happiness is…

no child at risk freedom of speech and beliefs an end to domestic violence worldwise fair food distribution and the rest.   But if if I can look on my little precious bubble of a world for a moment, deeply aware of how damn lucky I am, then happiness is: gardening…   admiring and eating […]

the up and the down

Some days just start out dreadful. We lost four chooks last night to a fox. Four. Although at least it wasn't all of them, like my friend Darren, who's experience last week was pretty dire.  Adam and I are all no-nonsense and practical and we don't get emotional about farm animals. 'Cept as much as […]

gosh she’s really let herself go

  Do you know this woman? I can tell you what she used to look like. She used to match. Have a $250 haircut. Often manicured. Waxed, combed, clean. You wouldn't see her without a touch of mascara at the very least. Some nice cheek gloss. Lip glass. All on expensively moisturized skin, recently facial-ed.  […]

The Happy List

Have you found Kate at Fox's Lane yet? Such a gorgeous blog. She's also incredibly positive in the face of pretty dire agricultural conditions right now. Kate and her partner run an organic farm in Daylesford and the rain has just about washed them out. And now the locusts seem to be moving in. And […]


Thanks for the lovely comments, emails and messages – after getting seriously worse my back is now much much better. Am so enamored of the effect of physio plus acupuncture that am almost convinced I need to retrain as an acupuncturist! Amazing stuff! I've been lying very low and relying on a lot of help […]