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Philippa
New Zealand
I have a passion for beautiful everything!
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Hi and eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek I am in such a whirl at the moment. It's officially the first day of Spring and I have to say it REALLY feels like it! I'm in shorts, yes eeeek again, my white legs are on show! I rushed out this morning to give my glasses... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Art for Heart's Sake
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Hi, oh we had such a lovely day yesterday. The trip to Golden Bay was magic, such beautiful countryside. I managed to get a few photos taken 1/3 of the way back up the hill on the way home and I'll post them as soon as John's uploaded them from... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, giggle, no not me! We are heading over the Takaka Hill to Golden Bay today to take my art and gift tags to The Langford Store where they will be exhibited throughout the coming Spring/Summer etc season. I am so excited and delighted to be asked. I love the... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, phew yesterday I really slogged it in the perennial garden. I planted a mulberry tree near my glasshouse and have perennials in this bed too. Little did I know the mulberry tree wouldn't put roots downwards but across the garden. Oh brother, what a twit (nz for silly person)... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi and wow I've broken my habit of not going into Nelson very often! Yesterday I took my picture in to be professionally packed and priced and this morning I had to go back in early to sign the paperwork because they agreed to a price that meant I could... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, yikes I took my, oops Kathryn's painting, in to be professionally packed this morning and I'm waiting for a phone call to let me know it's ready to be sent. It's really exciting and I love that my painting is going to be in someone's home, being enjoyed. On... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Art for Heart's Sake
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Hi, oh my I am so excited. I've been wanting to tell you this news for the past week but wanted to wait until true confirmation came through. I've sold my painting ''Into the Sunset'' to a lovely woman in Mississippi, USA!! I can't believe it and am truly humbled,... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Art for Heart's Sake
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Morning on a truly beautiful Sunday morning. It started off slightly cloudy but that has been replaced by blue sky and sunshine again. I'm going to spend most of the day weeding the perennial garden. I made a start yesterday and I've decided I'm going to work my way from... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2014 at Art for Heart's Sake
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Hi there, here she is, my gorgeous double hellebore (winter rose). I just love the way she looks straight at me! Today is a bit of an odd day! We have friends coming over for afternoon tea and I've decided to bake a peach tea cake. I just looked at... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2014 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi on Friday afternoon! I had to rush out of the house this morning to get to the farm shop for our vegetables and to drop off 14 punnets and 5 potted plants to Bay Landscapes. My plants have started to ''tick over'' quite nicely now and it is so... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2014 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi there, this will be a fairly short post today because my head is bursting with all of the things I need to do. Spring is approaching really fast and I suddenly realised this morning I desperately need to get my tomato seed sown, eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek, as well as splitting up... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2014 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi on a rather grey Wednesday morning. We had a bit of rain overnight but it's just been cloudy this morning. Yesterday I spent quite a bit of time working out which plants I need for mail orders so today I'm going to move them all to a totally separate... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2014 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, on Tuesday morning, back in our slice of paradise. It was so good to see my gorgeous Mum and to catch up with my sister too. We had a good time, with just a little blip re Mum's health - she gets dehydrated very easily which makes her feel... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2014 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi yes I'm still here. Crikey I haven't posted for 2 days! I'm at my sister's house with wireless internet so yay I can post. All is going well, lovely to see mum and getting into my sister's garden today. Judith has the most gorgeous dog and cat so I'm... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2014 at Art for Heart's Sake
Giggle I realised the punctuation is coming out strangely on this iPad keyboard. Oh well.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2014 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi from Mum's house in New Plymouth!! I had a good early flight from Nelson to Palmerston North at 7.40am, picked up my rental car and drove for 3 hours to get here. I stopped at the supermarket on my way to mum's which was just as well because she... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2014 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, this is just a quick post because I'm about to leave for the airport to catch my flight to Palmerston North and then grab a rental car for the 3 hour drive to New Plymouth. I'll post more later today. Big smiles.. Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2014 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi there, it's Tuesday morning and I'm packing ready for my 5 nights away visiting my Mum and sister. It won't take me long to pack for obvious reasons but it's amazing how many ''little things'' you need just to go away for 5 nights, especially when it's still winter.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2014 at Art for Heart's Sake
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Hi, yesterday I took a break from posting mainly because we were head down bottom up in the kitchen garden for most of the main part of the day. Here are 5 photos so you can see what I've been talking about over the past few weeks. After yesterday I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2014 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, it's Saturday early pm and we went out this morning to give the dog a walk somewhere different (hmmm I must take my phone with me next time so I can take pics) and so I could get a cheap pair of comfortable track-style shoes that are lightweight for... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2014 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi and yay, winter is back, if only briefly I fear! We have a gusty SW wind that is cold and the odd shower passing through. Parts of the south island are getting lots of snow too, but not us, boo hoo! We are set for a cold night at... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2014 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi on a beautiful Thursday morning. The sun is shining, there is a light N breeze blowing and I'm about to go out into the kitchen garden to weed. Yesterday pm I got my eyes tested and all was good on the non-glaucoma front. I think I mentioned Mum got... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2014 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi and crikey there's a cold SW wind blowing today - what a contrast to yesterday's spring-like weather. It was a gorgeous day yesterday and I spent the entire day out in the kitchen garden. I weeded my roman globe artichoke bed and mulched part of the hornbeam hedge. The... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2014 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi on a gorgeous Tuesday morning. There is a light breeze blowing thank heavens - hopefully our very squidgy ground will start to dry out a bit. I tried to weed a section of the perennial garden yesterday but there is just no point. The ground is so wet I'm... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2014 at Art for Heart's Sake
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Hi, I took this photo on our way to our friends' house for dinner last night. This was just the beginning of the most beautiful rainbow I have EVER seen in my entire life. I was gobsmacked and I couldn't take my eyes off it. It gradually grew into a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2014 at Art for Heart's Sake