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Just a Beach Cottage Life

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Blushing Hydrangeas

  How beautiful and home grown too.  Just how I like it. Just call me

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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 ...