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Philippa
New Zealand
I have a passion for beautiful everything!
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Hi on a slightly cool but fine Monday, except for a few clouds floating over the sun every so often. For a little while late morning it felt like Spring again but it seems to have cooled off again now. Yesterday we did get a few more squalls of heavy... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi there, it's Sunday morning and I was expecting it to be pouring with rain but so far we've just had a few heavy ''showers'' with dribbly bits inbetween. It is so frustrating when they issue weather warnings and they turn out to be nothing particularly exciting! Giggle. This morning... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, it's Saturday evening and I have about 2 seconds before I need to leap back into the kitchen to complete my lamb curry, baked potato and peas for dinner. Yes most people have rice with curry, but not us!! We love a baked potato, there's something about that luscious... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, it's Friday afternoon and I'm about to head to my neighbour's to plant some very pretty primula in a fairly dark part of her garden by their front door! These primula are white ones and also shades of pink and they look fabulous in shady areas at this time... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Art for Heart's Sake
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Hi, oooh I'm so excited, look what John bought me home from the UK (he's been away over there for two weeks with his son). Aren't they gorgeous!! Royal Horticultural Society Seal of Approval, deer skin kid gloves for pruning nasty prickly creatures like roses, gooseberries, brambles and more! Oh... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, ermmm I was sure I'd posted yesterday, I really was!! Dang and blast it... I had a very busy day what with one thing and another, mainly the other which was irksome!! I got the plants I'm taking to Bay L tomorrow labeled and in the farm shed just... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Art for Heart's Sake
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Hi there it's Monday and yes, yesterday came and went again! Crikey I don't know where the time's been going lately. I was very busy doing lots of little things, mainly inside the house because the weather was murky. It started to rain off and on in the afternoon. One... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2016 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, yes Friday came and went in a rush of activity! I had to leap out the door just after 9am to go to ballet class and from there went to coffee with a couple of my classmates, then grocery shopping, then vegetable shopping, then home at 2.15pm. I gulped... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2016 at Art for Heart's Sake
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Hi, it's a gorgeous Thursday morning and I say gorgeous because there is a beautiful strong breeze blowing.. I wouldn't exactly call it windy but every so often there is a good ''puff'' of breeze. I love feeling the air moving which sounds very weird when you think I lived... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2016 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi there, it's Wednesday evening and I'm about to get my dinner into the oven! I've had a busy but rather unusual day today. I did lots of ''this and that'' this morning including doing 1 hour's gardening for my neighbour. I then scoffed my lunch at the rather icky... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2016 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi and ermmm where did yesterday go. I spent most of the day working through a rather lengthy to-do list! Did I put ''type a post'' on that list, no!! This morning I woke to an unseasonably mild morning and it has been more like Spring today than early winter.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2016 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, I woke to cloud and a few spots of rain and thought ''yay an inside day''.. unfortunately the rain has stopped and it is just grey and chilly. I'm taking a break for a morning tea cuppa - I've been in the tunnel house cutting back my one cocktail... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2016 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, it's a stunning early winter's day but it really still feels like autumn. It was chilly this morning but now it's fairly warm and joy of joys, we have a light SW breeze blowing! It's the first time the air has moved in days and I love it! I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2016 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi there, oh boy it felt REALLY strange not to be posting each day on here this week. Margaret arrived Monday pm and we were just full-on talking about plants, cutting down a pittosporum so now we have a lovely clear view down to the pond again from the kitchen... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2016 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, yes well, ermmmm yesterday came and went rather quickly. I was really busy doing all sorts of things because I have one of my dearest friends coming to stay for three nights, arriving this afternoon. Speaking of which I don't have much time to type this because I desperately... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2016 at Art for Heart's Sake
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Hi, oh squeeee I slept so much better last night and feel positively lively today. Well I did until I spent 1.5 hours slogging in the asparagus patch pulling out couch (cooch) grass! Now I'm pooped and I still have to fill the wood box before I get greens for... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2016 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi and yes I'm sorry but I'm squeeeeeeing here. It must get a tiny bit boring hearing about my ballet. Ballet class was just so wonderful and I found that after three days straight of doing ballet for at least 1 hour I was actually stronger today! I managed to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2016 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi there, well for some daft reason I slept in this morning and it's completely thrown my routine out of whack! I loathe sleeping in and always have. Some people can stay in bed all of Saturday and Sunday mornings, NOT ME!! I love nothing more than to be in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2016 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi there, it's officially the first day of winter and I couldn't be happier!! Yes, I know, I'm strange.. giggle! Yesterday the day just sped by, hence no post I've just realised, eeeek! I spent most of yesterday writing plant labels and labeling plants to take to Bay Landscapes tomorrow... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2016 at Art for Heart's Sake
.... keep my feet warm in the farm shed!! It's a rather chilly morning - it started at about 3.9 degrees C and then the cloud came over! The sun is trying to peek through now and then but not very successfully. I, for one, adore cold weather but the... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2016 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, oh boy am I glad it's Sunday because it means yesterday is now behind us!! What an evening we had. As I mentioned we had a near-miss fire - I can't believe I turned the wrong element on.. crikey! Here are a few more details. I put on an... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2016 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi there, a super quick post because dinner is almost ready.. we had a fright tonight.. our smoke alarm didn't work when I was busy helping John sort out clothes and unbeknownst to me I'd turned on the wrong element resulting in a very acrid smoke producing handle of a... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2016 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi on a rather chilly Friday evening.. brrrrrrrrrrrrrr! Since I've been doing ballet I've lost a few kilos and I can tell you I am noticing it now that the weather is getting colder. I love this weather but oh boy I need some REALLY warm layers! I only have... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2016 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, it's lunchtime on Thursday and I've been struggling to find my motivation all morning! It all started when I woke up and heard fairly heavy rain on the roof.. what????!!!! I love it but I had it in my mind that I would garden at my neighbour's for an... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2016 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi there, it's Wednesday pm I've been squelching around the property after rain off and on since yesterday late pm. I have just finished pricking out some broccoli seedlings. My seedlings' growth is slowing down now as we head into winter so not everything is ready to be pricked out... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2016 at Art for Heart's Sake