Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Hobart....


Just spent a lovely week in Tasmania with my beautiful girl.  This week was our special celebration for finishing school.



We did a wonderful day trip to Bruny Island and sampled some beautiful food the island has to offer. The Day Tour group we used was great with a really good guide, Tim, who provided us with a lovely day out.



We enjoyed a really lovely day driving up through the middle of Tasmania and down along the east coast. So nice to wander in towns without any time constraints. Beautiful little antique shops and lots of bits and pieces to see, ducks to feed and coffee to drink.  



The boats on the harbour are just beautiful. There were two different cruise ships in during our time there as well.  Fish and chips by the sea. Lovely. 



A day at the Salamanca Markets was most enjoyable. We also found a really lovely farmers market as well. Truly delightful. 




The historic buildings and bridges in Tasmania are just wonderful. I love wandering the streets just looking at the buildings. We stayed in a delightful cottage built in 1890. A lovely little kitchen and lounge, a claw foot bath and a steep staircase to the delightful bedrooms in the attic. 



The Royal Botanic Gardens in Hobart are just beautiful. Filled with beautiful plants. I particularly enjoyed the roses and the beautiful border plantings. The vegetable patch was gorgeous. 



I think one of the loveliest places we visited though was Providore in Hobart. What an amazing store concept. Beautiful coffee, food and gifts all in an amazing setting.  

Absolutely love Tasmania and hope to visit again soon. 

Monday, 24 November 2014

Giveaway Announced!

Well that made it easy.  Three magazines and three ladies made comments.
Could Bobbie Lyn, Anne and Nel please inbox me on the email in my profile with your address details.


Sunday, 16 November 2014

Pink Custard Kisses....


Oh my, this heat wave is unbearable.  I am so thankful for my air conditioning in extreme weather such as this.



It is so very quiet here today, so a little baking filled my morning. 

Mr Buble and I in the kitchen.




Kisses....        With love.....


 

Don't forget my little giveaway in the last post - at the moment there's one entered.  Lucky lady if she gets all three!!!  Draw in a few days.


Monday, 10 November 2014

A Little Giveaway






I'd love to host a little giveaway here as a thank you for any who still check in to see if there are any happenings on my blog.


I have been so quiet I know.


I had a bit of a drama with the delivery of my beautiful magazines. Thankfully all sorted now. But to cut a long story short I ended up with some double ups. New and never opened ready to share with three of you.





There is the October issue and November issue of our lovely Australian Country Style and also the October /November issue of Donna Hay


So if you are interested leave me a message, make a link in your own blog and if your over on Facebook make a mention there too. 


Open to overseas friends too.

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!