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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 ...

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Radios, Waves and Whipped Cream

  Hello. Mid-morning here in Sydney and I'm sitting quietly with a lovely coffee (topped with a mahusive pile of whipped cream and brown sugar, yes my muffin top is definitely in the building), the French doors are open, the curtains are blowing in the breeze, Barls is collapsed on the carpet (grey wool twist ...

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Trains, Coats and Potterheads

Hello from Sydney :) Saturday here and looking out the French doors from my bed (with cup of tea) it's looking like a lovely day - a sweet sea breeze is coming in up the hill and there is just enough sun to be warm but not that stifling heat we get here in the Summer...oh the joys of Spring. Preparations are taking ...

Goodbye to that again

  Oh the days over here have been lovely and warm.  I have to say I am really going to miss Winter.  I think a Sydney Winter has to be up there with one of the best, if only it could throw in, say, a week of lovely white fresh powdery snow and not including the bit where it's freezing cold, the snow has gone all ...