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Philippa
New Zealand
I have a passion for beautiful everything!
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Hi, yes you guessed it, another beautiful hard frost. I'm leaving in about 45 minutes to go to ballet class and I'm sitting here wriggling my toes, trying to keep them warm. I've just finished cereal with hot milk to keep my inner boiler going! Yesterday pm I vacuumed and... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Art for Heart's Sake
Morning on another beautifully FREEZING morning. We had a gorgeous frost this morning, harder than yesterday but, strange but true, the temperature was 6 degrees C warmer. It was 0.3 this morning instead of -0.3. I took the bin down the drive this morning and spotted ice on the surface... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, oh boy it was cold this morning, -0.2 degrees C which is really cold for the end of May. Squeeeeee, I just love it so much! I adore frosts - they are nature's glitter!! I crunched my way over to the chook house and then through the very white... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Art for Heart's Sake
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Morning on another beautiful sunny morning with a cold breeze! Crikey we need some rain, yes believe it or not we really do! I had to water my vegetables in the kitchen garden yesterday morning which is pretty much unheard of in late May. Oh dear! I also realised I... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi on a very chilly but fine Monday morning. The wind is fairly bitter but it's a lovely day. I've just come back from gardening for an our next door and have watered my nursery. Yikes we haven't had much rain and I've forgotten about the nursery! Some plants were... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi and brrrrrrrrr I am one happy girl.. it's chilly and I love it. The only thing I don't like is having cold tootsies!! I only own a couple of pairs of warm socks, the rest are cotton and let me tell you they are just not cutting it! I... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi on a VERY chilly Saturday morning! It's 10.45am and it's only 7.2 degrees C outside! Crikey and heavens. Oooh and aaaah... I REALLY want to get out to finish the asparagus patch but somehow this temperature is putting me off! I'm sitting here in the house with my outdoor... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, eeeek and aaaaggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! It's Friday morning and I'm rushing around like a chook with her head cut off! I'm about to leave for ballet then grocery shopping plus, plus, plus! I've realised I desperately need to get coal and wheat (chooks/ducks) as well and I only have the little... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2015 at Art for Heart's Sake
Morning on a rather chilly, slight wet Thursday morning. It's raining lightly but it's not meant to last long. I have been sitting here writing plant labels for the punnets I am taking down to Bay Landscapes later today and I've been getting chilly! The fire is going well so... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2015 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, it's 4pm and I'm only just posting this! I've had a lovely day - this morning did the animal tasks, walked the dog and made some pikelets (something I haven't done for YEARS) for morning tea all before 10am! My lovely friend Jacqui came for another art day today... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2015 at Art for Heart's Sake
Morning on a BEAUTIFUL late Autumn morning. It's only meant to get to 14 degrees C today but it's passed that already here, which is good and bad - I'm about to go next door to garden and I'm going to get HOT! Last night I went to the Moscow... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2015 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, it's Monday and I've just been gardening next door for an hour. I've also cleaned out the bunny's hutch, hung out the washing and cleaned out the ash pan under the fire. We are using coal as well as wood this year so I'm putting the ashes on the... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2015 at Art for Heart's Sake
Morning on another stunning late autumn Sunday morning. The sky is blue, the light is gorgeous and it was lovely and cool this morning, just 5.5 degrees C. It is warming up now and I'm hoping a nice cool breeze comes up because I'm getting too hot in the kitchen... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2015 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi on a beautiful Saturday morning. I'm about to leap into the kitchen garden with gusto. I still have lots of gift tags to make but I'm taking a much needed gardening break. Ballet was wonderful yesterday and three of us went for coffee afterwards, which is something I don't... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2015 at Art for Heart's Sake
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Hi, I'm rushing out the door to ballet class this morning so this will be a short post. I took my plants down to Bay Landscapes yesterday afternoon and managed to spend a bit of time on the paperwork for my tax return, yay, finally!! Still loads more to do... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2015 at Art for Heart's Sake
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Hi, squeeee it's raining which makes me happy. It became cloudy just after I woke up but nothing was happening which was frustrating! Nothing worse than a dull cloudy day with no rain. I've had an interesting start to my day, giggle. I took the dog for a walk and... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2015 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, it's a very chilly Wednesday morning and rain is forecast later today. I love it when it's cloudy at this time of year because the autumn colours just GLOW! Outside our dining room windows we have a Prunus Kanzan and it is ''on fire''! It really does take my... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2015 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, firstly I'm so sorry it's been so long since I've posted! I've been frantically busy sowing vegetable and flower seeds, pricking out seedlings, writing labels etc for Bay Landscapes. I supply them with fresh punnets of vegetables and flowers every week and I adore it! Top that off with... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2015 at Perennial Plant Nursery
Hi, and squeeee I'm making good headway on the 38 tags I have underway. I have almost finished them so I will be able to send them away this week, yay! Then I'll start on the rest of the order. I truly love the way the tags come together -... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2015 at Art for Heart's Sake
Morning, it's Monday and I'm about to race out the door to take Monty to the vet to have his staples removed. I cannot wait for him to be without this blasted e-collar.. he's been so frustrated. He came to see me in bed around 5am and for once he... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2015 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, it's another gorgeous late autumn Sunday and this morning I was sitting on the couch with a huge number of ''to-do's'' whirling through my head so I grabbed my diary and made a list! So far I've crossed about 6 things off it so that's something! If I don't... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2015 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, it's Saturday evening and I've just found time to sit down and type this. Yesterday was a busy day, leaving for ballet at 9.15am, then running a few errands and doing the grocery shopping - getting home around 1.30pm. By the time I'd had lunch and put the groceries... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2015 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, on a happy ballet Friday morning. I'm leaving in an hour to go to ballet class, then we'll all have coffee and I'll do the grocery shopping before coming home. I have to walk the dog before I leave so this will have to be a short post today.... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2015 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, it's Thursday morning and I'm about to walk the dog, put my nursery sign out and then carry on working on more gift tags. Yesterday Jacqui arrived at about 10.30am and we had a wonderful day. I worked on priming and hand-painting/embossing more embellishments for my tags and also... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2015 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, it's Wednesday and today is an art day. My friend Jacqui is coming for the day. We have been trying to get together for SO SO long and today is the day. I had to postpone our day last week because of the first lot of gift tags but... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2015 at Art for Heart's Sake