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Philippa
New Zealand
I have a passion for beautiful everything!
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Hi on another!!! beautiful autumn day. I've had a lovely morning and have managed to get some gardening done in part of the flower garden today, yay! I'm going to continue that when my lunch has settled down. I need at least an hour after eating before I can launch... Continue reading
Posted 3 hours ago at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, it's Saturday evening and I'm about to start cooking our dinner. We've had a lovely day today - it started with a trip up to Motueka (around 20 min drive) to try and find a birthday present for my bonus son, David, which we did! We had a lovely... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Art for Heart's Sake
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Hi, it's Friday afternoon and I'm sitting here working on some gift tags for Bay Landscapes. I also need to go out to the tunnel house to check my darling seed trays and seedlings to make sure they don't need watering. I may have to do some pricking out this... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Art for Heart's Sake
....yes it's another lovely day - oh blast and bother! We've more or less had no rain to speak of this month and it is starting to show. I've had the sprinkler on several areas of the garden with more to do. Please do a rain dance for me!!! This... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, it's 4.55pm and I just realised I hadn't written this yet! I've had a funny day today - lots to do but not a lot of motivation! Bah!! I really don't know where the day's gone but I do know that I forced myself to be busy. I labeled... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi there, it's 3.40pm and I'm in the middle of madly seed sowing. By the time I've finished I will have sown 27 punnets of different vegetable varieties, phew! I need to prick out flower seedlings too but keeping vegetable seedlings going in a more-or-less even fashion week to week... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, it's early pm on Monday and it's Anzac Day here in New Zealand. John left at 10am to sing with the choir at a service, then this pm the choir has their two hour concert. I would have liked to have been able to go but I have so... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Art for Heart's Sake
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Hi, it's another... oh dear.. I'm not going to say ''boring'' day weather-wise here, giggle. It is sunny with a stunning blue sky but today we also have a rather LOVELY SW breeze. It is so nice to feel some air movement after day after day of still, fine weather.... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, yikes yes I missed yesterday because Judith (my sister) and I were so busy! We took off to ballet practise at 9.15am and came home afterwards via coffee and two very pretty shops that took a while! After a quick lunch Judith did some weeding for me and I... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2016 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi gorgeous ones, it's been a lovely day here AGAIN!! Crikey this is getting rather monotonous, hehehe.. oh for some cloud cover I say! We're meant to get a tiddle of rain on Saturday and then the long range forecast is for another whole week of blue sky and sunshine..... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2016 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi there, I had a lovely birthday yesterday although the afternoon was a little weird! John spent most of the time in the garage doing something so I'd more or less figured out what my present might be and yes I was right, a table tennis table, squeeeeee! I love... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2016 at Art for Heart's Sake
... to me, happy birthday to me, happy birthday to MEEEEEEEEEEEEE, happy birthday to me! Giggle.. Yes it's my birthday and at 4.50pm today I will officially turn 54!! Crikey.. not that age means a thing to me, I'll still be young at heart when I'm 90!! I've had a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2016 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi there, yes you guessed it, I'm still doing housework!! I left the vacuuming and washing the kitchen and bathroom floors until today because Judith (sister) is arriving on Wednesday for a few nights. I wanted to do it tomorrow but then I realised I would be doing it on... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2016 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi on another beautifully fine (boring...weather....) Autumn afternoon. Yikes it would be SO nice if the weather would just change ever-so-slightly every so often! We have had day after day of fine sunny weather, no wind to speak of but I will say at least it is cooler than it... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2016 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi there, it's almost 6.30pm and oh boy have we had a busy day. My day started with trying to make a decision between going to a wonderful shabby chic market, gardening or housework because my sister is coming to stay for the first time ever for 3 nights this... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2016 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, oh my goodness, it is the most STUNNING autumn day here again. The sky is blue, a light breeze is blowing, the sun is shining and it's the most perfect temperature! Aaaaahhhhhhh, my happy place! Ballet class late yesterday pm was truly wonderful again and I will miss it... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2016 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi there it's Thursday pm and I have about one hour before I get changed to go to ballet class. It's the last class for the term, boo hoo! Two weeks without my Valerie fix! Yes, last evening I suddenly felt slightly chilly so I decided it was time to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2016 at Art for Heart's Sake
Ermmm hi, yes I missed yesterday too. I have been SO busy it is ridiculous! I spent yesterday, sowing seeds, doing 21 tea light holders and working on gift tags, plus lots more! This morning I have packed up 2 plants to post to a client on my way to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2016 at Art for Heart's Sake
..... head down, bottom up in the kitchen garden, weeding!!! I spent all of yesterday weeding my little heart out! I finished the raspberry patch - no mean feat I can tell you! Crikey, the convolvulus and couch grass roots were horrendous. The garden is now thoroughly composted and I'm... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2016 at Art for Heart's Sake
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Hi, it's Friday early pm and I've just finished lunch after getting home from ballet. Class was lovely except our teacher wasn't feeling well at all. She'd been vomiting all morning and I have to say I truly wish she hadn't turned up. Ugh, there is nothing worse than watching... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2016 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi there, it's 6.45pm on Thursday evening and I've been home from ballet class for about 45 minutes. Today was busy - I took my plants to Bay Landscapes via the farm shop for our vegetables. When I got home I vacuumed the house (oh boy did it need it!!),... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2016 at Art for Heart's Sake
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Hi, it's Wednesday afternoon and we've just finished lunch. I spent the morning doing an hour's gardening next door, then writing labels and labeling my plants for tomorrow's delivery. It really felt like Autumn this morning, we woke to 8.4 degrees C which is the coolest it's been in the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2016 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi honeys, it's Tuesday morning and I'm enjoying a much needed cup of tea before I launch myself into the farm shed to sow some seeds. I spent almost all of yesterday pricking out seedlings, mainly pansies and violas. I did get a chance to prick out and pot on... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2016 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi there, it's Sunday pm and the weather is decidedly weird today. It is humid again and there are clouds floating around but when the sun comes out - bang it's absolutely stinking hot!! NO NO NO NO.. go away!! Giggle.. I've spent the morning in the red currant cage... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2016 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi and oh blast and bother it, I just realised I forgot to take my camera with me yesterday afternoon. Aaaggghhhh! I have to tell you the tutu overlay is going to be ABSOLUTELY stunning! Robyn is so clever!! When I got there, there on the table were some gorgeous... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2016 at Art for Heart's Sake