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Just a Beach Cottage Life

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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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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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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 ...

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 ...

Blooms are Back

Oh gorgeous Sydney in Spring, you get me every time