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Philippa
New Zealand
I have a passion for beautiful everything!
Recent Activity
Hi on a rather grey Wednesday morning. We had a bit of rain overnight but it's just been cloudy this morning. Yesterday I spent quite a bit of time working out which plants I need for mail orders so today I'm going to move them all to a totally separate... Continue reading
Posted 6 hours ago at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, on Tuesday morning, back in our slice of paradise. It was so good to see my gorgeous Mum and to catch up with my sister too. We had a good time, with just a little blip re Mum's health - she gets dehydrated very easily which makes her feel... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi yes I'm still here. Crikey I haven't posted for 2 days! I'm at my sister's house with wireless internet so yay I can post. All is going well, lovely to see mum and getting into my sister's garden today. Judith has the most gorgeous dog and cat so I'm... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Art for Heart's Sake
Giggle I realised the punctuation is coming out strangely on this iPad keyboard. Oh well.... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi from Mum's house in New Plymouth!! I had a good early flight from Nelson to Palmerston North at 7.40am, picked up my rental car and drove for 3 hours to get here. I stopped at the supermarket on my way to mum's which was just as well because she... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, this is just a quick post because I'm about to leave for the airport to catch my flight to Palmerston North and then grab a rental car for the 3 hour drive to New Plymouth. I'll post more later today. Big smiles.. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi there, it's Tuesday morning and I'm packing ready for my 5 nights away visiting my Mum and sister. It won't take me long to pack for obvious reasons but it's amazing how many ''little things'' you need just to go away for 5 nights, especially when it's still winter.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2014 at Art for Heart's Sake
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Hi, yesterday I took a break from posting mainly because we were head down bottom up in the kitchen garden for most of the main part of the day. Here are 5 photos so you can see what I've been talking about over the past few weeks. After yesterday I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2014 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, it's Saturday early pm and we went out this morning to give the dog a walk somewhere different (hmmm I must take my phone with me next time so I can take pics) and so I could get a cheap pair of comfortable track-style shoes that are lightweight for... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2014 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi and yay, winter is back, if only briefly I fear! We have a gusty SW wind that is cold and the odd shower passing through. Parts of the south island are getting lots of snow too, but not us, boo hoo! We are set for a cold night at... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2014 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi on a beautiful Thursday morning. The sun is shining, there is a light N breeze blowing and I'm about to go out into the kitchen garden to weed. Yesterday pm I got my eyes tested and all was good on the non-glaucoma front. I think I mentioned Mum got... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2014 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi and crikey there's a cold SW wind blowing today - what a contrast to yesterday's spring-like weather. It was a gorgeous day yesterday and I spent the entire day out in the kitchen garden. I weeded my roman globe artichoke bed and mulched part of the hornbeam hedge. The... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2014 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi on a gorgeous Tuesday morning. There is a light breeze blowing thank heavens - hopefully our very squidgy ground will start to dry out a bit. I tried to weed a section of the perennial garden yesterday but there is just no point. The ground is so wet I'm... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2014 at Art for Heart's Sake
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Hi, I took this photo on our way to our friends' house for dinner last night. This was just the beginning of the most beautiful rainbow I have EVER seen in my entire life. I was gobsmacked and I couldn't take my eyes off it. It gradually grew into a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2014 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi on an early Sunday afternoon. I've been busy this morning recording and emailing off my radio show, cutting back a clematis and also some woodland salvias and I've just munched (mulched) the stems I've cut off. We have a crushing mulcher which drives me crazy because it doesn't chip... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2014 at Art for Heart's Sake
... buried up by my studio. The dear tiny bantam died overnight, bless her heart. There was definitely something wrong with her crop - she was still eating with gusto yesterday but I could tell she wasn't processing much at all. She was happy enough in herself with only the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2014 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi there on Friday afternoon.. eeek it's 1 August already!! I had a bit of a rush to get out of the house this morning because I needed to get to the farmshop for our vegetables and then go to Bay Landscapes to take them some more plants. I gave... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2014 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, giggle, oh brother what a week I've had so far! It seems to have been throwing me curveballs at every turn. I started the day yesterday assuring myself it was going to be a good day and it was sort of, but not really! Aaaggghhh.... I must not sweat... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2014 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi on a rather misty Wednesday morning - wow it's Wednesday already, where is the week going?! I feel really naughty because I haven't been for a walk since Saturday. I've been doing lots of walking around the property but it isn't the same as a good lengthy, steady walk.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2014 at Art for Heart's Sake
....it's drizzling! It felt really strange this morning waking up to a cloudy sky because we've had blue skies for about a week (except for the odd cloud here and there). It started drizzling about 10 minutes ago and I think it's going to turn into proper rain. I'm feeling... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2014 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi on this gorgeous but rather cold Monday morning. It's going to be a stunning day but oh boy it's cold this morning. The frost didn't seem as bad but the temp coming off the ground is freezing! It's 9.45am and it is just starting to warm up. I'm a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2014 at Art for Heart's Sake
Morning on this rather chilly Sunday morning. It was frosty and now some cloud has come over so it is not warming up much! Ooooh yesterday we got our 10 grapes planted in the paddock. We are going to grow them as bush vines rather than training them onto wires... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2014 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi there, just a quick post today because we have been out all morning - went for a walk, then went to hardware store to swap my gumboots (wellington boots) over because they had split after just 6 weeks!! Crikey! I also bought some seeds and John bought a small... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2014 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, it's early Friday afternoon and I'm just back from getting our weekly vegetables and also from picking up 10 gorgeous Betula Nigra (river birches) from Appletons Tree Nursery. This is the nursery I worked at one winter about 6-7 years ago, grading trees to be sent all around the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2014 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi on a beautiful Thursday morning. It's lovely to have the sun back - yesterday started off fine and then clouded over. We had a good frost again this morning too. Yesterday I spent some time stacking wood against the house and also managed to do a bit of weeding... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2014 at Art for Heart's Sake