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Philippa
New Zealand
I have a passion for beautiful everything!
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Hi, boy oh boy the weather is hot and sticky at the moment! Ugh ugh pookies!! I don't handle humidity at all well, it makes me feel humphhhhhhy!! More rain is forecast tomorrow evening with possible heavy falls. I love the rain but one thing is for sure the berry... Continue reading
Posted 1 hour ago at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, it's Thurday morning and I'm about to go into Nelson with my lovely friend Janet. My nursery is meant to be open this morning but she really wanted me to go with her so how could I refuse. It's raining this morning.. yes RAINING... yippeeeeee and squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee anyway so... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi it's Wednesday morning and I'm about to go next door to do 2 hours gardening. Yesterday morning I joined John on his lettuce delivery van to go into Nelson to do some Christmas shopping. Not only does it save us petrol, it means I don't need to worry about... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi just a quick post today because I am shooting out the door early to join John on his lettuce delivery run into Nelson this morning so I can do a bit of Christmas shopping without having to worry about parking. More later honeys. Smiles.. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi on a stunning early summer Monday morning. It's such a gorgeous morning.. the air was cool up until about 1 hour ago which was just divine! Now the sun is burning a hole in my skin within 3 minutes of being out in it which is such a pookie!... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi there, the work party last evening was fun! It started with me having to herd our teenage ducks back to our property in two groups. They went next door for the lunchtime feed for the first time and then didn't have a clue where they were poor things. I... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, it's Friday already.. eeeeeeek.... I'm off out this morning to get our vegetables and then go on a pressie hunt. Christmas is creeeeeeeeeping up on me! Last evening we went out to an art exhibition opening. There were only about 7 pieces of art but they were really lovely.... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Art for Heart's Sake
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Hi, yikes it's two weeks until Christmas Day and we still haven't written our overseas christmas cards! Ruth honey they will arrive I promise, eeeeek! Something keeps getting in the way of my sitting down to address the envelopes! Yesterday it rained all day.. glorious, glorious rain! Today I can... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2014 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi on Wednesday pm and the very happy bunny is ME!! It's RAINING!! It's been raining since this morning and I couldn't be more happy if I tried. I can hear all of my plants breathing a HUGE sigh of relief. This is the first day of rain we've had... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2014 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, heavens to mergatroid, where is this month going?????? I had every intention of posting yesterday but time just got away from me. As it was I forgot to record my radio show early in the morning and had to phone the radio station in a bit of a panic... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2014 at Art for Heart's Sake
... you realise your favourite string of really bright Christmas tree lights is kaput.. aaaggghhhhhh! For some reason it really threw me into a tizzy last night when they didn't work. We have 2 small strings of fairly dull lights, 1 medium length of bright lights and the one that's... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2014 at Art for Heart's Sake
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Hi there, oh my goodness, it's Saturday at 6.25pm!! We've had a busy day and we were out from 9.45am until after 2pm. I had to drop some colour labels down to Bay Landscapes because I forgot yesterday and then we went to do a bit of Christmas shopping and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2014 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi honeys, oh my garden is giving me such joy at the moment. I took our camera outside early this morning and took photos of the beautiful boofy paeony poppies and lots of hardy geraniums, especially new colours of G. pratense (meadow cranesbill) that have popped up! I am SO... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2014 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi and oh brother, I am going to be running today.. not literally just lots to do! I'm off next door to do an hour's gardening for my neighbour, then home to open my nursery and display art. Normally on Wednesday I sort the plants I want to take to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2014 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, I didn't get a chance to post yesterday because it was our 8th wedding anniversary. I had a surprise in store for John last evening so I was rushing around except for having a delicious lunch. John has the day off today so we are going out to do... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2014 at Art for Heart's Sake
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Hi, it's late Monday morning and I've just finished displaying my christmas tags, tealights and other goodies on the verandah while my nursery is open. I've used the Christmas tree I had for the stall on Saturday and it looks really pretty. I must take a photograph for you. I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2014 at Art for Heart's Sake
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Hi, it's Sunday mid-morning and I am completely and utterly shattered today. I think all of the hard work and stress over the past few weeks has caught up with me today. That's okay by tomorrow I will be a new woman! Giggle. Here are a few photos of beautiful... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2014 at Art for Heart's Sake
...but very happy! The market stall went really well and I sold quite a lot of plants and tea light holders which everyone loved. The weather was a bit iffy.. sun, gusty wind that keep coming and going (thank heavens we didn't have a gazebo as people with them were... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2014 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi there, it's Friday afternoon and I had my ultrasound this morning. They decided no mammogram was needed as it's only been 6 months since my last one. If something had shown up on the ultrasound they would have done one but the radiographer said all he could see was... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2014 at Art for Heart's Sake
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... you would be able to smell this!! This rose popped up in the garden by my studio about 2-3 years ago. I think a bird must have dropped a seed because I certainly didn't plant it. This beauty has moss rose-like buds with a pine fragrance and the fragrance... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2014 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, crikey this morning so far I've rescued two fledgling sparrows from Monty! It could very easily be the same poor wee sparrow. We let Monty out this morning with strict instructions to have ''no birds'' and darn it about 3 minutes later in he came with the fledgling. I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2014 at Art for Heart's Sake
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Isn't she beautiful.... I adore Shirley poppies and I have quite a few coming into flower now. They are so stunning, they just make me smile. Yesterday I got a lot of prep done for my market stall. I finished the tea light holders, priced my gift tags and spent... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2014 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi and yay, yesterday I got my 18 tea light holders done for the market stall. I am so happy with them, they look really pretty. I have a load of photos to take over the next few days - of the tea light holders and my christmas gift tags... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2014 at Art for Heart's Sake
Morning on this magnificent, WET Saturday morning. Oh my goodness I don't think I've ever been so happy to see rain, it's beautiful. I got soaked doing the animal chores this morning but I didn't mind a bit! Yesterday was another full on day. I got to Bay Landscapes after... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2014 at Art for Heart's Sake
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Hi, I was looking back at some of our photos from our European trip in 2012 and I found this photo of the ceiling in a theatre in Venice where we saw La Boheme.. isn't it gorgeous - The entire theatre was so opulent and beautiful it took my breath... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2014 at Art for Heart's Sake