Saturday, February 24, 2018

frosty sparkles

Tippy toe-ing to the window and peering out to this...a pink sky and sparkling frost.  So, so beautiful and the loveliest way to start the day.  Padding downstairs to the warmth of the farm kitchen and slowly making a warm cup of tea...

Escaping the heart is full.


Wednesday, September 27, 2017

double happy

'Double Happy' by Susan Simonini at the ever wonderful Paper Boat Press gallery was a world of pure joy...of magic and whimsy...a beauty that filled my heart in a most unexpected way.  There is something truly special about Susan's work - it is both rustic and organic; colourful and decorative.

With her move to Tasmania, I've no doubt that Susan's work will acquire another layer of extraordinary as she immerses herself in the magic of her new surroundings.  I can only imagine what's to come!

Thursday, September 14, 2017

beauty and hope

some days are crystal clear,
some are a little cloudy...
there are ebbs and flows in life
if you look hard enough,
 there are glimpses of beauty and hope...

each and every one of us has a story x

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

miss molly

"Good Morning Miss Molly.  Did you have nice dreams girl?"
Our days would always start like this.

"Molly, what a lovely surprise." As she ran up the hall on hearing Peter come home from work, he'd open the door with these words.

And Dad's sofa...the best, especially good to snuggle in with Dad after a left over dinner snippet or a lick of the ice-cream stick.

Missing your wagging tail; the click, click, click of your paws on the floorboards; those beautiful big brown eyes and always inquisitive nose.

we love you to the moon and back...sweet dreams beautiful girl

{25 February 2004 - 27 June 2107}

The days have gone so fast, they've become months.  Our gorgeous girl put up such a brave fight with  the cancer that ravaged her body.  Not a day goes by without thinking of her, talking to her.  So grateful to the vets who nursed her and ultimately gave her another eight months of good health - so blessed to wander and explore with her, play ball and indulge her in marathon belly rubs!

These photos were taken in 2014 by the super lovely and talented Ashley Oostdyck
Moments we will treasure for ever...'we three' embarking on a new chapter.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

finding gratitude

And so here we are...February already and the end of it to boot.

The year that was...the trials and challenges and the heartache.  Finding good things to focus on and surrounding myself with gorgeous souls has helped immensely in finding a balanced wellbeing.

Planning wonderfully exciting escapes to long ago cultures with a beautiful spirit and long held traditions has been such fun and the most lovely of distractions.  Remembering past holidays and thinking of sharing their stories in this space...even if it was so long ago.

Reminding myself that there is much to be grateful for and even more good things to unfold...that finding peace and balance and calm amongst the crazy is the best tonic to move forward on this journey with grace and determination.

so very grateful for an afternoon spent with this amazingly beautiful and inspiring friend.
and equally grateful that this little lady is on the mend.

Monday, September 26, 2016

bloom love

Oh really are so very lovely! 

Aren't these teeny tiny blossoms just exquisite?  Beautiful crab apple blossom and the divinely delicate may bush...I love them so!  Mother Nature, you do September so sublimely well.

Monday, August 15, 2016

anything is possible

trust the wait
embrace the uncertainty 
enjoy the beauty of becoming
when nothing is certain
anything is possible

Saturday, August 13, 2016

lucky clover

My grandmother had the most amazing ability to find four leaf clovers...I've found them pressed between pages of letters between her and my grandfather during the war; in pages of novels; on postcards and amongst her jewellery.  For the last three days I've found a four leaf clover and then another again today.

I know my grandmother is with me on this little journey of warms my heart and gives me great comfort x

Saturday, July 9, 2016

winter colour

camellia love...the prettiest winter blooms you ever did see.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

paddock bakery

Oh my!  The sweetest cafe you ever did see. 

So much wonderful about this little weatherboard cottage in Burleigh - it oozes warmth and charm.  The food scrumptious...healthy deliciousness and decadent morsels of pure bliss for the tastebuds!

I am so completely smitten and cannot wait to sit amongst the trees once again...or perhaps being winter, in the cosy window seat table inside, watching the flames flicker in the antique wood fired oven.