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Philippa
New Zealand
I have a passion for beautiful everything!
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Hi, it's late Tuesday pm and I've had a very busy day. I ended up going to ballet practise this morning because we are able to use the other studio while the ''summer school'' is on! I borrowed the CD for our dance music and had a wonderful practise all... Continue reading
Posted 3 hours ago at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi on a beautiful Monday afternoon even though some heat is back! We have a slightly gusty breeze from the SW again so it won't be long before the 60mm of rain disappears I fear. I'm making the most of seeing gorgeous moist soil while it lasts - my plants... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Art for Heart's Sake
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Hi and crikey the weather was wild overnight with a very gusty NE wind (quite an odd direction for us). We woke this morning to some damage.. nothing too major but definitely more work for both of us... I will have to move a lot of nursery plants so John... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Art for Heart's Sake
....meow, woof!! Yay and squeeee about an hour ago or more it started raining PROPERLY for the first time in quite a while. There are weather warnings out for heavy rain overnight in all areas of Nelson/Tasman with more rain expected in the ranges and over in Golden Bay then... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Art for Heart's Sake
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Hi, ballet practise was lovely today. It was just Kerry and I and we had a lot of fun as well as a good workout. Next week the studio is being used for summer school so there will be no practise which is going to be AGONY for me! It... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, well the rain didn't come to much and I think we had a bit of gusty wind overnight judging by a few things that were blown about when I got up this morning. One really lovely thing though - the air has cleared and it is lovely and cool... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Art for Heart's Sake
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Hi on a lovely wet Wednesday afternoon. The rain started about 15 minutes ago and it's BEAUTIFUL! Big, fat heavy raindrops with a brisk NW breeze to match. We could do without any wind but oh I hope it rains until tomorrow morning!! It's humid as heck too unfortunately but... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Art for Heart's Sake
... broken record, giggle! I'm sorry to keep saying how hot it is but oh brother it is revolting this pm. There is a ''weather bomb'' approaching New Zealand but I think we are only going to get some rain and a strong wind. Other areas in NZ are getting... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi and oops I hope I haven't made you panic.. it wasn't a literal tornado, just me moving my computer to the other end of my desk (nearer the door and the web extender in the house) because my internet speed has been incredibly erratic and driving me absolutely crazy!... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2017 at Art for Heart's Sake
... IT'S HOT!!! Giggle.. I know I'm getting boring but oh my goodness I was SO loving the cooler temps at the beginning of summer. Our usual temperatures are starting to rear their ugly heads, it's 26.3 degrees C here as I'm typing this at 5.45pm... bah bah bah bah!... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2017 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, it's a lovely day today... a bit of cloud and a light breeze this pm that is making for perfect gardening weather. This morning began cloudy but then the sun came out and it got HOT.. I went out into the kitchen garden anyway and managed to plant a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2017 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, oh my goodness I'm melting here - it's so flaming hot and revolting. I was under the impression it was supposed to be cooler today.. well it was first thing this morning but now it's roasting! I gardened next door for an hour after lunch and it almost killed... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2017 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, it rained this morning and into the afternoon briefly and I am so happy! It wasn't nearly enough but totally better than nothing! The wind is meant to change soon which will be wonderful because at the moment it's exceptionally humid and steamy! Ugh!! Yesterday I delivered plants to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2017 at Art for Heart's Sake
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Hi there on a rather hot Tuesday pm. I had ballet practise this morning which was lovely and now I'm labeling seedlings, melting whilst I do it! Aaaggghhhhh tomorrow is going to be even hotter too! We had a bit of excitement here late yesterday. You may remember we discovered... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2017 at Art for Heart's Sake
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Hi honeys, apologies for not posting for a couple of days but we went away for the night this weekend. We went over to Wellington to see the St Petersburg Ballet Theatre perform Swan Lake! This is the first time I've ever seen Swan Lake live and it took my... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2017 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, it's Thursday pm and I've just finished sowing 22 more punnets of seed and have also pricked out some iceberg lettuce and cleome seedlings. I was out all morning, delivering plants to Bay Landscapes, then I picked up some eggs and cat food from our vet clinic, then proceeded... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2017 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi gorgeous ones... it's 7.06pm and dinner is almost ready. I've been busy today - one delivery to Mapua Country Store, followed by another shortly afterwards with more plants because they'd sold more than I thought - must have been yesterday!! I've spent the afternoon working on 20 fairly plain... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2017 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, it's been a gorgeous day today. We woke to light rain and it continued to rain until around 2.30pm which is my idea of unadulterated blissdom!! It was much cooler too, only 13 degrees C when I was driving back from ballet practise at about midday. Aaaaah heavenly -... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2017 at Art for Heart's Sake
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Hi, just a quick post today because it is 8.35pm and we've only just finished dinner. We had friends here for drinks so dinner was a bit late. Yummo though. I'm about to make us ice-creams in a cone with my homemade ice-cream, yummo again! Here is a photo of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2017 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi on the 1st of January, 2017!!! Happy New Year to you all and I hope this year is everything you could wish for an more. My word for this year is JOY.. I'm going to try my hardest to not only feel joy every day but also to spread... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2016 at Art for Heart's Sake
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Hi honeys, it's Friday afternoon and oh ballet practise this morning was AMAZING! I really could feel myself dancing well and it makes me so happy! I even managed to do a few pirouettes which we haven't been practising for months! Squuuuuuuuueeeeeeeeeeee there's hope for me! I'm not sure if... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2016 at Art for Heart's Sake
...2016 re how many celebrities that have died! I have lost count of the number of deaths there have been this year. The one that has touched me the most is George Michael - oh the number of times I danced to his music before I went to work so... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2016 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi honeys, crikey has it been 3 days since I posted... ooops! On Boxing Day I was frantically busy in the morning getting food ready for the picnic we took John's Burmese english student and his 13 year old son on. John picked them up at bout 10.30am and then... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2016 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, wishing all of my gorgeous readers a VERY Merry Christmas. May your Christmas day be full of love, laughter and lots of good food and wine! I'm off to check on Thomas the Turkey who is in the oven!! Smiles.. Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2016 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi there, it is 7.20pm on Christmas Eve and we are about to sit down to the most beautiful cold ham, salad and new potato meal!! It's a family tradition of mine that we don't start the ham off the bone until Christmas Eve usually at lunchtime! We were still... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2016 at Art for Heart's Sake