Sunday, 19 October 2014

A Little Corner

Just a little corner of my home. I'd love to hear from you if anyone is still visiting. 

Sunday, 15 June 2014

Oh My......

Can life get any busier or more crazy.  I'm not sure, but I am sure trying hard to keep up here.
It's been so long since I posted that I doubt anyone is still in my little corner of the blogging world.
January my baby girl begin her final year at high school. And what a year it is so far.  So proud of her and her wonderful achievements so far.

February saw a beautiful wedding in our family.  Mitchell and Amie had a beautiful day which I'm sure we will all hold dearly in our hearts forever.  Everything was just stunning.

Cameron and Alexandra were also in the wedding party.  So proud of all of them. 
February also saw Cameron move from Darwin to Melbourne - what an achievement by 23 years old - he has a lovely little apartment on the main tram line into the city - he loves it and so do I!!!!

I've been fortunate to have two trips down already - what a lovely city.  So grateful for a bed to sleep in when I visit - we also visited for the Easter weekend.  It was just wonderful.

So much to see and do. 

A beautiful drive into the Macedon Ranges was also a lovely Easter Monday outing.  I can't wait to see more of the beautiful towns there.

So, this year is not only flying by but is extremely busy as well. 

A constant flow of activities, all of which are not really mine, but others.  A busy shop continues to fill the days as well.  I just look forward to moments in the garden and moments where I can just enjoy a little time enjoying a cup of tea and a little magazine reading.  I am truly easily pleased!

Friday, 27 December 2013

Christmas 2013

Christmas was enjoyed this year with a mixture of family from both sides.
Just us who had been left at home with the rest of the family in different part of the country and world.

A Donna Hay inspired Christmas Lunch - a beautiful piece of rolled pork with a sourdough and sour cherry relish stuffing - roast vegetables, beans with a beautiful lemon and mustard vinaigrette followed with the most beautiful cranberry and raspberry trifle

Followed on Boxing Day by a day in the office.
And then it was over!

Sunday, 15 December 2013

A Little Baking....

Time worn utensils.

Favourite recipes...


and new recipes.....

A lovely day indeed.

Friday, 15 November 2013

Birthday Tea Party

Our niece has recently turned 21.  Where have the years gone I wonder.  Rachel asked if we would host her birthday afternoon tea in the garden.

It turned out to be such a perfect day.  Often the wind roars through our garden in the afternoon at this time of year.  It was a little hot to start with but as the afternoon went on it turned out to be just perfect.
Casual seating areas and picnic rugs seemed to work really well. 
It was lovely to see her family and friends enjoying their afternoon with her.

I used Nana's old washing trolley for the bottles of drink.

Fresh flowers hanging from three shepherd's crooks around the edge of the paved area looked beautiful.

Macarons, little cakes and other beautiful food was very much appreciated by the guests.

I was so happy with the way the cake turned out - layered sponge cake with cream and jam with fresh flowers on top. Pretty and fresh!

Rachel enjoyed her afternoon and we enjoyed hosting family and friends to celebrate with her.

Saturday, 28 September 2013

Egg and Lettuce...

The girls from the bottom of the garden and certainly doing their thing at the moment.  After weeks of no eggs they are giving us plenty of eggy goodness.

Lettuce from the Potager....

Eggs from the girls at the bottom of the garden.....

Curry and mayo......

Curried Egg and Lettuce sandwiches for lunch - yum!

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

A Favourite Moment...

With the garden being open for the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers at the moment, we have had beautiful visitors from all over the world.
I enjoyed a lovely moment with a dear Italian Nonna when she wanted to know where she would be able to buy a red pelargonium (geranium)  because mine reminded her so much of the ones that used to grow in the window boxes in Italy. 

That's why I enjoy welcoming visitors to the garden - what a joy and privilege to share a garden.