Thursday before Christmas here and I have finished work and have had a lovely day pottering around the house doing not a lot of not much. Everything here is very calm, not that I have a single gift wrapped yet, but I do have the food bought and in the fridge (and copious amounts of ...

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Trees, Queens and Carbs

(a fresh beauty from a few years ago) Afternoon, woman in pink penguin pyjamas, rather nice small pup nearby, hair in messy bun, no make-up on (in actual fact, also unwashed) here. I am sitting in a room with a leaning over very fresh, very nicely scented Christmas tree....on the SECOND of December. I feel most ...

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Roses, Soup and Venice.

Well, here we are...what's new?   Well for me I am steadfastly refusing to go anywhere near the Christmas train, like anywhere near.  Sorry (not) if one sounds like a bah humbug but crikey some of the squares on my instagram feed are recommending images to me of homes beamed in from the other side of the world ...

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Weekend Peonies

Hello from a gorgeous Sydney day...sun is shining, sky is blue and not a care in the world. Spring it seems came and went in a haze of different weathers this year and brought with it beautiful peonies....peonies that need a small mortgage taken out to purrrchayse them but very lovely non the less. I have always ...

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Marmite Alright.

  Ahhhh it is a lovely Sydney morning here, Saturday morning...on my second cup of coffee after the first cup of tea with toast and Marmite. I have some big big news...the Wardrobe of Floral Dresses Doom culling attempt has begun.  It was not pretty and it took a long time of working up to, but one day last ...