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Philippa
New Zealand
I have a passion for beautiful everything!
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Hi honeys, oh boy I've done it again... I must stop apologising for not posting daily the way I used to - the truth is I don't have the time these days it seems. The time I would normally use to do a post is being taken up with website... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Art for Heart's Sake
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Here it is: I love Spring so much. There is such a feeling of new growth and hope in the air and the birds are beyond busy building nests ready for their offspring. We had a fairly good week weather-wise with less rain than we've had lately. We did get... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2017 at Art for Heart's Sake
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Hi honeys, I just breathed a huge sigh of relief because the last couple of times I've tried to sign in over the last few days to post I haven't been able to get onto the site for some reason. Crikey and phew! Yet again my brain is like a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2017 at Art for Heart's Sake
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Hi honeys, well my brain is like a washing machine on permanent spin cycle at the moment. Oh wait - it must be SPRING!! I am eating, sleeping, dreaming, walking, talking, thinking seedlings permanently at the moment. Add to that my perennials for my website and you have total upheaval... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2017 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi there, crikey 7 days since I last posted.. I'm getting WORSE not better! I had a frantically busy rest of week last week because we were going away for the weekend to celebrate my dearest friend's 50th birthday in Wellington. It's daft but it takes as much preparation to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2017 at Art for Heart's Sake
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Hi, we've had a few days of beautiful sunshine and blue skies. The mornings have been chilly and so has the light breeze that's come up every afternoon but at least things are starting to dry out a little! We no longer have a slushy quagmire on the lawn, just... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2017 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi honeys, well yes it's raining again. Last night's weather forecast said fine with sun, ermmmm what's wrong with this picture??!! I know we can't do anything about the weather so I'll just grin and bear it. The area in front of our verandah is a QUAGMIRE..... we had been... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2017 at Art for Heart's Sake
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Hi, well what a rest of week I had last week. We spent Sunday celebrating the life of one of our friends and neighbours. He died after a tragic accident in the USA and his celebration was just so lovely but extremely emotionally draining. Don was such a special man... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2017 at Art for Heart's Sake
Swoon.... Thud!! https://www.georgeandedi.com/product/wrapping-paper/# Oh my goodness isn't this the most GLORIOUS wrappng paper you've EVER seen??!!!! I could just look at it for hours. I discovered this botanical image when we went to Mapua Country Store yesterday and then continued down to Mapua wharf to have a cup of coffee.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2017 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, on a rather lovely Monday morning. We had some rain yesterday morning so everything is feeling very fresh which is so nice! There are a few clouds around but the sun is shining too. Rather weirdly the temperatures are forecast to be very warm this week - eeeeeeeek it... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2017 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi honeys, well I've been busy potting up perennials this week. I've had a bit of an unsettled time because of a friend and nearby neighbour of ours dying after a nasty fall that severed his spinal chord leaving him a quadraplegic while he was on holiday in the USA.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2017 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, oh wow I've broken my own record.. 7 days without posting! Of course it might come as a relief not to have to read my daily doings, giggle! Last week was odd.. there is no other way to describe it. Everything in my world was just slightly off kilter... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2017 at Art for Heart's Sake
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Hi honeys, well I've had a busy few days. I spent most of Saturday in the kitchen garden, planting more vegetables and revamping the covers on some others. Here's a pic: Yesterday morning we went to the Motueka Sunday market (about 20mins drive from here) and I bought the most... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2017 at Art for Heart's Sake
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...but I haven't taken a photo of it yet! I had an epiphany the other day and realised just what I needed to do to my latest painting to make it complete! I was stunned when I'd done it and I'm completely in love with the finished piece now. Okay... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2017 at Art for Heart's Sake
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Hi honeys, well the rest of last week passed in a flash it seems. A lot of New Zealand was struck by a fairly vicious winter storm but not us (oh bother it!). All we got was a cold wind on Thursday, not even a skerrick of rain fell. Other... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2017 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, yes I truly am feeling VERY weather-irked! Nelson/Tasman District pulls people to live here because of the beautiful weather.. unfortunately I love nothing more than dramatic winter weather and changeable weather so the climate here irks me at times! This is one of those times because most of the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2017 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi on a gorgeous Sunday afternoon. The last couple of days have been wintry in the morning with grey skies and cool temps but the afternoons have been beautiful while the sun's out. Today John lit his second bonfire this winter and boy it went up with a whoosh! The... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2017 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi honeys, yet again this week is speeding by! I've been busy pricking out seedlings and dividing and potting up some hardy geraniums for my nursery stocks! I've finally managed to have large enough stock plants of some special ones so I can divide them! Very exciting. The weather has... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2017 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi honeys, well what a weekend we had weather-wise. It started raining on Friday night and apart from a few non-rainy patches it rained most of the weekend - 128mm (just over 5 inches) worth here! Needless to say our ground is BOGGY and I won't be able to do... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2017 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi on a cloudy and chilly winter's Thursday morning! We didn't have a frost this morning because there was too much cloud cover so the temp bottomed at 7 degrees C! On Tuesday afternoon I played hookie from potting up, digging over the old strawberry patch again to get out... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2017 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi on a very proud Tuesday morning here in New Zealand. As you will most likely know by now Team New Zealand have won the America's Cup and I'm so excited for them. I have very strong memories of our win in 1995 because Dad went in to surgery to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2017 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi on a very proud Tuesday morning here in New Zealand. As you will most likely know by now Team New Zealand have won the America's Cup and I'm so excited for them. I have very strong memories of our win in 1995 because Dad went in to surgery to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2017 at Art for Heart's Sake
...the rest of the week go???? I apologise sincerely for my silence.. it just WENT! I've been busy potting up perennials to increase my nursery stocks for Spring, also ordering new business cards and return address labels which I received on Thursday and they're GORGEOUS! I delivered plants to Mapua... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2017 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, it's Tuesday afternoon and I've just finished a lovely 20 minute skype session with Mum. We skype every week which is just wonderful. They wheel her down from the hospital wing of the resthome in her lazyboy chair so we can skype! I love seeing her gorgeous smile and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2017 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, it's Saturday afternoon and a major battle is on! I've let buttercup become tall and absolutely rampant through my perennial garden! EEeeeek what was I thinking! I've been looking at it for a few weeks and today I've taken the major plunge to get it all out - well... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2017 at Art for Heart's Sake