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Philippa
New Zealand
I have a passion for beautiful everything!
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The pea metal arrived and here it is! This will be my task this week, with John's help when he can. There is something SO satisfying about shovelling gravel - don't ask me what it is, giggle! I picked up Monty from the vet clinic around mid-pm yesterday and brought... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Art for Heart's Sake
Morning on a slightly cooler morning, yay! There is a bit of cloud around which is just divine. I was out early this morning taking Monty to the vet to have his teeth cleaned under general anaesthetic. I so wish they could do it without having to put him under... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi on this early autumn morning. Eeeeek I don't think I posted yesterday, probably just as well because the weather put me in a completely foul (and I mean FOUL) mood! It was so, so, so hot even at 8.30am - flaming ridiculous for the first official day of Autumn!... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi on this flaming hot last day of summer, aaagggggggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhh! The sky is blue, the sun is burning hot and I'm looking forward to the fact that it is officially Autumn tomorrow. Whether the weather will cool instantly is an other matter, giggle! At the moment our chimney is being... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, it's Friday morning and I'm about to head out to get our weekly vegetables at the local farm shop. I also need to go and source some more thin(ish) organza ribbon for my gift tags. Would you believe the hardest one to find is GOLD... good grief! I managed... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Art for Heart's Sake
Morning, on this deliciously cool late summer morning. It's officially the first day of Autumn on Sunday and just now and then we get a hint of autumn cool. It's so lovely. I shot next door this morning and did an hour's gardening and now I'm in the farm shed... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, it's Wednesday pm and yikes where has the day gone?? This morning I did two loads of washing, had a lovely telephone conversation with a dear friend down in Christchurch while I was doing a bit of weeding in the main perennial garden. We talk nearly every Wednesday morning... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2015 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi and oh yay I met my self-imposed deadline and got my gift tags into the mail today. My client should get them tomorrow morning and I can't wait for him to see them. Now that this order is done I can concentrate on sowing seeds like a crazy woman.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2015 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi and oh I am so, so happy this morning. Yesterday we had about 2 hours of rain in the morning, as I mentioned and last night it rained again. It started around 7.30pm and was quite gentle but steady - well around 9 pm we heard it get heavy... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2015 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi and oh my goodness, it's raining! It started at about 9.30am and it's now 11.25am! Yippeee.. it's been a good steady rain, not too soft, not too hard. Oh my can you tell I'm am exquisitely happy??!! This is the first real rain we've had in weeks and I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2015 at Art for Heart's Sake
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Hi and here he is... Yes poor Monty is stuck wearing an Elizabethan collar for at least the next 10 days and staying inside too (oh brother!). We thought he'd been in a slight cat fight on Wednesday because he had a scratch inside his ear and his eye was... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2015 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi there, oh my this week has been full-on emotionally in one way or another. Yesterday I had a very ''sighing'' day and was just so emotionally drained because of this duck debacle. As I am writing this the ducks are penned - yay our method worked a treat and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2015 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi on another (oh brother!!) glorious late summer morning. Crikey the temps are gradually moving up and again, 23 degrees C here today and 25 predicted tomorrow which means we will be about 4 degrees C above that here. The mornings lately have been gloriously autumnal (cool) but that's about... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2015 at Art for Heart's Sake
...ahem... liar, liar pants on fire! Giggle... I have to make myself laugh at the moment because otherwise tears will pour out of your computers/ipads/laptops as you read this. I am overly stressed about giving away our ducks because we are being TOLD how many we have to give away... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2015 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, it's another (boring..yawn...giggle) fine late summer Monday morning. I went next door to garden this a.m. and it was then that I realised our neighbour's sone who manages their lettuce business is NOT the nice person I thought he was. All nice to our faces but behind our backs... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2015 at Art for Heart's Sake
... everything was going so well another blasted curve ball arrives to smack into my face (figuratively of course, giggle). Oh brother, Caroline came over to see me yesterday pm and as she left she mentioned ''I'm just warning you that it might be an idea to pen the ducks... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2015 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, it's Valentine's Day here in NZ and we are off to one of our favourite vineyards for lunch. They serve the most AMAZING wood-fired pizzas and have the most beautiful Chardonnay. They only have a few bottles left of their 2013 vintage and the 2014 has just been bottled... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2015 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, yes it's another blue sky, sunshine day.. B O R I N G... SIGH! Giggle.. I grew up at the bottom of the South Island and the weather was ALWAYS very changeable. I've realised how much I miss that! The weather here tends to be too predictable.. NO I'M... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2015 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi on another gorgeous late summer afternoon. Unfortunately the weather is lovely - blue sky and sunshine and is predicted to stay that way for at least the next week. Oh my it is getting so, so dry out there. Thankfully the mornings are cooler at the moment with fairly... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2015 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi there, it's Wednesday pm and I've just rushed home from town to get my photograph taken for an article that will be in a local newspaper supplement magazine called ''Admire'' in March. How exciting and I can't wait to see it. Thanks to a lovely friend who writes the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2015 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi on a beautiful Tuesday morning with just a hint of Autumn in the air. It was STINKING hot yesterday again so you can imagine my feeling of bliss when it rained at about 6.30pm! Oh boy I was SO happy! It didn't rain for long but it cooled everything... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2015 at Art for Heart's Sake
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Hi on what is going to be a very hot Monday again. I went next door to do one hour's gardening this morning and am hoping to get into my own garden sometime today too but I have a feeling it may just be too hot. I need to order... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2015 at Art for Heart's Sake
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Hi on a gorgeous Sunday morning. The sun is shining (oh bother, giggle), we have wall to wall blue skies but at least it's not meant to be quite as hot as it has been recently. Friday and yesterday were fine but with a gorgeous cool breeze blowing, ah bliss!... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2015 at Art for Heart's Sake
Aaaggghhhh I typed a post and it disappeared AGAIN! after the system behaved itself for a few days so I didn't copy it! I'm in the hedge at the moment so will post later on. Smiles.. Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2015 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi on this very sunny late summer's day. This summer has been very hot and dry so everything in the garden is looking a little tired, including me! Late summer tends to be a quieter time in my nursery especially when the weather is dry because there simply is no... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2015 at Perennial Plant Nursery