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Philippa
New Zealand
I have a passion for beautiful everything!
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Hi from sunny New Plymouth!! I suddenly realised I haven't posted for 4 days!!!! That's a first and tells you how frantically busy I was this week. It was my birthday on wed and I had a good day, especially at ballet open class then meeting a friend's daughter for... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, it's Tuesday evening and oh my goodness I'm having SUCH a special week! For once my seedlings etc are taking a bit of a back seat which makes me feel VERY guilty but this is something I needed to do for me! I am attending open classes at a... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi honeys, I hope you're having a wonderful Easter wherever you are! Well Fiddler is done and dusted - we had our final performance on Wednesday night then a quick bite to eat (Indian food at 10.30pm.. ewwwwwwww).. plus some speeches and presentations to the directors etc. We were also... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2017 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, it's a very wet Wedneday morning and I'm just back from delivering plants to Mapua Country Store. Luckily it didn't really rain while I was there because it was pretty steady beforehand. Tonight is our last performance of Fiddler and I have mixed emotions about it. I will be... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2017 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi all, it's Monday morning and I'm more than a little jaded! As of yesterday afternoon we've done 8 performances (including 3 dress rehearsals) in a row!! Yesterday was a matinee and I have to say the audience was a bit flat which is a bit of a shame because... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2017 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, it's Saturday early pm and we're about to eat our main meal for the day. Last night we performed in front of a full house in the Theatre Royal in Nelson which is almost unheard of for a local production. How special is that??!!! Tonight we're up in Motueka... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2017 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, it's Thursday morning and it's been such a busy week! Head hitting pillow midnight every night! We had our final dress rehearsal on Monday night and then the preview performance with a small audience. It felt strangely wonderful to see people sitting in the theatre. Last night was opening... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2017 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, well it's here.. it is now officially ''Fiddler on the Roof'' week.. We had our first rehearsal at the Theatre Royal last night and it was amazing to be performing on that stage! It is such a gorgeous intimate local theatre so it's a dream come true for me.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2017 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, it's Friday morning and I'm about to leap into the car to head to ballet class. We had our rehearsal on Wednesday night and it was another late one - 10.30pm so didn't get to bed until just after 11pm. I was half dead yesterday, needless to say. Heaven... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2017 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi honeys, it's Wednesday afternoon and I'm about to label plants to delivery to Bay L tomorrow morning. I normally do them on Tuesdays but my ballet times have changed. I now go to ballet class, extra Grade 4 & 5 classes 45mins each late Tuesday pm and ballet practise... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2017 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, it's Monday morning and I've had a crazy few days! On Thursday I delivered plants to Bay L and then left for ballet at 2pm, had practise then class at 4pm followed by a dash home for an omelet and then out again to Fiddler rehearsal. Friday morning I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2017 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi honeys, just a quick post because I'm about to leap out the door to ballet. I'll post about the last couple of days this pm. Smiles... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2017 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi there, it's been another busy week this week so far with more rehearsals on Monday night - it was the first time we went through the songs with the orchestra (11 musicians). It sounded really good and we got home just after 9.30pm. Yesterday I went to ballet practise... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2017 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, it's Monday early pm and I've just finished my lunch. On Saturday I had ballet class in the morning and then I bagged the apple sauce I made late Friday pm. I went out into the paddock to limb up some more trees and John joined me, dragging the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2017 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi there, it's Friday pm and I'm about to head next door to do some gardening for my neighbour. Yesterday I delivered plants to Bay L then came home via our local farm shop for some vegies. I got 6kg of beautiful large sauce tomatoes for $9 so I'm going... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2017 at Art for Heart's Sake
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Hi, it's lunchtime on Wednesday and we woke to 8.5 degrees C and a very heavy dew! I was a bit perturbed to see condensation at the bottom of some of our doors and windows though, eeeeek... We have stunning sapphire blue skies and sunshine without it being too hot,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2017 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, it's Tuesday pm and I had a lovely time at ballet practise this morning. It felt so good dancing after having a week when I couldn't! Wow!! Also made my soul feel so much more settled. I've been rushing every since, labeling plants for delivery this week and organising... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2017 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi on a lovely drizzly Monday morning. I've just been thrashing out my Mud Cakes and Roses column which was due in on Friday the 10th. It completely slipped my mind because I was in New Plymouth but I got an extension to lunchtime today which is so lovely of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2017 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, I'm so sorry for my silence and I have to be honest.. it completely slipped my mind to update my blog! I've been in New Plymouth for the past 6 days with my gorgeous Mum who broke her hip and then developed bowel complications. As of last Monday we... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2017 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi there, I've had a very busy day so far although part of it has involved having my hair trimmed so that wasn't exactly hard work! I delivered plants to Mapua Country Store, came home for a quick cup of tea and then left to get my hair trimmed. I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2017 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, here is the link to the newspaper article they wrote after talking to me about the accident. http://www.stuff.co.nz/nelson-mail/news/89857710/witness-describes-hearing-horrific-accident-after-fatal-crash-near-nelson Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2017 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, well yesterday was a fairly eventful day and not in a good way! I was sitting in my studio enjoying a cup of tea at about 10.45am when I suddenly heard a muffled bang, then another louder bang and the most hora rendous noise of what sounded like screeching... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2017 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi there, it's Sunday morning and I'm about to leap out into the garden while I can. I say leap but my left knee is playing up again so I'm not doing anything too radical. I felt it twang a bit at ballet on Friday morning when I was doing... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2017 at Art for Heart's Sake
Very quick post, busy day.. now about to eat dinner.. More tomorrow.. hugs and smiles Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2017 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, oh brother I had no idea the last time I posted was 3 days ago. This week seems to have been completely mad even though we haven't had any Fiddler rehearsals since last Sunday! I was going to have a week of calm to catch up on sleep etc... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2017 at Art for Heart's Sake