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I have a passion for beautiful everything!
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Hi, it's Thursday morning and I'm still coming ''back down to earth'' after my exam and euthanasing darling Benjamin on Tuesday. I keep looking for him on the verandah and it feels very weird not having to clean out his crate every morning. I used to cuddle him then too... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, this will just be a short post because I am pretty tired and still have to finish getting dinner. After yesterday's panic re the tendon in my left leg, I managed to do my exam with all my effort and no glitches from my leg. It was a bit... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Art for Heart's Sake
Just in case you want to read more about adductor tendons.. this is really interesting! I think the one that is causing me pain is either the Pectineus or the Adductor Magnus! Darn them... Ruth honey, you'll know all about these! Any advice is welcome!! Smiles... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, it's Monday afternoon and I've been busy pricking out seedlings. I also vacuumed part of the house and cleaned the kitchen and bathroom floors (yes I would love a medal, giggle). It's the day before my ballet exam and the universe has sent me a slight curve ball I... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi honeys, yesterday was our 10th wedding anniversary, plus I had the last ballet class before my exam in three days time (eeeeeeeeeeeeek), John's work Christmas lunch at 1pm and then we went out for our anniversary dinner last evening. Phew needless to say I didn't get much work done!... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, it's lunchtime Thursday and it is an absolutely stunningly beautiful day! There is a divine cool breeze blowing along with blue skies and sunshine. As long as I'm in the breeze the sun is not too hot and it just feels magical out there. Yesterday I delivered more plants... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2016 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi there, we had our last official ballet practise before the exam next week, this morning. It went really well and Kerry, bless her gorgeous heart, took time to run through a few of the steps from Grade 1 and 2 because we might be asked to do some of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2016 at Art for Heart's Sake
...up.. but don't panic, it's not decorated yet! Giggle. This year I'm determined to get our tree decorated on 3 Dec and because we have a really busy week this week I asked John to put it up last night so the tree can ''settle'' before we hit it with... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2016 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, and yes I've done it again! The last two days have just completely disappeared into the ether it seems! Firstly a Monty update - he's FINALLY back to his old self and I'm just hoping he stays that way. He followed me out to the chook house this morning... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2016 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi there and yes I'm squeeing because the temperature is cooler today. It was fairly hot overnight and the temperature in the bedroom didn't go below about 21.7 degrees C, hence I didn't sleep very well. I kept waking up! This morning it was still quite warm but now the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2016 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi there, well much to my disgust it's REALLY hot today! We had 25 degrees C predicted so I'm hoping it doesn't get any hotter than that, which to me, is already pretty unbearable. It's not meant to last, we have showers predicted for tomorrow and some rain on Friday.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2016 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi on a very blustery warm Monday morning. Eeeeek I can feel summer approaching and I'm NOT READY!! Yikes and eeeeeek again. The wind today is a warm SW. I am about to head out the door to an optometrist appointment via the vet again. Darling Monty is still not... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2016 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, it's Sunday pm and I'm about to head back out to the studio garden to carry on weeding. It's a tough garden to work on but I am determined to get it looking good because it is the first garden we see when we come up the drive. I'm... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2016 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi honeys, it's Friday evening and my computer is now in the dining room while John tries to work out what is going on. My computer was working like a dream on the internet yesterday - really fast. Today, NO NO NO NO, fright from the first minute I turned... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2016 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi honeys, sorry I missed yesterday, I was having internet issues AGAIN! It is possible they are now finally sorted, fingers crossed!! Well it seems mother nature really has it in for NZ this week. Wellington (capital city) was completely cut off by major flooding on Tuesday as if earthquake... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2016 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi there, well I managed to sleep last night thank heavens... I went to bed just before or around 10pm totally exhausted. I did wake up about 4 times during the night but I forced myself to not think about the possibility that it was an earthquake that woke me... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2016 at Art for Heart's Sake
Just in case you want to keep an eye on the number of aftershocks, here is a link to the Geonet site. It's amazing when you see how many there have been already.. and a lot of them 1-2 minutes apart, crikey!! I'd rather not look!! Smiles.. Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2016 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi there, yesterday was a pretty good day - I spent most of it in the kitchen garden because the rain stopped in the morning. I managed to weed one long bed and I've sown some sunflower seeds in it. It's a type called Golden Crown which is a commercial... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2016 at Art for Heart's Sake
... but I don't really mind that much! I was intending to spend the day in the garden, weeding and planting more vegetables and tomatoes but the weather has put paid to that one. Instead I decided I couldn't put off emptying some of the boxes of family treasure from... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2016 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi there honeys, well it's Friday night and I've had a good couple of days, especially ballet-wise! Today I could honestly feel that I'm starting to refine each part of my ballet exam pieces. I know the moves now, with the odd hiccup so I am trying to concentrate on... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2016 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi there, it's Wednesday night and all eyes and ears seem to be on the USA election. The only thing I will say is what a weird political climate the USA seems to have. Why only have two terms of office for a President. This doesn't give enough time, in... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2016 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi honeys, oh my goodness ballet practise this morning was just AMAZING! On Tuesdays my fellow exam student, Susie and I get to practise together with our fellow classmate Kerry who is training to be a ballet teacher. I can't tell you how wonderful she is - just a natural... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2016 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi on a very soggy Monday pm! Today it was meant to be high cloud with just the very odd afternoon shower. Hmmmm it's been raining lightly since before lunch and now has settled in fairly steadily!! Say what?? This morning I took darling Monty to the vet and he's... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2016 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, it's a rather wet Sunday pm and I'm tossing up whether to work on my gift tags or whether to give myself some much needed ''time out'' and do some art for me! I have just come in from doing some rather randomly hard weed pulling at the far... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2016 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi there and squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee I'm so excited. I did some gardening in the kitchen garden this morning, planting a yellow courgette and also a lovely italian one, plus some celery plants. I weeded another bed ready to sow more carrots and then after lunch I planted two tomatoes - one... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2016 at Art for Heart's Sake