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Philippa
New Zealand
I have a passion for beautiful everything!
Recent Activity
Morning on a rather dull, murky Tuesday morning. My motivation seems to have stayed under my pillow this morning which is SUCH a bother! I have so much to do and I just can't get in the mood to do any of it except finishing off my tea light holders.... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, it's lunchtime on Monday and it's been a bit of a weird morning. I got up earlier than usual because I had an optician's appointment to have an annual check up. I had just finished breakfast when the phone went and it was my optician's wife calling (from their... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Art for Heart's Sake
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Hi on Sunday afternoon. We've had a pretty busy and productive weekend in a few ways, yay!! Yesterday I did some weeding in the main perennial garden and also planted another witch hazel in the woodland garden (did I mention that yesterday, if so oops!). We headed off to the... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, it's Saturday afternoon and there is still no sign of the promised rain - scattered though it is meant to be! Oh phooey! I have been putting off working on my tea light holders, waiting for the rain and I have a feeling it may not come today. Late... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi with a big giggle - oh my goodness, my brain really struggled at ballet this morning! I am getting much better at the barre exercises and some of the floor exercises but ''oh dear!!''.. we did one routine this morning that COMPLETELY threw my brain and my feet for... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Art for Heart's Sake
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Hi on another beautiful but very chilly Thursday morning! Crikey it's just after 10am and it's only 4.7 degrees C - I LOVE IT! I ordered some tomato seed on Monday and it arrived yesterday pm so today I need to sow it. I have around 14 different varieties. I'm... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi on rather beautiful mid-winter's day. We had another shower of rain last evening when I was out walking the dog (of course!) but today the sun is shining, the birds are singing and there is just a skiff of breeze. This morning I was organising more plants to take... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Art for Heart's Sake
Morning on a gorgeous cool, sunny Tuesday morning. Yesterday was very odd weatherwise - it was just cloudy with a hint of drizzle here and there most of the day and then at around 3.45pm it decided to rain properly - just as I was thinking about taking the dog... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2015 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi on a rather murky Monday morning. It is supposed to be raining all day but again we have only had a little bit of drizzle here and there. I'm hoping for decent rain! This morning I will finish the first 42 tea light holders and then I need to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2015 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, it's Sunday morning and yes I missed yesterday! I didn't sleep well on Friday night and I had a very ''messy'' sort of day yesterday which made me exceptionally ratty! I went out around 12.30pm to see my dance teacher's dance school show at the Theatre Royal. I really... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2015 at Art for Heart's Sake
...but we won't be planting them for a few days! We are going out this pm to pick up 3 cider apple trees (different types), 1 Lobo apple, a Wiggins peach and a bargain Dawson cherry tree from a local grower. They are bare-rooted and we had intended planting them... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2015 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi on another stunning mid-winter's day. The sun is shining, the air is cool and the birds are loving the food we are putting out for them. We put sugar water out for our native tuis, bellbirds and silvereyes and they tend to spend all day taking turns to sip... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2015 at Art for Heart's Sake
...LAPTOP??? Ahem, hi on another chilly frosty Wednesday morning. I am about to launch myself at our main grape vine this morning - I need to get it pruned pronto! I did the green seedless italian grape the other day. The main one is a bit more difficult as parts... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2015 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi on Tuesday afternoon, just before I'm about to leave to go to ballet practise. I couldn't link to the internet from my studio again this morning.. grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.. technology is wonderful WHEN IT WORKS!! We have a wireless extender so I can have my laptop out here in the studio... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2015 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi on a frosty Monday morning that started with a bit of an eeek moment! We had just finished our cup of tea in bed this morning and John went into the kitchen to do something when I heard him say ''oh no!!'' twice! No running cold water which meant... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2015 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, it's late Sunday morning and I've just realised I missed yesterday! Crikey, where did Saturday go?? I was really busy all day, I know that! I spent most of yesterday in my studio working on the beginnings of 42 tea light holders. The most time consuming plant is preparing... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2015 at Art for Heart's Sake
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Hi, it's a BEAUTIFUL but chilly Friday morning. We almost had a frost again but not quite. Ballet class wasn't on last Friday or today because we follow the school terms and it's holidays. We have been doing ballet practise in the studio and we were going to this morning.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2015 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi on a lovely fine, cool Thursday morning. Yay I'm back online than heavens - I'm not sure what happened but the Wireless Extention whatsit that lets me be in my studio across the driveway from the house had a hissy fit yesterday! We had glorious rain almost all day... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2015 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, I was offline most of today due to Wifi extension problems.. aaaggghhhhh... a good post tomorrow I promise, as long as Wifi behaves!!! Time to look after our dinner! Smiles.. Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2015 at Art for Heart's Sake
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Hi, it's early Monday afternoon and I've just finished packing up a very special tea light holder and gift tag ready to post it to my dear friend tomorrow. We had an AMAZING frost this morning, it was the hardest one yet even though the temperature wasn't as cold, i.e.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2015 at Art for Heart's Sake
Morning on another frosty beautiful winter's morning. It's Sunday and somehow yesterday escaped me.. or rather I forgot to post here!! Giggle. My head cold is a lot better, I have a bit of a cough and tender neck glands but at least my nose isn't pouring the way it... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2015 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi on Friday afternoon... well I didn't get to ballet practise this morning, my head cold is just too bad. I felt sort of okay yesterday, just a bit stuffed up but boy today I am suffering lots! I've just sneezed several times in a row and it's hard to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2015 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi there, firstly I'm so sorry it's been so long since I've posted here. I've been REALLY busy growing seedlings for Bay Landscapes and also making my gift tags and tea light holders for a florist down in Christchurch. We are having a REAL winter this year so it is... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2015 at Perennial Plant Nursery
Hi and yes you guessed it, I'm no longer fighting the cold, I have it! Giggle.. oh poop and bother it, I don't have time! My sinuses are well and truly blocked and my head feels like a bowling ball! Maybe I'll try rolling it to the other side of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2015 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi there and yes, I knew it had to happen, I'm fighting off John's cold. He's had such a gnarly one there is no way I could escape it if I tried! I've been having Echinacea for the past few days and have now upped the dose to three times... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2015 at Art for Heart's Sake