Just a Beach Cottage Life

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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 ...


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

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Thai and Stars

Hello, how are we all? Oh a lovely weekend here in Sydney, sweet days with lovely weather, long ocean walks, celebrations and mooching around on a Sunday doing not much of not much. After a birthday party, little black dress, lashings of Jo Malone on Friday night and then a 16km coastal pub crawl with lovely ...

reggae bars & Yorkshires

    Monday well, the warming weather sort of ceased for a bit...I have the day off today and it's cold, Australian cold not real cold (day off is following rather strange night which ended up in a reggae bar... ummmm would you like some advice from a person who is at the point of mid-life?  unless you ...