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Philippa
New Zealand
I have a passion for beautiful everything!
Recent Activity
Hi there, I have a happy smile on my face because despite my hand and the predicted weather, I have planted 15 Heather seed potatoes... and 21 Pink Fir Apple seed potatoes!! John rotary hoed one part of one of the main rotational vegie beds in the kitchen garden because... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi there, oh my goodness I've just realised I haven't blogged for 2 days! Crikey, that's a sure sign things have gone mad around here, including me!! Wednesday was really busy - I spent most of the morning writing plant labels and then sowing seeds. I skyped with Mum later... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi honeys, it's Tuesday evening and I need to go and get my dinner started but before that I need to take some tomato seedlings I pricked out late this pm to the tunnel house - not that there's any room for them!! Aaaaggghhhhh! I've had a good day, I... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, it's Monday and somehow Sunday got away from me. David and Kirstin left around 11am and I spent the rest of the day unpacking a couple of boxes from Mum's house and sorting some space in the kitchen. We now have a box of kitchen things we haven't used... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi there, it's Saturday early pm and John is in the process of getting us lunch. I am really irked with myself today. Last evening I managed to really hurt the top of my right hand and I fear I have a cracked bone in the top of it, sort... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, it's Friday evening and this will be short because I'm in the middle of cooking dinner. I've had a really busy day and a bit of an odd one to be honest! It started with John coming out of the bathroom this morning quoting ''Houston we have a problem''.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2016 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi there, it's Thursday pm and in 15 minutes I will be shooting down the drive to go to ballet class - the last class for this term! We've had a break of two weeks from the Thursday Tecnhique and Repertoire class because all of the girls were in Peta's... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2016 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, I've just spent most of the afternoon writing plant labels and labeling plants to take to Bay Landscapes - 106 items!! Crikey Spring madness is here! This morning I had to make an unexpected trip to the doctor, darn it. On Monday morning I was moving the duck pen... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2016 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, it's Tuesday morning and I'm enjoying a cup of tea, taking a break from pricking out petunia seedlings - fiddly little darlings that they are! This season I'm specialising in mainly double varieties because the big hardware store garden centres have all the others and there is no point... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2016 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi honeys, after another very busy day, culminating in John arriving back with a car full of precious family treasures. I am SO happy to have them here as each tiny piece of them reminds me of my childhood in our the gorgeous house I grew up in! Blissful sigh!... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2016 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, it's Sunday evening and I truly don't know where the time has gone since I last posted. I've been busy doing some weeding in the main perennial gardens and also today I managed to do some weeding in the kitchen garden when the rain stopped mid-morning. It's been SO... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2016 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi there, it's Friday evening and dinner is cooking so this needs to be a quick post! I got to skype with gorgeous Mum this pm at her rest home. She was SOOOOOO cute!! I'm going to skype with her every Wednesday pm and if I use my iPad I'll... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2016 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, it's late Wednesday pm and I'm about to go and take Chester for a walk. I've spent almost the entire afternoon writing and labeling plants to take to Bay L tomorrow. I've also laminated some colour labels and done a Spring/Summer info sheet complete with pictures for my vegetable... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2016 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, just a quick post because I need to get my dinner on and phone Mum. I went to my surgeon today for my two year check, which I didn't realise I had to pay for!! Imagine my surprise when I was charged $85 for a 3 minute consultation!!! Phlipping... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2016 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, it's Monday evening and I've had a good, very busy and productive day! I've spent most of it pricking out seedlings and sowing seeds then trying to find room in my tunnel house for all of it! I must take a photo of the tunnel house, it looks like... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2016 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, it's Sunday evening and oh my goodness what a busy day I've had. Thank heavens for my dear hubby who filled around 70 punnets with seed raising mix while I was pricking out yet more seedlings in the morning. I spent most of this pm sowing seeds and still... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2016 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi on Saturday afternoon and I'm truly happy to say I am home again. I miss Mum SO much but it's lovely to be back here. My flights were delayed a bit yesterday but at least they went, unlike the day before. I arrived home via the farm vegetable shop... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2016 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, it's been a few days since I've posted, oh yikes. This week has been beyond busy, organizing mums house now that she is in a rest home. It's gone well though and my sister and I got so much done. There is still quite a bit to do but... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2016 at Art for Heart's Sake
hi my gorgeous readers, so sorry I haven't posted for 3 days. I'm in New Plymouth packing up my lovely mum's house because she's gone into a rest home. I have to say it's been very full on, hard work especially emotionally. we (my sister and I) are getting there... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2016 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi there, just a quick post today because I'm madly pricking out seedlings this pm. I have to fly to New Plymouth tomorrow to help my sister and maybe my brother (he lives in Sydney) clear out Mum's house. As of today my darling Mum is in a rest home,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2016 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi there, I had a completely crazy, very busy day yesterday, hence no post! First things first Mum is still in hospital but is improving. It is highly likely she will be going into a rest home very soon which is the best thing for her. She needs to have... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2016 at Art for Heart's Sake
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Hi, it's Tuesday morning and I'm feeling a little bit better today. I really was feeling completely out of sorts yesterday, especially about my gorgeous Mum. Before I update you on that, here is a photo of my sister and me, taken on Saturday night. I love this photo and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2016 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi here, it's Monday afternoon and we're home. We got back late last night and I haven't been terribly organised this morning. I had to rush off to the doctor because I thought I had the start of shingles happening again but it seems it was a false alarm!! Yipppeeeee... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2016 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi there, oh brother nothing is ever simple around here! Yesterday late pm I suddenly realised Benjamin Bunny, our slightly elderly Netherlands dwarf bunny had completely stopped eating and hard hardly produced any soil matter (a nicer word than poohs.. oops I said it! giggle). This immediately made me think... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2016 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, it's a very dreary Friday afternoon with rain again so I'm holed up here in my studio briefly, before heading out to the tunnel house to see what needs pricking out. Ballet class this morning was wonderful and we are progressing well with our Grade 3 work. The exam... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2016 at Art for Heart's Sake