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Philippa
New Zealand
I have a passion for beautiful everything!
Recent Activity
I'm having trouble posting today and have lost two long messages, darn it! I hope this posts. I'll try again tomorrow. All good here just very busy making my gift tags. Smiles.. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi on another scorching hot Tuesday.. boy this is getting monotonous!! Giggle.. This morning I gardened next door for an hour and then I ate my breakfast in a rush and shot out the door to get my hair trimmed. I called into the fabric shop again for some more... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Art for Heart's Sake
Morning on another stunning summer morning. Oh brother I am so hot and it's only 11.15am!! Crikey. Yesterday we got to 31 degrees C in the afternoon and it was flaming unbearable! This weather is set to continue until the end of the week but we are forecast to get... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi there, just a very quick post today. It's been a very busy weekend with one thing and another. My main news is that I've been asked to make a large order of Valentine's themed gift tags for the Christchurch florist and then a large order of my usual ones.... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi there, it's Friday early pm and we are about to eat lunch. I'm been out this morning buying vegetables and doing some errands. I didn't take any plants to Bay Landscapes thank goodness because only about 1 of my lettuce punnets has sold. People just aren't buying at the... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Art for Heart's Sake
Morning on a rather lovely Thursday morning. I've just opened my nursery and put my art creations on display on the verandah, as I do every Monday and Thursday. It's a very quiet time of year plant-wise at the moment because it is just too dry to even contemplate planting... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, oooooooh it's going to be a bit cooler today and tonight - still sunny but at least the temp is meant to stay in the low 20's for a change. Yesterday I managed to get more weeding done in our garden - not much but it is a good... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2015 at Art for Heart's Sake
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Hi on a slightly cooler Tuesday morning thank heavens. It was really hot again yesterday and my garden, for one, is feeling a bit fed up! I managed to get some weeding done around our birdbath which is sitting on a stoney area where our outdoor table used to be,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2015 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi on another hot Monday morning. Oh brother, yesterday the temperature got to 30.2 degrees C and I can honestly say we could feel the heat radiating from the ground outside into the house. It was like being next to a hot oven with the door open! There is no... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2015 at Art for Heart's Sake
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Squeeeeeeeee and hi! We realised last night that four unusual ducks that have been coming here off and on for the past 5 weeks or so are in face Australian Wood Ducks - a rare waterfowl in New Zealand! John did some research in the bird book we have and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2015 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, ermmm I think I missed posting yesterday, at the moment I can't quite remember, giggle. I had a busy start to my day and it became more busy after that. I had a doctor's appointment first thing which has resulted in me being referred to a breast surgeon just... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2015 at Art for Heart's Sake
Morning on what was a lovely cloudy morning. I was so happy to feel drizzle on my face very briefly at one stage, aaaah bliss! The sun is coming out now but I'm hoping some of the cloud might stay around. I was really busy cutting back our gravevine around... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2015 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi on another ''lovely'' summer morning, giggle. This morning I was in our kitchen garden weeding at 8am and by 8.45am I had to stop because I was going to expire from heat. I came back up to the house, cooled off a bit and then went next door to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2015 at Art for Heart's Sake
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Hi on another exceptionally hot morning. It's 26.6 degrees C in the shade at 11am, oh good grief. I'm not going to mention the weather anymore, I'm not going to mention the weather anymore.. aaaggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhh bah! Here is a photo of my new little black dress. I absolutely adore it... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2015 at Art for Heart's Sake
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Hi on a very ''I'm feeling jaded and more than a little tired'' Sunday morning. We had a frantic day yesterday getting ready for John's birthday celebration in the evening. 34 friends turned up to help us celebrate and it was lots of fun. We danced till our feet almost... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2015 at Art for Heart's Sake
Humph sigh I missed yesterday again! Things ought to be slowing down after the Christmas/New Year rush but so far they're not! Yesterday I leapt out into the kitchen garden early to try and do some weeding - needless to say by 7.45am it was TOO HOT to garden out... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2015 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi and Happy New Year!! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year. Summer is here and with it comes stressful times for passionate gardeners, especially when there is no regular rainfall! I, for one, don't cope too well when I can't spend the entire day in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2015 at Perennial Plant Nursery
Morning on another magnificently flaming hot summer morning! Uggghhh, aaaagggghhh and humphhhhh! Giggle. Boy it's hot out there and I have so much to do outside it isn't funny! I spent another hour gardening for my neighbour between 7.45 and 8.45am, then I came home and had my breakfast. Since... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2015 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, it's late afternoon on Monday and I've just got home from dropping off my gorgeous friend Lynne at the airport. She flew up this morning to spend a few hours with me and it was just so lovely to see her. Lynne is one of the few precious friends... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2015 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, it's 10.55am and it's already far too hot to be gardening. I've managed to do a bit more of the studio garden but now it's too hot in the shade, not to mention NZ's burning hot sun! Ugh!!! Still it will be Autumn in a couple of months -... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2015 at Art for Heart's Sake
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Hi and oh my goodness I am SO sorry I haven't posted for 3 days.. Crikey where has the time gone. One thing is for sure I've been really busy. We've had a very social Christmas/New Year which has been wonderful but some of the lovely things I do every... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2015 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, it's New Year's Eve here and it's windy and raining a bit. Squeeeeeeeeeeeee in my eyes that's the perfect end to the year - yes I know I'm weird! Giggle. We could do without the wind and just have the beautiful rain but I guess you can't have everything.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2014 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi on this totally beautiful, slightly wet Monday morning. Oh my goodness it was so lovely to wake to raindrops and a few puddles on our driveway. We haven't had a heap of rain, only about 14mm or so but at least it's something. I put the big sprinkler on... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2014 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi on a very hot, humid Sunday morning. We are in the middle of turning the mattress on our huge bed which is quite a feat I can tell you! Our bed has a wooden frame right around it and slats on the bottom so while we are turning the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2014 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi and ho ho ho, Merry Christmas. I meant to post this yesterday (our Christmas Day) but somehow time just go away on me. I hope you're having a wonderful holiday season full of family, love and happiness and of course, good food! It's Boxing Day evening here and we... Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2014 at Art for Heart's Sake